Publications and Presentations

Fellows in the Michigan Tech GlobalWatershed GK-12 program have produced the following publications and presentations about watershed protection and research. Check back regularly for more publications and presentations. 

Publications

2015

Bergman, Brenda Gail and Joseph K. Bump. 2015. Experimental evidence that the ecosystem effects of aquatic herbivory by moose and beaver may be contingent on water body type. Freshwater Biology, 60: 1635-1646.

Kozich, A.T. and S.C. Kozich. 2015. A Case Study of Non-Industrial Private Forest Management: Effects of a Selective Harvest on the Regeneration of a Mesic Northern Forest in Baraga County, Michigan. Mellon Tribal College Research Journal 2(1):104-129.

Kozich, A.T. and S.C. Kozich. 2015. A Case Study of Non-Industrial Private Forest Management: Effects of a Selective Harvest on the Regeneration of a Mesic Northern Forest in Baraga County, Michigan. Mellon Tribal College Research Journal 2(1):104-129.

Floress, K., K. Akamani, K.E. Halvorsen, A.T. Kozich, and M. Davenport. 2015. The Role of Social Science in Successfully Implementing Watershed Management Strategies. Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education 154:85-105.

2014

Kozich, A.T., and S. Cree Kozich. A Case Study of Non-Industrial Private Forest Management: Effects of a Selective Harvest on the Regeneration of a Mesic Northern Forest in Baraga County, Michigan. Manuscript submitted to Mellon Tribal College Research Journal. 2014

Bergman, Brenda Gail. Long-term selection of lakes by beaver: have we underestimated the value of aquatic plants to beaver persistence and density? August 2014. Paper Presentation. Ecological Society of America. Sacramento, California.

Bergman, Brenda Gail. Earth stewardship through traditional resources management: Indigenous Management Models from Around the Globe. August 2014. Symposium moderator and organizer. Ecological Society of America. Sacramento, California.

Bergman, Brenda Gail and Joseph K. Bump. 2014. Mercury in aquatic forage of large herbivores: Impact of environmental conditions, assessment of health threats, and implications for transfer across ecosystem compartments. Science of the Total Environment, 479: 66-76

2013

Bergman, Brenda Gail. August 2013. Paper presentation. Toxins without borders: mercury in transboundary herbivores. 98th annual conference of the Ecological Society of America. Minneapolis, MN.

Bergman, Brenda Gail. October 2013. Paper presentation. Is Experiential Environmental Education a Pathway to Earth Stewardship? Understanding Effects and Refining Design. 42nd annual conference of the North American Association of Environmental Education. Baltimore, MD.

Gagnon, Valoree February 2013. Paper Presentation: “Framing ‘risk’ in National fish consumption advisories and the Ojibwa tribal fish harvest: Real or imagined public health protection?”. Michigan Technological University, Graduate Research Colloquium. (2nd place).

Gagnon, Valoree January 2013. Paper Presentation: “Oral histories of the Ojibwa subsistence fish culture: The continuity of environmental values, risk perceptions, and the traditional lifeway”, Panel: “The Nature of Place: Integrating Social and Environmental History in Regional Identity”. 127th annual American Historical Association conference, New Orleans LA.

2012

Gagnon, Valoree November 2012. Paper Presentation: “Conflicting perspectives of risk: Evaluating prescriptive fish consumption advisories’ policy within the Ojibwa tribal fish harvest”, Panel: “Anthropology of Environmental Policy”. 111th annual American Anthropological Association conference, San Francisco CA.

Gagnon, V. and Bradway, H. 2012 Connecting Earth Systems: Developing Holistic Understanding Through the Earth-System-Science Model. Science Scope, 36: 44-52.

Gagnon, Valoree 2012) 2012 NRD Facility Tours.  Babaamaajimowin Akiing: News from the Earth, 1(3): 6.

Gagnon, Valoree  April 2012 Paper Presentation: “Fish Contaminants through the Tribal Perspective: An Ethnography of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s Tribal Fish Harvest”, Panel: “Indigenous Perspectives on Territory, Natural Resources, and Sustainability”. 25th annual American Society for Environmental History conference, Madison WI.

