May, June, and July 2023
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***.
Biddanda, B., N. Dugener** and S. Ruberg. 2023. BOOK REVIEW: Egan, D “Too little and too much: Humanity’s phosphorus paradox”. IAGLR Lakes Letter Spring ’23
Dugener, N. M.**, A. D. Weinke, I. P. Stone and B. A. Biddanda. 2023. Recurringly hypoxic: Bottom water oxygen depletion is linked to temperature and precipitation in a Great Lakes Estuary. Hydrobiology, 2, 410–430. https://doi.org/10.3390/hydrobiology2020027
Dugener, N. M.**, I.P. Stone, A. D. Weinke, and B. A. Biddanda. 2023. Out of oxygen: Temperature and loading drove hypoxia during a warm, wet, and productive year in a Great Lakes Estuary. J. Great Lakes Research, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jglr.2023.06.007
Hart, J.J.**, R.A. Tardani, C.R. Ruetz, and R.R. Rediske. Seems fishy: Environmental DNA impacts on Sketa22 quality control in Salmonidae dominated waterbodies using qPCR and ddPCR. Environmental Research Communications https://doi.org/10.1088/2515-7620/acd513
Molloseau, J.* and A.D. Steinman. 2023. Chloride and phosphorus retention and release in soils surrounding a salt-contaminated lake in West Michigan, Journal of Freshwater Ecology, 38:1, 2241478, DOI: 10.1080/02705060.2023.2241478 https://doi.org/10.1080/02705060.2023.2241478
Molloseau, J. * and A.D. Steinman. In Press. Chloride and phosphorus retention in salt-contaminated soils. Journal of Freshwater Ecology.
Moore (Neuman), E.**, S. Woznicki, K. G. Karol, and S. Hamsher. Modeling of suitable habitats for starry stonewort (Nitellopsis Obtuse) in inland lakes in the Midwest and northeast U.S.A. Biological Invasions.
Bopi Biddanda gave a presentation at the 2023 annual meeting of the International Association of Great Lakes Research on May 9th:
Biddanda, B., A. Weinke, I. Stone, and J. Cook. Diel vertical migration in extant microbial mats optimizes oxygenation.
Nate Dugener gave a presentation at the 2023 annual meeting of the International Association of Great Lakes Research on May 10th:
Dugener, N.**, I. Stone, A. Weinke, and B. Biddanda. Variability in hypoxia severity is linked to temperature and precipitation in a Great Lakes estuary.
Davis Fray and Sarah Hamsher gave a presentation at the Michigan Lakes and Streams Association conference, May 5-6:
Fray, D.**, C. McGovern, D. Casamatta, B. Biddanda, and S. Hamsher. Exploring biodiversity and biogeography of microbial mat communities in low-oxygen, high sulfur springs.
Davis Fray gave a presentation at the Phycological Society of America meeting, June 25-30:
Fray, D.**, C. McGovern, D. Casamatta, B. Biddanda, and S. Hamsher. Multi-marker metabarcoding reveals increased diversity and evidence of biogeographic influence on microbial mats of low-oxygen, high-sulfur springs.
Sarah Hamsher gave a presentation at the Phycological Society of America meeting, June 25-30:
Hamsher, S., J. P. Kociolek, J. Li, S. Miller, and H. Abresch. Phylogenomics and taxonomic revision of Rhopalodiales - diatoms with obligate cyanobacterial endosymbionts. as co-authors.
Mark Luttenton gave a presentation to the Gerrish Township-Lyon Township Utility Authority regarding the current state of Higgins Lake.
Mark Luttenton gave a presentation at the Roscommon Community Library on the current status of Higgins Lake. The event was hosted by the Higgins Lake Foundation.
Mark Luttenton gave a presentation on AWRI research, faculty, and programs at the Traverse City’s Startup + Tech Hub.
Charlyn Partridge was invited to present at the 1st annual International eDNA meeting in Otsu, Japan, through the eDNA Society in Otsu, Japan. She presented the work virtually.
Partridge, C.G., M. Sanders**, K. Geller*, A. Locher, K. Dunham**, and R. Tardani. 2023. Using airborne eDNA techniques to track invasive species in high-quality hemlock forests.
