Congrats to all of the summer 2016 graduates, with a special congratulations offered to Dr. Alex Chen!
To learn more about Alex's work, check out his webpage.
Drs. Conor Keitzer, Stu Ludsin, and colleagues from the TNC, USDA, and Texas A&M University collaborated on a manuscript entited, "Thinking outside of the lake: Can controls on nutrient inputs into Lake Erie benefit stream conservation in its watershed?" The paper, published in Journal of Great Lakes research, is from work done on their Western Lake Erie Basin Conservation Effects Assessment Project (WLEB CEAP) project.
To learn more about Conor and Stu's work, check out their websites.
Drs. Michael Fraker (Senior Research Associate) and Stuart Ludsin (Associate Professor) in EEOB's Aquatic Ecology Laboratory were awarded a $652,556 grant from the National Science Foundation (IOS-1557831), with two collaborators (Dr. Robert Denver, University of Michigan; Dr. Barney Luttbeg, Oklahoma State University). Their interdisciplinary research project will use a model larval dragonfly-tadpole system to study 1) how the prey neuroendocrine stress response operates over time under a complex predation environment, 2) how stress hormones govern the expression and integration of the prey phenotypic response in an ecological context, and 3) what the fitness consequences of this regulation are. Their four-year project will begin this July.
Taylor Brown, third-year undergraduate in Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, received a URO Research Scholar award to study predator-prey interactions between dragonfly larvae and their tadpole prey. Her research is being supervised by Drs. Michael Fraker and Stuart Ludsin.
Stephen Hadick, a third-year undergraduate researcher in the Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, received a URO Research Scholarship to study the effect of climate warming on the physiology of an endemic Lake Tanganyika cichlid (fish). His research is being supervised by Dr. Stuart Ludsin.
Congrats, Taylor and Stephen!
Congrats to Alex Kua for a successful undergraduate honors thesis defense!
Alex was helping Dr. Stu Ludsin on work assessing the impact of climate change on the African cichlid.
Drs. Noel Aloysius (Ludsin Lab postdoc) and Jay Martin (FABE) recently finalized their collaborative research on “Informing Lake Erie Agriculture Nutrient Management via Scenario Evaluation” with the release of a report and press brief at the Michigan Water Center. The press brief and the report are available here.
To learn more about Noel and Jay's work, visit their websites.
Congratulations, Ludsin Lab, on another successful proposal!
Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Fisheries Research Program. “Habitat quality as a driver of Lake Erie walleye population dynamics: past, present & future”. Stuart Ludsin, Noel Aloysius, Mike Fraker, Dave Glover, Conor Keitzer, Yingming Zhao (OMNRF), and Jay Martin (OSU-FABE) 2016-2020.
Dr. Stuart Ludsin