Articles and Reports


Adamy, J. (2023). 17 million pounds of soil kept on farm fields: celebrating the Maple River Watershed RCPP. Michigan Farm News October Edition.

Whitmore, J. (2023). AgBioResearch scientist develops tools to inform water conservation strategies. MSU CANR.

Triezenberg, H., and O'Neil, G. (2023). Online tool identifies areas where people in Michigan are at greatest risk from harmful algal blooms (HABs). MSU Extension, MSU Sea Grant.

Wolfson, L., and Elgin, E. (2023). Lakes and the Winter Ice Blues. Lakefront Lifestyles Magazine, March, 10-11.

Asher, J., Allan, J., Crank, C., Donahue, D., Gasteyer, S., Infante, D., Lusch, D., and O'Neil, G. (2023). Michigan Groundwater: Opportunities for Improved Management.


Wolfson, L., and Bockelman, K. (2022). Small fish, big fish and sunfish: Why are my bluegills stunted? Lakefront Lifestyles Magazine, 31(7), 10-11.

Elgin, E., and Wolfson, L. (2022). Gardening Beyond the Water’s Edge. Lakefront Lifestyles Magazine, 31(3), 14-15.

Clawson, B., and Wolfson, L. (2022). What’s that Color in my Pond. MSU Extension, March.

Steinman, A.D., Uzarski, D.G., Lusch, D.P., Miller, C., Doran, P., Zimnicki, T., Chu, P., Allan,     J., Asher, J., Bratton, J. and Carpenter, D. (2022). Groundwater in crisis? Addressing groundwater challenges in Michigan (USA) as a template for the Great Lakes. Sustainability14(5), 3008.

Thomas, M.R., Asher, J., O'Neil, G., and Allan, J.W. (2022). A decision support tool for measuring and tracking the social benefits of water resources in Michigan coastal communities. Journal of Great Lakes Research48(6), 1401-1416.

Nunn, A., Gasteyer, S., and Asher, J. (2022). Building Farmer Empowerment in Agricultural Conservation Using a Low-Cost Tile Monitoring Program. Journal of Great Lakes Research.

Lusch, D., and Kline-Robach, R. (2022). Where does the water in our inland lakes come from? Lakefront Lifestyles Magazine, 31(8), 16-17.

Kline-Robach, R. (2022). Michigan State University Wellhead Protection Program. EGLE.

Bockelman, K., and Wolfson, L. (2022). Mobile Boat Wash and Clean Boats Help Deter Aquatic Invasive Species Spread. The Drop. North Central Region Water Network, March.


Braig, E., Wolfson, L., Weckle, A., and Nardi, A. (2021). Harmful Algal Blooms: Prevention and Treatment for Landowners. North Central Region Water Network and National Institutes for Water Resources, 3.

Massri, Z., Nunn, A.N., Ghane, E., Seybold, A., Piwarski, J.R., Adams, J., and Asher, J. (2021). Water sample holding times at appropriate temperature, filtering, and storage conditions for accurate analysis of soluble reactive phosphorus. ASABE Annual International Virtual Meeting, 1.

Piwarski, J. (2021). 104B Report: "Assessing the Accuracy of the Michigan EnviroImpact Tool"

Wolfson, L., and Latimore, J. (2021). Curious Organisms Surface in Two Michigan Lakes. Lakefront Lifestyles Magazine, 30(5), 12-13.

Kline-Robach, R., and Wolfson, L. (2021). Protecting your Private Drinking Water Supply. Lakefront Lifestyles Magazine, 30(2), 14-15.

Wolfson, L. (2021). Farmer-Led Networks being established in Michigan’s Saginaw Bay area to Increase Nutrient Management Activities. The Drop. North Central Region Water Network, March.

Kline-Robach, R. (2021). What do you know about your community drinking water supply? Lakefront Lifestyles Magazine, 30(2), 25-26.

Kline-Robach, R. (2021). Michigan State University NPDES phase II stormwater regulations progress report for 2016-2020. Institute of Water Research (IWR), Michigan State University (MSU).


Elgin, E., and Wolfson, L. (2020). Tiny Critters Deliver Big Benefits for Lakes. Lakefront Lifestyles Magazine, 28(4), 12-13.

Wolfson, L., and Elgin, E. (2020). PFAS Chemicals: A Concern to Human Health and the Environment. The Michigan Riparian, February, 11-13, 22.

Elgin, E., Filice, P., and Wolfson, L. (2020). Lakes in the Offseason: A look under the ice. Lakefront Lifestyles Magazine, 29 (7), 12-13.

