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Thursday, October 16, 2008

State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference video webcast October 22 and 23

The State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference will be available as a "live" video webcast October 22 and October 23. There will be two full days of programming on-line at

Highlights for Wednesday, October 22 "State of the Great Lakes"
(starting at 9 AM Eastern time)

  • Contaminants, Biotic Communities and Invasive Species
  • Coastal Zones and Aquatic Habitats
  • Human Health, Land Use, Resource Utilization, and Climate Change
  • Keynote Speaker - Thomas Homer-Dixon
  • Impacts of Changing Land Use
  • Nearshore Terrestrial Ecosystems
  • Coastal Wetlands
  • Nearshore Waters - biological, physical, chemical features
Highlights for Thursday, October 23 "Ecosystem Status Reports: Lakes and
Connecting Channels"
(starting at 7:30 AM Eastern time)
  • Lake Superior - Non-native species
  • Lake Michigan - Botulism
  • Lake Huron - Beaches and Recreational Water Quality
  • St. Clair-Detroit River Connecting Channel - Nutrients and algal blooms
  • Lake Erie - Nutrients and Harmful Algal Blooms
  • Niagara River - Contaminants
  • Lake Ontario - Impacts of Water Levels
  • Keynote Speaker Peter Annin - "Great Lakes Water Wars"
A detailed video webcast agenda is available at