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February 2017

Grants & Contracts

Bopi Biddanda received a $25,000 Graduate Fellowship through University of Michigan-Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research for the 2017-18 year to support his graduate student, Katie Knapp.  The title of the proposal is “Breath of an ecosystem: quantifying a lake’s variable carbon cycle in time and space”.

Carl Ruetz has a contract with the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians in the amount of $15,000 to study the use of remote site egg incubators in tributaries of the Manistee River.  This work will support the initiative to re-introduce Arctic grayling to the state.

Awards & Recognition

Emily Kindervater, graduate student working with Al Steinman, gave a presentation at the “3-Minute Thesis Competition” presentation event hosted by The Graduate School on February 22.  Emily tied for second place in the competition for her presentation titled: “Phosphorus Retention in West Michigan Two-stage Agricultural Ditches”.