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Learning from the River

Posted on January 31st, 2011

IIHR offers a popular Water-Quality Class based at LACMRERS, the university’s field station on the Mississippi River. In June 2010, students enjoyed a beautiful early summer day on the river. Click on any image to see a gallery.

LACMRERS Coursework

Posted on January 18th, 2011

Learning from the River Fishing with electricity can earn you a hefty fine in Iowa, but it’s a valuable tool when used by scientists and fishery management teams to gauge the health of a stream. Students in the University of Iowa Water Quality class recently offered by IIHR got the chance to try electrofishing for […]

History of LACMRERS

Posted on January 7th, 2011

LACMRERS was a dream of its founding director, Tatsuaki Nakato, and IIHR’s former director, V.C. Patel. They obtained a generous grant of $1.2 million from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, which represented the bulk of the building costs. LACMRERS opened in 2002. In 2008, a second major contribution from the Carver Trust brought its […]

LACMRERS Research

Posted on January 7th, 2011

LACMRERS was designed and equipped to support research and education relating to the Mississippi River, encouraging students and faculty to study the diverse, interacting facets of river science and aquatic ecology. Cutting-edge river research from a variety of academic disciplines is thriving at LACMRERS today, and continues to expand and diversify. Learn more about research […]

Visiting Scholar Peifang Wang digs for mussels in the Mississippi River.

Why the Mississippi?

Posted on June 2nd, 2010

Wildlife, Culture, and Commerce The Mississippi River is one of the defining physical features of North America. This 2,350-mile-long “Father of Waters” drains more than 1.2 million square miles and provides a home to more than 400 wildlife species. Even while shaping the evolution of America’s history, culture, and economy, this nationally significant transportation artery […]

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