Explore a selection of works produced by the Great Lakes Research Center, a Michigan Technological University research institute.

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Works from 2022

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Building a research network to better understand climate governance in the Great Lakes, Ryan D. Bergstrom, Lucinda B. Johnson, Robert W. Sterner, George S. Bullerjahn, Josh T. Fergen, John Lenters, Patricia E. Norris, and Alan D. Steinman

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Pyrolysis-Aided Microbial Biodegradation of High-Density Polyethylene Plastic by Environmental Inocula Enrichment Cultures, Emma Byrne, Laura G. Schaerer, Daniel G. Kulas, Sharath Kumar Ankathi, Lindsay I. Putman, Kierstyn R. Codere, Simeon Schum, David Shonnard, and Stephen Techtmann

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Temporal variation of bacterial community and nutrients in Tibetan glacier snowpack, Yuying Chen, Keshao Liu, Yongqin Liu, Trista J. Vick‐Majors, Feng Wang, and Mukan Ji

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Updated census in the Laurentian Great Lakes Watershed: A framework for determining the relationship between the population and this aquatic resource, Joshua T. Fergen, Ryan D. Bergstrom, Michael R. Twiss, Lucinda Johnson, Alan Steinman, and Valoree Gagnon

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Seasons of research with/by/as the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Emily L. Shaw, Valoree Gagnon, and Evelyn Ravindran

Works from 2021

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Prioritizing land and life in the Great Lakes region, Valoree Gagnon

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Program Evaluation A Report for Debweyendan ("believe in it") Indigenous Gardens (DIGs) Promoting Intergenerational Learning and Access to Healthy Foods and Medicines, V. S. Gagnon and Kelly B. Kamm

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Osmolyte enhanced aqueous two-phase system for virus purification, Pratik U. Joshi, Dylan G. Turpeinen, Michael Schroeder, Bianca Jones, Audrey Lyons, Seth Kriz, Maryam Khaksari, David O'Hagan, Savita Nikam, and Caryn L. Heldt

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Body size, trophic position, and the coupling of different energy pathways across a saltmarsh landscape, Friedrich W. Keppeler, Jill A. Olin, Paola C. López-Duarte, Michael J. Polito, Linda M. Hooper-Bùi, Sabrina S. Taylor, Nancy N. Rabalais, F. Joel Fodrie, Brian J. Roberts, R. Eugene Turner, Charles W. Martin, and Olaf P. Jensen

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Thinking big and thinking small: A conceptual framework for best practices in community and stakeholder engagement in food, energy, and water systems, Andrew Kliskey, Paula Williams, David L. Griffith, Virginia H. Dale, Chelsea Schelly, Anna Maria Marshall, Valoree Gagnon, Weston M. Eaton, and Kristin Floress

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Guidance Document on Traditional Ecological Knowledge Pursuant to the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, Jessica Koski, Jen Vanator, Melonee Montano, Jennifer Ballinger, Valoree Gagnon, Jessica Lackey, and et. al.

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Snowfall in the northern great lakes: Lessons learned from a multisensor observatory, Mark S. Kulie, Claire Pettersen, Aronne J. Merrelli, Timothy J. Wagner, Norman B. Wood, Michael Dutter, David Beachler, Todd Kluber, Robin Turner, Marian Mateling, John Lenters, Peter Blanken, Maximilian Maahn, Christopher Spence, Stefan Kneifel, Paul A. Kucera, Ali Tokay, Larry F. Bliven, David B. Wolff, and Walter A. Petersen

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Schools as vectors of infectious disease transmission during the 1918 influenza pandemic, Don Lafreniere, Timothy Stone, Rose Hildebrandt, Richard C. Sadler, Michael Madison, Daniel Trepal, Gary Spikberg, and James Juip

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Stable isotope analyses identify trophic niche partitioning between sympatric terrestrial vertebrates in coastal saltmarshes with differing oiling histories, Sydney Moyo, Hayat Bennadji, Danielle Laguaite, Anna A. Pérez-Umphrey, Allison M. Snider, Andrea Bonisoli-Alquati, Jill A. Olin, Philip C. Stouffer, Sabrina S. Taylor, Paola C. López-Duarte, Brian J. Roberts, Linda Hooper-Bui, and Michael J. Polito

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The Changing Face of Winter: Lessons and Questions From the Laurentian Great Lakes, Ted Ozersky, Andrew J. Bramburger, Ashley K. Elgin, Henry A. Vanderploeg, Jia Wang, Jay A. Austin, Guy Meadows, and et. al.

