Monster Seminar JAM - Science-based fishery management or how research drives management in Ohio's waters
Dr. Roy Stein, Professor Emeritus, Aquatic Ecology Lab, Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University
Science-based management, typical of most state agencies, insightfully informs responsible use of fisheries resources. In my talk, I will relate how the interaction between the Ohio Division of Wildlife (DOW) and the Aquatic Ecology Lab (AEL) at Ohio State University leads to science-based decision-making 1) by explaining the value of the partnership (characterized by complementary skills and expertise), 2) by reviewing the process by which research projects are vetted (where university researchers and agency managers resolve wants and needs), and 3) by describing specific research/management examples from inland waters and the Great Lakes (running the gamut from nutrient regulation to fish stocking to exotic invaders). From these interactions and complementary skills comes a science-based management program, one characterized by mutual respect between the partners and a deep appreciation of how aquatic ecosystems work.
Date and Time:
April 7, 2011,
11:00 am - 12:00 pm