Keynote Speaker: Jeff Gray

Since 2002, Jeff has served as the superintendent of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena, Michigan. Thunder Bay is the only national marine sanctuary on the Great Lakes. The sanctuary protects the Great Lakes and their rich maritime history through research, education and resource protection, so this […]

Arunas Liskauskas

Arunas Liskauskas is a management biologist with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Upper Great Lakes Management Unit, Lake Huron Office. He has been with the unit since 1993 and has worked on various projects directed at walleye rehabilitation, esocid spawning, nearshore fish community status as well as assisting in the development of Lake Huron […]

Geoff Peach

A life-long cottager on Lake Huron, Geoff has always had a love for beaches and a fascination with how they change from year to year. This personal association with Lake Huron evolved into a 26+ year professional career in coastal management. He started his career during the 1985-86 record high lake levels working in shoreline […]

Dr. Scott Parker

Dr. Scott Parker is an ecologist at Fathom Five National Marine Park and Bruce Peninsula National Park. He has worked for Parks Canada for over two decades and has conducted research from the mountaintops of Gwaii Haanas to the lakebeds of Fathom Five. His particular area of interest is freshwater ecosystems. He is also an […]

Daryl Cowell

Daryl was born in Hamilton, Ontario where he attended McMaster University in the geology and physical geography program. He specialized in karst geomorphology – the study of the formation of caves and associated landforms. Daryl began to study the geology and karst of the Niagara Escarpment and the Bruce Peninsula through his undergraduate and Masters’ […]

Mike Shantz

Mike Shantz joined the Boundary Waters Issues Unit of Environment Canada in 2004 and has spent the majority of his time supporting studies related to Great Lakes water level management and vulnerability assessments of coastal resources. He was involved with the IJC’s International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River water regulation study with his main focus related […]

David Bywater

David Bywater is an Environmental Scientist with the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve. Based in Parry Sound, David leads on conservation and species at risk programs. Prior to joining the GBBR team, David worked as an environmental consultant performing environmental impact assessments in the Arabian Peninsula. 2013 Changing Lakes Forum Topic State of the Bay – […]

Dr. Patrick Lawrence

Dr Patrick Lawrence is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toledo. He received his PhD from the University of Waterloo in 1996 and his research interests include environmental planning, water resources, parks and protected areas, and the Great Lakes. His first research experience was field work […]

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