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Department of Biology, Queen's University, Kingston ON, Canada, K7L 3N6


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The Queen's Department of Biology's Limnology Seminar Series is held weekly during the academic year (as well as special sessions during the summer) to explore topics related to limnology, paleoecology, and aquatic science.  All seminars are held in the EEB seminar room beside the lunchroom on the 4th floor of the Biosciences Complex (Rm. 4338), Wednesdays at 12:30 PM (unless otherwise noted). The current but evolving schedule is given below.  Watch for updates.

Presenters will have the opportunity to meet with limnologists in the department (graduate students and professors) and can be provided with temporary workspace and internet access.  The seminar coordinator will set up the room prior to each seminar.  The department will provide audiovisual equipment and a laptop computer.     

To be added to the e-mail distribution list, or to enquire about presenting a seminar, please contact the coordinators Branaavan Sivarajah (branaavan.sivarajah@queensu.ca) or Cale Gushulak (16cacg@queensu.ca). Thank you for participating!

 

2018-2019 Seminar Schedule (Updated November 1, 2018)

DATE

NAME

AFFILIATION

TITLE


 Sept - 19 - 2018
 

John Smol

Co-Director, PEARL,
Queen's Department of Biology

PEARL orientation

 

Oct - 10 - 2018

 

 

Kristen Coleman

 

PhD Student, York University Department of Geography

 


Assessing the impacts of Dorset Paleoeskimo on freshwater ecosystems at Port au Choix, Newfoundland using paleolimnology

 

 

Oct - 17 - 2018

Departmental Seminar


Brigitte Simmatis

 

MSc Student, PEARL, Queen's University

 


Sedimentary midges as paleoindicatorsof deep-water oxygen conditions across a broad trophic gradient in Boreal lakes

 

Fall Reading Week

 

Oct - 31 - 2018

 

Mike Pope

 

Department of Geography, Queen's University


Multi-year (2007-2017) Mercury (Hg) concentration and fluxes from small High Arctic rivers impacted by landscape disturbances

 

   Nov - 7 - 2018

 

Wolfgang Küfner

 

 

PhD Candidate, Technical University of Munich

 

Mountain lakes in Bavaria, Germany. High diversity in lakes - High diversity in climate change effects?

 

 Nov - 14 - 2018


Christopher Schuh


PhD Candidate, Department of Geology, Queen's University


Geochemical and mineralogical characterization of arsenic in lake sediments impacted by legacy gold mining in the Yellowknife region, Northwest Territories, Canada


 Nov - 28 - 2018

 

Dr. Brian Cumming

 

The importance of scale in understanding sensitivity of boreal lakes to climate: Assessment of long-term monitoring and paleo-records from northwest Ontario

 
Dec - 5 - 2018


Dr. Jeff Ridal

 

Executive Director, The River Institute, Cornwall, Ontario

 


TBA

 

Dec - 12- 2018
(11:30 - 12:30)

 

Craig Onafrychuk


Mapping & Geomatics Team Leader, Provincial Mapping Unit
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
 

 

TBA


Dec - 17 - 2018

Departmental Seminar

 

 
 

Clare Nelligan

 
PhD Candidate, PEARL,
Queen's Department of Biology

 
Assessing long-term environmental trends in Ontario lakes that support lake trout


Dec - 19 - 2018

 

 
Andrew Paterson

 
Research Scientist
Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks

 
TBA


HOLIDAYS

 

 

Jan - 9 - 2019

 

TBA

 

 

 


 

 

   Jan - 16 - 2019

 

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Jan - 23 - 2019

 

TBA


 


 


 Jan - 30 - 2019

 

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 
Feb - 6 - 2019

 

TBA

 

 

 


 

 
Feb - 13 - 2019

 

TBA

 

 

 


 


READING? WEEK


Feb - 27 - 2019


Matthew Peros


Associate Professor, Department of Environment and Geography, Bishop's University


TBA


Mar - 6 - 2019

 


 Matthew Duda

 

PhD Student, PEARL, Queen's University


TBA

 

Mar - 13- 2019

 

 

TBA

 

 

 


Mar - 20 - 2019

 

Lauren Jarvis


PhD Student, Department of Biology, University of Toronto

 


TBA

 

Mar - 27 - 2019

 

 

TBA

 

 

 

 

Apr - 3- 2019

 

 

Maria Sia

 

PhD Student, Department of Geography, Western University

 

 

TBA

 

Apr - 10 - 2019

 

 

Shirley French

 

Nelson Lab, Queen's Department of Biology

 

TBA

 

Apr - 17 - 2019

 

 

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

2017-2018 Seminar Schedule (Updated March 28th, 2018)

DATE

NAME

AFFILIATION

TITLE


  Sept - 13 - 2017
 

Dr. John Smol

Co-Director, PEARL,
Queen's Department of Biology

PEARL orientation

 

Oct - 4 - 2017
Departmental Seminar



Jamie Summers


PhD Candidate, PEARL,

Queen's Department of Biology


Long-term limnological dynamics in multiple stressor systems in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region, Canada.

Oct - 13 - 2017
Departmental Seminar
Room 3110
2:00 - 3:00 PM



Dr. Don Charles


Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science, Drexel University, Philadelphia

 

Diatom paleo research at the Academy of Natural Sciences: Recent and ongoing projects.


Oct - 18 - 2017



Dr. Alan Heyvaert


Director, Center for Watersheds and Environmental Sustainability Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV



Lessons from Tahoe: A short review of times recent and historic.

 

Oct - 25 - 2017


Max Boreux


PhD Candidate,EVEX Lab,

Queen's Department of Geography


Holocene geochemistry of lacustrine sediment from northeast Ontario: a tale of two lakes.

 

  Nov - 1 - 2017



Robin Valleau


MSc Candidate, PEARL,

Queen's Department of Biology


Using paleolimnology to assess the effects of road salt application on zooplankton and diatom assemblages in Jevins Lake in the Muskoka River Watershed, Ontario.


Nov - 8 - 2017

 

Amelia Cox
&
Brett Elmslie

MSc Candidate, Arnott Lab,

Queen's Department of Biology


MSc Candidate, PEARL,

Queen's Department of Biology

Nonlinear effects of aqueous calcium concentration on antipredator response in Daphnia.


Paleolimnological assessment of algal production during the Holocene Thermal Maximum from the sediment record of a boreal lake in Northeast Ontario.

 

Nov - 15 - 2017

 

Dr. Léo Chassiot

Postdoctoral Fellow,
Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), Quebec

 

Lake Pavin: sedimentology, paleolimnology and environmental history of a deep meromictic maar lake.

 

Nov - 22 - 2017

 

Janae Rampone


MSc Candidate,PEARL,

Queen's Department of Biology


Assessing the effects of cottages on 53 lakes in Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada:  A paleolimnological approach.

 

Nov - 29 - 2017


Dr. Carsten Meyer-Jacob


Postdoctoral Fellow, PEARL,

Queen's Department of Biology


Long-term perspective on changing organic carbon levels in SE Canadian lakes using sediment spectroscopy.

 

Dec - 6 - 2017

 

Dr. Lars Tranvik

Professor, Department of Ecology and Genetics - Limnology, Uppsala University, Sweden

 

The big and the small picture of the inland water carbon cycle.



 

Dec - 13 - 2017

 

Dr. Brian Cumming

Co-Director, PEARL,

Queen's Department of Biology

Long-term perspectives on lake eutrophication: Paleolimnological evidence of cultural and climate-induced eutrophication.


