University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

School of Freshwater Sciences

REU Final Poster Presentation

REU program 2012 final poster presentation


Friday August 10, 2012 — School of Freshwater Sciences / WATER Institute

600 E. Greenfield Ave., Milwaukee, WI  53204

2:15 – 3:00 pm Ballroom- Poster session
     3:00  – 4:30 pm Ballroom- Oral presentations

Samantha Barbour
Messiah College, PA
Hexagenia mayfly eggs enter dormant phase upon one-month exposure to benthic zones of southern Green Bay
Mentor: Dr. Jerry Kaster
Mikaela Cherry
Colorado State University, CO
Variation in the concentration and composition of dissolved organic matter in Lake Michigan

Mentor: Dr. Laodong Guo
Edna Diaz-Negron
University of Hawaii-Hilo, HI
Size selective analysis of growth limitation of phytoplankton in Lake Michigan

Mentor: Dr. Carmen Aguilar
Andrew Franze
Slippery Rock University, PA
Analysis of Dreissena bugensis shell Ca/Mg ratio variability in Lake Michigan

Mentor: Dr. Russell Cuhel
Katherine Harlan
Indiana University, IN
Drugs that keep us healthy can make essential aquatic microbes sick

Mentor: Dr. Rudi Strickler
Lauren Heeg
Washington University of St. Louis, MO
Ecosystem’s relationship to climate warming: Quagga Mussels’ effect on transmission and absorption of solar radiation in Lake Michigan.

Mentors: Dr. Russell Cuhel and Dr. Paul Roebber
Renee Jordan
Macalester College, MN
Effects of triclosan and metformin mixtures on fathead minnow reproduction and testosterone levels
Mentor: Dr. Rebecca Klaper
Bethany Lanham
Clemson University, SC
Shocking: a portable remotely operated vehicle (ROV) for underwater electrofishing
Mentor: Dr. John Janssen
Laura Mast
Vanderbilt University, TN
Heavy metals in urban agriculture

Mentor: Dr. Tim Grundl
Joseph Valencia
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI
Ammonia and phosphorous excretion rates of Lake Michigan Quagga Mussels

Mentors: Dr. Carmen Aguilar and Dr. Russell Cuhel