Natural Resources Faculty, Students Present on Health of North American Lakes

Monday, November 7 2011

Frank Wilhelm, associate professor of fisheries resources, attended the North American Lakes Management Society annual meeting in late Oct. in Spokane, Wash. Wilhelm served on the local host committee, chaired a session and presented, “The role of the Opossum Shrimp in the Food Web of Lake Pend Oreille, a Large and Deep Oligotrophic Lake in Northern Idaho, USA,” with co-author Timothy Caldwell, fisheries master’s candidate. The audience was comprised of about 500 people interested in lakes management. Wilhelm and the following students presented several talks related to the health of North American lakes as well as long-term water resource management in Ecuador. Natural resources student presenters included: Cindy Adams, Carrie Anderson and Ted Harris.

Wilhelm and Harris also attended the Oct. 21-22 annual meeting of the Oregon Lakes Association and presented “An Overview of Large in situ Enclosure Experiments in Willow Creek Reservoir to Reduce Cyanobacteria Density and Toxicity Under Altered Nutrient Regimes” to an audience of about 50 people interested in Oregon lakes.