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Water Luncheon Webinar - Harmful Algal Blooms in Ohio: Recent Trends in the Field and Advancements
Water Luncheon Webinar
Hosted by Ohio Lake Management Society
Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in Ohio: Recent Trends in the Field and Advances in Treatment Technologies
Presented by Brad Bartelme
, EnviroScience and Carter Bailey
, AQUA DOC
Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and associated algal toxins have impacted lakes and rivers throughout Ohio over the past decade. Caused by various species of cyanobacteria, these blooms often produce toxins that impact water supplies, recreation, and agricultural users. This presentation will provide a summary of the problem, an overview of these impairments, and discuss observations and recent trends in species composition and abundance. The presentation will also an overview of common treatment methods and discuss several promising new technologies being used in Ohio to control these blooms.
A Zoom link to join the conversation will be shared upon registering.
Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Registration is required
Payment in Full In Advance Or At Event
Brad Bartelme- Brad is an aquatic biologist with EnviroScience, Inc. and has 13 years of experience in algal taxonomy and aquatic ecology. He graduated from John Carroll University with a B.S. in Biology and Environmental Science an M.S. in Biology. He has been involved with long-term water quality monitoring and has relevant experience with fish and aquatic macroinvertebrate surveys; identification and enumeration of fish, macroinvertebrates, periphyton, and phytoplankton; chlorophyll-a analysis; Harmful Algal Bloom and toxin analyses; microscopy and microbiology techniques; and field sampling methods and techniques. He has participated in all of USEPA’s recent National Aquatic Resource Surveys (NARS) including two National Lakes Assessments and is the lead algae/diatom taxonomist for thousands of NARS samples.
Carter Bailey- Carter has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), and an M.S. in Lake Management from the State University of New York College at Oneonta. Carter currently holds the position of Lead Biologist at AQUA DOC Lake & Pond Management where he works with lake associations, citizen groups, and government agencies to maximize their freshwater resources.