GLEON Working Groups

Citizen Science

The Citizen Science Working Group had its beginnings as an Adhoc group at the GLEON 17 meeting in Korea (2015) and evolved into a full working group at the GLEON 18 meeting in Austria (2016), a joint meeting with NETLAKE, GLEON’s sister network in Europe. Members from both networks teamed up to initiate lake-based citizen science on a global scale.

Reservoirs and Lake Management

This working group was formed at the GLEON 14 meeting in Ireland and focuses on research and management of reservoirs and lakes. Because of their use for water supply, power generation, and even recreation, reservoirs are important waterbodies and an ongoing topic of discussion. Reservoirs are also closely linked with lake management, another ongoing topic of research for this working group.

The Theory Working Group (TTG)

Using wavelet and other spectral analysis tools, group lakes into distinct classes of frequency response in central lake characteristics; including physical, biological and chemical measurements.

Ecosystem Modelling Working Group

Mission of this group is to utilize the GLEON network for the development and application of ecosystem models and enable GLEON scientists to simulate lake and watershed processes.

Technology Working Group

The Technology working group discusses a wide range of issues, ranging from data access policies, to database and data model issues, to prioritization of new technology development for sensor networks. For example, a Data Integration sub-group was formed to assist in integration of data from multiple GLEON sites that have existing data management systems, which are not directly GLEON compatible.

"So What?" Working Group

This working group met at GLEON 6 to discuss the significance of GLEON to limnology and global water resources.

Signal Processing and Fluorescence Working Group

This working group is focused on chlorophyll fluorescence and signal processing of chlorophyll fluorescence.

Physics-Climate Working Group

This working group focuses on lake physics, often within the context of changing climatic drivers.

Microbes Working Group

This working group looks to coordinate microbial measurements with high-frequency (HF) observations from lake sensor networks.

New Buoys Working Group

In response to multiple requests at GLEON 9, this group formed from individuals wanting help in building and deploying new buoys.

Lake Metabolism/C-cycling Working Group

This working group addresses issues related to lake gross primary production (GPP) and ecosystem respiration (R) as well as the carbon cyle in general.

Domains of Control Working Group

This working group seeks to understand how the control over ecosystems change across space-time domains.

Cyanobacteria Working Group

Our cyanobacterial working group met for the first time in Hamilton, NZ during the GLEON 8 meeting and proposed the following question as the focus of our conversations and activity: Do patterns in physical buoy variables exist that occur before or after cyanobacterial blooms in repeatable ways for the four major cyanobacterial groups?

Climate Sentinels Working Group

The focus of this working group is on exploring the use of lakes as sensors in the landscape in order to interpret and quantify what their sentinel responses are telling us about the ecological consequences of climate change.

CDI Key Collaborators Working Group

A working group was formed in December of 2008 to guide the development and prioritization of science questions for a grant proposal submitted to the U.S. NSF program, Cyber-enabled Discovery and Innovation (CDI).

Benthic Pelagic Working Group

The benthic pelagic working group met at GLEON 6 in Florida. Their scientific questions include: How will integration of littoral zone increase our understanding of lake ecosystems? How does lake size and shape affect the strength and direction of links between littoral and pelagic habitats?

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