Current Research

Project Title Investigators Funding agency
The vertical and horizontal distribution of total mercury within soil NSF
The Effects of Elevated CO2 on Plant Chemistry and Population Dynamics Callie Chappell NSF-REU
The Role of Invertebrates in Soil Carbon Efflux Teodora Vecerdi NSF-REU
Distance based mercury contamination in association to artisanal gold mining in Zimbabwe Paul Drevnick
Rhizome Bank - Cecil Bay UMBS Research grant
Monitoring Populations of The Eastern Prairie Fringed Orchid, Platanthera leucophaea, in Mud Lake Bog Wendy Dorman
Herbivory on Pitcher's thistle, Cirsium pitcheri Cathy Bach none
Determining the effects lake shore owners can have on insect emergence Robert Pillsbury
Measuring the temperature, reflectamce, and attenuation of ice/snow cover George Leshkevich NOAA/NASA
LTREB: Drivers of temperate forest carbon storage fom canopy closure through successional time Knute Nadelhoffer, Lucas Nave, Christopher Gough National Science Foundation
Threat assessment and mitigation in fresh water dune landscapes: Pitcher’s thistle, invasive plants, and control of biocontrol weevils Claudia Jolls, Brian Scholtens USFWS
Fungal and bacterial decomposition of downed woody debris John Syring, Christopher Gough
Fungal and bacterial decomposition of downed woody debris John Syring
Uncovering the direct and indirect effects of climate change on plant communities
Realistic exposure to toxins may show effects beyond standard static exposures Tim Ludington, Paul Moore
Investigating the effects of a pharmaceutical on behavior using a real exposure paradigm Alexandra Neal
The antagonistic and mutualistic plant-insect interactions of the Pitcher’s thistle, a threatened Great Lakes shoreline endemic Jaclyn Inkster USFWS, Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Selective sea lamprey barriers Ulrich Reinhardt Great Lakes Fisheries Commission
Ecological Implications of behavioral syndromes in crayfish
Do the mechanisms of contest assessment differ for male and female crayfish, Orconectes rusticus? Sarah Wofford