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2015 Awards

January

Amidon, TE (PI), PBE
Conceptual Plan for a Biorefinery Education, Research and Development Center
NYS Energy Research and Development Authority
$ 25,000

Cohen, J (PI), EFB
Resilience of the Tidal Marsh Bird Community to Hurricane Sandy and Assessment of Restoration Efforts
University of Maine at Orono
$ 21,024

Evans, DJ (PI), NHP
Heritage Data Processing for the Hudson Valley
Cornell University
$ 46,207

McGee, G (PI), EFB
Development of Restoration Protocols for Native Herbaceous Plant Species in Post-Agricultural Second Growth Forests
Mianus River Gorge Preserve
$ 5,000 Year 1 (Total $15,000)

Potteiger, MR (PI), LA and King, M (CoPI), LA
Reviving Place: Onondaga Lake Watershed Community Mapping & Environmental Planning Education Project
Onondaga Environmental Institute
$ 4,800

Smith, J (PI), SCME and Driscoll, M (CoPI) ORP
Visible Light Curing of Impact Resistant Panels
NYS Energy Research and Development Authority
$ 27,603

Schlesinger, MD (PI), NHP
Plum Island Rare Species and Natural Community Inventory
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
$ 8,597

Teale, SA (PI), EFB
Targeted Identification of Pheromones and Related Attractants for Invasive Cerambycid Beetles from Asia
Regents of the University of California Riverside
$ 33,640

February

Cohen, J (PI), EFB
Factors Limiting Reproductive Success in Piping Plovers in New Jersey
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
$ 150,000

Dovciak, M (PI), EFB
Effects of Acidic Deposition and Soil Acidifications on Herbaceous Plant Biodiversity in the Adirondacks
E&S Environmental Chemistry Incorporated
$ 87,001

Evans, DJ (PI), NHP
MYPAD Update and Enhancements
US Geological Survey
$ 25,000

Farrell, JM (PI), EFB
The Impact of VHSV on the Population Dynamics of St. Lawrence River Muskellunge
Cornell University
$ 5,000

Gibbs, JP (PI), EFB
Status, Movements, and Habitat Assessment for Map Turtles
BASF Corporation
$ 57,027

Kimmerer, RW (PI), EFB
Exploring Forest Sustainability with Indigenous Youth
Sustainable Forestry Initiative Incorporated
$ 5,000

Mao, H (PI), CHE
Controlling Factors of Long-Term Trends in Mercury Wet Deposition and Precipitation Concentrations at Huntington Wildlife
NYS Energy Research and Development Authority
$ 40,000

Nowak, CA (PI), FNRM
A Partnership for Powerline Vegetation Management in New York: New York Authority and SUNY ESF
New York Power Authority
$ 250,000

March

Cohen, J (PI), EFB
Tidal Wetlands After Hurricane Sandy: Baseline Restoration Assessment and Future Conservation Planning
University of Connecticut
$ 64,665 (Year 1); $ 155,468 (Total)

Evans, DJ (PI), NHP
Ranking New York State Parks
NYS Office of Parks Rec & Historic Preservation
$ 49,699

Fierke, M (PI), EFB
Geographical Comparisons of the Synchrony and Phenology of Emerald Ash Borer and its Introduced Larval Parasitoids in New York State
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
$ 102,284

Howard, TG (PI), NHP and Evans, DJ (Co-PI), NHP
Great Lakes Riparian Opportunity Assessment
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
$ 148,787

Ringler, NH (PI), EFB
Low Gradient Stream IBI
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
$ 80,000

Shaw, SB (PI), ERE and Selfa, T (Co-PI), ES
Lake Ontario Basin Agriculture in the Coming Decades: Room for Expansion or Imminent
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
$ 128,511

Stehman, SV (PI), FNRM
CARPE III: Monitoring the Forest Resources of the Congo Basin
University of Maryland
$ 10,000 (Year 1); $ 50,000 (Total)

Teale, SA (PI), EFB
Identification of Semiochemicals of Philornis Downsi in the Galapagos Islands
International Community Foundation
$ 88,123

Turner, JS (PI), EFB
Modeling Termite Construction Behavior
President and Fellows of Harvard College
$ 100,890 (Year 1); $ 515,114 (Total)

Vidon, P (PI), FNRM
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship - Molly Welsh
National Science Foundation
$ 13,333

