Climate Change & Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie
Harmful algal blooms continue to be a problem for the Lake Erie ecosystem and lakeshore communities, and predicted climate change impacts like increased heavy precipitation and higher temperatures have the potential to worsen these problems in the future. Focusing on Lake Erie, this webinar will provide information about:
- Historical climate and potential future impacts of climate change in the Lake Erie basin.
- How climate change could impact Lake Erie nutrient levels that drive harmful algal blooms
- The potential effects of reduced lake ice and higher temperatures on algal blooms’ length and size