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Understanding Freshwater Ecosystem Response to Global Change

Dr. Weathers and colleagues from Dartmouth (K. Cottingham) and Bates Colleges (H. Ewing and M. Greer) and Virginia Tech University (C.Carey) are researching how recent, extensive blooms of the cyanobacterium gloeotrichia echinulata are either driving—or following—the "eutrophication train" in low-nutrient lakes across New England.

In this Project

Lake Sunapee’s monitoring buoy is part of the GLEON network, a global effort to record environmental conditions in freshwater lakes.

Dr. Weathers is co-Chair of the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON). GLEON is a grassroots, collaborative network that collects and synthesizes high-frequency data from lakes worldwide to sense and forecast change (

Weathers’ collaborative research associated within GLEON ranges from the impacts of major events (e.g., Hurricane Irene) on lake function around the globe to how high frequency data serve as a common language to link citizens, scientists, and students around the world in research, education, and outreach.

GLEON: Going Global with Freshwater Science

Dr. Weathers is currently PI of a research project that trains graduate students in synthesis and analysis of sensor data as well as in the science of team science and associated skills. (

GLEON Fellowship Cohort 1 at Trout Lake Station, Boulder Junction, WI. August 2013

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