Sponsored by: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in conjunction with NOAA’s role in the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: Assessing the health of the Great Lakes workshop
Speaker: William W. Bowerman, Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Toxicology in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Clemson University and Co-Chair of the International Joint Commission’s Great Lakes Science Advisory Board
The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is the most recent example of remedial projects that target the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement’s goal of restoring the physical, chemical, and biological integrity of the lakes. Long-term monitoring programs helped the Great Lakes community to identify where problems have occurred, and, can provide evidence that remedial actions have worked. Dr. Bowerman will provide examples of how long-term monitoring projects are used in the Great Lakes and some of the unique problems these monitoring programs face.