Lab News

Nicole Berry defended her Master’s thesis entitled “Does dissolved organic matter protect mosquito larvae from damage by solar ultraviolet radiation?”.  She’ll continue on in the Global Change Limnology Lab pursuing her PhD.

Graduate student Rachel Pilla was awarded a Sentinel North Ph.D. Research Scholarship to study abroad with Dr. Raoul-Marie Couture at Laval University during spring semester.

Graduate student Keiko Wilkins was selected as part of the first cohort of the Limnology and Oceanography Research Exchange (LOREX) program, sponsored by the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO).  Keiko will travel to Australia to conduct coral research in the winter of 2020.  The program is designed to promote international research opportunities for graduate students.

Graduate student Rachel Pilla recently won a miniDOT logger from PME to better understand dissolved oxygen and temperature dynamics in a clear lake in northeastern Pennsylvania.

A special collection, celebrating the 15th year of publication of Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, featured a paper that was co-authored by Dr. Williamson.  It was selected as one of the most highly cited or downloaded papers in this journal in 2010.

Our Williamson et al. 2016 paper in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment was chosen to be included in a special Joint Virtual Issue of the Ecological Society of America and the British Ecological Society on “Extreme events, ecosystem resilience, and human well-being.” This special issue included a collection of about 30 papers across all of the journals in the two societies.

PhD student Rachel Pilla’s recently published study is a Featured Research Spotlight, outstanding article in EOS, the online newsletter of the American Geophysical Union.

Undergraduate Donna Nguyen is featured in Miami Moments, discussing her big data research

Study models how increased precipitation and consequent lake browning decrease the potential for solar disinfection of pathogens in inland waters. Full text in Scientific ReportsMiami University press releaseNewsweekInternational Business TimesAustralian Water AssociationEnvironemtal MonitorWVXUand more

Miami aquatic ecologists recognized in Top 60 Papers in the journal Limnology and Oceanography.

Study of 235 lakes on six continents shows an overall increase in surface water temperature (global mean = 0.34 degrees C per decade), though both warming and cooling were observed depending on local characteristics and climate. O’Reilly, C. M., et al. (2015), Rapid and highly variable warming of lake surface waters around the globe, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL066235 PDF, AGU press release

New research laboratory at Lacawac Sanctuary furthers goals of Miami University’s Center for Aquatic and Watershed Science