Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant | Oct. 17, 2013 | Notre Dame College of Science
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant has announced more than $300,000 in funding awards for three research projects over the next two years. Funded projects seek to improve understanding of the Lake Michigan near shore food web, uncover connections between sediment removal projects and a community’s ability to weather environmental hazards, and identify why people adopt storm water management practices.
Gary Lamberti, professor and chair of biological sciences, will use location monitoring data and tissue samples from fish across the lake to pinpoint the types of wetlands species rely on the most for food and shelter. The results will help natural resource managers target protection and restoration efforts on areas critical to the overall health of the lake. Lamberti will work with Patrick Forsythe from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay as part of a larger project with Wisconsin Sea Grant.