Category Archives: Funding

New Funding – Roth

Amber Roth has received $25,000 of funding from the Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory to coordinate the Midwest Landbird Migration Monitoring Network. For this award, Roth will write and edit the Midwest Landbird Migration Monitoring Network Strategic Plan in collaboration with the US Fish & Wildlife Service and the Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory. Along with the grant, comes Roth’s new title of Midwest Landbird Migration Monitoring Network Coordinator . The strategic plan will lay out a road map for coordinating bird monitoring and research efforts toward objectives of the Midwest Coordinated Bird Monitoring Partnership (http://midwestbirdmonitoring.ning.com/). The goal of the plan is to provide guidance for improving usage of data generated by the network of partners across the Midwest to better address priority migration information needs at the regional scale.

New Funding – Juneau and Tarasoff

Graduate student Kevyn Juneau (SFRES/ESC) and Co-PI Assistant Professor Catherine Tarasoff (SFRES) have received $5,000 from the US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, for “The Ecology and Control of the Invasive Species, Cirsium Arvense, Canada Thistle.”

New Funding – Falkowski

Assistant Professor Michael Falkowski

Assistant Professor Michael Falkowski has several new projects that have recently been funded.

Fuel Consumption and Carbon cycling in northern peatland ecosystems: Understanding vulnerability to burning, fuel consumption, and emissions via remote sensing of fuel moisture and radiative energy.
Program: NASA Terrestrial Ecology
PI: Michael Falkowski
Michigan Tech  CoPIs: Evan Kane, Eugene Levin
MTRI CoPIs: Mary Ellen Miller, Nancy French, and Laura Bourgeau-Chavez|
Collaborating Institutions: Rochester Institute of Technology; University of Idaho; Florida Atlantic University
Amount: ~$650,000

Enhancing Tools and Geospatial Data to Support Operational Forest Management > and Regional Forest Planning in the Face of Climate Change
Program: NASA New Investigator Program in Earth Science
Title: Enhancing Tools and Geospatial Data to Support Operational Forest Management and Regional Forest Planning in the Face of Climate Change
PI: Michael Falkowski
Michigan Tech CoPIs: Linda Nagel; Robert Froese
Collaborating Institutions: US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station; Portland State University; University of Idaho
Amount: ~$350,000

Remote sensing of conifer and mesquite encroachment into lesser prairie-chicken habitats
Agency: Natural Resource Conservation Service
PI: Michael Falkowski
Michigan Tech CoPIs: Joseph Bump
Amount $95,000