Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment
Our research, education and environmental monitoring and assessment is focused on bettering our understanding of environmental changes of inland surface waters, as well as analyses of the underlying causes of any changes. Our research includes environmental pollutants, biodiversity, and ecosystem services such as drinking water. Our accredited laboratories analyze water chemistry, pesticides and biota in lakes and streams. We are also national datahosts for waterchemistry and biological data from lakes and watercourses.