New Instrument to Monitor Seasonal Changes in Lake Erken Phytoplankton

08 March 2024

The Erken lab has purchased a new instrument that can monitor seasonal changes in the lake’s phytoplankton. It was purchased with a grant from the Malmens foundation to Jorrit Mesman, a limnology post doc, who plans to use the data to improve the calibration of lake phytoplankton models.  Beyond that, we expect this monitoring will provide a valuable addition to our ongoing lake monitoring program.  The instrument makes use of a technique called delayed fluorescence (DF).