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August 2017

Presentations & Publications

AWRI staff are in bold, undergraduate students are denoted with a single asterisk*, graduate students are denoted with two asterisks**, and post-docs are denoted with three asterisks***.


Bopi Biddanda is a co-author of an article in press at Journal of Great Lakes Research:
Cotner, J., A. Weinke**, and B. Biddanda.  In Press.  Great Lakes:  Science can keep them great.  Journal of Great Lakes Research.

Al Steinman has 4 new articles in press with the journals Environmental Pollution, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, Chemosphere, and Harmful Algae. All include former postdoctoral fellow Liqiang Xie as a co-author and three include current visiting Ph.D. student Xiaomei Su as a co-author.
Cao, Q., A.D. Steinman, X. Su., and L. Xie. 2017. Effects of microcystins contamination on soil enzyme activities and microbial community in two typical lakeside soils. Environmental Pollution 231: 134-142.
Cao, Q., A.D. Steinman, L. Yao, and L. Xie. 2017. Increment of root membrane permeability caused by microcystins result in more elements uptake in rice (Oryza sativa). Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 145: 431-435.
Su, X., A.D. Steinman, Q. Xue, Y. Zhao, L. Xie, and X. Tang. 2017. Temporal patterns of phyto- and bacterioplankton and their relationships with environmental factors in Lake Taihu, China. Chemosphere 184: 299-308.
Su, X., Xie, L., A.D. Steinman, Q. Xue, X. Tang, and Y. Zhao. In Press. Response of bacterial communities to cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms in Lake Taihu, China. Harmful Algae.


(Presenter listed first)

AWRI was represented at the Ecological Society of America (ESA) held in Portland, Oregon from August 6 – 11.  Greg Chorak, Hailee Pavisich, Charlyn Partridge, and Emma Rice were in attendance.  AWRI presentations included:
Chorak, G.M.**, C.R. Ruetz III, R.A. Thum, C.G. Partridge, D.J. Janetski, and D. Clapp.  Oral.  Habitat heterogeneity shapes population genetic structure of yellow perch (Perca flavescens) in eastern Lake Michigan.
Pavisich, H.B.**, S.R. Parks**, and C.G. Partridge.  Poster.  Population genetic diversity of invasive baby’s breath (Gypsophila paniculata) in a northwest Michigan dune system.
Rice, E.** and J. McNair.  Poster.  Phenology of seed maturation in invasive baby’s breath (Gypsophila paniculata) and its importance for restoring coastal sand dune communities in Michigan.

Bopi Biddanda and Rick Rediske co-taught a Plankton Algae Workshop for the American Water Works Association (AWWA) from August 1 – 3 at the Lake Michigan Center.  Janet Vail coordinated this event.  Charlyn Partridge and graduate student Katie Knapp were guest presenters at the workshop.
Biddanda, B. and K. Knapp**.  A working system of in situ environmental sensors monitor changes in weather and water quality. 

Al Steinman gave a presentation on restoration of west Michigan systems for the Hope Association of Senior Professionals (HASP) in Holland on August 3.