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June 2017

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 authored an article recently published in Eos:
Biddanda, B. A.  2017.  Global significance of the Changing Freshwater Carbon Cycle.  Eos, American Geophysical Union 98(6): 15-17.

Al Steinman is a co-author of an article published in Limnology & Oceanography:
Sterner, R.W., P. Ostrom, N.E. Ostrom, J.V. Klump, A.D. Steinman, E.A. Dreelin, M.J. Vander Zanden, and A. Fisk.  2017.  Grand challenges for research in the Laurentian Great Lakes.  Limnology & Oceanography.

Anthony Weinke, recent graduate student with Bopi Biddanda, has an article in press in the journal Ecosystems:
Weinke, A.W.** and B.A. Biddanda.  In Press.  From bacteria to fish: Ecological consequences of seasonal hypoxia in a Great Lakes estuary.  Ecosystems.


(Presenter listed first)

AWRI was represented at the Society for Freshwater Sciences (SFS) annual conference in Raleigh, North Carolina held June 4 – 8.  Victoria (Tori) Harris, Mike Hassett, Emily Kindervater, and Suse LaGory were all in attendance, and all presented:
Harris, V.**, R. Rediske, and B. Scull.  Poster.  Influences of mill debris on the benthic macroinvertebrate community in Muskegon Lake, Michigan.
Hassett, M., M. Oudsema, N. Hahn*, and A. Steinman.  Poster.  Pre-restoration monitoring of a hydrologic reconnection project: fate of legacy phosphorus.
Kindervater, E.** and A.D. Steinman.  Oral.  Phosphorus retention in sediments of two-stage agricultural ditches.
LaGory, S.** and C.R. Ruetz III.  Oral.  Seasonal ecology of Mottled Sculpin (Cottus bairdi) and Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) in a coldwater Michigan stream. 

Mike Hassett was a co-organizer and facilitator for a workshop at SFS titled: Grant writing advice for early career members.

Carl Ruetz and Greg Chorak (graduate student) were co-authors on a poster presentation at SFS:
Colasante, J.M., G. Chorak**, D.J. Janetski, C.R. Ruetz III, and D. Clapp.  Poster.  Size at age comparison of yellow perch across a north-south gradient of lakes connected to Lake Michigan.

Rick Rediske presented on the topic of water quality at a Green Community Conference held in Muskegon on June 6.

Rick Rediske gave two presentations for Western Michigan University students who visited the Lake Michigan Center as part of their Geology Field Camp course on June 7.  Rick spoke about Environmental Chemistry issues and about Areas of Concern (AOCs).

Rick Rediske gave two different presentations for a Water History Conference that took place June 14–16.  On the 14th he did a Grand River walking tour, and on the 16th he hosted a cruise on the research vessel W. G. Jackson.

Carl Ruetz gave a seminar titled “Patterns of fish distribution in Lake Michigan drowned river mouths” at the Central Michigan University Biological Station on Beaver Island on June 28.

Janet Vail was an invited speaker at the 2017 Conference on the Environment held in Michigan City, Indiana on June 9.  Three trips on the research vessel W.G. Jackson happened that same afternoon for conference participants.