CHRISTMAS BREAK


Jan - 10 - 2018

 
Dr. Kathryn Hargan


Postdoctoral Fellow, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA


New biomarkers for tracking past bird populations.

 

Jan - 13 - 2018
Departmental Seminar



Emily Stewart

 

PhD Candidate, PEARL,

Queen's Department of Biology



The role of chironomids as indicators of eutrophication in shallow lakes


Jan - 17 - 2018


Dr. Paul Blanchfield


Adjunct Faculty - Queen's Univeristy, Fisheries & Oceans Canada


Assessing the potential for recovery of mercury-contaminated fisheries.


Jan - 24 - 2018


Dr. Ryan Sorichetti

 
Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change


Chloride Trends in Ontario Lakes and Streams.

 

Feb - 7 - 2018


Dr. Jesse Vermaire


Assistant Professor, Carleton University


Microplastic pollution of the Ottawa and Rideau Rivers.


Feb - 14 - 2018


Dr. Diane Orihel

Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Studies, Department of Biology, Queen's University


Mud: a fuel for algal blooms?


READING WEEK



Feb - 28 - 2018



Dr. Dominique Lapointe


Research Scientist, St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences, Cornwall, ON



Fish in a changing environment: assessing the impacts of human-induced stressors.



Mar - 7 - 2018



Dr. Joshua Thienpont


Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Ottawa
Department of Biology


Assessing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) distribution in lakes of the Peace-Athabasca Delta, Alberta.



Mar - 14 - 2018



Matthew Duda


MSc Candidate,PEARL,

Queen's Department of Biology


Using paleolimnology to understand colonial population trends and limnological effects of Leach’s Storm-petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa).



Mar - 16 - 2018

 

Stephen Anderson


MSc Candidate,

Queen's Department of Biology

 

Environmental monitoring of cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms using small unmanned aerial systems.


Mar - 28 - 2018

 

Dana Cruikshank


Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change


Water quality management of Lake Trout lakes in Eastern Ontario.

 

Apr - 4 - 2018
Departmental Seminar



Andrew Labaj



PhD Candidate, PEARL,

Queen's Department of Biology



Cladoceran responses to environmental change in high elevation Andean lakes.


Apr - 18 - 2018


Kristen Coleman


PhD Student, York University Department of Geography


TBD


2016-2017 Seminar Schedule

DATE

NAME

AFFILIATION

TITLE


  Sept - 14 - 2016
 

Dr. John Smol

Co-Director, PEARL,
Queen's Department of Biology

PEARL orientation


Oct - 12 - 2016
Departmental Seminar
Room 3110
1:00 - 2:00 PM



Shakira Azan


PhD Candidate, Arnott Lab,

Queen's Department of Biology

 

Bythotrephes longimanus and calcium decline, stressors of Canadian Shield lakes

Oct - 19 - 2016

Guy-Thierry Tenkouano

MES Candidate,PEARL,
Queen's Department of Environmental Studies

Environmental impact of activities at the Deloro industrial site (Southern Ontario) on a downstream lake: a examination of geochemical and biological changes

Oct - 26 - 2016

Janae Rampone

MSc Candidate,PEARL,
Queen's Department of Biology

Using the Lakeshore Capacity Model to predict total phosphorus budgets of lakes in Algonquin Park, Ontario

Nov - 23 - 2016

 Julien Fouché

Postdoctoral Researcher, FaBRECC,
Queen's Department of Geography and planning

Pan-Canadian Trends of Optical Properties of Dissolved Organic Matter from Permafrost-soils to Arctic Rivers

Nov - 30 - 2016

Clare Nelligan

PhD Candidate,PEARL,
Queen's Department of Biology

Tracking temporal trends in total phosphorus and hypolimnetic dissolved oxygen in an Ontario Lake Trout lake

Dec - 7 -2016

Katherine Moir

MES Candidate,PEARL,
Queen's Department of Environmental Studies

Recent river recovery or nearshore nutrient nightmare? A paleolimnological assessment of eutrophication trends in Lake St. Francis (St. Lawrence River) over the last 70 years.


CHRISTMAS BREAK

Jan - 18 - 2017

 Dr. Brendan Wiltse

Science and Stewardship Director,
Ausable River Association
Professional photograph
Brendan Wiltse Photography

Ausable River Watershed: A Model for Research and Action

Jan - 25 - 2017
CANCELLED

Lauren Gallant

 MSc Canditate, Environmental Tracer and Contaminants Laboratory, University of Ottawa Department of Biology

-

Feb - 15 - 2017

Aidin Jabbari Sahebari

PhD Candidate, Queen's Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Civil Engineering

Numerical modeling of dissolved oxygen concentrations in Lake Trout lakes


READING WEEK

March - 1 - 2017

Cale Gushulak

PhD Candidate,PEARL,
Queen's Department of Biology

Spatial Statistics and Diatom Community Organization: An Argument against Dispersal

March - 8 - 2017

Lauren Gallant

MSc Canditate, Environmental Tracer and Contaminants Laboratory, University of Ottawa Department of Biology

Examining the contaminant and dietary trends in a 4,000-year-old bat guano deposit

March - 22 - 2017

Erin Suenaga (1)
and

Melanie Overhill (2)

MSc Candidates, Arnott Lab,
Queen's Department of Biology

(1) The effects of multiple stressors on zooplankton community structure in lakes of the Canadian Shield
(2) Intra-Specific Variation in Sensitivity to Low-Calcium in Daphnia pulicaria

April - 12 - 2017

Irene Gregory-Eaves

Associate Professor, Gregory-Eaves Lab,
McGill Department of Biology

TBD

April - 19 - 2017

Geoffrey Hall

Associate Director of the Water Research Center

TBD

April - 26 - 2017

Liz Favot
and
Anya Kochel

MSc Candidates, PEARL,
Queen's Department of Biology

TBD

May - 3 - 2017

Max Boreux

PhD Candidate,EVEX Lab,
Queen's Department of Geography

TBD

May - 10 - 2017

(12-1 PM)

Dr. Jennifer Lento
and
Dr. Isabelle Lavoie

Research Scientist, University of New Brunswick, Department of Biology
Research Associate, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique

TBD

 


2015-2016 Seminar Schedule

DATE

NAME

AFFILIATION

TITLE


  Sept - 23 - 2015
 

Dr. John Smol

Co-Director, PEARL,
Queen's Department of Biology

PEARL orientation

MONDAY
Oct - 19 - 2015
(9:30-10:30 AM)

Dr. Richard Bindler
Carsten Meyer-Jacob

Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Umeå University, Sweden

Human-Landscape interactions: a millennial perspective from Swedish lake-sediment records

Oct - 21 - 2015

Dr. Neal Michelutti

Research Associate, PEARL,
Queen's Department of Biology

Physical lake properties and regime shifts in equatorial mountain lakes

Nov - 4 - 2015

Koli Basu

PhD Candidate, Dr. Davies' Lab,
Queen's Department of Biochemistry

Novel antifreeze protein in Lake Ontario midges

Nov - 11 - 2015

Dr. Benjamin Amann

Postdoctoral Researcher, EVEX Lab,
Queen's Department of Geography

Varved lake sediments for millennial-long hydroclimate reconstructions: a hint from the European Alps

MONDAY
 
Nov - 16 - 2015
(12:30-1:30 PM)

Dr. Rick Battarbee
*To be awarded honorary DSc from Queen's on Nov. 17*

Emeritus Professor of Environmental Change, Department of Geography, University College London, UK

