GLRC News - Conference Announcement
Resiliency of the Great Lakes to
Climate and Storm Events
A SUNY Conversations in the Disciplines
SUNY ESF, Gateway Center, Syracuse NY
May 22, 12:00 (noon) - May 23, 1:00pm
New York’s Great Lakes ecosystems are entering a period of change. Stressors range from natural events due to potential changes in the climate, changing precipitation patterns, and variations in ice cover, to human-moderated events. Understanding how the ecosystem services provided by the Great Lakes are affected by such changes is a key challenge for climate change scientists, lake ecologists, land use planners and regulatory agencies alike.
The purpose of this conference is to understand how New York’s Great Lakes ecosystem (terrestrial, littoral and pelagic) will respond to storm and climate events and to look toward the development of an agenda for future research in this area. These are truly interdisciplinary questions, requiring scholarly contributions in meteorology, lake ecology, physical limnology, shoreline engineering processes, coastal design and planning of the human environment, as well as the social sciences.
- The new Great Lakes Research Consortium Research Review entitled "The Saint Lawrence River: Flowing Towards Regional Governance" is now available through the GLRC library page.
- GLRC internship opportunities now available.
- GLRC Student Travel Grants are available to support student travel to conferences.
Great Lakes Research Consortium
253 Baker Lab
Syracuse, New York 13210
Great Lakes Research Consortium
The Great Lakes Research Consortium is an organization of 18 colleges and universities in New York, with nine affiliate campuses in Ontario, dedicated to collaborative research and education on the Great Lakes. We have nearly 400 member faculty, who are conducting research in every facet of Great Lakes science. The GLRC is governed by a series of bylaws (PDF) with the Board of Governors and Campus Representatives selected from each of the member campuses.
Our mission is to improve the understanding of the Great Lakes ecosystem, including the physical, biological, and chemical processes that shape it, as well as the social and political forces that affect human impact on the lakes and their associated economic resources. We accomplish this through research, instruction, and public service.
The Consortium's goals are to facilitate research and scholarship involving Great Lakes issues, the education of students on topics related to the Great Lakes ecosystem and the dissemination of information gathered through consortium-sponsored research and seminars. The GLRC administers cooperative grants programs, sponsors scholarly workshops and research task forces, coordinates fall and spring seminar series, maintains a database of New York Great Lakes scientific and scholarly work, and publishes a biannual newsletter, a research review and a bimonthly e-mail newsletter.
A student-faculty conference is held each year, providing a forum for students to display their research and affording the opportunity for scientists and scholars to come together to share their ideas and form new collaborations.