Current Research

Project Title Investigators Funding agency
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
The effect of forest disturbance on volatile organic compounds in eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) Kathryn Bergh NSF-REU
Future Forest Sensitivity to Tropospheric Ozone: Interactive Effects of Climate Warming and Altered Forest Composition Michael Muzyka NSF-REU
The consequence of rutin, chlorogenic acid, and nicotine on the specialist herbivore Manduca sexta (Sphingidae) Madison Olson NSF-REU
Rebuilding the forest following partial defoliation: Canopy controls on net primary production resistance to moderate disturbance Elizabeth Stockton NSF-REU
Physiological responses of Acer rubrum, Quercus rubrum, and Populus grandidentata to water stress Mackenzie Caple NSF-REU
Consequences of climate change on crayfish ecology and behavior. Brian van Ee NSF-REU
Eutrophication of Viking Lake Susan Theis
Statewide Status Assessment of the Mimulus michiganensis (Michigan monkey-flower) Michael Penskar USFWS
Modeling community and ecosystem processes in wetland plant invasion and nutrient cycling William Currie, Deborah Goldberg NASA
2DGC project with Tim Starn Tim Starn NSF
Vertical distribution of VOC emissions in a Northern Michigan hardwood forest Alexander Bryan TBD
Quality control investigation into AmeriFlux and FASET tower sensors Andres Schmidt, Chad Hanson Department of Energy
Recruitment dynamics of tree species Ines Ibanez, Daniel Katz National Science Foundation
Effects of Elevated Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Ozone on Plant Phytoestrogens: Implications for Plant Interactions with Herbivores, Pathogens, and Mutualists Amy Young NSF-IGERT