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Incoming graduate students at AWRI, Fall 2014

Incoming graduate students at AWRI, Fall 2014

We are excited to welcome 4 new graduate students to AWRI!

Sabbatical Visitor Spending Fall at AWRI

Sabbatical Visitor Spending Fall at AWRI

Dr. David Fowle of the University of Kansas is conducting his sabbatical in Al Steinman's lab this Fall 2014 term.

Changing Carbon Balance in the Great Lakes

Changing Carbon Balance in the Great Lakes

A recent study summarizing 11 years of plankton metabolism data from Muskegon Lake to Lake Michigan give insight on the carbon balance in this Great Lakes coastal ecosystem.

The search for cancer-fighting fungi in the Great Lakes

The search for cancer-fighting fungi in the Great Lakes

Dr. Mark Luttenton is part of a team of scientists who are surveying the Great Lakes for fungi that could possibly be used to treat pediatric cancers.

Climate change: ignoring the problem is no longer a solution

Climate change: ignoring the problem is no longer a solution

AWRI's Dr. Kevin Strychar co-authored a chapter on climate change in a recent report released by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

Postdocs move on

Postdocs move on

AWRI says goodbye to two postdocs, Geraldine Nogaro and Dave Janetski, who have both secured exciting new positions.

Muskegon Lake Water Quality Dashboard Created

Muskegon Lake Water Quality Dashboard Created

Data from the Muskegon Lake Long-Term Monitoring Program has been used to create a water quality dashboard that depicts the current status and historical trends in Muskegon Lake water quality.

AWRI scientists study seeds to uncover how invasive species are replaced by even-more-invasive species

AWRI scientists study seeds to uncover how invasive species are replaced by even-more-invasive species

Invasive hybrids between an introduced aquatic weed, Eurasian watermilfoil, and its ecologically benign native sister species, northern watermilfoil, are associated with chemically managed lakes in the Menominee River Watershed (MRW).

Area students get science field trips thanks to Alcoa Foundation grant

Area students get science field trips thanks to Alcoa Foundation grant

More than 500 students from Montague and Whitehall public schools will experience hands-on science field trips at Grand Valley's Annis Water Resources Institute during 2012 and 2013, thanks to a $15,000 grant from the Alcoa Foundation. The grant

AWRI Student Research: Microbes Move to Optimize Underwater Light Harvest

AWRI Student Research: Microbes Move to Optimize Underwater Light Harvest

Recently discovered submerged sinkholes in Lake Huron near Alpena, MI are inhabited by peculiar microbial life. These cyanobacteria live in low/no oxygen and high sulfur groundwater seeping out of Paleozoic marine evaporates in the regions karst aquifers