Gibraltar Island Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab, The Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie, are hosting Dr. Jeff Sharp, director of the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University for Stone Lab’s July 5 Guest Lecture. Sharp will present “50 Years of Environmental and Natural Resource Education at The Ohio State University… Looking to the Next 50.”
The evening will start with a research brief at 7 p.m., where Dr. Rachel Gabor, assistant professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources, will present “Watersheds and sewersheds: identifying controls on water quality in urban environments.” Gabor’s research focuses on water flow and chemistry, and how human impacts like urbanization can alter aquatic ecosystems.
Stone Lab’s annual Guest Lecture Series features speakers from Ohio universities, non-profit organizations, governmental agencies and private consulting firms, all covering topics related to the Lake Erie environment.
Members of the public are invited to see the lecture series live at Stone Lab on Gibraltar Island, or to tune into the live stream online. A recorded video will also be made available the next day. Information on all viewing options is available at go.osu.edu/stonelablectures.
Located on the 6.5-acre Gibraltar Island in Put-in-Bay harbor, Stone Laboratory is Ohio State’s island campus on Lake Erie and the research, education, and outreach facility of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program. Established in 1895, Stone Laboratory is the oldest freshwater biological field station in the United States and the center of The Ohio State University’s teaching and research on Lake Erie. Stone Lab offers 25 college-credit science courses each summer for undergraduate and graduate students, advanced high school students, and educators. For information on Stone Laboratory, visit stonelab.osu.edu.