Bohling, M., Hudson, C., Filice, P., DeDecker, J., and Wolfson, L. (2020). MSU Extension Programs Address Aquatic Invasive Species and Microplastics. The Drop. North Central Region Water Network, March.

Chen, J., Ouyang, Z., John, R., Henebry, G.M., Groisman, P.Y., Karnieli, A., Pueppke, S., Kussainova, M., Amartuvshin, A., Tulobaev, A. and Crank, C. (2020). Social-ecological systems across the Asian Drylands Belt (ADB)Landscape dynamics of drylands across Greater Central Asia: people, societies and ecosystems, 191-225.


Wolfson, L. (2019). Michigan State University Research and Extension Work Explores Emerging PFAS Issues. The Drop. North Central Region Water Program.

Elgin, E., and Wolfson, L. (2019). Household filters approved for certain PFAS removal. MSU Extension News, January.

Asher, J., Thomas, M., and O’Neil, G. (2019). Socioeconomic Indicators of Community Vitality: Research and Case Studies of Coastal Communities in Michigan. EGLE.  


Koundinya, V., Baird, A., Klink, J., Wolfson, L., Frankenberger, J., Bonnell, J., and Power, R. (2018). Core Competencies for Successful Watershed Management Work. Research In Brief, Journal of Extension, 56(1).

Crank, C., Wight, B. R., & Boughton, R. K. (2018). Wildlife of Florida Factsheet: White-tailed Deer: WEC400/UW445, 2/2018. 2018(5).

Chen, J., John, R., Sun, G., Fan, P., Henebry, G.M., Fernández-Giménez, M.E., Zhang, Y., Park, H., Tian, L., Groisman, P. and Crank, C. (2018). Prospects for the sustainability of social-ecological systems (SES) on the Mongolian plateau: five critical issues. Environmental Research Letters13(12), 123004.

Muenich, R. L., Kalcic, M., Winsten, J., Fisher, K., Day, M., O’Neil, G., Wang, Y., and Scavia, D. (2018). Pay-for-performance conservation using SWAT highlights need for field-level agricultural conservation. Transactions of the ASABE, 60(6), 1925-1937.

Wolfson, L., Kline-Robach. R., and Bagley, D. (2018). Perfluorinated Chemicals: What they are and what you should know about them. The Michigan Riparian, August.

Wolfson, L., and Elgin, E. (2018). MSU Extension to help address your PFAS questions and concerns. MSU Extension News.

Wolfson, L., and Ghane, E. (2018). Edge-of-Field Research Focuses on Controlled Drainage and Saturated Buffer for Reducing Nutrient Runoff. North Central Region Water Network News, March.

Wu, H., Oun, A., Kline-Robach, R., and Xagoraraki, I. (2018). Microbial pollution characterization at a TMDL site in Michigan: Source identification. JOURNAL OF GREAT LAKES RESEARCH, 44(3), 412-420.


Elgin, E., Wolfson, L., DePalma-Dow, A., and Throckmorton, E. (2017). Study of Water Quality and Aquatic Plant Assessment. Lake Shore Breeze, Spring, 2-3. 

Kline-Robach, R., Wolfson, L., Masten, S., Bagley, D., Gibb, T., and Bhakta, B. (2017). A Guide to Home Water Treatment. Michigan State University Extension Bulletin, E3342, 8.

Asher, J., Young, L., Wolfson, L., and Piwarski, J. (2017). Great Lakes Clean Communities Network Final Report Project No. 966. Great Lakes Protection Fund, 15.

Bhakta, B., and Wolfson, L. (2017). Celebrate Lake Appreciation Month. MSU Extension News.


Bagley, D., Kline-Robach, R., Wolfson, L., Gibb T., and Bhakta, B. (2016). Water filters and lead: Minimize your exposure to lead in drinking water by the using filters. Michigan State University Extension News.

Asher, J., O’Neil, G., and Guber, A. (2016). Simulated Effects of Tile Drains on Groundwater Recharge in Saginaw Bay. The Nature Conservancy - Final Report. 

Bagley, D., Kline-Robach, R., Wolfson, L., Gibb, T., and Bhakta, B. (2016). Whole house water treatment systems and the Flint water crisis. Michigan State University Extension News.

Bhakta, B., Kline-Robach, R., Wolfson, L., Gibb, T., and Bagley, D. (2016). Testing drinking water for lead in homes. MSU Extension News.

DePalma-Dow, A., Wolfson, L., Elgin, E., and Throckmorton, E. (2016). Water Quality and Aquatic Plant Assessment: Fremont Lake Final Report. Michigan State University.

