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EPA Awards $6.7 Million to Cornell University to Monitor Food Web in the Great Lakes Ecosystem

zooplankton net from the RV Lake Guardian.

EPA announced that Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, will receive a $6,749,825 grant to continue monitoring zooplankton, Mysis, and benthic invertebrates in the Great Lakes. EPA’s grant is funded through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, or GLRI. 

Cornell University will use GLRI funding for monitoring and research to support EPA’s Great Lakes Biology Monitoring Program, which was initiated in 1983 to assess the heath of the Great Lakes. This work will include continued monitoring of the condition of the food web in each of the Great Lakes. More information