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July 2017

LMC Activities

Paula Capizzi and Diane Veneklasen hosted an AWRI display and hands-on activities at the Lake Macatawa Water Festival in Holland on July 15.

Greg Chorak, graduate student working with Carl Ruetz, successfully defended his master’s thesis on July 6.  The title of his presentation was: “Yellow perch genetic stock structure in eastern Lake Michigan: What is the importance of drowned river mouth lakes?”

Suse LaGory, graduate student working with Carl Ruetz, successfully defended her master’s thesis on July 7.  The title of her presentation was: “Seasonal ecology of mottled sculpin and brown trout in a coldwater Michigan stream”

Amanda Potter, graduate student working with Rick Rediske, successfully defended her master’s thesis on July 17.  The title of her presentation was: “Polychlorinated biphenyl concentrations in fish from Lake Michigan tributaries and a preliminary risk assessment concerning their consumption by sport and tribal fishermen”

Rick Rediske attended the Ph.D. defense for Brandon Gerig at the University of Notre Dame on July 7.  Brandon successfully defended; Rick was on his committee.

Carl Ruetz was a special guest of Vic McCarty on The Ron Jolly Show (WTCM NewsTalk 580) on July 26.  Carl called in to the radio show to discuss the threat posed by Asian carp to the Great Lakes and take caller questions.

Rajesh Sigdel, graduate student working with Rick Rediske, successfully defended his master’s thesis on July 5.  The title of his presentation was: “Assessment of environmental stressors in the Indian Mill Creek Watershed”

Al Steinman hosted members of the conservation, education, and administrative teams from Shedd Aquarium for a science cruise on the research vessel D. J. Angus on July 10.  The group is investigating the possibility of acquiring their own vessel to be docked in Chicago and run science cruises.

Al Steinman and Bopi Biddanda hosted representatives from NOAA on July 14.  The hydrodynamic model of Muskegon Lake that post-doc Qianqian Liu is working on was presented.