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Grant Awards - June 2010


PI(s): David Anderson
Dept: Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Interior; U.S. Geological Survey
Title: Demographic Response of Golden-Winged Warbler to Habitat and Management Across a Climate Change Gradient in the Core of the Species Range
Award Type: New
Amount: $101,706.00

PI(s): James Anderson
Dept: Agronomy and Plant Genetics
Sponsor: Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council
Title: Expanded Wheat Breeding and Genetics
Award Type: New
Amount: $50,000.00

PI(s): Andrea Arikawa
Dept: Food Science and Nutrition
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health; National Institutes of Health; National Cancer Institute
Title: Exercise Effects on Melatonin and Sleep in Young Women
Award Type: New
Amount: $168,990.00

PI(s): Lawrence Baker
Dept: Water Resources Center
Sponsor: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Title: Quantifying Phosphorus Load Reductions from Street Sweeping
Award Type: New
Amount: $285,970.00

PI(s): Lawrence Baker
Dept: Water Resources Center
Sponsor: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Title: New Tools to Support TMDL P Reduction Plans
Award Type: New
Amount: $298,174.00

PI(s): Marvin Bauer
Dept: Forest Resources
Sponsor: AmericanView Inc/Montana State University (USDI USGS)
Title: StateView Program Development and Operations for the State of Minnesota
Award Type: Continuation
Amount: $5,788.00 (total to date: $47,141.00)

PI(s): Roger Becker
Dept: Agronomy and Plant Genetics
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Title: Monitoring for Biological Control of Garlic Mustard in Minnesota
Award Type: New
Amount: $15,400.00

PI(s): Paul Bolstad
Dept: Forest Resources
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Title: Scaleable Indices of Watershed Health - Phase 2
Award Type: New
Amount: $130,000.00

PI(s): James Bradeen
Dept: Plant Pathology
Sponsor: Area I and Area II Potato Growers Association
Title: The Molecular Basis of Potato Tuber Disease Resistance
Award Type: New
Amount: $14,000.00

PI(s): Senyu Chen
Dept: Southern Research and Outreach Center, Waseca
Sponsor: Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council
Title: Effects of Host Resistance and Fertilizer Applications on the Soybean Cyst Nematode and Soybean Yield
Award Type: New
Amount: $110,000.00

PI(s): Jerry Cohen
Dept: Horticultural Science
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Title: Collaborative Research: Cellular and Subcellular Resolution of the Tryptophan-Related Pathways
Award Type: No cost extension
Amount: $0 (total to date: $423,747.00)

PI(s): Jerry Cohen
Dept: Horticultural Science
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Title: Arabidopsis 2010: International Research Experience for Senior Graduate Students
Award Type: No cost extension
Amount: $0 (total to date: $494,119.00)

PI(s): Dean Current
Dept: Forest Resources
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Title: Innovative, Diversified Agroforestry Plantings in Support of Energy Security, Environmental Quality, and Local Economies: Linking Needs, Science, Programs and Partners
Award Type: New
Amount: $40,000.00

PI(s): Francesca Cuthbert
Dept: Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Interior; U.S. Geological Survey
Title: Long-Term Monitoring of Colonial Waterbird Populations in the Great Lakes: Improving the Scientific Basis for Conservation and Management
Award Type: Extension
Amount: $0 (total to date: $299,339.00)

PI(s): Francesca Cuthbert
Dept: Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Title: 2010 Mussel Host Research
Award Type: New
Amount: $5,000.00

PI(s): Ann Fallon
Dept: Entomology
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Title: Optimizing Wolbachia Manipulation in Mosquito Cell Lines
Award Type: Incremental Funding
Amount: $327,817.00 (total to date: $651,340.00)

PI(s): Satish Gupta
Dept: Soil, Water and Climate
Sponsor: Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council
Title: Can River Bank Sediments be a Carrier and then Source of Available P in Lake Pepin
Award Type: New
Amount: $48,400.00

