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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We are currently accepting applications for the Great Lakes Summer Student Fellows Program.  For this year's program we have fifteen positions in locations ranging from Ann Arbor MI to Syracuse, NY.  Student fellows will receive a $6,240 stipend for the twelve week program.   The deadline for the Great Lakes Summer Student Fellows Program is Monday 23-February at 11:59 pm ET.

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The CILER webpage will be undergoing planned maintenance and content update during February 2015. Users should still be able to access pages during this time, but please be aware that some content may be rearranged or removed.  Thank you for your patience.

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Date: 
Friday, January 30, 2015

SPEAKER: Dr. Peter Levi, Center for Limnology, University of WI - Madison
TITLE: Evaluating the Ecological State of Restored Streams in Urban Watersheds

TIME/LOCATION: 3:30-4:30 pm ET on Friday 30-January 2015 in Rm 1028, Dana Building, SNRE, University of Michigan (see http://www.snre.umich.edu/prospective_students/visitor_info)

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Date: 
Thursday, January 8, 2015

CILER Research Scientist, Dima Beletsky is a co-author for a paper on hypoxia in Lake Erie that was just published in Environmental Science & Technology!  See full abstract at http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es503981n.    Click on the header to learn more.....

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We are currently accepting applications for the Great Lakes Summer Student Fellows Program.  For this year's program we have fifteen positions in locations ranging from Ann Arbor MI to Syracuse, NY.  Student fellows will receive a $6,240 stipend for the twelve week program. 

Click here for more information.

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The Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER) and NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) will be offering two year-long (9-12 months) fellowships at the graduate student level.   The goals of this program are: 1) to increase training and educational opportunities for students in Great Lakes research; 2) to enhance academic and NOAA collaborations to improve research effectiveness; and 3) to increase student retention within the freshwater aquatic sciences.

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Date: 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A study by Obenour et al. (2014) suggests that recent increases in cyanobacterial blooms in Lake Erie may be due to factors other than spring nutrient loads.  By using a different analytical approach to analyzing the dynamics of bloom formation, the authors evaluated the potential causes of the increase in toxin-producing microcystis in the western basin.  Their results indicate that neither concentrations of dissolved reactive phosphorous nor increased water temperatures were to blame.

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Date: 
Sunday, September 28, 2014

CILER spent a beautiful Fall day at UM WeatherFest, which is sponsored by the University of Michigan's chapter of the American Meteorological Society.  We brought in an autonomous underwater vehicle to demonstrate CILER and NOAA-GLERL's efforts to advance observation systems in the region.  The event was covered by the Michigan Daily:  http://www.michigandaily.com/news/weatherfest-comes-diag

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Date: 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

CILER participated in the 2014 EarthFest event at the University of Michigan.  During the event we highlighted CILER's research efforts in the region, including showcasing an AUV (autonomous underwater vehicle) and promoting the Great Lakes Summer Student Fellows program.  

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