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April 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 had an article published in the GVSU Regional Math & Science publication InterChange:
Biddanda, B.  2016.  The Anthropocene: defining a human-dominated earth.  InterChange, Connections to the STEM Classroom, Volume 23, Number 3.


(Presenter listed first)

Brittany Jacobs, 2015 summer intern with the Steinman Lab, presented her research at the annual Student Scholarship Day event in Allendale on April 13.

Brittany Jacobs also presented at the Association of American Geographers in San Francisco, California on March 30.  The title of her poster was “Using nutrient bioassays to assess the impact of land use practices on urbanized lakes:  Muskegon Lake Area of Concern”. Co-authors included Al Steinman, Mary Ogdahl, and Maggie Oudsema.

Rick Rediske gave a guest lecture about the Flint Water Crisis for Introduction to Regional & Urban Planning, GYP 209, on April 7.

Rajesh Sigdel, graduate student working with Rick Rediske, gave a presentation related to his graduate project on Indian Mill Creek water quality at the kickoff meeting for the Indian Mill Creek Stakeholders, held at West Catholic High School in Grand Rapids.  Rick also attended this meeting.

Al Steinman was a plenary speaker at the National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from April 17 – 21.

Kevin Strychar was a guest lecturer for “Big History” at the GVSU Honors College on March 29.  He spoke about GMOs and Climate Change.