Dr. Steinman’s lecture will cover the four main goals of the Muskegon Lake Monitoring Program, which was initiated in 2003. He will discuss the data and findings the monitoring program has produced.
This lecture series is presented in conjunction with the Shifting Shoreline exhibit. Each lecture begins at 6:00 pm. Call 722-0278 to reserve your seat. This is a free series.
Alan (Al) Steinman has been Director of Grand Valley State University’s Annis Water Resources Institute since 2001. Previously, he was Director of the Lake Okeechobee Restoration Program at the South Florida Water Management District. Steinman has published over 150 scientific articles and book chapters, has been awarded over $50 million in grants for scientific and engineering projects, and has testified before the U.S. Congress and the Michigan and Florida state legislatures.
Currently Steinman is a member of science advisory boards for the U.S. EPA, the International Joint Commission, Michigan DEQ, Sea Grant, Healing our Waters, University of Michigan’s Water Center, the Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research, and the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. He currently serves as Associate Editor for Freshwater Biology. He also has served on the State of Michigan’s Groundwater Conservation Advisory Council and Phosphorus Advisory Committees. Steinman’s research interests include aquatic ecosystem restoration, harmful algal blooms, phosphorus cycling, and water policy.
Dr. Steinman holds a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a Ph.D. in Botany/Aquatic Ecology from Oregon State University, an M.S. in Botany from the University of Rhode Island and a B.S. in Botany from the University of Vermont.
Other dates and topics:
February 28: “Remediation, Restoration and Revitalization of Muskegon Lake” – Kathy Evans, West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission
March 14: “Tools and Techniques for Exploration of Muskegon Lake” – Dennis Donahue, NOAA Federal
March 28: “Muskegon Lake as a NOAA Habitat Focus Area” Terry Heatlie, NOAA Affiliate
April 11: “Contaminated Sediments: A Path to Restoration” – Dr. Richard Rediske, Professor, Annis Water Resources Institute