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Current Projects

 

Mapping sexual isolation and sexual selection in nature for a model vertebrate
PIs: Dr. Janette Boughman, Associate Professor, Dept. of Zoology, Michigan State University

Timeframe: 2010 - 2015

 

Testing mechanistic connections between sex, foraging and parasitism along an ecological gradient
PIs: Dr. Carla Caceres, Associate Professor, Dept. of Animal Biology and Program in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Spencer Hall, Associate Professor, Dept. of Biology, Indiana University

Timeframe: 2011 - 2014

 

Management of a new disease of blue spruce in Michigan
PIs: Dr. Dennis Fulbright, Professor, Dept. of Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University

Dr. Bert Cregg, Associate Professor, Dept. of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University

Dr. Andrew Jarosz, Associate Professor, Dept. of Plant Biology, Michigan State University

Dr. Jill O'Donnell, Senior Extension Educator, Michigan State University Extension -- Wexford County

Timeframe: 2012 - 2015

 

Evaluation of species susceptibility and chemical management of Phomopsis spruce decline
PIs: Dr. Dennis Fulbright, Professor, Dept. of Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University

Dr. Bert Cregg, Associate Professor, Dept. of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University

Dr. Andrew Jarosz, Associate Professor, Dept. of Plant Biology, Michigan State University

Dr. Jill O'Donnell, Senior Extension Educator, Michigan State University Extension -- Wexford County

Greg Kowaleski, Forestry Resident, Kellogg Experimental Forest

Timeframe: 2012 - 2015

 

Strip tillage and cover cropping for sweet corn and cabbage
PIs: Dr. Daniel Brainard, Associate Professor, Dept. of Horticulture, Michigan State University

Erin Haramoto, Graduate Research Fellow, Dept. of Horticulture, Michigan State University

Timeframe: 2012 - 2013

 

Climate change feedbacks from interactions between new and old carbon
PIs: Dr. Richard Phillips, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biology, Indiana University

Dr. Jeff Dukes, Associate Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Purdue University

Timeframe: 2010 - 2013

 

Apple pest monitoring
PIs: Dr. John Wise, Associate Professor, Dept. of Entomology, Michigan State University

Timeframe: 2010 - 2013


Past Projects

 

Surveys for the American burying beetle
PIs: Dr. David Cuthrell, Conservation Scientist, Michigan Natural Features Inventory

Dr. Michael Penskar, Senior Conservation Scientist, Michigan Natural Features Inventory

Timeframe: 2010 - 2012


Tradeoffs in the evolution of a pathogen that infects a forest defoliator
PIs: Dr. Gregory Dwyer, Associate Professor, Dept. of Ecology & Evolution, University of Chicago

Dr. Arietta Fleming-Davies, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Chicago

Timeframe: 2010 - 2012


Predicting impacts of climate change on gypsy moths using a mechanistic model of species interactions
PIs: Dr. Gregory Dwyer, Associate Professor, Dept. of Ecology & Evolution, University of Chicago

Dr. Arietta Fleming-Davies, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Chicago

Timeframe: 2010 - 2012


Understanding the effects of habitat heterogeneity on mammalian communities in agricultural ecosystems
PIs: Dr. Kim Scribner, Professor, Dept. of Fisheries & Wildlife, Michigan State University

Paige Howell, Graduate Student, Dept. of Fisheries & Wildlife, Michigan State University

Timeframe: 2010 - 2012


Road salt driven meromixis in urban lake ecosystems
PI: Dr. Carla Koretsky, Professor and Associate Dean, Dept. of Geosciences, Michigan State University

Timeframe: 2010 - 2012


Is anthropogenic environmental disturbance negatively correlated with immunological defenses against pathogens?
PI: Katherine Krynak, Graduate Student, Biology Dept., Case Western Reserve University

Timeframe: 2012


Summer cover crops for weed suppression and soil quality in organic vegetable production in the Great Lakes region
PIs: Dr. Daniel Brainard, Associate Professor, Dept. of Horticulture, Michigan State University

Carolyn Lowry, Graduate Student, Dept. of Horticulture, Michigan State University

Timeframe: 2010 - 2012


Alternating cover crop strips for effective weed and nutrient management in organic zone-tillage production
PIs: Dr. Daniel Brainard, Associate Professor, Dept. of Horticulture, Michigan State University

Carolyn Lowry, Graduate Student, Dept. of Horticulture, Michigan State University

Timeframe: 2010 - 2012


The bass tapeworm: Proteocephalus ambloplitis
PIs: Dr. Jerry Esch, Wake Forest University

Kyle Luth, Graduate Student, Wake Forest University

Timeframe: 2010 - 2012


Sustainable switchgrass: pest interactions
PIs: Dr. Carolyn Malmstrom, Associate Professor, Dept. of Plant Biology, Michigan State University

