Guest Lectures

Join us Thursday evenings (mid-June through mid-August) for the Stone Lab Guest Lecture Series. Hear about current Lake Erie research topics and get status updates from representatives of our State agencies. There are three ways the public can attend:

See the Keynote Lecture Live On Gibraltar!

Hop aboard the Boardwalk water taxi at 7:15 ($3 each way, payable to boat driver) and visit us on Gibraltar Island where our staff will greet you with a brief introduction to our program and the island before leading you up to our lecture hall in time for our keynote speaker. Don’t forget to grab your favorite Stone Lab gear while our “Shop on the Rock” is open that evening!

Evening Open House at the AVC!

On lecture nights from 6pm − 9pm our Aquatic Visitors Center will be open for extended touring hours (no fishing), and will host a live broadcast of the Guest Lecture from Gibraltar Island starting at 7pm. Visitors will have the opportunity to hear both the research lecture (7:00 pm) as well as the keynote lecture (8:00 pm).

Watch at Home!

Feel like staying in? No problem! Watch all of our lectures from the comfort of your own home via a live web seminar from any computer with internet access. Register at the links below to receive information on how to log in.

2014 Guest Lectures

Date Guest Lectures 2014
Week 1 6/19

“Lake Erie Dredging: Past, Present and Future” 

Craig Butler, Director, Ohio EPA
Week 1 Archive

Research Brief: “Stone Lab – It may never go away”

Doug Wynn, Visiting Scholar, Evolution, Ecology & Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University
Week 2 6/26

“Applying the Green Rule to Lake Erie” 

Josh Knights, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy in Ohio
Week 2 Archive

Research Brief: “CSI Lake Erie: Chemical Signatures Investigation of Steelhead Trout Migration and Straying”

Dr. Jeff Miner, Professor and Department Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, Bowling Green State University
Week 3 7/3

“Jay Cooke: Lincoln’s Civil War Financier and Gibraltar Resident” 

John Kleberg, Retired Associate Vice President for Business & Finance, The Ohio State University
Week 3 Archive

Research Brief: “Beneficial Use of Toledo Harbor Dredge Material in Manufactured Soil Blends”

Dr. Libby Dayton, Research Scientist, School of Environment & Natural Resources, The Ohio State University
Week 4 7/10

“Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences — Three Ways of Describing a Singular Mission” 

Dr. Bruce McPheron, Vice President for Agriculture & Dean of the College of Food, Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, The Ohio State University
Week 4 Archive

Research Brief: “A Sustainability Science Approach to Lake Erie: Assessing the Linkages and Trade-Offs between Agricultural Land Management and Lake Ecosystem Services”

Dr. Elena Irwin, Professor, Department of Agricultural, Environmental & Development Economics, The Ohio State University
Week 5 7/17

“Status of Ohio’s Lake Erie Fishery” 

Jeff Tyson, Lake Erie Program Administrator, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife
Week 5 Archive

Research Brief: “The effects of turbidity on imperiled Great Lakes fishes”

Suzanne Gray, Assistant Professor, School of Environment & Natural Resources, The Ohio State University
Week 6 7/24

“Research Experience for Undergraduates Scholarship Program Final Presentations”

Week 5
Week 7 7/31

“Ohio State University: A Leader in Sustainability” 

Kate Bartter, Interim Director, Office of Energy & Environment, The Ohio State University

Research Brief: “Novel Approaches for Restoring Ecological Function to Channelized Headwater Streams”

Jon Witter, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Food, Agricultural & Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University Week 7
Week 8 8/7

“The Potential of Water Quality Trading for Lake Erie and the Great Lakes” 

Dr. Richard H. Moore, Executive Director, Environmental Sciences Network, The Ohio State University

Research Brief: “Earthworms, beetles and voles (Oh my!): Assessing impacts to wildlife from lead ammunition”

Sarah Bowman, Ohio State Knauss Fellow, The Ohio State University Week 8

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