GIBraltar island Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab, The Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie, are hosting The Wilds Executive Director Dr. Stephen Spear for Stone Lab’s June 21 Guest Lecture. Spear will present “From Snot Otters to Burying Beetles: Native Wildlife Conservation at The Wilds” at 8 p.m.
The evening will start with a research brief at 7 p.m., where Chelsey Neiman, doctoral student in Ohio State’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, will talk about “Visual Ecology of Lake Erie Fishes,” her research into how Lake Erie sportfish and their prey see and are seen when algal blooms and sediment reduce the clarity of the lake’s water. Neiman’s research was previously covered in Ohio Sea Grant’s Twine Line magazine.
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 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.