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December 2017/January 2018

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 and several others from AWRI are co-authors on an article accepted to Journal of Great Lakes Research:
Biddanda, B.A., A.D. Weinke**, S.T. Kendall, L.C. Gereaux**, T.M. Holcomb*, M.J. Snider**, D.K. Dila**, S.A. Long*, C. VandenBerg*, K. Knapp**, D.J. Koopmans***, K. Thompson, J.H. Vail, M.E. Ogdahl, Q. Liu***, T.J. Johengen, E.J. Anderson, and S.A. Ruberg.  In Press.  Chronicles of hypoxia: Time-series buoy observations reveal annually recurring seasonal basin-wide hypoxia in Muskegon Lake – a Great Lakes estuary.  Journal of Great Lakes Research.

Charlyn Partridge is a co-author of a manuscript accepted for publication in General & Comparative Endocrinology.
Loggie J.W., S.R. Garner, C.G. Partridge, B. Dixon, R. Knapp, B.D. Neff.  In Press.  A test of the effect of androgens on immunity: no relationship between 11-ketotestosterone and immune performance in bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus). General and Comparative Endocrinology.

Rick Rediske is a co-author of a paper in press, available online in the Journal of Great Lakes Research.  His co-authors are from China; Liqiang Xie was a postdoctoral researcher at AWRI.
Xue, Q., R.R. Rediske, Z. Gong, X. Su, H. Xu, Y. Cai, Y. Zhao, L. Xie.  In Press.  Spatio-temporal variation of microcystins and its relationship to biotic and abiotic factors in Hongze Lake, China.  Journal of Great Lakes Research.

Al Steinman is a co-author on 3 new manuscripts in press: Xiaomei Su was a visiting Ph.D. student from China, working in Steinman’s lab in 2017.

Isely, P., Sterrett Isely, E., Hause, C., and A.D. Steinman. In Press. A socioeconomic analysis of habitat restoration in the Muskegon Lake Area of Concern. Journal of Great Lakes Research.

Su, X.**, Steinman, A.D., Xue, Q., Zhao, Y., and L. Xie. In Press. Evaluating the contamination of microcystins in Lake Taihu, China: The application of equivalent total MC-LR concentration. Ecological Indicators.

Salk, K.R., Steinman, A.D., and N.E. Ostrom. In Press. Wetland restoration and hydrological reconnection results in enhanced watershed nitrogen retention and removal. Wetlands.


(Presenter listed first)

Emily Kindervater, graduate student working with Al Steinman, and Maggie Oudsema presented at the Macatawa Watershed Annual Meeting on December 7th.  Emily presented on her thesis work and Maggie presented on the 2016 annual report for Project Clarity.

Carl Ruetz was an invited seminar speaker at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana on January 23rd.  His presentation was titled “Connectivity and movement of fishes inhabiting Lake Michigan drowned river mouths.”

Al Steinman presented at The Nature Conservancy Board of Directors meeting on December 15th. This meeting was his last as a trustee on the board.