Redefining the Classroom

Biologist lands editorial award from research society

Posted: June 30th, 2009

CONTACTS: John Shibley, e-mail, 906-635-2314; Tom Pink, e-mail.

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – Lake Superior State University Assistant Professor of Biology and Aquatic Research Laboratory Co-Director Geoffrey Steinhart has received the International Association of Great Lakes Research Editor’s Award. The citation recognizes the crucial role played by peer review in assuring the quality of the Journal of Great Lakes Research. It is presented for outstanding support of the journal's review process.

Steinhart received his award in front of an audience of about 600 scientists at the association’s annual meeting May 18-22 in Toledo, Ohio. While at the conference, he also presented a talk on the importance of hands-on research experience for undergraduates in a session titled, Field Stations and Institutes in the Laurentian Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River. Several Lake Superior State University Alumni also presented at the conference.

Geoffrey Steinhart Ph.D.

A print-resolution photo is here.

The Journal of Great Lakes Research is a multidisciplinary publication that covers topics in the biology, chemistry, physics, and geology of the large lakes of the world. Steinhart has overseen the review of more than a dozen manuscripts submitted to the journal. In addition, he also serves on the editorial board for the Transactions of the American Fisheries Society and previously served as peer-review coordinator for the Great Lakes Fishery Commission.

Steinhart has been a member of the International Association of Great Lakes Research since 2003, and has received honorable mention for presentations at annual meetings in 2003 and 2004. He has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Great Lakes Research since 2007.

Run a search of the Web for "LSSU Fisheries" for complete information on studying fisheries and wildlife management at Lake State. Enter "LSSU ARL" into a search engine for more info about LSSU's aquatic research laboratory on the St. Mary's river.