SIL100, the Centennial Congress of the International Society of Limnology (SIL) | 7-10 August 2022

We cordially invite you to submit an abstract for an oral or ePoster presentation to SIL100, the Centennial Congress of the International Society of Limnology (SIL). The congress will take place in Berlin, Germany, from Sunday, 7 August to Wednesday, 10 August 2022. Contributions are welcome from attendees across all career levels, including graduate and undergraduate students, early career scientists, and established researchers in academia and water management practice. Only submissions through the abstract form on the SIL 100 website will be considered.


The deadline for submitting abstracts is 5 April 2022, at 23:59 H in Berlin (22:59 UTC).


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Session: Gases in inland waters: from physical control to microbial metabolisms


Zhe LI, Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Bertram Boehrer, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Germany

Yves Prairie, Université de Québec à Montréal, QC, Canada


Gases and gas release from inland waters have recently received great interests in the limnological research as essential players in the carbon cycle: released gases such as carbon dioxide and methane are the most important contributors to the greenhouse effect. However, the relevance of gases goes far beyond this. Gases play a central role in limnology. Oxygen is a central agent for the metabolism of higher organisms, while carbon dioxide is a requirement for photosynthesis. Some lakes store immense amounts of gas which, when sudden released, threatens animals and humans on land. Degassing due to instantaneous pressure change and strong turbulence mixing upon discharge from reservoirs not only results in significant emissions of methane, but also causes oversaturated dissolved gases in water, threatening downstream fish species. Our further understanding of interactions between inland waters and the atmosphere under global change is limited. We invite presentations covering a wide range, such as the nature of gas production via microbial processes, transport of gases, solubility, ebullition, diffusive exchange at the air-water interface and gas tracing. We also welcome presentations of methodological development or the application of novel methods ranging from micro-scale experiments to upscaling exercises.



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