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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 coordinator Andrew Labaj (a.labaj@queensu.ca). Thank you for participating!!

2014-2015 Seminar Schedule (Updated November 25, 2014)

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 Student
(Arnott Lab)
Sudbury influence revisited: The impact of declining calcium on recovery of zooplankton communities from acid-damaged lakes
Feb - 4 - 2015
Donya Danesh
Queen's Biology, PhD Candidate
(PEARL)



READING WEEK

 
Feb - 25 - 2015
Dr. Joshua Thienpont
Brock University, Post-doc
(Dept of Geography)


  Mar - 11 - 2015


Andrew Labaj
Queen's Biology, PhD Student
(PEARL)


  Mar - 18 - 2015

Cécilia Barouillet
Queen's Biology, MSc Student
(PEARL)

Mar - 25 - 2015
Graham Mushet
Queen's Biology, MSc Student
(PEARL)

Apr - 8 - 2015
Max Boreux
Queen's Geography, PhD Candidate
(Lamoureux Lab)

Apr - 15 - 2015
Rachael Melnik-Proud
Queen's Biology, MSc Student
(PEARL)

Apr - 29 - 2015
Jamie Summers
Queen's Biology, PhD Student
(PEARL)


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 Missisauga

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 Resources Glenora 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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