Paleolimnology in the UK: The Early Days

MONDAY
Nov - 23 - 2015
(12:30-1:30 PM)

Dr. Larissa Schneider

Postdoctoral Researcher,
Department of Archaeology and Natural History,
College of Asia and the Pacific,
The Australian National University

Paleoecology "down under": environmental changes through time in Tasmania and Papua New Guinea

Nov - 25 - 2015

Dr. Bruce Anderson

Professor,
Queen's Department of Civil Engineering

Linking urban development, wetland conservation and source water protection: the case for green infrastructure

Dec - 2 - 2015

Dr. Brian Cumming

Co-Director, PEARL,
Queen's Department of Biology

Assessment of Climatic Change in Northwestern Ontario from Lakes: Monitoring and Paleolimnological Perspectives


 


CHRISTMAS BREAK
 

Jan - 13 - 2016

 4th-Year Students

PEARL

-

Jan - 20 - 2016

Dr. Peter Hodson

Emeritus Professor,
Queen's Department of Biology and
School of Environmental Studies

High-Priority Research Needs for Oil Spills in Canada: Report of the Royal Society Expert Panel on the Behaviour and Environmental Impacts of Crude Oil Released into Aqueous Environments

THURSDAY
Feb - 4 - 2-16
(2:00-3:00 PM)

Rachael Melnik-Proud

MSc Candidate, PEARL,
Queen's Department of Biology

Diatoms from Cape Herschel


READING WEEK

 

Feb - 24 - 2016

Dr. Alexandre Normandeau

Postdoctoral Researcher,
Queen's Department of Geography

Sedimentary processes in High Arctic lakes (Cape Bounty, Melville Island): What do sediments really record?

March - 23 - 2016

Jessica Almeida

4th-Year Undergraduate, PEARL,
Queen's Department of Biology

BIOL507 Mentorship Program Presentation

March - 30 - 2016

Dr. Jenny Korosi

Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory for the Analysis of Natural and Synthetic Toxins (LANSET), University of Ottawa

Paleo-ecotoxicology: What can lake sediments tell us about the ecological impacts of aquatic pollutants?

April - 6 - 2016

Branaavan Sivarajah

MSc Candidate, PEARL,
Queen's Department of Biology

Multiple stressors and moving targets: assessing diatom shifts in embayments and lakes in and around Georgian Bay (Lake Huron) using paleolimnology

April - 13 - 2016

Graham Mushet

MSc Candidate, PEARL,
Queen's Department of Biology

Assessing the relative influence of nitrogen deposition and regional warming on scaled chrysophytes in lakes downwind of the Athabasca Oil Sands Region

THURSDAY
May - 19 - 2016
(12:30-1:30)


Cécilia Barouillet

PhD Student, PEARL,
Queen's Department of Biology

TBA

May - 25 - 2016

Dr. Jean-Philippe Jenny

Post-doc, Eau Terre Environment Research Centre, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), Quebec

TBA


2015 Summer Schedule

DATE

NAME

AFFILIATION

TITLE

MONDAY
June - 22 - 2015
(2:00-3:00)
Rm. 3110

Dr. Katrina Moser

Associate Professor, University of Western Ontario, Department of Geography

An informal discussion about C and N isotopes in limnological research

FRIDAY
July - 10 - 2015
(12:30-1:30)

Kristen Coleman

Queen's Biology, MSc Candidate
(PEARL)

Using paleolimnology to reconstruct past environments of lakes affected by direct anthropogenic activities

THURSDAY
July - 23 - 2015
(12:30-1:30)
Rm. 3110

Dr. Katherine Griffiths

Queen's Biology, Post-doc
(PEARL)

High-latitude responses of diatom and chironomid assemblages to regional climate changes and other environmental stressors


2014-2015 Seminar Schedule

DATE

NAME

AFFILIATION

TITLE


  Sept - 24 - 2014
 

Dr. John Smol

Co-Director, PEARL
(Queen's Biology)

PEARL orientation

Oct - 29 - 2014

Moumita Karmakar

Queen's Biology, PhD Candidate
(PEARL)

Importance of climate on boreal lakes from northwest Ontario over millennia: a paleolimnological perspective

Nov - 12 - 2014

Dr. Jennifer Korosi

University of Ottawa, Post-doc
(Dept of Biology)

Application of plant biomarkers in lake sediment cores to track the impacts of climate warming on aquatic ecosystems in the sporadic permafrost zone

MONDAY
Nov - 17 - 2014
(1:30-2:30)
Rm. 3110

Dr. Katrina Moser

Associate Professor, University of Western Ontario, Department of Geography

The effects of climate change and atmospheric pollution on mountain lake ecosystems: lessons from the Uinta Mountains, Utah (USA)


Nov - 26 - 2014

Dr. Shelley Arnott

Queen's Biology, Associate Professor
(Arnott Lab)

Zooplankton response to environmental change in a multiple-stressor world

 FRIDAY

Dec - 5 - 2014
(12:30-1:30)
Rm. 3110

Kathryn Hargan

Queen's Biology, PhD Candidate
(PEARL)

Environmental and climatic change in peatlands and lakes located across the Boreal Shield and Hudson Bay Lowlands of Canada


 


CHRISTMAS BREAK
 

Jan - 14 - 2015

Alex Ross

Queen's Biology, MSc Candidate
(Arnott Lab)

Sudbury influence revisited: The impact of declining calcium on recovery of zooplankton communities from acid-damaged lakes

Feb - 11 - 2015

Dr. Heather Jamieson

Queen's Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, Professor

Giant Gold Mine, NWT: A complex and expensive legacy of arsenic contamination


READING WEEK

 

Feb - 25 - 2015

Dr. Joshua Thienpont

Brock University, Post-doc
(Dept of Geography)

Using lake sediments to assess the impacts of industrial activities on aquatic ecosystems in the central Northwest Territories

FRIDAY
Feb - 27 - 2015
(1:30-2:30)
Rm. 3110

Dr. Max Bothwell

Research Scientist, Environment Canada

The Didymo Story: The role of low dissolved phosphorus in the formation of Didymosphenia geminata blooms


 
Mar - 11 - 2015

Branaavan Sivarajah

Queen's Biology, MSc Candidate
(PEARL)

Are diatoms recovering in previously acidified lakes in a warming world? Killarney Provincial Park revisited after 25 years

Mar - 25 - 2015

Graham Mushet

Queen's Biology, MSc Candidate
(PEARL)

Investigating the impacts of nitrogen deposition and climate warming on primary production in lakes downwind of the Athabasca Oil Sands Region

Apr - 8 - 2015

Max Boreux

Queen's Geography, PhD Candidate

(Lamoureux Lab)

Investigation of the vulnerability of boreal groundwater-fed lakes to environmental stressors based on a lake typology

FRIDAY
Apr - 17 - 2015
(1:30-2:30)
Rm. 3110

Dr. John Smol

Co-Director, PEARL
(Queen's Biology)

The diminishing role of science to policy discussions: Some personal perspectives on what we can do about it

Apr - 22 - 2015

Cécilia Barouillet

Queen's Biology, MSc Candidate
(PEARL)

Investigating the long-term influence of the Bridge River Diversion on sockeye salmon nursery ecosystem productivity in Seton Lake, British Columbia: A comparative paleolimnological study

Apr - 29 - 2015

Emily Stewart

Queen's Biology, PhD Candidate
(PEARL)

Chironomids as indicators of nutrients, oxygen, and climate


2013-2014 Seminar Schedule

DATE

NAME

AFFILIATION

TITLE


  Sept - 18 - 2013
 


Ariel Gittens

Queen's Biology, MSc Student
(Nelson Lab)

To migrate, or not to migrate: Two co-existing strategies  for how Daphnia use environmental gradients.


