Past Seminar Series

CIGLR co-sponsors and coordinates the joint CIGLR-GLERL Great Lakes Seminar Series, which brings in regional, national, and international researchers to talk about pertinent new and emerging scientific issues in the Great Lakes. These events facilitate collaborations between researchers, provide an educational opportunity for NOAA and university scientists, and serve as an outreach forum for stakeholders and the general public to attend.

For more information about this seminar series, to be included on an email list, or to request a visit to Ann Arbor to present your research, please contact Mary Ogdahl, CIGLR Program Manager.

  • 1/11/22: Rebecca Klaper

    Virtual Great Lakes Seminar Series, Title: Building the environmental science toolbox to address the complexity of exposures and effects of emerging contaminants

  • 11/18/21: Silvia Newell

    Virtual Great Lakes Seminar Series, Title: Nitrogen availability as a driver of HABs and toxins: the missing piece for modeling?

  • 12/06/21: Michael McKay

    Virtual Great Lakes Seminar Series, Title: Life under ice: The rise and fall of Lake Erie’s winter algal bloom

  • 05/05/21: Rajendra Poudel

    Virtual Great Lakes Seminar Series, Title: Economic Value of Selected Wetlands in the United States

  • 12/09/20: Charles Menza

    Virtual Great Lakes Seminar Series, Title: Characterizing benthic habitats using remotely-sensed bathymetry and reflectance in high-priority areas of the Great Lakes

  • 08/12/20: Max Herzog

    Virtual Great Lakes Seminar Series, Title: Building a Smart Lake Erie

  • 11/03/20: Jay Martin

    Virtual Great Lakes Seminar Series, Title: TBD

  • 07/22/20: Aaron Fisk

    Virtual Great Lakes Seminar Series, Title: New Insights and Future Direction in Great Lakes Food Web Research


    Will be rescheduled; Date TBD: "Great Lakes Seminar Series, Title: Life under ice: The rise and fall of Lake Erie’s winter algal bloom"


    Great Lakes Seminar Series, Title: TBD

  • 03/3/20: Maureen Coleman

    Great Lakes Seminar Series, Title: Linking microbial communities and biogeochemistry across the Laurentian Great Lakes

  • 10/8/19: Joannes Westerink

    Great Lakes Seminar Series, Title: Towards Heterogeneous Process, Scale, and Model Coupling in Simulating the Hydrodynamics of the Coastal Ocean

  • 9/20/19: Jay Austin

    Great Lakes Seminar Series, Title: What does it really mean for a lake to "turn over"? Radiatively driven convection in a deep lake.

  • 7/22/19: Craig Williamson

    Great Lakes Seminar Series, Title: “Implications of Changes in Water Clarity for Lake Ecosystem...

  • 6/17/19: Anika Kuczynski

    Great Lakes Seminar Series, Title: Modeling the Canopy Effect in the Great Lakes Cladophora Model v3

  • 5/7/19: Peter Annin

    Great Lakes Seminar Series, Title: Great Lakes Water Tension in the 21st Century

  • 8/1/18: Carol Stepien

    Great Lakes Seminar Series, Title: Understanding Marine and Aquatic Community Responses in Species Composition, Diversity, and Population Genetics: Targeted Metagenomics from eDNA and Plankton Samples

  • 6/13/18: Casey Godwin

    Great Lakes Seminar Series, Title: Ecological stoichiometry of aquatic microbes: from water quality to sustainable energy production

  • 5/3/18: Patricia A. Soranno

    Macrosystems ecology: Developing a macroscale understanding of ecosystem properties

  • 3/26/18: Thomas M. Hamill

    Improved Statistical Postprocessing of Precipitation for the NWS Forecasts and Hydrologic Applications

  • 7/24/18: Hunter Carrick

    Great Lakes Seminar Series, Title: Recent changes in Lake Michigan’s lower food web

  • 11/7/17: Christopher Spence

    Ten years of the Great Lakes Evaporation Network: Progress Made and Opportunities for the Future

  • 10/25/17: Hongsheng Bi

    Seeing the invisible in coastal waters: imaging systems for ecological monitor and forecasts

  • 7/27/17: Yi Chao

    Ocean Observing and Modeling Technology to Enable Operational Forecasting

  • 8/15/17: Yushun Chen

    Ecological responses to water diversion of the eastern route of the South-to-North Water Diversion Project (SNWDP) of China

  • 5/11/17: Bopi Biddanda

    Finding and Tracking the “Goldilocks Zone” for Carbon Cycling in a Great Lakes Watershed

  • 4/10/17: Robert Sterner

    Lake Superior: A warming ecosystem

  • 2/16/17: Mark Rowe

    Looking at Lake Erie Hypoxia From a Different Point of View

  • 3/21/17: Christopher Winslow

    Lake Erie HABs and current research efforts: bloom behavior, producing safe drinking water, public health impacts, and nutrient load reduction

  • 1/30/15: Peter Levi

    Evaluating the Ecological State of Restored Streams in Urban Watersheds

  • 4/30/15: James Pauer

    Do we have the tools and the smarts to quantify near shore conditions in Lake Michigan?

  • 5/21/15: Drew Gronewold

    Monitoring and modeling the water budget and water levels of Earth’s largest lake system

  • 6/25/15: Tim Davis

    The Great Debate: Investigating the roles of nitrogen and phosphorus in driving the growth and toxicity of cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms in western Lake Erie

  • 7/13/15: Becky Bolinger

    Improving Climate Information for Operational Lake Level Forecasting

  • 7/29/15: Catherine Riseng & Kevin Wehrly

    Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Framework: A spatial framework, database and tools to meet the needs of Great Lakes management and research

  • 11/13/15: Bill Lovis & Alan Arbogast

    Potential forcing variables that drive coastal dune evolution along the eastern shore of Lake Michigan: Does hemispheric ENSO Cycling also play a role?

  • 4/5/16: Quinton Phelps

    Using a multi-tiered approach to investigate the Asian carp invasion in the Mississippi River

  • 5/26/2016: Beth Gibbons & Omar Gates – May 26, 2016

    GLISA and the Great Lakes Adaptation Data Suite: Climate Data Focused on Adaptation Decision-Making

  • 6/30/16: Bradley Cardinale

    CILER and GLERL’s alliance studying the Great Lakes: Where have we been, and where to from here?

  • 7/20/16: James Richman

    Internal tides and waves in the global ocean

  • 8/17/16: John Iames & Ross Lunetta

    Cyanobacteria Assessment Network (CyAN) for freshwater systems: an early warning indicator for toxic and nuisance blooms using ocean color satellites

  • 9/14/16: Andre R. Erler

    High-resolution Dynamically Downscaled Climate Projections for the Great Lakes Region

  • 10/19/16: Jesse Feyen

    Delivering Impactful Coastal Science Services to Strengthen Communities

  • 1/25/17: Galen McKinley

    Spatio-temporal Variability in Great Lakes Biogeochemistry

  • 12/6/16: Silvia Newell

    Nitrogen cycling in eutrophic systems: Case studies in Lakes Erie and Taihu