The Division of Water spoke with Isabel Escobar, a professor of chemical engineering at the University of Kentucky, to gain a better understanding of algal blooms and what we can do to keep our waters and ourselves safe.
Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet
Scientists have long known that bush honeysuckle is an aggressive invasive species. However, they have only recently begun to understand the negative effect it has on aquatic ecosystems.
As the current white oak population ages over the next 50 years, there’s not a sustainable source of new seedlings to supply the unprecedented demand from bourbon production and other timber-related industries. As a result, scientists are working to replicate select white oaks with “superior genetics.”