IMBeR Eutrophication Study Group held its second video meeting on 21 December 2022 to share research progress and to progress synthesis. Ten members, one early career researcher from SKLEC, and two IMBeR IPO staff attended the meeting. Co-Charis Dongyan Liu and Peter Thompson initiated the session and expressed warmest welcome to everyone, especially the new members joining for the first time: Jim Cloern, Richardo Giesecke, Noreen Kelly, Hans Paerl, and Diana Ruiz Pino.
Starting from this meeting, members have opportunities to present their research and contribute to the new view synthesis. Prof. Jacob Carstensen, from Aarhus University in Denmark, gave an in-depth description of over 50 years of research on eutrophication in Danish waters.
Chongran Zhou, a Ph.D. student at SKLEC, gave the second presentation on the case study of Cockburn Sound, Western Australia, which is recovering from significant eutrophication caused by human activities.
After each presentation, there were enlightening discussions, mainly around the combined effects, nutrient recycling, and legacy nutrient issues. The summary will be circulated among members through emails for further input. The next meeting will be arranged in January 2023, before the Spring Festival. And the group will seek a chance for an in-person meeting in due course in 2023. Stay tuned with IMBeR Eutrophication Study Group for more updates in a promising year ahead.
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