Current Research

Project Title Investigators Funding agency Years active
Comparison of defense-associated secondary metabolites across varying level of deer herbivory Jill C Witt UM Flint grant (Mott Foundation) to fund summer student research (stipend only) 2018
Modeling Forest Succession at UMBS under Climate Change Scenarios 2018
Assessing Seedling Establishment for the Restoration of Mixed-Hardwood Forests in Former Pine Plantations 2018 to 2019
Single-cell genomics of an invasive harmful alga: a sampling trip to North America: Marian P. and David M. Gates Graduate Student Endowment Fund 2018
Evaluating the effects of forest management on development of canopy structural complexity and light use efficiency Robert Fahey USDA McIntire-Stennis Formula Fund 2018
EDI Data Curation and Archival Data Fellowship at UMBS Jason Tallant Environmental Data Initiative (EDI), National Science Foundation (NSF) 2018
A Comparison of the Ecology and Successional Trajectories of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior Dune Ecosystems 2018
Forest Resilience Threshold Experiment (FoRTE) Christopher Gough National Science Foundation 2018 to 2021
Using Species Invasion as a Model to Study Bacterial Disturbance Ecology NSF 2017
Changes in the hysteresis between VPD and sap flux velocity as related to local weather in different tree species in northern Michigan Forests Ashley Matheny 2018
The effects of Typha x glauca invasion on wetland birds in the Great Lakes region 2018
Quantification of burrows between burrowing and non-burrowing species of crayfish 2018
Indirect effects of largemouth bass dietary cues on macrophytes, mediated by crayfish behavior. Tyler Wood UMBS Graduate Student Research Fellowship 2018
Effect of Antidepressant on the Agonistic Behaviour of Crayfish (Orconectes rusticus, the rusty crayfish) 2018
Contribution of exposure paradigm characteristics to impairments on aquatic organism behavior 2018
Effects of artificial light at night on behavior and dominance hierarchies in crayfish 2018
How will climate change and latitude interact to affect tree species in the Great Lakes Region? 2016 to 2020
Mycoviral Transmission in Nature Jillian Myers 2017
Broadband Radiometry for Snowpack Travel Time Measurement Mohammad Mousavi, Roger Dean De Roo NASA 2017 to 2018
Effects of climate change-induced temperature variation on pollinator interactions of bumblebees (Bombus spp.) and a threatened dune thistle, (Cirsium pitcheri) Stephanie Facchine NSF REU 2017