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
EOS-Earth and Space Science News-Spotlights American Geophysical Union (AGU) Case Study in western Lake Erie, Shao et al.  Collaborating UT researchers on AGU Case Study: R. Becker, Ph.D.; T. Bridgeman, Ph.D.; K. Czajkowski, Ph.D.; and C. Stepien, Ph.D.  **Please click on image below

EOS-Earth and Space Science News


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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  • - Fall Public Lecture Series: 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. LIVE STREAM at:

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Last Updated: 11/10/15