Great Lakes Future ProjectsWestern Science
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    Source: SeaWiFS Project, NASA/FSFC, and GeoEye

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    IAGLR 2013: GLFP Special Session

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    Ship: St. Clair River

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    TRUN:: Transborder Research University Network

GLFP Selected Axes

Human Capacity for Change

Balanced Environment and Economy.

GLFP Selected Drivers

Climate change
Water quantity
Water quality (biological and chemical contaminants)
Invasive species
Societal values
Governance and geopolitics

GLFP Results

The results of the Great Lakes Futures Project were published in a Special Issue of the Journal of Great Lakes Research

Manuscript Details

Special Issue

Contact Information

Postdoctoral Researcher & Project Manager
Katrina Lynn Laurent:

GLFP in the News

The Special Issue of the Great Lakes Futures Project has been published in the Journal of Great Lakes Futures [LINK]. Thanks to everyone who contributed, either as a co-author or behind the scenes. This was truly a team effort. Here is a list of all the manuscripts [LINK].

We are happy to announce the commencement a project that will build on the GLFP, The Great Lakes Futures Project Action Plan for Sustainability funded to Dr. Irena Creed through the Canadian Water Network's Knowledge Application competition.

Special Session at IAGLR 2013: Monday June 3rd
The Great Lakes Futures Project Showcase: Using Scenario Analysis to Develop a Sustainable Socio-ecologic Vision for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin

Celebrating Cooperation on World Water Day - Creed,I.F. March 22, 2013

Interlochen Public Radio. The Environment Report - January 10, 2013.

A crystal ball for the Great Lakes. The Environmental report, Michigan Radio. Host: Rebecca Williams, 01/10/2013

Researchers, policymakers and advocates imagine possible futures for the Great Lakes. University of Michigan Record Update. By Jim Erickson, Thursday Jan 10,2013.

Environnement: Consortium sur les Grands Lacs. Radio Le mercredi 9 janvier 2013

International research effort collaborates with University of Michigan to shape future Great Lakes policies. By Amy Biolchini, Ann Jan 10,2013.

Great Lakes Futures Project to meet Wednesday at U-M. The Detroit News. January 3, 2013 By Associated Press.

Great Lakes stressed out. By Debora Van Brenk, The London Free Press Wednesday, December 19, 2012.

Second phase of student recruitment begins…November 2nd, 2012

Western-led initiative unites scientists studying the future of Great Lakes Basin
Western News
By Communications Staff
Monday, October 15, 2012

U-M, other research institutions launch Great Lakes protection project
Published on Oct 15, 2012
Contact Jim Erickson

UB and 20 other U.S. and Canadian Universities Launch Great Lakes Protection Project
Release Date: October 15, 2012

McMaster team tackles Great Lakes conservation
By Kaleigh Rogers, CBC News Posted: Oct 16, 2012 9:38 AM ET

Leadership Group

Irena Creed
Canada Research Chair Watershed Sciences
Professor, Department of Biology
Western University

Gail Krantzberg
Professor and Director, Centre for Engineering and Public Policy
McMaster University

Donald Scavia
Director and Graham Family Professor of Sustainability
Professor, Natural Resources/Environmental EngineeringUniversity of Michigan

Kathryn Friedman
Research Associate Professor of Law and Policy
Director of Cross-Border and International Research
Adjunct Professor, School of Law
State University of New York at Buffalo