October 2014

Presentations & Publications

AWRI staff are in bold, graduate students are denoted with a *, and undergraduate students are denoted with **.


Brandon Harris’s undergraduate Student Summer Scholars project was accepted for publication in the North American Journal of Fisheries Management:
Ruetz, C.R., III, B.S. Harris**, J.N. McNair, and J.J. Homola*.  In Press.  Removal and mark-recapture methods for estimating abundance: empirical and simulation results for mottled sculpin in streams.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management.

Mary Ogdahl has a manuscript accepted for publication in Aquatic Botany:
Ogdahl, M.E. and A.D. Steinman.  In Press. Factors influencing macrophyte growth and recovery following shoreline restoration activity. Aquatic Botany.

(Presenter listed first)

John Koches presented Muskegon Area Sustainability Coalition and West Michigan Community Sustainability Partnership updates to GVSU faculty/staff and interested students at the First Annual Sustainability Spotlight at the Pew Learning Center on September 16.

Syndell Parks gave a presentation at the Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference in Duluth, Minnesota, held October 20 – 22.
Parks, S.*  Oral.  Potential impact of genetic methods on invasive plant management.

Rick Rediske was guest lecturer speaking on the topic of groundwater for NRM 281, Principles of Soil Science, on October 7.

Rick Rediske gave a presentation to the Microbiology Club on October 15.

James Smit presented at the Environmental Risk and Decision Making Symposium in Lansing on October 10.  He won an award for his presentation.

Al Steinman gave a presentation on Great Lakes Challenges and Solutions at Pfizer in Portage on October 14.

Al Steinman was at the Jones Ecological Center in Newton, GA from Oct 28-Oct 31 where he gave a seminar on watershed restoration and provided scientific advice on their aquatic ecology program.

Janet Vail presented a talk about AWRI for the Muskegon in Focus group on October 1.  The group also had a scientific cruise on the W.G. Jackson.