An Adirondack wetland
Biodiversity Grants Program

Fiscal Year 2006–2007

Category: Bioinventory, Taxonomy, and Systematics
Category: Ecological Research
Category: Land-Use Change and Conservation Initiatives
Category: Education Initiatives
Category: Information Transfer

Category: Bioinventory, Taxonomy, and Systematics

Title: NYS Museum Insect Type Collection on the Internet: 3-D Images and DNA BarCodes
Principal Investigators: Morton S. Adams, MD (Olive Natural Heritage Society, Inc.) and Timothy L. McCabe, Ph.D. (New York State Museum)
Award: $15,132
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: Wood-inhabiting Microfungi (Molds) of New York
Principal Investigator: C.J.K. Wang, Ph.D. (Professor Emeritus, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry)
Award: $25,536
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: Monograph of Hydrozetes (Acari: Oribatida) and Computerized Key to Aquatic Oribatid Mites of New York
Principal Investigator: Roy A. Norton, Ph.D. (SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry)
Award: $25,110
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: Audubon Enhancement of the New York Dragonfly and Damselfly Survey 2006/07
Principal Investigators: Richard Haley (Audubon New York) and Andrew Mackie (Audubon New York)
Award: $25,416
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Category: Ecological Research

Title: Shrubland Bird-Habitat Relations and Management in the Lower Great Lakes Plain of New York State
Principal Investigator: Christopher Norment, Ph.D. (SUNY College at Brockport)
Award: $20,208
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: Assessing the Status of the Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake in New York State
Principal Investigators: James P. Gibbs, Ph.D. and Kevin T. Shoemaker (SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry)
Award: $20,676
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: Impact of Viburnum Leaf Beetle Invasion on Arrowwood Viburnum and Associated Native Plant Communities
Principal Investigators: Paul A. Weston, Ph.D. (Cornell University) and Victoria Nuzzo (Natural Area Consultants)
Award: $27,600
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: The Importance of Substrate and Old-Growth Characters to Bryoflora in Sugar Maple Forests
Principal Investigator: Aissa L. Feldmann (New York Natural Heritage Program)
Award: $32,148
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: Assessment of Potential Impacts to Biodiversity in the NY Harbor Heronries by Double-crested Cormorants
Principal Investigator: Susan B. Elbin, Ph.D. (New York Bioscape Initiative Wildlife Trust)
Award: $7,000
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: The Potential Effects of Earthworms on Forest Floor Invertebrates
Principal Investigator: Richard L. Wyman, Ph.D. (Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve & Biological Research Station)
Award: $31,800
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: Benthic Biodiversity in the Great South Bay: Effects of Hard Clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) Restoration
Principal Investigators: Michael H. Doall and Bradley J. Peterson, Ph.D. (Stony Brook University)
Award: $32,652
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: Environmental Influences on Plant Diversity in Rich Fens of Central New York; A Multiscale Analysis
Principal Investigator: Donald J. Leopold, Ph.D. (SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry)
Award: $18,014
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: Landscape-level Habitat and Area Requirements of Cerulean Warbler in New York
Principal Investigators: Michael F. Burger, Ph.D. (Audubon New York) and Kenneth V. Rosenberg, Ph.D. (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)
Award: $15,070
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Category: Land-Use Change and Conservation Initiatives

Title: Predicting Hotspots of Herpetofauna Mortality on New York Highways: Validation of a GIS Model
Principal Investigators: Tom Langen, Ph.D. (Clarkson University) and Glenn Johnson, Ph.D. (SUNY Potsdam)
Award: $12,901
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: Long-term Responses of Breeding Birds to Habitat Loss and Fragmentation
Principal Investigators: William Porter, Ph.D. and Benjamin Zuckerberg (SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry)
Award: $23,995
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: Is Restoration Necessary Following Invasive Plant Removal? Assessments of Three Species in the Adirondack Park
Principal Investigator: Hilary Oles (Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program)
Award: $21,857
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: Assessing the Ecological Health of New York Forests: Using Birds and Citizens to Advance Conservation
Principal Investigators: Kenneth V. Rosenberg, Ph.D. (Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology), Ralph S. Hames, Ph.D. (Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology), Rebecca Shirer (The Eastern New York Chapter of The Nature Conservancy), and Timothy Tear, Ph.D. (The Eastern New York Chapter of The Nature Conservancy)
Award: $34,901
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: Determining the Summer Distribution of Indiana Bats from the Williams Lake Complex, Ulster County, NY
Principal Investigator: Alan Hicks (New York State Department of Environmental Conservation)
Award: $13,900
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: Effects of Predator Exclosures and Predator Visits on Piping Plover Incubation Behavior and Hatching Success
Principal Investigators: Julie A. Heath, Ph.D. and Paul J. Doherty (Hofstra University)
Award: $22,769
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: Photo Monitoring Invasive Species Utilizing Public Participation
Principal Investigator: Roland W Kays, Ph.D. (New York State Museum)
Award: $8,333
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: The Identification of Areas in the State Most Threatened by Residential Development
Principal Investigator: Jillian Liner (Audubon New York)
Award: $30,217
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Category: Education Initiatives

Title: The Birds of Dutchess County, New York Today and Yesterday
Principal Investigators: Barbara A. Butler and Stan DeOrsey (Ralph T. Waterman Bird Club, Inc.)
Award: $3,000
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: Establishment of a Citizen Science Network for Observing Changes in Plant Phenology from Climate Change
Principal Investigator: David A. Weinstein, Ph.D. (Cornell University)
Award: $25,020
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: Biodiversity Outreach, Squared — Training the Trainers
Principal Investigators: Steve Morreale, Ph.D. (Cornell University)
Award: $32,927
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Category: Information Transfer

Title: Web-based Biodiversity Distribution Atlas: NY Flora Atlas Phase II
Principal Investigator: Troy Weldy (New York Natural Heritage Program)
Award: $28,857
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: Web-based Delivery of Information on Rare Species and Significant Natural Communities
Principal Investigator: Nicholas Conrad (New York Natural Heritage Program)
Award: $22,450
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


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