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News Release 09-007

Conference Features Climate Change, Predatory Jellyfish, Other Hot Topics in Marine Science

National Science Foundation-funded research results presented at 2009 American Society of Limnology and Oceanography Conference

Photo of Kakani Young of Caltech using a new particle image system in Jellyfish Lake, Palau.

Scientist Kakani Young of Caltech uses a new particle image system in Jellyfish Lake, Palau.

January 21, 2009

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Geo-engineering of aquatic systems and its possible impact on climate change are among the topics featured at the 2009 meeting of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), held in Nice, France, from January 25-30, 2009.

Other aquatic science subjects to be addressed at the conference include the open ocean and its role in Earth's biogeochemical cycles, future water shortages and sustainable water management, and the effect of predatory jellyfish on ocean ecosystems.

The ASLO meeting--titled "A Cruise Through Nice Waters: Advancing the Science of Limnology and Oceanography"--features a slate of talks and poster presentations by National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported researchers. Highlights of these presentations are in the attached PDF (30 KB).


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