IISD-ELA in the News

IISD-ELA in the News | CBC Thunder Bay | April 15, 2019

Scientists gear up for year two of oil spill research in Experimental Lakes Area

"Researchers are gearing up for phase two of a project involving simulating oil spills at a freshwater research facility in northwestern Ontario. The project, which began in the summer of 2018, is looking at the impact of oil spills on freshwater environments, as well as examining cleanup methods, explained Vince Palace, head research scientist for the Experimental Lakes Area, which is run by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD-ELA)."

IISD-ELA in the News | CBC Thunder Bay | April 4, 2019

Climate change report hits hard for northwestern Ontario environmentalist

"The report comes as a welcome addition to longstanding research on climate change, said Michael Rennie, an associate professor in the biology department at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont., adding that it backs up research on climate change being conducted at the IISD Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) in northwestern Ontario, where he is a research fellow."

IISD-ELA in the News | Water Canada | March 21, 2019

Gordon Foundation Launches Open-Access Hub for Water Quality Data

”IISD Experimental Lakes Area, in the Upper Winnipeg River portion of the Lake Winnipeg watershed, is the world’s freshwater laboratory and is thrilled to have contributed data from its unparalleled 50-year dataset on the health of boreal lakes,” said Geoffrey Gunn, geographer at the IISD Experimental Lakes Area.

IISD-ELA in the News | Cottage Life | March 15, 2019

A study reveals the ecological impact of aquaculture in Ontario’s Great Lakes

“The ELA experiment was at a level that’s well outside what would ever be approved on the Great lakes—in other words, the size of the farm relative to the size of Lake 375 is massive compared to anything that would ever be approved on the Great Lakes. The point in Lake 375 was to understand pathways of effect and to match nutrient loading to other ELA experiments that focused on nutrients, which it did very well.”