  Sept - 25 - 2013
 

Dr. John Smol

Co-Director, PEARL
(Queen's Biology)

PEARL Orientation

FRIDAY

  Oct - 4 - 2013
(1:30-2:30)

Dr. Andrew Paterson

Ontario Ministry of the Environment
Dorset Environmental Science Centre

The evolving science of Lakeshore Capacity Assessment


Oct - 9 - 2013

Cassandra Cummings

Queen's Biology, MSc Student
(PEARL)

Climate-related changes in diatom changes in Adirondak reference lakes since pre-industrial times

 

Oct - 16 - 2013


Kathryn Hargan

 

Queen's Biology, PhD Candidate
(PEARL)

Thick-billed Murres as biovectors on Digges Island: Using paleolimnology to enhance our understanding of Arctic biovectors


Oct - 30 - 2013
 

Dr. Joshua Kurek

Queen's Biology, Post-doc
(PEARL)

The mystery of "rock snot" in Eastern Canadian salmon rivers

 

Nov - 13 - 2013


Dr. Joshua Thienpont


Brock University
, Post-doc
(Dept of Geography)

Investigating the cause(s) and implications of rapidly expanding lakes in the Great Slave Lowlands


Nov - 20 - 2013


Dr. Mark McCarthy

 

University of Texas, Post-doc
(Austin Marine Science Institute)

The Hip’s Lake Fever meets Joni Mitchell's River and the Great Big Sea: distal consequences of the failure to control nitrogen in watersheds


Nov - 27 - 2013

 

Sarah Thompson


MASc Candidate
(Dept of Civil Engineering)


Arctic wastewater treatment: a look at algae, sunlight and disinfection


Dec - 18 - 2013


Dr. Andrew Laursen

 

Associate Professor, Dept Chemistry & Biology, Ryerson University

Rethinking what we "know" about biogeochemistry in aquative systems: anomalies as norms and the significance of the trivial


 


CHRISTMAS BREAK
 

Jan - 8 - 2014

Dr. Silvia Newell


Boston University, NSF Post-doc
(Dept of Earth and Environment)

Nitrification in two contrasting environments: the oligotrophic Sargasso Sea and the eutrophic Gulf of Mexico

 

Jan - 22 - 2014

Dr. Michael Twiss


Clarkson University, Professor
(Dept of Biology)

Trace metal roles in nitrification of the Great Lakes: Evidence from the Lower Great Lakes


Jan - 29 - 2014

 

Dr. Neal Michelutti


Queen's Biology, Research Associate
(PEARL)

Unprecedented ecological change in equatorial high mountain lakes


Feb - 12 - 2014


Dr. Jennifer Korosi


University of Ottawa, Post-doc
(Dept of Biology)

Assessing the environmental impacts of in-situ bitumen extraction in the Cold Lake oilsands


READING WEEK

 

    
Mar - 5 - 2014


Daniel Lamhonwah


Queen's Geography, PhD Candidate
(FaBRECC)

Arctic water: How sources and pathways are expected to change with a warming climate


 
Mar - 12 - 2014

Andrew Labaj


Queen's Biology, MSc Student
(PEARL)

Assessing biological recovery of Cladocera from Sudbury-area lakes using paleolimnology


  Mar - 26 - 2014

Dr. Steven Short


Associate Professor, Dept of Biology, University of Toronto Mississauga

The ecology of freshwater phytoplankton viruses: Complex dynamics and new players

 

Apr - 2 - 2014

 

Max Boreux

 

Queen's Geography, PhD Candidate
(Lamoureux Lab)


Environmental controls of lake water chemistry in an esker outwash complex in the Timmins region and their implications for paleolimnological studies 




Apr - 9 - 2014


Moumita Karmakar

 

Queen's Biology, PhD Candidate
(PEARL)

Understanding lake-level fluctuation over the Holocene period in northwest Ontario

FRIDAY
Apr - 11 - 2014
(12:30-1:30)


Dr. Alex Wolfe

Adjunct Professor
Dept Biological Sciences,
University of Albeta

Ubiquity versus endemism in microscopic eukaryotes: Crytpic diversity in the scaled chrysophytes Synura petersenii


Apr - 30 - 2014


Dr. Sapna Sharma

Assisstant Professor
Dept of Biology
York University

The impacts of multiple stressors on aquatic ecosystems: A landscape perspective


2013 Summer Schedule

DATE

NAME

AFFILIATION

TITLE


Jul - 5 - 2013

Dr. Catherine Dalton

University of Limerick


Irish Lake Research

 

Jul - 16 - 2013

 


Dr. Joe Bennett

University of Queensland

Navigating the new realities in peer-reviewed publication


Jul - 18 - 2013

 

Dr. Joe Bennett


University of Queensland


How to avoid common problems in paleoenvironmental assessment models


2012-2013 Seminar Schedule

 

DATE

NAME

AFFILIATION

TITLE


Sept - 19 - 2012
(11:30am)

Dr. John Smol 

Co-Director, PEARL (Biology)


PEARL Orientation


Oct - 3 - 2012
 


Dr. Neal Michelutti

Queen's Biology, Research Associate
(PEARL)

Unprecedented Ecological Change in Equatorial High Mountain Lakes


Oct - 10 - 2012
 

Dr. Roberto Quinlan

York University

America's most polluted lake: a 200-year response to being beaten with a sledgehammer

 

Oct - 17 - 2012

Dr. Joshua Kurek


  Queen's Biology, Post-doc
(PEARL)

Recent environmental change in the Athabasca oil sands region


Oct - 24 - 2012

Dr. Sarah Finkelstein

University of Toronto

Recent progress on pH reconstructions from Arctic lakes using diatom assemblages

 

Oct - 25 - 2012
(EEB)


Dr. John Smol

 

Co-Director, PEARL (Biology)

An EEB talk:
Birds, multiple stressors and sediments: A paleolimnologist’s perspective on ornithology


Nov - 7 - 2012
 

Larkin Mosscrop

Queen's Biology, MSc Student
(PEARL)

Long-term stability of cladoceran communities within small, shallow lakes from Muskoka-Haliburton Region


Nov - 14 - 2012
 

Emily Stewart

Queen's Biology, MSc Student
(PEARL)

Tracking 50 years of eutrophication in the Canadian High Arctic: the sewage ponds of Resolute Bay, Nunavut

 

Nov - 28 - 2012

Dr. Mark McCarthy

University of Texas, Post-doc
(Austin Marine Science Institute)

Lake Fever: eutrophication and the Tragically (Un)Hip role of nitrogen


 


CHRISTMAS BREAK
 


Jan - 23 - 2013


Water Research Centre Student Symposium: 8:30am – 5:30pm (registration at 8:00am), Robert Sutherland Hall
Keynote Speaker: Scott Lamoureux, Geography Department, Queen's University
"Hydrological and sediment transport impacts of permafrost and climate change in the Canadian High Arctic: established and hints of  new subsurface flow paths"

Jan - 30 - 2013

Katie Griffiths


Queen's Biology, PhD Candidate
(PEARL)

