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The Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON) is supported in part by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant Number DBI RCN 0639229 and MSB 1137327, 1137353 and other generous donors. This blog receives technical support from the Center for Limnology (CFL) at University of Wisconsin-Madison and Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. Any information, opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this blog are those of the individual author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF, CFL, Cary Institute, GLEON or GLEON Student Association (GSA).
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GLEON 19 All Hands’ Meeting Preview, New York, USA

Mohonk Mountain House and the surrounding Mohonk Preserve.

By Samiullah Khan

A tradition of the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON) is for members from around the world to host the annual meeting in their respective country, choosing a venue that is scientifically, culturally and aesthetically important. For the 19th GLEON All Hand’s Meeting in 2017, the local organizing team is ahead of the curve, selecting a wonderful meeting location, the Mohonk Mountain House  on the shore of Mohonk Lake in New Paltz, New York. The Mohonk Mountain House is a spectacular venue — imagine Hogwarts, the famous school of Harry Potter stories, meets GLEON. The GLEON 19 meeting will take place from 27 November to 1 December 2017 and is co-hosted by SUNY New Paltz, Mohonk Preserve, and Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. The registration deadline was extended today to Friday, 15 September 2017.

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3rd Annual NE GLEON Conference Facilitates Regional Research Collaborations and Training

Kate Hamre gives a working group report back at NE GLEON 2017.

By Kate Hamre

This April, Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON) members from the northeastern United States gathered at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York for the 3rd annual Northeast GLEON (NE GLEON) meeting on April 8-9, 2017. About a dozen GLEON researchers brought 16 undergraduate students to the meeting, giving these budding scientists an idea of how these meetings typically proceed. Another nine graduate students participated, taking the lead to run workshops and a professional development session. (more…)

GLEON Embraces Citizen Science

Photo: Divers participate in citizen science on lake in Belgium. Credit: Laurent Miroult.

Divers from Project Baseline Muisbroek, Ben van Asselt and Koenraad van Schuylenbergh, retrieving tea bags in Lake Put van Ekeren, Belgium. (Photo by Laurent Miroult courtesy of NETLAKE.)

A new citizen science working group formed in July at the most recent all-hands meeting of the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON) in Gaming and Lunz, Austria. With the official end of the Networking Lake Observatories in Europe (NETLAKE) EU COST Action this year, the working group activities under GLEON’s sister network in Europe found a new home by merging with ongoing initiatives in GLEON. What had been an adhoc group on citizen science in GLEON became a full-fledged working group this summer with several joint projects already underway.

“Experience from GLEON demonstrates how citizens contribute to the formulation of new research questions about their lakes as well as how research scientists are embracing citizen science in the network,” said Kathleen C. Weathers, co-chair of GLEON, and G. Evelyn Hutchinson Chair in Ecology at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY. “With the establishment of a new working group, GLEON members are not only embracing citizen science but actively designing and implementing
projects.”
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