May 14, 2013
The 2013 Abstract Book (PDF) is now available to review/download for the upcoming Conference on Great Lakes Research
May 14, 2013
The International Joint Commission (IJC) released a report on how the health of the Great Lakes has changed over the past 25 years. It notes significant achievement but sustained investment and action needed.
May 13, 2013
May 7, 2013
Pre-register for the 56th Conference on Great Lakes Research & SAVE $$$. After May 17th, you will have to register at the door, and increased rates will apply.
April 8, 2013
The Great Lakes Fishery Commission Science Transfer Program is seeking proposals for the 2014 funding cycle. Pre-proposals are due July 15, 2013. More information is available on the commission website at: http://www.glfc.org/research/STP2014.pdf
April 5, 2013
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service presented Ducks Unlimited-GLAR of Ann Arbor with the National Blue-winged Teal Award during the 78th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference (Arlington, VA).
April 4, 2013
If you're driving to the conference and need to stretch your legs, stop off and view some restoration projects near Lake Michigan.
April 2, 2013
Do you have photos of a lake, research project or IAGLR-related activity such as a previous conference? If so, we want you to enter them in the IAGLR Photo Contest by May 1st! First, Second, and Third place prizes will be offered; the winners will also be announced and featured at the Conference on Great Lakes Research.
March 22, 2013
Online registration for IAGLR 2013 is now open. Register by April 19 and save! Online registration closes May 17. Note that everyone, including all speakers, must register online. IAGLR members must have a current 2013 membership, paid in full, to receive the discounted member rate. The conference will be held June 2-6 in West Lafayette, Indiana, on the campus of Purdue University. See you there!
March 14, 2013
Do you know of someone who has made significant contributions to the field of Great Lakes Research over the past 20 years??? Consider nominating that person for the IAGLR Lifetime Achievement Award! Deadline March 31st.
February 22, 2013
The Association membership elects new members to its Board of Directors prior to the annual conference. Brief biographical sketches of the candidates are available online. Please log in to IAGLR Membersweb to cast your ballot. Voting is open until March 21st. You must be a current member to vote.
February 15, 2013
PhD, Masters and Senior undergraduate students have until March 1st deadline to submit applications to various scholarships; including the IAGLR Scholarship ($2,000), Paul W. Rodgers Scholarship ($2,000), and Norman S. Baldwin Fishery Science Scholarship ($6,000). View Scholarship guidelines.
January 30, 2013
The University of Michigan Water Center is soliciting applications for funding to support and enhance restoration efforts within the Great Lakes basin. Up to $3.7 million dollars will be awarded to high quality projects that can demonstrate specific benefits for advancing restoration approaches in the Great Lakes. Expressions of Interest are due by midnight EST on February 22, 2013.
January 30, 2013
Thank you to all who have submitted an abstract to the 2013 IAGLR Conference at Purdue University. The submission process is now closed. Abstract authors will be notified of their paper's acceptance by February 13th. Registration for the conference will open in March. Please go to the FAQ page for conference registration rate information.
January 23, 2013
The International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) is soliciting nominations for the 2013 John R. (Jack) Vallentyne Award. This IAGLR Outreach Award recognizes individuals or groups of individuals for their contributions to informing and educating the public and policymakers on regional and global Great Lakes scientific issues. Learn more about this award and review previous winners at http://iaglr.org/awards/vallentyne-award
January 14, 2013
The Nature Conservancy and NOAA are promoting climate change adaptation in the Great Lakes by highlighting the climate related issue of water levels. This film promotes the use of climate tools and data to make informed decisions about economics, ecosystems and infrastructure to make our resources in the Great Lakes basin more resilient in the face of a changing climate. More info on Great Lakes Water Levels
CNN also has a recent article by Mike Pearson on Great Lakes water levels
January 7, 2013
IAGLR will confer travel support for a Masters, PHD student or a Post-Doctoral fellow from countries outside of the United States or Canada to attend the upcoming 2013 Conference on Great Lakes Research. The deadline is February 1st. Please review the application regulations
December 17, 2012
December 10, 2012
2013 member renewal notices were distributed in December. Although we will circulate additional electronic reminders, this will be your only paper notification. And don't forget, IAGLR is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, so donations are deductible from U.S. income tax and against U.S. earnings in Canada. Thank you for your continued support! We look forward to serving you in the upcoming new year!
