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Lewis Molot

Happy retirement, Lew!

Happy retirement, Lew!

It is with mixed feelings that we received news about the retirement of Professor Lewis Molot who joined then Faculty of Environmental Studies (now Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change) in 1990. Over the next 30 years, Professor Molot’s research interests have been on aquatic systems have included research topics of interests such as acidification,

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Dependence of cyanobacteria bloom formation and maintenance on anoxia and trace metals in eutrophic lakes

Dependence of cyanobacteria bloom formation and maintenance on anoxia and trace metals in eutrophic lakes

Principal Investigator: Lewis Molot Funding: NSERC Term: 2018-2022 The key driver of cyanobacteria bloom formation is the onset of anoxia (defined as complete loss of dissolved oxygen and nitrate) at the sediment/water boundary which results in release of ferrous iron into overlying water. The discovery of this formation has important management implications because blooms can

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Dependence of cyanobacteria bloom formation and maintenance on anoxia and trace metals in eutrophic lakes

Dependence of cyanobacteria bloom formation and maintenance on anoxia and trace metals in eutrophic lakes

The key driver of cyanobacteria bloom formation is the onset of anoxia (defined as complete loss of dissolved oxygen and nitrate) at the sediment/water boundary which results in release of ferrous iron into overlying water. The discovery of this formation has important management implications because blooms can be averted by preventing complete loss of dissolved

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Strong Environmental Learning and Action

Strong Environmental Learning and Action

The project will develop teaching and learning resources on climate change, authentic learning with certification resources, curriculum-linked map, student-featured instructional how-to-video as well as teaching and board staff training and network building. Researcher: Lewis Molot Project Theme: EcoCampus

Ontario EcoSchools: Achieving Excellence through Environmental Education

Ontario EcoSchools: Achieving Excellence through Environmental Education

The Ontario EcoSchools program engages elementary and secondary students and schools in more than 50 English and French language boards in learning and action that supports curriculum-linked learning about the environment. The annual grant aims to build capacity for curriculum-linked environmental education and action in Ontario schools and to support activities such as EcoSchools certification

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Effects of Experimental Sulfate Additions on Nutrient Cycling, Cyanobacterial Abundunce and Mercury Methylation Lake 227, Experimental Lakes Area

Effects of Experimental Sulfate Additions on Nutrient Cycling, Cyanobacterial Abundunce and Mercury Methylation Lake 227, Experimental Lakes Area

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) The research aimed to assess the effect of sulphate levels on several impacts associated with excessive fertilization of lakes. The study was conducted in a remote, fishless lake in northwestern Ontario's Experimental Lakes Area. Sulphate was believed to play a key role in regulating various microbial processes in

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Assessing the Relationship between Internal Ferrous Iron Loading and Cyanobacteria Bloom Formation in Lake Winnipeg

Assessing the Relationship between Internal Ferrous Iron Loading and Cyanobacteria Bloom Formation in Lake Winnipeg

Environment Canada (EC) Lake Winnipeg Basin Stewardship Fund The research aimed to quantify internal loading rates of iron and phosphorus by measuring iron and phosphorus release from sediment cores collected at several stations throughout the study sites. The project provided insights on the conditions that directly lead to bloom formation and enhanced research and monitoring

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Using Phosphorus-Ferrous Eutrophication Model to Identify Cyanobacteria Bloom Formation Risk in Georgian Bay Embayments

Using Phosphorus-Ferrous Eutrophication Model to Identify Cyanobacteria Bloom Formation Risk in Georgian Bay Embayments

Georgian Bay Forever The project aimed to provide Georgian Bay Forever and government agencies with a sounder scientific understanding of risk factors of cyanobacteria blooms in the embayments of Eastern Giorgian Bay, especially those factors that influenced oxygen depletion of surface sediments. Researcher: Co-PIs: Lewis Molot, Sue Watson (Environment Canada's National Water Research Institute )

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York-MOE Partnership on Lake Simcoe

York-MOE Partnership on Lake Simcoe

Ontario Ministry of Environment (ENE) The project aimed to develop and enhance understanding of the ecological issues pertaining to Lake Simcoe to protect, improve or restore the elements that contribute to the ecological health of its watershed, including water quality, hydrology, heritage, and hydrologic features and functions. Researcher: PI: Lewis Molot Project Theme: Resource Management

Ontario EcoSchools

Ontario EcoSchools

Ontario Ministry of Education (EDU) As part of the government's strategic commitment to environmental education, the yearly funding is used to build capacity for environmental education and action in Ontario schools such as curriculum development, certification programs, upgrading French language resources, web development and outreach activities across the province. More information at: http://www.ontarioecoschools.org/ Researcher: PI:

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