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Incorporating Watershed Tea into an Ecosystem Perspective

  • 20 Oct 2011
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Municipal Services Building (MSB), 1401 John F Kennedy Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19102, Room E, 16th Floor (Right across from Love Park and above the Game Pieces)

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Please Note a CHANGE IN LOCATION:
Municipal     Services   Building  (MSB)
1401 John F Kennedy Boulevard

Philadelphia,   PA   19102
Room E, 16th Floor
(Right across from  Love     Park  and above the Game Pieces)  
PLEASE BRING PHOTO ID TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE BUILDING


Incorporating Watershed Tea into an Ecosystem Perspective 

 Louis A. Kaplan

Stroud Water Research Center


Each year, massive amounts of organic carbon, in the form of dissolved molecules, are transported to the oceans of the world by rivers. These naturally occurring organic molecules dissolved in stream water constitute the largest pool of organic matter in aquatic ecosystems. Within streams and rivers, molecules that originate in terrestrial vegetation and are modified within soils and groundwater by microorganisms during movement to the channel, are the dominant source of organic matter, Watershed Tea. These terrestrially derived molecules in transport downstream contribute to the biologically useful chemical energy present in freshwater and coastal marine environments. This presentation will describe the sources and fates of Watershed Tea and the important roles its plays in ecosystem processes.


Louis A. Kaplan is a stream ecologist studying the chemistry of natural organic molecules in flowing waters, the communities of bacteria feeding on those molecules, and the interactions of the two. He develops innovative analytical and experimental approaches to study what makes a molecule biodegradable and whether bacterial species are cosmopolitan. Kaplan is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College, University of California at Davis, and the University of Pennsylvania.  He is a Senior Research Scientist at the Stroud Water Research Center where he directs the organic matter biogeochemistry research group and a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.


To All Licensed Professional Engineer's:  This seminar does qualify for 1.0 Professional Development Hour (PDH).  A Certificate of Attendance will be available on site for AWRA-PMAS members only.  The meeting price for non-members who wish to receive a 2011 Certificate of Attendance for the PDH is $10.00 ($3.00 for meeting + $7.00 for certificate).

Please Note a CHANGE IN LOCATION:
Municipal   Services  Building  (MSB)
1401 John F Kennedy Boulevard

Philadelphia,  PA  19102
Room E, 16th Floor
(Right across from  Love   Park  and above the Game Pieces)  
PLEASE BRING PHOTO ID TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE BUILDING

  




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