CMU Biological Station mesocosm facility

Name
CMU Biological Station mesocosm facility
Legal name of organisation
CMU Biological Station, Central Michigan University
Country
USA
Continent
North America
Organisation address

P.O. Box 206,

Beaver Island,

MI 49782

USA

Primary contact information (PI)

Don Uzarski

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Years of Mesocosm Experiments
2012 - present
Description of Facility
  • 12 fibreglass tanks each 250 gallons
  • including metal halide
  • timer-controlled lights
  • housed on Lake Michigan with access to epilimnetic and metalimnetic water
Controlled Parameters
  • Light
  • Temperature
Research Topics
  • Predator-prey interactions
  • microplastic impacts
  • sediment contaminants
  • macrophyte-phytoplankton interactions
  • fish behavior
  • nutrient impacts
Facility location(s)
45.7422222,-85.50944444444444
Primary interests
  • Invasive species
  • eutrophication
  • climate change
Specialist areas

Laurentian Great Lakes

Equipment

YSI multiprobes

Lodging

on site

Photos of experiments/installations

photo credits: CMU Communications