Dr. Ludsin joined the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network aboard the Lake Guardian on a Lake Erie cruise for the Cooperative Science and Monitoring Initiative (CSMI) the last week in September. The cruise was collecting data in central Lake Erie's hypoxic zone to investigate the impact of hypoxia on the food web.
Like two ships passing in the night, the Lake Guardian met with the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans vessel Cisco to exchange samples and information while on the cruise.
And the beauty of our Great Lake was certainly on display with wonderful sunsets and gorgeous weather.
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Dr. Ludsin was recently elected faculty chair of the College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Senate. In this role he will preside at meetings of the ASC Faculty Senate and the ASC Senate Steering Committee, the bodies that guide and formulate policy for faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences. Congratulations to Dr. Ludsin on this appointment!
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Neal Banaszak and Andrew Bade helped PIT tag juvenile muskies at the London State Fish Hatchery on September 12, 2017. These fish will be stocked in lakes and reservoirs statewide.
Andrew Bade gave a talk to the Columbus Sea Nags Scuba Diving Club on Sept. 7 at Planks' Cafe and Pizzeria. He presented on the use of acoustic telemetry to understand walleye movement in the Great Lakes. Information about Columbus Sea Nags can be found on their website (http://seanags.com/) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Columbus-Sea-Nags-SCUBA-Divers--289276535926/).
Stu Ludsin participated in a workshop at the Cornell Biological Field Station. The workshop sought to help identify how changes in ecosystem productivity will influence Great Lakes food webs, as well as identify the implications for fisheries management.
1. Stu presented a talk entitled "Does variation in larval growth rate affect the recruitment of freshwater fishes? A case study with Lake Erie Yellow Perch" at the Larval Fish Conference in August, TX on July 13.
AEL faculty Stu Ludsin and his colleagues published an article entitled "Climate change as a long-term stressor for the fisheries of the Laurentian Great Lakes of North America" in the journal Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. The full article can be found here.
Dr. Stuart Ludsin
Ohio State University
Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology
Aquatic Ecology Laboratory