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2017 Harmful Algal Bloom Technical Workshop

  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017
  • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Oregon State University: Ag / Life Science (ALS) Building - Room 4001 & Nash Hall 304
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Oregon Lakes Association and Oregon State University with cooperation from Oregon Health Authority are sponsoring a Harmful Algal Bloom Technical Workshop on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.
This workshop is designed for scientists, natural resource managers, and field personnel.   This technical workshop is both lecture and lab based and provides an overview of monitoring for cyanobacteria.  A more programmatic companion HABs Stakeholder Meeting occurs earlier in the year.   
Agenda:  (Printer Friendly)

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

9:35 – 10:00 Background information on cyanobacteria and factors

favoring bloom formation: Al Johnson, Hydrologist,

U.S. Forest Service

10:00 -10:30 Cyanobacterial toxins: health effects and routes of exposure:

Allen Milligan, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, OSU

10:30 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – 11:15 Oregon Health Authority Guidance for Recreational Waters;

protocols for sampling, laboratory analysis, and health advisories:

Rebecca Hillwig, Oregon Health Authority

11:15 – 11:45 Learning about blooms with intensive and new monitoring techniques: Theo Dreher, Dept of Microbiology, OSU

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

*** Nash Hall Room 304 ***

1:00 – 1:45 Laboratory session: Theo Dreher, Dept. of Microbiology, OSU

Principles and practice of field sampling for monitoring and research

Principles of field test-strip assay for microcystins

2:00 – 3:00 Laboratory session:

Microscope identification of common potentially toxic cyanobacteria

Field test-strip microcystin assay


Location: Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon  (Campus Map)
  • Ag & Life Sciences (ALS) Building, Room 4001 (morning)
  • Nash Hall, Room 304 (afternoon) 

Parking:  Parking at OSU has undergone a major revision.  Short-term or Commuter Parking is available for $12 in A Zones or $10 for B or C Zones.  Government Plates are not exempt from payment, so please get your parking permit either at a kiosk or online in advance.

Enquiries to: Dr. Theo Dreher, Department of Microbiology, Oregon State University  Email:  theo.dreher@oregonstate.edu 

Brought to you by Oregon Lakes Association and Oregon State University with cooperation from Oregon Health Authority.
      






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