Department of Environmental Sciences

Faculty and Students in the News


June 19, 2020 Mayflies starting to arrive on Lake Erie shoreline, 13ABC
June 15, 2020 UToledo to Lead Harmful Algal Bloom Research Projects, Ohio Ag Connection
June 8, 2020 Hundreds of dead fish wash up in Sandusky Bay, 13ABC
May 28, 2020 Lake Erie algal bloom outlook, WNWO NBC24
May 22, 2020 Class Explores Natural Wonders on Trip to Galapagos Islands, UToledo News
May 14, 2020 State Awards UToledo $613,436 to Lead Harmful Algal Bloom Research Projects, UToledo News
March 10, 2020 Dolphins not coming to Maumee River, 13ABC
Feb. 26, 2020 Editor’s Notebook: Season Salt, SNOW Magazine
Feb. 14, 2020 Beet juice: A magic bullet or a hidden danger in snow removal?, WTOL 11
Feb. 6, 2020 'Unbuilding': What Could Happen If Dams Are Removed In The Ohio River Watershed, 89.7 WOSU.ORG


Oct. 14, 2019 On the Water Front, UToledo News
October 4, 2019 UToledo Part of Team Awarded Federal Grant to Test Portable Device That Measures Algal Bloom Toxins, UToledo News
Sept. 11, 2019 Scientists discover single gene that explains songbird migration, UToledo News
August 28, 2019 Scientists Discover Single Gene That Explains Songbird Migration, UToledo News
August 21, 2019 WTOL 11: UT part of historic joint effort to find solutions to Lake Erie’s toxic algae
August 7, 2019 Algae Researchers to Fan Out Across Lake Erie to Collect Water Samples Aug. 7
July 29, 2019 Tracking the Algal Bloom on Lake Erie, 13ABC
July 26, 2019 UToledo Biodesign Teams Compete at International Biodesign Challenge in New York, UT News
July 19, 2019 UToledo Develops Drone Capable of Tracking Algal Bloom, WTOL, Toledo11
May 31, 2019 Large Harmful Algal Bloom Expected on Lake Erie This Summer, 13ABC
May 31, 2019 Algal Bloom Sensors Readied at UT Lake Erie Center, WTOL Toledo11
May 31, 2019 Scientists, Water Treatment Plant Managers Prep Sensors for Lake Erie Algal Bloom Season, WNWO Toledo24
May 30, 2019 Sensors for Lake Erie Early-Warning Buoy Network to Get Tuneup For Algal Bloom Season, UT News
May 28, 2019 Boat Tour Highlights Projects to Clean Up Waterways, 13ABC
May 20, 2019 UToledo Researcher Using Drones To Measure Algal Blooms, UT News
May 6, 2019 UToledo Invasive Asian Carp Researchers on Conklin & Co., 13ABC
April 12, 2019 UT Biologist Discusses Grass Carp in Lake Erie, WTOL Toledo11
April 12, 2019 University of Toledo Biologists Scour Rivers for Grass Carp, The Blade
March 12, 2019 For First Time, Asian Grass Carp Larvae Found in Great Lakes Watershed, Outdoor News
March 12, 2019 DNA Confirms Baby Lake Erie Grass Carp Threat to Lake Erie in Ohio River, Windsor Star
March 12, 2019 Grass Carp Larvae Found in Maumee River, Sandusky Register
March 12, 2019 Larvae of Invasive Grass Carp Found in Lake Erie Tributary, AP
March 12, 2019 Insects Hijack Reproductive Genes of Grape Vines to Create Own Living Space on Plant, UT News
March 11, 2019 Larvae of Invasive Fish Found in Lake Erie Tributary, KDKA 2 Pittsburgh
March 11, 2019 Larvae of Invasive Grass Carp Found in Lake Erie Tributary, News 5 Cleveland
March 11, 2019 Larvae of Invasive Grass Carp Found in Lake Erie Tributary, U.S. News
March 8, 2019 Grass Carp Larvae Found in Maumee River, 90.5 WCBE.ORG
March 8, 2019 Grass Carp Larvae Confirmed in Maumee River, The Bryon Times
March 8, 2019 UToledo Researchers Find Grass Carp Larvae in Great Lakes Watershed, WDET (audio only)
March 8, 2019 Discovery of Newly Hatched Grass Carp Will Help Researchers Track Invasive Fish Species, WNWO, Toledo 24
March 8, 2019 Newly Hatched Invasive Grass Carp Found in Maumee River, WTOL, Toledo 11
March 7, 2019 Tests Confirm Exotic Grass Carp in Larval Form Near Downtown Toledo, The Blade
March 6, 2019 UToledo Researchers Capture First Newly Hatched Invasive Grass Carp Within Great Lakes Watershed, UT News
January 25, 2019 Federal Government Shutdown Stalls Great Lake Research, Ideastream
January 1, 2019  Researchers Aim to Reestablish an Ancient Fish in an Ohio River, The Scientist