November 30, 2012
It’s that time of year when we all think about giving gifts to those who are important to us. It’s also a time when we begin to think about our taxable liabilities and how we can minimize them through charitable giving. Better yet are gifts that give twice. IAGLR is an official 501(c)(3), which means that contributions to IAGLR are tax-deductible. We encourage you to join fellow members of the Great Lakes community in making a charitable contribution to IAGLR’s Endowment Fund. IAGLR maintains an Endowment Fund for special projects and as a “rainy day” fund to cover emergency expenses. The Endowment Fund is invested in a large no-load mutual fund, rated by Morningstar investment rating service as a 5-star balanced allocation fund – in the top 10 percent of similar funds over the past 10 years. Over the past 12 months the IAGLR’s endowment has grown through contributions and investment success from about $50,000 to about $60,000. Contributing to the IAGLR Endowment Fund is a great way to support IAGLR’s growth while minimizing your tax liabilities. Contribution checks made out to IAGLR can be sent to Wendy Foster and should be earmarked “Endowment Fund.” Want more information? Contact Bob Heath, Chair, Endowment Fund Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org).
October 15, 2012
Each year, IAGLR's Conference on Great Lakes Research receives generous support from sponsoring organizations and businesses. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities for IAGLR 2013.
October 15, 2012
The International Association for Great Lakes Research invites leading vendors and consulting firms to display their products or services at the 56nd Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research, to be held June 2-6, 2013, in West Lafayette, Indiana. View the Call for Exhibitors for details.
October 15, 2012
Advertise in the IAGLR 2013 conference program book and reach a targeted international large-lakes research community. Reserve your advertising space today! Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. View rates and order form for more details. Deadline is April 1, 2013.
October 1, 2012
Last May some sporting participants at the annual International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) Conference in Cornwall gathered to pit themselves against one another in a test of international collaboration: an ice hockey game of Team IAGLR USA versus Team IAGLR Canada to vie for the Defy Cup. This was the fifth consecutive annual meeting of these two teams and they skated to a 5-5 tie – a befitting outcome reminiscent of the outcome of a war between a fledgling US and Great Britain that started 200 years earlier. See link here for photo, list of players and news from this fund-raiser for the IAGLR Scholarship.
July 2, 2012
Congratulations to the following scientists who were honored at the 55th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research award banquet for their contributions to the J. of Great Lakes Research!
- Editor's Award: Michael Sierszen (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
- Chandler-Misener Award: authors Jonathan Czuba, James Best, Kevin Oberg, Daniel Parsons, P. Ryan Jackson, Marcelo Garcia and Peter Ashmore
- Elsevier Best Reviewer Award: Craig Stow (NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory)
- Elsevier Young Scientist Award: David Depew (Queen's University)
- Elsevier Young Student Award: Yuko Shimoda (University of Toronto)
June 29, 2012
IAGLR honored several scientists for their contributions to Great Lakes science and outstanding research at the 55th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research. Congratulations to all!
- IAGLR Scholarships: Justin Chaffin (University of Toledo), and Cassandra May (The Ohio State University)
- Paul W. Rodgers Scholarship: Kathleen Colin Williams (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
- Norman S. Baldwin Fisheries Science Scholarship: Troy Farmer (The Ohio State University)
- Anderson-Everett Award: Great Lakes Fishery Commission (Ann Arbor, MI)
- John R. "Jack" Vallentyne Award: Vicky Harris (University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute)
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Mohiuddin Munawar (Canada Centre for Inland Waters, GLLFAS)
- 2011 IAGLR-Hydrolab Best Student Presentation Awards: Janel Hanrachan/Oral and Suman Maity/Poster
IAGLR Board votes to support Experimental Lakes Area and sends letter to Prime Minister Harper outlining concerns
June 8, 2012
It was announced on May 17, 2012 that Canada’s Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) will be closed in March of 2013. The IAGLR Board of Directors has voted to become supporters of ELA, and as such strongly urges the Canadian Government to reverse its decision to close ELA, and has sent an open letter to Canadian Prime Minister Harper detailing concerns. View Letter to Prime Minister; View Press Release
May 24, 2012
February 7, 2012
Please welcome newly appointed Dr. Robert Hecky and Dr. Stephanie Guildford as Editor and Assistant Editor, respectively, of the J. of Great Lakes Research. Dr Evans, who has been Editor for many years, will remain actively involved in editorial issues during the transition period. We thank Dr. Marlene Evans for her outstanding service and stewardship of the JGLR as we look forward to this new chapter. For more information, review our Press Release.
