As the incoming Chair of the Freshwater Salinization Advisory Group, I have a few goals for the upcoming year. I think it would be great if we could develop a community of people sharing ideas and potentially using the group as a communication tool to stimulate collaboration and/or cross fertilization. I'm sure that many of the members don't know each other yet, so perhaps it would be useful if each of you wrote a few sentences about what activities you are engaged in with respect to freshwater salinization.
If you could provide a few sentences about your position and activities, I will try compile a graphic that links our interests and efforts. I'll start with this:
I'm David Buchwalter, an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at North Carolina State University. I am interested in how physiology and ion transport underlie the differential sensitivity of freshwater species to freshwater salinization. We specialize in the use of isotopic tracers to measure ion (Na, Ca, SO4) flux rates and the interactions of major ions in aquatic insects.
If you could provide me with a brief intro like mine above, I will compile them and share them with the group.
I would also like to increase membership in the group, so please invite your colleagues to join if they are not in the membership list.