ISEA Cafes are a way for us to connect in the non-sailing season and continue our mission of ongoing learning about the Great Lakes. Below are the ISEA Cafes offered during our 2021-22 season.
Jason Smith, Fisheries Assessment Biologist with the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, discussed the role of Tribal biologists, the relationship between the Anishinaabek and Atikameg (Whitefish), and why it matters. View recording
Ashley Elgin, Research Benthic Ecologist with NOAA, discussed the benthic changes that have occurred in Lake Michigan over the years and what it means for the future of the lake. View presentation slides
John Hartig, Visiting Scholar, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research at the University of Windsor, discussed why an ecosystem-focused restoration approach is necessary and successful at sites around the Great Lakes. View recording
The University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability Graduate Student Research Team shared their preliminary results and recommendations from a year of researching ISEA’s data management system. View recording