Dr. John Smol provided an update to the BRLA AGM on the progess and preliminary conclusions from his research on the lake environment funded partially by RLEF.
Smol’s group is analyzing the composition of core samples taken from the lake beds of Big Rideau Lake, Upper Rideau Lake, and other lakes in the area. The historic change in the presence and percentage of various organisms helps us understand the effect of a global heating on the health of the lakes.
This changing environment challenges our understanding of the best ways to control problems like algae blooms, and may require us to adjust our thinking about effective regulation and mitigation strategies.
You can watch the full presentation on Zoom.