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2017 Awards

January

Boyer, GL (PI), CHE; Implementation of the Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS), 2016-2021; Great Lakes Observing System; $ 75,000

Cohen, J (PI), EFB; Increasing Benefits of Piping Plover Nest Exclosures; US Fish and Wildlife Service; $  28,295

Powell, WA (PI), EFB and Maynard, CA (Co-PI), FNRM; Preparing for Long-Term, Landscape Level Studies of American Chestnut Forests; United States Endowment for Forestry and Communities Incorporated; $ 25,000

February

Nowak, CA (PI), FNRM; Route 80 Right-of Way Along the West Side of Otsego Lake, Near Cooperstown, New York; NYS Department of Transportation; $ 12,000

Rundell, R (PI), EFB; Roosevelt Wildlife Collection; Institute of Museum and Library Services; $ 118,694

Yanai, R (PI), FNRM; Monitoring Mercury in Loons: How Much is Enough?; NYS Energy Research and Development Authority; $ 49,962

March

Schlesinger, MD (PI), NHP and Evans, DJ (CoPI), NHP; Maintaining the Accuracy of Biodiversity Information for Conservation; JP Morgan Chase and Company; $ 100,000

Smith, WB (PI), PBE; Technical Support for Wood Species Combustions Studies; NYS Energy Research and Development Authority; $ 30,000

Toland, TR (PI), LA and Briggs, RD (Co-PI), FNRM; An Investigation into Optimizing Biofiltration Drainage Mediation Designed to Target Specific Stormwater Pollutants; NYS Energy Research and Development Authority; $ 292,911

April

Cohen, J (PI), EFB; Factors Affecting Piping Plover Reproductive Success in Southern New Jersey and Priorities for Improving Monitoring and Management; US Fish and Wildlife Service; $ 28,404

Yanai, R (PI), FNRM; LTER: Long-Term Ecological Research at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest; Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies; $ 35,000

May

Evans, DJ (PI), NHP; Hempstead Plains-Assessment and Management Recommendations; BAND Foundation; $ 19,236

Fernando, DD (PI), EFB; Phylogeography, Intraspecific Variation and Conservation Genetics of American Hart's-tongue Fern; US Fish and Wildlife Service; $ 25,000

Rundell, R (PI), EFB; Removing the Threat of Stochastic Extinction for the Chittenango Ovate Amber Snail; US Fish and Wildlife Service; $ 90,000

June

Auwaerter, J (PI), LA; Research, Inventory, and Evaluate Cultural Landscape of Blow-Me-Down Farm, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site; National Park Service; $ 65,000

Evans, DJ (PI), NHP; State Forest, Forest Preserve Inventory and Ecological Support; NYS Department of Environmental Conservation; $ 84,329

Evans, DJ (PI), NHP; State Wide Database for Invasive Species II; NYS Department of Environmental Conservation; $ 97,493

Evans, DJ (PI), NHP; Statewide Botany Services; NYS Department of Environmental Conservation; $ 27,305

Evans, DJ (PI), NHP; Section 6: Endangered and Threatened Species Monitoring and Management: Census of New York Seabeach Amaranth (Amaranthus pumilus); NYS Department of Environmental Conservation; $ 5,686

Evans, DJ (PI), NHP and Fernando, D (CoPI), EFB; Section 6: Endangered and Threatened Species Monitoring and Management: Improvement of American Hart's -Tongue Fern Population Diversity through Augmentation, Introduction and Reintroduction; NYS Department of Environmental Conservation; $ 5,557

Kimmerer, RW (PI), EFB and Patterson, N (CoPI), EFB; Collaborative Research: Standard Grant: Restoring Biotechnology's Moral Fiber ?: Genetically Modified American Chestnut Trees, Responsible Innovation, and Environmental Justice; National Science Foundation; $ 28,000

Leopold, DJ (PI), EFB and Evans, DJ (CoPI), EFB; NYS DEC/SUNY ESF New York Heritage Program; NYS Department of Environmental Conservation; $ 255,702

Schlesinger, MD (PI), NHP and Evans, DJ (PI), NHP; Developing Stewardship Guidance for the Protection of the Rare Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle; NYS Office of Parks Rec & Historic Preservation; $ 4,912

