♦ Mark your calendar and start seeking local/regional travel funds *now* for GLEON 15 All-hands Meeting, to be hosted by GLEONites at IADO in Bahia Blanca, Argentina (4-8 November 2013)! "Request to Participate" webform will be announced in early April 2013.
♦ GLEON 14 in Mulranny, Co. Mayo, Ireland concluded a successful week of student workshops on Team Science & Professional Development, a Plenary on Challenges for GLEON Science, public panels on global water management, working group meetings, and a field trip to the Marine Institute by Lough Feegah and the Burrishoole Catchment. Thanks a million to the co-hosts Dundalk Institute of Technology and Marine Institute Newport station!
Lake Surkheng Zhui, Broghil Valley, Pakistan. Photo by: Ghulam Rasool
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♦ The GLEON GSA Newsletter Issue 3 (link) is out now! You can access a PDF copy via the 'Students' tab and landing page on the website. If you are interested in getting involved and contribute to Issue 4 later this year (the fourth quarter), please contact the GSA co-chairs or any of the editors listed on the final page of the newsletter.
♦ A new GLEON publication is recommended by Faculty of 1000 this month (Oct 2012): Ecosystem effects of a tropical cyclone on a network of lakes in northeastern North America (Klug et al. 2012). The F1000 review can be accessed here. Congratulations to the team that worked together on the network data and examined Hurricane Irene (hit right before G13 meeting in the area) on multiple metrics of water quality and ecosystem processes.
♦ "The million sond march" is now published! In the paper by Van de Bogert and others (2012), scientists used more than 25 sondes deployed simultaneously to determine how many sensors were required to capture spatial heterogeniety of lake metabolism during the summer. They found that where measurements are made is just as important as how long they are made. See the article here and visit the Publications tab for more recent entries.
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♦ The Steering Committee is pleased to announce that Kathie Weathers has been elected to a second three-year term as its co-chair! We are very grateful for Kathie's contribution since GLEON's inception and her service of the past years of leadership. We are delighted that she is enthusiastic to serve another term (through October 2016). Her dedication and leadership are a tremendous asset to GLEON, and we look forward to continuing to work alongside her with many fellow GLEONites!
♦ The latest article by Lisa Borre in the Newswatch column for the National Geographic is now available online: "Warming Lakes: Climate Change Threatens the Ecological Stability of Lake Tanganyika." Click here for the complete story that features content contributions from the fellow GLEON colleagues Catherine O'Reilly and Pete McIntyre.