Glenn Carter

Benthic Ecology Research Technician

4840 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-9719

carterg@umich.edu

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My current research is focused on harmful algal bloom monitoring on western Lake Erie and Saginaw Bay. I have coordinated field collections and lab operations for a series of quagga mussel grazing experiments to assess their influence on nutrient and food availability dynamics. I have also assisted with benthic surveys of southern Lake Michigan and sorting benthic samples.

I completed my Master’s degree while previously working for CIGLR (formerly CILER) in the late 90’s early 2000s. My thesis included research on a lake that has been part of my life since childhood, Muskegon Lake. My research on the lake included a benthic macroinvertebrate survey and environmental assessment, with historical comparisons. In addition, I have also participated in research monitoring environmental conditions on Michigan inland lakes, larval fish and zooplankton dynamics, and Great Lakes coastal wetland reconnection.
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Education:
  • M.Sc. 2002, Natural Resources and Environment (Resource Ecology and Management), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • B.S. 1996, Biology, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Research Interest/Area of Expertise:
  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Harmful Algal Bloom Ecology
  • Benthic Ecology
  • Aquatic Invasive Species
Publications

Carter G.S., K.P. Kowalski, and M.R. Eggleston. 2021. Reconnecting diked wetlands reduces total phosphorus in a Lake Erie coastal wetland complex. Manuscript in preparation.

Höök T.O., E.S. Rutherford, D.M. Mason, and G.S. Carter. 2007. Hatch dates, growth, survival, and overwinter mortality of age-0 alewives in Lake Michigan: implications for habitat-specific recruitment success. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 136(5):1298-1312. (DOI:10.1577/T06-194.1). 

Carter G.S., T.N. Nalepa, and R.R. Rediske 2006. Status and trends of benthic populations in a coastal drowned river mouth lake of Lake Michigan. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 32(3):578-595. (DOI:10.3394/0380-1330(2006)32[578:SATOBP]2.0.CO;2). 

Höök T.O., M.J. McCormick, E.S. Rutherford, D.M. Mason, and G.S. Carter. 2006. Short-term water mass movements in Lake Michigan: implications for larval fish transport. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 32(4):728-737. (DOI:10.3394/0380-1330(2006)32[728:SWMMIL]2.0.CO;2). 

Bridgeman T. B., C. D. Wallace, G. S. Carter, R. Carvajal, L. C. Schiesari, S. Aslam, E. Cloyd, D. Elder, A. Field, K. L. Schultz, P. M. Yurista, and G. W. Kling. 2000. A limnological survey of Third Sister Lake, Michigan with historical comparisons. Lake and Reservoir Management. 16(4):253-267. (DOI:10.1080/07438140009354234). 

Presentations:

  • Carter G.S., C.M. Riseng, and S. Adlerstein. 2011. Benthos population trends across the Great Lakes, 1998-2009. 54th Annual Conference of the International Association of Great Lakes Research. Duluth MN. May 30-June 3 2011.
  • Höök T.O., E.S. Rutherford, M.J. McCormick, D. Beletsky, D.J. Schwab, G.S. Carter, and D.M. Mason. 2004. Using hydrodynamic models and satellite-tracked drifter buoys to estimate larval alewife transport and mortality rates in Lake Michigan. 47th Annual Conference of the International Association of Great Lakes Research. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. May 24-28, 2004.
  • Carter G.S., D.M. Mason, E.S. Rutherford, T.O. Hook, R. Pichlova, J.F. Cavaletto, and H.A. Vanderploeg. 2003. Competitive Interaction between Larval Alewife (Alosa pseudoharangus), Bythotrephes cedarstroemi, and Cercopagis pengoi: Implications for Alewife Growth and Alteration of Nearshore Zooplankton Assemblages. 46th Annual Conference of the International Association for Great Lakes Research/International Lake Environment Committee, Chicago IL. June 2003.
  • Cavaletto J.F., H.A. Vanderploeg, M.A. Agy, G.S. Carter, R. Pichlova, and S.A. Pothoven. 2003 Seasonal and Annual Changes in the Mesozooplanlton Community of Southern Lake Michigan. 46th Annual Conference of the International Association for Great Lakes Research/International Lake Environment Committee, Chicago IL. June 2003.
  • Hook T.O., E.S. Rutherford, D.M. Mason, and G.S. Carter. 2003 The Importance of Near-Shore Areas and Drowned River Mouths as Nursery Areas for Alewives (Alosa pseudoharangus) in Lake Michigan. 46th Annual Conference of the International Association for Great Lakes Research/International Lake Environment Committee, Chicago IL. June 2003.
  • Rediske R.R, J.G. Gabrosek, C.M. Thompson, and G.S. Carter. 2003. Preliminary Investigation of Sediment Contamination in Muskegon Lake, Michigan. 46th Annual Conference of the International Association for Great Lakes Research/International Lake Environment Committee, Chicago IL. June 2003.
  • Vanderploeg H.A., R. Pichlova, S.A. Pothoven, J.F. Cavaletto, G.S. Carter, D.M. Mason, T.O. Hook , and E.S. Rutherford. 2003. Finding a Niche in the Great Lakes: the Emerging Cercopagis Story. 46th Annual Conference of the International Association for Great Lakes Research/International Lake Environment Committee, Chicago IL. June 2003.
  • Carter G.S., D.M. Mason, E.S. Rutherford, T.O. Hook, H.A. Vanderploeg, J.F. Cavaletto, and R. Pichlova. 2002. Preliminary Investigation of the Potential for Competitive Interactions between Exotic Zooplankton and Larval Fishes in Lake Michigan. 132nd Annual Conference of the American Fisheries Society, Baltimore, MD. August 2002.
  • Hook T.O., E.S. Rutherford, D.M. Mason, and G.S. Carter. 2002 Contribution of Recruits from Drowned River mouths and Near Shore Areas to the Lake Michigan Alewife population. 132nd Annual Conference of the American Fisheries Society, Baltimore, MD. August 2002.