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March 2018

Presentations & Publications

AWRI staff are in bold, undergraduate students are denoted with a single asterisk*, graduate students are denoted with two asterisks**, and post-docs are denoted with three asterisks***.


Al Steinman is a co-author of two papers, one in Ecological Indicators and the other in Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety:
Su, X., Steinman, A.D., Xue, Q., Zhao, Y., and L. Xie. 2018. Evaluating the contamination of microcystins in Lake Taihu, China: The application of equivalent total MC-LR concentration. Ecological Indicators 89: 445-454.

Cao, Q., Steinman, A.D., Yao, L., and L. Xie. Effects of light, microorganisms, farming chemicals and water content on the degradation of microcystin-LR in agricultural soils.  Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 156: 141-147.


(Presenter listed first)

AWRI was represented at the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters conference at Central Michigan University on March 9th.  Matt Allen, Molly Lane, and Brian Scull attended and each presented a paper.
Allen, M.*, R. Rediske, M. Lane**, and K. Thompson.  Investigation of the spatial distribution of E. coli in a Great Lakes coastal tributary.
Lane, M.**, R. Rediske, B. Scull, and B. Schulz*. A comparison of qPCR and Colilert (Escherichia coli) data at Lake Michigan beaches in Muskegon County, MI.
Scull, B.T., R.R. Rediske, M. Lane**, and B. Schultz*.  Comparison of Colilert and qPCR methods for monitoring inland lake beaches in Muskegon County. 

Katie Knapp, graduate student working with Bopi Biddanda, represented AWRI at the annual “Spring Thaw” event with a poster presentation and buoy sensor demonstration.  The event was organized by and held at Torresen Marine in Muskegon on March 10th. Knapp, K.**, B. Biddanda, A. Weinke**, T. Claffey* and S. Kendall.  Poster.  Muskegon Lake Observatory: A Sentinel for a Great Lakes Estuary AOC.

Charlyn Partridge gave an invited presentation on her Baby’s Breath work in Sleeping Bear Dunes at the Kellogg Biological Station on March 2nd.

Rick Rediske was a guest lecturer for Public Health 520, Environmental & Occupational Health, on the topic of the Rockford and Flint Water Crises on March 7th.

Kevin Strychar gave a presentation at the Whitehall Library titled “Climate change and coral reefs” on March 8th.

Kevin Strychar attended and presented at the Benthic Ecology conference held in Texas from March 27th – 29th.  The title of his presentation was “Climate change and coral reefs”.