The symposium will feature plenary presentations from leading scientists in the field of lake restoration, with an emphasis on experience in solution-based research.
Gertrud Nurnberg Freshwater Research, Baysville, ON, Canada
Gertrud is head of Freshwater Research, a limnological company focusing on the restoration and modeling of eutrophic lakes and reservoirs. She founded the company in 1984, after completing her Ph.D. in biology/limnology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Gertrud has worked with lake associations, governmental agencies, NGOs, engineering companies and the private sector in the US, Canada, and Europe. She has published 60 peer-reviewed papers on comparative research, empirical lake models on phosphorus, iron and anoxia, and on lake management techniques in numerous scientific journals. She has been involved with the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS.org) in various positions and has won several awards in recognition of outstanding research and publications in lake restoration. More information about Gertrud’s work can be found via the website http://www.fwr.ca.
Martin Søndergaard Bioscience, Aarhus University, Denmark
Martin is specialized in freshwater ecology and applied research and has been active in these fields since 1985. His key areas of research have included nutrient dynamics in shallow lakes and the interactions between nutrient cycling and biological structure, trophic structure and dynamics in lakes and the impact from nutrients, as well as recovery after nutrient loading reduction and methods for lake restoration. Martin’s specific research interests include: phosphorus exchange between sediment and water, internal phosphorus loading, and how to implement the European Water Framework for lakes in Denmark. Martin has been involved in multiple international research projects (EU: FP5-FP7) and national projects in Denmark (funded by regional authorities (counties, municipalities), national authorities (Forest and Nature Agency, Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation), and private foundations (Aage V. Jensen’s Foundations, the Carlsberg Foundation, Strategic research programmes, Villum Kann Rasmussen’s Foundation)). He has published extensively in English, with >150 papers in Web of Science and ISI h-index of 50.
Jouko Sarvala University of Turku, Finland
Jouko is an expert in aquatic ecosystem ecology with special expertise on fish, zooplankton and zoobenthos in the northern temperate and subarctic as well as tropical lakes. His recent studies have concentrated on the lakes Säkylän Pyhäjärvi, Littoistenjärvi and several other lakes in Finland (1982-2017; ecosystem studies, management), Tanganyika (East Africa; ecosystem and fisheries studies 1992-2017), and Taihu (China, 2011-2014). In most cases, these projects were initiated to fill knowledge gaps related to practical problems, but maintaining strong links to ecological theory. Jouko has collaborated extensively within Finland and internationally, publishing > 250 English- and Finnish- language papers since 1971.