AWRI Science Advisory Board

In 2002, the Annis Water Resources Institute formed a Scientific Advisory Board, composed of internationally renowned scientists, with the following goals in mind:

  • Gain a better understanding of AWRI/GVSU culture, role, and its programs
  • Provide a report outlining AWRI strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges
  • Provide recommendations for the future

Current SAB Members :

Dr. Harvey Bootsma
Associate Scientist
Water Institute
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

Dr. Carol Johnston (Chair)
Department of Biology & Microbiology
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD

Dr. Gary Lamberti
Professor and Chair
Dept. of Biological Sciences
University of Notre Dame
South Bend, IN

Dr. Don Scavia
Professor, Natural Resources and Environment
Director, Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI


SAB members (from left) Dr. Harvey Bootsma, Dr. Gary Lamberti,
Dr. Carol Johnston, and Dr. Don Scavia on their latest visit to AWRI
in March 2011.

Past SAB Members:

  • Dr. Stephen Brandt, Professor and Director, Oregon Sea Grant Program, Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR)
  • Dr. Peter Meier, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Dr. Claire Schelske, Professor Emeritus, Land Use and Environmental Change Institute, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)

Membership of the Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) Science Advisory Board includes representatives of the following disciplines: watershed/stream ecology; wetlands ecology; GIS science and application, sediment toxicity; limnology/Great Lakes ecology; fisheries ecology, and other disciplines that may be applicable. The composition of the Board is intended to reflect the spectrum of disciplines represented at AWRI, although members may be drawn from related disciplines. The disciplinary composition of the Board may change over time in accordance with any significant changes in the direction or emphasis of the AWRI research program.

SAB Reports:

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