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2014 Awards

January

Amidon, TE (PI), PBE
Production of Low Moisture Content Wood Chips with High Fuel Quality Using Hot-Water Extraction (HWE) and Flue Gas Drying: An Alternative to Conventional Wood Drying
NYS Energy Research and Development Authority
$ 149,998

Cohen, J (PI), EFB
Wildlife Road Mortality Estimation at Gulf Islands National Seashore
National Audubon Society Incorporated
$ 37,316

Powell, WA (PI), EFB
Getting the Events in the Ground Tested
American Chestnut Foundation
$ 18,750

Ringler, NH (PI), EFB
Fish and Macroinvertebrate Concordance: Validation of a NYS Fish Index of Biotic Integrity and its Relationship to Macroinverterbrate Metrics
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
$ 36,958

Schlesinger, MD (PI), NHP
Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments
NatureServe
$ 9,648

Teale, SA (PI), EFB
Development of Chemical Attractants and Improved Trap Designs to Facilitate Detection of Exotic Cerambycidae
Regents of the University of California, Riverside
$ 31,986

February

Crovella, PL (PI). SCME; Anagnost, S (Co-PI), SCME; and Germain, R (Co-PI), FNRM
Building the Foundation for the Cross Lamindated Timber Construction Industry in NY State
NYS Energy Research and Development Authority
$ 6,725

Powell, WA (PI), EFB and Maynard, CA (Co-PI), FNRM
SUNY-ESF American Chestnut Research
American Chestnut Foundation National
$ 13,990

Volk, TA (PI), FNRM
Monitoring Hybrid Poplar Harvesting Operations
GreenWood Resources
$ 25,950

March

Beier, C (PI), AEC
Establishment of a New York Climate Change Science Clearinghouse
Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management Inc
$ 47,722 (Year 1 partial)

Howard, TG (PI), NHP and Evans, DJ (Co-PI), NHP
New Data and Tools to Improve Energy Siting for Biodiversity Conservation
Nature Conservancy
$ 35,556 (Year 1 partial)

Limburg, KE (PI), EFB
Determining if Eye Lenses Can be Used to Understand the Origin and Life History of Adult Lamprey
Great Lakes Fishery Commission
$ 10,000

Newman, DH (PI), FNRM
Land Acquisition Data Coordination
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
$ 23,465.00 (Year 1 partial)

Ramarao, BV (PI), PBE
Exploring Assessment of 3D Nanostructure and Topochemical Distributions of Lignocellulosic Biomass and Their Impact on Biomass Pretreatment
National Science Foundation
$ 24,986

Schlesinger, MD (PI), NHP and Evans, DJ (Co-PI), NHP
Maintaining the Accuracy of Biodiversity Information for Conservation
JP Morgan Chase and Company
$ 150,000

Schlesinger, MD (PI), NHP; Evans, DJ (Co-PI), NHP and Gibbs, J (Co-PI), EFB
Distribution and Conservation Status of the Newly Described Species of Leopard Frog in the Coastal Northeast
Wildlife Management Institute Incorporated
$ 99,764

Winter, WT (PI), CHE
Eighth Annual Eastman Chemical Graduate Student Research Award Competition
Eastman Chemical Company
$ 3,300

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April

Abrams, NM (PI), CHE
Improving Bridges for Clean Energy Training from High School to College and Career
Questar III
$ 4,515

Cohen, J (PI), EFB
Quantifying the Short-Term Impacts of Hurricane Sandy on Tidal March Birds and Their Habitats
University of Maine at Orono
$ 11,235

Selfa, T (PI), ENVST
CHN: Experimental Frameworks for Evaluating Net Effects of Hydrologic Service Payments on Coupled Social-Ecohydrologic Systems in Mexico
University of New Hampshire
$ 15,114 Year 1($ 168,372 Total)

Shannon, SS (PI), I&GS
Edna Bailey Sussman Internships for Summer 2014
ESF College Foundation
$ 70,070

Stipanovic, AJ (PI), RESADM
CNY Biotech Accelerator Project
Empire State Development Corp
$ 6,879

May

Malmsheimer, RW (PI), FNRM
The Environmental, Social, and Economic Benefits of Using Wood as a Building Material
Dovetail Partners Incorporated
$ 25,000

