February 2015

Presentations & Publications

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


Bopi Biddanda is a co-author of an article in press in Environmental Microbiology:
Voorhies, A.A., S.D.Eisenlord, D.M.Marcus, M.B. Duhaime, B.A. Biddanda, J.D. Cavalcoli, and G.J. Dick.
In Press.  Ecological and genetic interactions between cyanobacteria and viruses in a low- O2  mat community inferred through metagenomics and metatranscriptomics.  Environmental Microbiology.

Al Steinman has a manuscript in press to Lake & Reservoir Management about the Bear Lake TMDL.  Mary Ogdahl is a co-author.
Steinman, A.D. and M.E. Ogdahl.
In Press.  TMDL reevaluation: reconciling phosphorus load reductions in a eutrophic lake.  Lake and Reservoir Management.

(Presenter listed first)

AWRI was represented at the Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference held in Indianapolis, IN from February 8 – 11.  Mark Luttenton, Carl Ruetz, and Travis Ellens (graduate student) were all in attendance, both Mark and Travis gave presentations:
Luttenton, M. and N. Albrecht*.  Poster.  Summer survival of age-0 Steelhead in the Muskegon River, MI.
Ellens, T.J.*, and C.R. Ruetz III.  Oral.  Temporal patterns of littoral fish populations in a Lake Michigan drowned river mouth. 

AWRI was represented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Aquatic Plant Management Society, held in Indianapolis, IN from February 22 – 25.  Graduate students Syndell Parks and Lindsey Schulte both attended and presented.
Parks, Syndell*, R. Thum, J. McNair, P. Hausler, Pam Tyning.  Oral.  Change in the relative distribution and abundance of pure versus hybrid watermilfoil during operational management on a large Michigan lake.
Lindsey-Ann Schulte* and R.A. Thum.  Oral.   A Case Study: Selection on Watermilfoil.

Kevin Strychar gave a presentation titled “Climate Change: Why it isn’t a myth perpetuated by bad science” at the CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium on February 19.

Janet Vail was a guest speaker for Environmental Studies 201 on February 26.

Janet Vail presented two sessions at the Michigan Science Teachers Association Conference held in Grand Rapids on February 27-28.  One session was on air quality, with Andrea Faber (who coordinates the Clean Air Action Program at Grand Valley Metro Council) as the co-presenter.  The other session was the MECCS Climate Change Unit training.