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November 2016

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 is a co-author with former graduate student Deb Dila of a “Postcard from the Field” entry onto the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Tumblr titled “Like stars in the sky: Lake Michigan’s microbes glow in their lakescape”.

Bopi  Biddanda and his former graduate student Anthony Weinke wrote an analysis of an article from Aquatic Microbial Ecology for the Interchange.
Biddanda, B. and A. Weinke**. 2016. Finding a lake’s productivity peak and nap time.  InterChange: News magazine of the Regional Science and Math Center, GVSU. Stem Connections for the Classroom,

Delilah Clement, recent graduate student who worked with Al Steinman, has a manuscript, based on her thesis work, accepted to Journal of Great Lakes Research.
Clement, D.R.** and A.D. Steinman. In Press. Nonpoint phosphorus loading from agricultural tile drains in a West Michigan Watershed. Journal of Great Lakes Research.

Charlyn Partridge has a manuscript accepted to PLOS One.
Partridge, C., M.D. MacManes, R. Knapp, and B.D. Neff. In Press. Brain transcriptional profiles of male alternative reproductive tactics in bluegill sunfish. PLOS One.

Rick Rediske is a co-author of an article accepted to Scientific Reports.  Co-authors were Liqiang Xie, a former post-doctoral researcher at AWRI, and Brian Scull.
Xie, L, R. Rediske, and B. Scull. In Press. The role of environmental parameters in the production of microcystins in dialysis bag experiments. Scientific Reports.

Michael Snider, one of Bopi Biddanda’s former graduate students, had a manuscript accepted to Aquatic Microbial Ecology.  Bopi is a co-author.
Snider, M.**, B. Biddanda, M. Lindback*, S. Grim, and G. Dick. In Press. Versatile photophysiology of compositionally similar cyanobacterial mat communities inhabiting submerged sinkholes of Lake Huron.  Aquatic Microbial Ecology.


(Presenter listed first)

AWRI staff are bolded, undergraduate students are denoted with a single asterisk*, graduate students are denoted with two asterisks**, and post-doc researchers are denoted with three asterisks***.

John Koches was a guest lecturer for NRM 250 on November 30.  The title of his presentation was “Drones for water quality research”.

Mark Luttenton gave a presentation on the introduction and ecology of New Zealand mudsnails in Michigan at the Freshwater Summit in Traverse City on Oct 28.

Al Steinman was the lead presenter in a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Conservation Training Center’s Restoration Webinar Series. Aquatic Habitat Restoration and Hydrologic Re-connection of a Former Celery Farm on Bear Creek within the Muskegon Lake Area of Concern on November 10. Co-presenters included Kelly Rice (GEI Consultants), Terry Heatlie (NOAA), and Kathy Evans (WMSRDC).

Janet Vail presented a session on an online lesson about climate change at the Science Update conference in Allendale on November 16.