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Understanding Algal Blooms: State of the Science Conference

September 12, 2019 – This conference will highlight current scientific knowledge related to algal blooms

The conference has been approved as professional development for 5.25 contact hours by the Ohio EPA.


The 4th annual Understanding Algal Blooms: State of the Science conference will highlight current scientific knowledge related to algal blooms. Research and outreach leaders will present findings from recent studies and identify important areas of uncertainty.


Conference Registration Rates

Early-Bird Registration: $30 until August 2, 2019
General Registration: $40 August 3 – September 4, 2019
Student Registration: $10


Expected audience includes academic researchers, state and federal agencies and the agricultural community interested in the latest algal bloom science and technology, with an expected audience largely from Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. Members of the academic research community, state and federal agencies and the agricultural community are especially encouraged to attend.

Research and outreach leaders will present findings from recent studies and identify important areas of uncertainty. Specific topics will include:

  • Collaborations and partnerships critical for improving water quality
  • Priorities and policies of Ohio agencies for harmful algal blooms
  • Monitoring and tracking nutrient inputs within the watershed
  • The latest in edge-of-field research and best management practices


Click to register (closes September 4, 2019)
 


Sponsors

Lake Erie $5,000 and above

Maumee $2,500-$4,999

The Joyce Foundation
Great Lakes Center for Fresh Waters and Human Health
Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation
Lake Erie Foundation
Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
OSU Extension

Auglaize $1,000-$2,499
National Wildlife Federation

Blanchard $500-$999
Ohio Corn and Wheat
Ohio Dairy Producers Association


Agenda and Speakers

Registration and Networking
Welcome and Introductions

Dr. Jay Martin, The Ohio State University

Collaborations and Partnerships: Critical for Improving Water Quality

Three Decades of Restoration Investments in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed are Resulting in Cleaner Waters
Richard Batiuk, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Retired

A Public-Private Partnership for Elevated Phosphorus Fields
Dr. Jay Martin, The Ohio State University

TNC Partnership Projects
Dr. Jessica D’Ambrosio, The Nature Conservancy

Ohio 9-Element Nonpoint Source Implementation Planning Strategies: Status Update, What They Are and Why They Matter
Rick Wilson, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

Summary and Q&A
Dr. Jay Martin, The Ohio State University

Lunch & Poster Session

The session will highlight current harmful algal bloom research.

Directors Panel

The session will highlight current priorities and policies of Ohio agencies for harmful algal blooms

Questions should be submitted throughout the morning to the registration table. Please note, some question may not be answered due to time constraints.

Director Dorothy Pelanda, Ohio Department of Agriculture
Director Mary Mertz, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Director Laurie Stevenson, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Director Joy Mulinex, Ohio Lake Erie Commission

Break
Research from Watersheds to the Lake

HABs Forecasts: Progress & Model Improvements
Dr. Richard Stumpf, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Monitoring Blanchard Watersheds BMPs
Dr. Laura Johnson, Heidelberg University

Demystifying the Detroit River: Assessing Phosphorus Sources and Management Options
Jennifer Read, Graham Sustainability Institute

Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Updates
Aaron Wilson, The Ohio State University

Summary and Q&A
Dr. Chris Winslow, Ohio Sea Grant & Stone Laboratory

Break
Best Management Practices (BMPs): Results, Adoption and Dollars

Results from the Edge of Field
Greg LaBarge, The Ohio State University Extension
Dr. Kevin King, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Designing Policies and Programs to Increase BMP Adoption Rates
Dr. Robyn Wilson, The Ohio State University

Triple Bottom Line
Dr. Brian Roe, The Ohio State University

Summary and Q&A
Dr. Kristen Fussell, Ohio Sea Grant & Stone Laboratory

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