Postdoc Manju Manubolu honored

Dr. Manubolu was asked to create a poster for the Fourteenth Annual International Scholar Research Exposition of the Office of International Affairs. This expo showcases the research of current international visiting scholars at The Ohio State University, and only a small group of finalists are asked to create posters for display.  Dr. Manubolu’s poster will be on display in Bricker Hall in November and December. We are proud to have such a great researcher at the AEL!

Stu on the Lake Guardian

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.

Dr. Ludsin elected faculty chair of Arts and Sciences Senate

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!

Stu at ESA 2019

Dr. Ludsin along with post-doc Mike Fraker attended and presented at the Ecological Society of America Meeting in Louisville, KY.

  • Stu’s talk: Modeling physical, chemical, and biological responses to agricultural conservation in a changing climate: Insights from Lake Erie
  • Mike’s talk: Stress hormone-mediated antipredator morphology improves escape performance in wood frog tadpoles


Dr. Ludsin promoted to Professor

It was just announced that the Board of Trustees officially promoted Dr. Ludsin from Associate Professor to Professor at their May 30 meeting. See the Office of Academic Affairs announcement.

We are very excited for Dr. Ludsin as he continues to advance in his career!

Stu Prepares for AFS 2020 in Columbus

Stu toured many Columbus venues this week with American Fisheries Society personnel and staff from Experience Columbus to help plan events for the 2020 American Fisheries Society Conference in Columbus. The group visited various hotels, the Franklin Park Conservatory, COSI, Express Live, the Columbus Zoo, and North Market.

Dr. Ludsin presents for Dublin Rotary Club

Stu spoke on climate change for the Dublin Rotary Club this month. The talk was well received, though one it did prompt one attendee to ask, “Do you have any good news?”  Stu responded that because humans caused climate change, we have the capacity to change our ways to work to mitigate it.

PhD student Andrew Bade sharing his findings

Andrew Bade presented at talk titled, Spawning site fidelity of the Lake Erie walleye, at the 2019 GLATOS Coordination Meeting on February 26 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

He also published part of his dissertation work in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences:

Bade, A.P., T.R. Binder, M.D. Faust, C.S. Vandergoot, T.J. Hartman, R.T. Kraus, C.C. Krueger, and A. Ludsin. in press. Sex-based differences in spawning behavior account for male-biased harvest in Lake Erie walleye (Sander vitreus). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 76(11):2003-2012.

Annual Research Review

Annual Lake Erie and Inland Waters Research Review was held December 13-14 at the Ohio Union. Ordinarily this meeting would occur in January or February, but this year was moved up to December due to scheduling conflicts.

Researchers and agency officials from across the state came together to share the latest updates on fisheries research in Ohio. The keynote speaker was Lars Rudstam of Cornell University.