January 2015

Presentations & Publications

AWRI staff are in bold, graduate students are denoted with a *, and undergraduate students are denoted with **.


Jim McNair has an article accepted in Fundamental and Applied Limnology.  Bopi Biddanda is a co-author.
McNair, J.N., M.R. Sesselmann*, L.C. Gereaux *, A.D. Weinke**, S.T. Kendall, and B.A. Biddanda. In Press. Alternative approaches for estimating components of lake metabolism using the free-water dissolved-oxygen (FWDO) method. Fundamental and Applied Limnology.

Carl Ruetz has an article accepted in North American Journal of Fisheries Management.  Jim McNair is a co-author.
Ruetz, C.R., III, B.S. Harris*, J.N. McNair, and J.J. Homola*.  In Press.  Removal and mark-recapture methods for estimating abundance: empirical and simulation results for mottled sculpin in streams.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management.

Al Steinman has an article accepted in Lake and Reservoir Management.  Mary Ogdahl is a co-author.
Steinman, A.D. and M.E. Ogdahl. TMDL reevaluation:  reconciling phosphorus load reductions in a eutrophic lake. In Press. Lake and Reservoir Management.

Nadia Gillett, a former postdoc in Al Steinman’s lab, has an article accepted in Journal of Limnology. Al Steinman and Mark Luttenton are co-authors.
Gillett, N.D.*, M.R. Luttenton, and A D. Steinman. In Press. Spatial and temporal dynamics of phytoplankton communities in a Great Lake’s drowned river-mouth lake (Mona Lake, USA). Journal of Limnology.

Liqiang Xi, a former postdoc at AWRI, has an article accepted in Toxicology.  Al Steinman is a co-author.
Zhao, Y., Xue, Q., Su, X., Xie, L.*, Yan, Y. and A.D. Steinman. 2015. Microcystin-LR induced thyroid dysfunction and metabolic disorders in mice. Toxicology 328: 135-141. doi:10.1016/j.tox.2014.12.007

(Presenter listed first)

AWRI was represented at the Annual Meeting of the Michigan Chapter of the American Fisheries Society held in Bay City, MI from January 19 – 21.  Carl Ruetz, Greg Chorak, Travis Ellens, Brandon Harris, Samantha Morsches, and Andrya Whitten attended this event.
Harris, B.S.*, C.R. Ruetz III, K.M. Smith, and A.C. Wieten*.  Oral.  Seasonal movement patterns and habitat use of adult lake sturgeon in the Muskegon River, Michigan, USA.
Whitten, A.L. and C.R. Ruetz III.  Poster.  Littoral fish assemblages in two Lake Michigan drowned river mouths.
Ellens, T.J.* and C.R. Ruetz III.  Poster.  Temporal patterns of littoral fish populations in a Lake Michigan drowned river mouth.
Morsches, S.M.P.**, D.J. Janetski, and C.R. Ruetz III.  Poster.  Spatial patterns of fish assemblages in Lake Michigan drowned river mouths.
Chorak, G.M., C.R. Ruetz III, R.A. Thum, J.Wesolek*, and J. Dumke.  Poster.  Identification of brown and black bullheads: evaluating DNA barcoding.

Bopi Biddanda, John Koches, Rick Rediske, and Janet Vail hosted two rooms as they presented an AWRI component titled “Light and the Water World” on the occasion of the “UNESCO International Year of the Light” as part of the Super Science Saturday event on the Allendale campus on January 24.

Al Steinman presented to the Muskegon County Environmental Coordinating Council on the blue economy on December 9.