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November 2016

AWRI In the News

“Keiser distinguished lectureship in the Life Sciences features Dr. Alan Steinman”
The Northern Review online, October 30, 2016
Al Steinman was chosen as Keiser Distinguished Lecturer at Northern Ohio University this fall.  He gave a couple of presentations and interacted with students and faculty at several events held on campus as part of this lecture series.

“Community buy-in in West Michigan is improving water life”, November 2016
The article talks about two very different water projects – one to return the rapids to the Grand River, and one to reduce sediment, nutrient, and bacterial pollution in Lake Macatawa, Holland, Michigan.  AWRI has a part in this project.

“Microbial mats in Lake Huron sinkholes move for light, sequestering carbon”
Environmental Monitor, November 8, 2016
Bopi Biddanda is interviewed regarding his work with the Lake Huron sinkholes.

“Invasive mud snail went unnoticed in Michigan for at least 3 years”, November 20, 2016
Mark Luttenton is credited with discovering the mud snails while studying the impacts of the Grayling Fish Hatchery.

“Michigan ecologists scour rivers for invasive mud snails”
San Antonio Express – News, November 21, 2016
Mark Luttenton is interviewed regarding the New Zealand mud snail recently found in some Michigan cold water streams.
This same article was also published by:
Huron Daily Tribune
Times Union
Petoskey News – Review
The Grand Rapids Press/

LMC Events

Nov 11
Seminar Speaker: Dr. Natalie Griffiths, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory presented:  “Utilizing long-term ecosystem experiments to examine the effects of human activities on hydrology and biogeochemical cycling”

Nov 14
The Grand Haven Chamber of Commerce held a Lakeshore Youth Program event at the Lake Michigan Center.

Nov 17
The Muskegon Lake Watershed Partnership held a public meeting at the Lake Michigan Center.