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Shallow Lakes

Shallow Lakes

Clear and turbid shallow lakes across the western Minnesota landscape (photo courtesy of Brian Herwig, MN DNR)

The Shallow Lakes project is a collaboration between the St. Croix Watershed Research Station, the University of St. Thomas Department of Biology, the University of St. Thomas Department of Geology , and the University of Minnesota Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. The goal of the project is to examine the role that shallow lakes and wetlands play in the global carbon cycle and determine if we can manage these lakes to bury organic matter efficiently. The research team consists of ecologists studying the modern processes in these lakes, as well as paleoecologists who are studying how these lakes have changed over the past two hundred years.

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NSFThis material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants DEB-0919095, DEB-0919070, and DEB-0918753.