Research highlights

Research highlights | Apr 3, 2019

How and Why We Have Monitored Our Lakes for the Last 50 Years

Here at the world’s freshwater laboratory, we regularly monitor our lakes. But what do we monitor? And how do these parameters help us to better understand the health of a lake? Paul Fafard explains each of the major characteristics we regularly measure and explore what they can teach us about the current state of our fresh water.

Research highlights | Nov 7, 2017

Exploring What Oil Spills Do to Fresh Water

You may be surprised to learn that we actually know very little about what happens to fresh water systems when an oil spill occurs. Moreover, we know very little about how best to clean those oil spills up. That’s why IISD Experimental Lakes Area is planning a large project to answer those very questions.