November 29, 2018

Climate Report Paints Dire Future for Great Lakes, 13ABC

November 9, 2019

Fate of Western Lake Erie Under New Governors Uncertain, The Blade

October 31, 2018

2018 Report for Ohio's Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative Highlights UT Water Quality Research, UT News

October 26, 2018

Migratory Bird Law Stripped of its Bite, 13ABC

October 23, 2018

State honors UT Algae Expert, 13ABC

October 23, 2018  UT Professor Honored by State for Algae Research, WTOL Toledo 11
October 23, 2018  UT Algae Expert Honored by State, WNWO TV 24
October 22, 2019

State Honors UT Algae Expert for Leadership of Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative, UT News

October 19, 2018

Cordray Outlines Clean Waterways Policy During Lake Erie Visit, The Blade

October 19, 2018

UT Algal Bloom Expert Discusses Health of Lake Erie, WTOL Toledo 11

October 15, 2018

We're Probably Undervaluing Healthy Lakes and Rivers, Science News

October 5, 2018

UT Alumnus Discusses Sturgeon Release Into Maumee River, 13ABC

October 5, 2019

Algae Bloom Over for Now, Toledo Blade

October 2, 2018

UT Algae Expert Looks Back on 2018 Algal Bloom Season, 13ABC

October 2, 2018

Ancient Fish to Swim the Maumee on Saturday, The Blade & 13ABC

September 14, 2018

Greening UT's Projects Blossoming, UT News

August 29, 2018

Scientists Look For Sweet Spot In Algae Research With "The Scum Project", The Blade

August 6, 2018

Annual Boat Cruise Teaches Passengers About Toledo's Water Quality, 13ABC

July 18, 2018

Tom Bridgeman Discusses Algal Bloom Forecast, WTOL Toledo 11

July 18, 2018

Mayor Touts Water Plant, Blames Lawmakers for Lake Erie Algae Woes, The Blade

July 10, 2018

Toledo Resumes Thrice-Weekly Tests for Algal Toxins, The Blade

July 5, 2018

Mini Algae Blooms Arrive Earlier, Larger Than Normal As Lake Erie Temps Touch 80-Degrees, Cleveland Scene

July 5, 2018

Large Algal Bloom Found Early, WNWO, TV 24

July 5, 2018

Algae Bloom Taking Shape on Lake Erie, WBFO 88.7

July 2, 2018

Toxic Algae in Western Lake Erie Makes Early Arrival Because of Heat, The Blade

June 26, 2018

Mayflies Take Over Maumee Bay, 13ABC

June 25, 2018

UT Team Receives Research Award at International Biodesign Challenge Summit, UT News

June 13, 2018

UT Awarded $275,000 to Help Restore Native Fish Habitat in Great Lakes Shipping Corridor, UT News

June 5, 2018

UT Researchers Discover Lizards Immediately Adjust Sun-basking Behavior to Offset Warmer Temperatures, UT News

May 16, 2018

Early-warning Network of Water Quality Buoys Prepped at UT to be Deployed in Lake Erie, WNWO, TV24

May 16, 2018

Water-quality Sensors Calibrated at UT Lake Erie Center, WTOL Toledo 11

May 16, 2018

Scientists Converge at UT Lake Erie Center to Calibrate Algae Sensors for Buoys, 13ABC

May 14, 2018

Teams Across Region to Calibrate Water-quality Sensors for Lake Erie Buoy Network, UT News

April 27, 2018

UT, NOAA Research Team Host Town Hall on Invasive Species Prevention in Great Lakes, WTOL Toledo 11

April 24, 2018

UT, NOAA Research Team to Host Town Hall on Invasive Species Prevention in Great Lakes, UT News

