Student Achievements

Graduate Students Receive Grants for Summer Research

May 04, 2020

Graduate Students Receive Grants for Summer Research

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the Presidential Research Grant Recipients for the Spring/Summer 2020 semester:

Josh Arnold, Biology
Research Advisor: Eric Snyder
Title:  Assessing the Short-term Effects of Translocation on Freshwater Mussels: Is Habitat or Water Quality More Important?

Bert Cary, Biology
Research Advisor: Mark Luttenton
Title: Quantifying Available Trout Habitat in the North Branch Au Sable River. Michigan

Megan Mader, Biology/Annis Water Resources Institute
Research Advisor: Carl Ruetz
Title: Effects of Shoreline Development and Land Cover on Fish Communities Along a Latitudinal Gradient in Eastern Lake Michigan

Maria Weston, Biology
Research Advisor: Paul Keenlance
Title: Using Occupancy Modeling to Estimate American Marten Distribution in Michigan's Lower Peninsula

Derek Bennett, Biology
Research Advisor:  Jennifer Winther
Title: Characterizing AM Fungal Contributions to Soil Quality, Nutrient Absorption and Plant Growth in West Michigan Till and No-Till Corn Fields

Paul Dingman, Biology
Research Advisor: Mark Luttenton
Title: Using Multiple Technologies to Quantify Macroinvertebrate Abundance in Different Substrates of the North Branch of the AuSable River

William Mulligan, Biology
Research Advisor: Mark Luttenton   
Title: Predicting the Internal Phosphorus Load in Higgins Lake, Michigan

Emily Neuman, Biology
Research Advisor: Sarah Hamsher    
Title: Star Wars: Phenology of Nitellopsis obtusa in Two Michigan Drowned River Mouths

Kathryn Sheets, Biology/Annis Water Resources Institute
Research Advisor: Alan Steinman    
Title: Mining Matters: Predation Pressure and Water Quality in Young Sand Mine Lakes

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