Below is a list of select publications authored or co-authored by researchers at the IWR.


Journal Articles

Fales, M., R. Dell, M.E. Herbert, S.P. Sowa, J. Asher, G. O’Neil, P.J. Doran, & B. Wickerham. 2016. Making the leap from science to implementation: Strategic agricultural conservation in Michigan’s Saginaw Bay watershed. Journal of Great Lakes Research 42(6): 1372-1385; on-line at

Seedang, S., P.E., Norris, S. Batie, and M.D. Kaplowitz. 2013. Michigan State University. Exploring Market-based Environmental policy for Groundwater Management and Ecosystem Protection for the Great Lakes Region: Lessons Learned. Journal of Great Lakes Research 39(3): 484-492, 23 July; on-line at

Legge, J.T., P.J. Doran, M.E. Herbert, J. Asher, G. O’Neil, S. Mysorekar, S. Sowa, and K.R. Hall. 2013. From model outputs to conservation action: Prioritizing locations for implementing agricultural best management practices in a Midwestern watershed. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 68(1): 22-33. DOI: 10.2489/jswc.68.1.22

O’Neil, G. and Shortridge, A. 2012. Quantifying local flow direction uncertainty. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 27(7). DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2012.719627

Stepenuck, Kristine, Lois Wolfson, Barbara Liukkonen, Jerry Iles, and Timothy Grant. 2011. Volunteer Monitoring of E. coli in Streams of the Upper Midwestern United States: A Comparison of Methods. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment: Volume 174, Issue 1:625-633.

Asher, J., G. O’Neil, and B. Northcott. 2010. Paw Paw Watershed Groundwater Recharge Calculator. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Institute for Water Research.

Reeves, H.W., D.A. Hamilton, P.W. Seelbach, and A.J. Asher. 2009, Ground-water-withdrawal component of the Michigan water-withdrawal screening tool: US Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009–5003. Reston, VA: US Geological Survey.

Prokopy, L.S., K. Genskow, J. Asher, A. Baumgart-Getz, J. Bonnell, S. Broussard, C. Curtis, K. Floress, K. McDermaid, R. Power, and D. Wood. 2009. Designing a Regional System of Social Indicators to Evaluate Nonpoint Source Water Projects. Journal of Extension, 47(2).

Training Manuals

Kline-Robach, Ruth, Lois Wolfson, Susan Masten, Darren Bagley, Terry Gibb and Bindu Bhakta. 2017. A Guide to Home Water Treatment. Michigan State University Extension Bulletin E3342. 8pp. Available at

Wolfson, Lois and Jane Herbert. 2013. A Michigan Boater’s Guide to Selected Invasive Aquatic Plants. MSU Extension Bulletin E-3189. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. 28pp. Available at

Fortin, Connie and N. Mulhern. 2013. Michigan’s Winter Maintenance Manual: Promoting Safe Roads and Clean Water. Edited by Lois Wolfson. MSU Extension, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. 45pp.

Wandell, Howard and Lois Wolfson. 2007. A Citizen’s Guide for the Identification, Mapping and Management of the Common Rooted Aquatic Plants of Michigan Lakes, 2nd Ed. WQ-55, MSU Extension, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. 82 pp.

Bruhn, L. and L. Wolfson. 2007. 2nd Edition. Citizens Monitoring Bacteria: A Training Manual for Monitoring E. coli. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. 48 pp.