Lindsay Brindley (Master of Arts) Curriculum and Instruction
Adjunct Professor, LSSU
Grant Leader, LSSU Department of Education
Curriculum Consultant, EUPISD
LAKE INVADERS: THE FIGHT FOR LAKE HURON
Lake Huron, one of the five parts comprising the Great Lakes, has been hit
with over 180 exotic species invasions over the last century. Each invasion
changes the exosystem in ways we can't predict. Fish populations have
collapsed, the entire food web conpletely altered, and a multi-million
dollar industry has dried up. Biologists are racing to understand these
changes and restore balance to the third largest lake in the world before
the next invader arrives.
Impact in the real world...
What made Rachel's Lake Superior State experience so unique was the practical research she did with top-notch faculty.
"I really enjoyed working with environmental chemistry professor Judy Westrick and biologist Deb Stai," Rachel says. "For my senior project, we evaluated a lab method for cultivating a fungus that causes infections in humans."