Lake Erie Center

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6200 Bayshore Rd.
Oregon, OH 43616
Phone: 419.530.8360
Fax: 419.530.8399

The LEC is open to the public
Mon - Fri, 9am -4:30 pm
Tours offered Wed at 10 am

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Publications and Presentations

Bold = GK-12 Participants, * = GK-12 Fellows, ** = GK-12 Teachers

PUBLICATIONS 2014 – 2015 (N=24)

  1. Bodamer-Scarbro, B*. The Physiological and Behavioral Responses of Yellow Perch to Hypoxia. Ph.D. Dissertation (May 2014).
  2. Bodamer, B.L.*, and Bridgeman, T.B. 2014. Experimental dead zones: Two designs for creating oxygen gradients in aquatic ecological studies. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods. 12: 441-454.
  3. Bryan, N.J., Moorhead, D.L., and Crail, T.D.* 2014.Habitat characteristics of a unionid refuge in the thermal plume of a power plant in western Lake Erie. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 40: 699-704.
  4. Chaffin, J.D.*, Bridgeman, T.B., Bade, D.L., and Mobilian, C.N. 2014. Summer phytoplankton nutrient limitation in Maumee Bay of Lake Erie during high-flow and low-flow years. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 40: 524-531.
  5. Chaffin, J.D.*, Sigler, W.V., and Bridgeman T.B. 2014. Connecting the blooms: Tracking of the unprecedented Microcystis bloom of 2011 across Lake Erie using DGGE. Aquatic Microbial Ecology. 73: 29-39.
  6. Fisher, T.G., Blockland, J., Anderson, B., Krantz, D. Stierman, D., and Goble, R.J. In Press. Testing Hypothesized Lake Level Fluctuations in Ancestral Lake Erie, Northwest Ohio. Ohio Journal of Science. In Press.
  7. Gallagher, K.* and Lawrence, P. 2015. Unmanned systems and managing from above: The practical implications of UAVs for research applications addressing urban sustainability. In: Gatrell, J.D., Jensen, R.R., Pullen, N.H., & Patterson, M. (Eds.) Urban Sustainability on the Ground & in Place. Springer Publications.
  8. Haponski, A.E.* and Stepien, C.A. In review. Two decades of genetic consistency in a reproductive population in the face of exploitation: Patterns of adult and larval walleye (Sander vitreus) from Lake Erie’s Maumee River. Conservation Genetics. In Review.
  9. Haponski, A.E.*, and Stepien, C.A. 2014.A population genetic window into the past and future of the walleye Sander vitreus: Relation to historic walleye and the extinct “blue pike” S. v. "glaucus". BMC Evolutionary Biology. 14: 133.
  10. Haponski, A.E.*, and Stepien, C.A. 2014. Genetic connectivity and diversity of walleye (Sander vitreus) spawning across the Huron-Erie Corridor pre- and post-restoration. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 40: 89-100.
  11. Haponski, A.E.*, Dean, H.A., Blake, B.E., and Stepien, C.A.  2014. Genetic history of walleye (Sander vitreus) spawning in Lake Erie's Cattaraugus Creek: A comparison of pre- and post-stocking. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 143: 1295-1307.
  12. Higley (formerly Campbell), M.C.*, Fisher, T.G., Jol, H.M., Lepper, K., and Martin-Hayden, J.M. 2014. Stratigraphic and chronologic analysis of the Warren Beach, Northwest Ohio, USA. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. 51(8): 737-749.
  13. Maike, C.* 2014. A Flood-Tidal Delta Complex, The Holocene/Pleistocene Boundary, and Seismic Stratigraphy in the Quaternary Section off the Southern Assateague Island Coast, Virginia, USA. M.S. Thesis (August 2014).
  14. Manning, N.F.*, Mayer, C.M., Bossenbroek, J.M., Tyson, J.T., Bunnell, D.B. Rudstam, L., and Jackson, R.J. 2014. Modeling turbidity type and intensity effects on the growth and starvation mortality of yellow perch. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 47: 1544-1553.
  15. Roseman, E.F., Thompson, P.A., Farrell, J.M., Mandrak, N.E., and Stepien, C.A. 2014. Conservation and management of fisheries and aquatic communities in Great Lakes connecting channels. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 40: 1-6.
  16. Shao, C, J. Chen, Stepien, C.A., Chu, H., Bridgeman, T.B., Czajkowski, K.P., Becker, R.H. Ouyang, Z. and John, R.. 2015.Diurnal to annual changes in carbon, latent and sensible heat over a Laurentian Great Lake.  Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences.  In Press.
  17. Stepien, C.A. and Haponski. A.E.* 2015. Taxonomy, distribution, and evolution of percid fishes. In:Kestlemont, P. (Ed). Biology and Culture of Percid Fishes-Principles and Practices. Ch. 1. In Press.
  18. Stepien, C.A., and Sullivan, T.*. 2015. Temporal Population Genetic Structure of Yellow Perch Spawning Groups in the Lower Great Lakes. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 144: 1295-1307.
  19. Stepien, C.A., Behrmann-Goedl, J. and Bernatchez, L. 2015.  Evolutionary Relationships,Population Genetics, and Ecological and Genomic Adaptations of Perch (Perca) In: Couture, P. andG. Moyer. (Eds.). Biology of Perch. CRC Press. In Press.
  20. Stepien, C.A., Calzonetti, F.Bossenbroek. J.M. Czajkowski, K.P., Bollin, T.L.** and Gruden, C.L.2015.Enhancing environmental sustainability through a university field station.  In: Kumar, A. & D.S. Kim (eds). Sustainability Practice and Education on University Campuses and Beyond. In Press.
  21. Stepien, C.A., Pierce, L.R.*, Leaman, D.W., Niner, M.D., and Shepherd, B.S. 2015. Gene diversification of an emerging pathogen: A decade of mutation in a novel fish Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) substrain in the Laurentian Great Lakes. PLoS ONE. 10(8): e0135146.
  22. Stepien, C.A., Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.*, and Haponski, A.E.* 2015. Comparative genetic diversity, population structure, and adaptations of walleye and yellow perch across North America.  In: Kestlemont, P. (Ed.). Biology and Culture of Percid Fishes-Principles and Practices. Ch. 25. In Press.
  23. Sullivan, T.J.* and Stepien, C.A. 2014. Genetic diversity, divergence, and connectivity of yellow perch spawning in Lake Huron, the Huron-Erie corridor and western Lake Erie. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 40: 101-109.
  24. Zanatta, D.T., Bossenbroek, J.M., Burlakova, L.E., Crail T.D.*, Szalay, F., Griffith, T.A., Kapusinski, D., Karatayev, A.Y., Krebs, R.A., Meyer, E.S., Paterson, W.L., Prescott, T.J., Rowe, M.T., Schloesser, D.W. and Walsh, M.C. 2015. Distribution of Native Mussel (Unionidae) Assemblages in Coastal Areas of Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, and Connecting Channels, Twenty-Five Years After a Dreissenid Invasion. Northern Naturalist. 22: 223-235

PUBLICATIONS 2013 – 2014 (N=12)

  1. Bodamer, B.L.* 2014. The physiological and behavioral responses of yellow perch to hypoxia. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Environmental Sciences, Toledo, OH. May 2014.
  2. Chaffin, J.D.*, Bridgeman, T.B., and Bade, D.L. 2013. Nitrogen constrains the growth of late summer cyanobacterial blooms in Lake Erie. Advances in Microbiology. 3: 16-26.
  3. Chaffin, J.D*., and Bridgeman T.B. 2014. Organic and inorganic nitrogen utilization by nitrogen-stressed cyanobacterial blooms during bloom conditions. Journal of Applied Phycology. 26: 299-309
  4. DeVanna, K.M., D.W. Schloesser, J.M. Bossenbroek, and C.M. Mayer.2013. Interactions between an exotic ecosystem engineer (Dreissena spp.) and native burrowing mayflies (Hexagenia spp.) in soft sediments of western Lake Erie in Quagga and Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impacts and Control, Second Ed. Edited by T.F. Nalepa and D.W. Schloesser. pp. 611-621.
  5. Haponski, A.E.* 2013.  Evolutionary, biogeographic, and population genetic patterns of walleye and other Sander: Relationships across continents, corridors, and spawning sites. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Environmental Sciences, Toledo, OH. August 2013.
  6. Haponski, A.E.*, and Stepien, C.A. 2013. Phylogenetic and biogeographic relationships of the Sander pikeperches (Perciformes: Percidae): Patterns across North America and Eurasia. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 110: 156-179.
  7. Kocovsky, P.M., Sullivan, T.J.*, Knight, C., and Stepien, C.A. 2013. Genetic and morphometric differences demonstrate population substructure of yellow perch Perca flavescens in central Lake Erie. Journal of Fish Biology. 82: 2015-2030.
  8. Manning, N.F.* 2013. Modeling the effects of turbidity on Age-0 yellow perch (Perca flavescens) in the western basin of Lake Erie. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Environmental Sciences, Toledo, OH. August 2013.
  9. Manning, N.F.*, Mayer, C.M., Bossenbroek, J.M., and Tyson, J.T. 2013. Effects of Water clarity on the Length and Abundance in August of Age-0 Yellow Perch in the Western Basin of Lake Erie. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 39: 295-302.
  10. Pierce, L.R.*, Willey, J.C., Crawford, E.L., Palsule, V.V., Shepherd, B.S., and Stepien, C.A.2013.Accurate Detection and Quantification of the Fish Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia virus (VHSv) with a Two-Color Fluorometric Real-Time PCR Assay. PLoS One.8: 1-12.
  11. Pierce, L.R.* 2013. The evolution and detection of the fish Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia virus (VHSv). Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Environmental Sciences, Toledo, OH. December 2013.
  12. Stepien, C.A., Grigorovich, I.A., Grey, M.A., Sullivan, T.J.*, Woolwine, S., and Kalayci, G. 2013. Evolutionary, biographic, and population genetic relationships of Driessenid mussels, with revision of component taxa. in Quagga and Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impacts and Control, Second Ed. Edited by T.F. Nalepa and D.W. Schloesser. pp. 403-444.

PUBLICATIONS 2012 – 2013 (N=10)

  1. Barnswell, K.D.* and Dwyer, D.F. Two year performance by evapotranspiration covers for municipal solid waste landfills in northwest Ohio.  Waste Management. 32: 2336-2341.
  2. Bridgeman, T.B.Chaffin, J.D.*, Kane, D.D., Conroy, J.D., Panek, S.E., and Armenio, P.M. 2012. From river to lake: Phosphorus partitioning and algal community compositional changes in western Lake Erie. Journal Great Lakes Research. 38: 90-97.
  3. Bridgeman, T.B.Chaffin, J.D.*, Filburn, J.E. 2013. A novel method for tracking western Lake Erie Microcystis blooms, 2002-2011. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 39(1): 83-89.
  4. Chaffin, J.D.*, Bridgeman, T.B., Heckathorn, S.A., and Krause, A.E. 2012. The role of suspended sediments and mixing in promoting Microcystis blooms. Journal of Water Resources and Protection. 4: 1029-1041.
  5. Chaffin, J.D.*, Mishra, S., Kuhaneck, R.M., Heckathorn, S.A., and Bridgeman, T.B. 2012. Environmental controls on growth and lipid content for the freshwater diatom, Fragilaria capucina: a candidate for biofuel production. Journal of Applied Phycology. 24: 1045-1051.
  6. Chaffin, J.D.* 2013. Effects of low bioavailable nitrogen and phosphorus on cyanobacteria dynamics in eutrophic Lake Erie. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Environmental Sciences, Toledo, OH. May 2013.
  7. Michalak AM, Anderson EJ, Beletsky D, Boland S, Bosch NS, Bridgeman TB, Chaffin JD*, Cho K, Confesor R, Daloğlu I, DePinto JV, Evans MA, Fahnenstiel GL, He L, Ho JC, Jenkins L, Johengen TH, Kuo KC, LaPorte E, Liu X, McWilliams MR, Moore MR, Posselt DJ, Richards RP, Scavia D, Steiner AL, Verhamme E, Wright DM, Zagorski MA. 2013. Record-setting algal bloom in Lake Erie caused by agricultural and meteorological trends consistent with expected future conditions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110:6448-6452
  8. Pierce, L.R.*, Willey, J.C., Crawford, E.C., Palsule, V.V., Leaman, D.W., Faisal, M., Kim, R., Shepherd, B.S., Stanoszek, L.M., and Stepien, C.A. 2013. A new StaRT-PCR approach to detect and quantify the fish Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia virus (VHSv): Enhanced quality control with internal standards. Journal of Virological Methods. 189:129-142.
  9. Sullivan, T.J.* 2013. A fine-scale analysis of spatial and temporal population genetic patterns in the yellow perch (Perca flavescens). M.S. thesis, Department of Environmental Sciences, Toledo, OH. May 2013.
  10. Traub, J.*. 2012. The variation of CDOM spectral slope in the western Lake Erie basin. M.S. thesis, Department of Environmental Sciences, Toledo, OH.