July

Carter, EJ (PI), LA; Deauville Island Capital Improvement Project; Cayuga County Department of Planning & Economic Development; $ 2,500

Evans, DJ (PI), NHP; Implementing the 2020 Vision for Adirondack Park - Where are We Now?; Adirondack Council; $ 78,508

Fierke, M (PI), EFB; Geographical Comparisons of the Synchrony and Phenology of Emerald Ash Borer and it's Introduced Larval Parasitoids in NYS; USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service; $ 112,974

Fierke, M (PI), EFB; Compatibility of Insecticides and Biocontrol for Controlling EAB in Urban Environments; USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service; $ 22,000

Limburg, KE (PI), EFB; Looking into the Big Green and Blue Boxes: Insights on Critical Habitat for Young and Adult Blueback Herring to Access Resilience; Hudson River Foundation; $ 138,069 Total

Schulz, KL (PI), EFB; Deployment of Monitoring Buoys to Provide Real-Time Surveillance of Harmful Algal Blooms in Owasco Lake; Upstate Freshwater Institute; $ 19,166

Shaw, SB (PI), ERE and Collins, MB (CoPI), ES; Assessing Climate Change Vulnerabilities and Adaptation Strategies for NYS's Future Electric System; Electric Power Research Institute; $ 78,001 Total

Teale, SA (PI), EFB; Asian Longhorn and Forest Biology; Alphawood Foundation; $ 96,122

August

Frair, J (PI); EFB; Bat Movement and Habitat Use Patterns During Fall Swarm and Spring Emergence; USDA Forest Service; $ 100,000

Parry, D (PI), EFB; Collaborative Research: Linking Thermal Tolerance to Invasion Dynamics: Climate and Physiological Capacity as Regulators of Geographical Spread; National Science Foundation; $ 32,500

Stella, JC (PI), FNRM; Linking Basin-Scale, Stand-Level, and Individual Tree Water Stress Indicators for Groundwater-Dependent Riparian Forests in Multiple-Use River Basins; National Science Foundation; $ 449,982

Stella, JC (PI), FNRM; Collaborative Research: Impacts of Dynamic, Climate-Driven Water Availability on Tree Water use and Health Mediterranean Riparian Forests; National Science Foundation; $ 53,787

September

Auwaerter, J (PI), LA; Assist with Ongoing Cultural Landscape Planning at Harriet Tubman National Historical Park; National Park Service; $ 87,000

Auwaerter, J (PI), LA and Curry, GW (Co-PI), LA; Provide Cultural Landscape Inventory and Preservation Technical Assistance to NPS Northeast Regional Parks; National Park Service; $ 93,000

Evans, DJ (PI), NHP and Howard, TG (Co-PI), NHP; Creating a New Land Cover Classification for the Albany Pine Bush; Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission; $ 32,294

Gibbs, J (PI), EFB; Assessment of Natural Resource Conditions for Martin van Buren National Historic Site; National Park Service; $ 50,011

Houseal, BL (PI), AEC; United States Man and the Biosphere Program (MAB) Assistance; National Park Service; $ 30,444

Newman, DH (PI), FNRM; Interns for NRCS-NY to Accomplish CTA Planning Work; USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; $ 50,000

Stehman, SV (PI); FNRM; Sampling Strategies for Accuracy Assessment and Area Estimation for Use in Annual Remote-Sensing; US Geological Survey; $ 39,937

October

Dibble, TS (PI), CHE; Enabling Advanced Compression Ignition Engines Through Modeling of Biodiesel-Gasoline Combustion Chemistry; Syracuse University; $ 6,826

Frair, J (PI), EFB; Amur Tiger and Amur Leopard Conservation; Wildlife Conservation Society; $18,000

Schlesinger, MD (PI), NHP and Evans, DJ (CoPI), NHP; Maintaining the Accuracy of Biodiversity Information for Conservation; Sarah K deCoizart Perpetual Charitable Trust; $ 100,000 Total

Whipps, CM (PI), EFB; Control and Impacts of Disease of Zebrafish in Research Facilities; Oregon State University; $ 346,336 Total