Fales, M., Dell, R., Herbert, M., Sowa, S., Asher, J., O’Neil, G., Doran, P., Wickerham, B. Shortridge, A.  (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

Wolfson, L. (2016). The Effects of a Warm Winter on the Ecology of our Inland Lakes. Oakland Lakefront Lifestyles, 24(2), 18-19.


Currell, C., Wolfson, L., Miller, D., et al. (2015). Phosphorus runoff: A large contributor to problems in Western Lake Erie Basin. MSU Extension News, April.

Day, M., Winsten, J., and Wolfson, L. (2015). How to increase farm income while protecting water: Pay for Performance conservation pilot-testing in selected Great Lakes watersheds. MSU Extension News, February.

Arbogast, A. F., Luehmann, M. D., Miller, B. A., Wernette, P. A., Adams, K. M., O’Neil, G. A.,  Young, A. R. (2015). Late-Pleistocene paleowinds and aeolian sand mobilization in north-central Lower Michigan. Aeolian Research, 16, 109–116.

Kline-Robach, R., Campbell, E., and Snell, A. (2015) Red Cedar River Watershed Management Plan. MDEQ.


Wolfson, L. (2014). Management and Protection of Lakes. The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership Newsletter, 4(3), 5-6.

Wolfson, L. (2014). Water Climate Decision Support System: The NIFA Project. Institute of Water Research, 2.


Wolfson, L., and Herbert, J. (2013). A Michigan Boater’s Guide to Selected Invasive Aquatic Plants. MSU Extension Bulletin E-3189, 28.

Fortin, C., Wolfson, L., and Mulhern, N. (2013). Michigan’s Winter Maintenance Manual: Promoting Safe Roads and Clean Water. MSU Extension, 45.

Wolfson, L. (2013). Lessons Shared – the Michigan Shoreline Conference. Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership Newsletter, 3(2), 5-6.

Legge, J.T., Doran, P.J., Herbert, M.E., Asher, J., O'Neil, G., Mysorekar, S., Sowa, S. and Hall, K.R. (2013). From model outputs to conservation action: Prioritizing locations for implementing agricultural best management practices in a Midwestern watershed. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation68(1), 22-33.


Wolfson, L. (2012). Multiple Impacts on Michigan Waters Possible Due to Climate Change. Lake Effect, June, 2, 6.

Wolfson, L. (2012). Invasive Species and Lake Research Highlights. Lake Effect, November, 2-3.


Stepenuck, K., Wolfson, L., Liukkonen, B., Iles, J., and Grant, T. (2011). Volunteer monitoring of E. coli in streams of the upper Midwestern United States: a comparison of methods Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 174(1), 625-633.

Wolfson, L., Wandell, H., and Sweet, R. (2011). Revision and rewrite to Vigmostad, Karen. Your Lake and You (Michigan Version, 2nd edition). North American Lake Management Society, Madison, WI. 8 pp.

Wolfson, L. (2011). Invasive Phragmites Threatens Wetlands, Wildlife. Lake Effect, July, 7-8.


Wolfson, L. (2010). Rain Barrels, Rain Gardens, Green Roofs, and Permeable Pavement. July. 

Reeves, H.W., and Asher A.J. (2010). Internet-based interface for STREMDEPL08: U.S. Geological Survey Open. File Report 2010-1247, 17

Bartholic, J., Northcott, W., Miller, S., Asher, J., Seedang, S., Gasteyer, S., and Andresen, J. (2010). Refining the Water Needs and Availability for Michigan’s Agriculture from a Spatial and Temporal Perspective. Project GREEEN identification number (GR08-087). 

Shi, Y., MacDonald-Dumler, J., Bartholic, J., O’Neil, G., and Asher, J. (2010). Decision Support Tools for Watershed Management – A United States Experience. Chapter in Proceedings from the Indo-US Workshop on Emerging Issues in Water Management for Sustainable Agriculture in South Asia Region.


Wolfson, L., and Harrigan, T. (2009). Cow, Streams, and E. coli. In Profitable Environmental Options for Livestock Producers, Michigan State University Extension, 5-7.

Wolfson, L. (2009). Surface Water Resources. Pages 206-220. In Schaetzl, R.J., Darden, J.T. and D. Brandt (eds). Michigan Geography and Geology. Pearson Custom Publishing, Boston, MA.

Reeves, H., Hamilton, D., Seelbach, P., and Asher, J. (2009).  Ground-Water-Withdrawal Component of the Michigan Water-Withdrawal Screening Tool. Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5003.

