Toward Undersea Persistence
Nina Mahmoudian (MEEM) has received a $57,708 grant from the Office of Naval Research for her research project titled, “Toward Undersea Persistence.”
Monitoring the Water Condition
WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids reported on Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center work with Enbridge Energy to monitor the water conditions around Enbridge pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac.
Great Lakes Connectivity Decisions
Joseph Wagenbrenner (SFRES/GLRC), is the principal investigator on the project Informing Great Lakes Connectivity Decisions: An Enhanced Online Portal for High-Resolution Barrier Data and Species-Specific Benefit Analysis, that has received a $42,105 research and development grant from the University of Wisconsin. Casey Huckins (Bio Sci) and David Watkins (CEE) are co-PIs on the two-year project.
Spatial Analysis in Historical Demography
Don Lafreniere (SS/GLRC) co-hosted a scientific panel on Spatial Analysis in Historical Demography last week at the Université du Québec in Quebec City. Sponsored by the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, the panel brought together researchers from around the world to discuss emerging scholarship in spatial demography and to strengthen dialogue between historical and contemporary demographers.
Developing a Talent Pipeline
Andrew Barnard, (MEEM, GLRC), is the principal investigator and Guy Meadows (GLRC) and Nina Mahmoudian (MEEM) are co-principal investigators on a project that received a $599,620 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense-Office of Naval Research. The project is, “Developing a Talent Pipeline: Inspiring Future Naval Engineers and Scientists Using Real-World Project Based Instruction.” This is potentially a three-year project.
An article by Nancy Auer, (Bio Sci) appears in Fish Lines a bi-monthly on-line publication by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fisheries-Midwest Division, which highlights activities conducted by Service Fishery personnel in the Midwest States of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and Missouri. Read the article.
Spiny water flea
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) aired a news story about the invasive species called the spiny water flea. MPR reporter Dan Gunderson quoted Professor W. Charles Kerfoot (BioSci).
Canadian Historical Geographic Information Systems Partnership
Don Lafreniere (SS/GLRC) has received a $193,008 partnership development grant from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada for a project titled, “Canadian Historical Geographic Information Systems Partnership.” This is a two-year project.
Governor Appoints Meadows to Board
Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed a 15-member standing advisory board to implement recommendations on Michigan oil pipeline safety included in a state report focused on Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac. The Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board includes Guy Meadows, director of Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center, as well as members of the U.S. Coast Guard, National Wildlife Foundation, Marathon Pipeline Co. and Enbridge Inc., which operates a 62-year-old twin pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac.
Lake Superior Research Experience for Grad Students
BL5421 Lake Superior Explorations for Graduate Students Summer 2015: This is a field intensive Biological Sciences course at the Great Lakes Research Center at Michigan Technological University with significant time spent on research vessels (R/V Agassiz or NOAA R/V 5501) where students learn the use of a variety of state-of-the-art techniques to characterize biological communities and measure important physical and biological processes. Read More and see the Photo Gallery