Welcome to the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER) at the University of Windsor. GLIER is a multidisciplinary research facility that hosts faculty and collaborators from biology, geology, chemistry, engineering, genetics and ecology. GLIER researchers hold an NSERC Canada Research Chair in Great Lakes Research, Trophic Ecology and Environmental Genomics and a Chair from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Research in Invasion Biology. The Scientific Director of the Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network (CAISN) is a faculty member at GLIER.
GLIER researchers and graduate students address complex environmental problems that cross conventional disciplinary boundaries such as the effects of multiple environmental stressors on large lakes, their watersheds and marine environments. This multidisciplinary focus on research and graduate training allows analyses to be conducted within the Great Lakes Basin and around the world, utilizing extensively equipped laboratories, core facilities, and dedicated research vessels.