The EEB Seminar on November 3, 2016 featured Dr. Jill Welter, an ecosystem scientist from St. Catherine University in Minnesota. Dr. Welter’s work focuses on understanding how environmental change, including climate warming and eutrophication, influences species interactions and nutrient cycling in stream ecosystems. Her seminar talk was titled:

“Start seeing nitrogen fixation: the potential impact of cyanobacteria on river ecosystems in a changing world.”

During her visit, Dr. Welter led a brownbag discussion for fellows in the Interfaces of Global Change Program where they discussed alternative careers in academia. She also visited the Carey Lab’s Falling Creek Reservoir research site for a hands-on demonstration of water quality research techniques.

Dr. Welter’s visit to Virginia Tech was hosted by Cayelan Carey and graduate students in the Carey Lab.