Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab Host NOAA's 2020 Forecast for Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie
Stone Laboratory and Ohio Sea Grant at The Ohio State University hosted a live web event for NOAA’s annual HABs Forecast for western Lake Erie on July 9. In addition to the official forecast, the event featured spring nutrient loading and projections along with expert commentary and highlights of recent research efforts and successes.
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There’s Something in the Water
Ohio Sea Grant researchers at Kent State University and the University of Michigan are exploring ways to keep pharmaceuticals and personal care products out of drinking water drawn from Lake Erie.
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How Much Is Too Much?
Researchers at The University of Toledo, with funding from Ohio Sea Grant, examine the effects of emerging chemicals of concern on patients with chronic liver and kidney conditions.
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Putting a Lid on Plastic Pollution
A two-year Stone Lab outreach project, with funding from NOAA’s Marine Debris Program, is aimed at encouraging reusable alternatives on South Bass Island and at home.
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Student Profile: Sophia Schroeder
Hands-on experiences at Stone Lab shaped the life of Put-in-Bay student Sophia Schroeder. Now finishing up her third year as a biochemistry major at Ohio State, Sophia is starting to apply for internships and already feels prepared.
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Latest Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative Projects Address Algal Bloom Impacts on Ohio
Researchers from several Ohio universities are leading the latest projects in the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s (ODHE) ongoing Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative (HABRI). The selected projects focus on reducing nutrient loading to Lake Erie, investigating algal toxin formation and human health impacts, studying bloom dynamics, and better informing water treatment plants how to remove toxins.
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Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab Welcome New Assistant Director Dr. Brian Alford
Ohio Sea Grant announced Dr. Brian Alford as new Assistant Director for Stone Lab. Alford will oversee all aspects of the lab’s operations, from its scientific research program to education and outreach efforts.
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Nitrogen Trackers
In Lake Erie, excess nitrogen can affect harmful algal blooms, from increasing the overall size of the bloom to making it produce more of the algal toxins that can affect human and wildlife health. Ohio Sea Grant researchers at Wright State University have been looking into these impacts for several years, and their results suggest that controlling them is about more than phosphorus runoff.
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Event: Understanding Algal Blooms: State of the Science Virtual Conference
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