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Lake Erie Center Public Lecture: Dr. David Krantz, UT Department of Environmental Sciences. "The evolution of Sand Point on the Pictured Rocks shoreline of Lake Superior," Thursday, November 21, 2013, 7:00 pm. LEC room 155.
2013 Photo Contest entries due: Friday, October 18, 2013.
Lake Erie Center Public Lecture: Dr. Jennifer Read, Executive Director, Great Lakes Observing System. "Measuring for Management: The Great Lakes Observing System a collaborator and facilitator of data collection, management and integration in the Great Lakes region", Thursday, October 17, 2013, 7:00 pm. LEC room 155.
Sigma Xi / Dion D. Raftopolous Award for Outstanding Research and Special Lecture: honoring Dr. Timothy Fisher, Professor and Chair of the UT Department of Environmental Sciences. “Glacial Lake Agassiz: A reassessment of its role as the smoking gun for triggering abrupt climate changes at the close of the last ice age,” Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 4:00 pm. Bowman-Oddy (main UT campus) room 1045. (PDF Flyer
Lake Erie Center Public Lecture: Brooke Mason, UT Sustainability Specialist. "Blue & Gold Goes Green: An Overview of UT Sustainability Initiatives", Thursday, September 19, 2013, 7:00 pm. LEC room 155.
Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: Lindsey Pierce (advisor: Dr. Carol Stepien). "The evolution and detection of the fish Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia virus (VHSv)." Thursday, August 15, 2013, 10:00 am. LEC room 155.
Naturalist Night with Dr. Elliot Tramer: "Plants for birds: the good, the bad, and the invasive." Learn how to attract a variety of birds to your backyard! Thursday, August 15, 2013, 7:00 pm. Talk will be followed by a nature walk. Fun for all ages, with coloring activities provided for kids. LEC room 155.
M.S. Thesis Defense: Rachel Kuhaneck (advisor: Dr. Tom Bridgeman). Friday, August 16, 2013, 9:00 am. LEC room 155.
"Mini" Science Camp: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. An extension of our regular science camp, this program will feature science, nature, and art activities, for entering 4th and 5th grade students.
Naturalist Night: Erika Buri on pollinators. Learn about insect and animal pollinators, and their important contribution to biodiversity and the overall health of the terrestrial ecosystem. On the decline globally, we'll learn about ways to support pollinators in your own backyard. Thursday, July 11, 2013, 7:00 pm. Great for all ages!
Barefoot at the Beach cleanup with Barefoot Wines and the Alliance for the Great Lakes. At the Lake Erie Beach at Maumee Bay State Park, Friday, June 28, 2013, 4 pm - 6 pm. Afterparty celebration at the MBSP lodge.
Naturalist Night: with Dr. Will Fischer. "Backyard astronomy and the summer solstice sky." Learn about celestial motion and the many interesting things you can see in the night (and daytime) sky. After the talk, we will head outside for some solar observing (weather-permitting). Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 7:00 pm. Special thanks to our event partner, UT's Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory.
M.S. Thesis Defense: Jason Ross (advisor: Dr. Christine Mayer). "A Coastal Monitoring Program for a Large
Lake Fish Community: the first step in capturing long-term trends and addressing evolving
questions." Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 10:00 am. LEC room 155.
Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: Amanda Haponski (advisor: Dr. Carol Stepien). "Evolutionary, biogeographic, and population genetic patterns of walleye and other Sander: Relationships across continents, corridors, and spawning sites". Thursday, June 20, 2013, 10:00 am. LEC room 155.
Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: Nate Manning (advisors: Drs. Christine Mayer and Jon Bossenbroek). Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 10:00 am. LEC room 155.
Special tour and activities during the Biggest Week in American Birding. Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 10:00 am. See research in action and learn about the Lake Erie ecosystem!
2013 Art Contest entries due: Friday, May 3, 2013. Click here for more information. All ages and skill levels invited to enter!
2013 GK-12 Poser Gala: Thursday, May 2, 2013, 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Click here for registration form.
EarthFest at the University of Toledo: Tuesday, April 23rd, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Centennial Mall (rain location: Student Union, Ingman Room, and South Lounge). *Lake
Erie Center presentation at 12:15 pm.
Lake Erie Center Public Lecture: Dr. Jiquan Chen, UT Professor of Environmental Sciences. "Harmonizing Humans and Nature
for the Changing Globe". Thursday, April 18, 2013, 7:00 pm. LEC room 155.
Lake Erie Center Public Lecture Series: Dr. Alan Steinman, Director, Annis Water Resources Institute and Professor of Water
Resources at Grand Valley State University, "Ecosystem Restoration from the Everglades
to the Great Lakes: Fact, Fiction, and (occasional) Frustration". Thursday, March 21, 2013, 7:00 pm.
M.S. Thesis Defense: Timothy Sullivan (advisor: Dr. Carol Stepien). "A Fine-scale Analysis of Spatial and Temporal Population Genetic Patterns in the
Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens)". Thursday, February 14, 2013, 3:30 pm. LEC room 155.
Lake Erie Center Public Lecture: Dr. Patrick Lawrence, Professor and Chair of the UT Department of Geography and Planning,
and Chair of the President's Commission on the River, "A River that Runs Through Toledo
(and Point Place!): An Environmental History of Tenmile Creek/Ottawa River, Ohio". Thursday, February 21, 2013, 7:00 pm.
Department of Environmental Sciences Lecture: Dr. Peili Fan, Michigan State University. "China's urban sustainability under future
climate change". Friday, February 15, 2013, 4:00 pm. UT Main campus, BO 1045.
Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: Justin Chaffin (advisor: Dr. Tom Bridgeman). "Effects of Low Available Nitrogen Concentrations
on Phytoplankton Dynamics in Eutrophic Lakes". Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 9:30 am. LEC room 155.
Lake Erie Center Public Lecture: Dr. Thomas Johengen, Cooperative Institute for Limnology & Ecosystem Research, "Thirty Years after Ballast Water Exchange: Pending Changes and Challenges for Controlling Invasive Species Introductions via Shipping over the Next Decade". Thursday, January 17, 2013, 7:00 pm.