Hear latest on Lake Erie’s fish populations on Thursday night at Stone Lab

Stone Lab’s weekly summer guest lecture series wraps up at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 3, with a featured talk by Janice Kerns of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Fairport Harbor Fisheries Research Unit and a research brief by Elizabeth Marschall of Ohio State’s Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology.

Assessing, managing lake’s fish populations

ODNR runs fishery research units at Fairport Harbor and Sandusky. They work to assess and manage fish populations and fisheries in Lake Erie’s western and central basins and their tributary streams, according to an ODNR website.

What’s behind success, failure?

Marschall is chair of her department and co-director of its Aquatic Ecology Laboratory. “Much of my research is aimed at understanding what drives the success — or failure — of populations,” her lab bio says.

Getting there

Stone Lab is Ohio State’s water-science-focused island campus at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie. Admission to the lecture is free and open to the public, but a paid ferry ride to Put-in-Bay, water taxi ride to the lab’s Gibraltar Island in the bay, or both will be needed. You also can watch online. (Photo: Stone Lab Lake Erie sport fishing workshop, Tory Gabriel, Ohio Sea Grant, via Creative Commons, CC BY-NC 2.0.)

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