April 16, 2018

Lake Erie Foundation Talks Improving Lake Water Quality, WTOL 11

April 16, 2018 UT Student Linnea Vicari Helps Library Garden Program Take Root, The Blade

April 13, 2018

New Director Appointed to Lead UT Lake Erie Center, UT News

March 23, 2018

Western Basin of Lake Erie Declared Impaired, 13ABC

March 22, 2018

Warblers in Trouble Due to South American Deforestation, The Wildlife Society

March 19, 2018

UT Scientists Awarded $400,000 Grant to Study Wildlife in Oak Openings Region, UT News

March 9, 2018

The Mystery of the Golden-winged Warblers Decline Starts to Unravel, National Audubon Society

March 8, 2018

UT Researchers in Washington, D.C., for Great Lakes Congressional Days, NBC24 Toledo

February 28, 2018

Population Trends of Golden-Winged Warbler Tied to Wintering Regions,

February 27, 2018

Migration Research Reveals Key To Declines In Rare Songbirds, UT News

Migration Research Reveals Key to Declines In Rare Songbirds, Science Newsline

February 15, 2018  UT Researchers to Lead 38% of Ohio's New Water Quality Research Projects, Including "Impairment" Criteria


December 15, 2017 Area Scientists Visit Lake Erie Center to Calibrate Instruments, 13ABC
November 21, 2017 Dr. Tom Bridgeman Discusses Gulf Coast Algae, Fox8
October 24, 2017 Toledo's Harmful Algal Bloom Season Comes To End, The Blade

October 24, 2017

UT Researchers Declare End of Harmful Algal Bloom Season, NBC 24

October 24, 2017

Mayor Confirms the End to Harmful Algal Bloom Season, WTOL Toledo 11

October 23, 2017

Dr. Tom Bridgeman on Leading Edge, WTOL Toledo 11

October 16,, 2017

Algae in Maumee River Yet Another Wake-up Call for Toledo, The Blade

October 12, 2017

Rain to Flush Algae, But Old Problems Remain, 13ABC

October 9, 2017

Dr. Tom Bridgeman Updates on the Algal Bloom in the Maumee River, 13ABC

October 4, 2017

Lake Erie Center Finds Evidence of Grass Carp Spawning in Maumee River, 13 ABC

October 3, 2017

UT Researcher Discovers First Grass Carp Eggs in Maumee River, UT News

October 1, 2017

UT Students Flex Muscles Helping to Relocate River Dwellers, The Blade

September 29, 2017

UT Water and Health Experts Weigh In on Toledo Water Quality, 13ABC

September 29, 2017

UT Water and Health Experts Weigh In on Toledo Water Quality, NBC 24 Toledo

September 29, 2017

Hicks-Hudson Says Drinking Water is Safe Despite Algae Bloom, The Blade

September 28, 2017

Algae Bloom Stretches from Lake Erie Islands to Canada, The Blade

September 22, 2017

Algae research in the Maumee River, WTOL Toledo 11

September 21, 2017

UT Seismologist on Mexican Earthquake, 13ABC

September 12, 2017

Grass Carp Eggs Discovery Could Be Bad News For Ohio's Wetlands, WKSU 89.7

September 3, 2017

Biologists Swarm Sandusky River in Search of Grass Carp Invaders, The Blade

August 30,2017

University of Toledo Expedition Targets Grass Carp in River, The Blade

August 29, 2017

UT Scientist Studying Lake Erie Algae Says Algal Bloom May Have Reached Its Peak This Summer, 13ABC

August 28, 2017

Dr. Christine Mayer on Lake Erie Fish Decline, 13ABC

August 28, 2017

UT to Participate in Multi-Agency Action Targeting Grass Carp in Sandusky River, UT News

August 27, 2017

Study Focuses on Impact of Algal Blooms on Turtles, The Blade

August 15, 2017

Tom Bridgeman Talks Algae, WTOL Toledo 11

August 8, 2017

UT Student Studying Sturgeon Selected for National Fellowship,, 13ABC

August 8, 2017

Grad Student Selected as Finalist for National Fellowship From Sea Grant, UT News

August 7, 2017

Tom Bridgeman on No Swimming at Maumee Bay, WTOL Toledo 11

July 27, 2017

UT Tracking Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom to Help Water Treatment Plant Operators, UT News

July 19, 2017

Renewed Efforts Bring Native Plants Back to Toledo, The Blade

July 13, 2017

UT Professor Discusses Algae, WTOL Toledo 11

July 11, 2017

2017 Report for Ohio's Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative Highlights UT Water Quality Research, UT News

