Graduate Studies

GVSU Biology Students Receive Recognition

Award Winning Graduate Biology Students Make a Splash

Hannah Tavalire won first place in the student paper competition at the Midwest Aquatic Plant Management Society’s annual meeting on March 1, 2011. Her title was "Are certain lineages of variable leaf watermilfoil more apt to grow invasively?"

Matthew Zuellig won second place in the student paper competition at the Midwest Aquatic Plant Management Society’s annual meeting in February 2011. His title was "Hybrid watermilfoils are more common in lakes treated with 2,4-D herbicide."

Elizabeth LaRue was awarded several small research grants, including a $2000 competitive grant from the Midwest Aquatic Plant Management Society, $5000 from Michigan Space Grant Consortium, and $2000 from the West MI Air & Waste Management Association.


Biology Dept. Highlights Graduate Student  Accomplishments

The March/April issue of the Biology Department’s online graduate student newsletter, B.U.G.S. Buzz, featured an article by and about former GVSU graduate student Matt Altenritter. Matt graduated from GVSU with a Master of Science in Biology in August, 2010 and is now a doctoral student at the University of Maine. 

The newsletter also recognized the outstanding accomplishments of three current students: Lyndsey Adams, David Baisch, and Laurelin Martin in “Bugs of the Month.”

This link will take you to the B.U.G.S. online newletter.


Graduate Student Research featured in Journal

Garry Sanders, who graduated in 2009 with an M.S. in Biology, had an article, entitled: Benthic macroinvertebrate and fish communities in Lake Huron are linked to submerged groundwater vents,published in the March issue of Aquatic Biology. Please click on the article title for the full PDF version.

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