Environmental Science & Ecology Graduate Students & Faculty Present Research at Conference

Graduate students, Dan Beers, Kyle Morton, and Kylee Wilson alongside Drs Rachel Schultz and Matthew Altenritter attended and presented their research at the 2022 Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting held in Grand Rapids, Michigan from May 14-20, 2022.

The Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting (JASM) was designed to bring together deep, multidisciplinary subject-matter expertise to collaboratively educate one another and solve the complex environmental problems facing our society and our planet today.

Oral Presentations:

  • Morton, K., Gorsky, D., Dittman, D., Altenritter, M. Juvenile Lake Sturgeon on the Move: Use of Tributary and Nearshore Lake Ontario Habitats.
  • Wilson, K., and Altenritter, M. Movement and life history diversity of yellow perch (Perca flavescens) between Lake Ontario and two barrier-protected coastal wetlands.
  • Schultz, R.E., Silva, A.E., Wilcox, D.A, Belleville, L., Unghire, J., and Kennedy, H. Restoration of Braddock Bay of Lake Ontario: Vegetation response under extreme water level fluctuations.

Poster Presentations:

  • Beers, D., Beers, M., Bleier, T., Lawrence, G., Schultz, R., Unghire, J., Wilcox, D., and Chislock, M.F. Evaluating effects of Braddock Bay barrier beach restoration on water quality and trophic state.

Dr. Schultz also organized a symposium, “Leadership and Mentorship: tips and stories” as part of the Society of Wetland Scientists Women in Wetlands Section.

Finally, Dr. Rinchard, although not present, coauthored two oral and one poster presentations.

  • Peterson, S., Glandon, H., Czesny, S. and Rinchard, J. Nearshore fish diet in southern Lake Michigan: comparison of two complementary methods.
  • Osborne, C., Gorsky, D., Rinchard, J., Lantry, B., and Krabbenhoft, T. Genetic variation related to thiamin metabolism among Great Lakes and Finger Lakes lake trout.
  • Keeler, K., Madenjian, C.P., Grivicich, L., Haver, P., Gordon, R., Tillitt, D., and Rinchard, J. Eggs hatchability and egg thiamine concentrations in lake trout from the northern refuge of Lake Michigan.

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Jacques Rinchard: jrinchar@brockport.edu

Posted: May 31, 2022