On the Edge: Streams as Nature's Chemistry Labs: Three Case Studies Across Canada
Please join Anna Bishop, Erin MacDonald and, Nikki van Klaveren for this insightful presentation to the world of chemistry in streams. Their research takes place in vastly different ecosystems in Canada, namely the coastal temperate rainforests of British Columbia, the Peel Plateau permafrost in the Northwest Territories, and the grassland prairies of Alberta. This presentation will look at the unique interactions between water and carbon, aka streams, living organisms, and soils to answer specific questions, such as: Why are streams in BC forests so carbon-rich, and what does this mean for climate change? What controls permafrost decomposition on a warming planet? And is fertilizer runoff from agriculture in Alberta affecting local stream chemistry and ecology? Come learn about methods, results, and more in this 3-part seminar on nature’s chemical connectors - streams!
When: Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Strathcona Library
About the presenters:
Anna Bishop, Erin MacDonald and Nikki van Klaveren are MSc students in the Tank Lab at the University of Alberta. In their spare time, they like to spend time outdoors, including in the mountains. They also enjoy volunteering and travelling.