CIGLR eNewsletter Spring 2017 
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Director's Corner: A Letter from CIGLR’S Director, Dr. Bradley Cardinale

The big news since our last newsletter is … We won the award for NOAA’s next Cooperative Institute in the Great Lakes! 
Indeed, on May 16th we learned from NOAA that our 5-year proposal had competed successfully and was selected for the next cooperative agreement. READ MORE


  • CIGLR is pleased to welcome three new members to our team!
  • CIGLR to host a summit on developing a meteotsunami warning system for the Great Lakes. 




Since 2008:
  • $35.4 million in NOAA funding
  • $8.4 million non-NOAA funding
  • $13 million awarded to partners
  • 180 research collaborations
  • 74 principal investigators funded
  • 434 students supported
  • 145 post-docs supported
  • 158 fellowships awarded
  • 663 social/news media hits
  • 418 journal articles
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Welcome 2017 Great Lakes Summer Fellows!

Each year, CIGLR has the pleasure of hosting a group of bright, upcoming scientists as part of our Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program. During the course of their 12-week fellowship, students are exposed to a broad range of disciplines while working on a substantive research topic under the mentorship of a CIGLR or GLERL scientist. READ MORE


Invasive Hitchhikers: Catching a Ride on Lake Currents

Recent research led by Drs. Dima Beletsky (CIGLR), Raisa Beletsky (CIGLR), and Ed Rutherford (GLERL) has shed new light on how invasive species spread in the Great Lakes. Using a computer model, the team was able to predict how lake currents move Eurasian ruffe, a currently-spreading Great Lakes invader, and golden mussel, a potential invader that has not yet been introduced to the Great Lakes. Their research shows that lake currents are an important mode of dispersal for invasive species and emphasize the importance of early detection of new introductions. READ MORE

Ready, Set, Science!
Summer Research on the Great Lakes

With summer just around the corner, CIGLR research scientists and staff have had a busy spring preparing for the summer field season. From cleaning and testing equipment to checking safety gear, this preparation time is critical for successful summer research. READ MORE

Beletsky, D. Beletsky, R. Rutherford, E.S., Sieracki, J.L., Bossenbroek, J.M., Chadderton, W.L., Wittman, M.E., Annis, G.M. and Lodge, D.M. 2017. Predicating spread of aquatic invasive species by lake currents. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 43(3):14-32.
Berry, M.A., T.W. Davis, R.M. Cory, M.B. Duhaime, T.H. Johengen, C.L. Kling, J.A. Marino, P.A. Den Uyl, D.C. Gossiaux, G.J. Dick, and V.J. Denef. 2017. Cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms are a biological disturbance to western Lake Erie bacterial communities. Environmental Microbiology 19 (Thematic Issue on Environmental Glycerol Metabolism):1149-1162. DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.13640
Steinman, A.D., Cardinale, B.J., Munns, W.R., Ogdahl, M.E., Allan, J.D., Angadi, T., Bartlett, S., Brauman, K., Byappanahalli, M., Doss, M., Dupont, D., Johns, A., Kashian, D., Lupi, F., McIntyre, P., Miller, T., Moore, M., Muenich, R.L., Poudel, R., Price, J., Provencher, B., Rea, A., Read, J., Renzetti, S. Sohngen, B. and Washburn, E. 2017. Ecosystem Services in the Great Lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 43: 161-168.
Vanderploeg, H.A., Sarnelle, O., Liebig, J.R., Morehead, N.R., Robinson, S.D., Johengen, T.H., Horst, G.P. 2017. Seston Quality Drives Feeding, Stoichiometry and Excretion of Zebra Mussels. Freshwater Biology. 62: 664-680.

U-M awarded $20M for federally funded Great Lakes Research InstituteMichigan News, 5/17/2017
$20M Federal Grant Supports New Great Lakes Research Center; US News, 5/17/2017
U-M Awarded $20M Federal Grant for Great Lakes Research; Detroit Business, 5/18/2017
University of Michigan has New Great Lakes Research Institute; MLive, 5/22/2017 

As one of 16 NOAA Cooperative Institutes, CIGLR helps NOAA accomplish its goals for research and management of the Laurentian Great Lakes by leading exciting new research efforts, training the next generation of Great Lakes scientists, expanding NOAA research in the Great Lakes through our Consortium, and translating research into actionable science to meet societal needs. Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) is our primary NOAA sponsor and home of CIGLR research personnel.

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