Human impacts on Ugandan lakes next seminar topic - 2008-03-28
McGill University researcher to speak April 11 at Paul Smith's College
CONTACT: Kenneth Aaron, director of communications, (518) 327-6297
A McGill University researcher will discuss how human activity has affected Ugandan crater lakes at the April session of the Paul Smith's College Fisheries and Wildlife Seminar Series.
Emilie Saulnier-Talbot, Ph.D., will speak from 10:10 a.m.-11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 11, in the Pine Room of the college's Joan Weill Student Center. Her talk is entitled "20th century anthropogenic impacts on some crater lakes of western Uganda."
Saulnier-Talbot is a paleolimnologist, a scientist who studies ancient lakes. In Uganda, she is trying to evaluate the impact of deforestation and fish introductions during the 20th century on the native fauna of crater lakes there.
Her work involves the analysis of several different factors, including sediment and geochemistry, to study the development of lake ecosystems.
This is the second semester for the seminar series, which is sponsored by the college's Division of Science, Liberal Arts and Business. Saulnier-Talbot's talk, the last of the semester, is free and open to the public.
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