Research Themes

CIGLR’s collaborative research encompasses the major environmental challenges and information needs that are critical for sustaining high quality ecosystems, economies, and human experiences in the Great Lakes. Our research is the foundation for providing Great Lakes Science for Society.Β 
CIGLR research addresses the following themes:


Advanced Warning Systems

Monitoring environmental change to help society navigate the Anthropocene


Healthy Communities

Tracking the dynamics and functioning of Great Lakes ecological communities


Weather Ready Nation

Modeling physical and biological processes to help predict the Great Lakes’ future


Coastal Resilience

Safeguarding Great Lakes ecosystem services