Tag Limnology

Road block: Fixing aquatic ecosystem connectivity doesn’t end with dams

May 29, 2013

Over the last several years, state agencies and environmental nonprofit organizations have targeted dam removal as a way to quickly improve the health of aquatic ecosystems. Dams keep migratory fish from swimming upriver to spawn, block nutrients from flowing downstream, and change the entire hydrology of a watershed. From an ecosystem perspective, taking down a dam and returning a river to a more natural flow seems like a no-brainer.

Stirred, not shaken, lake mixing experiment shows promise

November 5, 2012

The question is simple: can a lake be cleansed of a pernicious invader by simply raising the water temperature?