Awards for Small Graduate Grants

  • Michael Ryskamp (PBL) – Wild virus effects on Panicum virgatum drought stress tolerance and plant-herbivore interactions
  • Meredith Zettlemoyer (KBS) – The effect of climate warming and seed limitation on local species declines
  • Timothy Silberg (CSUS) – Modeling Parasitic Weed Emergence: A Systems Approach
  • Rachel Hestrin (Cornell) – Microbial contributions to arbuscular mycorhizal nitrogen uptake and transfer to plants
  • Di Liang (KBS) – Assessing kinetics of nitrification and nitrification-derived nitrous oxide (N2O)
  • Dustin Kincaid (KBS) – Revealing the biogeochemical importance of flocculent sediments in shallow aquatic ecosystems
  • Mitchell Roth (PSMS) – The soybean microbiome and correlations to Sudden Death Syndrome incidence
  • Bonnie McGill (KBS) – The missing carbon link: Are ag lime and groundwater irrigation sequestering carbon?
  • Erin Haramoto (Hort) – Measuring nitrogen loss in strip-tilled sweet corn with deep fertilizer banding
  • Kristi Gdanetz (PLP) – The wheat microbiome across different land management practices
  • Bonnie McGill (KBS) – Inorganic carbon weathering in an agroecosystem: fertilizer & groundwater irrigation effects
  • 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
  • Chris Wright (MMG) – OTU richness and functional potential of decomposer fungi in Michigan agricultural soils
  • Brad Gottshall (University of Louisville) – Effects of disturbance on mycorrhizal mutualisms, abundance and diversity in agroecosystems
  • Courtney Gallaher – Soil phosphorus availability
  • Barbara Bahnmann (University of Western Ontario) – Basidiomycete diversity in row-crop agriculture
  • 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.)
  • Stephanie Eichorst (MMG) – The ecological role of Acidobacterium in the soil environment
  • 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
  • Charles McKeown (ENT) – Response of the Asian Ladybeetle, Harmonia axyridis to the presence of soybean aphid, Aphis glycines, and Late season Coccinellid dispersion patterns and movement during harvest
  • Stephen South (GEO) – Hyperspectral radiometric readings of agricultural crops