Nomura, CT (PI), CHE
Polycysteine Crosslinkers: Using a Biomimetic Approach to Reduce Energy for Crosslinking Reactions
NYS Energy Research and Development Authority
$ 25,000

Shaw, SB (PI), ERE
Pairing LIDAR, Terrestrial Laser Scanning, and Aerial Photographs to Make Estimates of Channel Erosion Due to Large Storm Events
Cornell University
$ 17,523

June

Boyer, GL (PI), CHE
Laboratory Work Component Associated with Harmful Algal Bloom Surveillance Project Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
$ 25,000

Cohen, J (PI), EFB
Importance of Cape Cod National Seashore to Staging Endangered Roseate Terns
National Park Service
$ 91,892

Howard, TG (PI), NHP and Evans, DJ (Co-PI), NHP
EPA-GLRI: Wetland Monitoring for Lake Ontario Adaptive Management
Environmental Protection Agency
$ 176,313

Leopold, DJ (PI), EFB
Grasse River Habitat Assessment and Reconstruction - Vegetation Issues
Anchor QEA LLC
$ 9,956

McGee, G (PI), EFB
Determination of Possible Sugar Limitations at Emerald Borer (EAB) Parasitoid Release Sites in Northern United States
American Wildlife Conservation Foundation Inc
$ 2,000

Teale, SA (PI), EFB
Asian Longhorn Beetle Research at SUNY-ESF
Alphawood Foundation
$ 92,137

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July

Abrams, NM (PI), CHE
Cooperative Energy Education Program (CEEP)
Copenhagen Central School District
$ 1,721

Evans, DJ (PI), NHP
Whiteface Monitoring
Rifenburg Construction Incorporated
$ 19,543

Farrell, JM (PI), EFB
The Influence of Spawing Habitat on Round Goby (Neogobius Melanostomus) Egg Predation for Broadcast Spawning Species
American Wildlife Conservation Foundation Inc
$ 2,000

Germain, RH (PI), FNRM
New York City Watershed Model Forest Program/Watershed Model Forests
Watershed Agricultural Council
$ 216,317

Ivanov, IG (PI), CHE
Dendrozymes - New Recyclable Catalysts for "Green" chemistry Transformation
Sewer Sciences Incorporated
$ 5,000

Paterson, G (PI), EFB
Development of energetics metrics for Great Lakes Seabirds from long-term biomonitoring data
Environment Canada
$ 10,000

Ringler, NH (PI), EFB
Restoration of Lake Ontario Native Fish Species
US Geological Survey
$ 117,409

Schulz, KL (PI), EFB
Non Native Macrophyte Biomass and Its influence on Macrophyte Communities in Relation to Recreational Boat Use
Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society
$ 5,000

Shaw, SB (PI), ERE
Collaborative Research: Mapping Changes in the Active Stream Channel Network of Mesoscale Watersheds in Order to Understand Distinct Signatures in Event Recession Curves
National Science Foundation
$ 174,212

Underwood, BH (PI), EFB and Leopold, DJ (Co-PI), EFB
Impacts of Hurricane Sandy and White Tailed Deer on Maritime Vegetation Recovery at Fire Island National Seashore
National Park Service
$ 224,619

Volk, TA (PI), FNRM; Abrahamson, LP (Co-PI), FNRM and Daley, D (Co-PI), ERE
Growing Willow as An Alternative Cover for the Solvay Waste Beds
Honeywell International Incorporated
$ 200,000

August

Bryant, MM (PI), LA
Nine Mile Creek Preservation Plan
Nine Mile Creek Conservation Council
$ 5,468

Curry, GW (PI), LA; Johnston, D (Co-PI), LA and Auwaerter, J (Co-PI), LA
Provide Cultural Landscape Inventory and Technical Preservation Support to Northeast Region of the National Park Service
National Park Service
$ 48,000

Farrell, SL (PI), EFB
Comprehensive Bat Presence Surveys and Bat Habitat Use Studies at Cape Cod and Fire Island National Seashores
National Park Service
$ 82,293

Gibbs, J (PI), EFB and Tierney, G (Co-PI), EFB
Assessment of Natural Resource Condition at Weir Farm National Historical Site
National Park Service
$ 45,000

Leopold, DJ (PI), EFB
Onondaga Lake and Adjacent Lands Habitat Assessment and Restoration - Vegetation Issues
Honeywell International Incorporated
$ 9,956