PUBLICATIONS 2011 – 2012 (N=16)

  1. Anderson, B.* 2011. Determining the chronology of the transition between glacial Lakes Whittlesey and Warren in the Western Lake Erie basin through varve analysis. M.S. thesis, Department of Environmental Sciences, Toledo, OH, December 2011.
  2. Banda, J.* 2012. Temporal and spatial genetic consistency of walleye (Sander vitreus) spawning groups. M.S. thesis, Department of Environmental Sciences, Toledo, OH. May 2012.
  3. BarrC.J.*, Mertens, J.A., and Schall, C.A. 2012. Critical cellulase and hemicellulase activities for hydrolysis of ionic liquid pretreated biomass.  Bioresource Technology, 104: 480-485.
  4. Campbell, M.*, Fisher, T.G., Goble, R.J. 2011. Terrestrial sensitivity to abrupt cooling recorded by aeolian dunes in northwest Ohio, U.S.A. Quaternary Research, 75(3): 411-416.
  5. Chaffin, J.D.*, Bridgeman, T.B., Heckathorn, S.A., and Mishra, S. 2011. Assessment of Microcystis growth rate potential and nutrient status across a trophic gradient in western Lake Erie. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 37: 92-100.
  6. Cochran, N.* 2011. Calculating urban heat island using landsat thermal imagery and GLOBE surface temperature data. M.S. thesis, Department of Geography and Planning. May 2011.
  7. DeVanna, K.M.* 2011. Spatial correlation and facilitation between Dreissena and Hexagenia: Possible food web disruption? Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Environmental Sciences.  December 2011.
  8. DeVanna, K.M.*, Bodamer, B.L.*, Wellington, C.G., Hammer, E., Mayer, C.M., and Bossenbroek, J.M. 2011. An alternative hypothesis to invasional meltdown in the Laurentian Great Lakes region: General facilitation by Dreissena. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 37(4): 632-641.
  9. Gorey, C.* and Escobar, I.C. 2011. N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAAM) modified cellulose acetate ultrafiltration membranes, Journal of Membrane Science, 383: 272-279.
  10. Karsiotis, S., Pierce, L.R.*, Brown, J., Stepien, C.A. 2012.Salinity tolerance of the invasive round goby: Experimental implications for seawater ballast exchange and spread to North American estuaries. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 38:121-128.
    (note:  Karsiotis was a high school student sponsored by Stepien for her Science Fair project through GK-12.  She now is an undergraduate student.)
  11. Kutovaya, O., McKay, R., Beall, F., Willhelm, S., Kane, D., Chaffin, J.*, Bridgeman, T., Bullerjahn, S. 2011. Evidence against fluvial seeding of recurrent toxic blooms of Microcystis spp. In Lake Erie’s western basin. Harmful Algae. 15: 71-77.
  12. Pierce, L.* and Stepien, C.A. 2012. Evolution and biogeography of an emerging quasispecies: diversity patterns of the fish Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia virus (VHSv). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 63: 327-341.
  13. Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.* 2011. Population Genetic Structure and Biogeographic Patterns in the Yellow Perch Perca flavescens: An Analysis of Mitochondrial and Nuclear DNA Markers. Doctoral dissertation, Department of Environmental Sciences, Toledo OH. December 2011.
  14. Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.*, and Stepien, C.A. Waterscape genetics of the yellow perch (Perca flavescens): Patterns across large connected ecosystems and isolated relict populations, Molecular Ecology. 21: 5795-5826.
  15. Stepien, C.A., Banda, J.*, Murphy, D.M., Haponski, A.E.* 2012. Temporal and spatial genetic consistency of walleye (Sander vitreus) spawning groups. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 141:660-672.
  16. West, H.* 2011. Environmental implications of rainwater harvesting systems at institutional buildings.  M.S. Thesis.  Department of Civil Engineering. December 2011.

PUBLICATIONS 2010 – 2011 (N=6)

  1. Barnswell, K.* 2010. Determining preliminary components for a landfill evapotranspiration cover. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Environmental Sciences, Toledo, OH. May 2010.
  2. Barnswell, K.D.* and Dwyer, D.F. 2011. Assessing the performance of evapotranspiration covers for municipal solid waste landfills in northwest Ohio.  Journal of Environmental Engineering, 137: 301-306.
  3. Crail, T.D.*, Krebs, R.A., Zanatta, D.T. 2011. Unionid mussels from the nearshore zones in Lake Erie.  Journal of Great Lakes Research, 37: 199-202.
  4. DeVanna, K.M.*, Armenio, P., Barrett, C.A., Mayer, C.M. 2011. Invasive ecosystem engineers on soft sediment change the habitat of mayflies and their availability to predators. Freshwater Biology, 56: 2448-2458.
  5. Mileyeva-Biebesheimer, O.* 2011. An Investigation into Metal Oxide Nanoparticle Toxicity to Bacteria in Environmental Systems Using Fluorescence Based Assays. Doctoral Dissertation.  Department of Civil Engineering. May 2011
  6. Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.* and Stepien, C.A. 2011.Fine-scale population genetic structure of the yellow perch Perca flavescens in Lake Erie. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 68:1435-1453.

PUBLICATIONS 2009-2010 (N=11)

  1. Campbell, M.* 2009.The evolution of the Lake Warren coastline in the Oak Openings region in northwest Ohio, USA. M.S. Thesis, Department of Environmental Sciences, Toledo OH. December 2009.
  2. Gorey, C.*, Escobar, I.,Gruden, C., Cai, G. 2009. Development of microbial sensing nanostructured membranes.  Desalination, 248: 99-105.
  3. Grzybowski, M., Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.*, Stepien, C.A., Rosauer, D., Binkowksi, F., Klaper, R., Shepherd, B., Goetz, F. 2010. Genetic variation of 17 wild yellow perch populations from the Midwest and East coastal United States using microsatellites. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 139: 270–287.
  4. Gullinkala T., Digman B., Gorey C.*, Hausman R., Escobar, I. 2009. Desalination – Reverse Osmosis and Membrane Distillation, In: Escobar I. and A. Schäfer (eds.), Sustainable Water for the Future - Water Recycling versus Desalination, Elsevier Science, The Netherlands.
  5. Haponski, A.E.*, Bollin, T.L.**, Jedicka, M.A., Stepien, C.A.  2010.  Landscape genetic patterns of the rainbow darter: A watershed analysis of mitochondrial DNA sequences and nuclear microsatellites. Journal of Fish Biology, 75: 2244-2268.
  6. Parker, A.D., Stepien, C.A., Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.*, Ruehl, C.B., Uzarski, D.J.  2009.  The interplay of morphology, ecological habitat, resource use, and population genetics in young yellow perch.  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 138: 899-914. doi: 10.1577/T08-093.1
  7. Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.*, Ford, A.M., Williams, D.J., Stepien, C.A. 2009. Population genetic diversity and phylogeographic divergence patterns of yellow perch (Perca flavescens). Journal of Great Lakes Research, 35:107-119.  Doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2008.11.009
  8. Stepien, C.A., Murphy, D.J., Lohner, R.N., Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.*, Haponski, A.E.*. 2009. Signatures of vicariance, postglacial dispersal, and spawning philopatry: Population genetics and biogeography of the walleye Sander vitreusMolecular Ecology. 18: 3411–3428. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04291.x
  9. Stepien, C.A., Murphy, D.J., Lohner, R.N., Haponski, A.E.*, Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.*. 2010. Status and delineation of walleye genetic stock structure across the Great Lakes.  In Status of Walleye in the Great Lakes:  Proceedings of the 2006 Symposium. Great Lakes Fishery Commission Technical Report, 69 pp, 189-223.
  10. Stepien, C.A. and Haponski, A.E. *. 2010. Systematics of the greenside darter Etheostoma blennioides complex revisited:  Consensus from nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 57: 434-447.
  11. Wang, H., Gruden, C.L., Bridgeman, T.B., and Chaffin, J.D.* 2009. Detection and quantification of Microcystis spp. and microcystin-LR in Western Lake Erie during the summer of 2007. Water. Sci. Technol. 60, 1837-1846.

PUBLICATIONS 2008 – 2009 (N=5)

  1. Bodamer, B.L.* and Bossenbroek, J.M. 2008. Wetlands as barriers: effects of vegetated waterways on downstream dispersal of zebra mussels.  Freshwater Biology, 53: 2051-2060.
  2. Gorey, C.*, Escobar, I., Gruden, C., Coleman, M., Mileyeva-Biebesheimer, O*. 2008.  Development of Smart Membrane Filters for Microbial Sensing. Separation Science & Technology, 43: 4056-4074.
  3. Haponski, A.E.* and Stepien, C.A.2008.Molecular, morphological, and biogeographic resolution of cryptic taxa in the greenside darter Etheostoma blennioides complex. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 49: 69-83.  Doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2008.07.013
  4. Parker, A.D., Uzarski, D.G., Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.* Stepien, C.A., Ruehl, C.B., Burton, T.M. 2009. The interplay of phenotypic plasticity, ecological habitat, and population genetics in young yellow perch. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 138: 899-914.
  5. Stepien, C.A., Murphy, D.J., Lohner, R.N., Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.*, Haponski, A.E.* 2009.  Population genetics and biogeography of the walleye Sander vitreus:  Signatures of vicariance, postglacial dispersal, and spawning philopatry. Molecular Ecology, 18: 3411-3428.

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS 2014-2015 (N=21)

  1. Czajkowski, K.P., A. Johansen, E. Reynolds, A. Ames, A. Jurski, X. Li, K. Gallagher*, and E. Kofi-Opata (2015) Mapping drain tile to assess agricultural contribution to nonpoint source pollution in the Western Lake Erie basin, International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR), Burlington, VT, May 26-28, 2015. 
  2. Dietrich, A.* (2015) Stormwater Modeling to Estimate the Benefits of Green Infrastructure in Northwest Ohio​. Midwest Graduate Research Symposium, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio. March 2015.
  3. Dietrich, A.* and Gruden, C.L. (2015) Performance evaluation of green stormwater infrastructure using monitoring and modeling. Ohio Stormwater Association Conference, Sandusky, OH. May 2015.
  4. Dietrich, A.* and Gruden, C.L. (2015) Quantifying the Benefits of Green Stormwater Infrastructure using PCSWMM. ASCE EWRI: World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Austin, TX. May 2015.
  5. Gallagher, K. (2015) Bridging the gap between science and practice:  Examining if conceptual frameworks can be effective as tools to guide the planning and valuation of multi-purpose urban trails. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. 2015.
  6. Gallagher, K. (2015) Valuation of green infrastructure: A conceptual analysis of multi-use trails using environmental, public health, and economic indicators. Association of American Geographers East Lakes/West Lakes Regional Conference. Kalamazoo, MI. 2015.
  7. Gruden, C.Dietrich, A., Yarlagadda, R., Rousseau, K., Empey, M., and Greene, M. (2015) Green infrastructure design and modeling based on local land use practices toward the development of a community-based, cohesive strategy for stormwater reduction in Toledo, OH. 2015 Association for Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Education and Research Conference, Yale University, New Haven, CT. June 2015. 
  8. Gruden, C.Dietrich, A.*, Yarlagadda, R., Rousseau, K., Empey, M. and Greene, M. (2015) Green Stormwater Infrastructure Planning for Lucas County, OH. 2015 Ohio Stormwater Association Conference, Sandusky, OH. May 2015.
  9. Snyder, M.R.*, and Stepien, C.A. (2015) Population genetic structure of the Eurasian round goby in the Great Lakes: variation over time and space. Midwest Graduate Research Symposium. University of Toledo, Toledo, OH. March 2015.
  10. Snyder, M.R.*, and Stepien, C.A. (2015) Population genetic structure of the Eurasian round goby in the North America and beyond: variation over time and space. International Association for Great Lakes Research annual conference. University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. May 2015.
  11. Stepien, C.A. (2014) Understanding our Great Lakes Fishes with DNA. University of Toledo, Distinguished University Professor invited lecture. Toledo, OH. October 2014. 
  12. Stepien, C.A. and Pierce, L.R* (2014) Evolutionary Dynamics of the VHS Fish Virus: An Emerging Pathogen. Society of Freshwater Sciences. Portland, OR. May 2014
  13. Stepien, C.A. and Haponski. A.E.* (2014) Genetic History of Maumee River Spawning Walleye (Sander vitreus): Comparisons of Adult and Larval Gene Pools.American Fisheries Society Annual Conference. Quebec city, Canada. August 2014.  
  14. Stepien, C.A. and Haponski. A.E.* (2014) Genetic History of Maumee River Spawning Walleye (Sander vitreus): Comparisons of Adult and Larval Gene Pools. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologist Annual Meeting. Chattanooga, August 2014.
  15. Stepien, C.A. (2014) Environmental Challenges Facing Our Great Lakes. University of Texas, San Antonio invited Departmental Seminar. Dept. of Civil Engineering. San Antonio, TX. November 2014.
  16. Stepien, C.A., Niner, M.D., Pierce, L.R.* (2015) Gene Diversification of an Emerging Pathogen: A Decade of Mutation in a Novel Fish Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) Substrain Since Its First Appearance in the Laurentian Great Lakes. American Fisheries Society Annual Conference. Portland, OR. August 2015.
  17. Stepien, C.A. Haponski. A.E*, and Kramer, E. (2015) Two Decades of Genetic Consistency in a Reproductive Population in the Face of Exploitation: Patterns of Adult and Larval Walleye (Sander vitreus) from Lake Erie's Maumee River. American Fisheries Society. Portland, OR. August 2015.
  18. Stepien, C.A. Pierce, L.R.*, Niner, M., and Leaman, D. (2015) Gene Diversification of an Emerging Pathogen: A Decade of Mutation in a Novel Fish Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) Substrain Since Its First Appearance in the Laurentian Great Lakes. American Fisheries Society Annual Conference, Portland, OR. August 2015.
  19. Niner, M., Pierce, L.R.*, Stepien, C.A., andLeaman, D. (2015) Gene Diversification of an Emerging Pathogen: A Decade of Mutation in a novel Fish Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) substrain since its first appearance in the Laurentian Great Lakes. Ohio Research Review, Columbus, OH. January 2015.
  20. Niner, M., Pierce, L.R.*, Stepien, C.A., and Leaman, D. (2015) Gene Diversification of an Emerging Pathogen: A Decade of Mutation in a novel Fish Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) substrain since its first appearance in the Laurentian Great Lakes. Midwest Graduate Research Symposium. Toledo, OH. March 2015.
  21. Stepien, C.A., Pierce, L.R.*, Niner, M. Shepherd, B., and Leaman, D. (2014) Evolutionary Dynamics of the VHS Fish Virus:An Emerging Pathogen. VHS Project Symposium Presentation, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI. December 2014.

