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Great Lakes Environmental Assessment and Mapping (GLEAM) Project

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Stress index example for the Great Lakes


The GLEAM research team builds new tools to integrate spatial information for environmental management decisions in the Great Lakes.  Their aim is to build maps to visualize and understand environmental impacts (or stressors) on the lakes and benefits humans enjoy from the lakes (or ecosystem services).  For example, this project provides a high resolution map of cumulative ecosystem stress that was developed to guide restoration, conservation, and management efforts. This map merges data for all major categories of environmental stressors to the Great Lakes, ranging from climate change to pollution to invasive species.  You are invited to explore this interactive map and to browse all of the other information and maps on the GLEAM website.