Al Steinman gave a presentation to the Great Lakes Protection Fund, May 10:
Steinman, A.D. Great Lakes Protection Fund (invited). Title: Old and New Threats to the Great Lakes. Chicago, IL.
Paris Velasquez gave a presentation at the Michigan Lakes and Streams Association Annual Conference, May 6:
Velasquez, P.** Effects of microplastics biofilm on an anthropogenically impacted lake.
Kate Lucas gave a presentation at the Michigan Lake and Stream Association Annual Conference, May 6:
Lucas, K.** Impact of climate change and restoration on phosphorus loading in impaired wetlands.
Rick Rediske gave a presentation at the Geological Society of America North Central Section Conference, May 3-5:
Rediske, R. PFAS contamination in Northern Kent County, how the legacy use of Scotchgard impacted groundwater and surface water resources and community health.
Rick Rediske presented a paper at the Society for Industrial Archeology Conference 51st Annual Conference on June 10:
Rediske, R. Using the Past to Restore the Present.
AWRI researchers and students gave several poster presentations at the Wastewater Surveillance Conference, May 17-18:
Alexis M. Porter and Charlyn G. Partridge. Changing tides: West Michigan based genomic analysis of SARS-CoV-2 variants in wastewater.
Alexis M. Porter, John J. Hart**, Richard R. Rediske, and David C. Szlag. SARS-CoV-2 wastewater monitoring on University Campuses: A comparative study on effective intervention strategies for public health guidance.
Renee Tardani, Alexis Porter, and Richard Rediske. Muskegon Resource Recovery Center (MCRRC). Go with the flow for wastewater data normalization: Comparing normalized and non-normalized SARs-CoV2 viral load and physicochemical parameters in Muskegon and Ottawa Counties.
Nicholas Castle, Josie Kuhlman, Michael Vu, John J. Hart**, Megan Jamison, David C. Szlag. Can fecal indicators with flow normalize SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater?
Michael Vu, John J. Hart**, Nicholas Castle, Josie Kuhlman, Megan N. Jamison, Jim N. McNair, David C. Szlag. Frequency and degradation of SARS-CoV-2 markers N1, N2, and E in sewage.
Simran Singh, Nishita D’Souza, Kelly Geith, Alexis Porter, and Erin Dreelin. The Michigan Network for Environmental Health and Technology (MiNET). Tracking wastewater ddPCR variant trends across Michigan from 2021 to 2022.
Carl Ruetz gave a presentation at the Freshwater Sciences 2023 conference in Brisbane, Australia, June 3-7: Ruetz, C.R., III, T. Hoyt**, and M. Mader. 2023. Fish use of freshwater river mouths in Lake Michigan, USA.
Al Steinman presented at a Leadership dinner for the AWRI campaign at Marge Potter’s home on June 28.
Al Steinman presented at a Leadership dinner for the AWRI campaign at Tony and Monica Verplank’s home on July 25.
Jillian Greene gave a presentation at the Michigan Lakes and Streams conference, May 5:
Greene, J. and S. Woznicki. Using remote sensing for water quality monitoring across Michigan’s inland lakes.
Sean Woznicki gave a presentation titled “Water scarcity in the Serbian Danube: Agricultural land use change and irrigation” at the NASA Land Cover and Land Use Change (LCLUC) Science Team Meeting and Carbon Cycle and Ecosystem Science Joint Science Workshop on May 9.
Sean Woznicki gave presentations titled “Remotely sensed water quality in Michigan’s inland lakes” & “Water scarcity in the Serbian Danube” at the BioSense Institute, Novi Sad, Serbia. June 21, 2023.
Sean Woznicki presented “Water Scarcity in the Serbian Danube: Agricultural Land Use and Irrigation” at the SCERIN-10 Workshop. Brno, Czechia. June 27, 2023; and “Integrating remotely sensed data into hydrological/water quality models” (lecture and practical training session). NASA/ESA TransAtlantic Training. Hosted by Masaryk University Brno and Charles University Prague. Invited. Brno, Czechia, June 30.