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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

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Date published: January 23, 2019
Status: Active

Avian Botulism in Distressed Great Lakes Environments

Botulism outbreaks occur within the Great Lakes and often result in significant bird die offs. It is believed that Clostridium botulinum is the reason for these die offs and the trophic pathways that this organism travels are of interest to understanding its place within the food web. The GLRI Avian Botulism Project is investigating six different matrices: sediment, Cladophora, invertebrates,...

Contacts: Natasha Isaacs
Date published: January 20, 2019
Status: Active

Michigan Bacteriological Research Laboratory (MI-BaRL)

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Michigan Bacteriological Research Laboratory (MI-BaRL) is a newly renovated laboratory space operated by the USGS Michigan Water Science Center in Lansing, MI. The laboratory is staffed by two Ph.D. level microbiologists and five M.S. level microbiologists with a combined 70 years of experience in microbiology and water resources research. The USGS MI-BaRL...

Date published: December 7, 2018
Status: Active

Superior Oil and Gas Assessments

The U.S. Geological Survey completed the following assessment of undiscovered oil and gas potential of the Superior Province 5051.

    Date published: November 30, 2018
    Status: Active

    Michigan Basin Oil and Gas Assessments

    The U.S. Geological Survey completed the following assessments of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the U.S. portion of the  Michigan Basin 5063.

       

      Date published: November 27, 2018
      Status: Active

      Coregonine restoration in the Great Lakes- David Bunnell

      The principals of conservation biology are waiting to be applied to restore native coregonines in the Great Lakes.  Native fishes have suffered extinctions and extirpations owing to loss of habitat, interactions with invasive species, and overfishing, and now fishery managers are committed to their restoration. 

      Date published: October 23, 2018
      Status: Active

      Decoding the Microbiology of Contaminated Environments- Carrie Givens

      Much of this research is centered on animal or human-associated pathogens, the antimicrobial resistance potential of those pathogens, and the influence of these pathogens on recreational water quality, drinking-water quality, and water quality in agricultural and urban watersheds.

      Date published: October 18, 2018
      Status: Active

      Headquarters - Ann Arbor, MI

      The USGS Great Lakes Science Center is dedicated to providing scientific information for restoring, enhancing, managing and protecting living resources and their habitats in the Great Lakes region. The USGS Great Lakes Science Center is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and has biological stations and research vessels located across the Great Lakes Basin

      Contacts: Joshua Miller
      Date published: October 16, 2018
      Status: Active

      Development of methods distinguishing live and dead cell DNA for qPCR detection and quantification of pathogen genes in environmental samples for quantitative microbial risk assessment- Carrie Givens

      Molecular methods such as quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) allow scientists the ability to target specific genes allowing for a rapid, sensitive, and cost-effective way to determine the presence and relative abundance of potential pathogen genes in the environment. Although there are many benefits to qPCR such as not relying on the ability to culture fastidious microorganisms...

      Date published: September 14, 2018
      Status: Active

      Development and application of a robot-assisted computer vision system to map Great Lakes bottom habitats and biology

      Lake bottom environments are critical zones of interface between geology and biological processes that support health ecosystems and human well-being.  Over the past thirty years, Great Lake food webs have become dominated by bottom dwelling invasive species and nuisance algae, that are poorly mapped and understood.  USGS is developing a suite of new technologies to map habitat, invasive...

      Date published: August 29, 2018
      Status: Active

      Michigan Bacteriological Research Laboratory

      Microbiologists at the Michigan Bacteriological Research Laboratory (MI-BaRL) use a wide array of traditional and modern molecular approaches to evaluate microbial pathogens and antimicrobial resistance pathways in the environment.

      Date published: August 29, 2018
      Status: Active

      Bacteriological Research — Lansing, Michigan

      About the Research

      the Environmental Health Program collaborates with microbiologists at the Michigan Bacteriological Research Laboratory (MI-BaRL).  A wide array of traditional and modern molecular approaches are used to evaluate microbial pathogens and antimicrobial resistance pathways in the environment. The scientists use these approaches to advance the...

