Current Research

Project Title Investigators Funding agency
The effects of macrophyte removal in the littoral zone of Douglas Lake Robert Pillsbury
Swimmer Itch Project Curtis Blankespoor
Constraining the Carbon Cycle with Tree-Ring-Derived Estimates of Aboveground Biomass. Ross Alexander Department of Energy
Identifying Sources and Degradation Mechanisms of Methylmercury in Temperate Forest Ecosystems Martin Tsui National Science Foundation
Quantification of Microcystin-LR among Fish Species in an Oligotrophic Lake: A Proposed Study in Little Traverse Lake, MI. Heather Snyder
Hydrologic alterations in contaminated streams and the influence of the hyporheic zone in contaminant bioavailability Anna Harrison
The threat of cleaning up the problem: how restored habitats and increasing proportions of invasive crayfish are impacting ecosystem structuring Amanda Browne
Culverts As A Mechanism for Habitat Fragmentation In Streams Juliet Slutzker, Paul Moore
The effects of altered RHP perception of self and opponent on fight dynamics and assessment in crayfish (Orconectes virilis) Sarah Wofford
Physical characteristics of stimuli within sensory landscapes Ana Jurcak, Paul Moore
Proof-of-Concept Test of Larval Sea Lamprey Responses to Alarm Cue Thomas Luhring Great Lakes Fishery Commission
Water Stress Effects on Plant Defenses and Plant-Mycorrhizal Interactions
A low cost sensor to quantify spatial and temporal variability of snow packs for SCLP validation Roger De Roo NASA
The effects of pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea) nectar, color, and leaf morphology on prey capture and inquiline communities.
CAREER: Linking cryospheric processes across scales to model non-linear albedo feedback Mark Flanner National Science Foundation
Lacustrine record Fabien Kenig
Diatoms of the United States Self
Floristic inventory of the Little Traverse Conservancy Bessey Creek Nature Preserve, Douglas Lake Eric Hellquist n/a
Freshwater Algae of the Douglas Lake region. John Kociolek UMBS Fellowship
Acoustic orientation of a parasitoid fly Reinhard Lakes-Harlan