November 9, 2016

Ledge Talks: Rapid Warming of the World's Lakes

(YELLOWKNIFE) November 3, 2016 – Northern lakes are warming faster than lakes around the globe, according to recently published research by The Global Lake Temperature Collaboration project.

Dr. Derek Gray, a member of this international group of scientists, will present the Rapid Warming of the World’s Lakes at Ledge Talks: The Knowledge Series on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at 7:30 pm in the Great Hall of the Legislative Assembly building.  He will discuss the urgent need to incorporate knowledge of the patterns and processes of lake warming in assessing their vulnerability and adaptation efforts in response to environmental change.  

Dr. Gray is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Biology and the Cold Regions Research Center at Wilfrid Laurier University. He is a biologist interested in studying the impacts of environmental change on freshwater ecosystems. His recent work has focused on documenting patterns of warming in the world’s lakes and analyzing the response of biota in Lake Baikal, Siberia, to long-term warming.

There will be time for questions and discussion following the presentation.  Media and the public are welcome.  The proceedings will be webcast via the Legislative Assembly website:

Ledge Talks: The Knowledge Series is a forum for a wide variety of speakers to present current ideas, science, traditional knowledge, and issues relevant to the Northwest Territories and beyond.  Ledge Talks will also showcase research done by the many GNWT employees who are making substantial contributions to the world’s understanding of the North.

For more information, please contact:

Vera Raschke, Legislative Librarian
Legislative Assembly of the NWT
Phone. 867-767-9132 Ext. 12056 or toll-free 1-800-661-0784
Fax: 867-873-0207