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Individual size distributions across North American streams vary with local temperature, Justin P. Pomeranz, James R. Junker, and Jeff S. Wesner

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Regional variation in mercury bioaccumulation among NW Atlantic Golden (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps) and Blueline (Caulolatilus microps) Tilefish, Hunter Roose, Gordon Paterson, Michael G. Frisk, Robert M. Cerrato, Paul Nitschke, and Jill A. Olin

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Evolution of realized Eltonian niches across Rajidae species, Oliver N. Shipley, Joseph B. Kelly, Joseph J. Bizzarro, Jill A. Olin, Robert M. Cerrato, Michael Power, and Michael G. Frisk

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Telemetry-validated nitrogen stable isotope clocks identify ocean-to-estuarine habitat shifts in mobile organisms, Oliver N. Shipley, Alisa L. Newton, Michael G. Frisk, Gregory A. Henkes, Jake S. LaBelle, Merry D. Camhi, Michael W. Hyatt, Hans Walters, and Jill A. Olin

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A framework for transdisciplinary radiocarbon research: Use of natural-level and elevated-level 14c in antarctic field research, Ryan A. Venturelli, Trista J. Vick‐Majors, Billy Collins, Alan Gagnon, Kathy Kasic, Mark D. Kurz, Wei Li, John Priscu, Mark Roberts, and Brad E. Rosenheim

Works from 2020

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The energy crises revealed by COVID: Intersections of Indigeneity, inequity, and health, Kathleen Brosemer, Chelsea Schelly, Valoree Gagnon, Kristin L. Arola, Joshua M. Pearce, Douglas Bessette, and Laura Schmitt Olabisi

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Decadal-scale changes in the seasonal surface water balance of the Central United States from 1984 to 2007, Bo Dong, John D. Lenters, Qi Hu, Christopher J. Kucharik, Tiejun Wang, Mehmet E. Soylu, and Phillip M. Mykleby

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Since Time Immemorial, Valoree Gagnon, Bizhikiins Dylan Jennings, Michael Waasegiizhig Price, and Evelyn H. Ravindran

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Debweyendan ("Believe in It") Indigenous Garden (DIGs) Story Map, V. S. Gagnon, Karena Schmidt, Racheal Pressley, Erika Vye, Evelyn H. Ravindran, and Kelly Kamm

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A Portfolio for Community Workshops, V. S. Gagnon, Karena Schmidt, Racheal Pressley, Erika Vye, Evelyn Ravindran, and Kelly Kamm

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Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: Rapid degradation of the world's large lakes, Jean Philippe Jenny, Orlane Anneville, Fabien Arnaud, Yoann Baulaz, Damien Bouffard, Isabelle Domaizon, Serghei A. Bocaniov, Nathalie Chèvre, Maria Dittrich, Jean Marcel Dorioz, Erin S. Dunlop, Gaël Dur, Jean Guillard, Thibault Guinaldo, Stéphan Jacquet, Aurélien Jamoneau, Zobia Jawed, Erik Jeppesen, Gail Krantzberg, John Lenters, Barbara Leoni, Michel Meybeck, Nava, Tiina Nõges, Peeter Nõges, Martina Patelli, Victoria Pebbles, Marie-Elodie Perga, Serena Rasconia, Carl R. Ruetz III, Lars Rudstam, Nico Salmaso, Sharma Sapna, Dietmar Straile, Olga Tammeorg, Michael R. Twiss, Donald G. Uzarski, Anne-Mari Ventelä, Warwick F. Vincent, Steven W. Wilhelm, Sten-Åke Wängberg, and Gesa A. Weyhenmeyer

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Copper-rich “Halo” off Lake Superior's Keweenaw Peninsula and how Mass Mill tailings dispersed onto tribal lands, W. Charles Kerfoot, Noel Urban, Jaebong Jeong, Carol MacLennan, and Sophia Ford

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Walleye Ogaawag Spearing in the Portage Waterway, Michigan: Integrating Mixed Methodology for Insight on an Important Tribal Fishery, Andrew T. Kozich, Valoree Gagnon, Gene Mensch, Sophia Michels, and Nicholas Gehring

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The canopy effect in filamentous algae: Improved modeling of Cladophora growth via a mechanistic representation of self-shading, Anika Kuczynski, Ankita Bakshi, Martin Auer, and Steven C. Chapra

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Seaworthiness through intelligent trajectory control, Okey Nwogu, Guy Meadows, Robert Shuchman, Joseph W. Burns, Eddy Trinklein, and Gordon Parker

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Separation of realized ecological niche axes among sympatric tilefishes provides insight into potential drivers of co-occurrence in the NW Atlantic, Jill A. Olin, Oliver N. Shipley, Robert M. Cerrato, Paul Nitschke, Cédric Magen, and Michael G. Frisk

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Energy policy for energy sovereignty: Can policy tools enhance energy sovereignty?, Chelsea Schelly, Douglas Bessette, Kathleen Brosemer, Valoree Gagnon, Kristin L. Arola, Andrew Fiss, Joshua M. Pearce, and Kathleen E. Halvorsen

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Spatial contrasts in hepatic and biliary PAHs in Tilefish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps) throughout the Gulf of Mexico, with comparison to the Northwest Atlantic, Susan M. Snyder, Jill A. Olin, Erin L. Pulster, and Steven A. Murawski

