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April 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***.


Jim McNair was a co-author of a manuscript accepted to Journal of Aquatic Plant Management:
Thum, R.A., S.R. Parks**, J.N. McNair, P. Tyning, P. Hausler, L. Chadderton, A. Tucker, and A. Monfils. In Press. Survival and vegetative regrowth of Eurasian and hybrid watermilfoil following operational treatment with auxinic herbicides in Gun Lake, Michigan, USA. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management.

Michael Snider, former graduate student who worked with Bopi Biddanda, had an article accepted to Aquatic Microbial Ecology:
Snider, M. J.**, B.A. Biddanda, M. Lindback*, S. Grim, and G. Digck. 2017. Versatile photophysiology of compositionally similar cyanobacterial communities inhabiting submerged sinkholes of Lake Huron. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 79: 63-78.

Al Steinman is a co-author of a manuscript accepted to Limnology & Oceanography:
Sterner, R.W, P. Ostrom, N.E. Ostrom, J.V. Klump, A.D. Steinman, E.A. Dreelin, M.J. Vander Zanden, and A. Fisk. In Press. Grand challenges for research in the Laurentian Great Lakes. Limnology & Oceanography.


(Presenter listed first)

AWRI was represented at the annual Student Scholarship Day held on the GVSU Allendale campus on April 12.
O’Brien, Z.* and B. Biddanda.  Poster.  Exploring the changing thermal structure and primary production of a Great Lakes estuary.
Pavisich, H.**  Poster.  Development and characterization of microsatellite markers for invasive Baby’s Breath Gypsophila paniculata.
Rice, E.**  Poster.  Phenology of seed maturation in invasive Baby’s Breath (Gypsophila paniculata) and its importance for restoring coastal sand dune communities in Michigan.
Weirowski, S. and C. Hren.  Poster.  A Statistical consulting experience: Analysis of Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan water conditions. (Janet Vail was a mentor on this research vessel W. G. Jackson data.)

Emily Kindervater gave a poster presentation at the GVSU Graduate Showcase in Grand Rapids on April 18.

Mark Luttenton gave a presentation about global water issues at an Earth Day event in Ludington on April 22.

Rick Rediske presented a class on Solid Waste Management for the National Garden Club’s “Living Earth Environmental Studies School” in Holland on April 17.

Al Steinman gave a presentation to the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at a meeting in Grand Rapids on April 1.

Al Steinman gave a presentation on Muskegon Lake monitoring at the Lakeshore Museum Center on April 25.

Al Steinman presented at a Project Clarity update meeting in Holland on April 26.

Al Steinman gave an invited presentation titled “Lake and wetland restoration: a tale of three systems” at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center at the University of Illinois on April 27.

Janet Vail presented a Population Education session at the Michigan Social Studies conference in Grand Rapids on April 29.