Past Research

Algal Blooms

The initial driver for the creation of the ELA was the need to understand the cause of excessive algal blooms (eutrophication) on the Canadian-U.S. Great Lakes, particularly Lake Erie.

Past Research

Acid Rain

In the 1970s and 80s, fish populations in hundreds of thousands of lakes in eastern North America and northern Europe were deteriorating.

Past Research


Freshwater fish farms have the potential to help meet increasing demand for fish, but the effects of aquaculture are not well understood.