Dr. Dan Selbie to speak about Cultus lake.

Cultus Lake, British Columbia:  Tracking and tackling eutrophication in the jewel of the Lower Mainland
Recent collaborative research, led by Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Science Branch, has identified Cultus Lake, BC has experienced significant cultural eutrophication, or anthropogenic nutrient enrichment, over the past ~ 70 years.  Dr. Daniel Selbie, Head of DFO’s Lakes Research Program, will highlight the findings of his group’s empirical research and modelling on this topic, demonstrating how excess nutrient loadings from watershed, atmospheric and bio-vector sources are changing the fundamental nature of Cultus Lake, and threaten long-term water quality, prized ecosystem services, and the persistence of species at risk.   These findings will be discussed in the context of ongoing nutrient mitigation initiatives, potential ecosystem tipping points, and important ongoing and future drivers of lake change (i.e. climate change, population expansion).

RSVP to Rachel Drennan appreciated. Light refreshments provided.

June 16, 2016 at 7:00pm - 9pm
Chilliwack UFV Campus
45190 Caen Ave
Building: A, Room: 2213
Chilliwack, BC V2R 0N3
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Rachel Drennan · · 604-791-2235

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