Gagnon, Valoree February 2012  Paper Presentation: “Fish Contaminants through the Tribal Perspective: An Ethnography of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s Tribal Fish Harvest”. Michigan Technological University, Graduate Research Colloquium. (2nd place).

2011

Harless, M.L., C.J. Huckins, J.B. Grant, and T.G. Pypker. 2011. Effects of six chemical deicers on larval wood frogs (Lithobates sylvatica). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 30: 1637–1641.

Kozich, A.T. and K.E. Halvorsen. 2012. Compliance with Wetland Mitigation Standards in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, USA. Environmental Management. 50:97-105.

2010

Harless, M.L., A.D. Walde, D.K. Delaney, L.L. Pater, and W.K. Hayes. 2010. Sampling Considerations for Improving Home Range Estimates from Radio-telemetry Studies. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 5(3):374–387.

Presentations

2015

Bergman, Brenda Gail, Jackie Huntoon, Chris Wojick, Brad Baltensperger, and Amy Lark, 2015, Empowering Teachers to Facilitate Multidisciplinary Learning: Learning Forward Conference, December 5-9, 2015, National Harbor, Maryland.

Bergman, Brenda Gail, Jackie Huntoon, Chris Wojick, Brad Baltensperger, and Amy Lark, 2015, Mechanisms for Researching Formative Assessment of Science Practices. North American Association of Environmental Education Research Symposium. October 14-15, 2015, San Diego, California.

Bergman, Brenda Gail, Jackie Huntoon, Chris Wojick, Brad Baltensperger, and Amy Lark, 2015, Reconsidering the scale and scope of Environmental Education through NGSS: North American Association of Environmental Education Conference. October 15-18, 2015, San Diego, California.

Bergman, Brenda Gail. 2015. How Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and Ecological Science can complement one another to enhance the understanding and practice of resilience: The 100th Anniversary Ecological Society of America Conference. OOS 29. Available online at: http://eco.confex.com/eco/2015/webprogram/Session10561.html

Bergman, Brenda Gail, Jackie Huntoon, Chris Wojick, Brad Baltensperger, and Amy Lark., 2015, Scaling up Education for Earth Stewardship: The 100th Anniversary Ecological Society of America Conference. COS 121-7. Available online at: http://eco.confex.com/eco/2015/webprogram/Paper56434.html

Bergman, Brenda Gail, Amy Lark, Jackie Huntoon, Chris Wojick, Brad Baltensperger, and Stephanie Tubman, 2015, Lessons in Collaborative Development of NGSS-supported Integrated Science Curricula for Michigan Through the Mi-STAR Initiative: Reno Regional National Science Teachers Association Conference, October 22–24, 2015, Reno, Nevada.

Bergman, Brenda Gail, Amy Lark, Jackie Huntoon, Chris Wojick, Brad Baltensperger, Stephanie Tubman, Emily Gochis, Josh Davis, Meral Jackson, and Alex Guth,2015, NGSS-focused Integrated Science Education in Michigan Middle Schools: The Mi-STAR Initiative: Presentation accepted for the Kansas City Regional National Science Teachers Association Conference, December 3-5, 2015, Kansas City, Missouri.

Gochis, Emily, Jackie Huntoon, Chris Wojick, Brad Baltensperger, Brenda G Bergman, Stephanie Tubman, Ben Savonen, Josh Davis, and Meral Jackson, 2015, Mi-STAR Themes Demonstrate Geoscience’s Role in the Development of NGSS Integrated Science Curriculum: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Paper 33-8. Available online at: https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2015AM/webprogram/Paper264286.html

Huntoon, Jackie, Emily Gochis, Brenda G. Bergman, Stephanie Tubman, Ben Savonen, Alex Guth, Josh Davis, and Meral Jackson, 2015, Mi-STAR: University and K-12 Educators Partner to Improve Science Education in Michigan: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Paper 58-6. Available online at: https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2015AM/webprogram/Paper264847.html

Steve Mattox, Jackie Huntoon, Emily Gochis, Alex Guth, Ben Savonen, Stephanie Tubman, Ed Robeck, Brenda G. Bergman, Jennifer Grivins, and Christina Sobolak, 2015, The Mi-STAR Model: Integration of Profession and Curriculum Development to Address NGSS at the Middle School Level: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Paper 58-8. Available online at: https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2015AM/webprogram/Paper260550.html

Kozich, A.T. Ojibwa Perspectives on Climate Change: A Case Study in Michigan’s Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. Poster presentation at the Indigenous Peoples Climate Change Working Group annual meeting. Albuquerque, NM. March 2015.

