The intent of the Climate-Aquatics Blog is to provide a means for the field biologists, hydrologists, students, managers, and researchers to more broadly and rapidly discuss topical issues associated with aquatic ecosystems and climate change. Messages periodically posted to this blog will highlight peer-reviewed research and science tools that may be useful in addressing this global phenomenon. A forum for group discussions of these tools and new scientific findings has been set up as a Google Group (instructions for joining). Here, we’ve stored the text of the original Blog posts, supporting graphics, and peer-reviewed articles because the latter cannot be uploaded to the Google Group.
Many of the ideas for blog postings have their roots in studies conducted across the Rocky Mountain region of the western US, but attempts will be made to present topics & tools in ways that highlight their broader global relevance. Moreover, it is acknowledged that the studies, tools, and techniques highlighted in these missives are by no means the only, or perhaps even the best, science products in existence on particular topics, so the hope is that this discussion group engages others doing, or interested in, similar work and that healthy debates & information exchanges will occur to facilitate the rapid dissemination of knowledge among those most passionate about climate change and it's effects on aquatic ecosystems.