June 27, 2017

Dr. Tom Bridgeman Gives Outlook on Summer Algal Blooms, WTOL Toledo 11

June 26, 2017

Study Looks at Population Drop of Unique Bird, The Blade

June 23, 2017

Chameleon Mummified Alive by Tropical Sun, Nat Geo

June 21, 2017

UT Researchers Discovering Effects of Algal Blooms on Turtles, UT News

June 21, 2017

Large Algal Bloom Expected on Lake Erie this Summer, 13ABC

June 20, 2017

Class of a Lifetime: Studying Coral Reef Ecosystem in the Bahamas, UT News

June 16, 2017

Mayflies Not Coming Ashore in Greater Toledo Area This Year, WTOL Toledo 11

June 14, 2017

Studying the Effect of Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie on Wildlife, WTOL Toledo 11

June 13, 2017

Red-headed Woodpecker Research, UT

June 12, 2017

Scientist Studies Effect of Algal Blooms on Turtles, UT News

June 9, 2017

UT Scientist Named Top 40 Under 40 by Greenhouse Product News, UT News

June 8, 2017

Turtles Help UT Researchers Learn More About the Effects of Harmful Algae, 13 ABC

June 5, 2017

Scientist Studies Effect of Algal Blooms on Turtles, UT News

May 31, 2017

Researchers Study Red-Headed Woodpeckers, UT News

May 24, 2017

Red Headed Woodpecker Research, WTOL Toledo 11

May 24, 2017

Red Headed Woodpecker Research, 13 ABC

May 18, 2017

UT Students Research Invasive Species During Conference on Lake Erie, WTOL Toledo 11

May 18, 2017

UT Student Shares Algal Bloom Research, WTOL Toledo 11

May 15, 2017

UT Faculty/Students to Present Diverse Water Quality Research at Great Lakes Conference in Detroit, UT News

May 2, 2017

Reclaiming Our River:The Effort to Revitalize the Ottawa River, 13 ABC

April 21, 2017

U.S. Senator Rob Portman Gets Face-to-Face with Asian Carp at UT Lake Erie Center, Toledo Blade

April 19, 2017

Rob Portman visits UT to Discuss Water Restoration, 24 NBC

April 19, 2017

Portman: Wetlands Sites "Working", Toledo Blade

March 26, 2017

Budget Riles Area Tourism Businesses, Toledo Blade

March 7, 2017

Locals React to Changes in Federal EPA, 13 ABC

March 6, 2017

Dr. Tom Bridgeman Discusses Algae and Warm Winter Weather, 13 ABC

February 17, 2017

Dr. Daryl Dwyer on What Can Be Done With Spent Lime After Used During Water Treatment, 13 ABC

February 8, 2017

Dr. Tom Bridgeman's Highly Cited Paper, 13ABC

February 3, 2017

Journal of Great Lakes Research Names UT Algae Expert's Paper as One of Most Highly Sighted, UT News

January 31, 2017

Grass Carp's Spread to Great Lakes Raises Level of Concern, The Blade

January 27, 2017

Climate Change Impact on Plants, 13ABC

January 23, 2017

Ecologist Elected Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science, UT News

January 19, 2017

UT Professor Tackles Climate Change at Lake Erie Center Lecture, NBC 24



November 16, 2016

Can Reptiles Survive Climate Change?, UT News

November 4, 2016

Assistant Professor Collaborates on New Book About Rare Songbird, UT News

October 6, 2016

UT Scientist Uses Algal Bloom Toxin-Measuring Research in New Statistics, UT News

September 16, 2016

UT Doctoral Student Honored For Identifying How Climate Change Threatens Food Quality, UT News

September 15, 2016

Golden-Winged Warbler Research, UT video

September 6, 2016

The University of Toledo - Our Story, Commercial with Lake Erie Center boat and students

September 4, 2016

Research Can Help Save Rare Songbirg, The Blade

September 1, 2016

Grad Student Awarded at International Conference for High-Tech Birding Research, 13ABC

August 24, 2016

UT Seismologist on Italy Earthquake, 13ABC

August 16, 2016

UT Student Helps Toledo Zoo Secure Grant Money To Restore Sturgeon To Lake Erie, UT News