April

Briggs, RD (PI), FNRM
Investigating the Decomposition of Disease-Resistant Transgenic American Chestnut Leaf Litter and the Colonization of the Litter by Ectomycorrhizal Fungi
American Chestnut Foundation National
$ 1,900

Underwood, BH (PI), EFB
Impacts of Hurricane Sandy and White-Tailed Deer on Maritime Vegetation Recovery at Fire Island National Seashore
American Wildlife Conservation Foundation Inc
$ 2,000

Vidon, P (PI), FNRM
Impact of Agricultural Stream Restoration on Near Stream Zone Hydrology and Biogeochemistry
Purdue University
$ 67,015

May

Auwaerter, J (PI), LA; Johnston, D (Co-PI), LA and Curry, G (Co-PI), LA
Conduct 2015 Cultural Landscape Preservation Field School at Acadia National Park
National Park Service
$ 49,563

Boyer, GL (PI), CHE
Collaborative Research: An Integrated Approach to Understanding the Function of the Potent Hepatotoxin Microcystin in the Growth & Ecology of Microcystis
National Science Foundation
$ 190,000

Diemont, S (PI), EFB
Comparing Tropical Forest Restoration Success of Conventional Ecological Engineering Design with Indigenous Agroforestry Management in the Montes Azules Region of Chapas, Mexico
National Geographic Society
$ 4,999

Evans, DJ (PI), NHP
Bearfort Mountain Botanical Survey
Tetra Tech Incorporated
$ 174,744

Fierke, M (PI), EFB
Compatibility of Insecticides and Biocontrol for Controlling EAB in Urban Environments
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
$ 20,000

Frair, J (PI), EFB
Internships for Fish, Wildlife, and Marine Resource Management
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
$ 201,096

Limburg, KE (PI), EFB
Understanding Ammocoete Movement and Popluation Ecology
Hudson River Foundation
$ 16,000

McGee, G (PI), EFB
Engaging Citizen Scientists in Restoration of Understory Vascular Plant and Pollinator Assemblages
Garden Club of America
$ 8,000

Mountrakis, GE (PI), ERE and Gibbs, J (Co-PI), EFB
Management of Social-Ecological Grazing Systems in the Altai Mountain Transboundary Zone
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
$ 306.471 (Year 1);  $ 779,061 (Total)

Newman, DH (PI), FNRM
Internship Program AMO7729
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
$ 500,000

Powell, WA (PI), EFB and Maynard, CA (Co-PI), FNRM
Forest Health Initiative - Phase II: Implementing Full Use of Screening Assays
United States Endowment for Forestry and Communities Incorporated
$ 30,000

Ringler, NH (PI), EFB
Internship in Water and Stream Biomonitoring
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
$ 7,000

Teale, SA (PI), EFB
Asian Longhorn Beetle Research at SUNY-ESF
Alphawood Foundation
$ 95,078

June

Evans, DJ (PI), NHP
Survey of Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport marl fen patches and rare plants
C&S Companies
$ 3,685

Frair, J (PI), EFB
Research for Carnivore Management on Fort Drum
US Army Corps Engineers
$ 13,094

Leopold, DJ (PI), EFB
Invasive Plants Program
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
$ 22,375

Powell, WA (PI), EFB
Northeast Region Center for the IR-4 Minor Crop Pest Management Program
Cornell University
$ 7,097

Vidon, P ( PI), FNRM and Beier, C (Co-PI), FNRM
A New Landscape Based Approach to Optimize Riparian Zone Nitrogen and Phosphorus Management in Glaciated Settings
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
$ 475,000

July

Auwaerter, J (PI), LA; Johnston, D (Co-PI), LA and Curry, G (Co-PI), LA Emeritus
Document, Evaluate, and Prescribe Treatment, Cultural Landscape of Gettysburg National Military Park, First Day Union 1st Corps Battlefield
National Park Service
$ 120,000

Driscoll, MS (PI), CHE and Kiemle, D (Co-PI), ATS
Electron Beam Assisted Recycling of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composites
NYS Energy Research and Development Authority
$ 99,936

Fernando, DD (PI), EFB
American Hart's-Tongue Fern Genetic Analysis
US Fish and Wildlife Service
$ 18,923

Limburg, KE (PI), EFB
Temporal Changes in Spawning of the Signature Fishes of the Hudson River Estuary
Cornell University
$ 10,000