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS 2013-2014 (N=19)

  1. Bodamer, B.L.* (2014) The physiological and behavioral responses of yellow perch to hypoxia. Ph.D. Dissertation Defense, Department of Environmental Sciences, Toledo, OH. March 2014.
  2. Chaffin, J.D*, Sigler, W.V., Bridgeman, T.B. (2013) Tracking the Lake Erie Microcystis bloom of 2011 using denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis. International Association of Great Lakes Research. Purdue IN. May 2013.
  3. Dietrich, A.* (2014) University of Toledo stormwater best management practice study. Midwest Graduate Research Symposium. Toledo, OH. March 2014.
  4. Haponski, A.E.* (2013) Evolutionary, biogeographic, and population genetic patterns of walleye and other Sander: Relationships across continents, corridors, and spawning sites. Ph.D. Dissertation Defense, Department of Environmental Sciences, Toledo, OH. June 2013.
  5. Haponski, A.E.* and Stepien, C.A. (2013) Using ancient DNA to solve the mystery of the blue pike Sander vitreus glaucus (Hubbs 1926). American Fisheries Society, Little Rock, AR. September 2013.
  6. Haponski, A.E.* and Stepien, C.A. (2014) Using ancient DNA to solve the mystery of the blue pike Sander vitreus glaucus (Hubbs 1926). Lake Erie – Inland Waters Annual Research Review. Columbus, OH. January 2014.
  7. Haponski, A.E.* and Stepien, C.A. (2014) Using ancient DNA to solve the mystery of the blue pike Sander vitreus glaucus (Hubbs 1926). Ohio Fish and Wildlife Management Association. Columbus, OH. February 2014.
  8. Higley (formerly Campbell), M.C.* (2013) A Subsurface Investigation of a Glacial Lake Shoreline in Northwest Ohio. Indiana Geological Survey Seminar, Bloomington, IN.  May 2013.
  9. Maike, C.A.* (2014) Holocene Seismic Stratigraphy of the Atlantic inner-shelf Assateague Island, Maryland. Midwest Graduate Research Symposium, Toledo, OH. March 2014.
  10. Maike, C.A., Banaszak, J.F., Krantz, D.E. 2013. Modes of Overwash and Depositional Patterns on Assateague Island. American Geophysical Union’s 47th annual Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA. December 2013.
  11. Manning, N.M.* (2013) Modeling the effects of turbidity on Age-0 yellow perch (Perca flavescens) in the western basin of Lake Erie. Ph.D. Dissertation Defense, Department of Environmental Sciences, Toledo, OH. May 2013.
  12. Pierce, L.R.* (2013The Evolution and Detection of the Fish Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia virus (VHSv). Ph.D. Dissertation Defense, Department of Environmental Sciences, Toledo, OH. August 2013.        
  13. Pierce, L.R.* (2013) The Evolution and Detection of the Fish Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia virus (VHSv). Cleveland Clinic Research Seminar. November 2013.
  14. Serfas, D.* (2014) Understanding the role of the built environment and risk behaviors in the health outcome of obesity. Midwest Graduate Research Symposium, Toledo, OH. March 2014.
  15. Stepien, C.A., Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.*, and Haponski, A.E.* (2013) Comparative Population Genetic Structure of Walleye and Yellow Perch: Interplay of Temporal, Glacial, and Life History Patterns. International Association For Great Lakes Researchers (IAGLR) Annual Conference, Purdue University, IN. June 2013.
  16. Stepien, C.A., and Pierce, L.R.* (2013) A New Real Time PCR Assay with Internal Controls to Accurately Detect and Quantify the Fish Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus (VHSv). International Association For Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) Annual Conference, Purdue University, IN. June 2013.
  17. Stepien, C.A., and Pierce, L.R.* (2013) Accurate Detection and Quantification of the Fish Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus (VHSv) With a New Real-Time PCR Assay.  American Fisheries Society Annual Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas. September 2013.
  18. Stepien, C.A., and Pierce, L.R.* (2014)Evolutionary Diversification and Spread of the VHSv Fish Virus in the Great Lakes and Beyond. International Conference on Marine Invasive Species: Management of Ballast Water and Other Vectors. Muscat, Oman. February 2014.
  19. Stepien, C.A., and Pierce, L.R.* (2014) Evolutionary Dynamics of the VHS Fish Virus:  An Emerging Pathogen. Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Molecular Ecology Session. Portland Oregon. May 2014.  

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS 2012 – 2013 (N=65)

  1. Barr C.J.*, Click, K., Hanson, B.L., Langan, P., Schall, C.A. (2012) Exploration of the Effect of Ionic Liquid Pretreatment Temperature on Biomass Composition, Structure, and Enzymatic Digestibility. 1st Annual Chemical and Environmental Engineering Graduate Symposium. University of Toledo. May 2012.    
  2. Barr C.J.*, Perrotta, G., Click, K., Hanson, B.L., Langan, P., Schall, C.A. (2012) Examination of Biomass Composition, Structure, and Enzymatic Digestibility As a Function of Ionic Liquid Pretreatment Temperature. 2012 AICHE National Meeting. October 2012.
  3. Barr C.J.*, Mertens, J.A., Schall, C.A. (2012) Investigation of Accessory Hemicellulases and Pectinases for Polysaccharide Hydrolysis of Ionic Liquid Pretreated Biomass. 2012 AICHE National Meeting. November 2012.
  4. Chaffin, J.D.* (2013) Effects of low bioavailable nitrogen and phosphorus on cyanobacteria dynamics in eutrophic Lake Erie. Ph.D. Dissertation Defense, Department of Environmental Sciences, Toledo, OH. February 2013.
  5. Deitz, J. and Reaver, N.G.F.* (2012) Building Ohio’s Sustainable Energy Future (BOSEF). Sustainable U: Perspectives on Sustainability in Higher Education and Beyond in Northwest Ohio. Toledo, OH, November 2012.
  6. Gallagher, K*., Maziarz, L., Bhuiyan, A. “Engaging Students in the Assessments of Walkability and Bikeability at a Midwestern Institution.” Sustainable U. Toledo, OH 2012.
  7. Gallagher, K.*, Lawrence, P. & Egan, K.  (2013) Wetland Valuation at a Midwest Institution of Higher Learning. 4th Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposia. Toledo, Ohio. April 2013.
  8. Haponski, A.E.* and Stepien, C.A. (2012) Genetic connectivity and diversity of walleye (Sander vitreus) spawning across the Huron-Erie Corridor pre- and post-restoration. Eco Summit, Columbus, OH. October 2012
  9. Haponski, A.E.* and Stepien, C.A. (2012) Phylogenetic and biogeographic relationships of the Sander pike perches (Teleostei: Percidae): Patterns across two continents. 16th Evolutionary Biology Meeting, Marseilles France. September 2012.
  10. Lightle, N.L.* andHeckathorn, S.A. (2012) Indirect root effects of an abrupt heat-wave on white oak (Quercus alba). Sustainable U, Toledo, OH. November 2012.
  11. Lightle, N.L.* andHeckathorn, S.A. (2012) Heat-waves have indirect effects on the roots of white oak (Quercus alba). Ecosummit, Columbus, OH. October 2012.
  12. Lightle, N.L.* andHeckathorn, S.A. (2012) Effects of heat stress on roots of white oak (Quercus alba). Botany, Columbus, OH. July 2012.
  13. Lightle, N.E.* (2013) Effects of air vs. air+soil heating during a simulated heat wave on white oak (Quercus alba) and black oak (Quercus velutina). Thesis Defense. University of Toledo. Toledo, OH, March 22nd, 2013.
  14. Lightle N.E.*, Heckathorn S.A. (2013) Effects of Air vs. Air+Soil Heating During a Simulated Heat Wave on Black Oak (Quercus velutina). 4th Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposia, Toledo, Ohio. April 2013.
  15. Long, D.M.* (2012) Human Biosolids and Sustainable Agriculture: The Role of Retention Time and Soil Depth on Survival and Transport of Escherichia coli, Enterococcus spp., and Coliphage in Biosolid-amended Agricultural Soil. University of Toledo, Toledo, OH. November 2012.
  16. Long, D.M.*, (2013) Role of soil depth and retention time on the survival of E. coli, Enterococcus and F+ coliphage in biosolid-amended agricultural fields. Central Catholic High School, Toledo OH, January 2013.
  17. Long, D.M.* (2013) Predicting the Roles of Soil Depth and Type on Transport of Escherichia coli and Enterococcus spp. Using an Advection Dispersion Model. University of Findlay, Findlay, OH. April 2013.
  18. Long, D.M.*,Jackwood, R.W., Rofkar, J.R. McLain, P.M. Dwyer, D.F. (2013) Predicting the Roles of Soil Depth and Type on Transport of Escherichia coli and Enterococcus spp. in Biosolids Using an Advection-Dispersion Model. Ohio Academy of Science Regional Science Consortium. The University of Findlay, Findlay Ohio, April 2013.
  19. Long, D.M.*, R.W. Jackwood, J.R. Rofkar, P.M. McLain, and D. F. Dwyer (2013) Predicting the Roles of Soil Depth and Type on Transport of Escherichia coli and Enterococcus spp. in Biosolids Using an Advection-Dispersion Model. 4th Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium. The University of Toledo, Toledo OH, April 20th, 2013.
  20. Marbaugh, K.*, Relue, P., Varanasi, S. (2012) Separation of Sugars From Biomass Hydrolysate Using Plasticized Liquid Membranes. 2012 AICHe National Meeting. October 2012.
  21. Marbaugh, K.*, Li, B., Varanasi, S., Relue, P. (2013) Mathematical modeling  of furfural production from high purity xylulose. 4th Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposia. Toledo, Ohio. April 2013.
  22. Palsule, V., Pierce, L.*, Stepien, C.A. (2012) Does viral load of VHS virus change of the course of infection in immersion challenged and injection challenged yellow perch? EcoSummit. Columbus, OH. October 2012.
  23. Palsule, V.V., Pierce, L.R.*, Willey, J.C., Yeo, J., Crawford, E.C., Stepien, C.A. (2013) A new PCR-based assay to detect and quantify the fish Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia virus (VHSv): A tool for fishery managers. Ohio State Annual Research Review, OH. January 2013.
  24. Palsule, V.V., Pierce, L.R.*, Willey, J.C., Yeo, J., Crawford, E.C., Stepien, C.A. (2013) A accurate, rapid, and low-cost test to diagnose the Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia virus (VHSv). Annual Ohio Fish and Wildlife Managers Association. Columbus, OH. February 2013.
  25. Perison-Parrish, E.M., Runyan, R.M., Siemer, K.W.*, Jackson, C.J., Bush, D.M., Llerandi-Román, P.A., and Neal, W.J., 2012, A modified coastal vulnerability index for small associated islands of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: abstract Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC. Vol. 44, No. 7.
  26. Pierce, L.* Stepien, C.A. (2012) Evolution and biogeography of an emerging quasispecies: Diversity patterns of the fish viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSv). Evolutionary Biology Meeting. Marseille, France. September 2012.
  27. Pierce, L.*, Crawford, E.L., Palsule, V., Faisal, M., Kim, R., Willey, J., Stepien, C.A. (2012) Detection of fish viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSv) using StaRT-PCR: Enhanced quality controls with internal standards. EcoSummit. Columbus, OH. October 2012
  28. Pierce, L.*, Crawford, E.L., Palsule, V., Leaman, D., Faisal, M., Kim, R., Willey, J., Stepien, C.A. (2012) A rapid test for the fish viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSv): A method to increase sustainability of Great Lakes fisheries. Sustainable U Conference. Toledo, OH. November 2012
  29. Pierce, L.R.*, Willey, J.C., Palsule, V.V., Yeo, J., Crawford, E.L., Stepien, C.A. (2013) Detection and quantification of the fish Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia virus (VHSv) with a new real-time PCR test. 4th Annual Midwest Graduate Student Symposium, Toledo, OH. April 2013. 
  30. Palsule, V.V., Pierce, L.R.*, Willey, J.C., Yeo, J., Crawford, E.L., Stepien, C.A. (2013) Detection and quantification of the fish Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia virus (VHSv) with a new real-time PCR test. International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. April 2013.
  31. Stepien, C.A., Pierce, L.R.*, Blandford, J.P., Leaman, D.W. (2013) Evolutionary and biogeographic patterns of an emerging quasispecies: the fish Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia virus (VHSv). International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. April 2013.
  32. Reaver, N.G.F.*, Zheng, R., Kim, D., Cameron, B.D. (2012) Aptamer Functionalized SPR Surfaces for Selective Blood Protein Monitoring. SciX, the 39th Annual Meeting of FACSS. Kansas City, MO, October 2012.
  33. Reaver, N.G.F.*, Beegle, J.R.*, Doerr, A.T*, Reaver, Z.A.*, Clarke, B.W., Woodling, K.M., Clendenen, S.N.*, Potter, E.J., Trivisonno, S.M., Burns, K.A., Marshall, L.E., Niedermeyer, J.A. (2012) Energy Production and Water Quality Improvement by Means of Human-Constructed Harvested Wetlands. 4th International Ecosummit. Columbus, OH, October 2012.
  34. Reaver, N.G.F.*, Beegle, J.R., Doerr, A.T, Reaver, Z.A., Clarke, B.W., Woodling, K.M. (2012)Building Ohio’s Sustainable Energy Future (BOSEF) and Human-Constructed Harvested Nutrient Collector Model for Energy Production and Water Quality Improvement. Invited talk at NASA Glenn Research Center-Plum Brook Station. Sandusky, OH, October 2012.
  35. Reaver, N.G.F.*, Beegle, J.R.*, Doerr, A.T*, Reaver, Z.A.*, Clarke, B.W., Woodling, K.M., Clendenen, S.N., Potter, E.J., Trivisonno, S.M., Burns, K.A., Marshall, L.E., Niedermeyer, J.A. (2012)Energy Production, Water Quality Improvement, and Economic Gain for Agriculture by Means of Human- Constructed Harvestable Wetlands. Sustainable U: Perspectives on Sustainability in Higher Education and Beyond in Northwest Ohio. Toledo, OH, November 2012.
  36. Reaver, N.G.F.*, Bova, A., Beegle, J.R.*, Doerr, A.T*, Reaver, Z.A.*, Clarke, B.W., Woodling, K.M., Nagel, C., Gilchrist, B. (2012)The University of Toledo Student Green Fund: What is it and how did it begin? Sustainable U: Perspectives on Sustainability in Higher Education and Beyond in Northwest Ohio. Toledo, OH, November 2012.
  37. Reaver, N.G.F.*, Beegle, J.R., Reaver, Z.A., Deitz, J., Woodling, K.M. (2013) Agogy – Clean Water, Clean Energy, Clean Farming. Department of Energy Ohio Clean Energy Challenge 2013. Columbus, OH, January 2013.
  38. Reaver, N.G.F.*, Zheng, R., Kim, D., Cameron, B.D. (2013) Aptamer-based surface plasmon resonance sensing of glycated human blood proteins. SPIE Photonics West 2013. San Fransico, CA, Febuary 2013.
  39. Reaver, N.G.F.*, Beegle, J.R., Doerr, A.T, Reaver, Z.A., Clarke, B.W., Woodling, K.M. (2013)Economic Viability of Harvestable Nutrient Filters for Water Quality Improvement and Energy Production. CNREP 2013 Challenges of Natural Resource Economics & Policy. New Orleans, LA, March 2013.
  40. Reaver, N.G.F.*, Zheng, R., Kim, D.S., Cameron, B.D. (2013) Development of aptamers for surface plasmon resonance sensing of glycated human blood proteins. 4th Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposia. Toledo, Ohio. April 2013.
  41. Runyan, R.M., Perison-Parrish, E.M., Locurto, P.L., Siemer, K.W.*, Jackson, C.W., Bush, D.M., Llerandi-Román, P.A., and Neal, W.J. (2012) Characterizing small associated islands of Puerto Rico and USVI: Providing a basis for forecasting shoreline response to sea-level rise: abstract Geological society of America Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC. Vol. 44, No. 7.
  42. Siemer, K.W.* and Becker, R.H. (2012) Using persistent scatterer interferometry (DInSAR) to measure subsidence related to abandoned underground mining in eastern and southeastern Ohio: abstract Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC. Vol. 44, No. 7.
  43. Siemer, K. W.* and Becker, R.H. (2012) Measuring subsidence related to abandoned underground mining in eastern and southeastern Ohio using persistent scatterer interferometry (DInSAR): Sustainable U conference. Toledo, OH.
  44. Siemer, K.W.* and Becker, R.H. (2012) Measuring Subsidence above Abandoned Underground Mines in Ohio Using Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PInSAR): abstract American Association of Petroleum Geologists Eastern Section Meeting, Cleveland, OH.
  45. Siemer, K.W.* and Becker, R.H. (2012) Using Radar Interferometry to Assess Mine Subsidence in Central Ohio: abstract Geological Society of America North-Central Section Meeting, Dayton, OH.
  46. Siemer, K. W.* and Becker, R.H. (2013) You’ve got that sinking feeling: Measuring subsidence above abandoned underground mines in Ohio, USA, using the Stanford Method of Persistent Scatterers (StaMPS): abstract University of Toledo Midwest Graduate Research Symposium, Toledo, OH. April 2013.
  47. Siemer, K.W.* and Becker, R.H. (2013) Using differential synthetic aperture radar interferometry (DInSAR) to detect subsidence related to abandoned underground mines (AUMs) in southeastern Ohio: abstract Geological Society of America North-Central Section Meeting, Kalamazoo, MI.
  48. Stepien, C.A. and Pierce, L.R.* (2012) Evolution and biogeography of an emerging quasispecies: Diversity patterns of the fish viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSv). EcoSummit. Columbus, OH. October 2012.
  49. Stepien, C.A., Grigorovich, I.A.,  Kalyci, G., Gray, M.A. Sullivan, T.J.*, Woolwine, S. (2012) Evolutionary and biogeographic relationships of dreissenid mussels16th Evolutionary Biology Meeting. Marseilles, France. September 2012.
  50. Stepien, C.A., Grigorovich, I.A., Kalyci, G., Gray, M.A. Sullivan, T.J.*, Woolwine, S. (2012) Evolutionary and biogeographic relationships of dreissenid mussels. Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE). Ottawa, Canada July 2012.
  51. Stepien, C.A., Grigorovich, I.A., Kalyci, G., Gray, M.A. Sullivan, T.J.*, Woolwine, S. (2012) Evolutionary and biogeographic relationships of dreissenid mussels. International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species. Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. April 2013.
  52. Stepien, C.A. (2012) Can we thwart a community of exotic species? Lessons from genetics of Great Lakes invasives. Ecosummit. Columbus Ohio. Oct. 2012.
  53. Stepien, C.A. (2013) Invasion Genetics: Tracing Pathways, eDNA and Temporal Changes across Aquatic Ecosystems. University of Melbourne, Australia. March 2013.
  54. Stepien, C.A. (2013) Invasion Genetics: Tracing Pathways, eDNA and Temporal Changes across Aquatic Ecosystems. Victoria Museum, Melbourne, Australia. March 2013.
  55. Stepien, C.A. (2013) Invasion Genetics: Tracing Pathways, eDNA and Temporal Changes across Aquatic Ecosystems. University of Tasmania, Australia. March 2013.
  56. Stepien, C.A., Sullivan, T.J.* Haponski, A.*, Karsiotis, S.I., Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.* (2012) Defining Spawning Stock Structure of Great Lakes Fishes: Examples From Walleye, Yellow Perch, and Smallmouth Bass. American Fisheries Society. Minneapolis, MN. Aug. 2012.
  57. Stepien, C.A. and Pierce, L.R.* (2012) Evolution and Biogeography of an Emerging Quasispecies:  The Fish Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus (VHSv) American Fisheries Society. Minneapolis, MN. Aug. 2012.
  58. Stepien, C.A. (2013) Invasion genetics: Tracing sources, eDNA, and temporal  changes across the Baltic Sea and the Great Lakes. University of Warsaw, Poland. January 2013.
  59. Sullivan, T.J.* and Stepien, C.A. (2012) Genetic diversity, divergence, and connectivity of yellow perch spawning groups along the Huron-Erie Corridor. 4th International Ecosummit. Colombus, OH.
  60. Sullivan, T.J.*, and Stepien, C.A. (2012) Finescale spatial and temporal population genetic structure of Lake Erie yellow perch spawning groups. Sustainable U conference. Toledo, OH.
  61. Sullivan, T.J.*, Haponski, A.*, Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.,* Karsiotis, S.I., Stepien, C.A. 2013. Delineation of fish stocks as an emerging management issue. Ohio State Annual Research Review. Columbus, OH. January 2013.
  62. Sullivan, T.J.*, Haponski, A.*, Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.*, Karsiotis, S.I., Stepien, C.A. 2013. Delineation of fish stocks as an emerging management issue. Ohio Fish and Wildlife Management Association. Columbus, OH. January 2013.
  63. Sullivan, T.J.* Fine-scle temporal and spatial population genetic patterns in the yellow perch Perca flavescens. M.S. Thesis Defense. Toledo OH. February 2013.
  64. Sullivan, T.J.*, and Stepien, C.A. (2013) Fine-scale temporal and spatial population genetic patterns of the yellow perch within a complex lakescape. 4th Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposia. Toledo, OH. April 2013.
  65. Traub, J.* (2012) The variation of CDOM spectral slope in the western Lake Erie basin. M.S. thesis defense. Department of Environmental Sciences, Toledo, OH, October 2012.

