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U.S. Geological Survey Continues Stone Laboratory Guest Lecture Series

12:00 pm, Mon July 9, 2012 –

Gibraltar Island, OH Stone Laboratory’s summer lecture series continues Thursday, July 12 with Leon Carl, Midwest Area Regional Executive with the U.S. Geological Survey, who will be discussing “USGS Science: Partner-driven Research on the Huron-Erie Corridor, Asian Carp, and Harmful Algal Blooms.”?

The Thursday lectures run from 7:45 p.m. to about 9 p.m. A short presentation on current research projects precedes each lecture at 7 p.m. Dr. Elena Irwin, Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at Ohio State University, will present “Impacts of lake amenities on population, employment, and housing markets in the Great Lakes region.”?

Lectures and research briefs can be viewed 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 can 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.

“So far our speakers have been absolutely wonderful and did a great job of answering questions and interacting with the audience at Stone Lab and watching live online”? says Dr. Jeff Reutter, Director of Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory. “I really want to encourage people to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to visit Stone Lab on Gibraltar Island or join us on the web.”?

The lecture series will take a break next week, but continues on July 26 with David Ulrich, Executive Director of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, who will present ”? Great Lakes — Great Opportunities.”? Erin Sams, Ohio Sea Grant Knauss Fellow, will speak about her experience in the Knauss Fellowship program, which offers a unique educational experience for students who have an interest in ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources.

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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ARTICLE TITLE: U.S. Geological Survey Continues Stone Laboratory Guest Lecture Series PUBLISHED: 12:00 pm, Mon July 9, 2012 | MODIFIED: 1:12 pm, Tue April 28, 2015
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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.