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Long-term changes in phosphorus in the Muskoka area lakes: Possible drivers

 

by Dr. Cathy Eimers

 

Held Thursday, August 28th at Nipissing University – Muskoka Campus in Bracebridge.

 

 

Synopsis

 

Phosphorus concentrations are naturally low in most lakes and streams located on the Canadian Shield, yet levels in many surface waters in the Muskoka-Haliburton region have declined over the past 4 decades. The cause of these declines is unknown, and we are actively investigating a number of potential drivers. This talk will describe how surface water phosphorus levels vary across the region and over time and shed light on the drivers of long-term change.

 

This presentation is based on research being undertaken with funding provided by the Canadian Water Network.

 

 

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About Dr. Cathy Eimers

 

Dr. Catherine Eimers is an associate professor in the Department of Geography at Trent University. Her research focuses on the relationships between changes in climate, hydrology and water quality.

 

 

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Long-term changes in phosphorus in the Muskoka area lakes: Possible drivers