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS 2011 – 2012 (N=66)

  1. Anderson, B.* (2011) Determining the chronology of the transition between glacial Lakes Whittlesey and Warren in the Western Lake Erie basin through varve analysis. M.S. thesis defense, Department of Environmental Sciences, Toledo, OH, August 2011.
  2. Barnswell, K.D.* and Dwyer, D.F. (2011) Assessing the performance of evapotranspiration covers for municipal solid waste landfills in northwest Ohio.  Oak Openings Research Forum, Toledo, OH. January 2011.
  3. Barnswell, K.D.* and Czajkowski, K. (2011) Prevention of surface water contamination from biosolids application. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative – Lake Erie Synthesis & Coordination Team Ohio Forum #2 – Progress of GLRI in Ohio, Huron, OH. November 2011.
  4. Barr C.J.*, HajIbrahim A, Schall C.A., Stepien C. (2011) Engaging High School Students In Advanced Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Careers. American Institute of Chemical Engineering Institute National Conference. Minneapolis, MN. October 2011.
  5. Barr C.J.*, Mertens J.A., Schall C.A. (2011) Exploration of Significant Enzyme Activities Required for the Deconstruction of Ionic-Liquid Pretreated Biomass.  American Institute of Chemical Engineering Institute National Conference. Minneapolis, MN. October 2011.
  6. Barr, C.J.*, Samayam, I.P., Merten, J. (2011) Ionic liquid pretreated lignocellulosic biomass deconstruction via simplified mono-component enzyme mixtures. 2nd Annual Midwest Graduate Symposium, Toledo, OH. March 2011.
  7. Bista, D., Kuhaneck, R.M., Mishra, S., Philips, M., Armenio, P., Chaffin, J.D.*, Heckathorn, S.A., Bridgeman, T.B. (2011) Use of natural algal assemblages as seed-stock for biofuel production. International Association of Great Lakes Research 54th Annual Conference. Duluth, MN. May 2011.
  8. Chaffin, J.D.* (2012) Should nitrogen levels be reduced in Lake Erie to prevent algal blooms? Midwest Graduate Research Symposium, Toledo, OH. March 2012.
  9. Chaffin, J.D.*, Bridgeman, T.B., Bade, D.L. (2011) Season nitrogen limitation in western Lake Erie. International Association of Great Lakes Research 54th Annual Conference. Duluth, MN. May 2011.
  10. Chaffin, J.D.* (2011) Evidence of seasonal nitrogen limitation in Lake Erie. 2nd Annual Midwest Graduate Symposium, Toledo, OH. March 2011.
  11. Chaffin, J.D.* and Stepien, C.A. (2011) Water quality of Toledo area streams: Monitoring by local high school students with the help of University of Toledo Graduate Students. International Association of Great Lakes Research 54th Annual Conference. Duluth, MN. May 2011.
  12. Cochran, N.* (2011) Calculating urban heat island using landsat thermal imagery and GLOBE surface temperature data. M.S. thesis defense, Department of Geography and Planning. March 2011.
  13. Crail, T.D.*, Bossenbroek, J.M., Wilson, J.L., Coombs, J.A. (2011) Habitat utilization benchmarks of benthic fish in the Pigeon River Restoration. Southeastern Fishes Council, Chattanooga, TN. November 2011. 
  14. Dean, H.A., Haponski, A.E.*, Stepien, C.A. (2012) A genetic history of walleye (Sander vitreus)spawning in Cattaraugus Creek of the Seneca Nation: A comparison of pre- and post-stocking using two genomes. Ohio Academy of Sciences, Ashland, OH. April 2012.
  15. Dean, H.A., Haponski, A.E.*, Stepien, C.A. (2012) A genetic history of walleye (Sander vitreus) spawning in Cattaraugus Creek of the Seneca Nation: A comparison of pre- and post-stocking using two genomes Ohio Fish and Wildlife Managers Association, Columbus, OH. February 2012.
  16. Dean, H.A., Haponski, A.E.*, Stepien, C.A. (2012) A genetic history of walleye (Sander vitreus) spawning in Cattaraugus Creek of the Seneca Nation: A comparison of pre- and post-stocking using two genomes.  Midwest Graduate Research Symposium, Toledo, OH. March 2012.
  17. DeVanna, K.M.*, Schloesser, D.L. Mayer, C.M. (2011) Scale-dependent effects of soft-sediment Dreissena clusters on Hexagenia in Lake Erie. International Association for Great Lakes Research, Duluth, MN. May 2011.
  18. DeVanna, K.M.* (2011) Spatial correlation and facilitation between Dreissena and Hexagenia: Possible food web disruption? Doctoral Dissertation defense, Department of Environmental Sciences. August 2011.
  19. DeVanna, K.M., Y. Zhao, K.L. Pangle, J.T. Tyson, E.A. Marschall, K. Chen, J. Davis, M.R. DuFour, C.J. May, C.M. Mayer, J. Miner, J.J. Pritt, E.F. Roseman, and S.A. Ludsin. (2012) Role of biophysical coupling in walleye recruitment. Oral Presentation. Walleye Task Group Meeting, Huron, OH, February 2012.
  20. DeVanna, K.M., Y. Zhao, K.L. Pangle, J.T. Tyson, E.A. Marschall, K. Chen, J. Davis, M.R. DuFour, C.J. May, C.M. Mayer, J. Miner, J.J. Pritt, E.F. Roseman, and S.A. Ludsin. (2012) Role of biophysical coupling in walleye recruitment. Oral Presentation. OSU-DOW Research Review, Columbus, OH, January 2012.
  21. Haponski, A.E.* and Stepien, C.A. (2012) Genetic connectivity and diversity of walleye (Sander vitreus) spawning across the Huron-Erie Corridor pre- and post-restoration. Midwest Graduate Research Symposium, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH. March 2012.
  22. Haponski, A.E.* and Stepien, C.A. (2012) Genetic connectivity and diversity of walleye (Sander vitreus) spawning across the Huron-Erie Corridor pre- and post-restoration. Ohio Fish and Wildlife Management Association, Columbus, OH. February 2012. 
  23. Haponski, A.E.* and Stepien, C.A. (2012) 15 years of walleye genetic variation in the Maumee River spawning run. Lake Erie-Inland Waters Annual Research Review, Columbus, OH. January 2012.
  24. Haponski, A.E*, Banda, J.*, Murphy, D.M., Stepien, C.A. (2011) The genetics of walleye spawning in Lake Erie: Temporal and spatial patterns. Midwest Graduate Research Symposium, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH. March 2011.
  25. Haponski, A.E.*, Banda, J.*, Murphy, D.M., Stepien, C.A. (2011) The genetics of walleye spawning in Lake Erie: Temporal and spatial patterns. Ohio Fish and Wildlife Managers Association, Columbus, OH. March 2011.
  26. Haponski, A.E.*, Banda, J.*, Murphy, D.M., Stepien, C.A. (2011) The genetics of walleye spawning in Lake Erie: Temporal and spatial patterns. Ohio State Research Review, Columbus, OH. February 2011.
  27. Haponski, A.E.* and Stepien, C.A. (2012) Genetic connectivity and diversity of walleye (Sander vitreus) spawning across the Huron-Erie Corridor pre- and post-restoration. Midwest Graduate Research Symposium, Toledo, OH, March 2012.
  28. Haponski, A.E.*, Banda, J.*, Murphy, D.M., and C.A. Stepien. (2011) The genetics of walleye spawning in Lake Erie: Temporal & spatial patterns. International Association for Great Lakes Research. Duluth, MN. May 2011.
  29. Haponski, A.E.* and Stepien, C.A. (2012) Phylogenetic and biogeographic relationships of the Sander pike perches (Teleostei: Percidae): Patterns across two continents. Evolution, Ottawa Ontario, CA. July 2012.
  30. Heckathorn, S.A., Chaffin, J.D.*, Mirsha S., Bridgeman, T.B., Kuhaneck, R.M. (2011) Growth rate and lipid production of Fragilaria spp. under different nutrient, salinity, and temperature levels. International Association of Great Lakes Research 54th Annual Conference. Duluth, MN. May 2011.
  31. Karsiotis, S., Sullivan, T.J.*, Stepien, C.A. (2012) Genetic structure of smallmouth bass across North America: Patterns from two genomes. Ohio State Research Review. Columbus, OH. February 2012.
  32. Karsiotis, S., Sullivan, T.J.*, Stepien, C.A. (2012) Genetic structure of smallmouth bass across North America: Patterns from two genomes. Ohio Fish and Wildlife Management Conference. Columbus, OH, February 2012.
  33. Karsiotis, S., Sullivan, T.J.*, Stepien, C.A. (2012) Genetic structure of smallmouth bass across North America: Patterns from two genomes. Poster Presentation. Midwest Graduate Research Symposium, Toledo, OH. March 2012.
  34. Lightle, N.L.* andHeckathorn, S.A. (2012) Acute heat stress has indirect effects on roots of white oak (Quercus alba). Oak Openings Research Forum, Toledo, OH.
  35. Lightle, N.L.* andHeckathorn, S.A. (2011) Acute heat stress has indirect effects on roots of white oak (Quercus alba). Society of American Foresters National Convention, Honolulu, HA 2011. 
  36. Luse, V.O.* (2012) Smart decline, sustainable society. National Science Foundation National GK-12 Conference. Washington DC. USA.
  37. Manning, N.F.*, Mayer, C.M., Bossenbroek, J.M., Tyson, J.T. (2011) Use of individual based models to explore the effects of turbidity on early life history traits of yellow perch in the western basin of Lake Erie. International Association for Great Lakes Research annual conference, Duluth MN. May 2011.
  38. Merry, L.R., Olsen, O.T., Crail, T.D.*, and J.M. Bossenbroek. (2011)Quantifying the habitat utilization of darters in the central Great Lakes Region.  Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Minneapolis, MN. 
  39. Mishra, S., Kuhaneck, R.M., Philips, M., Bista, D. Armenio, P., Chaffin, J.*, Heckathorn, S.A., Bridgeman, T.B. (2011) Environmental controls on growth and lipid content of the abundant bloom forming diatom, Aulacoseira granulata: implications for algal blooms, food quality, and biofuel production. International Association for Great Lakes Research 54th Annual Conference. Duluth, MN. May 2011.
  40. Navarre, K., Crail, T.D.*,  and J.M. Bossenbroek. (2011)  Mapping the habitat characteristics of a population of orange fringed orchid (Plantanthera ciliaris) in the Oak Openings Region. Oak Openings Research Forum, Toledo, OH.
  41. Palsule, V., Pierce, L.*, Stepien, C.A. (2012) Does viral load of VHS virus change of the course of infection in immersion challenged and injection challenged yellow perch? Annual Ohio Fish and Wildlife Managers Association. Columbus, OH. January 2012.
  42. Pierce, L.R.* and Stepien, C.A. (2012) Evolution and biogeography of an emerging quasispecies: Diversity patterns of the fish Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia virus (VHSv). Midwest Graduate Research Symposium, Toledo, OH. March 2012.
  43. Pierce, L.R.*, Crawford, E.L., Palsule, V., Willey J.C., Leaman, D., Faisal, M., Kim, R., Stepien, C.A. (2012) Detection of fish viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSv) using StaRT-PCR: Enhanced quality control with internal standards. Annual Ohio Fish and Wildlife Managers Association. Columbus, OH. January 2012.
  44. Schall, C.A., Samayam, I.P., Click, K., Barr, C.J.*, Langan, P., Hanson B.L. (2012) Mechanism for enhanced hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass by ionic liquid pretreatment.  243rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition. March 2012.
  45. Schall, C.A, Samayam, I.P., Click, K., Barr C.J.*, Langan, P., Hanson, B.L.  Mechanism for enhanced hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass by ionic liquid pretreatment. 243rd American Chemical Society National Conference. March 2012.
  46. Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.* and Stepien, C.A. (2011)Waterscape genetics of the yellow perch (Perca flavescens): patterns across large connected ecosystems and isolated relict populations.NOAA Central library Brown Bag Seminar, Silver Spring MD. December 2011.
  47. Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.* (2011) Population Genetic Structure and Biogeographic Patterns in the Yellow Perch Perca flavescens: An Analysis of Mitochondrial and Nuclear DNA Markers. Doctoral dissertation defense, Department of Environmental Sciences, Toledo OH. October 2011.
  48. Stepien, C.A., Haponski, A.E.*, Sullivan, T.J.* (2012) Genetic identification of walleye and yellow perch stocks along the HEC: Preliminary findings pre- and post-habitat augmentation. HEC steering Committee Meeting, Romulus, MI. March 2012.
  49. Stepien, C., Bridgeman, T., Bollin, T.**, Bourland, D.**, Haponski, A.*, Lightle, N.*, Luse, V.* (2012) Building Effective GK-12 Relationships Among Teachers, Fellows, and your PI Team. GK-12 National Conference. Washington D.C. March 2012
  50. Stepien, C., Bridgeman, T., Bollin, T.**, Bourland, D.**, Haponski, A.*, Lightle, N.*, Luse, V.* (2012) Water quality monitoring by high school students at the land-Lake Ecosystem Interface. GK-12 National Conference. Washington D.C. March 2012
  51. Stepien, C., Bridgeman, T., Bollin, T.**, Bourland, D.**, Haponski, A.*, Lightle, N.*, Luse, V.* (2012) The Invasive Species Game. GK-12 National Conference Sharathon. Washington D.C. March 2012
  52. Stepien, C.A. (2011) Tracing the pathways of exotic species over space and time. University of Buffalo, Buffalo NY. October 2011.
  53. Stepien, C.A. and Haponski, A.E.* (2011) Temporal and spatial genetic patterns among walleye spawning groups: A fine-scale analysis in Lake Erie. American Fisheries Society, Seattle WA. September 2011.
  54. Stepien, C.A., Pierce, L.*, Crawford, E.L., Palsule, V., Willey, J.C., Faisal, M., Kim, R. (2011) A rapid genetic test for the VHS fish virus and viral load from laboratory challenge experiments. American Fisheries Society. Seattle WA. September 2011.
  55. Stepien, C.A., Murphy, D.M., Brown, J.E.(2011) Invasion genetics of the round goby: spatial and temporal patterns across North America. American Fisheries Society. Seattle WA. September 2011.
  56. Stepien, C.A., Sullivan, T.J.*, Manning, N.*, Chaffin, J.* (2011) Graduate teaching fellows in STEM high school education: an environmental science learning community at the land-lake ecosystem interface. American Fisheries Society. Seattle WA. September 2011.
  57. Stepien, C.A., Murphy, D.J., Brown, J.E., Sopkovich, E. (2011) The genetic history of the round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) invasion. The International Association for Great Lakes Research. Duluth MN. May 2011.
  58. Stepien, C.A., Haponski, A.E.*, Sullivan, T.J.*, Murphy, D.M. (2011) Assessing genetic connectivity and divergence patterns of walleye and yellow perch along the Huron-Erie corridor. International Association of Great Lakes Research. Duluth MN. May 2011.
  59. Stepien, C.A. (2012) Biology, problems, and solutions for Maumee Bay: A view from the Lake Erie center. Walter E. Terhune Gallery at Owens Community College. Toledo OH. January 2012.
  60. Sullivan, T.J.* and Stepien, C.A. (2012) Genetic diversity, divergence, and connectivity within a complex lakescape: a case study of yellow perch (Perca flavescens) along the Huron-Erie Corridor. Midwest Graduate Research Symposium. Toledo, OH. March 2012.
  61. Sullivan, T.J.*, Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.*, Stepien, C.A., (2011) Fine scale population genetic structure of Lake Erie yellow perch Perca flavescens. International Association of Great Lakes Research. Duluth MN. May 2011.
  62. Sullivan, T.J.*, Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.*, Stepien, C.A., (2011) Fine-scale population genetic structure of yellow perch: A spatial and temporal analysis of Lake Erie stocks. American Fisheries Society. Seattle, WA. September 2011.
  63. Traub, J.* and Becker, R. (2012) Variation in the optical signature of CDOM in western basin of Lake Erie waters. Midwest Graduate Research Symposium, Toledo, OH. March 2012.
  64. Traub, J.* and Becker, R. (2012) Assessing spatio-temporal variation in CDOM absorption in the Western Basin of Lake Erie, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Sacramento, CA. March 2012.
  65. West, H.* (2011) Environmental implications of rainwater harvesting systems at institutional buildings.  M.S. Thesis defense.  Department of Civil Engineering. May 2011.
  66. Zmijewski, K.A., Crail, T.D.*, Becker, R.H. (2011) The distributional characteristics of glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus) thicket in the Oak Openings Region.  Oak Openings Research Forum, Toledo, OH.

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS 2010 – 2011 (N=59)

