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Technical Summaries

Technical Summaries (TS) are based on Sea Grant research findings and are written for non-technical audiences. Featuring 70 records.

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TS-1503
PDF: Yellow perch and climate change: How will a changing climate affect yellow perch

Yellow perch and climate change: How will a changing climate affect yellow perch

http://climategreatlakes.com/presentation-module-yellow-perch-climate-change/

Stuart Ludsin
Year: 2013,
TS-1502
PDF: Ohio Sea Grant and Franz Theodore Stone Laboratory (2012 program overview and accomplishments)

Ohio Sea Grant and Franz Theodore Stone Laboratory (2012 program overview and accomplishments)

Ohio State University's Ohio Sea Grant College Program is one of 33 programs in the NOAA National Sea Grant Program. Through coastal research, education, and outreach projects, Sea Grant addresses critical environmental, economic, and education issues. As a partnership between universities, government, and private industry, Sea Grant supports research projects at several Ohio colleges and universities, 8 extension agents from Toledo to Conneaut, and strong education and communications programs. Ohio Sea Grant's F.T. Stone Laboratory, located on Gibraltar Island at Put-in-Bay was created in 1895 and is the oldest freshwater biological field station in the country. In 2013 Ohio Sea Grant was evaluated and ranked as one of the top programs (number 2 or 3 out of 33) in the country by NOAA's National Sea Grant College Program, and in 2009 Ohio Sea Grant's outreach program was named as Ohio State University's top outreach program for the C. Peter Magrath Engagement Award.

Year: 2013, Pages: 8
TS-1500
PDF: Copper concentrations at Lake Erie marinas: Working together to understand and find solutions for nonpoint source pollution

Copper concentrations at Lake Erie marinas: Working together to understand and find solutions for nonpoint source pollution

Dealing with fouling organisms is necessary to ensure fuel efficiency, to prevent the spread of invasive species such as the zebra mussel, and to protect the boat itself. However, as boats are power washed to remove residual fouling, copper from antifouling paint leaches into the wash water and can enter Lake Erie as runoff. A free copper ion can adsorb suspended particulate matter as it settles and accumulates in the sediment. The Ohio Clean Marinas Program, with a grant from the Ohio Lake Erie Commission's Lake Erie Protection Fund, performed a study on copper concentrations at Lake Erie marinas. In collaboration with Bowling Green State University and Lake Erie marinas, data was collected on copper accumulation in sediment over the course of one boating season. The results will aid scientists, agencies, marina owners, and boaters in obtaining a better picture of the contribution of boat bottom wash wastewater to copper concentrations in Lake Erie nearshore sediments, and in finding sustainable solutions for boat bottom washing.

Year: 2014, Pages: 2
TS-069-2013

Final report: Point Place (Toledo), Ohio business retention and expansion program

Joseph E. Lucente
TS-067-2013
PDF: Yellow perch and climate change: How willl a changing climate affect Lake Erie yellow perch?

Yellow perch and climate change: How willl a changing climate affect Lake Erie yellow perch?

This presentation is based on research and information provided by Dr. Stuart Ludsin at Ohio State University. More background information is available from Dr. Ludsin's Global Change, Local Impact webinar (changingclimate.osu.edu/webinars/archives/2011-04-19) and from “Fishing for Change,” Ohio Sea Grant Twine Line Winter/Spring 2013, pg. 10-11 (ohioseagrant.osu.edu/_documents/twineline/v35i1.pdf#page=10). The presentation slides can be used on their own, or integrated into a larger presentation on Lake Erie fishing and fisheries.

Stuart Lusdin, Troy Farmer, Ruth Briland
Year: 2013, Pages: 9
TS-066-2012
PDF: Ohio's Lake Erie charter fishing industry in 2010

Ohio's Lake Erie charter fishing industry in 2010

In the winter of 2011, Ohio Sea Grant conducted a comprehensive survey of the charter fishing industry of Ohio's portion of Lake Erie. The survey is an effort to provide an update on the status, business characteristics, and economics of the charter fishing business in Ohio's portion of Lake Erie. The survey is modeled after a similar survey last conducted in 2006 and part of a larger database of information conducted since 1985. The data reported here are for the year 2010.

Frank R. Lichtkoppler, Joseph E. Lucente, Tory Gabriel
Year: 2012, Pages: 29
TS-065
PDF: Help Great Lakes communities assess climate risks, opportunities, and vulnerabilities - a logic model overview

Help Great Lakes communities assess climate risks, opportunities, and vulnerabilities - a logic model overview

Year: 2011, Pages: 1
TS-064
PDF: Lessen effects of stormwater runoff on the Great Lakes watersheds - a logic model overview

Lessen effects of stormwater runoff on the Great Lakes watersheds - a logic model overview

Year: 2011, Pages: 2
TS-063
PDF: Climate literate staff, communities, and citizenry - a logic model overview

Climate literate staff, communities, and citizenry - a logic model overview

Year: 2011, Pages: 1
TS-062
PDF: Great Lakes Sea Grant network logic model for climate resilient communities

Great Lakes Sea Grant network logic model for climate resilient communities

Year: 2011, Pages: 1
TS-061
PDF: Socio-economic Impacts of Birdwatching along Lake Erie: A Coastal Ohio Analysis

Socio-economic Impacts of Birdwatching along Lake Erie: A Coastal Ohio Analysis

The objectives of this study focus upon economic impact of birdwatching as it relates to substantial economic expenditures; tourism patterns of birdwatching along Lake Erie; and strategic partnership among the communities and industries to promote the local economy and to market birdwatching. The findings show that birdwatching at six Ohio natural areas along Lake Erie generated $26,438,398 in 2011, created 283 jobs for those living and working in these coastal communities, generated $8.9 million in personal income, and contributed $1.9 million tax revenues directed to local and state coffers. Birders visiting Lake Erie provide significant revenue infusions to the regions year around.

Philip F. Xie
Year: 2011, Pages: 24
TS-060
PDF: Lake Erie nutrient loading and harmful algal blooms: Research findings and management implications

Lake Erie nutrient loading and harmful algal blooms: Research findings and management implications

Final report of the Lake Erie Millennium Network Synthesis Team 14 June 2011.

Jeffrey M. Reutter, Jan J.H. Ciborowski, Joseph DePinto, Darren L. Bade
Year: 2011, Pages: 16

Order your Lake Erie Birding Trail Guidebook Today

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife and Ohio Sea Grant have just released the Lake Erie Birding Trial Guidebook, a 232-page compilation of 88 popular and less well-known birding spots all along Ohio’s Lake Erie coast, from Ashtabula to Toledo. The book also lists commonly sighted species and noteworthy rarities, park amenities, and online resources for visitors, and includes maps and travel directions. Use this order form to pay by check or money order.