“Freshwater Ecology in the Great Lakes and Guatemala: Promoting Sustainability in an Era of Global Change”
Oakland University and the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala will work to create programs that allow students to pursue research in freshwater ecology and the effect of human activity on the health of ecosystems in Guatemala and the United States. Students from both institutions will perform fieldwork, directed research, learn about the role of freshwater resources in the environment, and gain understanding of the many environmental threats these habitats face. Students will also collaborate with indigenous individuals and communities to learn about their approaches to addressing climate change. The program aims to contribute to the development of public education and scientific networks in the two countries.