Posts Tagged ‘science’

New report out on Ohio’s algal bloom efforts

Ohio Sea Grant, on behalf of Ohio State, the University of Toledo and the Ohio Department of Higher Education, has released the second-year research progress update for the statewide Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative. (Photo: Lake Erie algal bloom, NASA.)

Thursday: Stone Lab greets IJC scientist, Toledo prof

Stone Lab’s next summer guest lecture program — featuring Matthew Child, physical scientist with the International Joint Commission’s Great Lakes Regional Office in Windsor, Ontario, and Jeanine Refsnider of the University of Toledo’s Department of Environmental Sciences — is this Thursday, July 6, at 7 p.m.

Stone Lab is Ohio State’s water science-focused campus at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie. Its summer guest lecture series continues on Thursday evenings through Aug. 3. (Photo: Ohio Sea Grant, via Flickr.)

Two by boat: Wright State freshwater science profs to speak tonight at Stone Lab

Wright State’s Yvonne Vadeboncoeur headlines Stone Lab’s next guest lecture series event, which is tonight, Thursday, June 29, at 7 p.m. Her bio says she studies the “importance of energy linkages among habitats in freshwater ecosystems.”

Also speaking will be Wright State’s Stephen Jacquemin, whose research, his bio says, focuses on the “ecology and evolution of freshwater fishes and gastropods.”

Stone Lab is Ohio State’s island campus at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie. Admission to the event is free. But there’s a charge for a ferry ride to Put-in-Bay and water taxi ride to the lab. There’s an option to watch online. (Photo: Stone Lab dock, Jill Bartolotta, via Flickr.)

Organic crop, dairying field day is Thursday

CFAES’s research arm, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, is holding its annual Organic Crop Field Day on Thursday, June 29, from 2 to 6 p.m. near Wooster. Admission is free. Check out the event description. Learn more, including about the field day’s first-ever inclusion of organic dairying, in a CFAES press release.

OARDC’s Organic Food and Farming Education and Research Program is hosting the event, which is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. CFAES’s Sustainable Agriculture Team is a co-presenter of the series.

Download the series brochure.

Just announced: Call for HABRI pre-proposals

Ohio Sea Grant is requesting pre-proposals for one- to two-year research projects from Ohio colleges and universities as part of the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative.

Get on the boat; or, water great way to spend an evening

Stone Lab, Ohio State’s water science-focused campus at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie, has announced its 2017 summer guest lecture series. Admission is free and open to the public. But you’ll probably need to pay for a short but usually pleasant ride by ferry, water taxi or both to get there.

The series starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 15, featuring Mark Noark and Brent Repenning of Kent, Ohio-based Davey Resource Group and a research brief by Audrey Sawyer of Ohio State’s School of Earth Sciences called “Hidden chemical exchange due to lake-groundwater interactions.”

See the series schedule. There’s also an option to watch online. (Photo: Stone Lab scene, Jill Bartolotta, via Flickr.)

‘It would be amazing to give people clean drinking water’

CFAES student Ashlee Balcerzak, who’s from Maumee near Toledo, was a pre-med major at first. Then she took a class at Ohio State’s Stone Lab on Lake Erie and everything changed.

“I got really interested in the actual overall water quality issues and the ecosystems,” she says, “so I ended up changing my major to environmental science.” Her specialty: water science.

Now, as an undergraduate researcher in the college, she’s studying the use of magnetic bacteria to remove algal bloom-causing phosphorus from waters such as Lake Erie. She’s even given a TEDx Toledo talk on it.

“I’m just so passionate about water science,” she says. “I want to help others.”

April 19: ‘Citizen Sense’ leader will speak

Jennifer Gabrys, reader in the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, and principal investigator on the European Research Council’s “Citizen Sense” project, will present “Citizen Sense: Monitoring and Contesting Environments of Extraction” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. April 19 in Room 311 Denney Hall on Ohio State’s Columbus campus. She’ll also give a workshop from 10 a.m. to noon April 20 in the Research Commons classroom on campus. Details. Ohio State’s Environmental Humanities program is the sponsor.

Also on Tuesday evening: Stone Lab’s annual winter program and benefit auction

Image of Stone Lab classThe annual Winter Program and Silent Auction benefiting Ohio State’s Stone Lab on Lake Erie is tonight, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in Columbus. It’s a chance to learn more about the lab and Ohio Sea Grant; support scholarships for students to take classes at the lab; and hear speakers Bryan Mark, an Ohio State geography professor and Ohio’s state climatologist, and Caroline McElwain, a student in the lab’s 2016 Research Experience for Undergraduates program who studied how Lake Erie fish see underwater.

Admission is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are requested. Read more. (Photo: Aquatic ecosystems class by Lisa Rice, Ohio Sea Grant.)

‘An excellent location to do research’

Image of Stone Lab boatOhio State’s Stone Lab on Lake Erie is inviting college undergrads to apply for its 2017 Research Experience for Undergraduates Scholarship Program.