March 2022

Director's Letter

Thirty-two million temperature data points – collected over 30 years in over 100 lakes – enabled scientists to explore how climate change is warming lakes and stunting biodiversity. Read the open access paper here.

The short of it: researchers found that as lakes warm, aquatic life must move deeper or adjust their seasonality to survive – a tall order that not all organisms can fulfill. This novel, global-scale analysis points to new questions about how to manage lakes to maintain biodiversity. I’m telling this story because – of course – the longest running collection of temperature profiles in this global analysis came from UMBS monitoring on Douglas Lake. ...


Dr. Aimée Classen
UMBS Director

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In other news...

Kathy Bricker receives lifetime achievement award for work to protect the environment
"...Bricker was also involved in aquatic research at the University of Michigan's Biological Station between Pellston and Cheboygan, and also spent time as the first executive director of the Little Traverse Conservancy."
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