McMaster site for Great Lakes research online
Anyone interested in Great Lakes wetland research has gotta check out http://greatlakeswetlands.ca/
This is where the Coastal Wetland Research Group at McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario) share research on the ecological functions of the Laurentian Great Lakes' coastal wetlands. You can find a variety of publications here - not just McMaster research.
Our own Mary Muter, Chair of Sierra Club's Great Lakes Section has a piece posted there - tho a couple years old it is still relevant. Down the Drain: Georgian Baykeeper battles to save the Middle Lakes