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Stone Laboratory Guest Lecture Series Continues With ODNR Director

12:00 pm, Wed June 20, 2012 –

Gibraltar Island, OH Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory continues its summer lecture series Thursday, June 21 with Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director Jim Zehringer, who will be discussing “ODNR Updates & Director’s Initiatives.”?

Each Thursday lecture begins at 7:45 p.m. and lasts until approximately 9 p.m. A short presentation on current research projects precedes each lecture at 7 p.m. Dr. Joseph Ortiz, Professor of Geology at Kent State University, will introduce his research on using satellite imagery to identify and track algae in Lake Erie and other Ohio lakes.

The public can view the lectures and research briefs via a live web seminar from any computer with internet access. More details and log-in information for this simple and fast option can be requested via email to

Guests who would like to attend the lectures in person are invited to take a Lake Erie Water Taxi, at their own expense, at 6:30 or 7:15 p.m. from the Boardwalk Restaurant dock to Gibraltar Island, where they will be given a short tour before the lecture.

“The Guest Lectures Series is a great way to get Great Lakes information out to the public”? says Dr. Jeff Reutter, Director of Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory. “I encourage the public to come and take advantage of the opportunity to hear and interact with each of the speakers.”?

Tune in next week, on June 28, to hear from Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Director Scott Nally in his presentation, “OEPA 40th Anniversary and Update.”? Dr. Thomas Simon of Indiana University will present “Development of Nutrient Biotic Indices Using Fish Assemblages.”?

View the entire summer lecture series schedule at Recorded lectures will be available at this site shortly after each session.

Located on the 6.5-acre Gibraltar Island in Put-in-Bay harbor, Stone Laboratory is the Ohio State University’s Island Campus on Lake Erie and the education and research facility of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program. The Ohio State University’s Ohio Sea Grant Program is part of NOAA Sea Grant, a network of 32 Sea Grant programs dedicated to the protection and sustainable use of marine and Great Lakes resources. For information on Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab, visit


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Christina Dierkes
Outreach Specialist, Ohio Sea Grant College Program

As Ohio Sea Grant’s science writer, Christina covers research, education and outreach projects in the Great Lakes for a wide range of audiences. She also helps manage online events like Stone Lab’s Guest Lecture Series.