September 2015

Presentations & Publications

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


Bopi Biddanda recently had a report published in the non-peer reviewed newsletter InterChange:
Biddanda, B. A. and D. K. Dila*.  2015.  Muskegon Lake estuary: A Goldilocks Zone of net biological productivity in a Great Lakes watershed.  In Connections for the STEM Classroom section of InterChange, the Magazine of the Regional Math and Science Center, GVSU.

Bopi Biddanda had a manuscript published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology:
Biddanda B.A., A.C. McMillan**, S.A. Long**, M.J. Snider*, and A.D. Weinke*, 2015.  Seeking sunlight: rapid phototactic motility of filamentous mat-forming cyanobacteria optimize photosynthesis and enhance carbon burial in Lake Huron’s submerged sinkholes.  Frontiers in Microbiology 6:930.  doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00930

(Presenter listed first)

Bopi Biddanda was a guest lecturer twice in September for BIO 580, Advanced Aquatic Ecology; Mark Luttenton and Kevin Strychar are co-teaching this course.  The first lecture was on September 15, and was titled “Carbon Cycling in the Biosphere with special emphasis on Inland Waters”.  The second lecture was on September 22, and was titled “Nitrogen and Phosphorus Cycling in the Biosphere with special emphasis on Freshwater Ecosystems”.

Mark Luttenton was a guest lecturer for Bob Hollister’s BIO 323, Aquatic Plants, in September.

Charlyn Partridge presented at the CLAS Faculty Colloquium on September 18.  The title of her presentation was “Utilizing genomic tools to explore diversity and adaptation in natural populations”.

Rick Rediske gave a presentation on the 2014 Flat River data at a meeting of the Flat River Stakeholders and representatives from the MDEQ in Stanton, MI on September 15.  This was concerning a watershed planning grant.

Al Steinman was a guest lecturer for Constanza Hazelwood's class at Northwestern Michigan College on September 14. He lectured remotely on Michigan's Blue Economy.

Al Steinman gave a presentation to the Muskegon In Focus group at the USS Silversides on September 30. He spoke on Michigan's Blue Economy.

Janet Vail presented information about AWRI to the Muskegon In Focus group on September 23.  This group had an educational cruise on the W. G. Jackson, and then presentations in the Multi-purpose Room at the Lake Michigan Center.