Interview: Dr. Tamara Sluss on Harmful Algae Blooms & UofL's Masters in Sustainability

On this week’s edition of Sustainability Now!, your host, Justin Mog, ties up the canoe for a chat with Tamara Sluss, Director of the Masters in Sustainability program at the University of Louisville. Dr. Tamara Sluss is housed in UofL's Department of Urban & Public Affairs. Her research focuses on large rivers, streams, invertebrates, nutrient export, harmful algal blooms, sustainability of aquatic resources, ethnobotany, and renewable energy and land use.

This conversation is a preview to her upcoming public talk on Harmful Algae Blooms as part of the Ohio River Discussion Series, coming up on Wednesday, August 21st at 7 pm at the Endless Summer Paddle & Coffee Company, 1301 Frankfort Ave.

Join us to learn about how you can get involved in a University of Louisville citizen science project. What is that green stuff in the river? Learn how to identify potentially harmful algal blooms and differentiate them from “safe” algae. You can contribute to a scientific pursuit to understand the cause and preferred habitats of the harmful species. This session is open to anyone who wants to learn and those who wish to sign up as a citizen science Harmful Algae Bloom volunteer. This event is free and open to the public as part of Afloat: An Ohio River Way of Life. More info at or

Learn more about:

UofL’s Sustainability degree programs at…academic-programs

Kentucky Conservation Committee at

Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission at…ontrol-standards/

Fish Consumption Advisories at…tion-Advisories.aspx

League of Women Voters at

River City Paddle Sports at

Ohio River Basin Consortium for Research and Education at

Afloat at

Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District at

As always, our interview is followed by your community action calendar for the week, so get your calendars out and get ready to take action for sustainability NOW!

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Source: Interview: Dr. Tamara Sluss on Harmful Algae Blooms & UofL's Masters in Sustainability (Sustainability Now, Forward Radio 106.5fm, August 12, 2019)