Lake Ontario Evening on Paleolimnology

When:
February 4, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Where:
Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen Street West Toronto
ON M6J 1J6
Cost:
Free

t may sound icky, but digging through the muck at the bottom of the lake can tell us a lot about environmental change. Lake sediment cores are full of physical, chemical, and biological information that can offer insights into the impacts of natural and human activities on aquatic ecosystems, including the effects of climate change. Come learn about the power and potential of paleolimnology through talks by a couple of Ontario’s leading paleolimnologists. This free event is part of Toronto and Region Remedial Action Plan’s (RAP) Lake Ontario Evenings speaker series (www.torontorap.ca). Snacks are provided and drinks are available for purchase.

Presentations will include:

A long-term view on ecological degradation and restoration in Lake Ontario coastal wetlands. Jennifer Korosi, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geography, York University

Lakes in the “Anthropocene”: The challenges of using appropriate time scales in a rapidly changing world. Dr. John Smol, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change, Queen’s University

All are welcome | Doors open at 6:00 pm | Presentations will begin at 6:30 pm | Discussion to Follow

Learn more about the Toronto and Region Remedial Action Plan at torontorap.ca.