ANN ARBOR — Twenty-one universities and institutions in the United States and Canada are developing plans for long-term research projects to help protect and restore the Great Lakes, project officials announced Monday.
The University of Michigan is among the participants in the Great Lakes Futures Project.
The collaboration will begin with papers describing factors that have affected the lakes over the last 50 years and those expected to have an effect in the next 50 years, such as invasive species and climate change.
Other U.S. institutions providing funding for the research include Michigan State University, Wayne State University, and University at Buffalo in New York.
Canadian institutions funding the work are Guelph University, McMaster University, Queens University, Trent University, University of Toronto, University of Windsor, Ryerson University, Waterloo University, Western University, York University, McGill University, Seneca College, Université de Montréal, and the Université du Québec à Trois Rivière.
Funding also comes from the Group for Interuniversity Research in Limnology and Aquatic Environment, Michigan Sea Grant, and New York Sea Grant.