Gibraltar Island Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab, The Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie, are hosting the 2017 Stone Lab Guest Lecture Series through August 3, 2017. The lecture series features speakers from Ohio universities, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies, all covering topics related to the Lake Erie environment.
Some of this year’s speakers are:
- James White, Director of Sustainable Infrastructure, Port of Cleveland
- Matthew Child, Physical Scientist, International Joint Commission
- Janice Kerns, Fairport Harbor Fisheries Research Unit, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
- Yvonne Vadeboncoeur, Department of Biological Sciences, Wright State University
Each main lecture will be preceded by a research brief at 7 p.m., where researchers introduce some of their Lake Erie research. This year, topics include water quality, public health impacts of harmful algal blooms, and aquatic ecology.
Members of the public are invited to see the lecture series live at Stone Lab on Gibraltar Island. A webcast is also accessible online to anyone who can’t travel to Lake Erie.
In place of the weekly lecture on July 20, students in Stone Lab’s Research Experience for Undergraduates Scholarship Program will present their research projects, starting at 6 p.m. Guests can still travel to Gibraltar Island or watch the presentations online, just as they do for the other lectures.
Located on the 6.5-acre Gibraltar Island in Put-in-Bay harbor, Stone Laboratory is Ohio State’s Island Campus on Lake Erie and the research, education, and outreach facility of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program. Established in 1895, Stone Laboratory is the oldest freshwater biological field station in the United States and the center of Ohio State University’s teaching and research on Lake Erie. Stone Lab offers 25 college-credit science courses each summer for undergraduate and graduate students, advanced high school students, and educators. For information on Stone Laboratory, visit stonelab.osu.edu.