WRRI-funded research on how warmer winters affect toxic blue-green algal blooms in Maine’s lakes featured on UMaine News

Research to understand the role global warming plays in the incidence of toxic blue-green algal blooms in Maine lakes, led by Jasmine Saros, has received a $249,432 grant from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

The project received funding from the USGS Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) National Competitive Grants Program (104g), one of only six such awards made across the country (including two for research led by UMaine faculty). The Mitchell Center is home to the Maine Water Resources Research Institute, which receives base funding through the state-level WRRI program (104b).

Jasmine is associate director of the Climate Change Institute and professor of paleolimnology and lake ecology in the School of Biology and Ecology. She will lead a team of researchers from UMaine, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Colby College and the USGS New England Water Science Center. Project partners include the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Lakes Environment Association and Portland Water District.

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