Would you like to learn more about limnology? Here are some great resources - organizations, research institutes and journals - that will help you learn more!
Centre d'Etudes Nordiques - University of Laval, Quebec, Canada
Water & Climate Impacts Research Centre - University of Victoria / Environment Canada, Victoria, Canada
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research - University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, USA
Arctic Great Rivers Observatory (Arctic-GRO) - Woods Hole, Falmouth, USA
Aurora Research Institute (east side of the Mackenzie Delta, NWT, Canada)
Toolik Field Station (northern Brooks Range, Alaska, USA)
Kluane Lake Research Station (south shore of Kluane Lake, Yukon, Canada)
Oulanka Research Station (Oulanka River Valley, Finland)
Samoylov Research Station (Lena Delta, Russia)
Kilpisjärvi Biological Station (Kilpisjärvi, Finland)
Abisko Scientific Research Station (Abisko, Sweden)
Kevo Subarctic Research Institute (Kevo, Finland)
Zackenberg Station (Zackenberg, Greenland)
Arctic Station (Disko Island, Greenland)
Clearwater Lake Station (Nunavik, Quebec)
Kuujjuarapik Research Station (Kuujjuarapik, Nunavik, Quebec)
McMurdo Dry Valleys Long term montiroriing station (Antarctica)
This is the first book to describe the ecology of high latitude lakes, rivers and glacial environments in both the North and South polar regions. From the lake-rich floodplains of the Arctic to the deep, enigmatic waters of Lake Vostok, Antarctica, these regions contain some of the most extraordinary aquatic ecosystems on Earth.
They provide a fascinating diversity of habitats for plant, animal and microbial communities, and are proving to be valuable model systems for exploring many ecological themes including landscape-lake interactions, adaptation of life to environmental extremes, and controls on the structure and functioning of aquatic ecosystems. This timely volume brings together many of the world's leading researchers in polar limnology to describe these diverse aquatic environments and their ecology. It introduces each major ecosystem type, examines the similarities and differences between Arctic and Antarctic systems as well as their responses to environmental change, and describes new frontiers for future research.
Canada agreed in 2008 to act as the lead country for the initial development of the Freshwater Expert Monitoring Group (FEMG) of CAFF’S Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP). Prior to the first meeting of the FEMG Steering Group in May 2010, Canadian experts developed this document to provide a framework for the FEMG. “Development of a Pan-Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Monitoring Plan: Framework document” was used as an important background document for the 1st international workshop of the FEMG that was held in Uppsala, Sweden on November 22-25, 2010, and it has provided important guidance for the activities and discussions of the FEMG.
Our presenters were:
Trine Holm, University of Innsbruck/UNIS- “Effect of recent climate warming on a high Arctic lake, Svalbard”
Lauren Culler, Dartmouth College- “Temperature-altered predator-prey dynamics in freshwater ponds in Arctic Greenland"
Tobias Schneider, University of Quebec - "Ultraviolet radiation and zooplankton pigments: a seasonal approach"
Shannon McFadyen, University of Victoria- “Mercury in selected fish species from the Husky Lakes, Northwest Territories, Canada”
Jean-Sebastian Moore, University of British Columbia- “Studying the migratory behaviour of anadromous Arctic char using genetic tools”
Looking for advice on research ideas or career paths?
Ask a mentor!
APECS mentors in the fields of limnology and aquatic sciences include:
- Nikolaus Gantner (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Bristish Columbia, Canada)
- Milla Rautio (Professor, Quebec, Canada)
- Kirsten Christoffersen (Professor, Denmark)
- Heidi Swanson (PhD, Alberta, Canada)
For contact information for these and other mentors, visit the mentor database.