“We need to work together across academic institutions, government agencies, NGOs and the general public to protect the Great Lakes,” Aaron Fisk, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Changing Great Lakes Ecosystems and a researcher at the University of Windsor’s Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER), told a national audience in a special feature published by the Globe and Mail on June 30.
Dr. Fisk believes research is key to advancing the understanding of potential implications of climate change on ecosystem processes, and for maintaining and developing ecosystem services that address these complex challenges. His own work to understand food web relationships and animal movements within the Great Lakes ecosystems was the subject of a profile in print and online editions of “Top Canadian Universities 2018.”
His partnerships with other institutions culminated in the state-of-the-art Real-time Aquatic Ecosystem Observation Network, hailed as “a shining example of research collaboration at its finest” by Canada Foundation for Innovation president Roseann O’Reilly Runte.
“This advanced hub will not only enable researchers to better understand our freshwater ecosystems, it will also foster and encourage an atmosphere of collaboration and knowledge sharing among Canada’s most talented,” she said.
Read the entire article, entitled “Treasure trove of real-time data enabling research and ecosystem management.”