PI(s): Ralph Gutierrez
Dept: Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Title: Habitat Selection by Male Ruffled Grouse
Award Type: Supplement
Amount: $9,800 (total to date: $73,800.00)

PI(s): Carol Ishimaru
Dept: Plant Pathology
Sponsor: The Broad Institute, Inc. (USDA NIFA)
Title: Fungal Reproductive and Developmental Processes Essential for Plant Infection
Award Type: New
Amount: $179,585.00

PI(s): Larry Jacobson
Dept: Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering
Sponsor: Purdue University (Dairy Management, Inc.)
Title: Monitoring greenhouse gas emissions
Award Type: No cost extension
Amount: $0 (total to date: $54,500.00)

PI(s): Larry Jacobson
Dept: Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering
Sponsor: Minnesota Pork Board
Title: Energy Conservation in Swine Production Using Geothermal Energy
Award Type: New
Amount: $29,432.00

PI(s): Kevin Janni
Dept: Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering
Sponsor: University of Wisconsin-Madison (USDA)
Title: Building Extension Capacity in the North Central Region to Address Agricultural Energy Use
Award Type: New
Amount: $3,500.00

PI(s):
Daniel Kaiser
Dept: Soil, Water and Climate
Sponsor: Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council
Title: Nutrient Management Research for Profitable Soybean Production
Award Type: New
Amount: $78,470.00

PI(s): Robert King
Dept: Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Sponsor: University of Wisconsin-Madison (USDA NIFA)
Title: Multi-farm Business Strategies and Policy Considerations
Award Type: New
Amount: $55,991.00

PI(s): James Kurle
Dept: Plant Pathology
Sponsor: Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council
Title: Evaluating Soybean Plant Introductions and Breeding Lines for Resistance to Yield Limiting Fungal Disease Found in MN
Award Type: New
Amount: $47,280.00

PI(s): James Kurle
Dept: Plant Pathology
Sponsor: Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council
Title: Identification of Soybean Cultivars Resistant to Fusarium
Award Type: No cost extension
Amount: $0 (total to date: $40,000.00)

PI(s): James Kurle
Dept: Plant Pathology
Sponsor: Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council
Title: Evaluating Soybean Plant Introductions and Breeding Lines for Resistance to Yield Limiting Fungal Diseases Found in Minnesota
Award Type: No cost extension
Amount: $0 (total to date: $40,000.00)

PI(s): James Kurle
Dept: Plant Pathology
Sponsor: Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council
Title: A Basic Monitoring and Early Warning System for Soybean Rust in Minnesoat
Award Type: New
Amount: $13,714.00

PI(s): Theodore Labuza
Dept: Food Science and Nutrition
Sponsor: The Almond Board of California
Title: Moisture Migration and Control for Almond Products in
Award Type: Additional Funding
Amount: $68,503.00 (total to date: $145,503.00)

PI(s): Ian MacRae
Dept: Entomology
Sponsor: Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council
Title: Remote Sensing of Soybean Aphid Populations
Award Type: New
Amount: $21,544.00

PI(s): Dean Malvick
Dept: Plant Pathology
Sponsor: Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council
Title: Advancing Knowledge of Root and Stern Diseases of Soybean for Yield Improvement
Award Type: No cost extension
Amount: $0 (total to date: $58,891.00)

PI(s): Dean Malvick; James Kurle
Dept: Plant Pathology
Sponsor: Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council
Title: Improving Management of White Mold and Sudden Death Syndrome
Award Type: New
Amount: $80,000.00

PI(s): Albert Markhart III
Dept: Horticultural Science
Sponsor: Ohio State University (USDA NIFA)
Title: Breeding and Selection of Rootstock for Organic Production
Award Type: Continuation
Amount: $96,473.65 (total to date: $143,306.00)

PI(s): Krishona Martinson
Dept: Animal Science
Sponsor: Minnesota Horse Council
Title: Evaluating Different Round Bale Feeders for Hay Waste
Award Type: New
Amount: $6,723.00

