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Harmful algal blooms (HABs) pose a public and environmental health risk to Great Lakes communities, including Erie, PA. This forum featured HABs in the face of a changing climate with invited speakers from the Institute of Marina Science at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, PA DCNR, the Regional Science Consortium, and more.


  • Welcome to the Forum: – Introductions and Anticipated Outcomes
    Tim Bruno Chief, Office of the Great Lakes, PA DEP Amber Stilwell Coastal Outreach Specialist, PA Sea Grant
  • Great Lakes Updates
    Tim Bruno Chief, Office of the Great Lakes, PA DEP
  • Harmful Algal Blooms and Climate Change Where do we go from here? Mitigating Harmful Cyanobacterial Blooms in a World Facing Human Nutrient Over-Enrichment and Climate Change
    Hans Paerl, Ph.D. Institute of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Climate Change and Pennsylvania Climate Change and Penn’s Woods – What Does the Future Hold?
    Greg Czarnecki Director of Applied Climate Science, DCNR
  • Harmful Algal Blooms in Erie, PA Harmful Algal Bloom Cyanotoxin Monitoring: an update on the 2021 season
    Jeanette Schnars, Ph.D., Executive Director, Regional Science Consortium
  • GLISA Project Update
    Sara Stahlman, Extension Leader, PA Sea Grant & CRANE
  • Master Watershed Steward Program Announcement
    Amber Stilwell, Coastal Outreach Specialist, PA Sea Grant
  • Common Agenda Update: Climate Change and Erie Water
    Jacqui Bonomo, President and CEO, PennFuture

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