Powell, WA (PI), EFB and Maynard, CA (Co-PI), FNRM
SUNY ESF American Chestnut Research Support
American Chestnut Foundation National
$ 50,000

Stipanovic, AJ (PI) CHE; Nomura, C (Co-PI), CHE and Kiemle, D (Co-PI), ATS
Process Improvements in the Fermentation of Biomass-Derived Sugars to Ethanol Biofuel Using Electron Beam Technology
NYS Energy Research and Development Authority
$ 19,968

September

Bujanovic, B (PI), PBE and Amidon, TE (Co-PI), PBE
Enhancing production of uniform high purity lignin
USDA Cooperative State Research Service – McIntire-Stennis
$ 49,592

Curry, GW (PI), LA; Johnston, D (Co-PI), LA and Auwaerter, J (Co-PI), LA
Prescribe Treatment, Cultural Landscape of Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg National Military Park - Phase 2
National Park Service
$ 40,000

Driscoll, MS (PI), ResAdm; Bujanovic, B (Co-PI), PBE and Smith, JL (Co-PI), SCME
Novel Green Adhesives from the ESF Biorefinery
USDA Cooperative State Research Service – McIntire-Stennis
$ 8,598

Evans, DJ (PI), NHP
Rare Plant Species and Invasive Plact Species Inventory, Double Trouble State Park
State of New Jersey Dept of Environmental Protection Bureau of Parks
$ 35,500

Evans, DJ (PI), NHP
Integrating Conservation and Education: Development of Conservation Guides for the Rare Plant Species of Central & Western NYS Parks
NYS Office of Parks Rec & Historic Preservation
$ 19,427

Frair, J (PI), EFB
Population Persistence of Jaguar (Panthera Onca) in the Brazilian Pantanal
Panthera Corporation
$ 4,200

Francis, RC (PI), PBE
GOALI: An Investgation Aimed at Correlating the Structure of Non-Wood Lignins with their Ease of Deploymerization
National Science Foundation
$ 82,000

Germain, RH (PI), FNRM; Nowak, C (Co-PI), FNRM; Bevilacqua, E (Co-PI), FNRM and McNulty, S (Co-PI), EFB
Sustaining White Pine on High Quality Sites
USDA Cooperative State Research Service – McIntire-Stennis
$ 22,804

Gibbs, J (PI), EFB
Reptile and Amphibian Surveys of Franklin D. Roosevelt NHS
National Park Service
$ 34,000

King, M (PI), LA
Oneida Flats Community Engagement
City of Oneida
$ 17,612

Limburg, KE (PI), EFB
Collaborative Research: Consequences of sub-lethal Hypoxia Exposure for Marine Tracked with Bioeochemical Markers: a Trans-Oceanic Comparison
National Science Foundation
$ 283,564

Malmsheimer, RW (PI), FNRM and Germain, R (Co-PI), FNRM
Local Government Ordinances Effect on Traditional Forest Products and Bio-Products Supplies in New York
USDA Cooperative State Research Service – McIntire-Stennis
$ 3,056

McGee, G (PI), EFB and Fierke, M (Co-PI), EFB
Nutrient Resources Associated with Establishment and Long-Term Maintenance of Emerald Ash Borer Parasitoid Populations
USDA Cooperative State Research Service – McIntire-Stennis
$ 38,950

McNulty, S (PI), EFB and Stella, J (Co-PI), FNRM
Beaver Influence on Vegetation Structure and Avian Diversity at Local and Landscape Scales
USDA Cooperative State Research Service – McIntire-Stennis
$ 57,974

Mountrakis, GE (PI), ERE and Stehman, S (Co-PI), FNRM
Developing Advanced Accuracy Metrics for Satellite-Derived Forestry Products
USDA Cooperative State Research Service – McIntire-Stennis
$ 54,400

Newman, L (PI), EFB
Understanding the Role of Select Endophytic Bacteria in Enhanced Growth and Disease Resistance
USDA Cooperative State Research Service – McIntire-Stennis
$ 45,346

Rickard, L (PI), ES
Measuring Public Responses to a Surge of Information: How Individuals Understand, React, and Respond to Storm Surge Media Messages
Cornell University
$ 14,794