Dr. Doug Landis, Professor, Dept. of Entomology, Michigan State University

Dr. Rufus Isaacs, Professor, Dept. of Entomology, Michigan State University

Timeframe: 2010 - 2012


Fitting annual winter cereals and red clover into the corn production system to stimulate biofuel biomass production
PIs: Dr. Dale Mutch, Senior Extension Educator, Michigan State University Extension -- St. Joseph County

Dr. Kurt Thelen, Professor, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, Michigan State University

Todd Martin, Research Assistant, Michigan State University Extension

Timeframe: 2010 - 2012


Effects of grazing on plant and avian community structure in an experimental grazing system
PI: Dr. Brian Maurer, Professor, Dept. of Fisheries & Wildlife, Michigan State University

Timeframe: 2010 - 2012


Multi-scale consequences of rotational diversity in Midwestern agricultural systems
PIs: Dr. Marshall McDaniel, Postdoc, University of New Hampshire

Dr. Stuart Grandy, Assistant Professor, University of New Hampshire

Dr. Erika Marin-Spiotta, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin

Dr. Jennifer Pett-Ridge, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Dr. Jeffrey Bird

Timeframe: 2010 - 2012


The importance of natural and anthropogenic features on deer forage use and movements: implications for disease spread and transmission to livestock
PI: Dr. Kim Scribner, Dept. of Fisheries & Wildlife, Michigan State University

Timeframe: 2010 - 2012


Annual variation in wetland plant community composition
PI: Dr. Sigrid Smith, Research Area Specialist Associate, University of Michigan

Timeframe: 2010 - 2012


Influence of forb resources on monarch habitat use
PIs: Dr. Carolyn Malmstrom, Associate Professor, Dept. of Plant Biology, Michigan State University

Lisa Stelzner, Graduate Student, Dept. of Plant Biology, Michigan State University

Timeframe: 2010 - 2012


The causes and consequences of clonal diversity in spatially and temporally varying metapopulations
PI: Dr. Christopher Steiner, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Wayne State University

Timeframe: 2010 - 2012


Collaborative Research: Compensatory VS Amplifying Effects of Community Structure on Ecological Systems in Response to Environmental Fluctuations
PIs: Dr. Mathew Leibold, University of Texas

Amy Downing, Ohio Wesleyan

Co-Investigators: Jennifer Howeth, Kristen DeVanna, Elizabeth Perrin, Adrienne Mock, Thomas Conrad

Funding Source: National Science Foundation (Award #0235579)

Timeframe: 2003 - 2006


IRCEB: The Life History-Physiology Nexus--Constraints on the Evolutionary Diversification of Avian Life Histories

PI: Dr. Robert Ricklefs, University of Missouri at St. Louis

Co-Investigators: Suzanne Austin-Bythell, Oregon State University

Kirk Klasing, University of California @ Davis

Doug Robinson, Oregon State University

Tara Robinson, Oregon State University

Russell Shea, Randolph Macon College

Martin Wikelski, Princeton University

Funding Source: National Science Foundation (Award #0212587)

Timeframe: 2003 - 2005 (Summers)


Sperm quality and reproductive success in redwinged blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus)

PI: Dr. Stefan Luepold, University of Sheffield, UK

Timeframe: 2004 - 2006 (Summers)


FIBR: Causes and Consequences of Recombination

PI: Dr. Carla Caceres, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Funding Source: National Science Foundation (Award # 0328516)

Timeframe: 2003 - 2008 (Springs)


Researcher

Sally MacIntyre (University of California @ Santa Barbara)

Project Title

Collaborative research: Physical limnology for the parasite ecologist
PI: Sally MacIntyre, University of California at Santa Barbara

Co-Investigators: Dr. Carla Caceres, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

Marianne Huebner

Funding Source: National Science Foundation

Timeframe: 2003 - 2006 (Summers)


Collaborative Research: Adaptation of daphniid to digestion resistant resources

PI: Dr. William DeMott, Purdue University

Funding Source: National Science Foundation (Award #0235474)

Timeframe: 2003 - 2006


Collaborative Research: Testing the role of resource heterogeneity and clonal plant integration on plant diversity in grasslands

PI: Dr. Heather Reynolds, Indiana University

Co-Investigators: Dr. Katherine Gross, Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University

Dr. Gary Mittelbach, Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University

Funding Source: National Science Foundation (Award #0235767)

Timeframe: 2003 - 2007


RUI: Food quality gradients and exploitation tradeoffs for zooplankton in freshwater lakes

PI: Dr. William DeMott, Purdue University

Funding Source: National Science Foundation (Award #9983383)

Timeframe: 2000 - 2002


The role of host-pathogen coevolution in the population dynamics of an insect-virus interaction

PI: Dr. Gregory Dwyer, University of Chicago

Funding Source: National Science Foundation (Award #0075461)

Timeframe: 2000 - 2003


Collaborative Research: Diapausing eggs and the dynamics of plankton communities
PI: Dr. Carla Caceres, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Funding Source: National Science Foundation (Award #9816047)

 

Timeframe: 1999 - 2002