March 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***.


Al Steinman and former post-doc Liqiang Xie were co-authors on a publication accepted to Environmental Pollution:
Xue, Q., A. D. Steinman, X. Su, Y. Zhao,  and L. Xie.***. 2016. Temporal dynamics of microcystins in Limnodrilus hoffmeisteri, a dominant oligochaete of hypereutrophic Lake Taihu, China. Environmental Pollution 213: 585-593.

Al Steinman and former post-doc Liqiang Xie were co-authors on a publication accepted to Environmental Science and Technology:
Zhao, Y., Q. Xue, X. Su, L. Xie***, Y. Yan, L. Wang, and A. D. Steinman. 2016. First identification of the toxicity of microcystins on pancreatic islet function in humans and the involved potential biomarkers. Environmental Science & Technology.


(Presenter listed first)

Bopi Biddanda gave a presentation titled “Muskegon Lake Observatory: What it is and how it is of use to boaters and public” at the Spring Thaw Open House event held at Torresen Marine on March 12.

Delilah Clement, graduate student working with Al Steinman, gave a presentation about her thesis research at an EcoLunch at AWRI on March 25.

Dave Kraff gave a presentation on the Integrated Watershed Commission project at the University of Michigan Water Center during the week of March 14.

Rick Rediske gave a presentation on the restoration status of White Lake to the White Lake Watershed Partnership on March 16.

Rick Rediske gave a presentation on the Flint water crisis to the Grand Rapids Rotary Club on March 17.

Al Steinman and Carl Ruetz attended a Great Lakes Areas of Concern conference at U of M Dearborn on March 2 and 3; Al gave a presentation titled: “Muskegon Lake: a case study for BUI de-listing”.

Al Steinman presented to the Michigan Botanical Club at a meeting held in the Kindschi Hall of Science on the GVSU Allendale campus on March 12. The title of his presentation was “AWRI and Algal Blooms”.

Al Steinman was the featured speaker at the “Think Green” Job and Sustainability Career Fair at the Gerald R. Ford Academic Center on March 16.

Janet Vail and Amanda Syers presented a MEECS Climate Change workshop at the Michigan Science Teachers Association conference in Lansing on March 5.

Janet Vail presented a workshop titled “Sharing a small world: ecology activities for young learners” at the Michigan Early Childhood Education Conference in Grand Rapids on March 31.