Reports

Prescription for Great Lakes Ecosystem Protection and Restoration: Avoiding the Tipping Point of Irreversible Changes

December 2005

More than 250 scientists from around the region endorse this prescription paper, which describes how the cumulative threats to the Great Lakes are weakening the immune system of the lakes—making it harder for the ecosystem to respond to new threats such as pollution and invasive species. The prescription paper argues for a comprehensive effort to restore the resiliency of the lakes.