A poster presentation titled “Monitoring Long Term Trends in the St Joseph River Watershed” by Eric Stadig (graduate student in biology; advisor Robert Gillespie, associate professor of biology) won 2015 Hydrolab Best Student Poster Presentation award.
He presented the poster session at the International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) annual 58th Conference on Great Lakes Research at the University of Vermont, in Burlington, Vermont.
Hydrolab Best Student Poster Presentation award is given for the two best student poster presentations judged during the annual meeting.
The poster session described his analysis of data from the St. Joseph River Watershed Initiative, examining trends in atrazine, total phosphorous, nitrate-nitrite, conductivity, turbidity, and dissolved oxygen from 2000-2013 at 13 tributary sites near their confluence with the St. Joseph River.
He is continuing this project as part of his graduate research assistanceship.