November

Bevilacqua, E (PI), FNRM and Quackenbush, L (CoPI), ERE; Evaluation of Low-Cost Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) for Vegetation Monitoring; USDA Cooperative State Research Service—McIntire-Stennis; $ 23,372

Brown, T (PI), FNRM, Fortier, MP (Co-PI), FNRM, Malmsheimer, RW (Co-PI), FNRM and Volk, TA (CoPI), FNRM; Evaluating the Ability of Land to Replicate Indian Point's Electricity Supply Profile; Syracuse University; $15,000

Bujanovic, N (PI), PBE and Driscoll, MS (CoPI), CHE; Thermoplastics Blends Based on Biorefinery Lignin; USDA Cooperative State Research Service—McIntire-Stennis; $17,528

Cohen, J (PI), EFB and Whipps, C, (CoPI), 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; $137

Dibble, TS (PI), CHE; Direct Electron Beam Synthesis to Produce Useful Products from C02; Gas Technologies Institute; $ 75,000

Evans, DJ (PI), NHP; Updates to Important Areas in the Hudson River Valley; Cornell University; $ 39,599

Farrell, JM (PI), EFB; St. Lawrence River Fish Habitat Conservation Strategy: Evaluation of Habitat Enhancements and Development of Novel Restoration Approaches; National Fish and Wildlife Foundation; $592,300

Fierke, M (PI), EFB and McGee, G (CoPI), EFB; Restoring Understory Vascular Plant and Pollinator Communities in Post-Agricultural Forests of Central New York; USDA Cooperative State Research Service—McIntire-Stennis; $2,050

Germain, R (PI), FNRM; Riparian Management Areas: Defining, Measuring and Conserving the Multiple Benefits of Functional Hotspots within the Forest Ecosystem; USDA Cooperative State Research Service—McIntire-Stennis; $ 30,709

Hassett, JP (PI) CHE and Mao, H (CoPI), CHE; The Contribution of Wintertime Biomass Burning to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon and Particulate Matter Concentrations in Air and Snow; USDA Cooperative State Research Service—McIntire-Stennis; $ 30,317

Horton, TR (PI); Increasing Success of Pitch Pine Restoration through Soil Microbe Management; USDA Cooperative State Research Service—McIntire-Stennis; $ 27,787

Howard, TG (PI), NHP and Evans, DJ (Co-PI), NHP; Developing Methods and Creating End-User Tools for Wetland Functional Assessment; Environmental Protection Agency; $ 254,474

Leydet, B (PI), EFB; Ixodes scapularis Invasion into the Adirondack Park Reserve: Host Associations and their Influence on Lyme Disease Emergence; USDA Cooperative State Research Service--McIntire-Stennis; $ 26,533

Limburg, KE (PI), EFB; Development of a Watershed Plan for the Poesten Kill Watershed; Onondaga Environmental Institute; $ 4,000

McNulty, SA (PI), AEC; Germain, RH (CoPI), FNRM; Farrell, SL (Co-PI), EFB and McGee, G (CoPI), EFB; The Sky is Falling: Invasive-induced Forest Biodiversity Loss and Evaluation of Stand Rehabilitation; USDA Cooperative State Research Service—McIntire-Stennis; $ 33,344

Moran, SD (PI), ES; Environmentalism and Environmental Citizenship in Kuwait: Perspectives from the Environmental Public Authority; Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science; $ 4,260

Moran, SD (PI), ES; EAGER: PPER Citizen Science-Based Monitoring Framework for Contaminants of Emerging Concern in New York State Lakes; Syracuse University; $ 22,968

Parry, D (PI), EFB; Rapid, Recent Poleward Expansion at Northern Range Limits of Major Invasive Species; USDA Cooperative State Research Service—McIntire-Stennis; $ 11,553

Stipanovic, AJ (PI), CHE and Driscoll, (CoPI), CHE; Electron Beam Pretreatment of Willow Biomass for Enhancing the Production of Biofuels; USDA Cooperative State Research Service—McIntire-Stennis; $ 28,987

December

Teale, SA (PI), EFB; Targeted Identification of Pheromones and Related Attractants for Invasive Cerambycid Beetles from Asia; Regents of the University of California Riverside; $ 39,071