      Contacts: Carrie Givens
      Date published: August 29, 2018
      Status: Active

      Molecular Characterization of Novel Fish Viruses from Technical Assistance Cases

      Viruses occur in many cultured and wild stocks of fish. William Batts collaborates with many government, state, tribal, and private research and diagnostic laboratories to aid in identification of these unknown replicating agents of uncertain pathogenicity. Typically, viruses can be replicated in a variety of fish cell lines and investigated at several temperatures to see if the cytopathic...

      Contacts: William N Batts
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      Great Lakes Otolith Aging Workshop
      December 19, 2018

      Great Lakes Otolith Aging Workshop

      Twenty-three state, tribal, and federal agencies and academic institutions throughout the Great Lakes region gathered in Traverse City, Michigan, in December 2018 for a prey fish age estimation workshop, co-hosted by GLSC.  This photo was taken in 2018, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) sitting in parking lot
      December 13, 2018

      The Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Ready to Deploy

      The underwater autonomous vehicle sitting in a parking lot before being deployed.

      Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) in a swimming pool
      December 10, 2018

      The Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) in testing

      This is the autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). Here, it is being tested in a hotel swimming pool.

      GLSC Greenhouse
      November 30, 2018

      GLSC Greenhouse

      GLSC’s Aaron DeVries and Mckenzie Smith, left, discuss innovative controls for invasive Phragmites australis in GLSC’s greenhouse facility.

      The GLSC Aquatic Laboratory
      November 29, 2018

      The GLSC Aquatic Laboratory

      Dr. Wendy Stott (GLSC) discusses the science carried out in the Ann Arbor aquatic research laboratory.

      Image from an application that navigates users through USGS National Oil and Gas Assessment Provinces
      November 14, 2018

      National Oil and Gas Assessment Provinces

      This is a graphic from the USGS National Oil and Gas Assessment Explorer application, which allows user to drill into 70 oil and gas assessment provinces throughout the United States.

      Moffett Award Presented to Yu-Chun Kao
      November 14, 2018

      Moffett Award Presented to Yu-Chun Kao

      GLSC Director Russ Strach presents the 2018 GLSC Moffett Award to lead author Yu-Chun Kao for his 2017 paper, Evaluating Stocking Efficacy in an Ecosystem Undergoing Oligotrophication, with GLSC coauthors Mark Rogers and David “Bo” Bunnell.

      October 31, 2018

      10 frame 3D reconstruction

      Digital 3D reconstruction of lake bottom using 10 photo frames taken by the dive camera system. This reconstruction allows us to gain more insight about the lake bottom since elevation has been added to the photographs.
       

      October 31, 2018

      50 frame 3D reconstruction

      Digital 3D reconstruction of lake bottom using 50 photo frames taken by the dive camera system. This example shows an arc since the sampling transect is a circle. This reconstruction allows us to gain more insight about the lake bottom since elevation has been added to the photographs.
       

      Lake Michigan lake bottom and the corner of a pivot point
      October 16, 2018

      Lake Michigan lake bottom and the corner of a pivot point

      Lake Michigan lake-bottom near South Manitou Island. Visible is part of a diver's hand and the corner of a anchor point used for circular transects.

      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.

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      TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Cemeteries in Select MI Counties
      October 31, 2019

      Trick-or-Treat! Calling all Standard Editors, Peer Reviewers, and Advanced Editors! We need your help reviewing cemeteries!

      TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Schools in Wayne Co, MI
      October 24, 2019

      This challenge is now CLOSED!  Thank you to all who contributed!

      TNMCorps Mapping Challenge: Cemeteries in Calhoun, Jackson, and Kalamazoo Counties, MI
      October 24, 2019

      Halloween is one of our favorite seasons here at TNMCorps!  Apparently our volunteers enjoy the season, too, with only 16 unedited (red) cemeteries remaining - nice work!  There's still more to be done with 67 edited (green) points needing review.  But that's where our spooktacular Peer Reviewers and Advanced Editors can help!

      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.

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