The Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory on Gibraltar Island has announced its guest lecture series for summer 2008. Lectures will begin at 7:45 PM, concluding at approximately 9:00 PM, and will cover a wide range of topics including climate change, fishery management, and Lake Erie’s Dead Zone.
Lectures will be held at Stone Laboratory on Thursdays and will be broadcast live into 333D Kottman Hall on the OSU main campus. Featured speakers are authorities in their respective fields, giving students and guests a unique opportunity to learn more about issues facing Lake Erie.
"We have an outstanding slate of speakers for 2008. Each is an excellent speaker and a recognized leader and expert in their field, and the talks cover a wide range of critical issues facing society," states Dr. Jeff Reutter, Director of Ohio Sea Grant College Program.
- 6/12 Chris Korleski, Director, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, "Global Warming: Science or Religion"
- 6/19 Dr. Jeff Reutter, Director, Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory, Ohio State University, "A Brief History of Stone Laboratory and Update on the Current Status of Lake Erie"
- 6/26 Dr. Charles E. Herdendorf, Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University, "Geology of the Great Lakes: Three Billion Years of Spectacular Scenery in the Making"
- 7/3 Dr. Stu Ludsin, Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, Ohio State University, "Hypoxia Alters Species Distributions and Interactions: Implications for Food Webs and Fisheries"
- 7/10 Ray Petering, Ohio Div. of Wildlife, Executive Administrator Fisheries Management and Research, "Fisheries Management and Research in Ohio"
- 7/24 Dr. Brent Sohngen, Agricultural, Enviro., and Developmental Economics, Ohio State University, "Threats, Impacts, Adaptation, and Opportunities for the Great Lakes Related to Climate Change"
- 7/31 Eric Fingerhut, Chancellor, Ohio Board of Regents, "The University System of Ohio"
- 8/7 James H. I. Weakley, President, Lake Carriers’ Association, "Ships are Cool!"
"We are pleased to invite the public to attend these free talks and will again offer a brief tour of Gibraltar Island prior to each talk," says Reutter. The public can take the Put-in-Bay Water Taxi from the Boardwalk Restaurant Dock at 7:15 PM before each lecture.
Upon request, broadcasts can be sent to other remote locations. For information on simulcast opportunities, contact the Stone Laboratory Office at 614-285-1800. Videos of lectures will be made available online within a week after the lecture at stonelab.osu.edu/lectures.