LLO In the News

Here are some recent appearances of LLO in the news:

Professor Sergei Katsev was quoted in a Futurity article reflecting on a publication that explores the role of organic sulfur in Lake Superior. (Nov 17, 2023)

Sea Grant Director and LLO Professor John Downing was featured in a Brainerd Dispatch article on predicting ice-out dates for lakes. (Nov 25, 2023)

The Duluth News Tribune featured professor Jay Austin in an article on dwindling winter ice and the documentary “A Sea Change for Lake Superior,” featuring voices from the Large Lakes Observatory. (Nov 26, 2023)

Professors Jay Austin and Ted Ozersky discussed Lake Superior’s warming waters with CBS News Minnesota. (Dec 3, 2023)

Professor Sergei Katsev was featured in multiple articles on sulfur cycling in Lake Superior and its implications for early Earth for NewsweekNoozhawk, and The Current. (Nov 2023)

The work of professor Jay Austin and professor emeritus Steve Colman were cited in an article on creating a memorandum of understanding with trout by Great Lakes Now. (Dec 22, 2023)

Professor Jay Austin was featured on Northern News NowFox WeatherWBCK, the Superior Morning with Mary-Jean Cormier podcast, TBnewswatchWTIP Community RadioBay TodaySNnewswatchFox21, and MPR News discussing the impacts of decreased ice coverage on Lake Superior. (Jan-Feb 2024)

Professor Elizabeth Minor’s work on identifying and classifying microplastics in Lake Superior was featured in the Duluth News Tribune. (Jan 19, 2024)

Director Bob Sterner was featured in multiple articles reflecting on the changes to population and climate that have occurred during his career for USA TodayNews Beezer, and BNN. (Jan 2024). Check out the X thread this article was inspired by.

Director Bob Sterner appeared on the West Michigan Weekend podcast to discuss the impact of climate change on Lake Superior. (Jan 13, 2024)

Professor Sergei Katsev was featured in an article by National Geographic discussing the spontaneous eruption of Lake Kivu due to trapped carbon dioxide and methane below the surface. (Jan 18 2024)

Professor Ted Ozersky was featured in a Pehal News article discussing his research on winter limnology in the Great Lakes. (Feb 9, 2024)

Professor Ted Ozersky was featured in AP News and CBS News reflecting on the impacts of climate change on winter sports. (Feb 14, 2024)

PhD student Alia Benedict, Professor Ted Ozersky, and undergraduate Drew Check were featured in a UMD News article on ecology under ice. (Feb 16, 2024)

Director Bob Sterner and Professor Jay Austin were interviewed for a Star Tribune article on an iceless Lake Superior. (Feb 18, 2024)

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