Special Issue "Climate Change and Water Levels in the Great Lakes"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Aquatic Systems—Quality and Contamination".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 24 November 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Kevin B. Strychar
Guest Editor
Climate Change Studies of Aquatic & Marine Ecosystems, Annis Water Resources Institute, Grand Valley State University,131 Lake Michigan Center,740 W. Shoreline Dr., Muskegon, MI 49441-1678, USA
Interests: climate change; aquatic and marine ecology; flow cytometry; invasive species; benthic ecology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In this Special Issue, titled “Climate Change and Water Levels in the Great Lakes,” we review, compare, and contrast the various changes and impacts to the Great Lakes, streams, rivers, coastal wetlands and associated watersheds. Approximately seven years ago, water levels were at record lows and predictions of water shortages appeared in various media outlets – but today water levels are at record highs and shoreline erosion is causing devastating property damage. The question is why the drastic change – and what are the associated implications both to environment and to the local populations? How will the water levels change over the next few years and comparatively, in the next decade? Is there any correlation to sea level rise? In this special edition, we hope to reflect on the past, assess the present, and predict the future of water changes in the Great Lakes.

Dr. Kevin B. Strychar
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Climate Change
  • Water Levels in the Great Lakes
  • Streams
  • Rivers
  • Coastal Wetlands
  • Watersheds
  • Shoreline Erosion
  • Pollution
  • Food Webs
  • Viral Ecology
  • Invasive Species

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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