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 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/
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.
Dr. Stuart Ludsin