October 28, 2011
Dr. Rosanne Fortner, a current retired member of IAGLR, former OH Sea Grant Education Director and current COSEE Great Lakes Director, received the highest honor from the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) at its annual conference on October 15 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Fortner was presented the 2011 Walter E. Jeske Award, which recognizes individual outstanding service to NAAEE and leadership within the environment education profession.
October 28, 2011
A federal biologist found a new species in Lake Erie in September, a tiny but prolific parasite that can attach to and feed on a number of different sport fish, including perch. It is too early to know what effect, if any, the animal, a copepod - a crustacean known as Neoergasilus japonicus - will have on the lake. Researchers have seen little damage in Saginaw Bay, a part of Lake Huron, where the copepods were found in 1994. More: Robb Frederick Erie Times-News
September 27, 2011
This article outlines the resurgence of botulism toxin in the Great Lakes and its effects on waterfowl. Factors aiding in this resurgence are discussed, and monitoring efforts are highlighted
September 27, 2011
An unconventional list of chemicals is quickly becoming a concern for Great Lakes water quality. Several chemicals are being introduced to the environment at increasing rates by passing through the sewage treatment process. These chemicals may propose health concerns for humans, and interupt important biological processes in the environment.
September 16, 2011
August 4, 2011
A repellant for sea lampreys could be the key to better controlling one of the most destructive invasive species in the North American Great Lakes. Michigan State University researcher, Dr. Michael Wagner, recently published results of a study that used alarm odors to alter sea lamprey behavior. A press release for the research can be viewed here.
July 18, 2011
The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Dr. Joseph V. Depinto of LimnoTech, at the recent 54th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research in Duluth, MN this past spring, recognizing his career of sustained excellence conducting large lakes research.
July 18, 2011
IAGLR presented the prestigious IAGLR-Jack R. Vallentyne Award to Dr. John Gannon, most recently of the International Joint Commission, Ohio State University's Stone Laboratory Research Station, and the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan, for his important and sustained efforts to inform and educate the public and policymakers on Great Lakes issues. Many thanks to Dr. Gannon for his support in motivating current and future generations to further Great Lakes protection and restoration!
July 18, 2011
Each year, the best student presentation given at the annual meeting are honored by awards sponsored by IAGLR and Hydrolab/Hach Corp. for best paper and best poster. The winners based on the 2010 conference are Fiona Wong (University of Toronto) for her talk entitled, "Effect of Aging on the Volatility and Degradation of Brominated Flame Retardants and Organochlorine Pesticides in an Urban Soil from Toronto, Ontario," and also Jeremy Sullivan (SUNY-College of Environmental Science and Forestry) for his poster entitled, "Potential Discrimination of Phytoplankton Genera on the Basis of Their Pigment Fingerprints." IAGLR congratulates you both!
July 18, 2011
The Chandler-Misener Award is presented annually to the authors of the peer-reviewed paper in the most recent complete volume of the Journal of Great Lakes Research (at the time of the annual conference) judged to be "most notable" based on originality, contribution, and presentation. This year's recipients were W. Charles Kerfoot, Foad Yousef, Sarah A. Green, Judith W. Budd, David J. Schwab, and Henry A. Vanderploeg for their paper, "Approaching storm: Disappearing winter bloom in Lake Michigan" (JGLR 36 (Suppl. 3) 30-41).
July 18, 2011
IAGLR is pleased to announce that the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Ann Arbor, MI) is the 2011 recipient of the Anderson-Everett Award for outstanding and continued contributions to the Association over a number of years. GLERL has been a Sustaining Member since 1994 and a long-term supporter of the Annual IAGLR Conference. Five IAGLR Presidents have been GLERL employees, and the IAGLR Business Office has been located in graciously donated space within the GLERL/NOAA lab since 1998.
July 18, 2011David J. Jude (University of Michigan) and David Millie (University of South Florida) were awarded Elsevier Awards for Best Reviewer at the recent 54th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research. Other awardees included Sairah Malkin (University of Waterloo), the recipient of the Elsevier Young Scientist Award, and Cory P. McDonald (Michigan Technological University), the recipient of the Elsevier Young Student Award.
