U-Links & Trent University Project - Calcium Decline
A three-member team from Trent University have completed their project that focused on calcium decline, impacts and potential mitigation efforts for Kawagama Lake.
Calcium has been declining in Kawagama Lake due to historic and ongoing acid deposition. These declining calcium levels can have a negative impact on the aquatic food-chain and can thus affect the growth of various sport fish.
The project involved the consolidation of past research (a literature review) to understand the reasons behind this calcium loss in freshwater lakes (specifically Kawagama Lake), and the impacts of this decline on aquatic life, in addition to recommendations for action that can be taken to reduce this decrease.