PURSUITS: Week of Dec. 7, 2015

Dr. Kristen Williams (School of Education) received a scholarship sponsored by the National LGBTQ Task Force to attend the Creating Change Conference in January 2016. This conference will included day-long institutes and research presentations that will help further her program of research on same-sex parents and their children as well as inform her contributions toward making the Heidelberg campus a more welcoming place for LGBTQ individuals.

Members of the National Center for Water Quality Research staff are authors on peer-reviewed scientific papers that recently received awards for their excellence and broad impact.

  • Dr. Peter Richards (NCWQR, retired) was a co-author on a paper published in 2014 that received the 2015 Chandler-Misener Award from the International Association for Great Lakes Research. According to the association's website, “The Chandler-Misener Award is presented annually to the author(s) of the peer-reviewed paper in the current volume of the Journal of Great Lakes Research judged to be ‘most notable.’ Papers are evaluated on the basis of originality, contribution and presentation.”  The paper, authored by Don Scavia and others, is titled Assessing and Addressing the Re-eutrophication of Lake Erie: Central Basin Hypoxia.
  • In October 2015, the publisher Elsevier cited the same article by Scavia et al. (2014) as being among the “Top 10 most downloaded Environmental, Aquatic and Agriculture Sciences articles published since 1 January 2014 by US-based authors.”
  • The Soil and Water Conservation Society presented its 2015 Best Research Paper Award for Impact and Quality for an article published in 2010 in the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. The article, authored by Dr. Peter Richards, Dr. David Baker (NCWQR retired), John Crumrine and Anne Stearns (both formerly NCWQR), is titled Unusually Large Loads in 2007 from the Maumee and Sandusky Rivers, Tributaries to Lake Erie.

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