ESC members lead highly productive research programs that cover a wide breadth of
topics within the realm of ecosystem science. Below, you will find a sample listing
of some of our publicly funded research projects. Use our search box or advanced filtering
options to search our research projects by keyword, by department, or even by investigator.
Research Spotlight: MICARES
Four of our members from three different units have an NSF Growing Convergence Research
award for their project Socio-Technological System Transitions: Michigan Community
& Anishinaabe Renewable Energy Systems (MICARES). Led by Principal Investigator Kathy
Halvorsen (VPR/SS/CFRES), this project is converging social science theories of values
and motivation with engineering and economics understandings of technological feasibility
to develop a comprehensive understanding of how and why energy systems, in particular,
are reconfigured to include renewable energy resources. The project is in partnership
with NGOs, rural communities, and Tribal Nations across Michigan. Find out more at
the project website.
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AIS outreach and portable boat wash support for KISMA
Pushing the limit: role of functional and structural complexity in determining upper limits of carbon storage and sequestration in cool-temperate old growth forest ecosystems
Isle Royale wolf-moose population monitoring
Expanding KISMA's reach across both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems
Functional Characterization of Drought Responsive Antisense Transcripts in Populus
Does deliberative democracy favor the conservation of controversial forest-dwelling species of wildlife?
Development of Tree-Ring Growth and Stable Isotope Records for Reconstructing Forest Productivity and Lake Effect Snow in the Lake Superior Region
FY22 McIntire Stennis Overall Program
Ash Ecosystems Processes Across and EAB Infestation Gradient
Forest Owner Carbon and Climate Education Program (FOCCE)
Mainstreaming climate adaptation in watershed management
Belowground Ecosystem Ecologist
Northern White Cedar Regeneration Project
Expanding Phragmites Management in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Interactive Effects of Press and Pulse Disturbances on Biogeochemical Cycling of a Wet Tropical Forest in Puerto Rico
Central UP Knotweed Risk Analysis and Treatment Prioritization and Comparison
Upper Peninsula European frog-bit detection initiative
Northern Oak Wilt Modeling - Predicting Vector Timing and Risk of Spread with Climate Change
Forest Service Research Web Modernization - Content Delivery
Supporting Science-Management Partnerships for Climate Adaptation
Applied Carbon Research and Management
Assessing temperature trends and critical habitat for sacred species in the L'Anse Indian Reservation and ceded territory
Does tree encroachment with altered hydrology in peatlands accelerate or suppress decomposition?
Isle Royale Institute Support
SCIENCE RELIGION AND PURPOSE IN LIFE AS MEANING-MAKING SYSTEMS FOR COEXISTING WITH BIODIVERSITY