Understanding Algal Blooms: State of the Science Virtual Conference

Sep 2, 2020, 9:30am - 3:00pm
Deadline: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Cost: 
FREE
Location: 
Webinar

The Understanding Algal Blooms: State of the Science Virtual Conference will highlight current scientific knowledge related to algal blooms. Research and outreach leaders will present findings from recent studies and identify important areas of uncertainty.

Expected audience includes academic researchers, state and federal agencies and the agricultural community interested in the latest algal bloom science and technology, with an expected audience largely from Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. Members of the academic research community, state and federal agencies and the agricultural community are especially encouraged to attend.

Research and outreach leaders will present findings from recent studies and identify important areas of uncertainty. Specific topics will include:

  • Collaborations and partnerships critical for improving water quality
  • Understanding lag times and soil phosphorus dynamics
  • The latest in edge-of-field research and best management practices

Agenda and Speakers

9:30am – 9:35am

Welcome and introductions

Dr. Jay Martin, Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University

9:35am – 11:35am

Lag times and field and stream phosphorus dynamics

The “Nutrient Conundrum”: Challenges and opportunities for managing eutrophication
Dr. Helen Jarvie, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo

Contributions of legacy soil P and P fertilizer to edge-of-field P losses
Dr. Will Osterholz, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service

Dr. Steve Culman, School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University

Role of in-stream processes in shaping P exports to Lake Erie during low and high flow
Dr. Jim Hood, Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, The Ohio State University

Concluding remarks
Dr. Jay Martin, Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University

11:35am – 1:00pm

Lunch break on your own

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Agricultural management practices

Avoiding “one-size fits all”: Defining Lake Erie’s phosphorus management regions
Dr. Merrin Macrae, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo

Using P removal structures to decrease dissolved P losses from high P soils in the WLEB
Dr. Chad Penn, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service

Controls on subsurface nutrient losses from agricultural fields during precipitation-driven events
Dr. Brittany Hanrahan, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service

Greg LaBarge, Agronomic Systems, Ohio State University Extension

Concluding remarks
Dr. Kevin King, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service