Research

Current and Past Research Conducted at Lakeside Lab

Iowa Lakeside Laboratory conducts a variety of aquatic and terrestrial based research in the Iowa Great Lakes

Little Millers Bay
Iowa Great Lakes Vegetation Mapping Survey

In conjunction with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Lakeside Lab faculty and students researchers used sonar techniques to map the aquatic vegetation along the margins of the Iowa Great Lakes.

Sampling for blue-green algae
Role of Micronutrients in Harmful Algal Blooms

Dr. Betsy Swanner, an assistant professor in the Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, is investigating how the micronutrient iron contributes to harmful algal blooms so that blooms can be better understood, monitored and perhaps prevented.