Our actions affect freshwater fish. How do the fish react?

bull trout 2“Freshwater fishes face extreme challenges associated with human activities in and near water,” says Suzanne Gray of CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. She’ll talk about those challenges, and how fish respond, in “Fish Biodiversity in a Changing World” today (April 3) at 4 p.m. It’s based on her research wading (literally) through degraded freshwater habitats in North America and Africa. Also included will be details on two new water conservation projects for children in Uganda and in Ohio’s Muskingum County. (Photo: Bull trout, a threatened species, in British Columbia by Joel Sartore, USFWF.)

How climate change could affect Great Lakes fish and fishing

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Ohio State’s Climate Change Outreach Team presents “Climate Change Impacts on Fisheries in Lakes Michigan and Huron” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, featuring speakers from NOAA, USGS, the National Wildlife Federation and the University of Michigan. The renewable energy webinar we mentioned yesterday starts at the same time, so in case you miss this one for that one, the team does archive its webinars for later viewing. (Photo: Michigan Sea Grant.)

Invasive species awareness: Use this app to report invaders

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Check out the new Great Lakes Early Detection Network smartphone app, which lets you join the fight against invasive species. By using it, you can help scientists control invasive species earlier, when it’s easier, rather than later, when it’s harder (and costs more money) (and might even be impossible). Co-developers were specialists with  CFAES’s outreach arm, OSU Extension. National Invasive Species Awareness Week is March 3-8.

What you’ll find this year at the Gwynne

Call it Ohio’s showcase of conservation. A chance to hear 25 experts on 30 topics in just one place at just one time. The Gwynne Conservation Area, which is part of our Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London in central Ohio, has a full schedule of talks and demonstrations set for this year’s Farm Science Review, which runs from Sept. 18-20.