  1. Allen, A., Barnett, E., Cornell, K., Cottrell, L., Fears, D., Nelson, S., Bourland, D., Anderson, B.G.*. (2011) Building a Rain Garden at Bowhser High School: an Experiment in Land Management. Lake Erie Center, Toledo, OH. April 2011.
  2. Anderson, B.G.*, Fisher, T.G. (2011) Rhythmic sedimentation in ancestral Lake Erie: estimating duration above the Lake Warren level, NW Ohio. Geological Society of America Northeastern (46th Annual) and North-Central (45th Annual) Joint Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. March 2011. 
  3. Anderson, B.G.* (2011) Glacial History of Oak Openings Metropark. Poster presentation at the Oak Openings Research Forum, Toledo, OH, January 2011.
  4. Banda, J.* (2011) Temporal and spatial genetic consistency of walleye (Sander virtues) spawning groups. M.S. thesis defense, Department of Environmental Sciences, Toledo, OH. January 2011.
  5. Barr, C.*, Samayam, I.P., Merten, J. (2011) Ionic liquid pretreated lignocellulosic biomass deconstruction via simplified mono-component enzyme mixtures. 2nd Annual Midwest Graduate Symposium, Toledo, OH. March 2011.
  6. Barnswell, K.* (2010) Determining preliminary components for a landfill evapotranspiration cover. Ph.D. Dissertation defense, Department of Environmental Sciences, Toledo, OH. April 2010.
  7. Bodamer, B.L.*, Bridgeman, T.B., Ruch, R.J. (2010) Living with the Dead Zone: Behavioral and Physiological Effects of Hypoxia on Lake Erie Yellow Perch. Examining he effects of hypoxia on Lake Erie yellow perch: Experimentation in molecular and behavioral methods. Lake Erie Fishery Genetics and Stock Structure Workshop for Managers, Toledo, OH. December 2010.
  8. Bodamer, B.L.*, Bridgeman, T.B., Ruch, R.J. (2010) Examining the effects of hypoxia on Lake Erie yellow perch: Experimentation in molecular and behavioral methods. American Fisheries Society Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. September 2010.
  9. Bridgeman, T.B, Gruden, C.L., Conroy, J.D., Kane, D.D., Winston, G.W., Chaffin, J.D.*, Panek, S.E., Mayer, C.M. (2010) Lake Erie Algal Source Tracking (LEAST): Contributions of the Maumee River and Lake Sediments to Microcystis Blooms. International Association of Great Lakes Research, Toronto, Canada. May 2010.
  10. Campbell, M.* (2010) The Evolution of the Lake Warren Coastline in the Oak Openings Region in Northwest Ohio, USA. Illinois State Geological Survey Departmental Seminar, Champaign, IL. November 2010.
  11. Campbell, M.* (2010) The Great Black Swamp: The Link to Modern Lake Erie. Calvin College GEO department seminar, Grand Rapids, MI. February 2010.
  12. Chaffin, J.D.* (2011) Evidence of seasonal nitrogen limitation in Lake Erie. 2nd Annual Midwest Graduate Symposium, Toledo, OH. March 2011.
  13. Chaffin, J.D*, Bridgeman, T.B., Heckathorn, S.A., Mishra, S. (2010) Western Lake Erie Microcystis is phosphorus limited even under low nitrogen availability. Phycological Society of America Annual Conference, East Lansing, MI. July 2010.
  14. Chaffin, J.D*, Bridgeman, T.B., Heckathorn, S.A., Mishra, S. (2010) Western Lake Erie nutrient deficiencies in the large bloom of 2008. International Association of Great Lakes Research Conference, Toronto, Canada, May 2010.
  15. Dean, H., Haponski, A*, Murphy, D., Stepien, C.A. (2011) The Genetic History of Walleye Spawning in Cattaraugus Creek New York. 2nd Annual Midwest Graduate Symposium, Toledo, OH. March 2011.
  16. Dean, H., Haponski, A.*, Murphy, D., Stepien, C.A. (2011) The genetic history of walleye spawning in Cattaraugus creek, NY. Ohio Fish and Wildlife Managers Association annual meeting, Columbus, OH. February 2011.
  17. Dean, H., Haponski, A.*, Murphy, D., Stepien, C. (2010) Temporal genetic structure of walleye (Sander vitreus) in Cattaraugus creek. Lake Erie Fishery Genetics and Stock Structure Workshop for Managers, Toledo, OH, December 2010.
  18. Devanna, K.M.*, Mayer, C.M., Scholesser, D.W. (2010) When bugs are hard to find. American Fisheries Society Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. September 2010.
  19. Haponski, A.E.*, Murphy, D., Stepien, C.A. (2011) Temporal and spatial genetic patterns of Lake Erie walleye spawning groups. 2nd Annual Midwest Graduate Symposium, Toledo, OH. March 2011.
  20. Haponski, A.E.*, Banda, J.A.*, Murphy, D., Stepien, C.A. (2011) Temporal and spatial genetic consistency of Lake Erie walleye (Sander vitreus) spawning groups. Ohio Fish and Wildlife Managers Association annual meeting, Columbus, OH. February 2011.
  21. Haponski, A.E.* and Stepien, C.A. (2011) The genetics of walleye spawning in Lake Erie: temporal and spatial patterns. Lake Erie – Inland Waters Annual Research Review, Columbus, OH. January 2011.
  22. Haponski, A.E.* and Stepien, C.A. (2010) Temporal and spatial fine-scale genetic stock structure of Lake Erie walleye. Lake Erie Fishery Genetics and Stock Structure Workshop for Managers, Toledo, OH. December 2010.
  23. Kane, D.D., Conroy, J.D., Culver, D.A., Bridgeman, T.B., Chaffin, J.D.*, Bade, D.L., Edwards, W.J., McKay, R.M., Richards, R.P., Baker, D.B. (2011) Re-eutrophication of Lake Erie: insights from the Maumee and Sandusky systems. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico. February 2011.
  24. Kane, D.D., Conroy, J.D., Chaffin, J.D.*, Wambo, K., Gruden, C.L., Bridgeman, T.B. (2010) The LEAST We Can Do Is Study HABS: Tracking of Harmful Algal Blooms in the Maumee River. International Association of Great Lakes Research 53rd Annual Conference. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. May 2010.
  25. Kane, D.D., Conroy, J.D., Chaffin, J.D.*, Wambo, K., Gruden, C.L., Bridgeman, T.B. (2010) The LEAST We Can Do Is Study HABS: Tracking of Harmful Algal Blooms in the Maumee River. International Association of Great Lakes Research Conference, Toronto, Canada. May 2010.
  26. Manning, N.F.*, Mayer, C.M., Bossenbroek, J.M., Tyson, J. (2010) Use of individual based models to explore the effects of turbidity on early life history traits of yellow perch (Perca flavescens). Lake Erie Fishery Genetics and Stock Structure Workshop for Managers, Toledo, OH. December 2010.
  27. Manning, N.F.*, Mayer, C.M., Bossenbroek, J.M., Tyson, J. (2010) Use of individual based models to explore the effects of turbidity on early life history traits of yellow perch. American Fisheries Society Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. September 2010.
  28. Manning, N.F.*, National Science Foundation National GK-12 Conference Graduate Student Poster Session, Washington, D.C. March 2011.
  29. Mayer, C.M., Manning, N.F.*, Wellington, C.G., Bossenbroek, J.M., Tyson, J. (2010) Effects of turbidity on foraging and success of age-0 yellow perch (Perca flavescens): Insights from experiments and spatial modeling. American Fisheries Society Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. September 2010.
  30. Mileyeva-Biebesheimer, O.* (2011) An Investigation into Metal Oxide Nanoparticle Toxicity to Bacteria in Environmental Systems Using Fluorescence Based Assays. Doctoral Dissertation.  Department of Civil Engineering. April 2011.
  31. Pierce, L.R.*, Crawford, E.L., Palsule, V.V., Willey, J., Faisal, M., Kim, R., Stepien, C.A. (2011) A Rapid Genetic Test for the VHS Fish Virus and Viral Load from Laboratory Challenge Experiments. 2nd Annual Midwest Graduate Symposium, Toledo, OH. March 2011.
  32. Pierce, L.R.*, Willey, J.M., Crawford, E.L., Leaman, D., Stepien, C.A. (2011) Results of unique RT-PCR test for detecting VHS viral infections in fish. Ohio Fish and Wildlife Managers Association annual meeting, Columbus, OH. February 2011.
  33. Pierce, L.R.*, Willey, J.M., Faisal, M., Kim, R., Stepien, C.A. (2011) A rapid genetic test for the VHS fish virus and viral load from laboratory challenge experiments. Lake Erie – Inland Waters Annual Research Review, Columbus, OH. January 2011.
  34. Pierce, L.R.*, Willey, J.M., Crawford, E.L., Leaman, D., Stepien, C.A. (2010) Unique RT-PCR Test with Internal Controls to Detect, Quantify and Distinguish Active VHSv in Fish. Lake Erie Fishery Genetics and Stock Structure Workshop for Managers, Toledo, OH. December 2010.
  35. Pierce, L.R.*, Willey, J.M., Crawford, E.L., Leaman, D., Stepien, C.A. (2010) Unique RT-PCR test for replicating viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus, with internal controls. American Fisheries Society Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. September 2010.
  36. Pierce, L.R.*, Willey, J.M., Crawford, E.L., Leaman, D., Stepien, C.A. (2010) Unique RT-PCR test for replicating viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus, with internal controls. The International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species, San Diego, CA. August 2010.
  37. Pierce, L.R.*, Crawford, E.L., Willey, J., Leaman, D., Kim, R., Faisal, M., Stepien, C.A. (2010) Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) Immersion Challenge for Juvenile Muskellunge Using StaRT-PCR: A Quantification Study. The International Association of Great Lakes Research Conference, Toronto, Canada. May 2010.
  38. Samayam, I.P., Barr, C.J.*, Schall, C.A. (2010) High solids enzymatic hydrolysis of ionic liquid pretreated biomass. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) National Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. November 2010.  
  39. Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.* and Stepien, C.A. (2010) Fine-scale population genetic structure of Lake Erie yellow perch Perca flavescens. Lake Erie Fishery Genetics and Stock Structure Workshop for Managers, Toledo, OH. December 2010.
  40. Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.* and Stepien, C.A. (2010) Fine-scale population genetic structure of Lake Erie yellow perch Perca flavescens (Teleostei: Percidae): Any relation to management units. American Fisheries Society, Pittsburgh, PA. September 2010.
  41. Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.* and Stepien, C.A. (2010) Fine-scale population genetic structure of Lake Erie yellow perch Perca flavescens (Teleostei: Percidae): Any relation to management units? American Fisheries Society Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. September 2010.
  42. Stepien, C.A., Banda, J.*, Murphy, D., Haponski, A.* (2010) Genetic Connectivity and Divergence Patterns among Lake Erie Walleye. Lake Erie Fishery Genetics and Stock Structure Workshop for Managers, Toledo, OH. December 2010.
  43. Stepien, C.A. (2010) Invasion Genetics: Tracing the pathways of exotic species over time and space. Sigma Xi Scientific Honorary Society Research Presentation seminar, Toledo, OH. October 2010.
  44. Stepien, C.A., Banda, J.A.*, Murphy, D., and Haponski, A.E.* (2010) Temporal and spatial connectivity and divergence among river and reef spawning groups of walleye: Patterns across 15 years. American Fisheries Society Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2010.
  45. Stepien, C.A., Banda, J.A.*, Murphy, D., and Haponski, A.E.* (2010) Walleye philopatry to spawning location. American Fisheries Society Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. September 2010.
  46. Stepien, C.A., Karsiotis, K.,Brown, J. and Pierce, L.R.* (2010) Salinity tolerance of the exotic round goby: Experimental implications for seawater ballast exchange. American Fisheries Society Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2010.
  47. Stepien, C.A., Karsitotis, K., Brown, J., Pierce, L.R.* (2010) Salinity tolerance of the exotic round goby: Experimental implications for seawater ballast exchange. The International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species, San Diego, CA, August 2010.
  48. Stepien, C.A. and Brown, J. (2010) Population genetic history of the Dreissenid mussel invasion: Expansion patterns across North America. The International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species, San Diego, CA. August 2010.
  49. Sullivan, T.*, Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.*, Stepien, C.A. (2011) Fine-scale population genetic structure of Lake Erie yellow perch. 2nd Annual Midwest Graduate Symposium, Toledo, OH. March 2011.
  50. Sullivan, T.*, and Stepien, C. (2011) Spatial and temporal genetic structure of Lake Erie yellow perch Perca flavescens. Ohio Fish and Wildlife Managers Association annual meeting, Columbus, OH. February 2011.
  51. Sullivan, T.*, Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.*, Stepien, C.A. (2011) Fine-scale population genetic structure of Lake Erie yellow perch Perca flavescens. Ohio State Research Review, Columbus, OH. January 2011.
  52. Sullivan, T.*, Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.*, Stepien, C.A. (2011) Genetic patterns of yellow perch spawning groups in Lake Erie. Lake Erie – Inland Waters Annual Research Review, Columbus, OH. January 2011.
  53. Sullivan, T.*, Stepien, C., Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.* (2010) Analysis of fine-scale temporal and spatial genetic variation in Lake Erie yellow perch. Lake Erie Fishery Genetics and Stock Structure Workshop for Managers, Toledo, OH, December 2010.
  54. West, H.E* andApul, D.S. (2011) Life Cycle Assessment of Rainwater Use in a University Dormitory. Engineering Sustainability Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. April 2011.
  55. West, H.* and Apul, D. (2011) Economic and Environmental Assessment of Rainwater Use at a University Dormitory. 2nd Annual Midwest Graduate Symposium, Toledo, OH. March 2011.
  56. West, H.* and Apul, D. (2011)  Environmental and Economic Assessment of Rainwater Use at a University Dormitory. National Science Foundation National GK-12 Conference Graduate Student Poster Session, Washington, D.C., March 2011.
  57. West, H.* and Apul, D. (2011)  Environmental and Economic Assessment of Rainwater Use at a University Dormitory. National Science Foundation Brochardt Conference, Ann Arbor, MI. February 2011.
  58. West, H.* (2010) Economic and environmental analysis of using rainwater in a university dormitory.  Perspectives on Sustainability; Collaboration in higher education in northwest Ohio, Bowling Green, OH. October 2010.
  59. West, H.* and Apul, D.S. (2010). Life cycle based evaluation of rainwater systems, Perspectives in Sustainability: Collaboration in Higher Education in Northwest Ohio, Bowling Green, OH. October 2010. 

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS 2009 – 2010 (N=49)

