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.
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Please join us for the next CILER-GLERL Great Lakes seminar: 


SPEAKER: Dr. Catherine Riseng (SNRE-UM) and Kevin Wehrly (MDNR)


TITLE: The Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Framework: A spatial framework, database and tools to meet the needs of Great Lakes management and research

TIME: 10:30 – 11:30 am ET on Wednesday 29-July 2015

LOCATION: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab, 4840 South State Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 (http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/facil/triptik.html)

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Please join us for the next CILER-GLERL Great Lakes seminar: 


SPEAKER: Becky Bolinger, NOAA-GLERL


TITLE: Improving Climate Information for Operational Lake Level Forecasting

TIME: 10:30 – 11:30 am ET on Monday 13-July 2015

LOCATION: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab, 4840 South State Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 (http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/facil/triptik.html)

You do not need to register to attend. There will not be a webinar for this presentation. 

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Please join us for the next CILER-GLERL Great Lakes series seminar: 


SPEAKER: Tim Davis, NOAA-GLERL


TITLE: The Great Debate: Investigating the roles of nitrogen and phosphorus in driving the growth and toxicity of cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms in western Lake Erie

TIME: 10:30 – 11:30 am ET on Thursday 25-June 2015

LOCATION: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab, 4840 South State Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 (http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/facil/triptik.html)

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International Association for Great Lakes Research

CILER and GLERL researchers and staff are in attendance at the IAGLR conference in Burlington, Vermont. The theme of this years event is New Views New Tools. For mor information check out the conference website. poster sessions and oral presentations will be taking place throughout the week!

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SPEAKER: Drew Gronewold, NOAA-GLERL


TITLE : Monitoring and modeling the water budget and water levels of Earth's largest lake system

 

TIME: 10 – 11 am ET on Thursday 21​-May 2015\

 LOCATION: School of Natural Resources and Environment, Dana Building Room 1040, 440 Church St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Attendance is free and open to the public. You do not need to register in order to attend in-person.

ABSTRACT: The North American Great Lakes constitute the largest surface of fresh water on Earth (Lakes Superior and Michigan-Huron alone are the two largest lakes on Earth by surface area).  Monitoring and modeling the major components of the Great Lakes water budget, including over-lake precipitation, over-lake evaporation, and runoff, involves an international, multi-institution partnership that leverages a complex combination of sensor networks and modeling platforms.  In this presentation, we provide an overview of the drivers behind long-term changes in Great Lakes water levels, including findings from recent research focused on explaining the abrupt water level decline on Lakes Superior and Michigan-Huron in the late 1990s, and the recent record-setting water level surge.  Insights from this research underscore the sensitivity of large freshwater systems to regional climate perturbations, and the need for improved understanding of how the future of these systems will be dictated by a combination of climate change, human intervention, and changes in consumptive use.​

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A closer look at the changes in Lake Michigan’s surface water temperature, ice cover, and water levels.

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