Invitation to the 61st Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research (IAGLR): Session #37 on HABs

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Invitation to the 61st Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research (IAGLR): Session #37 on HABs

Homa Kheyrollah Pour

Dear Colleagues,

 We invite you to submit an abstract as part of our Session #37 for the 61st Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research organized by the International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) on June 18-22, 2018, at the University of Toronto Scarborough, Ontario.

 The session title is: "Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and their Toxicity: Remote Sensing and Modeling Approaches”.

 Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) are a worldwide problem that has been widely recognized over the past several decades. While freshwater HABs can occur naturally, human activities leading to increased eutrophication as well as climate change have been linked to the increased occurrence and intensity of HABs. HABs can be both non-toxic or toxic. While non-toxic HABs can negatively impact water quality, fisheries and recreational facilities, toxic blooms may additionally cause illness and death in humans and wildlife. Therefore, it is vital to be able to understand and predict the toxicity of HABs. Though a variety of physical, chemical and biological variables have been suggested as factors triggering HAB toxicity, much remains to be done to improve our predictive and response capabilities, including the early detection and tracking of blooms, monitoring of HAB toxicity, and the development of scale-adaptive modeling tools. The primary goal of this session is to create a valuable opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and experiences between the lake modeling, remote sensing, and Earth System Modeling communities. The session will facilitate in-depth discussions of emerging concepts, field and satellite observations, as well as statistical and mechanistic modeling approaches. We particularly welcome presentations on field observations of HABs, predictive modeling studies, statistical analyses of the environmental factors that control algal and nutrient dynamics in lakes, and recent advances in estimating Chl-a and other relevant variables using field and remotely-sensed observations for seasonal and inter-annual forecasting of HABs.

 All oral presentations will be scheduled for Tuesday, June 19, through Friday, June 22. Posters will be given a high profile on Tuesday evening and made available for viewing throughout the week. Both oral and poster presentations require an abstract.  A $50 fee is required for each abstract submitted and will be credited toward your conference registration fees when you register for the conference next spring.

 

Please submit your abstract via the IAGLR website iaglr.org/iaglr2018/abstracts.  Abstract Submission deadline is January 19, 2018Please note that the deadline will not be extended.

 

Looking forward seeing you at the conference.

 

Sincerely,

Homa Kheyrollah Pour, Serghei Bocaniov and Philippe Van Cappellen

Session Co-Chairs

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Dr. Homa Kheyrollah Pour, PhD.

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1,  

Office: PHY 3003

Phone: <a href="tel:(519)%20888-4567;30018" target="_blank">(519) 888-4567 ext. 38752

 https://uwaterloo.ca/ecohydrology/people-profiles/homa-kheyrollah-pour

 


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