April 2015

Presentations & Publications

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

Publications

Bopi Biddanda and his former graduate student Deb Dila have an article in press with Journal of Great Lakes Research.
Dila, K.D.*  and B.A. Biddanda.  In Press.  From land to lake: contrasting microbial processes across a Great Lakes gradient of organic carbon and nutrient inventories.  Journal of Great Lakes Research.

Bopi Biddanda and his former graduate student Nicole Horne wrote an article for the GVSU Regional Math & Science publication InterChange.
Biddanda, B. and N. Horne*.  Freshwater security in a changing world.  Connections for the STEM Classroom.  InterChange.  April 2015.  http://www.gvsu.edu/rmsc/interchange/connections-for-the-stem-classroom-299.htm

Al Steinman has an article published in Lake and Reservoir Management.  Mary Ogdahl is a co-author.
Steinman, A.D. and M.E. Ogdahl.  2015.  TMDL reevaluation: reconciling phosphorus load reductions in a eutrophic lake.  Lake and Reservoir Management 31: 115-126.

Presentations
(Presenter listed first)

Bopi Biddanda gave a seminar titled “Advances in exploration of submerged sinkhole ecosystems of Lake Huron” for the Biology Department at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant on April 23.

Ariana Carlson, Wipperfurth Scholarship winner who worked with Jim McNair fall 2014 and winter 2015, gave a presentation based on her work at AWRI titled “Reducing effects of dispersal on the bias of 2-sample mark-recapture abundance estimators” to GVSU’s Statistics Department on Mar 26.

JayJay Kottutt, R. B. Annis summer intern who worked with Rick Rediske, did a poster presentation titled “Biosand Filters modified with iron filings for arsenic removal”, based on her summer 2014 work at Student Scholarship Day at GVSU in Allendale on April 8.

Jim McNair gave a presentation titled “Biostatistics applications at GVSU’s Annis Water Resources Institute” to GVSU’s Statistics Department on Mar 26.

Syndell Parks, graduate student working with Jim McNair, presented at the Great Lakes Project and Mississippi River Basin Project Joint Panel Meeting in Wisconsin on April 15.
Parks, S.*  Oral.  How genetic methods can influence the way we assess lakes.

Carl Ruetz presented a poster about his sabbatical research at the CLAS Sabbatical Showcase event on April 1.

James Smit’s article (based on his thesis work) is now available online.  Al Steinman is a co-author.
Smit, J.T.*  and A.D. Steinman.  2015.  Wetland sediment phosphorus flux in response to proposed hydrologic reconnection and warming.  Wetlands.

Al Steinman gave a presentation to the Kent County Garden Club titled “Michigan’s Blue Economy” on April 15.

Al Steinman gave a presentation to the River City Wild Ones at Calvin College titled “Current Threats to our Great Lakes and Wetlands with Some Solutions” on April 20.

Al Steinman gave a presentation to a group called AFFEW (A Few Friends for the Environment of the World) in Ludington titled “Climate Change and Great Lakes” on April 23.

Kevin Strychar gave a presentation about GMOs at the Healthy Living Expo held at The Lakes Mall on April 25.

Janet Vail was the featured speaker at the April meeting of the Michigan Botanical Club – White Pine Chapter on April 18.