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Limnology Seminar Series

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The Queen's Department of Biology's Limnology Seminar Series is held weekly during the academic year (as well as special sessions during the summer) to explore topics related to limnology, paleoecology, and aquatic science.  All seminars are held Wednesdays at 12:30 PM. Due to COVID19 restrictions, the seminars are online via Zoom. The current but evolving schedule is given below.  Watch for updates. Seminars of previous years can be accessed through this link.

To be added to the e-mail distribution list to receive a weekly link to the Zoom meeting, or to enquire about presenting a seminar, please contact the coordinators Robin Valleau ( or Nell Libera ( Thank you for participating!

2020-2021 Seminar Schedule ( Updated 13 Oct 2020 )





Sep. 2 2020Cale GushulakPh.D. candidate, PEARL, Queen's Department of BiologyChanges in climate and catchment processes over the middle and late Holocene in the boreal region of northeastern Ontario, Canada
Sep. 9 2020Dr. John SmolCo-Director, Professor, PEARL, Queen's Department of BiologyPEARL orientation
Sep. 23 2020Allen TianPh.D. student, Wang Lab, Queen's Department of BiologyTBA
Sep. 30 2020Hebah MejbelPh.D. candidate, Ottawa University Biology DepartmentMicrobiology and paleolimnology
Oct. 7 2020Branaavan Sivarajah Ph.D. candidate, PEARL, Queen's Department of Biology Arsenic in old lakes: Examining the long-term ecological consequences of gold mining operations, urbanization, and climatic changes on sub-arctic lakes near Yellowknife (Northwest Territories, Canada)
Oct. 14 2020Dr. Brian GinnLimnologist, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation AuthorityMonitoring and managing the environmental health of Lake Simcoe
Oct. 21 2020Sandra Klemet-N'GuessanPh.D. candidate, Trent University Department of BiologyRole that aquatic animals play in the cycling of nutrients in lakes and streams
Oct. 28 2020FALL BREAK
Nov. 4 2020Isabelle FournierPh.D. candidate, Laval University Department of BiologyImpact of roads on aquatic ecosystems
Nov. 11 2020Dr. Brendan WiltseWater Quality Director at the Adirondack Watershed InstituteTBA
Nov. 18 2020Dr. Josh KurekAssociate Professor Env. Science, Mount Allison UniversityLegacy of DDT in headwater lakes
Nov. 25 2020Dr. Huaxia YaoHydrology and Meteorology Research Scientist, Ministry of Environment, Conservation and ParksChloride additions to Muskoka
Dec. 2 2020Bernard YangPh.D. candidate, University of TorontoWinter Limnology
Dec. 9 2020Dr. Clare NelliganPostdoctoral Researcher at Ryerson UniversityTBA
Dec. 16 2020WINTER BREAK
Dec. 23 2020WINTER BREAK
Dec. 30 2020WINTER BREAK
Jan. 6 2021Elizabeth (Liz) FavotPh.D. candidate, Queen's UniversityTBA
Jan. 13 2021TBA
Jan. 20 2021Dr. Madeline MageeMonitoring Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Natural ResourcesImpacts of climate change on fish habitat and possible engineered and management solutions
Jan. 27 2021Dr. Steve CookeProfessor, Department of Biology, Carleton UniversityTBA
Feb. 10 2021Carmen PereiraPh.D. candidate, Queen's UniversityTBA
Feb. 17 2021Maria Inmaculada Alvarez-ManzanedaUniversity of Granada, Department of EcologyTBA
Mar. 3 2021Dr. Dan LarkinAssociate Professor & Extension Specialist, Dept. of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology & Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research CenterTBA
Mar. 17 2021Camille MosleyPh.D. student, Notre Dame UniversityRecreational fisheries dynamics
Mar. 24 2021Haley MacLeodPh.D candidate, Lakehead UniversityPredictors and drivers of freshwater fish productivity
Mar. 31 2021Scott CockerPhD Candidate, University of AlbertaTBA
Apr. 7 2021Katrina FurlanettoGeneral Manager, Cataraqui Region Conservation AuthorityTBA
Apr. 14 2021Allison HrycikPhD Candidate, University of VermontTBA

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