An Adirondack wetland
Biodiversity Grants Program

Fiscal Year 2007–2008

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: Audubon Enhancement of the New York Dragonfly and Damselfly Survey 2007/08
Principal Investigators: Pamela A. Musk and Larry J. Federman (Audubon New York)
Award: $28,890
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: Climate Change and the Adirondack Alpine Zone: Establishing Baselines
Principal Investigator: Timothy G. Howard, Ph.D. (New York Natural Heritage Program)
Award: $34,420
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: An Inventory of Mayflies, Stoneflies and Caddisflies of the Adirondack Park, New York State
Principal Investigators: Boris C. Kondratieff, Ph.D. and Luke Myers (Colorado State University)
Award: $12,792
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: Vouchered Floras of Underreported Counties of New York State. Phase II: Fulton County
Principal Investigators: Donna W. Vogler, Ph.D., Adam K. Ryburn, Ph.D. (State University of New York College at Oneonta), and Laurie Freeman (Fulton-Montgomery Community College of SUNY)
Award: $14,306
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Category: Ecological Research

Title: The Decline of Southern Leopard Frogs from Long Island: Investigating Causes and Conservation Strategies
Principal Investigators: Jeremy A. Feinberg (Rutgers University) and Joanna Burger, Ph.D. (Nelson Biological Laboratories)
Award: $19,713
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: Inventory and Analysis of Vegetation in Remnant Inland Salt Marshes of New York
Principal Investigator: Donald J. Leopold, Ph.D. (SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry)
Award: $39,467
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: Effect of Habitat Fragmentation on Bryophyte Communities in Northern White Cedar Swamps in New York State
Principal Investigators: Robin W. Kimmerer, Ph.D. and Keith C. Bowman (SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry)
Award: $32,104
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: “Invasional Meltdown” Mediated by Mutualism Between the Non-Native European Fire Ant and Japanese Knotweed
Principal Investigators: Joshua H. Ness, Ph.D. (Skidmore College) and Manuel A. Morales, Ph.D. (Williams College)
Award: $31,719
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Category: Land-Use Change and Conservation Initiatives

Title: Modeling Adirondack-Tug Hill Connectivity
Principal Investigator: Dirk A. Bryant (The Nature Conservancy)
Award: $26,506
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: Mercury Accumulation and Food Web Magnification in Two Forest-Dwelling Songbirds of New York’s Upland Forests
Principal Investigators: Jason Townsend and William M. Shields, Ph.D. (SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry)
Award: $26,093
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: Impacts to Wildlife from the Ecological Consequences of Exurban Development in the Adirondack Park
Principal Investigators: Michale J. Glennon, Ph.D. (Wildlife Conservation Society) and Heidi E. Kretser (Cornell University)
Award: $22,776
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: Testing a Model to Predict the Effects of Residential Development on Breeding Bird Community Integrity
Principal Investigator: Michale J. Glennon, Ph.D. (Wildlife Conservation Society)
Award: $13,299
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: Determining Acquisition Priority of Lands Adjacent to NY State Parks to Preserve Biodiversity and Connectivity
Principal Investigator: Amanda J. Stein (New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation)
Award: $24,864
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: Assessment of Residential Developmental Impact on the Integrity of Mammal Communities in New York
Principal Investigator: William F. Porter, Ph.D. (SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry)
Award: $28,279
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: Is Mercury Deposition Having Impacts on New York’s Biological Diversity?
Principal Investigators: David C. Evers, Ph.D. (BioDiversity Research Institute), Michael S. Bank, Ph.D. (Harvard School of Public Health), and David P. Braun, Ph.D. (The Nature Conservancy)
Award: $27,200
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Category: Education Initiatives

Title: Stream Corridors of Columbia County: Sharing their Biodiversity Value and Encouraging their Conservation
Principal Investigators: Conrad R. Vispo, Ph.D and Claudia Knab-Vispo, Ph.D. (Farmscape Ecology Program)
Award: $27,970
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: An Education Campaign to Increase Support for Beach-nesting Bird Conservation on Long Island
Principal Investigator: Jillian M. Liner (Audubon New York)
Award: $26,712
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: The Adirondack Biodiversity Challenge: K-12 Teachers Designing, Testing, and Publishing Curriculum Exploring Biodiversity
Principal Investigators: Sandra Bureau (Indian Lake Central School) and Paul Hai (Roosevelt Wild Life Station at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry)
Award: $26,800
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: Passage Through New York: A Listening Network Tracking Songbird Migration from Boreal to Austral Forests
Principal Investigators: Susan B. Elbin, Ph.D. (Wildlife Trust) and Jeffrey V. Wells, Ph.D. (Boreal Songbird Initiative)
Award: $20,500
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Title: Adopt-A-Shoreline: Engaging Waterway Users in the Management of Invasive Aquatic Plants
Principal Investigator: Amy Samuels (Cornell Cooperative Extension-Onondaga County)
Award: $32,545
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


Category: Information Transfer

Title: Expanding and Enhancing a Web-based Flora for Tompkins County, New York
Principal Investigator: Kevin C. Nixon, Ph.D. (Cornell University)
Award: $30,300
Proposal Abstract (Adobe PDF)


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