Water Research Wednesday: Dr. Russell Cuhel

Dr. Russell Cuhel is a Senior Scientist for the Center for the Great Lakes Studies at UW-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences. This video is centered on Dr. Cuhel’s study of invasive species and their effect on the phytoplankton population in Lake Michigan. It is important to understand the impact that non-native species like the quagga mussel have on the plankton availability to native fish species since phytoplankton are the base unit of the lake’s food web. His work illustrates the current conditions of the Lake Michigan ecosystem and provides baseline data for future comparisons.

– James Starzec

About The Water Council

The Water Council, the only organization of its kind in the United States, was established in 2009 by Milwaukee-area businesses, education and government leaders. With more than 150 water technology companies in the Milwaukee area, the region’s water industry is a $10.5 billion dollar market and accounts for four percent of the world’s total water business. The non-profit organization is linking together global water technology companies, innovative water entrepreneurs, acclaimed academic research programs and, most importantly, some of the nation’s brightest and most energetic professionals. The Water Council is capturing the attention of the world and transforming the Milwaukee region into a World Water Hub for freshwater research, economic development and education. The Water Council is located in the Global Water Center at 247 W. Freshwater Way, Suite 500, Milwaukee, WI 53204.
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