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Ongoing GLEON Project: Global evaluation of the impacts of storms on freshwater habitat and structure of phytoplankton assemblages

Orlane Anneville (INRA, France), Bas Ibelings (University of Geneva, Switzerland), Jason Stockwell and Jonathan Doubek (University of Vermont), Lars Rudstam and other GLEON collaborators

The GEISHA project relates the effects of physical disturbances and water column stability on plankton communities. This project started in 2015 and received additional funding for 2016-2018 in both the US and France to do comparative analysis of long term data series of phytoplankton, including Oneida Lake, to better understand the effect of storms on phytoplankton community organization. Oneida Lake is one of eight lakes with the most detailed analysis possible.  One review manuscript is working through revisions and another on effects of storms (rain and wind) on temperature is soon to be submitted.