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GLIN==> meet Dr. Robert Hecky - 9/20



A few slots are still available to meet Dr. Robert Hecky next Wednesday (20 Sept). For those folks that are interested in meeting Dr. Hecky, please let me know which of the open slots you prefer (see schedule below).

Who: Dr. Robert Hecky, from the University of Waterloo - http://www.science.uwaterloo.ca/~rehecky/index.html
When: Wednesday, 20 September 2006
Where: GLERL - 2205 Commonwealth Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105


Time Event
9:30am-10:30am Seminar preparation
10:30am-11:30am Seminar
11:30am-1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm-1:30pm Gary Fahnenstiel
1:30pm-2:00pm Hank Vanderploeg
2:00pm-2:30pm Doran Mason
2:30pm-3:00pm Stuart Ludsin
3:00pm-3:30pm Peter Mcintyre
3:30pm-4:00pm OPEN
4:00pm-4:30pm OPEN
4:30pm-5:00pm OPEN

Thanks.

Alan

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*Dr. R.E. Hecky*, United Nations University Chair in African Great Lakes and Rivers, Biology Department, University of Waterloo

Title: "The Great Lakes of Africa and North America: Common Threats, Distinctive Responses, Uncertain Futures"

Date: Wednesday, September 20
Time: 10:30am
Location: NOAA/ GLERL 2205 Commonwealth Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI, 48105

Abstract:
There are only two districts of Great Lakes in the world, the Laurentian and the African Great Lakes, and together they hold over 60% of the globe’s liquid fresh water. The ancient African lakes are remarkable for endemism in their fishes and biota. Their large surface areas and volumes of water support many ecosystem services and resource extractions directly by millions of people, but as great basins they also accumulate the material wastes of the activities of those people. Nearly all the lakes are internationally shared by nations within their catchments and downstream, and consequently require international agreements for their management. All the lakes to different degrees, share or have shared several stresses in common such as eutrophication, contamination by persistent pollutants, disruptive species introductions and climate change. Despite having some common stressors, the sensitivities and responses of the lakes can differ markedly. Comparative studies of the lakes can have value to aquatic scientists and resource managers responsible for individual lakes by challenging unstated assumptions and favored models of lake processes and by evaluating different approaches to solving common problems.



-- Alan E. Wilson CILER - GLERL - NOAA 2205 Commonwealth Blvd. Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105 email: wilsonal@umich.edu office: 734-741-2293; cell: 770-722-9075; fax: 509-356-5349 http://ciler.snre.umich.edu/research/profiles/wilson/wilsonprofile.html

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