PREVIOUS AWARDS OF THE SMALL GRANTS

2013

  • Kristi Gdanetz (PLP) – The wheat microbiome across different land management practices
  • Christina Leshko (SOC), Samantha Noll (PHL), Zachary Piso (PHL), and Ian Werkheiser (PHL) – Recognizing Value Pluralism among Ecosystem Services Experts and Public Stakeholders

2012

  • Chris Wright (MMG) – OTU richness and functional potential of decomposer fungi in Michigan agricultural soils

2010

  • Brad Gottshall (University of Louisville) – Effects of disturbance on mycorrhizal mutualisms, abundance and diversity in agroecosystems

2007

  • Courtney Gallaher – Soil phosphorus availability

2006

  • Barbara Bahnmann (University of Western Ontario) – Basidiomycete diversity in row-crop agriculture

2005

  • Amy Burgin (ZOL) – Dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium in agriculturally influenced streams
  • Kristin Huizinga (MMG) – Do disturbance and productivity affect proteobacterial denitrifier diversity?
  • Wendy Mahaney (PBL) – How does the reestablishment of C4 grasses into C3-dominated old-fields affect belowground carbon and nitrogen cycling?
  • Uri Levine (MMG) – Characterization of metnanotroph populations
  • Terry Loecke (CSS) – The influence of residue aggreation on C and N cycling
  • Stefan Lupold (University of Sheffield, UK) – Sperm quality and reproductive success in redwinged blackbirds (agelaius phoeniceus)
  • Senthil Kumar Subramanian (CSS) – Spatial variability analysis of soil carbon in a perennial system (Populus sp.)

2003

  • Stephanie Eichorst (MMG) – The ecological role of Acidobacterium in the soil environment

2002

  • Adam Pitt (GLG) – Identification of N2O from soil denitrification using isotopomers
  • Lisa Geason (GLG) – Perceptions of agroecology and choice of soil management practices
  • Rich Smith (PBL) – Crop rotation and cover crops: Effects of increasing crop diversity on associated weed communities
  • Stuart Grandy (CSS) – Soil aggregation and ecosystem function
  • Stephen South (GEO) – Hyperspectral radiometric readings of agricultural crops (renewal)
  • Kristin Huizinga (MMG) – The ecology of Plantomycetales in soil agroecosystems

2001

  • Charles McKeown (ENT)
    • Response of the Asian Ladybeetle, Harmonia axyridis to the presence of soybean aphid, Aphis glycines
    • Late season Coccinellid dispersion patterns and movement during harvest
  • Stephen South (GEO) – Hyperspectral radiometric readings of agricultural crops