Dr. Craig Williamson
Department of Biology at Miami University
The questions that we ask in our Global Change Limnology Lab deal with how water transparency structures lakes and alters ecosystem function. We view lakes as sentinels, integrators, and regulators of environmental change, with an emphasis on deciphering the most valuable sentinels of climate change. Projects take us all over the world from regions in the U.S. such as northeastern Pennsylvania, Alaska, Lake Tahoe, and the Beartooth Mountains, to the Canadian Rockies, Argentina, and New Zealand. Our questions are field based, but our approaches range from small scale laboratory and field experiments to the ecosystem level, and involve comparative as well as experimental studies.