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Experts from Ohio Sea Grant, OSU Extension and other universities across Ohio are working together to solve the harmful algal bloom problem as part of a number of research projects. In addition, many are available to answer questions from the public or speak at events.
April AmesAssistant Professor, UT Department of Public Health and Preventive MedicineToledo, OHEmail Ames
Thomas B. BridgemanProfessor & Director, UT Lake Erie CenterOregon, OHEmail Bridgeman
George S. BullerjahnProfessor, BGSU Department of Biological SciencesBowling Green, OHEmail Bullerjahn
Soryong ChaeAssistant Professor, UC Department of Biomedical, Chemical, and Environmental EngineeringCincinnati, OHEmail Chae
Justin Chaffin is the research coordinator at Stone Lab and conducts his own research on cyanobacterial blooms.
Justin D. ChaffinSenior Researcher, Research Coordinator, Stone LaboratoryPut-in-Bay, OHView Chaffin’s Profile
Teresa J. CutrightAssociate Professor, UA Department of Civil EngineeringAkron, OHEmail Cutright
Dionysios DionysiouGraduate Program Director, UC Department of Biomedical, Chemical, and Environmental EngineeringCincinnati, OHView Dionysiou’s Profile
Isabel C. EscobarProfessor, University of Kentucky College of EngineeringLexington, KYEmail Escobar
Timothy C. HaabProfessor, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC)Columbus, OHEmail Haab
Jason F. HuntleyLaboratory Director, UT Department of Medical Microbiology and ImmunologyToledo, OHEmail Huntley
Dragan IsailovicAssociate Professor, UT Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryToledo, OHEmail Isailovic
Laura JohnsonDirector, National Center for Water Quality ResearchTiffin, OHEmail Johnson
David J. KennedyAssistant Professor of Medicine, UT Department of Cardiovascular MedicineToledo, OHEmail Kennedy
Greg LaBarge is an Extention Educator and the OSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist in Marion County working in crop production especially corn, soybean and wheat. Since 2012, he has been heavily involved in nutrient management as it relates to crop production and water quality impacts with Ohio State University Extension. The overall goal of his programming is to increase farm profitability as a means to strengthen Ohio's economy.
Greg LaBargeField Specialist, Agronomic Systems, OSU ExtensionMarion, OHView LaBarge’s Profile
Patrick LawrenceAssociate Dean, UT College of Arts and LettersToledo, OHEmail Lawrence
Jiyoung LeeAssociate Professor, OSU College of Public HealthColumbus, OHEmail Lee
John J. LenhartAssociate Professor, OSU Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic EngineeringColumbus, OHEmail Lenhart
G. G. LipscombDepartment Chair, UT Department of Chemical and Environmental EngineeringToledo, OHEmail Lipscomb
Stuart A. LudsinDirector, OSU Aquatic Ecology LaboratoryColumbus, OHEmail Ludsin
Allison A. MacKayProfessor, OSU Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic EngineeringColumbus, OHEmail MacKay
Dr. Martin, Associate Professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE) at Ohio State, is an ecological engineer with expertise in both hydrology and ecosystem modeling. His research focuses on interactions between watersheds and downstream ecosystems.
Jay F. MartinProfessor, OSU Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological EngineeringColumbus, OHView Martin’s Profile
R. Michael L. McKayProfessor, BGSU Department of Biological SciencesBowling Green, OHEmail McKay
Xiaozhen MouAssociate Professor, Kent State Department of Biological SciencesKent, OHView Mou’s Profile
Youngwoo SeoAssociate Professor, UT Department of Chemical and Environmental EngineeringToledo, OHView Seo’s Profile
V. Kelly TurnerAssistant Professor, Kent State Center for Ecology & Natural Resource SustainabilityKent, OHView Turner’s Profile
Christopher WeghorstAssociate Dean for Research, OSU College of Public HealthColumbus, OHEmail Weghorst
Coordinates Ohio Sea Grant’s Great Lakes research with agencies and universities, as well as assists in research, curriculum development, and student recruitment at The Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory. Earned his doctorate at Bowling Green State University, with research focusing on interaction between the native smallmouth bass and invasive round goby.
Christopher J. WinslowDirector, Ohio Sea Grant College ProgramColumbus, OH614-247-6469View Winslow’s Profile