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March 2018

Grants & Contracts

Paige Kleindl, a graduate student working with Al Steinman, received a $2,000 grant from the Michigan Chapter of the North American Lake Management Society for her study titled “Littoral Zone Restoration and Nutrient Enrichment Source Impacts on Macrophyte and Epiphytic Algal Communities”.

Charlyn Partridge and Priscilla Nyamai (GVSU Biology Department) have received a grant from NASA Space Grant to look at the genetic structure of Blue Lupine across habitats in Michigan.

Rick Rediske has received a contract to sample macroinvertebrates in two areas of Muskegon Lake.  The award is for $5,000.

Carl Ruetz received a contract from the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians titled: “Evaluating remote site incubators: implications for the reintroduction of Arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus) in Michigan”.  The award is for $31,000 over 2 years and will support Alan Mock’s graduate research.

Awards & Recognition

John Koches received one of the first “Sustainability Leadership Awards” at the Sustainability Champion Awards luncheon held in the Kirkhof Center on March 23rd.  The Environmental and Sustainability Studies Student Showcase of presentations and posters took place in conjunction with the awards luncheon.

Rick Rediske received the CLAS Annual Faculty Service Award at an event held on the Allendale campus on March 28th.