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​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.​​

​Upcoming Events

  • Great Lakes Collaborative Research Workshop for Teachers and Former Student Participants
    August 9 - August 11
     CMU Biological Station on Beaver Island
     Click here for more information

​Contact Us

  • Institute for Great Lakes Research
    Central Michigan University
    ET Building 228
    Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
    IGLR@cmich.edu

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