The Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER) was established in 1989, with the mission to foster University and NOAA partnerships in the Great Lakes region. As a Center of Excellence located at the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan, CILER is one of sixteen NOAA Cooperative Institutes.
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GLERL-CILER hydrology team, including Drew Gronewold (GLERL), Anne Clites (GLERL), Tim Hunter (GLERL), and Joeseph Smith (CILER), analyzes the recent 2-year surge in Great Lakes water levels in an article published in EOS Earth & Space Science News. Photo Credit: Joshua Mellin

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Date: 
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Join us April 9th from 10am to 2pm at Washtenaw Community College Student Center building. The main focus of the event will be to educate visitors about environmental issues and the measures taken to address them. CILER will be there to talk about the research we do and to connect with the local community.

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Date: 
Friday, January 30, 2015

SPEAKER: Dr. Peter Levi, Center for Limnology, University of WI - Madison
TITLE: Evaluating the Ecological State of Restored Streams in Urban Watersheds

TIME/LOCATION: 3:30-4:30 pm ET on Friday 30-January 2015 in Rm 1028, Dana Building, SNRE, University of Michigan (see http://www.snre.umich.edu/prospective_students/visitor_info)

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Date: 
Thursday, January 8, 2015

CILER Research Scientist, Dima Beletsky is a co-author for a paper on hypoxia in Lake Erie that was just published in Environmental Science & Technology!  See full abstract at http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es503981n.    Click on the header to learn more.....

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Date: 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A study by Obenour et al. (2014) suggests that recent increases in cyanobacterial blooms in Lake Erie may be due to factors other than spring nutrient loads.  By using a different analytical approach to analyzing the dynamics of bloom formation, the authors evaluated the potential causes of the increase in toxin-producing microcystis in the western basin.  Their results indicate that neither concentrations of dissolved reactive phosphorous nor increased water temperatures were to blame.

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Date: 
Sunday, September 28, 2014

CILER spent a beautiful Fall day at UM WeatherFest, which is sponsored by the University of Michigan's chapter of the American Meteorological Society.  We brought in an autonomous underwater vehicle to demonstrate CILER and NOAA-GLERL's efforts to advance observation systems in the region.  The event was covered by the Michigan Daily:  http://www.michigandaily.com/news/weatherfest-comes-diag

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