What is the Scientific Basis for Understanding and Protecting Lake Winnipeg?
Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium - Science Workshop
Siobhan Field Station
Fort Whyte Nature Centre
1961 McCreary Road, Winnipeg
April 26th & 27th, 2011
Steering Committee: Dr. Burton Ayles, Dr. Brenda Hann, Dr. Greg McCullough,
Dr. Karen Scott (Chair), Mr. Mike Stainton
Moderator: Dr. Burton Ayles
Workshop Objective: Evaluate the progress that has been made on the science priorities and research needs identified in the 2004 Science Workshop (Ayles and Rosenberg, 2005) with an emphasis on synthesizing and evaluating existing knowledge in support of current and emerging management issues as identified by the agencies directly responsible for the LakeÕs aquatic resources.
DAY 1 – STATE OF THE SCIENCE
11:00 AM Registration & lunch
12:30 PM Welcome & Workshop Overview – Dr. Karen Scott
12:45 PM Session 1 – Abiotic Factors Influencing Primary Productivity
Speaker – Dr. Gertrud Nurnberg (Internal Phosphorus Loading)
Moderated Discussion – Based on Proposals W5, H7, W2
á Does Table 1 accurately reflect all ongoing or completed projects and results that bear on the proposals?
á What additional information is needed to answer the questions implied in the proposal?
á How will addressing these gaps contribute to a better understanding of the ecosystem or to management decision-making?
á Additional comments on the original proposal
3:00 PM Coffee
3:15 PM Session 2 – Food Webs (pelagic, littoral, benthic) & Near-shore
Moderated Discussion – Based on Proposals H8, F1-3, F5, H2-4, H6
á Questions as per previous session
DAY 1 continued
5:00 PM Aperitif, dinner
6:15 PM Session 3 – Other Stressors
Speaker – Dr. Bob Hecky (Multiple Stressors and Large Lakes)
Discussion – Based on Proposals W7, F6, F7, F4 & H9
á Questions as per previous sessions
~9:00 PM Wrap up Day 1
DAY 2 – SCIENCE WITHIN A MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK
9:00 AM Review of previous dayÕs activities and overview of Day 2
9:15 AM Session 4 – Status of Lake Winnipeg Modeling Efforts
á What is the status of the proposed models W1, W6, F8 (W7) and others that are in development?
10:00 AM Session 5 – Management Objectives
á Discussion of priority management objectives
10:30 AM Coffee
10:45 AM Session 6 – Science Within a Management Framework
á Discussion and evaluation of management objectives from a scientific perspective
12:30 PM Lunch
1:15 PM Session 6 – Continued. Workshop wrap up
3:00 PM Coffee & farewells
The Science Workshop will be immediately followed by a Field Season planning meeting – for anyone working on the Motor Vessel Namao or requiring LWRC on-lake science support.