Research and Technology Forum:
´╗┐Status and Trends of Harmful Algal Blooms in Skaneateles Lake
Tuesday, June 25th, 3:30-5:00 PM at SyracuseCoE, Room 203

Data Review and Gap Analysis for Skaneateles Lake Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Action Plan

The Skaneateles Lake Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Action Plan was published in 2017 in order to lay out a comprehensive approach to minimize the frequency and intensity of HABs in Skaneateles Lake. One recommendation of the HAB Action Plan was to perform a modeling effort to better understand the sources of nutrients potentially contributing to HABs, the lake dynamics, and to inform the development of a Nine Elements Watershed Plan. As a run up to that modeling effort, a data gap and trend analysis has been conducted to understand what data are available now to support modeling, what those data say about the status and trends of the lake, and what data are needed to conduct the recommended modeling. The findings of this analysis suggest that the lake is responding in complex and unexpected ways to a variety of stressors including invasive species and climate change. This forum will explore the findings in detail, recommend next steps and support open discussion on the lake.
Anthony Eallonardo Jr., PhD, PWS
Technical Manager, OBG, Part of Ramboll

Tony is OBG's applied ecology lead focusing on ecological restoration and clean water planning efforts. Dr. Eallonardo has managed a wide range of ecological restoration design and implementation projects, phytotechnology applications, multi-agency planning efforts, as well as ecological assessments and mapping projects. He is a co-lead of the Prevention committee within ITRC's (Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council's) Strategies for Preventing and Managing Harmful Cyanobacterial Blooms team.
Dave Matthews, PhD
Director, Upstate Freshwater Institute

Dave serves as Director of the Upstate Freshwater Institute. He has conducted fundamental and applied research on over 100 lakes, reservoirs, and rivers in New York. His research interests include nutrient loading and cycling in lakes, the eutrophication and recovery of lakes, harmful algal blooms, mercury cycling, ammonia toxicity, and the influence of sediment processes on water quality. Dr. Matthews has co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles on these topics.
Elizabeth Moran, PhD
President, EcoLogic

Liz has over 30 years of experience in water resources management, with a focus on limnology and water quality. As President of EcoLogic, she has led many projects addressing emerging water quality challenges to lakes, rivers, and watersheds.