Proposal Defense Notice: Rui Zhang

Wed, June 30, 2021 9:30 AM at Virtual

Rui ZhangRui Zhang will defend her dissertation proposal as follows:

Title: An Agent-Based Model of Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie for Informing Environmental Policies

Day and Time: Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at 9:30 AM

Location: Zoom Webinar

Please contact if you would like an electronic copy of the dissertation.


The defense will consist of two steps

First step:

Members of the Department (including faculty, students, and staff) are invited to join an uninterrupted presentation by the student summarizing the dissertation proposal, and a subsequent questioning session. The session will be moderated by the co-advisors.

Second step:

The Co-Advisors and Guidance Committee will ask questions in the second stage of this session.

Faculty, graduate students, and other non-committee members (e.g., family and friends) CANNOT attend the second questioning stage.

Guidance Committee:

  • Dr. Arika Ligmann-Zielinska, Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences (Chair)
  • Dr. Jiquan Chen, Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences
  • Dr. Mark Axelrod, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
  • Dr. Laura Schmitt Olabisi, Department of Community Sustainability