Freshwater Science: Project CYBORG (CYano BlOom dRivers and Genes)

- Ohio Sea Grant

Join Minnesota Sea Grant-funded researcher Bob Sterner and others for this month's Freshwater Science webinar, hosted by Ohio Sea Grant.

New research from Ohio Sea Grant, Stone Lab and the Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative

The Great Lakes provide a host of ecosystem services to many millions of people but are under threat from multiple stressors, including cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (CHABs). To date CHABs in the Great Lakes have been investigated lake-by-lake or even river-by-river, with studies in each location tuned to local perspectives and framed with different research questions, making it difficult to generalize findings and determine how results from one location can be applied elsewhere.

Drs. George Bullerjahn, Bowling Green State University; Bob Sterner, University of Minnesota-Duluth; and Todd Miller, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, have standardized an experimental approach to compare how patterns of nitrogen and phosphorus affect algal blooms and vary across Lakes Superior, Michigan, and Erie and how those are influenced by temperature and climate change. The results are illuminating the similarities and differences in how blooms start, persist and produce toxins in these diverse environments and will inform more specific bloom management strategies. notextile.


  • GEORGE BULLERJAHN - Department of Biological Sciences, Bowling Green State University
  • BOB STERNER - Department of Biology, University of Minnesota
  • TODD MILLER - College of Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CT

Registration is required to attend this virtual event.

Jill Jentes Banicki - Assistant Director, Communications, Ohio Sea Grant College Program

Image credit: Ohio Sea Grant

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