Examining the response of High Arctic freshwater diatoms to recent climate change along gradients of elevation and buffering capacity

 

Feb - 13 - 2013

Raphaël Lavoie


Queen's Biology, PhD Candidate
(Campbell Lab)

Migratory fish-eating birds and food web biomagnification: a spatial analysis of mercury


READING WEEK

 

 

Mar - 6 - 2013

Dr. Adam Jeziorski


Queen's Biology, Post-doc
(PEARL)

The Rise of Holopedium and the Jellification of North Temperate Lakes

    
Mar - 22 - 2013
(Joint with Biology Department)



Dr. Howard Riessen



Biology Department, SUNY at Buffalo



Kairomones, Calcium, and Daphnia Defenses in Lakes


Apr - 3 - 2013

Brian Kielstra


Queen's Biology, MSc Student
(Arnott Lab)

Landscape-level effects on a freshwater amphipod at the land-water interface

 

Apr - 5 - 2013
(Biology Departmental)


   Joshua Thienpont

 

Queen's Biology, PhD Candidate

(PEARL)


Examining the impact of regional climate warming and intense localized disturbance on lakes of the Mackenzie Delta region, NWT, Canada


Apr - 10 - 2013


Roxanne Razavi


Queen's Biology, PhD Candidate
(Campbell Lab)

Eutrophication and mercury dynamics: insights from reservoirs in subtropical China

 

Apr - 24 - 2013

 

Dr. Wenwei Ren

 

Tongji University, Shanghai
Shanghai Office of WWF China


  Protection of headwater of Huangpu River in Shanghai, a case study in Dalianhu Lake by  WWF China





2011-2012 Seminar Schedule

                                 

DATE

NAME

AFFILIATION

TITLE


Sept - 21 - 2011

Dr. John Smol 

Co-Director, PEARL (Biology)


PEARL Orientation


Sept - 28 - 2011
 

Larkin Mosscrop

Queen's Biology, MSc Student
(
PEARL)


Stormwater ponds and their significance in the changing urban environment
 


Oct - 14 - 2011
(Friday)
 

Roland Hall

University of Waterloo

Natural processes dominate the delivery of water and contaminants to the Peace-Athabasca Delta

 

Oct - 19 - 2011

Alexandra Rouillard


  University of Western Austraila,
PhD Student

Tracking extreme hydroclimatic variability of an extensive wetland ecosystem in semi-arid inland Pilbara, northwestern Australia


Nov - 2 - 2011
 

Neal Michelutti

Queen's Biology, Research Associate
(PEARL)

Paleolimnology in equatorial high mountain lakes: project design and preliminary results


Nov - 9 - 2011
 

Jenny Korosi


Queen's Biology
, PhD Student
(PEARL)

Anomalous levels of algal production linked to lakewater calcium decline through food web linkages


Nov - 16 - 2011
 

Scott Lamoureux


Queen's Geography (EVEX)

What is the environmental signal in clastic varved sediments?

 

Nov - 30 - 2011

Michelle Brazeau

Ottawa University

The historical deposition and microbial redox cycling of mercury in northern Ontario lake sediments

 

Dec - 7 - 2011

Adam Jeziorski

 

Queen's Biology, Post-Doc
(PEARL)

Aquatic ecosystem responses to rapid recovery from extreme acidification and metal contamination in lakes near Wawa, Ontario

Dec - 15 - 2011

Norman Yan


York University

 
The risk to zooplankton biodiversity of the spread of Bythotrephes in Ontario


 


CHRISTMAS BREAK
 


Jan - 11 - 2012

Joshua Thienpont


Queen's Biology, PhD Student
(PEARL)

Biological responses to permafrost thaw slumping in lakes of the Mackenzie Delta uplands


Jan - 18 - 2012

John Smol

Queen's Biology (PEARL)

A brief history of paleolimnology: where have we been? and where might we be going?

Feb - 1 - 2012

Robert Alvo


Conservation Co-op, Ottawa

Common loon breeding success in relation to lake pH and size

 

Feb - 15 - 2012

Angelo Sorce


Queen's Biology, MSc Student
(PEARL)

Climate change and a biomanipulation in two Ontario Shield lakes: a multi-proxy paleolimnological analysis


READING WEEK

 


Feb - 29 - 2012

Brian Kielstra

 

Queen's Biology, MSc Student
(Arnott Lab)

How landscape characteristics may influence the colonization and distribution of a freshwater amphipod in disturbed environments

 

Mar - 7 - 2012

Mike Yuille

Queen's Biology, MSc Student
(Arnott Lab)

Ecological effects of Hemimysis anomala on the nearshore fish communities of Lake Ontario


Mar - 14 - 2012

Emily Stewart

Queen's Biology, MSc Student
(PEARL)


Contrasting the effects of climate, nutrients, and oxygen on chironomid assemblages in eutrophic Arctic ponds

Mar - 28 - 2012

Kathryn Hargan


Queen's Biology, PhD Student
(PEARL)

Developing tools for the study of northern peatland ontogeny: deciphering the ecological optima of diatoms


Apr - 4 - 2012

Moumita Karmakar


Queen's Biology, MSc Student
(PEARL)

Understanding lake-level changes within Gall Lake in northwestern Ontario over past 2000 years


Apr - 11 - 2012


Kristina Arseneau


Queen's Biology, PhD Student
(PEARL)

Understanding the impact of multiple anthropogenic stressors on Adirondack (NY, USA) lakes - a paleolimnological approach



2010-2011 Seminar Schedule


                                 

DATE

NAME

AFFILIATION

TITLE


Sept - 22 - 2010


Dr. John Smol 


Co-Director, PEARL (Biology)


PEARL Orientation

  Sept- 29 - 2010
 

Dr. Roberto Quinlan

York University


The ecology of benthic macroinvertebrates in central Nunavut lakes and ponds
 

Oct - 06 - 2010
 


Adam Jeziorski and Josh Thienpont

Queen's Biology,
(PEARL)


A new open-source tool to aid in the calculation of 210Pb dates
 


Oct - 20 - 2010
 
 

Dr. David Depew

Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Environmental Studies, Queen's University

Contemporary Cladophora distribution in the Laurentian Great Lakes: Resurgence and Management implications


Nov - 10 - 2010

 

Katie Griffiths 

Queen's Biology, PhD Student
(PEARL)

The ice cube hypothesis: assessing glacial modulation in two lakes from the SW Yukon


Nov - 17 - 2010
 

Dr. Peter Hodson


Queen's Biology

School of Environmental Studies

Loadings of contaminants to the Athabasca River watershed by oil sands extraction (and why Ed Stelmach disagrees!)


Nov - 24 - 2010
 

Dr. Carmen Perez-Martinez


Department of Ecology, University of Granada, Spain

Limnology in the Sierra Nevada lakes

Dec - 08 - 2010

Alexandra Rouillard


Queen's Biology, MSc Student
(PEARL)


Paleolimnological assessment of environmental changes from Pim Island, Nunavut, High Arctic Canada


 


CHRISTMAS BREAK
 


Jan - 05 - 2011

No Seminar


Society of Canadian Limnologists Annual Meeting
Toronto, ON (Jan 6-8, 2011)


Jan - 12 - 2011

Mark Kelly


Queen's Biology, MSc Student
(PEARL)

Can acid sulfur deposition influence mercury bioaccumulation in fish?


Jan - 26 - 2011

Brendan Wiltse


Queen's Biology, PhD Student
(PEARL)

An assessment of recent changes in diatom assemblages from eight "reference" lakes in the Experimental Lakes Area, Northwestern Ontario.

