Change and Resilience of Ecosystem Processes in Lake Superior Tributaries

Environmental Engineering Graduate Seminar

Dr. Amy Marcarelli, Biological Sciences, Michigan Technological University


Each of the Great Lakes is fed by several large and thousands of small tributaries that deliver water, sediment, and nutrients into the lake and provide habitat for plants and animals. Processes in these stream and river ecosystems are controlled by environmental conditions and are susceptible to disturbances like storms and floods, yet their temporal dynamics and resiliency are poorly understood. I will discuss our research to understand seasonal and daily variation in carbon and nitrogen cycling processes in Lake Superior tributaries, and present a case study of stream ecosystem responses to a major disturbance during the Father's Day flood of 2018.

Monday, March 2 at 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC), 202
1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931

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