The International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) is a scientific organization made up of researchers studying the Laurentian Great Lakes, other large lakes of the world, and their watersheds, as well as those with an interest in such research. IAGLR members encompass all scientific disciplines with a common interest in the management of large lake ecosystems on many levels.

We are a member-run professional association that holds an annual Conference on Great Lakes Research. Our Journal of Great Lakes Research is a highly respected professional publication with broad distribution.


J. of Great Lakes Research 2014 Awards

The Journal of Great Lakes Research is committed to the promotion and participation of excellence in research on large lakes of the world and their watershed.  Congratulations to our 2014 award winners announced during the 57th Conference on Great Lakes Research awards banquet:

Chandler-Misener Award:  Mary T. Negus and Joel C. Hoffman
Editors Award: Tom Stewart (Onatrio Ministry of Natural Resources)
Elsevier Early Career Award: Sarah Thomasen (McMaster University) Elsevier Student Award: A Bechette, T. Stojsavljevic, M Tessmer (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) | 07/21/14

2014 Award and Scholarship Winners

IAGLR honored many individuals for their contributions to the Association and outstanding Great Lakes science at the 57th Conference on Great Lakes Research.  Congratulations to all!

IAGLR Scholarship: Joseph H. Fillingham (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Paul W. Rodgers Scholarship:  Carson Prichard (University of Toledo)
Norman S. Baldwin Fisheries Science Scholarship:  Cassandra J. May (The Ohio State University)
Anderson-Everett Award:  Robert Heath
Lifetime Achievement Award:  D.V. (Chip) Weseloh (Canadian Wildlife Service)
2013 IAGLR-Hydrolab Best Student Paper Presentation:   Jason Doll (Ball State University)
2013 IAGLR-Hydrolab Best Student Poster Presentation: Ahsan Akram (Wayne State University) | 07/11/14

Ohio Journalist wins 2014 Vallentyne Award

IAGLR presented the prestigious IAGLR-Jack R. Vallentyne Award to Tom Henry, environmental reporter, editorial writer and op-ed columnist at The Blade in Toledo for his important and sustained efforts to inform and educate the public and policymakers on Great Lakes issues. Many thanks for his support in motivating current and future generations to further Great Lakes protection and restoration!  | 05/29/14

57th IAGLR Conference on Great Lakes Research May 26th-30th!

Looking forward to seeing you at the  57th annual Conference on Great Lakes Research at McMaster University!   Several hundred scientists, 50 sessions, awards, scholarships, exhibits, and more ... join us on twitter! | 05/24/14

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We are committed to sharing our collective expertise with interested members of the media, policymakers and the general public to inform public policy and decision-making towards protecting the environmental health of large lake watersheds.