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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




In the News: Linda Nagel

Associate Professor Linda Nagel

The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS) reported in its June newsletter that Associate Professor Linda Nagel has received US Department of Agriculture Forest Service funding for a new project titled Adapting silviculture in the context of climate change. It will involve land-management studies that take climate change factors into account in a number of experimental forests across the nation.


Burton receives Top-25 citation recognition

Associate Professor Andrew Burton recently received notification from publishers of Global Change Biology (GCB) that of  all the 724 articles the journal has published since January 2008, his paper is one of the 25 most-cited since publication according to Web of Science®, placing it among  the top 3% of articles.

Journal Citation Reports® ranks GCB as the top journal in Biodiversity and Conservation,  while ISI ScienceWatch  ranked GCB 3rd in the list of most-cited journals in Climate Change Research, 1999-2009 (First and second places were Nature and Science respectively).

Andrew co-authored the paper, Simulated chronic nitrogen deposition increases carbon storage in northern temperate forests, Global Change Biology  14:142-153.