October 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 ***.


Nadia Gillett, former postdoctoral researcher who worked with Al Steinman, has a paper published in Journal of Limnology.  Al and Mark Luttenton are co-authors:
Gillett, N.D.***, M.R. Luttenton, and A.D. Steinman. 2015. Spatial and temporal dynamics of phytoplankton communities in a Great Lakes drowned river-mouth lake (Mona Lake, USA). Journal of Limnology 74(3): 453-466.

Geraldine Nogaro, former postdoctoral researcher who worked with Al Steinman, has a paper accepted to Freshwater Science; Al and undergraduate student Anna Harris are co-authors.
Nogaro, G.***, Harris, A.*, and A.D. Steinman. In Press. Alum application, invertebrate bioturbation and sediment characteristics interact to affect nutrient exchanges in eutrophic ecosystems. Freshwater Science.

Al Steinman and Geraldine Nogaro are co-authors with Solange Duhamel on a paper accepted to Aquatic Science.
Duhamel, S., G. Nogaro***, and A.D. Steinman. In Press. Effects of water level fluctuation and sediment–water nutrient exchange on phosphorus biogeochemistry in two Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Aquatic Sciences.

(Presenter listed first)

AWRI was represented at the State of Michigan Water Collaboration Workshop, held at the RAM Center in Roscommon, MI on October 9.  Personnel in attendance were: Dirk Koopmans, Dave Kraff, Carl Ruetz, Al Steinman, Kevin Strychar, and Andrya Whitten.
AWRI presentations given:
Biddanda, B., D. Dila*, A. Weinke*, S. Kendall, L. Gereaux*, N. Weber**, C. VandenBerg**, V. Ng**, M. Lindback, S. Vela, D. Koopmans*** and J. Vail. Poster. Time-Series monitoring reveals Muskegon Lake estuary as a “goldilocks zone” of net biological productivity.
Koopmans, D.***, A. Weinke*, S. Kendall, J.V. Klump, and B. Biddanda.  Poster.  Can upwelling along Lake Michigan’s eastern shore ameliorate hypoxia in drowned river mouth lakes?  A case study in Muskegon Lake.
Whitten, A. and C.R. Ruetz III.  Poster.  Littoral fish assemblages in two Lake Michigan drowned river mouths. 

AWRI was represented at the 9th Biennial State of Lake Michigan/15th annual Great Lakes Beach Association joint conference held at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, MI from October 28 – 30.
AWRI presentations given:
Vail, J. Oral. Making Lake Michigan Great: An onboard Outreach and Education project.
Clement, D.* and A.D. Steinman. Poster. Tile drains as a source of bioavailable phosphorus.

Rick Rediske gave a guest lecture in Advanced Aquatic Ecology on October 13.

Rick Rediske gave a guest lecture in Environmental Planning on October 16.

Al Steinman was guest lecturer for Advanced Aquatic Ecology on October 6.

Al Steinman gave a presentation on the Blue Economy at the annual Secchia Breakfast in Grand Rapids on October 15.

Al Steinman was a guest lecturer for BIO 610 on October 26.

Kevin Strychar gave a guest lecture at Aquinas College on October 7 titled “Climate Change: Immunity in corals allows faster adaptation to global warming and changing environmental conditions”.