May 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 ***.


Al Steinman is a co-author on a paper that was published in Ecological Applications:
Smith, S.D.P., P.B. McIntyre, B.S. Halpern, R.M. Cooke, A.L. Marino, G.L. Boyer, A. Buchsbaum, G.A. Burton Jr., L.M. Campbell, J.J.H. Ciborowski, P.J. Doran, D.M. Infante, L.B. Johnson, J.G. Read, J.B. Rose, E.S. Rutherford, A.D. Steinman, and J.D. Allan.  2015.  Rating impacts in a multi-stressor world: a quantitative assessment of 50 stressors affecting the Great Lakes.  Ecological Applications 25:717-728.

(Presenter listed first)

AWRI was represented at the Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from May 17 – 22.  Personnel in attendance were: Delilah Clement, Mark Luttenton, Mary Ogdahl, Carl Ruetz, Al Steinman, Maggie Weinert, and Graeme Zaparzynski.
Presentations at the conference included:
Dean, E.** and M. Luttenton.  Poster.  A re-evaluation of aquatic caloric densities using bomb calorimetry.
Janetski, D.J.***, C.R. Ruetz III, M.J. Breen*, and S.L. Kohler.  Poster.  Macroinvertebrate beta diversity among stream micro-habitats.
Morsches, S.M.P.**, D.J. Janetski*, and C.R. Ruetz III.  Poster.  Spatial patterns of fish assemblages in Lake Michigan drowned river mouths.
Ogdahl, M.E., A.D. Steinman, and M. Weinert.  Oral.  Seeking Clarity: how a public/private partnership intends to dramatically improve conditions in a historically hypereutrophic lake.
Steinman, A.D., M.E. Ogdahl, M. Weinert, and N. Gillett***.  Oral.  Combining results from field observations and experiment to inform management strategies for a heavily used lake with lots of problems.

AWRI was represented at the International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) 58th annual conference held in Burlington, Vermont from May 25 - 29.  Personnel in attendance were: Anthony Weinke and Andrya Whitten.
Weinke, A.* and B. Biddanda.  Oral.  Time-series changes in productivity and hypoxia linked to storms and runoff in Muskegon Lake - a Great Lakes estuary.
Whitten, A.L. and A.S. McNaught.  Oral.  A mesocosm investigation of the direct effects of quagga mussels (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) on Lake Michigan zooplankton.

Mark Luttenton gave a presentation to the Hottentotts fishing group on the movement of Brown Trout in the Au Sable River on May 2.

Syndell Parks presented at the Michigan Lakes & Streams Convention at Boyne Mountain on May 2.
Parks, S.* and R. Thum.  Oral.  How genetic methods can influence the way we assess watermilfoil.

Rick Rediske presented to the Muskegon Lake Watershed Partnership on the results of lab analysis of benthic macroinvertebrate monitoring data, and presented a proposed monitoring program for delisting on May 28.

Al Steinman gave a presentation on Muskegon Lake restoration during a cruise on the research vessel W. G. Jackson to Congressional Staffers on May 2.

Al Steinman gave a presentation on AWRI and the Michigan Blue Economy and a tour of AWRI’s Field Station to GVSU’s Grand Forum at the Lake Michigan Center on May 7.

Al Steinman gave an invited presentation on possible watershed funding opportunities to the Frey Foundation trustees in Grand Rapids on May 7.

Kevin Strychar was invited by Cara Ocobock, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences at GVSU, to give a presentation titled “Climate Change: Why it isn’t a myth perpetuated by bad science” at a Science On Tap event in Grand Rapids on May 14.

Brian Zuber, graduate student working with Rick Rediske, presented about his project to identify and prioritize restoration areas in the Lower Grand River watershed to the Grand Forum on May 1.