Alakayak, W.M. and A.T. Kozich. Lake Characteristics that affect Biomagnification of Mercury in the Lakes of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Poster presentation at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium annual conference. Albuquerque, NM. March 2015.

Rodriguez, M.C. and A.T. Kozich. Control of Invasive Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) Populations in the Silver River, Baraga County, Michigan. Poster presentation at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium annual conference. Albuquerque, NM. March 2015.

Krstyle St. John, Heather Albanez, Nah Tah Wahsh PSA, Emily Gochis, Rock-solid Evidence: Exploring Michigan’s Past. Michigan Science Teacher Association, February 28, 2015, Grand Rapids, MI

GOCHIS, Emily E., and GIERKE, John S , Increasing Earth Science Literacy Through Collaborative Research at Regional Geoheritgae Sites: The Story of Kitch-Iti-Kipi Springs, Geological Society of America- North-Central Section - 49th Annual Meeting (May 19-20, 2015)

Spellman, Patricia, Mayer, Alex, “A Teaching Unit Engineered to Bring Water Resource Problems into the Middle School Classroom”. Presented at The Geological Society of America Annual Meeting. Baltimore MD. November 2015.

2014

Gierke, J.S., Gochis, E., Bowman, L., Dominguez, R., Cruz, J.F. (2014) “Weather Stations as Educational and Hazard-Forecasting Tools.” Presented at: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA. December 2014.

Matthys A, C Huckins, A Marcarelli, EA Baker. "Habitata Selection Increases Greatly After Sediment Removal Restoration". Presented at American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting. August 21, 2014.

 Kozich, S. and A.T. Kozich. Effects of Selective Harvesting on the Regeneration of a Mesic Northern Forest in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Poster presentation at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium annual conference. March 2014.

Coble, A.A., A.M. Marcarelli, E.S. Kane, and C.J Huckins. 2014. Spatial and temporal measurements of in-stream biogeochemical cycling of N, P, and C in small Lake Superior tributaries. Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR.

2013

Kozich, A.T. and K.E. Halvorsen. Water Resources and Residents of the Great Lakes Basin: Concerns, Conservation, and the Way of Life. Paper presentation at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. Estes Park, Colorado. June 2013.

Gochis, Emily E. "INCREASING NATIVE AMERICAN INVOLVEMENT IN GEOSCIENCE THROUGH INTERDISCIPLINARY COMMUNITY-BASED INVESTIGATIONS." 2013 GSA Annual Meeting in Denver. 2013.

2011

Dupey, L.N., K.M. LaFond, E.A. Adams, A.T. Kozich, E.E. Brenna, and K.E. Halvorsen. Public Values and Biofuel Policies in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Poster presentation at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. Madison, WI. June 2011.

Harless, M.H., C.J F. Huckins, T.G. Pypker, and J.B. Grant. Effects of Six Chemical Deicers on Larval Wood Frogs (Lithobates sylvatica). Oral presentation at the Joint Meeting of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (SSAR) and the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH). Minneapolis, MN. July 2011.

Harless, M., J. Holtgren, A. Kozich, A. Mayer, and S. Oppliger. Connecting Research in Watershed Science to the Classroom: Year One of GK-12 Global Watershed. Poster presentation at the NSF 2011 Annual GK-12 Conference. March 2011.

Harless, M.H., C.J F. Huckins, T.G. Pypker, and J.B. Grant. Effects of Six Chemical Deicers on Rana sylvatica larvae. Poster presentation at the Michigan Tech Ecosystem Science Center Graduate Research Symposium. Houghton, MI. February 2011. [Won First Place in Graduate Research Presentation competition.]