Feb - 2 - 2011

Dr. Katrina Moser


Department of Geography, University of Western Ontario

Are human activities altering remote Uinta mountain lakes, Utah (USA)?: A paleolimnological perspective



Feb - 9 - 2011



Susan Ma



Queen's Biology, MSc Student
(PEARL)


Improving our understanding of water availability over millennia: an investigation of drought from nearshore cores from a drainage lake in northwestern Ontario



READING WEEK


 


Mar - 16 - 2011

Jesse Vermaire

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Geography, Carleton University


Reconstructing macrophyte biomass dynamics in temperate lakes


Mar - 23 - 2011

Heather Haig


Queen's Biology, MSc Student
(PEARL)

Diatom and chrysophyte inferred changes in effective moisture over the past two millennia from Gall Lake, northwestern Ontario


Apr - 6 - 2011

Dr. Piet Spaak


Department of Aquatic Ecology, Swiss Federal Institute for Aquatic Sciences and Technology

Daphnia hybridization in peri-alpine lakes over space and time



Apr- 20 - 2011



Karlee Flear



Queen's Biology, MSc Student
(PEARL)


Investigating the role of recent climate change on assemblages of scaled chrysophytes in boreal lakes from the Experimental Lakes Area, northwestern Ontario


2009-2010 Seminar Schedule

        

 

DATE

NAME

AFFILIATION

TITLE


Sept - 23 - 2009


Colleen Inglis


Queen's Biology, MSc. Student
(Arnott lab)


The effects of copper on kairomone-mediated inducible responses by wild Daphnia pulicaria clones from lakes along a copper-contamination gradient

  Sept- 30 - 2009
 

Dr. John Smol

Co-Director, PEARL (Biology)



PEARL Orientation
 

Oct - 07 - 2009
 

Dr. Craig Woodward

University of Western Ontario


43 million sheep, 4.3 million people and a handful of paleolimnologists: progress, challenges, and opportunities in New Zealand paleolimnology
 

Oct - 14 - 2009
 


Dr. Roberto Quinlan
 

York University

Climate change in shallow boreal lakes - an inference model to track changes in thermal regime?

Oct - 28 - 2009


 

Timothy Ensom
 

 


Carleton University


  Summer Thermal Regime of Mackenzie Delta Surface Waters


 


Nov - 11 - 2009

 

Dr. Brian Ginn  
 

Lake Simcoe Region
Conservation Authority

Monitoring Environmental Change in the Nearshore Zone of Lake Simcoe (Ontario, Canada)


Nov - 18 - 2009

 

Dr. John Smol

 Co-Director, PEARL (Biology)

A Brief History of Paleolimnology: Where have  we been and Where might we be going


Nov - 25 - 2009

 

Jessica Hawryshyn
 

Queen's Biology, MSc Student
(PEARL)

Tracking ecological history in a multiple stressor system: a paleolimnological study of Lake Simcoe, Ontario


Dec - 02 - 2009

Ted Lewis

Queen's Geography, post-doc
(
Environmental Extremes and Variability Laboratory (EVEX))

The influence of subtle near-bottom currents on lake processes in a High Arctic lake


 


CHRISTMAS BREAK

 


Jan - 13 - 2010

 

Matt DeMille 

Queen's Biology, MSc Student
(Tufts lab)

The displacement, activity and spatial distribution of largemouth bass in Lake Opinicon: an evaluation of Murphy Bay fish sanctuary



Jan - 20 - 2010

 

Dr. Liang Zhang

Queen's University, post-doc
(Campbell lab)

Food web and mercury biomagnification in the Three Gorges region, China

Jan - 27 - 2010

 

Crystal Hyatt 

 

Queen's Biology, MSc Student
(PEARL)

 

The effects of shoreline development and climate warming on water quality in the Lake of the Woods: a paleolimnological investigation.
 


Feb - 03 - 2010

 


Hilary Dugan  

Queen's Geography, MSc student

( Environmental Extremes and Variability Laboratory (EVEX))


"The formation of hypersalinity in a coastal high arctic lake"

Feb - 10 - 2010


 

Ceran Sekeryapan  
 

 

Visiting Scholar
Middle East Technical University,
Ankara, Turkey

Rapid changes on the coastal lakes located in North-western part of Turkey during the last 3.5 ka


READING WEEK

 

Mar - 03 - 2010


Kathryn McCleary
 


Queen's Biology,
MSc. Student (PEARL)


 


  Reconstructing the Historical Environmental Impact of Early Arctic Peoples on Freshwater Systems on Southern Baffin Island.


Mar - 10 - 2010

 

Derek Gray

Queen's Biology, PhD student
(Arnott lab)

The role of dispersal in the recovery of acid-damaged zooplankton communities in Killarney Provincial Park, Ontario.

Mar - 17 - 2010


Dr. Joshua Kuerk
 


Queen's Biology,
post-doc, (PEARL)

Phantom midges (Chaoborus sp.) from small, shallow lakes in the Boreal Shield ecozone
 

Mar - 24 - 2010

Kristina Arseneault


Queen's Biology,
MSc. Student (PEARL)
 

Biological recovery from acidification in the
Adirondacks (NY, USA)


  Mar - 31 - 2010

 

Melanie Kingsbury

Queen's Biology,
MSc. Student (PEARL)

The spatial distribution of diatom species along a depth gradient from 8 lakes in northwestern Ontario: providing the empirical basis for depth-based reconstructions


April 7 - 2010


Markus Dyck

Queen's Biology,
PhD student
(Lougheed lab)

Community Monitoring of Environmental Change:

College-Based Limnological Studies at Crazy Lake (Tasirluk), Nunavut

         
2008-2009 Seminar Schedule
 

DATE

NAME

AFFILIATION

TITLE

Oct - 01 - 2008

Dr. John Smol

Co-Director,
PEARL (Biology)


PEARL Orientation
 


Oct - 15 - 2008
 

Dr. Jérôme Marty
 

Post-Doctoral Fellow,
St. Lawrence River Institute

Increasing connectivity between terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems: What are the effects on carbon cycling in aquatic food webs?


Oct - 22 - 2008 
 

Chris Lorenz

Queen's Biology, M.Sc. Student (PEARL)

Fire-Climate relationships at the Forest-Prairie ecotone in Alberta, Canada


Nov - 05 - 2008


Dr. Kathryn Taffs
 

Visiting Scholar
Southern Cross University, Austrailia
 

Eutrophication of Eastern Australian Estuaries. A Developing Science.


Nov - 12 - 2008
 

Shannon MacPhee
 

Queen's Biology, M.Sc. Student (Arnott Lab)

Thermal regime, spatially-dependent predation
and crustacean zooplankton communities in a
small Boreal Shield lake


Dec - 03 - 2008
 

Dr. John Johnston *

Dept. of Geography and Env. Studies
Wilfrid Laurier University

Five millennial-long paleo-hydrographs for the Upper Great Lakes constructed from ancient shorelines.


 


CHRISTMAS BREAK
 


Jan - 8 - 2009
 

Dr. Alexander Wolfe

Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
University of Alberta

Eocene paleoclimates of the Canadian Arctic:
Back to the Future?


