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Lots of excitement & updates for the Carey Lab!

Lots of excitement & updates for the Carey Lab!

Lots of great updates to share! 1) Jon has just returned from a week at the University of Wisconsin getting the GLM model calibrated for FCR; we are super close to getting the plankton succession up and running for our favorite reservoir! Jon showing off his beautiful FCR thermal structure; photo credit to Grace Hong @GLEONetwork 2) Kate received a prize for her poster at the 2015 Biological Sciences Research Day- congrats! 3) Alex was chosen as the 2015 College of Science’s…

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ASLO & Virginia Water Conference

ASLO & Virginia Water Conference

It has been a busy winter in the Carey Lab: we’ve had sporadic field sampling while the reservoirs have been frozen (another dimictic year!), and a whole lot of travel. Cayelan co-organized the Reservoir Limnology session at the ASLO meeting in Granada in February, and the whole lab presented at the Virginia Water Conference in Richmond in March. We covered almost the entire food web: Alex discussed internal vs. external nutrient loading in the reservoirs, and Kate and Jon gave a…

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Lab retreat 2015

Lab retreat 2015

We have just returned from our second annual lab retreat- an overnight in the woods where we get caught up on each other’s upcoming fieldwork plans, discuss last summer’s data, and coordinate lab activities. This year we also talked a lot about the ‘science of team science’ and how our Myers-Briggs personalities influence our collaboration styles. For the second consecutive year, it was the coldest night of the entire winter (-23oF, with windchill) and Alex thoroughly beat us (repeatedly) in…

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REU position available in the lab! Deadline 27 February 2015

REU position available in the lab! Deadline 27 February 2015

Summer 2015 (May 24 – August 1, 2015) Undergraduate Research Fellowships Announcement National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site at Virginia Tech INTERDISCIPLINARY WATER SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING  Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia  Application Deadline February 27, 2015 (5:00 PM, EST) Applications are invited from qualified and motivated undergraduate students (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors) from all U.S. colleges/universities to participate in a 10-week (May 24-August 1, 2015) summer research in interdisciplinary water sciences and engineering at Virginia Tech. U.S….

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

This has been a great year for the Carey Lab!  Lots of excellent science, fieldwork, travels, and fun.  We’re looking forward to a happy & healthy 2015!

Follow us on Twitter!

Follow us on Twitter!

With much help from Kate and Alex, the lab is adopting a Twitter feed @CareyLab to post research updates, photos, and general freshwater ecology news.  We look forward to engaging with our limno-friends through this medium!

Carey Lab at GLEON 16 conference

Carey Lab at GLEON 16 conference

Cayelan, Alex, Jon, and Kate recently returned from the GLEON 16 conference in Orford, Quebec after an awesome week!  The lab enjoyed some serious quality bonding time after embarking on an 18-hour road trip from Blacksburg to Canada and 17 hours back, with many thanks to Kate and Kaitlyn Doubek for packing us snacks en route.  At G16, everyone presented a poster and gave working group talks/report-backs, resulting in a phenomenal but very intense week.  We are all looking forward…

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Recent press for GLEON-PRAGMA and Gloeo gang collaborations

Recent press for GLEON-PRAGMA and Gloeo gang collaborations

Two recent stories have emerged in the press about Carey Lab collaborative efforts: 1) The GLEON blog has highlighted Cayelan and Jon’s role in the joint GLEON-PRAGMA expedition to study lake eutrophication using high-performance computing and virtual overlay networks with collaborators Paul Hanson (University of Wisconsin) and Renato Figueiredo (University of Florida).  Read more here. 2) Second, Cayelan’s recent paper in Freshwater Science was highlighted as the Feature Article of the issue, and Society of Freshwater Science newsletter editor Deb…

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Alex’s first paper is in press, and Jon has been invited to be part of the GLEON Fellowship Program!

Alex’s first paper is in press, and Jon has been invited to be part of the GLEON Fellowship Program!

Two exciting updates for the Carey Lab: 1) Alex’s first paper, which provides proof-of-concept data on the successful oxygenation of Falling Creek Reservoir (Roanoke, VA), is in press here at Water Research.  In this paper, Alex, Rick Browne (Carey Lab alum, M.S. 2013), Paul Gantzer, Mark Mobley, John Little, and Cayelan analyzed the effects of side-stream supersaturation hypolimnetic oxygenation on the physics and nutrient cycling of FCR during intermittent periods when the oxygen was on vs. off.  We observed that…

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Carey Lab featured in the VT football halftime video!

Carey Lab featured in the VT football halftime video!

Every fall, the public relations office for Virginia Tech puts together a 30 second video highlighting the best of Virginia Tech to air as part of the football halftime show- and we have just been notified that our lab is featured in this year’s video!  Grad student Alex Gerling sampled Falling Creek Reservoir in Roanoke on camera, and there is some nice underwater footage of our CTD profiler. To see the proper 30 second clip, go here.  FCR & Alex…

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