Researcher’s Presentation Will Educate About Algae in the St. Croix River

Learn about the organisms that form the base of the river’s food web, but can also cause problems for people, wildlife, and water.




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A scientist who studies algae and what they tell us about water quality will share his work during a lunch-hour presentation on Thursday, February 12. The talk is open to the public and will also be available to watch online.

Dr. Mark Edlund is a senior scientist at the St. Croix Watershed Research Station. His speciality is studying fossilized algae to understand historical water conditions, and how they have changed. In addition to studying the St. Croix River, his work has taken him to Mongolia, Lake of the Woods, and other far-flung locales.

Algae has become an increasing nuisance in Lake St. Croix in recent years, and Edlund’s talk will provide an overview of different kinds of algae, why they are increasing, and current research.

The talk is part of the St. Croix River Association‘s Brown Bag Lunch Forum series.

“The good, the bad, and the slimy: What’s up with all the algae in the St. Croix?”
Noon to 1 p.m., Feb. 12, 2015
St. Croix River Association
230 S. Washington St., Unit 1, St. Croix Falls, WI

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