Videos: Research and Science in Great Lakes National Parks

Partnering for the Birds: Investigating Avian Botulism at Sleeping Bear
Dunes National Lakeshore

Concerned managers, scientists, and volunteers team together to combat avian botulism. View video.

Scientists and Citizens: Investigating Aquatic Insects in Great Lakes
National Parks

Dr. R. Edward DeWalt, a scientist with the Illinois Natural History Survey, enlists volunteers to see what stoneflies, mayflies, and caddisflies say about water quality at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (now called Indiana Dunes National Park). View video.

Beneath the Wilderness: Revisiting Isle Royale's Industrial Past

Students from Michigan Technological University use archaeology to learn about a historic copper smelting site on Isle Royale National Park. View video.

Fishing for Answers: Researching Coaster Brook Trout at Pictured Rocks
National Lakeshore

Dr. Jill Leonard, a scientist from Northern Michigan University, studies the impact of intentionally introduced non-native fish species on Coaster Brook Trout at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. View video.

Islands in Transition: How Will Climate Change Alter the Apostle Islands?

Dr. Christopher Swanston from the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, USDA Forest Service, joins staff from Apostle Islands National Lakeshore as they discuss the need for a Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for the Apostle Islands. View video.

Sleeping Bear Dunes: Climate Change Effects on Dune Plants

The Great Lakes dunes are among the largest freshwater dune systems in the world. Plants and dune ecosystems may respond differently to projected changes in temperature and precipitation due to climate change. In this video, Lukas Bell-Dereske, a University of New Mexico Ph.D. student, talks about an experiment he has conducted to find how climate change may affect the vegetation in the dunes of western Michigan. The research project was funded by the George Wright Climate Change Fellowship Program. View Video.

Last updated: September 30, 2019