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Tuesday, September 10 2024
10 - 11 AM (mountain time, US and Canada)
18:00 Central European Time

Kail Reinl, Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve
What makes a cyanobacterial bloom disappear? A review of the abiotic and biotic cyanobacterial loss processes

Description: Cyanobacterial blooms present substantial challenges to managers and threaten ecological and public health. The majority of cyanobacterial bloom research and management focuses on factors that control bloom initiation, duration, toxicity, and geographical extent, but relatively little research focuses on the role of loss processes in blooms and how these processes are regulated. This talk will highlight abiotic (e.g., hydraulic flushing and oxidative stress/UV light) and biotic factors (e.g., allelopathic compounds, infections, grazing, and resting cells/programmed cell death) known to govern bloom loss.

Target Audience: The seminar will be of directed to those interested in the dynamics of planktonic algal populations and a good follow up to the seminar on chytrid parasites of diatoms.



Beth Caissie
Diatoms in sea ice: the sediment record

Rosa Trobajo
Metabarcoding: una nueva herramienta para el estudio de la diversitat de las diatomeas

Rosalina Stancheva 
Cocconeis and its mysteries

Luke Brokensha
Long-term records of Southern Ocean diatoms

Gus Danz
Taxonomic diversity, host-parasite interactions, and experimental research on chytrids that parasitize diatoms

Hunter Carrick
Effects of mussel grazing on plankton