Protection & Restoration of Ecosystem Services

Research centered on this theme promotes and improves the conservation and preservation of Great Lakes’ natural, cultural, aesthetic, and social resources by performing integrated and collaborative research that determines such measures as ecological tipping points, encourages sustainability, and helps resource managers and communities determine and develop adaptive management plans.

Research under this theme is organized under the following objectives:

  • Assess the vulnerability and resilience of Great Lakes regional resources.
  • Support the restoration and rehabilitation of degraded habitats.
  • Incorporate stakeholder attitudes and values when developing adaptive management plans to protect and restore Great Lakes resources.

Current Research