GLEON Student Association (GSA) Monday Workshop at G19 All Hands' Meeting

The GSA is organizing a day-long workshop “Communicating Science: visually and vocally” from 08.30 to 16.30 on Monday, 27 November 2017 at the Mohonk Mountain House. The workshop will be divided into two groups, with half participating in Session I in the morning and half participating in Session II in the morning. In the afternoon, the groups will switch and participate in the other session topic. All workshop participants will have the opportunity to participate in both sessions.

  • Session I: Graphing techniques in R using GLEON buoy data
  • Session II: Communicating science to different types of audiences  

View or download the workshop agenda: 

Tasks to be completed prior to arriving at G19:

1. Download and install R.

This is achieved using a CRAN mirror, such as:


Update R, if you are using an R version < 3.4.1


2. Download and install RStudio

We will be using RStudio for all examples/demonstrations. Please have the RStudio application on your laptop.

2. Download Data using the following link:

Information may be updated prior to the workshop, so be sure to check back for additional updates.

Machine Learning Workshop

This workshop from 08.30 to 16.30 on Monday, 27 November 2017 will survey machine learning techniques that have possible applications to limnology, such as neural networks and random forests. As much as possible, techniques will be discussed with actual ecological data. We will use hands-on exercises with R showing how to apply these techniques. Attendees should bring a laptop.

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Carbon/Natural Organic Matter (NOM) Challenge: Disinfection By-Product Concerns for Drinking Water Workshop

NYC Department of Environmental Protection has organized a day-long workshop on the Carbon/Natural Organic Matter (NOM) Challenge: Disinfection By-Product Concerns for Drinking Water, also from 09.30 to 16.30 on Monday, 27 November 2017. (Please note that this workshop will begin one hour later than the other workshops.)

Background: Understanding carbon cycling, and modeling of the dynamics of organic carbon in lakes, has been a topic of great interest to GLEON members over the years. In lakes and reservoirs that serve as sources of drinking water, a portion of organic carbon reacts with chlorine disinfectant to form so-called disinfection byproducts (DBPs). These compounds are suspected carcinogens; the USA, Canada, European Union, and World Health Organization have regulations or guidelines to limit the concentration of these compounds in drinking water.

This workshop will look at a wide range of issues associated with the formation, fate and transport of organic carbon and the precursors of DBPs in lakes and reservoirs, including monitoring and modeling. Speakers from Australia, Sweden, Spain and the USA are included, who will speak to the particular concerns in their water supplies and countries. A number of speakers are from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) who operates the largest unfiltered public water supply in the USA, including 6 reservoirs located in the Catskill Mountain region of New York State, near the GLEON19 meeting site at Mohonk.

View or download the workshop agenda:

Bayesian Statistics Workshop for graduate students and postdocs after the G19 meeting

As part of the GLEON fellowship program, the GSA is organizing a two-day Bayesian Statistics Workshop for graduate students and postdocs after the G19 All Hands' Meeting, on 2-3 December 2017 at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY. Space is limited. Click here for more information. Applications are now closed, and this workshop is full.


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