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The Institute for Great Lakes Research @ CMU

Institute for Great Lakes Research Student Research Symposium
Friday, February 16, 2018
Engineering & Technology Building Room 116 and North Lobby
  • Introduction & Welcome: 1:00pm-1:15pm
  • Student Presentation, Caitlin Beaver: 1:15-1:45pm "Determining genetic structure among populations across the Great Lakes region for the freshwater mussel Epioblasma triquetra"
  • Student Presentation, Matthew Neitman: 1:30-1:45pm "Wetland habitat mapping using a UAS platform: A case study using the Poweshiek skipperling in Michigan"
  • Student Presentation, Michelle Kane: 1:45-2pm "Border collies as a management tool for gull exclusion on Great Lakes recreational beaches"
  • Poster Session: 2:00-3:30pm, ET Noth Lobby
  • Student Presentation, Alexandra Mattingly: 3:30-3:45pm "Developing indicators to evaluate health and functionality of Typha dominated inland wetlands"
  • Student Presentation, Megan Malish: 3:45-4:00pm "Rising temperatures increase ecosystem service provision by freshwater mussels in the Great Lakes region"
  • Student Presentation, Emily Wimmer: 4:00-4:15pm "Feeding and growth of lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) fry on a diet of Hemimysis anomala"
  • Closing: 4:15-4:30pm

​​​​​​​The Great Lakes contain nearly Institute for Great Lakes Research20% of the world's surface fresh water and the Institute for Great Lakes Research (IGLR) takes a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the complex environmental issues affecting the Great Lakes basin. This area includes associated ecosystems such as tributaries, wetlands, and coastal regions, as well as the lakes themselves.

The IGLR is committed to promoting and facilitating collaborative research and education on the Great Lakes. We partner with other institutions and agencies to leverage our expertise and training.

IGLR faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized experts on coastal wetlands, conservation genetics, fisheries, invasive species, limnology, aquatic population modeling, microbial ecology, landscape ecology, and geographic information sciences. External agencies supporting research include the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment, and the Sea Grant.​

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