PI(s): Loren Miller
Dept: Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Sponsor: Muskies, Inc.
Title: Genetic structure of Minnesota and Wisconsin muskellunge populations
Award Type: New
Amount: $1,000.00

PI(s): Ulrike Munderloh
Dept: Entomology
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health; National Institutes of Health; National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Title: Development of Paratransgenic Ticks for Disease Control
Award Type: Additional Funding
Amount: $39,506.00 (total to date: $1,062,609.00)

PI(s): Gary Muehlbauer
Dept: Agronomy and Plant Genetics
Sponsor: Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council
Title: Analysis of Soybean Fast Neutron Gene Deletion Mutants for Root Architecture
Award Type: New
Amount: $66,265.00

PI(s): Seth Naeve
Dept: Agronomy and Plant Genetics
Sponsor: Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council
Title: Management and Environmental Effects on Yield Formation
Award Type: New
Amount: $120,000.00

PI(s): Seth Naeve
Dept: Agronomy and Plant Genetics
Sponsor: Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council
Title: Development of a Medium-term Strategy for University of Minnesota Soybean Research at UMore Park
Award Type: New
Amount: $44,000.00

PI(s): Seth Naeve
Dept: Agronomy and Plant Genetics
Sponsor: Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council
Title: Forward Genetic Screen for Soybean Varieties with Improved Seed Quality Characteristics
Award Type: No cost extension
Amount: $0 (total to date: $48,000.00)

PI(s): Inger Nickel
Dept: Southwest Research and Outreach Center, Lamberton
Sponsor: North Dakota State University (North Central Region SARE Program)
Title: Cover Crop Selection and Use in No-Till Organic Farming
Award Type: New
Amount: $35,807.00

PI(s): John Nieber
Dept: Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Title: Assessing the Impacts of Hydrologic and Geomorphic Alteration of Minnesota Rivers on Riverine Turtle Habitat
Award Type: New
Amount: $27,900.00

PI(s): James Orf
Dept: Agronomy and Plant Genetics
Sponsor: Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council
Title: Soybean Breeding and Genetics
Award Type: New
Amount: $202,949.00

PI(s): James Orf
Dept: Agronomy and Plant Genetics
Sponsor: Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council
Title: Expanded Variety Development and Testing for Northern MN
Award Type: New
Amount: $25,000.00

PI(s):
James Orf
Dept: Agronomy and Plant Genetics
Sponsor: Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council
Title: Expanded Soybean Cyst Nematode and Other Variety Testing
Award Type: New
Amount: $59,150.00

PI(s): Melissa Pawlisch
Dept: RSDP - Statewide
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Commerce
Title: CERTS: On the ground clean energy
Award Type: Additional Funding
Amount: $398,324 (total to date: $933,524.00)

PI(s): Alan Polasky
Dept: Applied Economics
Sponsor: Stanford University
Title: Natural Capital Project and InVEST
Award Type: New
Amount: $52,711.00

PI(s): Alan Polasky
Dept: Applied Economics
Sponsor: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Title: Integrated Modeling of Future Agricultural Change
Award Type: Incremental Funding
Amount: $82,493.00 (total to date: 162,495.00)

PI(s): Bruce Potter
Dept: Southwest Research and Outreach Center, Lamberton
Sponsor: Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council
Title: Factors Influencing Soybean Maturity and Resultant Effect on Yield and Late-Season Soybean Aphid Populations
Award Type: New
Amount: $57,142.00

PI(s): Bruce Potter
Dept: Southwest Research and Outreach Center, Lamberton
Sponsor: Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council
Title: SWROC Tech Transfer 2010-2011
Award Type: New
Amount: $34,950.00

PI(s): David Ragsdale
Dept: Entomology
Sponsor: Monsanto Company
Title: 2010 Protocol Soybean Aphid Biotype Study
Award Type: New
Amount: $9,900.00

PI(s):
David Ragsdale
Dept: Entomology
Sponsor: Monsanto Company
Title: Monsanto Aphid Yield Trial
Award Type: New
Amount: $13,200.00

