The Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER) was established in 1989, with the mission to foster University and NOAA partnerships in the Great Lakes region. As a Center of Excellence located at the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan, CILER is one of sixteen NOAA Cooperative Institutes.

As one of CILER's Consortium partners, Grand Valley State University's Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) was awarded funding to support a Post-doctoral Research Associate in Great Lakes Estuary Hydrodynamic Modeling, beginning Fall 2016. 

Apply now through June 15

For more information:
Position description and application information
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Please join us for the next CILER-GLERL Great Lakes seminar!

Speaker: Dr. Quinton Phelps, Missouri Department of Conservation

Title: Using a multi-tiered approach to investigate the Asian carp invasion in the Mississippi River

Time: 1:30 - 2:30 pm EST

Location: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab*,  Lake Superior Hall, 4840 S. State Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(*on-site only - no webinar option)

**Registration is not required, however please note important visitor information**


The Great Lakes Dashboard Team, composed of researchers and scientists from NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) and CILER, published their 3rd peer-reviewed article for the project on Friday, January 8, 2016. This is their 2nd article in the Journal Environmental Modelling and Software, with another having been published in the Journal of Great Lakes Research. This article is a product of the continued strong and productive partnership between NOAA-GLERL and CILER.


CILER is now accepting applications for the 2016 Great Lakes Summer Student Fellows Program. We are offering 8 full-time twelve-week positions. The program is a collaboration between CILER and NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab. Click here to find out more, including how to apply. Applications are due February 26, 2016. 


CILER Assistant Research Scientist Hongyan Zhang and a team of scientists, including NOAA-GLERL colleagues Ed Rutherford and Doran Mason, used a food-web model to predict the likely impacts of Asian carp on Lake Erie. They predicted that Asian carp could eventually account for up to 34 percent of the total fish weight in the lake, with declines in some fish species and increases in others. Their results will be used by Great Lakes resource managers to help inform decisions related to Asian carp. Their results were published in Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, December 2015. Read more here.


Applications for the 2016 Great Lakes Summer Student Fellows Program will be available the 1st week of January, 2016. Stay tuned!