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Michigan Sea Grant funds $1.7M in new research to investigate lake trout, blue gentrification, and more

From: University of Michigan

Michigan Sea Grant is funding six new research projects, totaling nearly $1.7 million, to investigate the shifting dynamics of harmful algal blooms, economic trends in coastal communities, emerging fish viruses, and other issues relevant to the Great Lakes.

Every two years, Michigan Sea Grant requests proposals for projects addressing issues affecting the Great Lakes and Michigan’s coastal areas. Funded projects are selected through a competitive process involving external peer review and advisory panel recommendations.

Starting in early 2024, funded projects will develop information, create tools and build partnerships that will improve decision-making to address particularly challenging coastal issues in the state and fulfill critical research needs for the Great Lakes ecosystems.

“We are funding a strong slate of projects that will provide new knowledge and information to improve management and conservation of our Great Lakes resources,” said Silvia Newell, Michigan Sea Grant director and professor at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability.

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