July 18, 2011
IAGLR recognizes outstanding support of the review process for the Journal of Great Lakes Research by presenting select Associate Editors with the IAGLR Editor's Award. Ram Yerubandi (Environment Canada) and Gary L. Fahnenstiel (NOAA) received this year's Editor's Awards for their exceptional editorial work.
July 18, 2011
IAGLR recently honored several student scientists for their contributions to Great Lakes science and outstanding research promise at the 54th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research. IAGLR Scholarship winners were Jennifer Sawyer (University of Toronto) and Sommer Abdel-Fattah (McMaster University). The Paul W. Rodgers Scholarship was awarded to Joshua Morse (Oberlin College), and the Norman S. Baldwin Fisheries Science Scholarship was awarded to Kari J. Dammerman (Michigan State University). Congratulations to all scholarship winners and best of luck in your future endeavors!
July 18, 2011
IAGLR annually awards Certificates of Appreciation to members for outstanding service to the Association. At the recent 54th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research, IAGLR recognized Linda Campbell (Queen's University, Saint Mary's University) for her service as IAGLR President, Board Member, and member of numerous IAGLR Committees, and Amanda Poste (University of Waterloo) for her service as an IAGLR Student Board Member and Committee member. IAGLR also recognized Joseph Makarewicz (State University of New York) as retiring chair of the Nominations and Membership Committees, and Gerald Matisoff (Case Western Reserve University) as retiring Chair of the Publications Committee.
The Conference Site Co-Chair Appreciation Awards were conferred on Randall Hicks (University of Minnesota-Duluth) and Stephanie Guildford (University of Minnesota-Duluth), and the Conference Program Co-Chair IAGLR Board Appreciation Awards went to Jay Austin (University of Minnesota-Duluth) and Anett Trebitz (U.S. EPA). Valerie Brady (Minnesota Sea Grant College Program) and Mary Ginnebaugh received the IAGLR Conference Appreciation Awards for their respective roles as Local Arrangements Co-Chair and Conference Coordinator. Other members of the Local Arrangements team were recognized for their significant contributions including: Pat Schoff and June Kallestad (University of Minnesota Duluth), and Judy Zomerfelt, Deborah Bowen, Jesse Schomberg, Sharon Moen of Minnesota Sea Grant.
For their contributions as Associate Editors of the Journal of Great Lakes Research, IAGLR recognized, Gary L. Fahnenstiel, Christiane Hudon, David J. Schwab, and Carol A. Stepien. Special Issue Editors who were also recognized for the contributions include, Steven A. Pothoven, Hunter J. Carrick, and Mark Ebener (Lake Michigan and Food Webs special issue), Katharine Hayhoe and Donald J. Wuebbles (Climate and Midwest special issue), and Trent M. Sutton and Travis Brenden (Lake Whitefish special issue).
June 28, 2011
The Environment Report special series, Swimming Upstream, is featuring seven Great Lakes fish stories. Reporter Dustin Dwyer traveled throughout the Michigan lower peninsula to gather stories of the ecology and economy surrounding Great Lakes fish. The entire series can be found here.
June 26, 2011
June 19, 2011
New Yorkers will need state approval to newly tap Great Lakes waters, according to legislation approved Thursday that establishes state permitting rules and conservation standards.
June 19, 2011
Iran's Oroumieh Lake is in crisis. Dams and upstream diversions have lowered water levels of the world's third-largest salt-water lake by a staggering 60 percent. To save this vanishing lake, officials are moving forward with a three-part strategy to bring life back to it. But the plan has been accused of sidestepping the real source of the problem.
June 9, 2011
Two special issues of the JGLR are now online: Ecology of the St. Marys River and Lake Simcoe and its Watershed: Multiple Stressors and Management Challenges. Check out the web releases for coverage of several of the articles.
May 26, 2011
The Green Book Festival named Dr. John Hartig's book entitled, Burning Rivers: Revival of Four Urban-Industrial Rivers that Caught on Fire, as the winner in the "scientific" category. Burning Rivers explores how four rivers in the Great Lakes Basin caught on fire because of oil pollution, including the infamous Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio, the Buffalo River in New York, the Rouge River in southeast Michigan, and the Chicago River in Illinois. It was written to help teach the lessons of the past, celebrate the environmental progress, and to help convince people of the urgent need to address the remaining environmental challenges in order to avoid another tipping point. Please see the press release for more information.