  1. Banda, J.A.*, Haponski, A.E.*, Stepien, C.A. (2010) Temporal and spatial patterns of genetic connectivity and divergence among Lake Erie walleye (Sander vitreus)spawning groups. Lake Erie Millennium Conference, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. April 2010.
  2. Banda, J.A.* and Stepien C.A. (2010) Analysis of genetic connectivity and divergence among Lake Erie walleye spawning groups. Ohio Fish and Wildlife Management Association conference, Columbus, OH. February 2010.
  3. Banda, J.A.* and Stepien C.A. (2009) Fine-scale temporal genetic structure of Lake Erie walleye. International Association of Great Lakes Research conference, Toledo, OH. May 2009.
  4. Barnswell, K.D.* and Dwyer, D.F. (2009) Field water balance of evapotranspiration covers in northwest Ohio.  Phytotechnologies 6th International Conference, St. Louis, MO. December 2009
  5. Blosser, J.** and Crail, T.* (2009) Student-based ecological monitoring of two riffle classes in Swan Creek, an urban stream in NW Ohio. International Association for Great Lakes Research, Toledo, OH. May 2009.
  6. Bodamer, B.L.*, Bridgeman, T.B., Ruch, R.J. (2010) Physiological responses of Yellow Perch to Hypoxia:  Ecological applications for Hypoxia Inducible Factor 1a, Ohio Fish and Wildlife Managers Association Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH. February 2010.
  7. Bodamer, B.L.*, Bridgeman, T.B., Ruch, R.J.  (2009) Measuring hypoxia-induced stress in yellow perch:  Ecological applications for Hypoxia Inducible Factor 1a.  Michigan Society of Toxicology Water Safety and Toxicology of the Great Lakes Region Annual Meeting.  East Lansing, MI. November 2009.
  8. Bodamer B.L.*, Bridgeman, T.B., Ruch, R.J., Höök, T. (2009) Measuring Hypoxia-induced physiological stress in yellow perch (Perca flavescens). International Association of Great Lakes Research, Toledo, OH. May 2009.
  9. Bollin, T.L.**, Haponski, A.E.*, Stepien, C.A. (2009) Collaborative Science Research Experience for High School Students with a focus on Water Quality Testing on the Ottawa River Watershed. International Association for Great Lakes Research, Toledo, OH. May 2009.
  10. Bogue, M.** and Mileyeva-Biebesheimer, O.* (2009) Student Water Quality Testing Engages Students in all Levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. International Association for Great Lakes Research, Toledo, OH. May 2009.
  11. Bourland, D.**, Campbell, M.*, Stierman, D.J. (2009) Using Ground Penetrating Radar to Locate Unmarked Graves in Toledo, Ohio, USA. International Association for Great Lakes Research, Toledo, OH. May 2009.
  12. Campbell, M.* (2009)The evolution of the Lake Warren coastline in the Oak Openings region in northwest Ohio, USA. M.S. Thesis defense, Department of Environmental Sciences, Toledo OH. June 2009.
  13. Cole, P.** and Bodamer, B.L.* (2009) Introducing high school students to environmental monitoring: A look at water quality in the Ottawa River (Poster), International Association of Great Lakes Research, Toledo, OH. May 2009.
  14. Crail, T.D.*, Bossenbroek, J.M., Gottgens, J.F.  (2010) Wind-derived seiches as a means for detecting and monitoring the unionid community in the western basin of Lake Erie. Lake Erie Millennium Network Conference, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. April 2010.
  15. Crail, T.D.*, Bossenbroek, J.M., Gottgens, J.F. (2009)  A multiscale analysis of Etheostoma darter habitat in the Ohio River Basin.  Southeastern Fishes Council, Lake Guntersville, AL.  November 2009.
  16. Crail, T.D.*, Bossenbroek, J.M., Gottgens, J.F. (2009) Niche dimension of Etheostoma darters in the Ohio River Basin at multiple scales. American Fisheries Society, Nashville, TN. September 2009.
  17. Crail, T.D.*, Gottgens, J.F, Bossenbroek, J.M. (2009) Wind-derived seiches as a means for detecting and monitoring the unionid community in the western basin of Lake Erie. International Association for Great Lakes Research, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH. May 2009. 
  18. DeVanna, K.M.*, Jain, N., Mayer, C.M., Schloesser, D.W. (2010) Mapping the spatial relationship of burrowing mayflies and dreissenid mussels in western Lake Erie. Lake Erie Millennium Network Conference, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. April 2010.
  19. DeVanna, K.M.*, Cope, P.M., Mayer, C.M. (2009) Biotic and abiotic habitat interactions determine predation risk for burrowing mayflies. International Association for Great Lakes Research, Toledo, OH. May 2009.
  20. Gorey, C.*, Escobar, I., Bothum, G. (2010)  N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAAM) modified ultrafiltration membranes.  National Science Foundation National GK-12 Conference Graduate Student Poster Session, Washington, D.C. March 2010.
  21. Gorey C.*, Escobar, I., Zaky, A., Gruden, C. (2009)  N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAAM)-modified ultrafiltration membranes with bacterial sensing abilities.  American Institute of Chemical Engineers Conference, Nashville, TN. November 2009.
  22. Gorey C.* (2009)  How to effectively engage the next generation in STEM careers.  American Institute of Chemical Engineers Conference, Nashville, TN. November 2009.
  23. Gorey C.*, Escobar, I., Zaky, A., Gruden, C. (2009)  N-isopropylacrylamide(NIPAAM)-modified ultrafiltration membranes with bacterial sensing abilities. North American Membrane Society Conference, Charleston, SC. June 2009.
  24. Gorey C.*,Escobar, I., Gruden, C. (2009)  Cellulose acetate ultrafiltration membranes modified with  temperature-sensitive polymers for fouling resistance.  International Association for Great Lakes Research Annual Meeting, Toledo OH. May 2009.
  25. Haponski, A.E.*, Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.*, Stepien, C.A. (2010) Genetic structure of walleye with fine-scale focus in Lake Erie. Great Lakes Fishery Commission Walleye and Yellow Perch Task Groups annual meeting, Old Woman Creek, OH. February 2010.
  26. Haponski, A.E.*, Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.*, Stepien, C.A. (2010) Spatial and temporal genetic patterns of Lake Erie yellow perch.  Ohio Fish and Wildlife Managers Association Annual Conference, Columbus, OH. February 2010.
  27. Haponski, A.E.*, Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.*, Stepien, C.A. (2009) Spatial and temporal genetic patterns of Lake Erie yellow perch.  International Association for Great Lakes Research, Toledo, OH. May 2009.
  28. Jain, N., DeVanna, K.M.*, Mayer, C.M., Schloesser, D.W. (2009) Mapping the spatial relationship of burrowing mayflies and dreissenid mussels in western Lake Erie. International Association for Great Lakes Research, Toledo, OH. May 2010.
  29. Karsiotis, S.R., Brown, J.E., Pierce, L.*, Stepien, C.A. (2010) Salinity tolerance of the exotic round goby: Experimental implications for seawater ballast exchange. International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species, San Diego, CA. September 2010.
  30. Karsiotis, S.R., Brown, J.E., Pierce, L.*, Stepien, C.A. (2010) Salinity tolerance of the exotic round goby: Experimental implications for seawater ballast exchange. International Association for Great Lakes Research, Toledo, OH. May 2009.
  31. Kolinski, C.** and Gorey, C.* (2009) Teaching Science to Make Good Citizens. International Association for Great Lakes Research, Toledo, OH. May 2009.
  32. Lohner, R.N. and Stepien, C.A. (2009) Developing an environmental science learning community at the land-lake ecosystem interface. International Association for Great Lakes Research, Toledo, OH. May 2009.
  33. Lohner, R.N., Stepien, C.A., Moorhead, D.L., Bridgeman, T.B., Fisher, T.G., Gruden, C.L. (2009) Graduate Teaching Fellows in STEM High School Education: An Environmental Science Learning Community at the Land-Lake Ecosystem Interface. International Association for Great Lakes Research, Toledo, OH. May 2009.
  34. Penamon, W.A. and Mentzer, G.C. (2009) The Role of Mentoring in Promoting Positive Attitudes of Minority Students Towards STEM Careers. International Association for Great Lakes Research annual meeting, Toledo, OH. May 2009.
  35. Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.* and Stepien, C.A. (2010) Fine-scale population genetic structure of Lake Erie yellow perch: Any relation to management units? Lake Erie Millennium Network Conference, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. April 2010.
  36. Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.* and Gorey, C.* (2010) Graduate research at the land-lake ecosystem interface at the University of Toledo.  National Science Foundation National GK-12 Confererence, Washington, D.C. March 2010.
  37. Sepulveda Villet, O.J.* and Stepien, C.A.  (2010) Population genetic basis for Lake Erie yellow perch stock structure and management units.  Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC) Lake Erie Walleye and Yellow Perch Task Groups Annual Meeting, Old Woman Creek, OH. February 2010.
  38. Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.* and Stepien, C.A. (2010) Population genetic basis for Lake Erie yellow perch stock structure and management units. Ohio Fish and Wildlife Managers Association annual meeting, Columbus, OH. February 2010.
  39. Sepulveda Villet, O.J.* and Stepien, C.A. (2010) Population genetic structure of Lake Erie yellow perch using high-resolution microsatellite markers. Lake Erie Inland Waters Annual Research Review Meeting 2010, Columbus, OH. January 2010.
  40. Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.* and Stepien, C.A. (2009) Genetic structure of Lake Erie yellow perch: A landscape genetic approach to test management unit congruency. University of Toledo chapter of Sigma Xi annual conference, Toledo, OH. October 2009.
  41. Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.* and Stepien, C.A. (2009) Genetic structure of Great Lakes yellow perch: A landscape genetic approach. International Association for Great Lakes Research annual meeting, Toledo, OH. May 2009.
  42. Singler, K.** and DeVanna, K.M.* (2009) Engaging high school students in field research: Comparing two years of water quality data for the Ottawa River. International Association for Great Lakes Research, Toledo, OH. May 2009.
  43. Stepien, C.A., Bridgeman, T.B., Fisher, T.G., Gruden, C.L., Lohner, R.N., Moorhead, D.L. (2010)Graduate teaching fellows in STEM high school education: An environmental science learning community at the land-lake ecosystem interface.  Lake Erie Millennium Network Conference, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. April 2010.
  44. Stepien, C., Bridgeman, T., Fisher, T., Gruden, C., Lohner, R., Moorhead, D.. (2010)Graduate teaching fellows in STEM high school education: An environmental science learning community at the land-lake ecosystem interface.  National Science Foundation National GK-12 Conference, Washington, D.C. March 2010.
  45. Stepien, C.A., Bogue, M.**, Cole, P.**, Fisher, T.G., Gorey, C.*, Gruden, C.L., Haponski, A.E.* (2010).  Fellow, Teacher, and PI’s Dos and Don’ts for GK-12 programs: Expectations and reality.  National Science Foundation National GK-12 conference. Washington, D.C. March 2010.
  46. Stepien, C.A., Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.*, Haponski, A.*, Banda, J.* (2010) What DNA tells us about walleye and yellow perch in Lake Erie. Great lakes Fishery Commission Lake Erie Walleye and Yellow Perch Task Groups. February 2010.
  47. Stepien, C.A., Brown, J., Sopkovich, E., Murphy, D. (2009) Invasion genetics of the round goby (Neogobius melanostomus): Founding sources, spatial patterns, and temporal changes. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Annual Conference, Portland, OR. July 2009.
  48. Stepien, C.A., Sopkovich, E., Brown, J., Neilson, M. (2009) Invasion genetics of the round goby: Founding sources, spatial patterns, and temporal changes. International Association of Great lakes Research Annual conference, Toledo, OH. May 2009.
  49. Wilson, W.** and Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.* (2009) Sixteen Years of Water Quality Monitoring: Shantee Creek at Roy C. Start High School. International Association for Great Lakes Research annual meeting, Toledo, OH. May 2009.

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS 2008 – 2009 (N=65)

  1. Armenio P.M., DeVanna, K.M.*, Mayer C.M. (2008) Do zebra mussels and low oxygen affect the behavior and predation risk of Hexagenia? University of Toledo chapter of Sigma Xi annual conference, Toledo, OH. November 2008.
  2. Banda, J.* and Stepien, C.A. (2009) Fine-scale genetic structure of Lake Erie walleye. Great Lakes Fishery Commission Lake Erie Walleye and Yellow Perch Task Groups annual meeting, Pickerel Creek, OH. February 2009.
  3. Banda, J.* and Stepien, C.A. (2009) A temporal genetic analysis of Lake Erie walleye spawning the Maumee and Sandusky Rivers. Ohio Fish and Wildlife Management Association, Columbus, OH. February 2009.
  4. Banda, J.A.* and Stepien, C.A. (2008) A temporal analysis of Lake Erie walleye genetic stock structure. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Columbus, OH. December 2008.
  5. Banda, J.A.* and Stepien, C.A. (2008) A temporal analysis of walleye genetic stock Lake Erie Fisheries Managers Workshop, Toledo, OH. November 2008.
