2010 Lake Erie Center News and Reports
- Dr. Michael McKay's Nov. Public Lecture ("Life Under Ice: Winter Biodiversity and
Implications of Climate Change on the Lake Erie Ecosystem") is available on the KnowledgeStream website.
- Dr. Mohammed Faisal's Oct. Public Lecture ("Emerging Infections May Threaten Great
Lakes Fisheries") is available on the KnowledgeStream website.
- View the winning entries from our 2010 Photo Contest on our Facebook page.
- Reports from Student Watershed Watch Summit, November 18, 2010
- Green means go! Converting algae to biofuel, WGTE report and interview with Dr. Tom Bridgeman, November 17, 2010
- Fight to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes, WTVG ABC 13 report and interview with Dr. Carol Stepien, November 16, 2010
- Reports from Student Watershed Watch (featuring the LEC's NSF Gk-12 Program):
- Congratulations to LEC director Dr. Carol Stepien for receiving the Dion D. Raftopoulos/Sigma
Xi Award for Outstanding Research. Dr. Stepien will deliver a lecture, “Invasion Genetics: Tracing
the pathways of exotic species over time and space," at the awards reception on Wednesday,
October 6, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in Wolfe Hall room 3246.
- Photos from our September 24, 2010, Coastweeks clean-up event are posted on our Facebook page.
- LEC Professor Dr. Tom Bridgeman participated in the "Watershed Mentality" panel discussion on September 2, 2010
- Photos from the LEC's 2010 Summer Science Camp are available on our Flickr Photo Page.
- The Lake Erie Center has been awarded a new NSF Field Stations and Marine Laboratories
(FSML) grant to assemble and implement a real-time collaborative environmental sensor
network to evaluate carbon/water cycling in the Great Lakes, providing fundamental
data for understanding ecosystem and climate changes, which will be communicated to
the scientific, agency, and educational communities and to the public. The environmental
sensor system will consist of eddy covariance flux sensors on towers in Lake Erie
along with a mobile unit, to collect and disseminate essential data on the net ecosystem
exchange of green house gases (CO2, CH4), H2O, and energy, as well as the physical
and chemical properties of the Western Lake Erie Basin.
- Beaches along Lake Erie warn of algae, ABC 13 report and interview with Dr. Tom Bridgeman, August 13, 2010
- Ph.D. student Amanda Haponski is featured in the August 2010 issue of Siscowette.
- Record outbreak of toxic algae feared for Lake Erie after hot summer, August 2, 2010 Toledo Blade article featuring the work of LEC professor Dr. Tom Bridgeman
- Blimp keeps eye on Lake Erie, August 2, 2010 Toledo Blade article
- Blue-green algae killing Lake Erie, NBC 24 report featuring the work of LEC professor Dr. Tom Bridgeman, July 30, 2010
- Winners of the 2010 "Nature of Maumee Bay" art contest and their families were welcomed
to a awards reception on July 14, 2010. Contest participants submitted 2D or 3D artwork,
competing in four categories: youth (age 12 and under), teen (ages 12 - 18), adult,
and artists with special needs. Inspiration for the art was drawn from the local Maumee
Bay ecosystem, with most artists focusing on the flora and fauna of the region. LEC
director Dr. Carol Stepien addressed the group and awarded prizes to the winners.
The winning artwork will be on display at the Lake Erie Center through October.
- Lake Erie wets down teachers, students while firing scientific excitement, Cynthia
Nowak, UT News, July 6, 2010
- Mayflies: millions crunching underfoot: June 17, 2010 WTVG news story featuring PhD student Kristen DeVanna
- PhD student Todd Crail's research on darters was featured in a May 30, 2010 Toledo
Blade article: Bite-size fish (article; full-color PDF).
- Photos from Senator Sherrod Brown's 5/28 visit to the LEC are posted on his website.
- Asian carp invasion threatens the Great Lakes: May 28, 2010 WTVG news story featuring Dr. Carol Stepien and Senator Sherrod Brown.
- Cyber link lets sixth grade join class in South Africa, May 12, 2010 Toledo Blade article with LEC professor Dr. Tom Bridgeman
- Congratulations to Ph.D. students Lindsey Pierce and Amanda Haponski for winning International
Association for Great Lakes Research scholarships! Lindsey won an IAGLR Scholarship
for her work on a rapid genetic test for the VHS fish virus; Amanda won the Norman
S. Baldwin fishery scholarship award for her work on the genetic basis underlying
walleye stock structure in Lake Erie.
- VHS research of Dr. Stepien, Dr. Willey, and Ph.D. student Lindsey Pierce featured
in the Spring/Summer 2010 Ohio SeaGrant TwineLine, VHS Test Fishes for Faster Answers.
- On April 7, 2010, Jordan Rofkar successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation, "An ecologically engineered system for remediation of arsenic-contaminated water:
Selecting plant species for northwest Ohio" (advisor Dr. Daryl Dwyer).
- On April 1, 2010, Kris Barnswell successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation, "Determining
Preliminary Components for a Landfill Evapotranspiration Cover" (advisor Dr. Daryl
- The January 2010 public lecture by Dr. David Baker is now available on our video page.
- Congratulations to Ph.D. student Todd Crail, winner of the 2010 Brundage Scholarship.
View the January, 18, 2010, Toledo Blade article.
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