DGE Researcher Profile

Jeff C. Ho

Title: PhD Student
Lab: Michalak
curriculum vitae

Research Summary

My research focuses on exploring global issues at the intersection of environment, health and decision-making:

  • How do we measure the impacts of climate change on ecosystem diversity and human health?
  • Can we use tools such as remote sensing to improve our scientific knowledge about such impacts?
  • And how can we convey such knowledge to decision makers for effective mitigation and adaptation?
My current work looks at harmful algal blooms in global freshwater ecosystems, with special focus in Lake Erie.

Publications and Presentations

Ho, J.C., K.C. Russel, J. Davis (2013, in press) "The challenge of global water access monitoring: Evaluating Euclidean distance versus self-reported travel time among rural households in Mozambique", Journal of Water and Health, doi:10.2166/wh.2013.042

Michalak, A.M., E.J. Anderson, D. Beletsky, S. Boland, N.S. Bosch, T.B. Bridgeman, J.D. Chaffin, K. Cho, R. Confesor, I. Daloğlu, J.V. DePinto, M.A. Evans, G.L. Fahnenstiel., L. He, J.C. Ho, L. Jenkins, T.H. Johengen, K.C. Kuo, E. LaPorte, X. Liu, M.R. McWilliams, M.R. Moore, D.J. Posselt, R.P. Richards, D. Scavia, A.L. Steiner, E. Verhamme, D.M. Wright, M.A. Zagorski (2013) "Record-setting algal bloom in Lake Erie caused by agricultural and meteorological trends consistent with expected future conditions", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110:16, 6448-6452, doi:10.1073/pnas.1216006110.

Ho, J.C., and A.M. Michalak (2013) "Can LANDSAT be used to catalog historical freshwater harmful algal blooms?" Abstract submitted to American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2013.

Michalak, A.M., D. Scavia, A. Steiner, M. Moore, E. Laporte, E. Anderson, D. Beletsky, N. Bosch, T.B. Bridgeman, K. Cho, I. Daloglu, J.V. DePinto, M.A. Evans, G. Fahnenstiel, J. Ho, T. Johengen, M. McWilliams, D. Posselt, P. Richards, S.A. Ruberg, D.J. Schwab, and D. Wright (2012) "The 2011 Algal Bloom in Lake Erie: A Conceptual Model of an Extreme Event", in Proceedings of the International Conference on Great Lakes Research, Cornwall, Canada, May 2012.