Fellow researchers from around the world will gather in Detroit for IAGLR’s 60th annual Conference on Great Lakes Research. A great program is in store with four days of scientific sessions and speakers focusing on our theme From Cities to Farms: Shaping Great Lakes Ecosystems. Mark your calendars for May 15-19, 2017. You won’t want to miss it!
IWR staff will be presenting on Thursday, May 18, as part of the following session: Lessons from the frontiers in science for nutrient reduction from agriculture in the WLEB
Chaired by Michelle Selzer, Monica Day and Andrea Stay
Producers and partners of agriculture are working with scientists to find solutions to agricultural runoff to the Great Lakes. The session will highlight interdisciplinary, community-engaged research aimed at optimizing and accelerating implementation of conservation programs such as nutrient management, subsurface application, cover crops, modelling, peer-to-peer learning networks, transformative learning experiences, citizen science monitoring efforts, edge-of-field monitoring, social norms, and alternative economic incentive structures. The session will also highlight the transdisciplinary skills that can help researchers more effectively engage in rural communities. Each presentation will touch on both failures and successes. Attendees will also be invited to partner with session leaders on mini-projects to try out what they’ve learned back home in their watersheds.