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Improved thermal structure simulation and optimized sampling strategy for Lake Erie using a data assimilative model, Xinyu Ye, Philip Chu, Eric Anderson, Chenfu Huang, Gregory Lang, and Pengfei Xue

Works from 2019

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A multi‐biomarker approach supports the use of compound‐ specific stable isotope analysis of amino acids to quantify basal carbon source use in a salt marsh consumer, Jessica J. Johnson, Jill A. Olin, and Michael J. Polito

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Lidar (light detection and ranging) and benthic invertebrate investigations: Migrating tailings threaten Buffalo Reef in Lake Superior, Charlie Kerfoot, Martin M. Hobmeier, Robert Regis, Varsha K. Raman, Colin Brooks, Robert Shuchman, Michael Sayers, Foad Yousef, and Molly Reif

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Climate Change Perspectives and Policy Support in a Great Lakes Anishinaabe Community, Andrew T. Kozich, Valoree Gagnon, Gerald P. Jondreau, Erin E. Johnston, Trey A. Loonsfoot, and Max L. Rivas

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Public participatory historical GIS, Don Lafreniere, Luke Weidner, Daniel Trepal, Sarah Fayen Scarlett, John D. M. Arnold, Robert Pastel, and Ryan Williams

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Closing nuclear plants with increase climate risks, Nancy Langston

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Will woodland caribou survive in the Lake Superior basin?, Nancy Langston

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Using simple, decision-centered, scenario-based planning to improve local coastal management, Richard K. Norton, Stephen Buckman, Guy Meadows, and Zachary Rable

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Evidence for ecosystem changes within a temperate lagoon following a hurricane-induced barrier island breach, Jill A. Olin, Robert M. Cerrato, Janet A. Nye, Skyler R. Sagarese, Matthew Sclafani, Joshua P. Zacharias, and Michael G. Frisk

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Out of the Classroom and Into History: Mobile Historical GIS and Community-Engaged Teaching, Sarah Scarlett, Don Lafreniere, Daniel Trepal, John D. M. Arnold, and Yichun Xie

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Coupling ocean currents and waves with wind stress over the Gulf Stream, Qi Shi and Mark A. Bourassa

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Impact of lake surface temperature variations on lake effect snow over the Great Lakes region, Qi Shi and Pengfei Xue

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Working with the public in historical data creation, Humphrey Southall and Don Lafreniere

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Preface to special series: postindustrial landscapes, communities, and heritage: special series introduction, Daniel Trepal and Kaeleigh Herstad

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Impact of Water Mixing and Ice Formation on the Warming of Lake Superior: A Model-guided Mechanism Study, Xinyu Ye, Eric J. Anderson, Philip Y. Chu, Chenfu Huang, and Pengfei Xue

Works from 2018

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Are woodland caribou doomed by climate change?, Nancy Langston

Works from 2017

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Power and politics in research design and practice: Opening up space for social equity in interdisciplinary, multi-jurisdictional and community-based research, Valoree Gagnon, Hugh Gorman, and Emma Norman

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How the Rock Connects Us: A Geoheritage Guide to Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula and Isle Royale, William I. Rose, Erika Vye, and Valerie Martin

Works from 2016

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Ojibwe Gichigami (“Ojibwa’s Great Sea”): an intersecting history of treaty rights, tribal fish harvesting, and toxic risk in Keweenaw Bay, United States, Valoree Gagnon

Works from 2015

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Prolonging Disaster (Un)recovery, Valoree Gagnon

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An investigation of the thermal response to meteorological forcing in a hydrodynamic model of Lake Superior, Pengfei Xue, David J. Schwab, and Song Hu

Works from 2014

Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) and multispectral scanner (MSS) studies examine coastal environments influenced by mining, Charlie Kerfoot, Martin M. Hobmeier, Foad Yousef, Sarah A. Green, Robert Regis, Colin Brooks, Robert Shuchman, Jamey Anderson, and Molly Reif

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Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) and multispectral scanner (MSS) studies examine coastal environments influenced by mining, W. Charles Kerfoot, Martin M. Hobmeier, Foad Yousef, Sarah A. Green, Robert Regis, Colin N. Brooks, Robert Shuchman, Jamey Anderson, and Molly Reif

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Local feedback mechanisms of the shallow water region around the Maritime Continent, Pengfei Xue, Elfatih A.B. Eltahir, Paola Malanotte-Rizzoli, and Jun Wei

Works from 2012

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Connecting Earth Systems: Developing Holistic Understanding Through the Earth-System-Science Model, Valoree Gagnon and Heather Bradway

Works from 2010

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Partitioning hydrologic contributions to an 'old-growth' riparian area in the Huron Mountains of Michigan, USA, Randall K. Kolka, Christian P. Giardina, Jason D. McClure, Alex Mayer, and Martin Jurgensen

Works from 1999

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The other re-engineering of engineering education, 1900-1965, Bruce E. Seely

Works from 1993

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Striving for Balance: A Hundred Years of the American Society for Engineering Education, Terry S. Reynolds and Bruce E. Seely