The occurrence of harmful algal blooms (HABs) in freshwater environments has steadily increased for decades due to shifting climate and eutrophication caused by anthropogenic activity. The reoccurrence of these blooms has inspired teams of scientists and regulators across multiple disciplines to systematically work together to achieve a broader understanding of the occurrence, fate, and ultimately, impacts of HABs on ecosystems used for drinking water, irrigation, fishing, and recreational purposes.
The Interdisciplinary Freshwater Harmful Algal Blooms (IFHAB) workshop draws in leading international experts into a synergistic forum to share their research findings and discuss innovative solutions.
AREAS OF INTEREST
Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring and Fate
Results of HAB monitoring programs in the Great Lakes and other freshwater environments.
Studies focusing on the toxicological effects of HABs and cyanotoxins to biota and human health.
Latest developments for cyanotoxin analysis, including instrumental techniques, bioassays or qPCR.
Drinking Water Treatment
Results of most effective and innovative methods for drinking water treatment.