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Pipetting samples into DNA sequencer Evolution
Evolution
Researchers monitoring wetland area Bioavailability
Bioavailability
Processing samples in organics lab Trophic Ecology
Trophic Ecology
Geochemical reactions in small pool seen by green and brown colours Geochemistry
Geochemistry
Invasive Golden Star tunicate Invasion Biology
Invasion Biology
Student sampling water in wetland area Aquatic Ecology
Aquatic Ecology
Bacterium feeding on arsenic Biogeochemistry
Biogeochemistry

Welcome to the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research

The Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER) addresses complex environmental problems that cross conventional disciplinary boundaries such as the effects of multiple environmental stressors on large lakes and their watersheds. Under the Directorship of Dr. Robert Michael McKay, ten faculty members at GLIER work together with the Auxiliary Academic Staff, Post-Doctoral Fellows, Graduate Students and Staff to conduct exciting interdisciplinary research programs.

GLIER's ten researchers have received over $17 million in funding in recent years, 5 Canada Research Chairs, 4 Premier’s Research Excellence Awards, a Department of Fisheries and Oceans Invasive Species Research Chair and a Fellow in the Fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada.

GLIER researchers have been featured in CNN, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Maclean’s, Globe and Mail, National Post, Discovery Channel, and CBC television and radio.

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