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The Upper Midwest Water Science Center provides credible and relevant scientific information on critical water resources issues in MI, MN, WI, and beyond. Major focus areas include Great Lakes, ecosystems science, hydrologic monitoring networks, flood frequency and mapping, water availability, and effects of agricultural and urban practices, mineral extraction, and other human activities.

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Upper Midwest Water Science Center - Michigan

Upper Midwest Water Science Center - Michigan
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Date published: May 1, 2018
Status: Active

Bird Banding Laboratory

The Bird Banding Laboratory (BBL) is an integrated scientific program established in 1920 supporting the collection, archiving, management and dissemination of information from banded and marked birds in North America.  This information is used to monitor the status and trends of resident and migratory bird populations. Because birds are good indicators of the health of the environment, the...

Date published: November 15, 2017
Status: Active

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

The USGS collaborates with local, state, federal, tribal, university, and industry partners to conduct the science necessary to understand the causes and effects of toxic HABs and inform water management and public health decisions. USGS is characterizing the life cycle of HABs, their asociated toxins, and the genes responsible for cyanotoxin production. This work is enhancing the ability of...

Contacts: Jon Hortness
Date published: October 13, 2017
Status: Active

Foundations for Future Restoration Actions: Data, Information, and Tools to Support GLRI Activities

The USGS Science in the Great Lakes (SiGL) Mapper is a map-based discovery tool that displays basin-wide multi-disciplinary monitoring and research activities conducted by both USGS and partners across all five Great Lakes. The mapper, a Data Management System, and other tools are easy to access and help scientists and managers strategically plan, implement, and analyze their Great Lakes...

Contacts: Jon Hortness
Date published: June 10, 2017
Status: Active

Invasive Mussel Control Science: Management Tools for Assessing the Risks and Control of Invasive Dreissenid Species

Invasive zebra and quagga mussels (Dreissena polymorpha and D. rostriformis bugensis, respectively) are causing significant ecological and economic impacts and the scope of these impacts increases as they continue to spread across North America. The USGS conducts science to inform management actions for controlling and mitigating the impacts of invasive mussels. Studies...

Date published: May 12, 2017

Ohio Microbiology Program - About Us

The MI-OH Water Microbiology Laboratories provide microbiological data of public-health significance from surface waters, ground waters, and sediments for a variety of study objectives.

 

LINKS: Back to MIOH Microbiology Homepage

Date published: May 12, 2017

Ohio Microbiology Program - Laboratory Capabilities

Indicator bacteria are routinely measured by means of membrane-filtration or liquid broth most-probable number techniques. Find out more about the analytical methods used for standard bacterial indicators.

 

LINKS: Back to MIOH Microbiology Homepage

Date published: May 12, 2017

Ohio Microbiology Program - Home

The U.S. Geological Survey MI-OH Water Science Center Microbiology Laboratories in Lansing, Michigan and Columbus, Ohio address water-related public-health concerns across the Nation using traditional and cutting-edge analytical approaches. The laboratories work with government agencies, academic institution, and regional and local partners to study the processes and anthropogenic influences...

Date published: February 28, 2017
Status: Active

USGS Data at Risk: Expanding Legacy Data Inventory and Preservation Strategies

As one of the largest and oldest science organizations in the world, USGS has produced more than a century of earth science data, much of which is currently unavailable to the greater scientific community due to inaccessible or obsolescent media, formats, and technology. Tapping this vast wealth of “dark data” requires 1) a complete inventory of legacy data and 2) methods and tools to...

Contacts: Lance Everette, Tara M Bell, Cristiana Falvo
Date published: February 16, 2017
Status: Active

Survival and metamorphosis of Sea Lamprey in Lake Erie tributaries

Adult sea lamprey abundance in Lake Erie increased during the past decade, exceeding pre-control levels and causing extensive mortality on some strains of stocked lake trout (Markham 2015).  Control agents speculate that this increase may be due to an uncontrolled larval sea lamprey population in the St. Clair River because other known sources of larval sea lampreys are regularly treated with...

Contacts: Nicholas Johnson, PhD, Travis Brenden, Jessica Barber
Date published: August 12, 2016

Potential Toxicity of Multiple Metals Associated with PGE Deposits

Water quality and aquatic life standards that are set by Federal and state regulatory agencies are used to evaluate the quality of our nation’s water and the health of aquatic ecosystems. These standards currently are based on hardness of the water and are determined for single metals, not for mixtures of metals that are typically found in natural systems. Metal mixtures can potentially be...

Date published: July 26, 2016
Status: Active

HDgov: Multi-agency Website for Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

HDgov is an interactive and mobile-responsive online portal to interagency, academic, and non-government resources focused on the human dimensions of natural resource management. The web portal provides easy access to tools, publications, data, and methods that help ensure that the people side of natural resources is considered throughout the entire natural resource management process. The...