August 4, 2016

World's First Geologic Map Was Far Ahead of Its Time, Jim Harrell, National Geogographic

August 4, 2016

UT Geology Class to Celebrate National Park Service Centennial With Trip to 20 Parks, Monuments, UT News

  July 29, 2016

UT Scientists, Students Help U.S. Geological Survey Develop Model to Predict Algal Bloom Toxins, UT News

  July 22, 2016

UT Researchers Partner with Green Ribbon Initiative to Identify Invasive Plant Species, UT News

  July 14, 2016

Scientists Hope to Predict Toxic Algae, Toledo Blade

  July 14, 2016

Student Researchers Help USGS Estimate Water Toxins, WTOL-TV

  July 14, 2016

Stranahan Arboretum Named 40th Most Beautiful, UT News

  July 13, 2016

Former Chief Chemist at Toledo Water Treatment Plant on H2O Quality Quest at UT, UT News

  July 8, 2016

Dry Weather Stifles Algae Bloom, Toledo Blade

  July 8, 2016

Dr. Tom Bridgeman Discusses Water Quality, 13ABC

  July 6, 2016

College Students from Across Country Spend Summer At UT for Research Experience, UT News

  July 5, 2016

Summer Interns Help to Research Lake Erie Issues, Toledo Blade

  June 28, 2016

UT's Research Vessel, UT News

  June 28, 2016

University of Toledo's Lake Erie Center Getting Hammered by Mayflies, too, Toledo Blade

  June 27, 2016

Undergraduate Summer Research Program, WTOL-TV

  June 24, 2016

Dr. Hans Gottgens Discusses Zika Virus, 13ABC

  June 21, 2016

Where do Mayflies End Up? Answer is Blowing in Wind, Toledo Blade

  June 20, 2016

Ecology Professor on the Annual Mayfly Emergence, 13ABC

  June 17, 2016

Lake Erie Water Testing, WTOL-TV

  June 15, 2016

Back to the Wildflowers, Dr. Todd Crail, Toledo Blade

  June 13, 2016

UT Students Take Daily Dip to Predict Public Swim Safety at Maumee Bay State Park, UT News

  June 12, 2016

On the Trail of an Invader, Toledo Blade

  June 9, 2016

Researchers Confirm Grass Carp are Reproducing in Great Lakes Basin,

  June 6, 2016

Outdoors Notebook - Carp Update, Columbus Dispatch

  June 6, 2016

Lake Erie Center Researchers/Students Collect Samples to Analyze Water Quality During Algal Bloom Season, UT News

  June 3, 2016

UT Algae Experts Deploy Advance-Warning Buoy Into Maumee Bay, UT News

  June 2, 2016

UT Student Discovers First Grass Carp Eggs in Great Lakes Tributary, UT News &

  June 1, 2016

Forecast helps E. Coli swimming forecasts, 13ABC

  June 1, 2016

Maumee Bay State Park Beach Clean Up, WTOL-TV

  June 1, 2016

Caroline Beck - 2016 Outstanding Graduating Senior

  May 27, 2016

E. coli Bacteria Testing and Database Modeling at Maumee Bay State Park, 13ABC

  May 9, 2016

Spring Rain Could Impact Algal Bloom Season, 13ABC

  May 6, 2016

EPA Awards UT Nearly $500,000 for Invasive Species Prevention in Great Lakes, UT News

  May 5, 2016

Millions from U.S. set for Great Lakes, THE BLADE

  May 4, 2016 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, 13ABC

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, WTOL-TV

  May 4, 2016

UT Students Plant Roadside Roots, THE BLADE

  May 4, 2016

UT Students to Give New Roundabout Landscaping Makeover, UT News

  April 30, 2016

Arbor Day at the Arboretum, UT video

  April 30, 2016

Arbor Day at the Arboretum, THE BLADE

  April 28, 2016

Budding Conservation Biologists Go Birding at Warbler Capital of the World, UT News

  April 28, 2016


Ecology Professor Daryl Dwyer on Toledo Waterways, 13ABC

  April 28, 2016

DES Spring Plant Sale on 13ABC

  April 22, 2016             

Graduate Student, Jessica Sherman, was interviewed by 13ABC regarding her research on sturgeon in Lake Erie

   April 19, 2016         

Environmental Sciences student, Alexa Seaman, was interviewed by 13ABC on our conservation biology class field exercise on songbird monitoring and banding


Last Updated: 6/27/22