April 2016

AWRI In the News

“Research may influence regulations of yellow perch in Michigan waters”
Grand Valley Magazine, Winter 2016, page 30
Carl Ruetz was quoted in an article about yellow perch research.

“Presidential Ponderings”
Michigan Chapter North American Lake Management Society, Spring 2016
Emily Kindervater received funding from McNALMS to support her thesis work.

WZZM 13 News, April 7, 2016
AWRI was inducted into the Environmental Hall of Fame on April 7.

“Inductions today for state’s Environmental Hall of Fame 2016”
Muskegon Chronicle, April 7, 2016
AWRI will be inducted into the Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame on April 7 at an event at DeVos Center.

“Waukesha’s request and Great Lakes Compact policy”
WGVU, April 12, 2016
Al Steinman was interviewed regarding water withdrawal from the Great Lakes.

“AuSable River takes center stage on fish farming”
WZZM 13 News, April 14, 2016
Mark Luttenton was interviewed regarding a fish farm and possible impacts to the AuSable fishery.

“Let’s get outdoors, Northern Michigan: almost trout time”
Patrick W. C. Bevier (freelance outdoor writer), outdoor.edu@gmail.com, or Patrick Bevier on Facebook, April 21, 2016
The brown trout telemetry project recently completed by GVSU biologists and graduate students was mentioned in this article.

LMC Events

April 8
Seminar Speaker: Dr. Eric Anderson, Physical Scientist-Oceanographer at NOAA GLERL (Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory), presented: "Developing the Next-Generation Great Lakes Hydrodynamic Models for Extreme Storm Prediction and Ecological Forecasting" 

April 12
The Oakridge School District (Muskegon County) Girl Scouts Troop visited the Annis Educational Foundation Classroom for hands-on activities.

April 14
Students from Pennsylvania Elementary (Muskegon County) visited the Annis Educational Foundation Classroom for hands-on activities.

April 15
Special Seminar Speaker: Dr. Judith Klatt, Geomicrobiology Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Michigan Earth & Environmental Sciences, presented: "Photosynthesis and sulfur oxidation in microbial mats: role of versatile cyanobacteria in ancient ocean analogues”

April 22
AWRI held its annual “Multi-Cultural Potluck” at the LMC.

April 22
Special Seminar Speaker: Dr. Charles Madenjian, Research Fishery Biologist at the USGS Great Lakes Science Center, presented: “Sex and contaminants in fish: “hot spots”, big testes, and high-activity males”   

April 25 & 26
Students from Ada Vista Elementary (Kent County) visited the Annis Educational Foundation Classroom for hands-on activities.

April 27
Delilah Clement, graduate student working with Al Steinman, successfully defended her master’s thesis at the LMC with a presentation titled:  “Does Phosphorus from Agricultural Tile Drains Fuel Algal Blooms?”

April 29
Special Seminar Speaker: Noah Hall J.D., Associate Professor of Law at Wayne State University Law School, and Founder and Scholarship Director of the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center, presented:  “The Law of the Great Lakes”

April 30
A taping of the Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support (MEECS) Air Quality Unit took place in the Annis Educational Foundation Classroom.  Former intern, Rachel Kent taught lessons to some of her students, and Amanda Syers, former AWRI education assistant, helped to produce the video.  Janet Vail is the author of the unit and an advisor for the project, which is funded by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.