RMNP Algal Blooms in the Alpine: Investigating the Role of Global Change on Mountain Lakes

  • Rocky Mountain Conservancy
  • July 20, 2017
  • Location: 1895 Fall River Road, Rocky Mountain Conservancy, CO
  • Phone: (970) 586-3262
  • Time: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Price: $80 per adult
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Recent research shows abundant algal growth along the shores and lake bottoms of The Loch and Sky Pond in RMNP. Join a park researcher Isabella Oleksy to learn about her study to determine what environmental factors contribute to the growth of algae in clean, clear waters. Through patterns in response to temperature, light and lake water chemistry, learn how climate warming in alpine ecosystems is predicted to influence ecosystem and nutrient inputs from melting glaciers and rock glaciers. And discover how Bella’s research fits into the larger context of changes in lakes all over the world.

RMNP Algal Blooms in the Alpine: Investigating the Role of Global Change on Mountain Lakes