Saros uses diatom fossil records in lake sediments to reconstruct environmental change over time. Her unique approach applies information from both field observations and bioassays to the sediment records. Saros then uses patterns in the sediment record to pose testable hypotheses about mechanisms driving observed changes. She also aims to evaluate how alpine, saline and boreal lake ecosystems are currently responding to climate change. Visit Saros’ biography to learn more.
Saros’ work is supported by:
- School of Biology and Ecology at the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
- Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
- Climate Change Institute
Experiment Station contributions
- Current project: Developing a long-term perspective on the sensitivity of lake trophic state changes in Maine. Hatch project number ME021918.