Jeffrey M. Reutter Director

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Ohio Sea Grant College Program
F.T. Stone Laboratory
Center for Lake Erie Area Research (CLEAR), and the
Great Lakes Aquatic Ecosystem Research Consortium (GLAERC)

Jeffrey M. Reutter began working on Lake Erie at Stone Laboratory in 1971 and has directed 4 programs at The Ohio State University since November 1987: F.T. Stone Laboratory, the Ohio Sea Grant College Program, the Center for Lake Erie Area Research, and the Great Lakes Aquatic Ecosystem Research Consortium, a consortium of top scientists at 12 Ohio colleges. He received his BS and MS from OSU in fisheries management and his Ph.D. from OSU in Environmental Biology. He has been a member of the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel, serving many federal agencies and offices, where he chaired the Education Sub-Panel and served on the Research to Application Task Force. He served for 21 years on the Council of Great Lakes Research Managers for the International Joint Commission in US State Department with 6 years as US Co-Chair, and has been the President of the National Association of Marine Laboratories (NAML) and the Ohio State Chapter of the Scientific Research Society, Sigma Xi. He is the US Co-Chair of the Great Lakes Regional Research Information Network (GLRRIN), the Lake Erie Millennium Network, and the Objectives and Loadings Task Team for Annex 4 (nutrients) of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. He served for 12 years on the Board of the Great Lakes Protection Fund and is currently a trustee for The Nature Conservancy in Ohio and the Alliance for the Great Lakes. Dr. Reutter is an aquatic biologist and limnologist, the author of over 150 technical reports and journal articles, and a frequent lecturer on issues related to the changing Lake Erie ecosystem, harmful algal blooms, nutrient loading, aquatic invasive species, linking environmental health and coastal economic development, Great Lakes research needs and priorities, the importance of science education and research, and the importance of scientists communicating with the public. While at OSU he has aided in the development of over 20 endowments and supported over 2200 students with scholarships, fellowships, and part-time work. He has been the principal investigator on over $50 million in grants and contracts.

My work seems to focus in the following areas:

  • development and synthesis of research priorities;
  • facilitation of multi-investigator, interdisciplinary, proposals and projects to address priorities;
  • synthesis, interpretation, and presentation of results for scientists, managers, decision makers, and the public;
  • development and implementation of strategies to link managers and research scientists;
  • development of the Stone Lab curriculum and hiring faculty;
  • budget management, donor development, grant management, proposal writing.

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