MSU Center for Water Sciences

Priority Research Areas

Research projects funded by CWS must relate to one or more of our priority research areas:

  • antibiotics in water and development of microbial resistance;
  • viral pathogens and waterborne disease;
  • effects of stressors with global origins (e.g., atmospheric nitrogen, mercury deposition and invasive species);
  • ecosystem services and human activities in lakes and their watersheds;
  • microbial biodiversity and biogeochemical processes in complex aquatic landscapes;
  • watershed influences on coastal ecosystems of large lakes;
  • algal toxins and water supply;
  • perfluorinated organic compounds; and
  • international programs investigating effects of climate, landscape, and cultural diversity on the coupling of human and ecological systems.

 

 

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