Jan - 14 - 2009
 

Joshua Thienpont

Queen's Biology, Ph.D. Student (PEARL)

Assessing the impact of thawing permafrost on lakes near Inuvik, NWT, Canada using sedimentary diatoms


Jan - 21 - 2009
 

Jennifer Korosi

Queen's Biology, Ph.D. Student (PEARL)

Developing the use of cladoceran size structure as a paleolimnological indicator of ecosystem change in Canadian Shield lakes


Feb - 04 - 2009
 


Anneli Jokela

 

Queen's Biology, Ph.D. Student (Arnott Lab)

Factors affecting the impact of invasive mussels on native freshwater mussels


Feb - 11 - 2009

 

Melissa Moos

 

  Queen's Biology, Ph.D. Student (PEARL)

Tracking Holocene environmental changes in NW Ontario: A multi-proxy paleoclimatic study

Feb - 18 - 2009


READING WEEK
 


Mar - 04 - 2009

Leah James

Queen's Biology, M.Sc. Student (Arnott Lab)

Effect of the invasive predator, Bythotrephes longimanus, on cisco (Coregonus artedi) in Ontario shield lakes


Mar - 25 - 2009

Dr. Howard Riessen *

Department of Biology,
SUNY College at Buffalo

Turning Inducible Defenses On and Off: Adaptive Responses of Zooplankton Prey to a Gape-limited Predator


Apr - 01 - 2009
 

Kathryn McCleary

Queen's Biology, M.Sc. Student
(PEARL)

Development of a Diatom-Based Calibration Set for a High Arctic Warm Oasis

Apr - 08 - 2009


Cheryl Wilson

 

Queen's Biology, M.Sc. Student
(PEARL)

A lacustrine sediment record of the last three interglacial periods from Clyde Foreland, Baffin Island: Biological indicators from the past 200,000 years

 

*Presentations  sponsored by the Great Lakes Research Consortium (many thanks!)

 

2007-2008 Seminar Schedule

DATE

NAME

AFFILIATION

TITLE

Sep. 26/07

Elizabeth Hatton

M.Sc. Candidate, Queen’s University, Biology (S.E. Arnott and L.M. Campbell laboratories)

The Role of Invasive Bythotrephes in Lake Food Webs and Mercury Trophic Transfer to Fish

Oct. 3/07

Dr. John Smol

Co-Director, PEARL (Biology)

PEARL Orientation

Oct. 17/07

Thiyake Rajaratnam

M.Sc. Candidate, Queen’s University, Biology (PEARL)

Diatoms as Indicators of Water Quality Changes in Urban Lakes from Halifax (NS, Canada)

Oct. 31/07

Dr. Kathleen Rühland

Queen's University, Biology (PEARL)

Recent Diatom Changes in the Lake of the Woods (Ontario): A Case Study for a Hemispheric-Scale Pattern of Ecological Change

Nov. 7/07

Dr. Mark Noll*

State University of New York (SUNY) at Brockport, Earth Sciences Department

Cycling of Phosphorus in a Managed Lake Ecosystem

Nov. 14/07

Dr. John P. Smol

Queen's University, Biology (PEARL)

A Brief History of Paleolimnology: Where Have We Been and Where Might We be Going?

Nov. 21/07

Todd French

Ph.D. Candidate, Queen's University, Biology

Conservation Status of the White Sturgeon, Acipenser transmontanus Richardson (1836)

Nov. 28/07

Alyson Paul

M.Sc. Candidate, Queen’s University, Biology (PEARL)

Diatom-Inferred Holocene Climate Change in Two Lakes in the Canadian Arctic

Dec. 5/07

Dr. John Casselman

Queen's University, Biology

Fish and Fisheries: Sensitivity to Climate Change–Response and Adaptation

Dec. 12/07

Dr. Ora Johannsson

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Great Lakes Laboratory for Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (Canada Centre for Inland Waters [CCIW], Burlington)

Changing Ecosystems: The Impact of Management and Aquatic Invasive Species on the Pelagia of the Great Lakes with Particular Reference to Lake Ontario

Jan. 16/08

Christine Greenaway

M.Sc. Candidate, Queen's University, Biology (PEARL)

Rapid Recovery of Acidified and Metal-Contaminated Lakes in a Highly Buffered Fume Kill Zone: A Paleolimnological Assessment

Jan. 23/08

Michael S. White

Ph.D. Candidate, Trent University, Department of Biology, Watershed Ecosystems Graduate Program, Aquatic Ecology Lab

Water Level Fluctuations of Ontario Lakes: Character, Ecological Influence and Impacts of Regulation

Jan. 30/08

Tom Stewart

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Toronto at Mississauga, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

The Consequences of Disruption to the Lake Ontario Offshore Food Web

Feb. 6/08

Dr. Bill Nelson

Queen's University, Biology

Population Growth and Demography of White Sturgeon in the Lower Fraser River

Feb. 13/08

Claire Kaufman

M.Sc. Candidate, Queen’s University, Geography, Environmental Extremes and Variability Laboratory (EVEX)

Climate Dynamics in Southwest Alaska: Understanding Watershed Response to Climate Variability

Feb. 27/08

Matt Windle

Ph.D. Candidate, Fisheries Conservation Group, Marine Institute, Memorial University

What Happened to the Cod? An Old Question, a New Approach: The GeoCod Project

Mar. 12/08

Amy E. Tropea

M.Sc. Candidate, Queen's University, Biology (PEARL)

Diatoms and Scaled Chrysophytes as Indicators of Biological Recovery from Acidification and Metal Contamination in Urban Lakes (Sudbury, Canada)

Mar. 19/08

Dr. Satyendra Bhavsar

Research Scientist, Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Toronto

Dioxin-Like PCBs: Their Composition in Fish and Risk Assessment

Apr. 2/08

Dr. Tim Johnson

Ontario Ministry of Natural ResourcesGlenora Fisheries Station

Understanding Ecosystem Change – A Fish’s Perspective

Apr. 9/08 (Room 1120)

Dr. Chantal Vis

Parks Canada, Cornwall, ON

Effects of Nutrients on Aquatic Plants in Streams and Rivers: A Comparison of Sestonic Algae, Benthic Algae, and Macrophyte Biomass-Nutrient Relationships

Apr. 16/08

Dr. A. P. Lino Grima*

University of Toronto, Centre for Environment and Department of Geography

Will Canada’s Well Run Dry? Policies that Demonstrate that We Value Water

 

*Presentations by Drs. Knoll and Grima sponsored by the Great Lakes Research Consortium (many thanks!)

 

2006-2007 Seminar Schedule     

DATE

NAME

AFFILIATION

TITLE

Sep 27/06

Dr. John Casselman

Queen's Biology

Long-term dynamics of northern pike recruitment: water level, temperature, impoundment, and adaptation

Oct 11/06

Dr. Neal Michelutti

Queen's Biology (PEARL)

New applications of reflectance spectroscopy in paleoecology: Inferring recent and long-term climatic change on Baffin Island, Nunavut

Oct 17/06

Dr. Katrina Moser

University of Western Ontario

Quaternary hydrologic and climatic change inferred from lake sediments, western United States

Oct 25/06

Isla Milne

Queen's Biology, M.Sc. Student (PEARL)

A high-resolution fossil diatom record of Holocene climate and environmental change in equatorial East Africa

Nov 1/06

Dr. Clifford Kraft*

Cornell University

Alewife, thiamine deficiency and fish mortality: a scientific "who done it? mystery"

Nov 7/06

Dr. Robie W. Macdonald

Institute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney, British Columbia

The importance of biochemical time series for understanding recent change in the Arctic Ocean (Royal Society of Canada Miroslaw Romanowski Lecture)

