November 2014

AWRI in the News

“In the weeds: Researchers tackle water plant problems with DHA”
GV Magazine, November 2014
AWRI and graduate student Syndell Parks were featured in an article about DNA testing of aquatic plants.

“Contractor group names Excellence in Construction award winners”
MIBiz, November 7, 2014
Contractor Erhardt Construction Company of Ada, received an Excellence in Construction award from the Associated Builders and Contractors - Western Michigan Chapter for the construction of the new AWRI Field Station.

“West Michigan poised to make splash in ‘blue economy’”
Holland Sentinel, November 8, 2014
AWRI is a partner in the Blue Economy development.

“Drones could help assess, improve West Michigan water quality, expert says”
MLive, November 10, 2014
John Koches was interviewed concerning the use of drones in improving water quality.

Lake Michigan Center Events

Nov 7
A reception was held at the LMC prior to the 5 p.m. sneak preview of the (made in Muskegon) movie “Pilot Error” at the Harbor Cinema. This feature drama was largely shot in the Muskegon/White Lake community.  Key locations include Muskegon Community College, AWRI, the Muskegon County Airport, the Shoreline Inn, Harbor Towne, and the Lake Michigan waterfront.

Nov 12
Brandon Harris, graduate student working with Carl Ruetz, successfully defended his master’s thesis at the LMC with a presentation titled: “Population status and movements of lake sturgeon in the Muskegon River system, Michigan”

Nov 13
A NOAA Habitat Blueprint Project workshop titled “Muskegon Research and Restoration Connectivity” was held at the LMC.

Nov 14
Series Seminar: Dr. Alisha Davidson, CILER postdoc fellow at Wayne State University, presented: "Mapping cumulative risks to prioritize invasive species monitoring efforts"

Nov 17
Jesse Wesolek, graduate student working with Carl Ruetz, successfully defended her master’s thesis at the LMC with a presentation titled: “Genetic structure of yellow perch populations in coastal areas of eastern Lake Michigan”

Nov 24
Michael Snider, graduate student working with Bopi Biddanda, successfully defended his master’s thesis at the LMC with a presentation titled: “Photophysiological studies of cyanobacterial mats in submerged sinkholes of Lake Huron”