McNulty, SA (PI), EFB
Assessment of the Role of Recreation in the Distribution and Prevalence of Amphibian Chytrid Fungas in the Adirondack
Potsdam College Foundation
$ 4,810

Stella, JC (PI), FNRM
Riparian Wood Recruitment Analysis for Bank Migration Scenarios on the Middle Sacramento River, CA
ESSA Technologies LTD
$ 37,925

Volk, TA (PI), FNRM; Stipanovic, AJ (Co-PI), CHE and Amidon, TE (Co-PI), PBE
Improved Advanced Biomass Logistics Utilizing Woody and Other Feedstocks in the Northeast and Pacific Northwest
US Department of Energy
$ 259,365

August

Cohen, J (PI); EFB
Importance of Cape Cod National Seashore to Staging Endangered Roseate
National Park Service
$ 34,271

Limburg, KE (PI); EFB
Evaluating the Impacts of Large Storm Events on the Early Life Stages of American Shad
Hudson River Foundation
$ 16,000

Newman, DH (PI); FNRM
FY 2016 NSRC Research Grants
USDA Forest Service
$ 199,798

Newman, DH (PI); FNRM and Nyland, RD (Co-PI), FNRM
FY 2016 NSRC Research Grants - Using Multiple Long-term Data Sets to Evaluate the Dynamics and Structural Characteristics of Northern Hardwood Stands Under Selection System Silviculture
USDA Forest Service
$ 111,153

Newman, DH (PI); FNRM and Parry, D (Co-PI); EFB
FY 2016 NSRC Research Grants - Respite from a Rogue:  Northern Hardwood Forests as A Refuge for Giant Silk Moths Threatened by Non Target Biological Control
USDA Forest Service
$ 122,538

Newman, DH (PI); FNRM and Yanai, RD (Co-PI), FNRM
FY 2016 NSRC Research Grants - Quantifying Mercury in Forest Biomass
USDA Forest Service
$ 78,235

Ringler, NH (PI); EFB
Biological Condition Estimation for New York State Lakes: Application and Evaluation
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
$ 16,154

September

Auwaerter, J (PI), LA and Curry, G (Co-PI), LA Emeritus
Assist NPS Northeast Region Parks with Cultural Landscape Inventory and Treatment
National Park Service
$ 90,000

Bujanovic, B (PI), PBE; Amidon, TE (Co-PI), PBE and Appleby, R (Co-PI), PBE
Innovative Concepts to Lower Ash Content of Lignocellulosic Pellets Using Hot-Water Extracted Lignin
NYS Energy Research and Development Authority
$ 241,872

Fernando, DD (PI), EFB
American Hart's-Tongue Fern Propagation for Ex Situ Conservation
Local Office Landscape Architecture
$10,036

Kieber, DJ (PI), CHE
Collaborative Research: Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Recycling of Refractory Dissolved Organic Carbon in Seawater
National Science Foundation
$ 236,774

Powell, WA (PI), EFB
Regulatory Training Using the Transgenic Blight Resistant Ameircan Chestnut as a Model
Mississippi Fish and Wildlife Foundation
$ 60,000

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

Weir, A (PI), EFB
Digitization TCN: Collaborative: The Microfungi Collection Consortium: A Networked Approach to Digitizing Small Fungi with Large Impacts on the Function and Health of Ecosystems
New York Botanical Garden
$ 33,606

October

Amidon, TE (Co-PI), PBE; Driscoll, M (Co-PI), CHE and Bujanovic, B (Co-PI), PBE
Thermoplastics Blends Based on Biorefinery Lignin
USDA Cooperative State Research Service – McIntire-Stennis
$ 28,140

Bujanovic, B (PI), PBE and Amidon, TE (Co-PI), PBE
Enhancing production of uniform high purity lignin
USDA Cooperative State Research Service – McIntire-Stennis
$8,877

Cohen, J (PI), EFB
Ecological Separation of Wintering Black Ducks and Mallards in the Finger Lakes Region of Central New York
US Fish and Wildlife Service
$ 59,979

Cohen, J (Co-PI), EFB and Whipps, C (Co-PI), EFB
Assessing Use of Newly-Restored Early Successional Forest by  the Imperiled New England Cottontail, Using Genetic Dispersal Analysis
USDA Cooperative State Research Service – McIntire-Stennis
$ 24,840

