Dr. Mark Luttenton of Grand Valley State University
“Higgins Lake Trends and Changes”
The Higgins Lake Foundation is hosting a complimentary presentation by Dr. Luttenton
September 17, 2019 at the Roscommon County Library 10:00 am.
Dr. Mark Luttenton, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, became a faculty member at GVSU in August 1989 and is a Professor of Biology and Associate Research Scientist in the Annis Water Resources Institute. He earned a B.S. in Biology with a minor in chemistry from Central Michigan University (1977), an M.S. in Biology from University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse (1981), and received a Ph.D. in Aquatic Ecology from Bowling Green State University (1989).
Dr. Luttenton has worked on Michigan lakes for more than 40 years and has been working with Higgins Lake programs for the past five years. His research has covered a broad range of ecological systems ranging from small streams to the Mississippi River and from the Great lakes to small freshwater pools in the Bahamas. He has conducted research on native and invasive plants, protozoans, invertebrates, and fish including the ecology of stream dwelling trout, trout diseases, and stream community bioenergetics. Dr. Luttenton was the first to identify the New Zealand mud snail in the AuSable and has done various studies on Higgins Lake with the Higgins Lake Foundation.