May 2022

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***.

Publications

Bopi Biddanda and others from his lab were among the co-authors of a Postcard from the Field:
Biddanda, B., I Stone, A. Weinke, J. Cook, N. Dugener, D. Fray, S. Hamsher, P. Hartmeyer, S. Gandulla, J Bright, R. Green, T. Smith, and S. Ruberg. As the world turns: Mat microbes dance to the sun’s beat. Postcard from the Field. American Geophysical Union Tumblr, May 2022. https://americangeophysicalunion.tumblr.com/post/684700630946873345/as-the-world-turns-mat-microbes-dance-to-the

Bopi Biddanda was lead author of a Postcard from the Field:
Biddanda, B., T. Roetman, A. Yagiela and D. Burlingame. Retrieving a Great Lakes observing science buoy. Postcard from the Field. American Geophysical Union Tumblr, May 2022, page 49. https://eos.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/May22.pdf

Bopi Biddanda was a co-author of a Postcard from the Field:
Medina-Sanchez, J., M. Villar-Argaiz, P. Carillo and B. Biddanda.  Spain’s Doñana Wetlands: drying and disappearing… Postcard from the Field. American Geophysical Union Tumblr, May 2022. https://americangeophysicalunion.tumblr.com/post/683249120235880448/do%C3%B1ana-wetlands-disappearing-despite-50-years-of

Carl Ruetz was a co-author on an article in Wetland Ecology & Management:
Diller, S.N., A.H. Harrison, K.P. Kowalski, V.J. Brady, J.J.H. Ciborowski, M.J. Cooper, J.D. Dumke, J.P. Gathman, C.R. Ruetz III, D.G. Uzarski, D.A. Wilcox, and J.S. Schaeffer. 2022. Influences of seasonality and habitat quality on Great Lakes coastal wetland fish community composition and diets. Wetland Ecology & Management. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11273-022-09862-8.

 

Presentations

Several members of the Biddanda lab attended the Joint Aquatic Science Meeting (JASM) held in Grand Rapids the week of May 16th. Presentations from the Biddanda lab were:
Dugener,N.M.**, I.P. Stone, A.A. Weinke, and B.A. Biddanda. Oral. Breathless: Loading and stratification drive hypoxia dynamics in a Great Lakes estuary.
Stone, I.P., B. Biddanda, A. Weinke, and J. Cook. Biochemical duet: Modern day mat world microbes dance to the diel beat of light and biochemicals.

John Hart, graduate student working with Rick Rediske, gave a presentation at the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Grand Rapids on May 17th titled “Quantifying different microbial source tracking methods in watersheds of the Grand River.”

Kelsey Inman-Carter, undergraduate student, and Davis Fray**, graduate student, (both working with Sarah Hamsher), presented a poster entitled, “The epiphytic diatom communities of the invasive macroalga, starry stonewort (Charales: Nitellopsis obtusa) and its native relative (Charales: Chara contraria) from two drowned river mouth lakes” at the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting held in Grand Rapids from May 14-20.

Jim McNair gave an oral presentation at the JASM 2022 meeting in Grand Rapids on Friday, May20th.
McNair, J.N. and J.R. Zuidema. 2022. Estimating habitat-specific metabolic rates in streams with marked longitudinal habitat variation. Oral presentation at the 2022 Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Maggie Petersen, Charlyn Partridge’s 2nd year graduate student, presented a portion of her work examining microplastic ingestion in fathead minnows to the Michigan Lakes and Streams Conference on May 7th.

Maggie Petersen presented a portion of her work examining microplastic ingestion in fathead minnows to the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting on May 19th.
Petersen, M. and C. Partridge. Microplastics and Microbiomes: Microplastic ingestion by fathead minnows and the impacts on gut microbial communities”. Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting, May 19th.

Alexis Porter gave a presentation at the Michigan Lake and Stream Association Meeting held at Crystal Mountain, MI on May 7th titled “Beach monitoring surveillance of Michigan beaches and E. coli detection methodology.”

Rick Rediske gave a presentation at the Michigan Lake and Stream Association meeting held at Crystal Mountain, MI on May 7th titled “The use of DNA markers for tracking the source of E. coli in lakes and streams.”

Rick Rediske gave a presentation at the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Grand Rapids on May 16th titled “The Michigan PCR Network (MiNET): A statewide collaborative platform to address public health and water quality issues.”

Rick Rediske gave a presentation on May 26th at the Great Lakes AOC Conference in Muskegon titled “AOC university partnerships: A summary of AWRI/GVSU collaborations with the Muskegon Lake and White Lake Areas of Concern.”

The majority of the Ruetz Lab attended the Joint Aquatic Science Meeting last week. Attendees included Carl Ruetz, Matthew Silverhart, Nick Vander Stelt, Brandon May, Colin Assenmacher, Brianne Siple, and Jacob Yingling. The lab was involved in three presentations:
Vander Stelt, N**., C.R. Ruetz III, D. Mays, and B. Fessell. Poster. Spatial variation of fish assemblages and habitat in coldwater tributaries of the Boardman-Ottaway River.
May, B.D., and C.R. Ruetz III. Poster. Juvenile largemouth bass population dynamics in Muskegon Lake: preliminary results.
Euclide, P., X. Yin, C.R. Ruetz III, T.O. Höök, and M. Christie. Oral. Genome re-sequencing reveals genetic differences between Lake Michigan and drowned river mouth yellow perch.

Three members of the Steinman lab, Al Steinman, Mike Hassett, and Ellen Foley, each gave a presentation at the JASM conference held in Grand Rapids the week of May 16th.
E. Foley** and A.D. Steinman. Oral Presentation. Rubbing salt in the wound: Chloride impacts on phosphorus in an urban eutrophic lake.
M. Hassett and A.D. Steinman. Oral Presentation. Post-restoration monitoring of a hydrologic reconnection project: Legacy phosphorus restored?
A.D. Steinman. Oral Presentation and Panel Discussion. The case for a community of practice for ecosystem services in the Great Lakes.

Al Steinman gave a presentation and led a boat trip for the AOC conference on May 24th.
A.D. Steinman. Oral Presentation and Panel Discussion. Bear Lake restoration overview.

Ellen Foley gave a presentation at the 2022 Emerging Contaminants in the Environment Conference held in Champaign, IL.
E. Foley** and A.D. Steinman. Oral Presentation. Rubbing salt in the wound: Chloride impacts on phosphorus in an urban eutrophic lake.

Rachel Orzechowski presented a poster at the AOC conference.
R. Orzechowski and A.D. Steinman. Poster. Assessing shoreline restoration in the Muskegon Lake Area of Concern using macroinvertebrates.

Al Steinman was the Keynote Speaker for the annual Project Clarity Early Breakfast on May 24th in Holland, MI.

Jon Walt, Sean Woznicki’s 2nd year graduate student, gave an oral presentation at JASM on May 18th titled “Mapping the spread of invasive plants in Michigan wetlands with remote sensing”.

Sean Woznicki gave an oral presentation to the South-Central European Regional International Network (SCERIN-8) annual meeting on May 30th titled “Water scarcity in the Serbian Danube: Agricultural land use and irrigation”. SCERIN is a NASA affiliated collaborative organization focusing on remote sensing/ecosystem change.




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