Art of Research Photo Entry

Every year, the Queen’s University community is encouraged to submit photos for the Art of Research Photo Contest. This year, QE3 Graduate Student, Jeffrey Cederwall, submitted a photo taken while he was conducting research at the Experimental Lakes Area in 2018. His photo has been entered into the People’s Choice category. Anyone can vote in the contest until 4pm on April 9 and Jeff would appreciate your votes. Click this link to vote.

dragonfly caught in oil slick
A captive adult dragonfly trapped in the sticky surface slick of Canadian diluted bitumen from a controlled experimental oil spill in a boreal lake located in northwestern Ontario during the summer of 2018. As the diluted bitumen weathers in the natural environment, it becomes more viscous and reverts back into a tar-like substance. We do not yet understand how freshwater food webs will respond when spills occur. – JC