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 Winter/Spring Newsletter

Recent article from On Earth featuring the 2014 water crisis in Toledo, Ohio
Wesley Allsbrook

The University of Toledo celebrated the dedication of the Lake Erie Center's new research vessel.
View the media coverage of the dedication on the links below.
UTNews July 16, 2015

The Toledo Blade July 17, 2015
UT's New Boat article from the Toledo Blade

Recent Toledo Blade article featuring Dr. Bridgeman regarding the 2015 Lake Erie Algae

Recent Article in TwineLine featuring Dr. Stepien
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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



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  • - Lake Erie Center 2015 Photo Contest: Extended Deadline, Entries Due by October 30, 2015
  • - Fall Public Lecture Series: Tom Henry, Environmental Energy Writer for The Blade, "Trouble at the Tap and Other Tales of Environmental Journalism"
    Thursday Sept. 24, 2015 at 7 p.m.
  • - Fall Public Lecture Series: Dr. Thomas Bridgeman, UT Associate Professor of Ecology, Department of Environmental Sciences, "The Latest on HABs (Harmful Algal Blooms) in Lake Erie"                                                     Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 at 7 p.m.
  • - Fall Public Lecture Series: Dr. Deborah Lee, Director of the NOAA-Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL)-Great Lakes Regional Team Lead, "Lake Erie: At the Forefront of Ecological Forecasting" Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 at 7 p.m.

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Last Updated: 9/17/15