The online news site, Ink Free News, has noted that Dr. Nate Bosch, director of the Center for Lakes and Streams at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., has received recognition for a paper recently published in the Journal of Great Lake Research in 2015. Below is a portion of the story. Click here to read the complete article.
LAKES & STREAMS DIRECTOR AWARDED CHANDLER-MISENER AWARD
Dr. Nate Bosch, director of the Center for Lakes & Streams, was awarded the Chandler-Misener award for the most notable paper published in the Journal of Great Lake Research in 2015. Submitted papers are evaluated for originality, contribution and presentation.
Bosch’s paper, “Assessing and addressing the re-eutrophication of Lake Erie: Central basin hypoxia,” addressed the source of harmful algae in Lake Erie as a result of inflowing water from primarily agricultural drainage areas. The paper, co-authored by 28 scientists across the country, also offered application for the inland lakes in Kosciusko County because the Lake Erie watershed, or drainage area, is similar to the agricultural watersheds flowing into the county’s local lakes.
The paper addresses the algae growing in Lake Erie as a result of nutrients, namely phosphorus, flowing into the lake. Oxygen levels and the presence of blue-green algae toxins are issues also linked to the presence of nutrients in Lake Erie. Similarly, these issues are being studied in local lakes around the county by the Center for Lakes & Streams under Bosch’s leadership.
Click here to read the complete article.