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.
Stuart Ludsin and Noel Aloysius traveled to the American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA during December 12-16.
Noel and Stuart served as the Primary Convener and Co-Chair, respectively, of a symposium entitled, “New Frontiers in Water Resources: Achieving Water Resource Security in Times of Climate Change, Urbanization, and Agricultural Expansion”.
Noel also gave a contributed talk on his past PhD research entitled, “Hydroclimatic Change in the Congo River Basin: Past, Present and Future”, and co-authored an invited talk entitled “Reducing Lake Erie’s Harmful Algal Blooms: Projection and Adoption of Management Plans”.
OSU released a news article about their research, to coincide with the AGU meeting. It is entitled “Public willing to pay to reduce toxic algae – but maybe not enough” and can be found at https://news.osu.edu/news/2016/12/12/public-willing-to-pay-to-reduce-toxic-algae-but-maybe-not-enough/
AEL members and colleagues published their research findings in the Journal of Great Lakes Research. Citations are as follows.
Stu Ludsin gave a talk on his research at the Western Lake Erie Basin Partnership meeting in Port Clinton, OH on September 13. The title of his talk was “Thinking Outside the Lake: How can management efforts benefit western Lake Erie and its tributaries?” Information about his talk can be found at http://lakeerieceap.com/.
Stu Ludsin’s research was the subject of Michigan Radio’s Environment Report, which was aired on October 13. The link to the site is http://michiganradio.org/post/going-farther-fix-lake-erie-and-streams-feed-it.
Stu Ludsin attended the Great Lake Fishery Commission’s Board of Technical Experts meeting at the University of Guelph, Ontario, last week, where he reviewed proposals for the GLFC’s Fisheries Research Program. A photo of BOTE members is attached.
Stu Ludsin gave a presentation at the Harmful Algal Blooms: State of the Science Conference in Toledo, Ohio. His presentation was entitled "Fish Flesh and Fresh Produce as Sources of Microcystin Exposure to Humans."
Drs. Ludsin and Conor's work on Lake Erie watershed was highlighted in OSU News. The USDA-NRCS project found that increased conservation efforts will be needed on most of the farms in the watershed in order to protect arterial streams in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. To read more, please visit https://news.osu.edu/news/2016/09/14/erie-watershed/
To learn more about Alex's work, check out his webpage.
Dr. Alex Chen successfully defended his dissertation, entitled, "Lake Erie walleye population structure and stock discrimination methods."
To learn more about Alex's work, visit his website.
To learn more about Conor and Stu's work, check out their websites.
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!
Alex was helping Dr. Stu Ludsin on work assessing the impact of climate change on the African cichlid.
To learn more about Noel and Jay's work, visit their websites.
Dr. Stu Ludsin presented about his work and career path for the Buckeye Friends of Stone Laboratory (FOSL) Guest Lecture series. Buckeye FOSL is a student organization at OSU where students are able to explore opportunities available at Stone Laboratory + join students with similar interests.
To learn more about Stu's work, check out his research page.
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
Ohio State University
Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology
Aquatic Ecology Laboratory