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2013 Harmful Algae Bloom Technical Workshop

  • Monday, April 15, 2013
  • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Oregon State University
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A day-long seminar covering 
  • basic information on freshwater cyanobacterial blooms 
  • public health concerns
  • sampling and monitoring
  • hands-on microscope observation of bloom-forming cyanobacteria  
Information appropriate for rangers, lake managers and field personnel who deal with lake and reservoir HABs

Location:  Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

  • Linus Pauling Science Center, Room 402 (morning)
  • Nash Hall, Room 304 (afternoon)
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Sponsored by Oregon Lakes Association and Oregon State University

Program  (Printable PDF)

9:30 – 9:35                   Introduction: Theo Dreher, Dept of Microbiology, OSU

9:35 – 10:05                 Background information on cyanobacteria and factors favoring bloom formation:  Al Johnson, Hydrologist, U.S. Forest Service

10:05 – 10:35               Effects of cyanobacterial toxins and routes of exposure:  David Farrer, Ph.D., Toxicologist, Office of Environmental Public Health, Oregon Health Authority


10:35 – 10:50               Break

10:50 – 11:20               Oregon Health Authority Guidance for Recreational Waters; protocols for sampling, laboratory analysis, and health advisories: Rebecca Hillwig, Program Coordinator, Beach & Harmful Algal Blooms, Center for Health Protection, Oregon Health Authority


11:20 – 11:40               U.S. Forest Service protocol for cyanobacteria bloom monitoring and public health advisories: Al Johnson, USFS

11:40 – 12:00               U.S. Army Corps of Engineers protocol for cyanobacteria bloom monitoring and public health advisories:  Tina Lundell and Shelly Hanson, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Portland District

12:00 – 1:00                 Lunch (on your own)

1:00 – 1:30                  Evolving ways of monitoring cyanobacterial blooms through increased accessibility of genetics and toxin analyses: Theo Dreher, Dept. of Microbiology, OSU

1:30 – 3:00                  Laboratory session: Identification of common potentially toxic cyanobacteria  

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