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Speaker Bio: Jake Vander Zanden is a professor at the Center for Limnology, University of Wisconsin – Madison whose research interests include limnology, food webs, invasive species, benthic ecology, and conservation biology. While his research has been on inland lakes of North America, and Wisconsin in particular, he has also worked in interesting places such as Mongolia, Iceland, and Mexico. Vander Zanden received his bachelor’s and doctorate degrees from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. In addition to his research, he teaches popular courses in ‘Limnology’ and ‘Ecology of Fishes’ at University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Abstract: Species from the far corner of the world such as zebra mussel and spiny water flea are finding their way into Wisconsin’s lakes. What are the implications for our lakes, and water quality in particular? Vander Zanden will discuss how the ‘food web’, and invasive species in particular, can have huge effects on water quality in the Madison lakes.