Stu Ludsin, Ruth Briland, and Troy Farmer are all highlighted in an article featured on Climate.gov. The article details Ludsin's work on climate change and yellow perch, explaining what warming in the Great Lakes means and how it might impact the culturally and economically valued fish.
Check out the story here: Climate and the Ultimate Pan-fried Fish by Christina Dierkes.
Also, learn more about the work mentioned in the article: Stu Ludsin, Ruth Briland, and Troy Farmer.
Stu Ludsin and Ruth Briland are authors on a 2014 BioScience article entitled, "Changing Ecosystem Dynamics in the Laurentian Great Lakes: Bottom-Up and Top-Down Regulation." Plus, their article is featured on the cover!
Check out more about their work by visiting their websites: Stu Ludsin, Ruth Briland.
Also, here's a link to the paper: Changing Ecosystem Dynamics in the Laurentian Great Lakes: Bottom-Up and Top-down Regulation - Bunnell et al. 2014
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Salary: $45,000 annually, with full benefits; one year with potential for renewal
Description: We seek a highly motivated individual to assist with the development of a spatially explicit population model for Asian carp to evaluate various harvest scenario options. This model will facilitate management decisions regarding harvest strategies along the Illinois River as a means to reduce the odds of Asian carp entering the Great Lakes via the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. This will include parameterization from empirical data, model construction, and scenario simulations to identify optimal harvest strategies while accounting for uncertainty, as well as sensitivity analyses to prioritize future parameter estimations. The incumbent will be supervised by Dr. David Glover and Dr. Libby Marschall and will work closely with researchers from Southern Illinois University, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, among others.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. in biological sciences, ecology, mathematical modeling, or related field is required. Familiarity with computer programming, population modeling, Bayesian statistics, optimization modeling, and ability to work independently and collaboratively is highly desired.
To apply, please send a letter of interest highlighting your qualifications specific to the advertised position, a curriculum vitae, academic transcripts (unofficial copies okay), and three letters of reference to firstname.lastname@example.org or the address listed below. Review of applications will begin 2/1/14 and will continue until filled. Questions regarding this position can be directed toward David Glover by phone (614-688-2265) or email (email@example.com).
The 2014 Lake Erie - Inland Waters Annual Research Review was a great success. Held January 16 - 17, 2014 in the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, over 100 agency officials, students, faculty, and researchers were in attendence. Many AEL and Ludsin Lab students presented their work, including Ruth Briland, Cassie May, Mike Fraker, Alex Chen, Jeff Kemper, and Troy Farmer.
To see photos of the event, see the AEL's flickr page. Also, to learn more about the work presented, explore our student and postdoc profiles.
Dr. Stuart Ludsin