Prokopy, L.S., Genskow, K., Asher, J., Baumgart-Getz, A., Bonnell, J.E., Allred, S.B., Curtis, C., Floress, K., McDermaid, K., Power, R. and Wood, D. (2009). Designing a regional system of social indicators to evaluate nonpoint source water projectsThe Journal of Extension47(2),1.


Anderson, J., Bartholic, J., Bonnell, J., Frankenberger, J., Hirschi, M., Kline-Robach, R., Kushner, J., Power, R., Shepard, R., Sleeper, F., and Wolfson, L. (2008). The Great Lakes Regional Program Briefing Book. CSREES Great Lakes Regional Program, 130.

Shi, Y., Snyder, J.D., Asher, J., Bartholic, J.B. and O’Neil, G. (2008). The Fundamental Role of Land Cover Data in a Web-based Decision Support System to Assist Local Natural Resource Managers and Decision Makers. Annals of the Association of American Geographers.


William, T., Schechter, M., and Wolfson L. (eds). (2007). Globalization: Effects on Fisheries Resources. Cambridge University Press.

Wandell, H., and Wolfson, L. (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, East Lansing, MI. 82pp.

Bruhn, L., and Wolfson, L. (2007). Citizens Monitoring Bacteria: A Training Manual for Monitoring E. coli.  2, 48.


Wandell, H., Wolfson, L., and Herbert, J. (2006). Protecting Michigan’s Vanishing Native Lakeshore. The Michigan Landscape, 49(11), 27-31.

Wolfson, L. (2006). Contribution to Chapter on the History of the Water Quality Management Facility. In Ken VerBerg and Ray Vlasin, Pursuing What is Best for the World 150 Years of Teaching, Research, and Extension – Stories of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Michigan State University.


Thomas, M., Allan, J., Matta, J., and Asher, J. (2005). Application of Rapid Environmental Assessment and Co-occurrence Analysis for Identifying, Managing, and Restoring WetlandsEnvironmental Practice7(3), 186-197.


Bartholic, J., Asher, J. and Shi, Y. (2004) NPS Assessment Model: An Example of AGNPS Application for Watershed Erosion and Phosphorus Sedimentation. Journal of Spatial Hydrology.


Muzzall, P., Burton, T., Snider, R., and Coady, N. (2003). Occurrence, Distribution and Control of the Parasites that Cause Swimmer’s Itch in Michigan. (eds. L. Wolfson and R. Snider). MSU Extension, WQ 58, 32.


Wolfson, L., Mokma, D., Schultink, G., and Dersch, E. (2002). Development and Use of a Wetlands Information System for Assessing Wetland Functions. Lakes & Reservoirs: Research and Management, 7, 207-216.


Brown, E., Peterson, A., Kline-Robach, R., Smith, K., and Wolfson, L. (2000). Developing a Watershed Management Plan for Water Quality: An Introductory Guide. Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and Institute of Water Research, Michigan State University, 52.

Wandell, H., and Wolfson, L. (2000). A Citizen’s Guide for the Identification, Mapping, and Management of the Common Rooted Aquatic Plants of Michigan Lakes. Michigan State University Extension, WQ 55, 90.

Hart, S., Klepinger, M., Wandell, H., Garling, D., and Wolfson, L. (2000). Integrated Pest Management for Nuisance Exotics in Michigan Inland Lakes. Michigan State University Extension, WQ 56, 28.

Schultink, G., Moore, R., Wolfson, L., Dischinger-Smedes, J. (2000). Guidelines for Wetland Identification and Evaluation: Needs and Opportunities for Local Protection. Agricultural Experiment Station, 572, 82.


Wolfson, L.  (1998). Section 3 - Water. In A Framework for Assessing Environmental Health in Michigan: Community Health Profiles Project. Michigan Public Health Institute, 3.

Lauber, T., Solomon, D., Herbert, J., Wolfson, L., Tessier, A., Hamilton, S., Probyn, L., and Frost, L. (1998). Protecting Inland Lakes, Part One. Michigan State University Extension, 52.


McGowan, B., Wolfson, L., Kline-Robach, R., Loudon, T., Dow, R., and Bardenhagen, J. (1997). Drinking Water Well Management, Chapter 7 in Home Assessment Guide. Michigan State University Extension, WQ-51, 67-76.


Nevala, A., Wilson, D., Chamberlain, J., Kirk, K., Kline-Robach, R., and Wolfson, L. (1995).  Groundwater Stewardship in Michigan:  A Manual for Community Action. Institute of Water Research.

Wolfson, L., Kang, Y., Zahniser, T., and Bartholic, J. (1995).  A Wetlands Information Management System (WIMS) for Facilitating Wetland Evaluations. Completion Report, USEPA Grant No. X995791-02-0.