Earth & Environmental Sciences

Joan RoseJoan Rose will deliver her free public lecture “Exploring the Water Virome and Biohealth of the Planet” Wednesday on the UWindsor campus.

Global biohealth subject of lecture

Joan Rose will deliver her free public lecture “Exploring the Water Virome and Biohealth of the Planet” Wednesday on the UWindsor campus.

beach with red warning flagDean of science Chris Houser will discuss the dangers of rip currents in four public lectures in the Maritimes this week.

Dean headed east to discuss science of rip currents

Dean of science Chris Houser will discuss the dangers of rip currents in four public lectures in the Maritimes this week.

Current carries news of aquatic collaboration

A collaborative research project at the University of Windsor is starting to make waves.

The Council of the Great Lakes Region featured the Real-time Aquatic Ecosystem Observation Network (RAEON) in its semi-annual magazine The Current.

RAEON is led by University of Windsor professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Changing Great Lakes Ecosystems Aaron Fisk.

UWindsor's Dr. Aaron Fisk, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Changing Great Lakes Ecosystems, officially launches the Real-Time Aquatic Ecosystem Observation Network on Friday, March 16, 2017.UWindsor's Dr. Aaron Fisk, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Changing Great Lakes Ecosystems, officially launches the Real-Time Aquatic Ecosystem Observation Network on Friday, March 16, 2017.

Research community celebrates launch of Real-time Aquatic Ecosystem Observation Network

Researchers will monitor the Great Lakes with a network of real-time sensors, autonomous sub-surface vehicles, and independent instruments.

UWindsor's Joel Gagnon, associate professor and department head of Earth and Environmental Sciences, examines a sample of well water taken from a residence in Chatham-Kent.UWindsor's Joel Gagnon, associate professor and department head of Earth and Environmental Sciences, examines a sample of well water taken from a residence in Chatham-Kent.

UWindsor prof brings analytical eye to Chatham-Kent well water issue

A teaching opportunity that mirrors the conditions and pressures of the real world doesn’t come along every day.

So when the University of Windsor’s Joel Gagnon was approached to analyze well water at the centre of a contentious debate in Chatham-Kent, he knew he had to get involved.

“This is the exact opportunity we want for students in our field school,” said Dr. Gagnon, department head in Earth and Environmental Sciences. “It gives us real word problems where they can create data that may have real value to decision makers.”