PI(s): David Ragsdale
Dept: Entomology
Sponsor: Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council
Title: Soybean Aphid Research in Minnesota 2010
Award Type: New
Amount: $69,205.00

PI(s): Carl Rosen
Sponsor: Northern Plains Potato Growers Association
Title: Nutrient Management Studies on Irrigated Potatoes
Award Type: New
Amount: $37,000.00

PI(s): Peter Reich
Dept: Forest Resources
Sponsor: Michigan Technological University
Title: Interactive effects of carbon dioxide, water, and nitrogen
Award Type: Continuation
Amount: $140,000.00 (total to date: $620,000.00)

PI(s): Gerald Shurson
Dept: Animal Science
Sponsor: National Pork Board
Title: Evaluation of Lipid Oxidation Levels in DDGS Sources and Impact of Feeding (with or without antioxidants) on Swine Health, Performance, and Metabolic Oxidation
Award Type: New
Amount: $84,387.00

PI(s): Joanne Slavin
Dept: Food Science and Nutrition
Sponsor: International Life Sciences Institute
Title: Review and Comparison of International Guidance on Dietary Guidelines on Sugars
Award Type: New
Amount: $7,000.00

PI(s): Marla Spivak
Dept: Entomology
Sponsor: University of Georgia
Title: Sustainable Solutions to Problems Affecting Health of Managed Bees
Award Type: No cost extension
Amount: $0 (total to date: $65,721.00)

PI(s): Marla Spivak
Dept: Entomology
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Title: Colony-Level Immunity Benefits and Behavioral Mechanisms
Award Type: No cost extension
Amount: $0 (total to date: $377,416.00)

PI(s):
Marla Spivak
Dept: Entomology
Sponsor: National Honey Board
Title: A Long-Term Plan to Improve Honey Been Genetics: Formation of a Tech Transfer Team
Award Type: New
Amount: $10,000.00

PI(s): Robert Stupar
Dept: Agronomy and Plant Genetics
Sponsor: Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council
Title: Genetic Transformation of Soybean Improvement
Award Type: New
Amount: $100,000.00

PI(s): Deborah Swackhamer
Dept: Water Resources Center
Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Interior; U.S. Geological Survey
Title: Water Resources Research Institute Internship
Award Type: New
Amount: $102,627.00

PI(s): Christina Thill
Dept: Horticultural Science
Sponsor: Minnesota Area II Potato Research and Promotion Council
Title: Breeding and Evaluation of Potato Varieties Adapted to Minnesota
Award Type: New
Amount: $10,000.00

PI(s): Tracy Twine-Snyder
Dept: Soil, Water and Climate
Sponsor: National Institute for Climate Change
Title: Agroecosystems' Effects of Change on Climate, Carbon Dioxide
Award Type: Continuation
Amount: $71,616.00 (total to date: $194,408.00)

PI(s): Bruce Vondracek
Dept: Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Interior; U.S. Geological Survey
Title: Proposal for Quality Assessments and Restoration Potential of Groundwater Fed Streams within the Watersheds of Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Award Type: Extension
Amount: $0 (total to date: $10,000.00)

PI(s): ChuanFeng Wang
Dept: Food Science and Nutrition
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health; National Institutes of Health; National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Title: Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Induced Weigh Loss: Neural Mechanisms
Award Type: Continuation
Amount: $242,730.00 (total to date: $740,596.00)

PI(s): Eric Watkins
Dept: Horticultural Science
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Transportation
Title: Developing Salt-Tolerant Sod Mixtures for Use as Roadside Turf in Minnesota
Award Type: New
Amount: $176,516.00

PI(s): William Wilcke
Dept: Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture; National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Title: Minnesota SARE Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator
Award Type: No cost extension
Amount: $0 (total to date: $881,476.00)

PI(s): Nevin Young
Dept: Plant Pathology
Sponsor: Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council
Title: Traditional and Molecular Breeding for Soybean Resistant to Cyst Nematode and Other Diseases
Award Type: New
Amount: $59,730.00