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June 2016

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 was a co-author of an article accepted for publication to Aquatic Microbial Ecology.  Lead author, Angela Defore, was a former graduate student working with Bopi.
Defore, A.L.**, A.D. Weinke**, M.M. Lindback and B.A. Biddanda.  In Press.  Year-round measures of planktonic metabolism reveal net autotrophy in surface waters of a Great Lakes estuary.  Aquatic Microbial Ecology.

Mark Luttenton was a co-author of a publication accepted to Michigan Botanist:
Zuiderveen, G.H., T. Evans, T. Schmidt and M. Luttenton.  Geographic distribution of native and invasive haplotypes of Phragmites australis along Michigan’s west coast.  Michigan Botanist.

Syndell Parks, graduate student who worked with Jim McNair, had a manuscript accepted to the journal Lake & Reservoir Management.  Ryan Thum and Jim McNair are co-authors.
Parks, S.R.**, J.N. McNair, P. Hausler, P. Tyning, and R.A. Thum.  In Press.  Divergent responses of cryptic invasive watermilfoil to treatment with auxinic herbicides in a large Michigan lake. Lake and Reservoir Management.

Al Steinman is a co-author of a manuscript accepted to Environmental Science and Pollution Research:
Qin, L., Q. Zeng, W. Zhang, L. Xuyong, A.D. Steinman, and X. Du.  In Press.  Estimating internal P loading in a deep water reservoir of northern China using three different methods.  Environmental Sciences and Pollution Research.  DOI 10.1007/s11356-016-7035-0

Kevin Strychar is a co-author of a chapter in a book recently published:
Sammarco P.W. and K.B. Strychar.  2016.  Ecological and evolutionary considerations regarding corals in a rapidly changing environment.  In: S. Goffredo, Z. Dubinsky (eds.), The Cnidaria, Past, Present and Future, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-31305-4_34

Kevin Strychar has a manuscript accepted for publication in Invasive Coral Species:
Sammarco, P.W., D.A. Brazeau, M. McKoin, and K.B. Strychar.  2016.  Genetic structure of populations of Tubastraea micranthus – a new invasive coral in the western Atlantic: Evidence of multiple invasions?  Management of Biological Invasions.  Manuscript ID MBI16-001


(Presenter listed first)

AWRI was represented at the 59th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research held at the University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada from June 6–10.  AWRI students and staff in attendance were Nick Gezon, Kevin Strychar, and Tony Weinke.
IAGLR activities included:
Kevin Strychar organized and chaired a session titled “Disease and Pathogens of the Great Lakes and Inland Waters”.
IAGLR presentations included:
Gezon, N.**, Strychar, K.B., and Hewson, I.H.  Oral.  Understanding viral pathogens and their role in Diporeia decline in Lake Michigan.
Strychar, K. and M. Luttenton (presenter).  Oral.  Early detection of cercarial dermatitis (swimmer’s itch) and its relationship to nutrients.
Weinke, A.**, D. Koopmans***, S. Kendall and B. Biddanda.  Oral.  Time–series buoy observatory allows monitoring of difficult to track unforeseen episodic lake phenomena. 

Mark Luttenton gave a presentation titled “The Grayling Hatchery Controversy” to The Fishing Club, Wa Wa Sum Biological Field Station in Grayling, MI on May 7.

Rick Rediske gave a presentation and tour to a GVSU class, ENS 201, here at AWRI on June 7.

Rick Rediske gave a presentation on Watershed Management Planning at the Hamlin Lake Association annual meeting on June 24.

Rick Rediske gave a presentation on the Flint Water Crisis to the Scientech Club in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 27.

Al Steinman gave a presentation on final findings from the Silver Lake hydrologic and nutrient study to the public on June 11.

Al Steinman was co-host and attended an eco-summit on ecosystem services in the Great Lakes at CILER in Ann Arbor from June 22–24.

Janet Vail facilitated a MEECS Climate Change workshop on June 20 for the Global Change Teacher Institute at Michigan Tech.

Janet Vail coordinated “MEECS Week” at the Kent Intermediate School District.  There was a MEECS workshop on Air Quality on June 21, Climate Change on June 22, and Water Quality on June 23.  Janet co-taught the Air Quality Unit.

Janet Vail presented a Project WET water festival training and a tour of AWRI to K-12 agriculture teachers after they returned from a demonstration cruise on the W.G. Jackson on June 22.