Our research program is primarily focused within our region under these six categories. Projects are conducted to enhance conservation and management of the Great Lakes. Click on the images to learn more.

Areas of Research

CFRE Provides Water Quality Lab Services

The Center for Freshwater Research and Education houses a highly-equipped water quality laboratory and offers lab services to meet your analyzing needs. Explore our Water Quality – Lab Services page to see what we can provide.

What You Can Do at CFRE

Conduct an Experiment

Numerous LSSU students conduct experiments through CFRE annually, which in turn connects them with other professionals in the field.

Lake Sturgeon Research

Pictured from left to right: Student, CFRE Director, USFWS Biologist, Sault Tribe Biologist.

Present Your Findings

CFRE encourages students to present their findings at state and regional professional conferences, where many have received top honors.

Student Research Poster

 Pictured above is a student who took home Best-Poster honors from the American Fisheries Society.

Senior Thesis: A Required Opportunity

Students work alongside CFRE staff, conducting research and presenting their findings. This is a one-of-a-kind undergraduate opportunity, bolstering student professional development.