Nov 15/06

Dr. Douglas Hallett

Queen's Geography and School of Environmental Studies

Fire in high places: Sierra Nevada, California and southern British Columbia

Nov 22/06

Adam Jeziorski

Queen's Biology, Ph.D. Student (PEARL)

Calcium concentrations of freshwater zooplankton species: tests for impacts of declining aqueous calcium levels

Dec 4/06

Dr. Sherilyn Fritz

University of Nebraska's Water Center, Lincoln

Limnological and climatic variability in the southern tropical Andes during the last 400,000 years

Dec 8/06

Dr. Norman Yan

York University

Complications with recovery from acid rain in Ontario: progress, but no cigar

Dec 13/06

Anna DeSellas

Queen's Biology, M.Sc. Student (PEARL)

Evidence for a shift in the pelagic cladoceran community since pre-industrial times in reference lakes in south-central Ontario, Canada

Dec 18/06

Dr. Alexander P. Wolfe

University of Alberta

Baltic amber, infrared spectroscopy, and the Paleogene demise of northern European forests

Jan 10/07

Kris Hadley

Queen's Biology, M.Sc. Student (PEARL)

Assessing Thule Inuit impacts on high Arctic lakes and ponds: a paleolimnological approach

Jan 16/07 (Tuesday, 1:30-2:30PM, Rm. 3110)

Dr. Eric Grimm

Illinois State Museum, Springfield IL

Drought and fire: Implications of recurrent drought cycles in the northern Great Plains

Jan 17/07 (1:30-2:30PM, Rm. 3110)

Dr. Roland Hall*

University of Waterloo

Evaluating a widespread paradigm about the "death" of the Peace-Athabasca delta using paleo-environmental records

Jan 24/07

Justin Shead

Queen's Biology, M.Sc. Student (Arnott Lab)

Limited biological recovery of Killarney Park lakes from historical acid deposition despite chemical recovery

Jan 31/07

Dr. Todd Howell

Ontario Ministry of Environment, Environmental Monitoring and Reporting Branch, Toronto

The paradox of water quality on the south eastern shores of Lake Huron

Feb 13/07 (Tuesday, 11:30-12:30, Rm. 3110)

Wendell (Bill) Keller

Ontario Ministry of Environment and Laurentian University (adjunct)

Recovery of acidified lakes: lessons from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Feb 28/07

Sarah Crookshanks

Queen's Geography , M.Sc. Student

High energy sedimentation in Kluane Lake, Yukon

Mar 9/07 (Friday, 10:30-11:30AM, Rm. 3110)

Dr. Sarah Gewurtz

Ontario Ministry of Environment and Brock University

Approaches for modeling organic contaminants of concern, such as polychlorinated biphenyls, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, and polychlorinated naphthalenes in aquatic food webs

Mar 21/07

Dr. Craig W. Hawryshyn

Queen's Biology, Tier I Canada Research Chair in Visual Neurobiology and Behavior

The visual world of fishes

March 28/07

Dr. Leon Boegman

Queen's Civil Engineering

Lake hydrodynamics and impacts of stratification on water quality

Apr 4/07

Dr. Kelly Munkittrick

Canada Research Chair in Ecosystem Health Assessment and Associate Director, Canada Rivers Institute (University of New Brunswick, St. John)

Examining the performance in fish populations in potato growing areas of New Brunswick

Apr 5/07* (Thursday, 3:30-4:30PM, Rm. 3110)

Dr. Peter J. Dillon

Environmental and Resource Studies, Trent University

Long-term changes in boreal lake and stream chemistry: acidification, recovery and the role of climate in carbon cycling

Apr 11/07

Caleb Hasler

Queen's Biology, M.Sc. Student (Tufts Lab)

The affect of winter on largemouth bass movement and distribution

Apr 25/07

Dr. Jules Blais

University of Ottawa

Biologically mediated transport of contaminants to aquatic systems

 

*Presentations by Dr. Kraft and Dr. Hall sponsored by the Great Lakes Research Consortium (many thanks!)

 

*Jointly presented with the Departmental Seminar Series

2005-2006 Seminar Schedule

DATE

Speaker Name

Affiliation

Tentative Title

September 21/05

 

Jon Sweetman sweetman@biology.queensu.ca

 

Queen’s University

Evaluating the Effects of Recent Environmental Changes on Cladoceran Communities in Lakes in the Central Arctic Treeline Region - A Paleolimnological Approach

September 28/05

 

Dr. Ellie Prepas

eprepas@lakeheadu.ca

 

LakeHead University

Can't see the Forest for the Trees? Industrial Collaboration and Scientific Enterprise

October 5/05

 

Dr. John Casselman

casselmj@biology.queensu.ca

 

Queen’s University

Effects of Climate and Climate Change on Lake Trout Populations and Fisheries

 

October 12/05

 

 

Anita Holtham and Joe Bennett

 

 

 

Laos

October 19/05

 

Journal Club

 

No Seminar

 

* October 27/05

 

 

Dr. David Schindler

 

University of Alberta

 

 

Hosted by Environmental Studies, Ellis Auditorium 7:30-9:00PM

 

November 2/05

 

Laura Lawlor

schrumml@biology.queensu.ca

 

Queen’s University

 

Reconstruction of Nova Scotia Brook Trout Lake Histories: A Chironomid-based Paleolimnological Assessment

 

November 9/05

 

 

Todd French

frencht@biology.queensu.ca

 

 

TBA

 

TBA

 

November 16/05

 

Dr. Astrid Michels

michelsa@biology.queensu.ca

 

 

Queen’s University

 

TBA

 

November 23/05

 

Dr. Mihaela Enache

enachem@biology.queensu.ca

 

 

Queens’s University

 

TBA

 

November 30/05

 

Dr. Ed Mills

 

Cornell University

 

Chasing Ecological Change in the Great Lakes: The Lake Ontario Story

 

 

December 7/05

 

 

Dr. Virginia Card

virginia.card@metrostate.edu

 

 

Metropolitan State University

 

Diatom life-cycles in the Paleolimnological record

 

 

December 14/06

 

Cancelled

 

 

 

December 21/05

No Seminar

December 28/05

No Seminar

January 4/06

No Seminar

January 11/06

No Seminar

 

January 18/06

 

 

Journal Club

 

 

No Seminar

 

January 27/06 Jointly with Biology Seminar Series

 

 

 

Dr. Scott Higgins

 

 

University of Waterloo

 

 

Coastal Eutrophication of the lower Laurentian Great Lakes

 

 

February 1/06

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 8/06

 

 

 

 

February 15/06

 

Angela Strecker

 

 

Queen’s University

 

TBA

 

February 22/06

 

 

Reading Week

 

 

No Seminar

 

March 1/06

 

Daniel Selbie

selbied@biology.queensu.ca

 

 

Queen’s University

 

TBA

 

March 8/06

 

 

Dr. Shelley Arnott

arnotts@biology.queensu.ca

 

 

Queen’s University

 

TBA

 

March 15/06

 

Dr. Linda Campbell

 

Queen’s University

 

 

TBA

 

March 22/06

 

Dr. Lars Rudstam

 

Cornell University

 

TBA

 

 

24. March 29/06

 

Dr. Jani Honkanen

 

 

Queen’s University

 

Pollution of Baltic Sea and Freshwater Lakes in Finland

 

25. April 5/06

 

 

TBA

 

Queen’s University

 

 

TBA

  


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