Current Research

Project Title Investigators Funding agency
The Red-eared Slider Turtle: A Model for Neurodegenerative Diseases and Conservation Biology James Dearworth, Jr
Integrating Long-term Demographic Data and Repeated Genetic Sampling for Viability Analysis of Natural and Restored Populations of Pitcher's Thistle Claudia Jolls USFWS
Nonpoint Source Interflow and Implications of Chemical Stimuli at the Benthic Level David Edwards, Paul Moore
Social Interactions and Aggression in Crayfish Paul Moore
Sexually-selected Color Polymorphisms in Damselflies Ariana Cerreta University of Oklahoma
Modeling the population dynamics of jack pine budworm Choristoneura pinus in light of accelerating climate change Molly Gallagher
Sensory mechanisms used by Rusty crayfish to determine between predator and prey. Ana Jurcak, Paul Moore
Resisting the decline: Disturbance severity and net primary production resilience of a Great Lakes forest ecosystem Ellen JoAnne Stuart-Haentjens, Christopher Gough Department of Energy
The role of flow and growth form in the organization of freshwater marsh communities Paul Webb
Investigation of Neidium in the northern lower and Upper Peninsula of Michigan Katherine Kavulic UMBS
Do carbon-based and nitrogen-based plant chemical defenses respond differently to rising atmospheric CO2 levels? A test with tomato, phenolics, alkaloids, and protease inhibitors Kelly Houseal
Ergosterol as an indicator for Ectomycorrhizal abundance associated with Red Oak and White Pine roots Buck Castillo NSF
Adaptations to novel habitats in Sarracenia purpurea Lizette Ramírez UM-EEB
Hyphae response to higher and lower N availability in soils Clarisse Betancourt UM-EEB
Detection of sap accumulation in the paper birch (Betula papyrifera) by the Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) Nelson Bonilla UM-EEB
Woody debris affects on ground foraging ant distribution across northern Michigan transitioning forest Naim Edwards UM-EEB
Effects of elevated water temperatures on the attachment of zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) to unionids Tyler Vitone NSF-REU
The effect of increased atmospheric nitrogen deposition on prey capture in the purple pitcher plant, Sarracenia purpurea Kendall Effinger NSF-REU
Understanding the population forcings of induced forest succession on Peromyscus leucopus Kevin He NSF-REU
Effect of tree species, size, and accelerated succession on mycorrhizal colonization Gabriel Abud NSF-REU