Dec 04, 2017
Dr. Roy Stein, Professor Emeritus, OSU Department
The Laurentian Great Lakes: An Exotic Tale

The exotic species I will discuss will primarily be fishes, which have entered the Great Lakes since about 1900 from elsewhere (typically Asia) and have flourished in our lakes.   With their success have come ecosystem changes, both positive and negative.  In my talk, I will touch on how these species managed to gain access to the lakes, how we are coping with these changes, and just how we manage to exercise control over one of our most damaging exotic species.

Roy A. Stein, Professor Emeritus, Aquatic Ecology Lab, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43212-1156

Roy Stein is professor emeritus of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at The Ohio State University where he was Director of the Aquatic Ecology Lab from 1978 - 2008.  With a mix of basic and applied science, his work contributes both to the understanding of the structure of aquatic communities and the development of solid principles upon which fisheries science can be based.  Just recently, he served the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, where policy drives productive change and where rigorous science informs sea lamprey control and fishery management.