Lake Erie Millennium Network

About the Eighth Binational Meeting of the Lake Erie Millennium Network

The University of Windsor, the National Water Research Institute, the Ohio Sea Grant – F.T. Stone Laboratory of Ohio State University, the Large Lakes Research Station, the Us Epa At Grosse Ile are pleased to host the Eighth Binational Meeting of the Lake Erie Millennium Network. This meeting will take place The University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada from February 21st-23rd, 2017.

Meeting Title: Status of Lake Erie – Understanding the Nearshore and its Connections

The Lake Erie Millennium Network was formed to focus management needs and coordinate research that will provide key information leading to answers and improved understanding of the Lake Erie ecosystem through collaborative efforts.

The 2017 meeting summarizes the most current knowledge of recent changes occurring in Lake Erie and its tributaries. Presentations, including summary findings from the 2014 Lake Erie Intensive Monitoring Year” will review our understanding of the factors influencing and threatening Lake Erie’s ecosystem. Platform sessions will highlight recent biological, environmental and policy trends relating to trophic status, nutrient loading, ecological forecasting, integrated habitat assessment, restoration strategies, and new pressures on the ecosystem. Opportunities for collaborative research to understand Lake Erie and its watersheds will be discussed. These topics will form the focus for open discussion of ways to better integrate binational research with management and public needs on the major issues affecting Lake Erie. Participants are encouraged to submit poster presentations and displays.

Meeting goals are to a) exchange information; b) generate plans for studying/implementing solutions; and, c) build on our in initiative to foster binational strategies for co-ordinated collection and dissemination of data to address the continuing research and management needs. Researchers who are new to the basin are especially encouraged to participate and become part of the Lake Erie community.