Friday, April 25, 2014

Feature Focus Friday - Zombie Coots and Dead Bald Eagles, UGA's Wilde Lab Investigates

Happy Friday All!  Its time for another Feature Focus Friday!  This week we leave you with deadly disease, zombie birds, and invasive plants!.... Seem Interesting?  Well then read ahead to learn more!
Sick Coot.  Photo Credit:  UGA Wilde Lab

Friday, April 18, 2014

Plant Profile - Eurasian Watermilfoil

Another "whirlwind" week for us here at AERF attending conferences, trainings, etc.  A few weeks ago we introduced our "Plant Profile" portion of the Blog.  This week we leave you with a Plant Profile of "whirl"wind of a plant, Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM).  This extremely problematic submersed species began it's spread in the United States during the 1940s and hasn't slowed down since.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Regulatory Update: More from EPA

To keep you up to date on the latest in regulatory news, changes, and information we bring you industry and regulatory updates.  Today we bring you the latest stories from EPA and associated programs.  For more information on each story, click "read more" after each story.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

"Conference Season" - The value of attending a professional conference in the aquatic sciences

2015 NEAPMS Conference.  Photo Credit: Gideon Putnam Resort
The professional or academic conference is seen by many as a burden to our busy schedules.  Time that can be used to finish up a manuscript, work in the field, writing a proposal, or increasing your client list, may seem much more important than hours of endless presentations, mediocre continental breakfasts, and workshops.  There is however, much more to look forward to with these meetings than the occasional cash bar and free food.  For most of us in the aquatics industry, the winter and early spring time seems to be the time for such events .  While water temps (and plant growth) are at their lowest, the winter months are a time to take advantage of a number of aquatics conferences around the country.  For today, lets discuss the FIVE main reasons for you to register, grab a name tag, and attend a conference near you!