Lake Erie Center

The Lake Erie Center

  • Research environmental conditions and living and non-living aquatic resources in Maumee Bay and western Lake Erie, as a model for the Great Lakes and aquatic ecosystems worldwide
  • Discern the linkages among land-use practices, water quality, habitat, economics, natural resources, sustainability, and environmental and public health
  • Provide a state-of-the-art research and education facility for sponsored research and collaborations by faculty from the University of Toledo, other universities, federal and state agencies, and visiting scientists
  • Facilitate hands-on cutting-edge environmental research and education experiences for graduate and undergraduate students
  • Engage secondary school students, teachers,  and the public with environmental education, sustainable living, and informed outreach awareness programs
Lake Erie Center in Oregon, Ohio
2015 Fall Newsletter

UT and LEC Professors contribute to chapter in the educational text Sustainability Practice and Education on University Campuses and Beyond, 2015, written by two UT Engineering Professors, Ashok Kumar and Dong Shik Kim. The book chapter titled "Enhancing Environmental Sustainability through a University Field Station" is about the educational contributions, research, and community outreach of the Lake Erie Center.

Carol et al book chapter field station

LEC webcam

Across the street from the LECView the live feed

Our webcam looks north onto Maumee Bay, across the street from our building, which is located at 6200 Bayshore Road in Oregon, Ohio.
Technical info: Apple iSight running on Evo



Lake Erie MODIS images

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Upcoming Events

  • -Public Lecture Series: Dr. Kevin Czajkowski, UT Professor of Geography. "Mapping drain tile to assess agricultural contribution to harmful algal blooms in western Lake Erie basin" on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 7p.m.
  • -Public Lecture Series: Dr. Patrick Kocovsky, Research Fishery Biologist for the USGS. "Facts about the Grass Carp Invasion in the Sandusky River" on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 7 p.m.
  • LEC 2016 Art Contest-"Nature of Our Region: From Oak Openings to Maumee Bay", Entry Deadline is Friday, April 1, 2016. How to enter and official rules.
  • -Alumni Lecture Series: Dr. Justin Chaffin, Research Coordinator at OSU Stone Lab. "Cyanobacterial blooms in Lake Erie central basins: Roles of phosphorus, nitrogen, and trace metals" on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7 p.m.
  • Support research and education at the LEC by becoming a "Friend of the Lake Erie Center" for 2016!
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Last Updated: 2/12/16