Student pulling net out of wagon

Building on the research expertise of current faculty and resources available on campus and through the CMU Biological Station on Beaver Island, CMU has identified research on the Great Lakes ecosystems as an area of strength and has committed to developing an institute to catalyze growth in both research and education.

Since a multidisciplinary approach is necessary to understand the complex issues surrounding the ecology of the Great Lakes, the IGLR draws faculty and students from a variety of academic departments for collaborative research projects.

The institute also provides a point of contact and supplies information for external institutions and agencies interested in drawing on CMU's expertise for Great Lakes research.