EPA Science Inventory

Ecology of Lake Superior: Preface and Prospectus

Citation:

KELLY, J. R. Ecology of Lake Superior: Preface and Prospectus. Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management. Taylor & Francis, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, 14(4):329-331, (2011).

Description:

This Special Issue of Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management (AEHM) is the first of a two-volume set based on papers presented at a three-day International Conference in Duluth MN held in June 2010, and titled “Ecology of Lake Superior: Integrated Approaches and Challenges for the 21st Century.” The ELS conference attracted about 125 scientists and resources managers to focus on results of recent research and monitoring on Lake Superior. There were about 60 oral and poster presentations ranging from topics such as climatology and physical limnology, watersheds and GIS, water quality and contaminant trends, and the distribution and interaction of various biological componentsfrom microbes to fishin coastal, nearshore, and offshore food webs. An objective of the conference was to give the latest science results full voice by connecting a diversity of scientists to promote a kind of integrated perspective that is only possible when many different facets of lake and basin ecology are expertly represented and discussed in formal, informal, and casual social settings.

Purpose/Objective:

This Special Issue of Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management (AEHM) is the first of a two-volume set based on papers presented at a three-day International Conference in Duluth MN held in June 2010, and titled “Ecology of Lake Superior: Integrated Approaches and Challenges for the 21st Century.” The ELS conference attracted about 125 scientists and resources managers to focus on results of recent research and monitoring on Lake Superior. There were about 60 oral and poster presentations ranging from topics such as climatology and physical limnology, watersheds and GIS, water quality and contaminant trends, and the distribution and interaction of various biological componentsfrom microbes to fishin coastal, nearshore, and offshore food webs. An objective of the conference was to give the latest science results full voice by connecting a diversity of scientists to promote a kind of integrated perspective that is only possible when many different facets of lake and basin ecology are expertly represented and discussed in formal, informal, and casual social settings.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Start Date: 12/12/2011
Completion Date: 12/12/2011
Record Last Revised: 10/05/2012
Record Created: 10/14/2011
Record Released: 10/14/2011
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 238929

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB

MID-CONTINENT ECOLOGY DIVISION

ECOSYSTEM ASSESSMENT RESEARCH