IISD-ELA in the News
IISD-ELA in the News | Kenora Daily News and Miner | August 17, 2017
IISD-ELA study confirms lake trout adapt behaviour with climate change
"Lake trout have adapted their lifestyle to changes in climate an 11-year study at IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) has found - for now."
IISD-ELA in the News | Thunder Bay News Watch | August 16, 2017
Lake trout vulnerable to long-term climate change
"A new study has found that climate change is having an impact on lake trout by changing their behavior, forcing the cold-water species into deeper water for longer periods to look for food during long summers."
IISD-ELA in the News | CBC Manitoba | August 16, 2017
Lake trout ‘a canary in a coal mine’ for climate change: researcher
"Researchers watched the feeding habits of lake trout at the IISD Experimental Lakes Area in northwestern Ontario over an 11-year span and found the fish can quickly adapt their behaviour — moving to deeper and cooler parts of the lake to feed — as water temperatures rise."
IISD-ELA in the News | Water Canada | August 15, 2017
New Head Research Scientist for IISD ELA
"The International Institute for Sustainable Development Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) has announced its new Head Research Scientist, Vince Palace."
IISD-ELA in the News | CBC Radio-Canada | August 15, 2017
Dans les lacs, la truite s’adapte aux changements climatiques, selon une étude
(French-language article) « La truite réagit rapidement aux changements de la température de l'eau. Aussitôt que la température devient trop élevée, le poisson quitte les eaux peu profondes, et biologiquement plus productives pour s'aventurer dans les parties les plus profondes du lac où la nourriture se fait plus rare, explique Matthew Guzzo. Et lorsqu'un prédateur de cette envergure est contraint de changer de régime, cela a des conséquences non seulement sur lui, mais sur toute la chaîne alimentaire. »
IISD-ELA in the News | Winnipeg Free Press | July 31, 2017
Algae explosion fouls Lake Winnipeg
"Matt McCandless, executive director of IISD Experimental Lakes Area, said he doesn’t yet know how the lake’s zebra mussel problem will impact the algae, but said Lake Erie researchers saw algae increase in beach areas when the mussels arrived."
IISD-ELA in the News | The Conversation | July 20, 2017
Millions of lakes right in our backyard serve as windows into Earth’s origins
"The Lake Matano discoveries had special significance for Dr. Sherry Schiff in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Waterloo. Her long history of studying freshwater habitats, including those at the International Institute for Sustainable Development — Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) in northern Ontario, helped her formulate a hypothesis."
IISD-ELA in the News | Kenora Daily News and Miner | July 10, 2017
Experimental Lakes Area scientists take to Twitter to answer questions from public
"For the month of July, people can tweet at the IISD-ELA Twitter account with any questions they may have for Experimental Lakes Area scientists with the hashtag #ELA140, whether it’s about climate change, different pollutants, invasive species, or what exactly happens at the ELA, a natural laboratory made up of 58 small lakes and their watersheds near Vermilion Bay. The catch, of course, is the researchers have to respond in 140 characters or less."
IISD-ELA in the News | Radio-Canada | July 7, 2017
Réponses scientifiques en moins de 140 caractères
"Les chercheurs de la Région des lacs expérimentaux développent l'art de la concision. Le centre de recherche, situé près de Kenora, s'est donné le défi de répondre aux questions des internautes sur Twitter."
IISD-ELA in the News | CKDR | July 6, 2017
Experimental Lakes Area Questions Take To Twitter
"The International Institute for Sustainable Development, which operates the Experimental Lakes Area west of Vermillion Bay is taking questions on Twitter. You can tweet questions to the scientists about freshwater research and they will respond with a challenging 140 characters or less response."