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

2016 spring/Summer Newsletter 

2015 Fall Newsletter


UT Lake Erie Center Student, Holly Embke discovers Asian Carp spawning in Great Lakes tributary.


UT Researchers discuss methods for forecasting E. Coli at Mamuee Bay State Park's Lake Erie Beach.

Dr. Thomas Bridgeman speaks with 13abc Action News about the impact of spring rain on the 2016 algal bloom season.

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

  • Summer Science Camp: Weeklong daycamp the week of June 13, 9-12:00,
    One-day minicamp August 9, 9-3:00.
  • LEC Naturalist Night Presents: Sara Guiher, UT graduate student, "Neighborhood watch: Identify and manage invasive plants in your yard" on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 7 p.m. room 155.

  • LEC 2016 Photo Contest-Amateur photo buffs of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate! $25 prize for 1st place winners! Deadline for submissions is Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. Click link for more information.

  • Support research and education at the LEC by becoming a "Friend of the Lake Erie Center" for 2016!
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Last Updated: 6/27/16