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Dr. Jennifer L. Klug

Associate Professor of Biology
o: Bannow Science Center Rm 209
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Unwelcome algae blooms in area lakes

This article is about three lakes along the Housatonic River - Candlewood, Lillinonah and Zoar - that sustained significant blue-green algae blooms in their waters this month. Dr. Jennifer Klug, associate professor of biology, and her community partners are quoted in it: Jennifer Klug, an associate professor of biology at Fairfield University who has worked with Friends of the Lake on Lillinonah's environmental problems, said this year's autumn weather appears to be most responsible for the algae. "It's been very warm and very dry," she said. "The water temperatures have been quite warm in Lillinonah for October."

Published in Danbury News Times, Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate (Hearst Newspapers) on 10/24/13

Irene and Sandy show the effects of extreme weather on Lakes

A story about Dr. Jennifer's Klug fascinating research work: Several years ago, Friends of the Lake, a local citizens group on Lake Lillinonah, Connecticut's second largest lake, invited Jennifer L. Klug, a lake scientist and associate professor at Fairfield University, to collaborate with them. Together they set up a research and monitoring program that uses sensors mounted on a buoy and an onshore weather station and includes a role for citizen scientists. It's a win-win for all involved. "Friends of the Lake gets information they need about the lake, I can get my students involved in relevant research, and the data can be shared as part of an active global network," Klug told me.

Published in National Geographic on 12/21/12

Chef Nick cooks from the campus garden

Nick Pawlowski, Campus Executive Chef, discusses on the television program "What's Cooking" how he uses food from the campus community garden in his cooking on campus. Using herbs and vegetables, Chef Nick makes pumpkin ravioli with sage and brown butter - a dish he planned to serve in the student dining hall this week. He mentions how Biology faculty members Drs. Jen Klug and Tod Osier oversee the garden and help him with the endeavor.

Appeared on News 12 What's Cooking on 12/1/12

Researchers can monitor Lake Lillinonah 24/7

It also stirred up nutrients in those lower levels - nutrients that could feed the lake's already healthy bloom of algae. And researchers could watch those changes. "We could see the process as it happened," said Jennifer Klug of Newtown, an associate professor of environmental studies at Fairfield University. That's thanks to a buoy stationed off the Route 133 bridge. The buoy is part of GLEON -- the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network. The network uses a system of lake-based and land-based monitoring devices to study the ecology of lakes in real time.

Published in Danbury News Times, Hearst Newspapers on 8/19/11

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