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Deploying Underwater Camera in Lake Michigan
October 16, 2018

Deploying Underwater Camera in Lake Michigan

USGS personnel: Sam Pecoraro (left), Tanner Kenney (middle), and Scott Dwyer (right; in the water) deploying an underwater camera in Lake Michigan near South Manitou Island.

Diver holding a center pivot
October 16, 2018

A center pivot is used for circular transects

A diver is holding onto a pole which is used as a pivot point. A line can be seen that a diver attachs to a camera for running circular transects. Image taken in Lake Michigan near South Manitou Island.

US Congressman Dan Kildee with GLSC employees next to R/V Arcticus
October 14, 2018

US Congressman Dan Kildee with GLSC employees next to R/V Arcticus

US Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), third from left, and his Senior Legislative Assistant Jordan Dickinson, third from right, visit the science and vessel crew of the USGS research vessel Arcticus. Jill Wingifield of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, second from right, also joined the two-hour cruise.

US Congressman Dan Kildee with USGS personnel aboard the R/V Arcticus
October 14, 2018

US Congressman Dan Kildee with USGS personnel aboard the R/V Arcticus

US Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) and his Senior Legislative Assistant Jordan Dickinson experience Great Lakes fisheries research first hand aboard the USGS research vessel Arcticus.

October 9, 2018

Playing with a Crayfish Before Sampling

Close up of crayfish next to center pivot. When crayfish swims away, then a diver can be seen next to the center pivot attaching the line for the dive camera transects.
 

ECCC Robot Assisted Vision Slide Two
September 19, 2018

ECCC Robot Assisted Vision Slide 1

ECCC Robot Assisted Vision Slide Two

Hammond Bay Biological Station
September 12, 2018

Hammond Bay Biological Station

The Hammond Bay Biological Stationi. See our Locations page for more information.

Cheboygan Vessel Base
September 12, 2018

Cheboygan Vessel Base

The Cheboygan Vessel Base. Please see our Locations page for more information.

Dive camera system with attached scooter
August 7, 2018

Dive camera system with attached scooter

Dive camera system with attached scooter

Peter Esselman (left) and Scott Dwyer(right) holding the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)
July 31, 2018

Peter Esselman (left) and Scott Dwyer(right) holding the Autonomous

Peter Esselman (left) and Scott Dwyer (right) holding the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV). The vehicle is in two pieces.

Practice diving drills on Lake Huron
July 19, 2018

Practice diving drills on Lake Huron

Practice diving drills on Lake Huron. USGS divers regularly practice their skills and this study involves choriographed movements.

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TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Schools in Wayne Co, MI
October 21, 2019

It's always exciting to see our volunteers chipping away at each challenge!  This challenge is close to being finished, but not quite yet.

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Cemeteries in Calhoun, Jackson, and Kalamazoo Counties, MI
October 21, 2019

Only 21 unedited points remain for this challenge - how exciting!  We also have 75 points that need to be confirmed by a Peer Reviewer or an Advanced Editor.

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Cemeteries in Calhoun, Jackson, and Kalamazoo Counties, MI
October 10, 2019

Here's the weekly update for this challenge.  Approximately 50 points have been edited since the last update.  Nice work!

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Schools in Wayne Co, MI
October 10, 2019

This challenge is close to being finished, but not quite yet! There are still several points that we need your help with!

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Cemeteries in Calhoun, Jackson, and Kalamazoo Counties, MI
October 3, 2019

Our volunteers are certainly getting into the Halloween spirit with several edits already coming in since we launched this challenge a few days ago!  Nice work!

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Schools in Wayne Co, MI
October 3, 2019

Calling all Peer Reviewers and Advanced Editors!  There are still several red and green points for this challenge that need updating.  Please help us to confirm these remaining points.  Our Standard Editors can help, too!

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Cemeteries in Calhoun, Jackson, and Kalamazoo Counties, MI
October 1, 2019

Here is a “spooktacular” challenge just in time for Halloween!  This challenge will focus on cemeteries in the Michigan counties of Calhoun, Jackson, and Kalamazoo.

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Schools in Wayne Co, MI
September 26, 2019

Mapping Challenge Update: Schools in Wayne County, Michigan

Sea Lamprey
September 12, 2019

Author Tim Folger will write the article for an upcoming issue to be release in the spring or summer of 2020.

Hammond Bay Biological Station Field Work Collage
June 6, 2019

Hammond Bay Biological Station Featured on Voice by Voice of America

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Great Lakes Science Center

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Upper Midwest Water Science Center - Michigan

Upper Midwest Water Science Center - Michigan
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