Sunday, June 7, 2009

Wednesday June 10 Seminar on Changes to Lake Michigan Lower Food Web

2008-2009 Great Lakes Seminar Series: "Changes in the Lake Michigan Lower Food Web"
The Inland Seas Education Association will present a seminar that focuses on changes in the Lake Michigan food web at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, June 10th, at the Inland Seas Education Center in Suttons Bay. The program will be presented by Gary Fahnenstiel, senior ecologist at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory’s Lake Michigan Field Station in Muskegon, Michigan. This seminar is free and open to the public.The quagga mussel invasion has resulted in tremendous, unprecedented changes in Lake Michigan over the past few years. Fahnenstiel will present results from 30 years of monitoring changes in plankton abundance and composition and will discuss the effect the quagga mussel invasion has had on the plankton population in Lake Michigan.Gary Fahnenstiel obtained his PhD from the University of Michigan in Aquatic Ecology, and has been employed by the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory since 1982. Fahnenstiel has been the senior ecologist at the Lake Michigan field station of the NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory for the past 15 years.

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