Dr. Hans Paerl and Dr. Nathan Hall discussed the Status of NC’s estuarine water quality yesterday at the Clean Waters and SAV (submerged aquatic vegetation) workshop. Their presentations focused on existing and developing water quality management strategies, past and present estuarine water quality challenges, and water quality monitoring and assessment. Their participation in this workshop helped provide input for the NC Coastal Habitat Protection Plan revision to develop collaborative management strategies to preserve and improve water quality suitable for SAV growth in NC coastal waters. Click the links below to view their presentations.
Dr. Hans Paerl spoke with EOS about a new harmful algal bloom study showing that HABs are getting worse with climate change. Click the photo below to read the article or here for the pdf.
Photo Credit: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Dr. Hans Paerl received the International Cooperation Award from the governor of the Jaingsu Province for his work teaching at Hohai University and for the research done on Lake Taihu and other Chinese lake projects. The pictures below include Dr. Paerl and his colleagues Guangwei Zhu and XuHai (left to right) from the Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing. Also see Dr. Paerl with the African exchange students at Hohai University, where he was teaching an aquatic ecology course last May.
Dr. Hans Paerl is back in China collaborating with colleagues from Hohai University and has been busy with bio-assays and water sampling on Lake Taihu! Check out some of the photos and stay tuned for more about his field work there!