Scum Detectives Come to Sunapee

On March 6 and 7, a group of scientists, lake managers and LSPA staff and Board members met at the LSPA Learning Center in Sunapee to discuss lake cyanobacteria and algal blooms. Participating researchers in this Sunapee Cyano Summit came from The Netherlands, Dartmouth, Bates, Virginia Tech, Univ. of Wisconsin, UNH, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON) and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. The purpose of the summit was to discuss the biology and potential management of cyanoblooms, with an international perspective, but focused particularly on northeastern oligotrophic lakes. On the agenda were presentations and brain-storming discussions on the “state of the art” ecological knowledge of the sources of cyanoblooms, the current lake and human influences modeling efforts, and the status of potential management techniques.

Click here to read more about the Sunapee Cyano Summit.

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