Ehsan Ghane, Michigan  State University

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Dr. Ehsan Ghane, PhD, is an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist at Michigan State University.  His research and extension interests include water quality and agricultural drainage. Ghane provides education to diverse groups, including producers, drainage contractors and the public. His main research goal is to address agricultural water management issues related to non-point source pollution (i.e., excess nitrogen and phosphorous). He is particularly interested in innovative practices that can reduce nutrient load runoff to surface water and conserve water for crop use. Some of these practices are controlled drainage, saturated buffer, drainage water recycling and denitrification bed (a.k.a. woodchip bioreactor). He is also interested in modeling and simulation of the effects of management practices on water quality. Contact 524 S. Shaw Lane 220 Farrall Hall East Lansing, MI 48824 ghane@msu.edu 517-353-4458

Lois Wolfson, Michigan State University

Lois WolfsonDr. Lois Wolfson, PhD, is a Water Quality Specialist with the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and Institute of Water Research at Michigan State University. She also serves as the State Water Quality Coordinator for MSU Extension. Her outreach work focuses on educational programming in lake ecology and watershed management, volunteer monitoring in aquatic systems, and utilizing decision support systems for addressing critical water issues. Her research interests are in invasive species and cyanobacteria blooms and their impact on ecosystem health. She teaches an upper level course in Field Techniques in Aquatic Systems. Wolfson is co-principal investigator on several projects funded through the US Geological Survey, Great Lakes Protection Fund and EPA’s GLRI. She was part of the NIFA Great Lakes Regional Water Program from 2001-2013. Wolfson received her MS in Botany and PhD in Fisheries and Wildlife from Michigan State University. Contact Lois Wolfson, PhD Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Institute of Water Research 101 Manly Miles Bldg. Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48823 (517) 353-9222 wolfson1@msu.edu