Understanding Algal Blooms: State of the Science Conference Highlights Current Research and Management Practices
Toledo, Ohio The 2018 Understanding Algal Blooms: State of the Science Conference, held on September 13 at the Stranahan Center in Toledo, Ohio, will highlight current scientific knowledge about algal blooms, their causes, and best management practices to prevent blooms. Stakeholders from the region, including researchers, state and federal agency personnel and the agricultural community, are encouraged to attend.
Conference registration is $40 ($10 for students) and closes September 7. A full agenda, registration link and directions to the event location are available online at go.osu.edu/stateofthescience.
Research and outreach leaders from regional agencies and institutions will present recent studies on harmful algal blooms and identify important areas for future research. Specific topics will include highlights from recent modeling studies, the latest results from edge-of-field monitoring, rates and rationale for adoption of best management practices, and monitoring and tracking input of phosphorus and other nutrients within the Lake Erie watershed.
Audience members will also be able to submit questions for a panel of agricultural experts at the registration table throughout the morning sessions.
A poster session at the end of the day will highlight additional research projects on topics related to harmful algal blooms, including those funded by the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative (HABRI). Information on HABRI is available online at go.osu.edu/habri.
The Understanding Algal Blooms: State of the Science Conference is hosted by Ohio Sea Grant, The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, OSU Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service.
The Ohio State University’s Ohio Sea Grant College Program is part of NOAA Sea Grant, a network of 33 Sea Grant programs dedicated to the protection and sustainable use of marine and Great Lakes resources. For more information, visit ohioseagrant.osu.edu.