U-M receives grant for Great Lakes ecosystems research

U-M received a $101,000 federal grant for a long-term study of how to protect the Lake Huron and Lake Michigan ecosystems. Funding was awarded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Great Lakes Research Laboratory and will support work by university scientists who collect data and analyze water quality, fisheries and other Great Lakes topics.

Senators Debbie Stabenow, vice chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, and Carl Levin, chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, announced the grant for the Lake Michigan & Lake Huron Long-term Ecological Research Program through U-M’s Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research.

“The Great Lakes are critical to Michigan’s economy and our way of life,” said Stabenow. “This grant will help University of Michigan researchers better understand how the Great Lakes respond to changing environmental conditions and help preserve our lakes for future generations.”

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