  6. Banda, J.A.* and Stepien, C.A. (2008) A temporal analysis of walleye genetic stock structure in Lake Erie. Sigma Xi Scientific Honorary Society annual conference, Toledo, OH. November 2008.
  7. Banda, J.A.* and Stepien, C.A. (2008) A temporal analysis of walleye genetic stock structure. International Association for Great lakes Research, University of Trent, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. May 2008.
  8. Banda, J.A.* and Stepien, C.A. (2008) A temporal analysis of walleye genetic stock structure in Lake Erie. University of Toledo Graduate Studies Symposium, Toledo, OH. May 2008.
  9. Banda, J.* and Stepien, C.A. (2008) A temporal analysis of walleye genetic stock in Lake Erie. Ohio Academy of Science, Columbus, OH. April 2008.
  10. Banda, J.* and Stepien, C.A. (2008) A temporal analysis of walleye genetic stock in Lake Erie. Poster presentation at Ohio Fish & Wildlife Management Association, Columbus, OH. February 2008.
  11. Barnswell, K.D.* and Dwyer, D.F. (2009) Field water balance of evapotranspiration covers in northwest Ohio. University of Toledo chapter of Sigma Xi annual conference, Toledo, OH. October 2009.
  12. Bodamer, B.*, Crail, T.*, Stepien, C.A., Blosser, J.**, Kolinski, C.**, Mentzer, G., Penamon, W. (2009) River of Shame Lesson Plan. GK-12 National Conference, Washington, D.C. March 2009.
  13. Brown, J. and Stepien, C.A. (2008) Genetic structure of the round goby in lake Erie. Lake Erie Fishery Genetics Managers Workshop, Toledo, OH. November 2008.
  14. Brown, J. and Stepien, C.A. (2008) Invasion genetics of the round goby. NSF University of Toledo Poster Show, Toledo, OH. September 2008.
  15. Brown, J. and Stepien, C.A. (2008) Source identification for exotic Eurasian round goby (Apollonia melanostoma) populations in North America. American Fisheries Society, San Francisco, CA. September 2008.
  16. Brown, J. and Stepien, C.A. (2008) Species invasions in the Great Lakes: genetic insights. Lakeside Association Seminar, Toledo, OH. July 2008.
  17. Brown, J. and Stepien, C.A. (2008) Genetic structure of the North American round goby. University of Toledo Graduate Studies Symposium, Toledo, OH. May 2008.
  18. Brown, J. and Stepien, C.A. (2008) Source identification(s) for exotic Eurasian round goby (Apollonia melanostoma) populations in North America: a comparative analysis of nuclear microsatellite and mitochondrial DNA sequence data. Ohio Academy of Science, Columbus, OH. April 2008.
  19. Brown, J. and Stepien, C.A. (2008) Genetic structure of the North American round goby. Ohio Fish & Wildlife Management Association, Columbus, OH. February 2008.
  20. Campbell, M.* (2008) Using Ground Penetrating Radar in the Oak Openings Region. Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium, Toledo, OH. November 2008.
  21. Campbell, M.*, Bourland, D.**, Stierman, D. (2009) History, high schoolers, and geophysics: using ground penetrating radar to locate unmarked graves in Toledo, Ohio, USA. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 42nd annual meeting North-Central Section, Rockford IL. April 2009.
  22. DeVanna K.M.* and C.M. Mayer. (2008) Hexagenia habitat choice: Effects of hypoxia and fish foraging. International Association for Great Lakes Research, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. May 2008.
  23. DeVanna, K.M.*, Bodamer, B.L.*, Hammer, E., Wellington, C.G., Bossenbroek, J.M., Mayer, C.M. (2009) An alternative hypothesis for invasional meltdown: General facilitation by Dreissena. International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. April 2009.
  24. Escobar, I., Gullinkala, T., Gorey, C.*, and Hausman, R. (2009) “New frontiers in reverse osmosis”, Invited Seminar, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, National University of Singapore March 2009.
  25. Haponski, A.E.*, Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.*, and Stepien, C.A. (2009) What DNA tells us about walleye and yellow perch in Lake Erie.  Great Lakes Fishery Commission annual meeting, Ypsilanti, MI. March 2009.
  26. Haponski, A.E.*, Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.*, Stepien, C.A. (2009) Temporal comparisons of Lake Erie yellow perch. Great Lakes Fishery Commission Lake Erie Walleye and Yellow Perch Task Groups annual meeting. Pickerel Creek, OH. February 2009.
  27. Haponski, A.E.*, Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.*, Stepien, C.A. (2009) Temporal comparisons of Lake Erie yellow perch.  Great Lakes Fishery Commission Walleye and Yellow Perch Task Groups annual meeting, Pickerel Creek, OH. February 2009.
  28. Haponski, A.E.*, Banda, J.*, Stepien, C.A. (2009) Fine-scale genetic structure of Lake Erie walleye.  Great Lakes Fishery Commission Walleye and Yellow Perch Task Groups annual meeting, Pickerel Creek, OH. February 2009.
  29. Haponski, A.E.*, Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.*, and Stepien, C.A. (2008) Genetic history of walleye and yellow perch. Midwest Fish and Wildlife conference, Columbus, OH. December 2008.
  30. Haponski, A.* and Stepien, C.A (2008) Smallmouth bass genetic patterns across North America. Lake Erie Fishery Genetics Managers Workshop, Toledo, OH. November 2008.
  31. Mileyeva-Biebesheimer, O.* and Gruden, C.L. (2008) The impact of nanoparticles in personal care products on bacterial viability. Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium, Toledo, OH. November 2008.
  32. Moorhead, D., Campbell, M.*, DeVanna, K.M.*, Haponski, A.E.*, Penamon, W.*(2008) Building a science learning community and enhancing student research opportunities through GK-12. GK-12 regional conference. Purdue University, Lafayette, IN. November 2008.
  33. Pierce, L.* and Stepien, C.A. (2009) Developing a rapid molecular assay with internal controls for the detection of the VHS fish virus. Ohio Fish and Wildlife Management Association, Columbus, OH. February 2009.
  34. Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.* and Stepien, C.A. (2009) Population genetic basis for Lake Erie yellow perch stock structure and management units. Great Lakes Fishery Commission Lake Erie Walleye and Yellow Perch Task Groups annual meeting, Pickerel Creek, OH. February 2009.
  35. Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.* and Stepien, C.A. (2009) Population genetic basis for Lake Erie yellow perch stock structure and management units. Ohio Fish and Wildlife Managers Association annual meeting, Columbus, OH. February 2009.
  36. Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.* and Stepien, C.A. (2009) Population genetic basis for Lake Erie yellow perch stock structure and management units. Great Lakes Fishery Commission Lake Erie Walleye and Yellow Perch Task Groups annual meeting. Pickerel Creek, OH. February 2009.
  37. Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.* and Stepien, C.A. (2009) Population genetic basis for Lake Erie yellow perch stock structure and management units. Lake Erie Fishery Genetics Managers Workshop, Toledo, OH. November 2009.
  38. Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.* and Stepien, C.A. (2008) Population genetic basis for Lake Erie yellow perch stock structure and management units. Lake Erie Fishery Genetics Managers Workshop, Toledo, OH. November 2008.
  39. Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.* and Stepien, C.A. (2008) Population genetic basis for Lake Erie yellow perch stock structure and management units. Sigma Xi Scientific Honorary Society, Toledo, OH. November 2008.
  40. Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.* and Stepien, C.A. (2008) Population genetic basis for Lake Erie yellow perch stock structure and management units. Lake Erie Fishery Genetics Managers Workshop, Toledo, OH. November 2008.
  41. Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.* and Stepien, C.A. (2008) Population genetic basis for Lake Erie yellow perch stock structure and management units. University of Toledo chapter of Sigma Xi annual conference, Toledo, OH. November 2008.
  42. Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.* and Stepien, C.A. (2008) Assessing genetic diversity and divergence levels of wild yellow perch and walleye populations and applications to improving broodstock. American Fisheries Society, San Francisco, CA. September 2008.
  43. Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.* and Stepien, C.A. (2008) Assessing genetic diversity and divergence levels of wild Yellow Perch and Walleye populations and applications to improving broodstock. American Fisheries Society, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. August 2008.
  44. Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.* and Stepien, C.A. (2008) Genetic Stock Structure of Lake Erie Yellow Perch Spawning Groups. University of Toledo Graduate Studies Symposium, Toledo, OH. May 2008.
  45. Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.* and Stepien, C.A. (2008) Genetic Stock Structure of Lake Erie Yellow Perch Spawning Groups UT Graduate Student Symposium, Toledo, OH. May 2008.
  46. Sepulveda-Villet, O.J.* and Stepien, C.A. (2008) A landscape genetic analysis of Great Lakes Yellow Perch populations in relation to their variation across North America. Ohio Academy of Science, Columbus, OH. April 2008.
  47. Sopkovich, E., Brown, J., Stepien, C.A. (2008) Temporal and spatial genetic structure of the round goby: invasion patterns in the Great Lakes. International Association for Great lakes Research, University of Trent, Canada. May 2008.
  48. Sopkovich, E., Brown, J., Stepien, C.A. (2008) Temporal and spatial genetic structure of the round goby invasion. Posters at the Capitol: Undergraduate Research in Ohio, Columbus, OH. April 2008.
  49. Sopkovich, E. and Stepien, C.A. (2008) Temporal and spatial genetic structure of the round goby: Invasion patterns in the Great Lakes. Ohio Academy of Science, Toledo, OH. April 2008.
  50. Sopkovich, E., Brown, J., Stepien, C.A. (2008) Temporal and spatial genetic structure of the Eurasian round goby: Invasion patterns in the Great Lakes. Ohio Academy of Science, Toledo, OH. April 2008.
  51. Stepien, C.A., Sopkovich, E., Brown, J. (2009) Invasion genetics of the round goby: Founding sources, spatial patterns, and temporal changes. International Aquatic Invasive Species Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. April 2009.
  52. Stepien, C.A., Bodamer, B.*, Crail, T.*, Blosser, J.**, Kolinski, C.**, Mentzer, G.*, Penamon, W.* (2009) Establishing an Environmental Science Learning Community at the Land-Lake Ecosystem Interface. NSF National Gk-12 conference. Washington, D.C. March 2009.
  53. Stepien, C.A. (2009) Career Insights of a Marine Biologist: Perspectives for Mentoring and insights from our NSF Gk-12 program. Seminar presentation to NSF SETGO program at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. February 2009.
  54. Stepien, C.A. (2009) Project overview to Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur and Senator George Voinovich aides, Washington, D.C. February 2009.
  55. Stepien, C.A., Sepulveda-Villet, O.*, Haponski, A. *, Banda, J. (2009) What DNA tells us about walleye and yellow perch in Lake Erie. Great Lakes Fishery Commission Lake Erie Walleye and Yellow Perch Task Groups annual meeting. February 2009.
  56. Stepien, C.A., Murphy, D., Lohner, R.  (2008) Walleye genetic patterns across North America. Lake Erie Fishery Genetics Managers Workshop, Toledo, OH. November 2008.
  57. Stepien, C.A., Murphy, D., Lohner, R.  (2008) Walleye and yellow perch: 50 years of genetic history across Lake Erie. Lake Erie Fishery Genetics Managers Workshop, Toledo, OH. November 2008.
  58. Stepien, C.A., Brown,J., Sopkovich, E., Neilson, M. (2008) New names, evolutionary resolution, and founding sources for exotic round gobies. American Fisheries Society, San Francisco, CA. September 2008.
  59. Stepien, C.A. (2008) Evolutionary, biogeographic, and genetic relationships of Neogobiin Gobies in the Ponto-Caspian and Invasive Populations. Seminar at Moscow State University and A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution of the Russian Academy of Sciences. July 2008.
  60. Stepien, C.A. (2008) Evolutionary, biogeographic, and genetic relationships of Neogobiin Gobies in the Ponto-Caspian and Invasive Populations. Seminar at the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg. July 2008.
  61. Stepien, C.A. (2008) Evolutionary, biogeographic, and genetic relationships of Neogobiin Gobies in the Ponto-Caspian and Invasive Populations. Seminar at the University of Gdansk, Poland, Marine Laboratory, Poland. July 2008.
  62. Stepien, C.A., Brown,J., Neilson, M. (2008) New names, evolutionary resolution, and founding sources for exotic round gobies. International Association for Great lakes Research, University of Trent, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. May 2008.
  63. Stepien, C.A. and Banda, J.* (2008) A temporal analysis of walleye genetic stock in Lake Erie. Lake Erie Millennium Network Conference, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. April 2008.
  64. Stepien, C.A. and Brown,J. (2008) Temporal and spatial genetic structure of the round goby invasion. Lake Erie Millennium Network Conference, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. April 2008.
  65. Stepien, C.A. and Sopkovich, E. (2008) A temporal analysis of walleye genetic stock in Lake Erie. Lake Erie Millennium Network Conference, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. April 2008.

