Earth & Environmental Sciences

UWindsor professor Dr. Aaron Fisk received $15.9 million in funding for the Real-time Aquatic Ecosystem Observation Network.UWindsor professor Dr. Aaron Fisk received $15.9 million in funding for the Real-time Aquatic Ecosystem Observation Network.

UWindsor researcher champions collaborative freshwater research project

The Great Lakes will have a network of well-equipped guardians thanks to a plan hatched by a UWindsor researcher with funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and Ontario’s Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science and Ministry of Economic Development and Growth.

Aaron Fisk and his nine collaborators will receive $15.9 million for the Real-time Aquatic Ecosystem Observation Network (RAEON), a collaborative research project which will provide infrastructure and data management for Canadian scientists to carry-out cutting-edge research on freshwater ecosystems.

map showing path of eclipse across North AmericaWindsor-Essex County will fall in the path of at least an 80 per cent view of a solar eclipse Monday, August 21.

UWindsor experts to guide viewers through solar eclipse

UWindsor astronomers will take to a riverfront park Monday to help the public view and understand a solar eclipse.

Researchers from around the world will converge on Windsor this week for the 2017 Canada-China Water Science Workshop hosted by UWindsor's Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research.Researchers from around the world will converge on Windsor this week for the 2017 Canada-China Water Science Workshop hosted by UWindsor's Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research.

Researchers converge on Windsor for 2017 Canada-China Water Science Workshop

Buried beneath the surface of China’s plateau lakes could lie the solutions to some of the challenges currently facing the Great Lakes.

It’s one of the topics that will be discussed in Windsor this week at the 2017 Canada-China Water Science Workshop hosted by the University of Windsor’s Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research.

UWindsor professor Iain Samson examines core from the Baerzhe deposit in Inner Mongolia on July 2, 2017.UWindsor professor Iain Samson examines core from the Baerzhe deposit in Inner Mongolia on July 2, 2017.

UWindsor prof digs into rare earth metals

A University of Windsor professor travelled across the globe this summer to dig into the origins of rare metals in the Earth’s crust.

Iain Samson, a professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, ventured to China for three weeks to teach and conduct fieldwork.

Dr. Samson began the trip by teaching a short course to researchers and graduate students on metals and fluids in hydrothermal systems at the China University of Geosciences Beijing (CUGB) on June 23.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service fish biologist Ryan Schmidt, associate professor at the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research Dr. Trevor Pitcher, UWindsor VP Research and Innovation Dr. Michael Siu and LaSalle Mayor Ken Antaya display a Lake SturgU.S. Fish & Wildlife Service fish biologist Ryan Schmidt, associate professor at the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research Dr. Trevor Pitcher, UWindsor VP Research and Innovation Dr. Michael Siu and LaSalle Mayor Ken Antaya display a lake sturgeon at the grand opening of the Freshwater Restoration Ecology Centre.

Great Lakes research centre provides state-of-the-art facility in LaSalle

The University of Windsor's Freshwater Restoration Ecology Centre officially opened its doors on Wednesday and will focus on the restoration of damaged ecosystems, invasive species biology and water quality.