Title of Expedition: Field work for Carmen Daggett and Kate Warner’s Master’s Thesis
Names of participants: Krista Slemmons, Kate Warner, Carl Tugend, Carmen Dagett, Jasmine Saros
Location: Acadia National Park, Jordan Pond, Maine
Dates: June 2010 and June 2013
Description of research expedition: The goal of this first expedition was to determine the role of Dissolved Organic Carbon on phytoplankton in Jordan pond. This work was led by Carmen Daggett and resulted in her recent publication:
Effects of increased concentrations of inorganic nitrogen and dissolved organic matter on phytoplankton in boreal lakes with differing nutrient limitation patterns. CT Daggett, JE Saros, BM Lafrancois, KS Simon, Amirbahman, Aquatic Sciences (2015), DOI:10.1007/s00027-015-0396-5
The second expedition dealt with weekly monitoring of basic limnological parameters of Jordan Pond and neighboring lakes. This monitoring was later supplemented with the installation of a buoy spearheaded by Coutney Wigdahl-Perry and the Friends of Acadia National Park.