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.

Krista Slemmons using the BIC to measure light through the water column
View from Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park
Undergraduate student Carl Tugend assessing the best spot to begin data collection.
Undergraduate student Carl Tugend preparing the van Dorn for collecting water samples
View of Bubble Lake, Acadia National Park, Maine
Undergraduate student Carl Tugend and Masters student Kate Warner finish collecting data at Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park
Kate Warner collecting data from the Hydro Lab at Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park, Maine
Krista Slemmons checking at the beautiful scenery at Acadia National Park, Maine
Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park, Maine
Preparing for data collection at Acadia National Park, Maine