WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - More than 600 scientists from the US and Canada have begun reviewing the Great Lakes ecosystem.
The 56th annual conference on Great Lakes research showcased the most recent findings developed in the Great Lakes.
Among the presentations discussed Monday and throughout the week are the effects of climate change, invasive species and contaminants effects in the Great Lakes.
President of Purdue University Mitch Daniels said our region has been blessed to have the Great Lakes.
"To find ways to thoughtfully and prudentially use and protect that resource for the long term is a pretty noble calling," said Daniels.
"A huge percentage of the world's surface fresh water is contained in the Great Lakes; they are incredibly incredibly valuable. I think it's important to do what we can to preserve them," said Tomas Hook, co-chair of the Great Lakes conference and assistant professor of Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources.
This was the first time the conference has been held in Indiana. The conference was put on by the International Association for Great Lakes Research and will last until Thursday.
To learn more about the Great Lakes conference click here.
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