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October 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, Scott Kendall, and graduate student Anthony Weinke were co-authors of a “Postcard from the Field” entry onto the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Tumblr.

Briana Hauff, PhD student who worked with Kevin Strychar, has an article accepted to PLOS One:
Hauff-Salas B.***, J.A. Haslun***, K.B. Strychar, P. Ostrom, and J.M. Cervino. In Press. Site-specific variation in gene expression from Symbiodinium spp. associated with offshore and inshore Porites asteroids in the Lower Florida Keys. PLOS One. PONE-D-16-28059

Carl Ruetz and Al Steinman are co-authors on a manuscript accepted to the journal Wetlands:
Uzarski, D.G., V.J. Brady, M.J. Cooper, D.A. Wilcox, D.A. Albert, R. Axler, P. Bostwick, T.N. Brown, J.J.H. Ciborowski, N.P. Danz, J. Gathman, T. Gehring, G. Grabas, A. Garwood, R. Howe, L.B. Johnson, G.A. Lamberti, A. Moerke, B. Murry, G. Niemi, C.J. Norment, C.R. Ruetz III, A.D. Steinman, D. Tozer, R. Wheeler, T.K. O'Donnell, and J.P. Schneider. In press. Standardized measures of coastal wetland condition: implementation at the Laurentian Great Lakes basin-wide scale. Wetlands doi:10.1007/s13157-016-0835-7.

Delilah Clement, former graduate student who worked with Al Steinman, has an article accepted to Journal of Great Lakes Research:
Clement, D.R.** and A.D. Steinman. In Press. Nonpoint phosphorus loading from agricultural tile drains in a West Michigan Watershed. Journal of Great Lakes Research


(Presenter listed first)

AWRI was represented at the Michigan Space Grant Consortium Fall Conference, held at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor on October 8.  Bopi Biddanda was an invited speaker at the conference.  Students Nick Gezon, Emily Kindervater, and Gabrielle Thelen also attended and presented.
Biddanda, B. Invited Seminar. Time & Space-traveling with microbial ecosystems of Lake Huron’s sinkholes.
Gezon, N.**, M. Santana, I. Hewson, and K. Strychar. Poster. Exploring the presence of Diporeia-associated circoviruses (LM29173) in Quagga Mussels and sediments of Lake Michigan.
Kindervater, E.** and A. Steinman. Oral. Phosphorus retention in West Michigan two-stage agricultural ditches.
Thelen, G.* and J. Koches. Poster. Coupling UAV to wirelessly tethered ASV for more robust and comprehensive habitat assessment and water quality analysis.                                                      

Mark Luttenton was a guest lecturer for Al Steinman’s BIO 651 course on October 11; the topic was the Grayling fish farm.

Mark Luttenton presented on the New Zealand mudsnail at the Freshwater Summit in Traverse City on Oct 28.

Brian Scull and Rick Rediske attended the 2016 Lake Michigan Beach Conference in Marquette, Michigan from October 5 – 7. Brian was part of a panel discussion with the EPA on implementing the qPCR E. coli method. Both also presented at the conference:
Scull, B. Oral. Lessons learned in the implementation of qPCR methods in a water quality lab.
Rediske, R., B. Scull, T. Harris**, D. McWilliams, and V. Martin* (NSF-REU student). Oral. Results of the 2015 Muskegon Beach Monitoring Program: Comparison of Colilert and qPCR Methods.

Rick Rediske was guest lecturer in Janet Vail’s Environmental Studies 201 class on October 20.  He spoke about water quality in developing countries.

Carl Ruetz was a guest lecturer on the topic “my professional journey” to Paul Keelance’s NRM 150 class on Oct. 18.

Al Steinman was a guest lecturer for Rick Rediske’s NRM 452 class on October 7.

Al Steinman presented to the Charlevoix Garden Club and Lake Association on Great Lakes issues on October 11.

Al Steinman presented to the Grosse Pointe Garden Club on October 20.

Janet Vail presented two programs for 2nd grade students at the Lakeshore Museum Center on October 18.