Detroit, MI 48202
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Water@Wayne seminar on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 2:30 p.m to 3:30 p.m. in the Bernath Auditorium located in the David Adamany Undergraduate Library. The seminar is free and open to the public; registration is requested.
The Water@Wayne Seminar Series will host, "The Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Framework: a spatial framework, ecosystem classification and tools meet the needs of Great lakes management and research," presented by Dr. Catherine Riseng, University of Michigan. Dr. Riseng is an assistant research scientist at the School of Natural Resources at the University of Michign, and is the PI for the Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Framework projects, and is the research program director of the Michigan Sea Grant. She has been involved with Great Lakes ecosystem research and management including development of spatial analysis tools and applications and led a binational team that developed a geospatial classification framework and geospatial database for the Great Lakes basin.
The Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Framework (GLAHF) is a web-accessible spatial framework and database for use by managers, planners, researchers, and restoration specialists across the basin. The database includes available physical, chemical and biological data across the entire Great Lakes basin and these data are georeferenced to a common spatial grid, the framework. The database includes data from multiple agencies, researchers, and NGOs that has been cross-walked and integrated in to a common database resulting in consistent basin-wide information. The project has also developed a hierarchical ecosystem classification and mapping of Aquatic Ecological Units for the entire basin. GLAHF includes a number of tools to assist with habitat monitoring, assessment, and prioritization for protection and restoration including: a scalable habitat classification framework; a GIS data viewer and server; a web-based decision support system to facilitate research and management activities in the Great Lakes; and, a fish-based coastal condition assessment.
A short reception will immediately follow the seminar.