Category Archives: Algal blooms and cyanobacteria

Alternative term is Phycology and Blue-green algae. Category includes cyanobacterial or other algal blooms in freshwater, estuarine and marine waters.
Focus on Australian waters.
Cyanobacteria, cyanobacterial toxins, algal blooms, algal toxin analysis.

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EndNote on Windows: The Short Course – Video Training

EndNote has just released a short course on the most-used features in EndNote.  topics can be found at the times below:

Title: 0:00
Online Search: 1:38
Groups: 4:47
Direct Export: 7:03
Importing PDF Files: 9:53
Find Full Text: 11:36
Journal Names: 13:10
CWYW: Adding Citations: 15:53
CWYW: Configuring the Bibliography: 18:20
CWYC: Editing Citations: 21:08
EndNote Sync: 23:43

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The EndNote Training channel on YouTube contains many helpful videos

Australian Academy of Science – Nominations for the 2016 honorific awards for scientific excellence are now open

Honorific Awards

Most honorific awards are open to any scientist normally resident in Australia. Nominations may be made by anyone in the scientific community, with the exception of the Macfarlane Burnet or the Matthew Flinders Medals and Lectures for which nominations may only be made by Academy Fellows.

Criteria and nomination forms are available under each individual award.  Awards are available for a range of disciplines including chemistry, physics, human genetics, and women in science, and include early and mid-career awards.

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Women still find it tough to reach the top in science

The Conversation Sharon Bell 24 March 2015

Women are playing an increasing role in science today but there are still barriers that can prevent them from achieving success comparable to their male colleagues. This feeds the argument that there is a gender pay gap in earnings in science, although that doesn’t tell the full story of the challenges facing women scientists.

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Algal bloom linked to neurone disease

The Australian Sean Parnell 5 March 2015 pp 1 -2

Toxins associated with blue-green algae blooms in waterways are being investigated as the potential cause of the rapid growth of Australians dying from motor neurone disease.  Researchers working on a suspected  MND cluster around Griffith in NSW say blue-green algae could be the common environmental link in several cases.

MND is responsible for a growing number of deaths in Australia.

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‘Blue-green algae’ proliferating in lakes

(McGill University 26 February 2015) The organisms commonly known as blue-green algae have proliferated much more rapidly than other algae in lakes across North America and Europe over the past two centuries — and in many cases the rate of increase has sharply accelerated since the mid-20th century, according to an international team of researchers led by scientists at McGill University.

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Blue green algal blooms spark health alert for the Port Macquarie Hastings area

ABC news 16 February 2015

A health alert has been issued for the Port Macquarie-Hastings area due to a spate of algal blooms.

Water testing in the Camden Haven River, Googly’s Lagoon and the Hastings River at Settlement Point has detected marine blue green algae.

The algae Trichodesmium is commonly known as ‘sea sawdust’.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-16/blue-green-algal-blooms-spark-health-alert-for-the-port-macquar/6114206