This week the department is pleased to welcome Sapna Sharma from York University.
On thin ice: are lakes feeling the heat?
Lakes are warming around the world in response to a changing climate, including warmer water temperatures and shorter ice duration. Historically Ontario lakes have been highly significant bellwethers, as they represent a northern or southern limit to many freshwater fish species. This makes Ontario fish particularly vulnerable to climate change. Of particular interest are walleye and smallmouth bass. Walleye, trout and smallmouth bass are all angler favourites. But as the feisty smallmouth continues its march northward in Ontario, it will put populations of trout and walleye at long-term risk.
The EEB Seminars run weekly, on Thursdays, in the EEB Lounge of the BioSciences Complex, Room 4338, from 12:30-1:30pm. This week there will be a pizza lunch to follow in the EEB Lounge.