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February 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***.

Publications

Bopi Biddanda is a co-author of an article accepted to Frontiers:
Sharrar, A., B. Flood, J. Bailey, D. Jones, B. Biddanda, S. Ruberg, D. Marcus, and G. Dick. In Press. Novel large sulfur bacteria in the metagenomes of groundwater-fed chemosynthetic microbial mats in the Lake Huron basin. Frontiers Extreme Environments.

Delilah Clement, graduate student who worked with Al Steinman, has an article based on her thesis work, published in the Journal of Great Lakes Research:
Clement, D.R.** and A.D. Steinman. 2017. Phosphorus loading and ecological impacts from agricultural tile drains in a west Michigan watershed. Journal of Great Lakes Research 43: 50-58. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jglr.2016.10.016

Carl Ruetz and Al Steinman are both co-authors of chapters in the new edition of Methods in Stream Ecology, that is now in publication.
Moerke, A.H., C.R. Ruetz, III, T.N. Simon, and C.M. Pringle. 2017. Macroconsumer-Resource Interactions. Pages 399-412. In: Methods in Stream Ecology. Vol 1 (3rd Ed.) R. Hauer and G. Lamberti (editors). Academic Press.
Steinman, A.D., G.A. Lamberti, P. Leavitt, and D.G. Uzarski. 2017. Biomass and pigments of benthic algae. Pages 223-241. In: Methods in Stream Ecology. Vol 1 (3rd Ed.) R. Hauer and G. Lamberti (editors). Academic Press.

Al Steinman is the lead author of a manuscript, with 26 co-authors, accepted to Journal of Great Lakes Research:
Steinman, A.D., Cardinale, B.J., Munns, W.R., Ogdahl, M.E. et al. 2017. Ecosystem services in the Great Lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research. DOI 10.1016/j.jglr.2017.02.004

Kevin Strychar is a co-author, with two of his former PhD students, of a manuscript accepted to PLoS ONE:
Salas, B.H.***, J.A Haslun***, K.B. Strychar, P.H. Ostrom, J.M. Cervino. 2017. Site-specific variation in gene expression from Symbiodinium spp. associated with offshore and inshore Porites astreoides in the Lower Florida Keys is lost with bleaching and disease stress. PLoS ONE, PONE-D-16-28059

Presentations

(Presenter listed first)

AWRI was represented at the Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference held in Lincoln, Nebraska from February 5 – 8.  Nathaniel Akey and Justin Wegner, both graduate students working with Mark Luttenton, attended and presented at the conference:
Akey, N.** and M. Luttenton. Poster. Initial assessment of rate of cercariae infections in host snail populations.
Wegner, J.** and M. Luttenton. Oral. Introduction of New Zealand mudsnails into the Upper Midwest; range expansion and aquatic threat.

Al Steinman gave a public presentation about groundwater in Montague on February 20.

Al Steinman presented to the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development on the Integrated Watershed Commission project in Lansing on February 22.

Janet Vail held a Project WET training at AWRI on February 17.  Educators from Detroit, Lake City, and Sault St. Marie were in attendance.