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Faculty receive Ohio Sea Grant funding

Feb. 5, 2024
Faculty in the School of Environment and Natural Resources (L to R): Marijke Hecht, Lauren Pintor and Suzanne Gray.

Ohio Sea Grant announced the funding of six new research projects as part of its 2024-2026 research grants program. 

“We had a strong set of submissions for this proposal review cycle, and these projects in particular address both current state agency needs and national Sea Grant priorities. We were excited to see an increase in environmental education research projects funded to enhance Great Lakes literacy,” said Dr. Kristen Fussell, Ohio Sea Grant’s associate director. “We believe they’ll deliver important information to those working to protect Lake Erie and the health of local communities.”

Among the six funded projects two are led by faculty in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University.

  • Dr. Marijke Hecht will lead "Connecting the Global with the Local: Strengthening Environmental Education in Urban Communities"
  • Dr. Lauren Pintor and Dr. Suzanne Gray will co-lead "The Effect of Multiple Climate Stressors (temperature, hypoxia and turbidity) on the Trophic Interactions of Smallmouth Bass and Benthic Prey"

Ohio Sea Grant is supported by The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) School of Environment and Natural ResourcesOhio State University Extension, and NOAA Sea Grant, a network of 34 Sea Grant programs nation-wide dedicated to the protection and sustainable use of marine and Great Lakes resources. Stone Laboratory is Ohio State’s island campus on Lake Erie and is the research, education, and outreach facility of Ohio Sea Grant and part of CFAES School of Environment and Natural Resources.

Read the full Ohio Sea Grant announcement