SYNERGISTIC ACTIVITIES/PRESENTATIONS 2008 – 2015 (N=69)

  1. Anderson, B.G.* (2011) Glacial Lake History of Northwest Ohio. Bowsher High School, Toledo, OH. April 2011.
  2. Ashenfelter, B., Reaver, N.G.F.*, Reaver, Z.A., Beegle, J.R., Doerr, A.T, Trivisonno, S.M., Burns, K.A., Marshall, L.E, Clendenen, S.N., Deitz, J., Kinner, T., Mullins, M., McElvany, C., Williams, A.T. (2012) Biomass, Solar, Wind, and Energy Efficiency Demonstrations. Bowling Green State University STEM at the Park. Bowling Green, OH, September 2012.
  3. Banda, J.A.* (2010) Introduction to fish biology and identification of Great Lakes fish.  Toledo Early College High School, Toledo, OH. April 2010.
  4. Barnswell, K.D. (2010) Waste management using landfills. Northview High School, Sylvania, OH. February 2010.
  5. Barr, C.J.* (2011) Fermentation and Biofuels. University of Toledo's WISDOM - Women In Science Day Of Meeting, Toledo, OH. April 2011.
  6. Barr, C.J.* (2012) Energy from renewable resources. Martin Smith’s Honors Biology Class. Central Catholic High School. Toledo, OH. February 2012.
  7. Bodamer, B.L.* (2010) Thinking outside the Hach Kit:  Implementing water quality in real-world research. Toledo Early College High School, Toledo, OH.  March 2010.
  8. Campbell, M.* (2008) Change Through Time. Sylvan Elementary School, Sylvania, OH. October 2008.
  9. Campbell, M.* (2009) A Day in the Life of a Geologist. Lapeer West High School, Lapeer, MI. March 2009.
  10. Campbell, M.* (2009) Color and Creativity: A Geologist's View of Careers in Science. SETGO, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. February 2009.
  11. Chaffin, J.* (2011) Lake Erie – a changing ecosystem. Lake Erie Center Public Lecture Series. Toledo, OH. September 2011.
  12. Chaffin, J.D.* (2010) Harmful algae blooms in western Lake Erie. Northwest Ohio Water Quality Workgroup, Wood Co. Health Department. Bowling Green, OH. December 2010.
  13. Chaffin, J.D.* (2010) Western Lake Erie’s harmful algal blooms. Western Basin Sportfishing Association Meeting. Green Springs, OH. September 2010.
  14. Chaffin, J.D.* (2011) Evidence of nitrogen limitation in western Lake Erie. Winter gala on nitrogen cycling in the Great Lakes. Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. January 2011.
  15. Chaffin, J.D.* (2011) Public discussion panel about Lake Erie research and sportfishing. Western Basin Sportfishing Association. Bass Pro Shops, Rossford, OH. February 2011.
  16. Chaffin, J.D.* (2011) Western Lake Erie algae blooms. Sylvania Northview High School, Sylvania, OH. April 2011.
  17. Cochran, N.E.* (2011) Introduction to Remote Sensing of Urban Heat Islands. Sylvania Northview High School, Toledo OH. April 2011.
  18. Crail, T.D. * (2010) Ecological dimension and adaptation of fish community in Ten Mile Creek.  Lourdes College, Sylvania, OH. March 2010.
  19. Crail, T.D. * (2010) Interviewed on Environmentally Sound with Larry Burns.   WJR760 AM Radio April 27, 2010.
  20. Crail, T.D.* (2008)The Oak Openings Region From the Ground Up:  Geological Processes Founding Incredible Biodiversity.  Ohio Prairie Conference Keynote Speaker, Toledo, OH. July 2008.
  21. Crail, T.D.* (2009)  Meet Your Stream – Fishes of the Maumee River.  Field trip with the Maumee Valley Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Grand Rapids, OH. August 2009.
  22. Crail, T.D.* (2009) An Aquatic Primer – Careers in Aquatic Systems, Northview High School, Sylvania, OH. April 2009.
  23. Crail, T.D.* (2009) Farmertodd Institute for Senior Hiatus (FISH).  Field trip with high school Seniors during their Senior Projects to understand local fish ecology. Toledo, OH. May 2009.
  24. Crail, T.D.* (2009) Meet Your Stream – Fishes and Mussels of the River Raisin.  Field trip with the Toledo Naturalists Association, Toledo, OH. August 2009.
  25. Crail, T.D.* (2009) Mussel Fauna of the Swan Creek Watershed. Toledo Naturalists Association, Toledo, OH. February 2009.
  26. Crail, T.D.* (2009) See Real Live Fish Up Close – the Field Trip! Steps For Kids, Ann Arbor, MI. July 2009.
  27. Crail, T.D.* (2009) See Real Live Fish Up Close! Steps For Kids, Ann Arbor, MI. February 2009.
  28. Crail, T.D.* (2009) The Secret Sex Lives of Unionid Mussels.  Royal Oak Nature Society, Royal Oak, MI. December 2009.
  29. Crail, T.D.* (2009) The Secret Sex Lives of Unionid Mussels.  Student Watershed Watch 2009 Keynote Speaker, Toledo, OH. November 2009.
  30. Crail, T.D.* (2010)  Enhancing Environmental Education and Careers: Restoration Project for the Ottawa River at the University of Toledo. Toledo Early College High School, Toledo, OH. monthly January - May 2010.
  31. Crail, T.D.* and Grabarkiewicz, J.D.(2008) Discovering hidden life in the Maumee River watershed. Annual Banquet Keynote, Lucas County Soil and Water District, Toledo, OH. December 2008.
  32. DeVanna, K.D.* (2010) Analyzing Environmental Data, Toledo Early College High School, Toledo, OH. March 2010.
  33. Dietrich, A.* (2014) The design and implementation of bioretention cells and the subsequent monitoring and modeling of flow characteristics generated during rain events. Toledo Early College High School, Toledo, OH. April 2014.
  34. Gallagher, K.* (2013) Sustainable Transportation and Your Community. Northview High School, Sylvania, OH. January, 2013.
  35. Gorey, C.* (2009) Growing up to be an engineer in Northwest Ohio, SETGO, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. February 2009.
  36. Gorey, C.*, (2010) Engineering Disasters, Scott High School, Toledo, OH. February 2010.
  37. Haponski, A.E.* (2010) What is a geneticist? Roy C. Start High School, Toledo, OH. February 2010.
  38. Haponski, A.E.* (2011) The University of Toledo’s Lake Erie Center. Oregon Rotary Club, Oregon, OH.  November 2011.
  39. Lightle, N.E.* (2013) Ecophysiology of heat stress in trees. Sylvania Public Schools. Sylvania, OH, February 2013.
  40. Long, D.M.*(2013) Role of soil depth and retention time on the survival of E. coli, Enterococcus and F+ coliphage in biosolid-amended agricultural fields. Central Catholic High School, Toledo OH, January 2013.
  41. Luse, V.O.* (2011) Lessons in Sustainable Urban Growth. Sylvania Northview High School, Sylvania, OH. March 2011.
  42. Luse, V.O.*, (2012)Shrinking cities, smart decline and identifying declining neighborhoods. Toledo Early College high School. Toledo, OH. February 2012.
  43. Luse, Verl (2012)  “Impact of Climate Change on U.S. Urban Areas and Regions:  Cities Need to have a Global Warming Perspective,” Toledo Early College High School, 2012 Science Symposium, Climate Change: Myth or Reality, April 2012.  
  44. Maike, C.* (2014) Holocene Seismic Stratigraphy of the Atlantic inner-shelf Assateague Island, Maryland. Toledo Early College High School, Toledo, OH. April 2014.
  45. Manning, N.*(2011) Lake Erie - a changing ecosystem. Lake Erie Center Public Lecture Series. Toledo, OH. September 2011.
  46. Manning, N.F.* (2011) Wetlands and Invasive Species of Northwest Ohio. Start High School, Toledo, OH. April 2011.
  47. Marbaugh, K .* (2013) Bioengineering. Toledo Public Schools, Start High School. Toledo, OH, March 2013.
  48. Pierce, L.* and Stepien, C.A. (2012) Rapid testing for the fish viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSv). League of Women Voters. Oregon, OH. April 2012.
  49. Pierce, L.R.* (2011) Principles of Mendelian Genetics. Toledo Early College High School, Toledo, OH. February 2011.
  50. Pierce, L.R.* (2013) Evolution and Detection of the Fish Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia virus (VHSv). Ottawa Hills High School, Ottawa Hills, OH. January 2013. 
  51. Reaver, N.G.F.* (2012) Bacteria at the Beach. How Wolf Creek Impact Maumee Bay State Park. Clay High School. Oregon, OH, September 2012.
  52. Reaver, N.G.F.* (2013) Things you can do in science and engineering. Toledo Public Schools Toledo Early College High School. Toledo, OH, February 2013.
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