|February 1st||Donna Hill||USEPA||Toxins Associated w/ Freshwater HABs & Mammalian Health Effect|
|April 5th||Jeanine Refsnider
|University of Toledo
University of Missouri
|Effects of Lake Erie Harmful Algal Blooms on Wildlife Health
Lessons Learned from 30 Years of Community Science- The Lakes of Missouri Volunteer Program
|June 7th||James Cotner
|University of Minnesota
Ohio State University
Use of Activated Carbon for Cyanotoxin Treatment
|August 2nd||Adam Heathcote
|Science Museum of Minnesota
|October 4th||Grace Wilkinson
Ann St. Amand
|University of Wisconsin, Madison
|December 6th||Gina LaLiberte
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research
| Upcoming Webinar:|
Toxins Associated with Fresh Water Harmful Algal Blooms and Their Mammalian Health Effects
Wednesday February 1, 2023 11:00 AM CT/ 12:00 PM ET
The Algal Bloom Action Team is hosting its first webinar of 2023 on Wednesday, February 1st. This webinar will feature Donna Hill with the Office of Research and Development with the US EPA. Hill will provide an overview of health effects seen in humans and animals from freshwater cyanotoxin blooms. Completed and planned cyanotoxin research in their EPA lab will also be outlined.
The Algal Bloom Action Team is a collaboration of water professionals, researchers, and educators from the national network of Water Resources Research Institutes, the North Central Region Water Network, and Cooperative Extensions from the 12 states in the North Central Region of the United States. More information at northcentralwater.org/habs/.
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The event brought together over 800 water professionals from across the North Central Region to hear about the latest harmful algal bloom Research, discuss examples of effective bloom management, and learn about the latest technologies being used to tackle this global issue
View the recordings of the symposium:
- Session 1: Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring and Forecasting
- Session 2: Harmful Algal Bloom Detection and Treatment
- Sessions 3 & 4: Ecology and Human Health and Case Studies
View an abbreviated version of the agenda below or find a more detailed PDF here.
|The Harmful Algal Bloom Research Symposium is coming back in 2023! The Algal Bloom Action Team’s popular Harmful Algal Bloom Research Symposium will return for it’s third year this January 5-6, 2023! The symposium is free and will be held entirely virtually. Over the last two years, the event has brought together over 600 water professionals annually from across the North Central Region to hear about the latest Harmful Algal Bloom Research, discuss examples of effective bloom management, and learn about the latest technologies tackling this global issue.|
Our call for abstracts is now open!
The Harmful Algal Bloom Symposium is a great opportunity to share your work with fellow water professionals. Be sure to submit an abstract of your work today!
Research and case study abstracts are encouraged!
Abstracts are due at 11:59 PM CT on Friday, November 4th.
Apr 6, 2022 11:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)
Join the Algal Bloom Action Team as we kick off our 2022 Harmful Algal Blooms Webinar Series! This month we examine how climate change is impacting marine and freshwater ecosystems with Dr. Christopher Gobler from Stony Brook University and learn about the history and current harmful algal bloom projects at the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
The Algal Bloom Action Team is hosting a webinar series as a follow-up to January’s virtual symposium highlighting the latest HAB research. Webinar’s will be held bimonthly with the first webinar taking place in early March. Presentations will last approximately 25 minutes with time for discussion at the conclusion of the session. This event is hosted by the North Central Region Water Network and recordings can be found by visiting their YouTube channel.
January 6-7, 2022, the Algal Bloom Action Team hosted a free Virtual Harmful Algal Bloom Research Symposium. Last year’s event brought together over 890 educators and researchers from across the US to hear the latest HAB research and discussed ongoing outreach efforts.
This year’s symposium featured emergent harmful algal bloom (HAB) research and provided a venue for moderated discussions regarding HAB research, outreach, and how information dissemination can be improved.
- Session 1: HAB Monitoring and Ecology – View the Recording
- Session 2: Cyanotoxin Treatment and Detection – View the Recording
- Session 3: Forecasting and Modeling HABs – View the Recording
- Large Scale Season-Ahead Forecasting of Algae Abundance in Inland Lakes
- The Effect of Local Physical Lake Conditions on the Vertical Heterogeneity of
Cyanobacteria and Microcystin in Stratified Eutrophic Lakes
- Utilizing High-Frequency Water Quality Observations to Understand Physical Mixing Controls of CyanoHABs in Inland Discontinuous Polymictic Aquatic Systems
- Spatio-temporal Characterization of a Complete Algal Bloom Event using
Fluorescence Spectroscopy in Tandem with Conventional Physio-Chemical Methods
- Session 4: Emerging Technology for Detecting and Monitoring HABs – View the Recording
- Real-Time HAB Monitoring via Artificial Intelligence Enhanced Digital Microscopy
- Harmful Algal Bloom and Nutrient Monitoring and Modeling Using Unmanned
- Rapid Testing Technique for Microcystin and Cylindrospermopsin
- Rapid, Portable, Multiplexed Detection of Harmful Algal Toxins in the Great Lakes
This event has passed. You can view all information regarding the symposium at the link below.