IISD Experimental Lakes Area
IISD Experimental Lakes Area is one of the world’s most influential freshwater research facilities. It features a collection of 58 small lakes and their watersheds in Northwestern Ontario, Canada, as well as a facility with accommodations and laboratories for up to 60 personnel.
By manipulating these small lakes, scientists are able to examine how all aspects of the ecosystem—from the atmosphere to fish populations—respond. In April 2014, IISD, the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada signed three agreements to ensure the facility's long-term operation.
Experimental Lakes Area to partner with African researchers in 2022
A new program in northwestern Ontario could bring up to a dozen young, female scientists, who usually conduct their research on the other side of the globe, to the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA).
Community science is vital to ensuring Canada has a safe water supply
If Canada is to ensure all Canadians have access to safe drinking water, we must do more than invest in drinking water facilities. We need to understand the deeper threats to the sources of drinking water — threats that may be altered or exacerbated by a changing climate.
‘We really need to understand this’ ELA to study effects of anti-depressants on fish
Products that residents use each day like plastic products and anti-depressants may be making their way into local waterways, something researchers with the IISD Experimental Lakes Area will be studying this summer.
Researchers study antidepressants and plastics in NW Ontario lakes
KENORA, Ont. — Scientists working in the IISD Experimental Lakes Area want to know how microplastics and antidepressants are affecting aquatic life.
New Research at IISD Experimental Lakes Area This Summer
IISD Experimental Lakes Area is carefully and safely opening its doors to new research and a slightly larger research team this summer.
Experimental Lakes Area near Kenora gets $180K in federal funds for planned climate centre
FedNor funding will be used to help get the Centre for Climate and Lake Learning in Ontario shovel ready.
Water policy plan flows to province
Earlier this week, a report by an expert advisory council on a provincial water management strategy was received by the ministers of conservation and agriculture.
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