CILER Assistant Research Scientist Hongyan Zhang and a team of scientists, including NOAA-GLERL colleagues Ed Rutherford and Doran Mason, used a food-web model to predict the likely impacts of Asian carp on Lake Erie. They predicted that Asian carp could eventually account for up to 34 percent of the total fish weight in the lake, with declines in some fish species and increases in others. Their results will be used by Great Lakes resource managers to help inform decisions related to Asian carp. Their results were published in Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, December 2015. Read more here.


Applications for the 2016 Great Lakes Summer Student Fellows Program will be available the 1st week of January, 2016. Stay tuned! 


Please join us for the next CILER-GLERL Great Lakes seminar!

Speakers: Drs. Bill Lovis and Alan Arbogast, Michigan State University

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

Time: 10:30-11:30 EST

Location: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab,  Lake Superior Hall, 4840 S. State Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48108

**Registration is not required, however please note important visitor information**


You are cordially invited to the 23rd IAHR International Symposium on Ice, which will be held from 31st of May to the 3rd of June 2016 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. The 23rd IAHR International Symposium on Ice is sponsored by the International Association of HydroEnvironment Engineering and Research (IAHR). The successful event has been held previously in St. Petersburg, Russia (2004), Vancouver, Canada (2008), Lahti, Finland (2010), Dalian, China (2012) and Singapore (2014). In 2016, it will be the first time that IAHR Symposium on Ice is held in Ann Arbor, MI on the University of Michigan campus, one of the foremost research universities in the United States. In Ann Arbor, there are interests related to ice research with the concern on the magnitude of long term sea level rise, the potential development of new shipping routes due to the melting Arctic, offshore structures in cold waters and their possible environmental impacts, and the impact of climate change on all water resource issues. The aim of the Symposium is on research and application of ice dynamics and thermodynamics in engineering and climate change. For more information, please check out the event website at


See you at IAHR International Symposium on Ice 2016! 


The Board of Regents has approved a recommendation to promote Tom Johengen and Dima Beletsky to the rank of Research Scientist within the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan. This promotion represents a significant career milestone for our wonderful colleagues. CILER would like to congratulate them on this achievement as it is a culmination of years of outstanding work, not only for the University of Michigan, but also for CILER. 


Please join us for the next CILER-GLERL Great Lakes seminar: 

SPEAKER: Dr. Catherine Riseng (SNRE-UM) and Kevin Wehrly (MDNR)

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

TIME: 10:30 – 11:30 am ET on Wednesday 29-July 2015

LOCATION: NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab, 4840 South State Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 (