Evans, DJ (PI), NHP
Whale Study Support
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
$ 473,187

Evans, DJ (PI), NHP
Lower Hudson Rocky Summits Assessment and Stewardship Plan
NYS Office of Parks Rec & Historic Preservation
$ 41,857

Farrell, SL (PI), EFB
Accessment of Bat Populations and White-Nosed Syndrome at Cape Cod National Seashore
National Park Service
$ 76,200

Fierke, M (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
$ 10,800

Fierke, M (PI), EFB and McGee, G (Co-PI), EFB
Restoring Understory Vascular Plant and Pollinator Communities in Post-Agricultural Forests of Central New York
USDA Cooperative State Research Service – McIntire-Stennis
$ 29,280

Gibbs, JP (PI), EFB
Novel Electronic Technology for Real-Time Detection of Trespass at Archeological Sites
National Park Service
$ 39,000

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
$22,372

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
$19,410

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
$25,364

Newman, DH (PI), FNRM
Invasive Species Coordination Services
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
$ 375,252

Newman, L (PI), EFB
Understanding the Role of Select Endophytic Bacteria in Enhanced Growth and Disease Resistance
USDA Cooperative State Research Service – McIntire-Stennis
$24,900

Potteiger, MR (PI), LA
Food Plan CNY
Onondaga County
$ 83,000

Powell, WA (PI), EFB
Producing Restoration American Chestnut Trees for Public
SUNY System Administration
$ 100,000

Shaw, SB (PI), ERE and Fierke, M (Co-PI), EFB
Elucidating Characteristics of Forest/Residential Land Interfaces Associated with Increased Risk of Tick-borne Diseases
USDA Cooperative State Research Service – McIntire-Stennis
$ 28,930

Stipanovic, AJ (PI), CHE and Driscoll, M (Co-PI), CHE
Electron Beam Pretreatment of Willow Biomass for Enhancing the Production of Biofuels
USDA Cooperative State Research Service – McIntire-Stennis
$ 28,840

Tao, W (PI), ERE and Abrams, N (Co-PI), CHE
Developing a Vacuum Distillation- Acid Absorption System for Recovery of Ammonia from Dairy Manure
Environmental Protection Agency
$ 74,968

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
$ 27,100

Whipps, C (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
$ 593

Yanai, R (PI), FNRM and Horton, T (Co-PI), EFB
The Role of Mycorrhizae in Water Use in Northern Hardwoods:  Is Transpiration Optimized for Uptake Limiting Nutrients
USDA Cooperative State Research Service – McIntire-Stennis
$ 25,140

November

Farrell, JM (PI), EFB
St. Lawrence River Fish Habitat Conservation Strategy: Evaluation of Habitat Enhancements & Development of Novel Restoration Approaches
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
$ 299,407

Howard, TG (PI), NHP and Evans, DJ (Co-PI), NHP
Species Distribution Modeling of Threatened and Endangered Species throughout Region 5
Commonwealth of Virginia
$ 62,497

Kimmerer, RW (PI), EFB
Voices of Mother Earth: Northeastern Native American Women's Summit on Climate Change
USDA Forest Service
$ 30,000

Schlesinger, MD (PI), NHP; Edinger, G (Co-PI), NHP; Evans, DJ (Co-PI), NHP and Howard, TG (Co-PI), NHP
Classification of NYC Natural Communities from NAC Plat Data
Natural Areas Conservancy
$ 51,380

Stella, JC (PI), FNRM
Responses of Floodplain Vegetation to Sediment Dynamics and Feedbacks
US Geological Survey
$ 10,000

December

Collins, MC (PI), ES
Egregious Polluters: A Socially-Structured Explanation of Disproportionality in the Production of Pollution
University of California at Santa Barbara
$ 18,799

Schlesinger, MD (PI), NHP; Evans, DJ (Co-PI), NHP; McNulty, S (Co-PI), EFB and Gibbs, JP (Co-PI), EFB
Determining the Importance of Vernal Pools Across Geophysical and Urbanization Gradients to Inform Regulation, Conservation, and Management
Environmental Protection Agency
$ 36,709

Yanai, RD (PI), FNRM and Mitchell, MJ (Co-PI), EFB Emeritus
Long-Term Ecological Research at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
$ 29,315