November 2014

Presentations & Publications

AWRI staff are in bold, graduate students are denoted with a *, and undergraduate students are denoted with **.


Mary Ogdahl and co-author Al Steinman have an article in press in the journal Aquatic Botany that is now available online:
Ogdahl, M.E. and A.D. Steinman.  2014.  Factors influencing macrophyte growth and recovery following shoreline restoration activity.  Aquatic Botany 120: 363-370.

Anthony Weinke, graduate student working with Bopi Biddanda, has an article in the current issue of Journal of Plankton Research.
Weinke, A.D.*, S.T. Kendall, D.J. Kroll, E.A. Strickler**, M.E. Weinert**, T.M. Holcomb**, A.A. Defore*, D.K. Dila*, M.J. Snider*, L.C. Gereaux*, and B.A. Biddanda.  2014.  Systematically variable planktonic carbon metabolism along a land-to-lake gradient in a Great Lakes coastal zone.  J. Plankton Res.  36: 1528–1542.

Briana Hauff and Joshua Haslun, graduate students working with Kevin Strychar, have an article in the current issue of Diseases of Aquatic Organisms.
Hauff B.A. *, Haslun J.A. *, Cervino J.M., Krucher N., Wier A.M., Minnix A.L., Hughen K., Strychar K.B. 2014. Genetically divergent Symbiodinium sp. display distinct responses to pathogenic Vibrio and thermal stress.  Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 112:149-159. doi: 10.3354/dao02802

(Presenter listed first)

Bopi Biddanda gave a presentation titled “Dynamic planet: oceanography” at the West Michigan Science Olympiad Coaches Clinic organized by the Michigan Science Olympiad Board held at Grand Haven High School on November 8.

John Koches gave a presentation titled “Drones and water quality” at the ninth annual Ottawa County Water Quality Forum held at the Ottawa County Administrative Complex in West Olive, MI on November 7.

Mark Luttenton gave two guest lectures for Gary Greer’s BIO 105 classes in November.

Syndell Parks presented at the North American Lake Management Society meeting in Tampa, Florida which was held from November 12 – 14.
Parks, Syndell*.  Oral.  The potential benefits of incorporating genetic methods into aquatic vegetation mapping.

Rick Rediske gave a guest lecture titled “Toxins of harmful algal blooms” in Bopi Biddanda’s BIO 380, Marine Biology class on November 6.

Rick Rediske attended and presented at the 142nd annual American Public Health Association Meeting and Expo held in New Orleans from November 15 – 19.
Rediske, R.R.  Oral.  A Survey of household water quality in rural Haiti.

Al Steinman was a guest lecturer for Mark Luttenton’s BIO 610 course on November 10.

Janet Vail and Karen Meyers presented a session on GLOBE on November 8 at the Place-Based Education Conference in Grand Rapids.

Janet Vail and Amy Haack from the West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission presented a session on Air Quality at the Fall Science Update on November 19.