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Webinar: Harmful Algal Bloom Complexities: Community Dynamics of a Microcystis Bloom (2021 Knauss Fellows Lunch & Learn Series)
Thursday, 16 December 2021, 12:30
Thursday, December 16, 2021. 12:30 PM. Webinar: Harmful Algal Bloom Complexities: Community Dynamics of a Microcystis Bloom (2021 Knauss Fellows Lunch & Learn Series). Helena Pound, Department of Energy Wind Energy Technologies Office. Sponsored by NOAA’s Central Library. More information here. Register here.
Abstract: As harmful algal blooms increase in occurrence, duration, and severity around the world, it is essential to understand conditions leading to bloom formation and why they persist. Harmful algal blooms dominated by the cyanobacterial genus Microcystis occur in bodies of water around the world and provide an ideal system in which to study top-down controls on bloom dynamics.
Bio(s): Helena Pound is a 2021 Knauss Fellow with the Department of Energy Wind Energy Technologies Office, where she works on the offshore wind portfolio. There she splits her time between managing environmental projects and assisting the DOE Offshore Wind lead with a variety of major offshore wind initiatives and strategic planning. She has a masters degree in marine biology from the College of Charleston in South Carolina, and recently completed her PhD in microbiology at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. When she is not thinking about science, Lena can be found rock climbing with her husband or napping on the couch with her cat.