Sellner, K. NOAA/NOS, ksellner@cop.noaa.gov

 
CONTROLLING MECHANISMS IN TOXIC BLOOMS AND TOXIN PRODUCTION: WHAT'S UP DOC'S?
 
Research on harmful algal blooms (HABs), species, and toxins has substantially increased in the last decade, with support driven in large part from societal fears of HAB-induced public illness. The influx of support has resulted in large national and international programs on HABs that support multidisciplinary research efforts and inclusion of rapidly advancing molecular and remote detection technologies, providing critically needed basic research on HAB physiology, behavior, ecology, toxin production and detection, and 'predictive' ecosystem models. Increasing public need for 'managing' HABs will likely cause a much closer linkage between research and public monitoring programs, with research derived results quickly incorporated into monitoring programs and monitoring programs, in turn, providing quality ecosystem data sets for research-generated predictive models. Further, researchers will be required participants in developing and implementing HAB mitigative policies, further ensuring public support of cutting-edge HAB research programs.
 
Day: Friday, Feb. 5
Time: 08:30 - 09:00am
Location: Eldorado Hotel
 
Code: SS42FR0830E