Independently or in teams, IGLR faculty have developed successful research programs through traditional departments exploring the Great Lakes and associated ecosystems. The Institute provides a centralized location for developing collaborations to harness this expertise with a multidisciplinary approach.

Faculty members in the IGLR include nationally and internationally recognized experts on:
  • Coastal wetlands
  • Conservation genetics
  • Fisheries
  • Invasive species
  • Limnology
  • Aquatic population modeling
  • Microbial ecology
  • Landscape ecology
  • Geographic Information Technologies (GPS, Remote Sensing, Cartography, GIS)