UM: Great Lakes

Crain’s Detroit Business reports that UM, along with Michigan State University, is launching an ambitious project to study the effect of climate change on the Great Lakes. The universities received a $4.2 million federal grant to create the Great Lakes Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments Center. Donald Scavia, a UM aquatic ecologist and co-leader of the future center, says the Great Lakes will be greatly affected by climate change: “Tourism and agriculture, in particular, are extremely vulnerable, and disruption to those sectors will have wide-ranging detrimental effects for an already-struggling Great Lakes economy.” [Source]