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Ongoing Project: NOAA Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR)

Lars Rudstam as Cornell representative to the Council of Fellows for CIGLR

In 2017 CBFS and Cornell University entered a five-year research collective led by NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Focused on the Great Lakes Basin, this is one of sixteen regional NOAA collaborations nationwide. In addition to Cornell, eight other academic partners from across the basin represent many of the leaders in Great Lake research. This partnership provides CBFS and Cornell unique access to the expertise of agency scientists and the capabilities of government laboratories and vessels, including state-of-the-art equipment. The cooperative also offers funding opportunities to support speakers, postdoctoral researchers, and small research grants. One CIGLR postdoctoral fellow at CBFS and Cornell (Thomas Evans) worked on a project on size spectra analysis in 2019 and some funding was also available for our PhD student Toby Holda. In 2020, CIGLR supported work by engineering professor Scott Steinschneider and his graduate student Kyla Semmendinger.