Ringler, NH (PI), EFB
Mohawk River Basin Action Agenda
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
$ 42,243

Ryan, SJ (PI), EFB and Fierke, M (Co-PI), EFB
Modeling the Mother Trees:  the super spreader phenomenon in an emerging emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) infestation
USDA Cooperative State Research Service – McIntire-Stennis
$ 50,842

Vidon, P (PI), FNRM and Volk, TA (Co-PI), FNRM

Impact of Commercial Shrub Willow Biomass Crop Production in New York On Water Related Ecosystem Services

USDA Cooperative State Research Service – McIntire-Stennis

$ 53,350

Vidon, P (PI), FNRM and Beier, C (Co-PI), AEC
Determination of Climactic and Geomorphological Drivers of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Forested Landscapes of the US Northeast
USDA Cooperative State Research Service – McIntire-Stennis
$ 2,500

Whipps, CM (PI), EFB; Fierke, M (Co-PI), EFB and Parry, D (Co-PI), EFB
Development of Molecular Techniques to Inform Management of Sirex Nottilio, an Introduced Woodwasp
USDA Cooperative State Research Service – McIntire-Stennis
$ 28,420

October

Bridgen, MR (PI), FNRM
Forest Science Program Position
New York City Dept of Environmental Protection
$ 265,392

Howard, TG (PI), NHP and Evans, DJ (CoPI), NHP
Supporting Actionable Decision-Making for Wetland Permitting in NY from Urban to Rural Environments
Environmental Protection Agency
$ 140,658

Luzadis, V (PI), ES and Rickard, LN (CoPI), ES
Future Floodplains: Community Resilience
Nature Conservancy
$ 23,018

Luzadis, V (PI), ES; Rickard, LN (CoPI), ES and Parker, AM (CoPI), ES
Pollutant Reduction Strategy and Implementation for the Upper Onondaga Creek Watershed
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
$ 40,084

Mitchell, MJ (PI), EFB
Analyses of the Role of Changing Atmosphere Deposition and Climate on Water Quality in the Adirondack Mountains of NYS
NYS Energy Research and Development Authority
$ 40,000

Newman, DH (PI), FNRM
Contribution Agreement in Support of Soil & Water Conservation - Intern Program
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
$ 74,895

Ramarao, BV (PI), PBE
Empire State Paper Research Institute - FY14-15
Empire State Paper Research Associates
$ 14,402

Smardon, RC (PI), ES and  Wendong, T (CoPI), ERE
Harbor Brook CSO 018 Treatment Wetland Agreement
Fisher Associates PE LS PC
$ 45,567

Stewart, DJ (PI), EFB
Unraveling Linkages Between River Floodplain Dynamics, Fish Populations and Habitat Structure in the Amazon
Environmental Protection Agency
$ 10,000

November

Beier, CM (PI), FNRM; Parker, AM (Co-PI) ES; Houseal, B (Co-PI), AEC; Hirsch, P (Co-PI), ES and McNulty, S (Co-PI), EFB
Great South Woods Complex Planning
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
$ 150,000

Cohen, J (PI), EFB
Decision Support Populations Modeling for Recovery of the Piping Plover at Edwin B. Forsythe NWR
US Fish and Wildlife Service
$ 270,000

Farrell, JM (PI), EFB
Environmental Determinants of Sex Radio in St. Lawrence River Northern Pike
American Wildlife Conservation Foundation Inc.
$ 2,000

Leopold, DJ (PI), EFB
Onondaga Lake Watershed 1-8: Plant Studies
Honeywell International Incorporated
$ 49,735

Quackenbush, L (PI), ERE
State View Program Development and Operations for the State of New York
AmericaView
$ 24,900

Vidon, P (PI), FNRM
2015 4E Network: The Integrated Water System of the Grant Lakes Region: Its Condition & Challenges for the Future
Corporate Funded
$ 114,775

December

Amidon, TE (PI), PBE and Ramarao, B (CoPI), PBE
Determining the Kinetics of Cellulose Conversion into Sugars from Paper Mill Waste Fines and Enhancement with Suitable Surface Active Agents
Avatar Sustainable Technologies LLC
$ 10,000

Newman, L (PI), EFB
Elucidating the Mechanisms of Biopesticide Induced Plant Pathogen Resistance
FMC Corporation
$ 40,000