This spring, the IJC confirmed two new members to its Great Lakes Science Advisory Board (SAB) Science Priority Committee. “The quality of the SAB’s advice is a function of our membership, and the outstanding credentials of our newest members reflect the board’s mission to producing exemplary scientific advice,” said Dr. Carol Miller, SAB Science Priority Committee US co-chair and director of Healthy Urban Waters at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
New Canadian member Dr. Maggie Xenopoulos is a professor in the Biology Department at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. As an ecosystem ecologist, Xenopoulos’ Aquatic Ecology Lab researches how human activities such as climate change and land use affect the structure and function of freshwater lakes and rivers.
New US member Dr. Drew Gronewold is an associate professor at the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Gronewold has experience as a hydrologist and physical scientist at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory and is a former member of the IJC’s Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Adaptive Management Committee.
“As co-chair, I am looking forward to collaborating with Drs. Gronewold and Xenopoulos as the newest members of the diverse team of experts that comprise the SAB Science Priority Committee,” said Dr. Jeff Ridal, SAB Science Priority Committee Canadian co-chair and executive director of the River Institute at Cornwall, Ontario.
See “Latest Nutrients Research from IJC Great Lakes Boards" in this month’s issue of Great Lakes Connection for an update on recent work by the SAB and the IJC’s other Great Lakes advisory boards.
Allison Voglesong Zejnati is video-communications specialist at the IJC’s Great Lakes Regional Office in Windsor, Ontario.