Taylor West
Taylor West
Lab & Field Studies


As a GLEC Laboratory Technician since 2018, Taylor has supported several national programs, including EPA’s Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR), the National Science Foundation’s NEON project, and the EPA’s National Rivers and Streams Assessment (NRSA). U.S. EPA programs. Taylors’ duties have included shipping sampling kits to public water systems required to monitor for potential drinking water contaminants for UCMR and preparing field sample for taxonomic identification of algae for the NRSA. Prior to GLEC, Taylor worked as a Research Assistant for the Great Lakes Water Studies Institute and as a Ranger for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources as well as volunteering for the Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay. Taylor holds a B.S. in Freshwater Science and Sustainability from Western Michigan University.


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GLEC operates one of only a few U.S. laboratories accredited for whole sediment toxicity testing. GLEC also maintains NELAP accreditation for chlorophyll and nutrient chemistry testing.


GLEC's Columbus, OH laboratory is ADEQ accredited for Acute Toxicity and Chronic Toxicity testing.



Great Lakes Environmental Center

739 Hastings Street
Traverse City, MI   49686

Phone: (231) 941-2230
Fax: (231) 941-2240