Harless, M.H., C.J F. Huckins, T.G. Pypker, and J.B. Grant. Toxicity of Chemical Deicers to Rana sylvatica larvae. Oral presentation at the Michigan Tech Biological Sciences Brown Bag Seminar. Houghton, MI. February 2011. [Won First Place in Graduate Research Presentation competition.]

Holtgren, J.M. and N.A. Auer. Collaborative Fishery Management Opportunities Between Tribal and State Agencies. Paper presentation at the annual Michigan Department of Natural Resources biologist meeting in Mt. Pleasant, MI. October 2011.

Holtgren, J.M. and N.A. Auer. Collaborative Fishery Management Opportunities Between Tribal and State Agencies. Paper presentation at the American Fisheries Society 141st Annual Meeting, Seattle WA. September 2011.

Kozich, A.T. and K.E. Halvorsen. Relationships between Values, Beliefs, and Water-impacting Behaviors in the Great Lakes Watershed. Paper presentation at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. Madison, WI. June 2011.

Kozich, A.T. Using Measurements of Human Values, Beliefs, and Attitudes as Predictors for Water-Impacting Behaviors in the Great Lakes Watershed. Poster presentation at Michigan Technological University’s Ecosystem Science Center and Biotech Research Center Graduate Research Forum. Houghton, MI. March 2011.

Kozich, A.T., S.A. Abood, and K.J. Romanowicz. Wetland Delineation in the Pilgrim River Watershed: Collaborative Efforts to Conserve a Vital Local Ecosystem. Poster presentation at Michigan Technological University’s Ecosystem Science Center and Biotech Research Center Graduate Research Forum. Houghton, MI. March 2011.

Kozich, A.T. Using Measurements of Human Values, Beliefs, and Attitudes as Predictors for Water-Impacting Behaviors in the Great Lakes Watershed. Poster presentation at Michigan Technological University’s Center for Water and Society World Water Day 2011 Research Forum. Houghton, MI. March 2011.

Kozich, A.T. Using Measurements of Human Values, Beliefs, and Attitudes as Predictors for Water-Impacting Behaviors in the Great Lakes Watershed. Poster presentation at Michigan Technological University’s Graduate Student Government Research Colloquium. March 2011.

2010

Kozich, A.T. Ecological Restoration and Challenges Posed by Invasive Plant Species. Paper presentation at Michigan Technological University’s School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science Doctoral Seminar. Houghton, MI. November 2010.

Kozich, A.T. Conservation Values, Beliefs, and Behaviors and the Sustainability of Great Lakes Water Resources. Poster presentation at Michigan Technological University’s Sustainable Futures Institute Poster Session. Houghton, MI. October 2010.

Kozich, A.T. Fire Prevention and Forest Products: A Characterization of Biomass Utilization Efforts in U.S. National Forests. Paper presentation at Michigan Technological University’s School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science Doctoral Seminar. Houghton, MI. October 2010.

Kozich, A.T. Characterizing the Effectiveness of the No Net Loss Approach to Wetland Management: A Case Study in Northern Michigan. Paper presentation at the Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, UT. July 2010.

Kozich, A.T. and K.E. Halvorsen. Michigan Upper Peninsula Wetland Mitigation: Permit Compliance, Invasive Plant Species, and No Net Loss. Paper presentation at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. Corpus Christi, TX. June 2010.

Kozich, A.T. Measures of Successful Wetland Restoration: An Examination of Policies and Ecology in Northern Michigan. Paper presentation at the Society for Ecological Restoration Annual Meeting. Madison, WI. April 2010.

Kozich, A.T. Sustaining Michigan’s Wetlands: Mitigation, Conservation Easements, and No Net Loss. Poster presentation at the MTU Center for Water and Society World Water Day 2010 Research Forum. Houghton, MI. March 2010. 

Makinen, K.J., K.E. Halvorsen, and A.T. Kozich. Balancing Wildlife and Bioenergy Values on Private Forestlands. Paper presentation at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. Corpus Christi, TX. June 2010.

     
 
     
   
 
 
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