Water Researcher Wednesday: Dr. John Berges

Dr. John A Berges is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Berges studies planktonic organisms in the upper part of the water column of Lake Michigan. After harvesting the organisms from the lake, Dr. Berges grows and studies them in controlled environments to determine how the presence of various nutrients influences their growth and distribution patterns. The goal is to create models that predict how these organisms are influenced, and in turn themselves influence, the ecosystem of Lake Michigan.

– James Starzec

Water Docs: Dr. John A Berges


About The Water Council

The Water Council, the only organization of its kind in the United States, was established in 2009 by Milwaukee-area businesses, education and government leaders. With more than 150 water technology companies in the Milwaukee area, the region’s water industry is a $10.5 billion dollar market and accounts for four percent of the world’s total water business. The non-profit organization is linking together global water technology companies, innovative water entrepreneurs, acclaimed academic research programs and, most importantly, some of the nation’s brightest and most energetic professionals. The Water Council is capturing the attention of the world and transforming the Milwaukee region into a World Water Hub for freshwater research, economic development and education. The Water Council is located in the Global Water Center at 247 W. Freshwater Way, Suite 500, Milwaukee, WI 53204.
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