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									                                                                                 Muncie, Indiana 47306-0155
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS                                                                 Phone: 765-285-1600
SPONSORED PROGRAMS OFFICE                                                        Fax: 765-285-1624

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Alan Ek
Department Head, Professor, and CESU Coordinator
Great Lakes-Northern Forest CESU
College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Sciences
Department of Forest Resources
University of Minnesota
115 Green Hall
1530 Cleveland Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55108

Dear Dr. Ek:

Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana seeks admission to the Great Lakes Cooperative Ecosystem
Studies Unit (GLNF-CESU) within the CESU National Network. Ball State University offers a number
of programs relevant to the GLNF-CESU and possesses the faculty expertise to collaborate with partners
in research and education projects, including those in natural resource management, ecological studies,
historic preservation, sustainability, and GIS applications.

As a member of the GLNF-CESU, Ball State agrees to abide by all responsibilities and expectations of
partner institutions as specified in the GLNF-CESU Cooperative and Joint Venture Agreement. This
includes the acceptance of a 17.5% indirect cost rate, which will be assessed by charging against
modified total direct costs (total project costs minus tuition, equipment and sub-awards exceeding

As specified in the “New Partner Induction Policy”, enclosed are the following materials: institutional
mission statement, relevant programs, faculty expertise, relevant facilities and equipment, relevant
experience, and description of relationships with relevant federal agencies.

Dr. Melody Bernot, Assistant Professor of Biology, will serve as the technical representative in Ball
State’s GLNF-CESU application process. Joining the GLNF-CESU will allow current relationships to
develop and flourish and, we trust, many more to develop between Ball State and GLNF-CESU partner
Technical Representative:                     Administrative Representative:
Dr. Melody Bernot                             Ms. Anne C. (“Kristi”) Koriath
Assistant Professor of Biology                Director
Department of Biology                         Sponsored Programs Office
Ball State University                         Ball State University
2000 W. University Ave.                       2000 W. University Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306                              Muncie, IN 47306
765-285-8820(o) / 765-285-8804(f)             765-285-1600(o) / 765-285-1624(f)                    

Thank you very much for your consideration.
Sincerely yours,

Anne C. Koriath
Institutional Authorizing Official
Strategic Plan 2007-2012 - - Vision & Mission
Ball State University will be a national model of excellence for challenging, learner-centered
academic communities that advance knowledge and improve economic vitality and quality of

Ball State University is an innovative, supportive academic community that inspires students by:

   •   Offering action-oriented learning, including immersive out-of-class experiences,
       research, and study-abroad.
   •   Providing extraordinary access to and collaboration with professors who create
       scholarship to advance knowledge, improve teaching, and transform learning.
   •   Engaging state, national, and international communities to enhance educational,
       economic, and cultural development.

Values and Statements
As a vital academic institution, we value an open learning community, extending opportunities
beyond the confines of walls or roles. We recognize that creating and sustaining a climate for
open inquiry, investigation, exchange of ideas, and creative activity requires active support of
intellectual freedom for all members of the community. We are dedicated to providing
opportunities for interdisciplinary work and for collaboration, looking to teamwork for problem
solving in the classroom, within the institution, and with the larger communities to which the
university belongs. We promote habits of mind that will enable our graduates to value and
appreciate the arts, sciences, and humanities; to remain intellectually curious; and to embrace
learning as a way of life.

As a public institution, we participate in the democratic vision of an educated and responsible
citizenry. We expect all members of the university community to act with integrity and civility;
to acquire, discover, create, and apply knowledge responsibly; and to recognize, respect, and
welcome the diverse cultures, heritages, and perspectives within our institution and the larger
community. We recognize that we live and work in a global, diverse, and technological society,
and we seek to serve, engage with, and learn from members of our community, the state, nation,
and world.

As civic and professional leaders, we value civic engagement with the larger communities of
which we are a part and are dedicated to preparing civic and professional leaders for the future.
We accept our individual and institutional responsibilities to improve the economic vitality and
quality of life in the greater society we serve. We seek healthy and productive living, social
justice, and environmental sustainability for Indiana, the nation, and the global community.
About BSU - - History & Mission

Ball State’s tradition of innovation and entrepreneurship is rooted in the late 19th century, when
Muncie business leaders envisioned a local college to help boost the city’s development. Among
the visionaries were Frank C. Ball and his brothers, young New York industrialists who moved
to Muncie looking to expand their glass container business.

After the community’s efforts to sustain a small teacher-training school failed, the Ball brothers
purchased the land and buildings of the defunct institution and donated them to the State of
Indiana. This gift became the Indiana State Normal School Eastern Division, which opened in
1918 to meet Indiana’s need for more and better teachers.

In recognition of the Ball family’s generosity, the school was renamed Ball Teachers College in
1922 and then Ball State Teachers College in 1929. The winged statue Beneficence stands on the
campus as a tribute to the family.

Growing a University

By the 1960s, the regional teachers college had begun to attract faculty from outside the
Midwest, and students sought majors in areas such as business, architecture, and other emerging
disciplines. Enrollment and funding surged with national trends, and new facilities and degree
offerings were added.

In 1965, the Indiana General Assembly renamed the college Ball State University,
acknowledging its phenomenal growth in enrollment and facilities, the variety and quality of its
educational programs and services, and the anticipation of the broader role it would play in the
state’s future.

Building the Future

Today, Ball State’s entrepreneurial spirit continues to shine through numerous expansions and
additions of degree offerings, technological resources, immersive learning opportunities,
community outreach projects, and state-of-the-art facilities. These investments are preparing
bright students to take advantage of current and emerging job opportunities, meet society’s most
pressing needs, and serve the communities in which they will live and work.
                                Relevant Academic Programs

Undergraduate Majors

      Anthropology
          o The anthropology major allows students to build a strong foundation in critical
             thinking and analytical skills that applies to many academic and professional
             fields. Anthropologists work well with people from diverse cultural and ethnic
             backgrounds in addition to performing a number of specialized tasks, including
             market research and program analysis—skills and characteristics valuable to
             employers worldwide.

              Students will explore four main areas of study: archaeology, cultural
              anthropology, biological anthropology, and linguistics. Each will aid students in
              gaining a deeper understanding of humanity as well as developing many valuable
              skills for working in our ever-expanding global society.

                     Archaeology
                     Cultural anthropology
                     Biological anthropology
                     Linguistics

      Biology
          o The biology major offers a core program intended to develop a common
              background in biology and additional courses in specialized options designed to
              prepare students for careers or graduate work in a variety of fields. Pre-
              professional majors add selected courses to meet entrance requirements into
              medical, dental, and medical technology schools. A teaching major in life science
              is offered for students who plan to teach in the secondary schools.

              The laboratory sciences of cellular and molecular biology, genetics and
              microbiology offer in depth opportunities for students pursuing bioscience
              positions in medicine, government, academia and industry. Experiences with the
              modern tools of biotechnology are a central theme for all laboratory biology
              options and the department offers a biotechnology certification
              program. Biologists in environmental careers work to maintain the natural world
              for future generations. The department’s ecology and conservation biology
              programs focus on preparing students for careers related to the conservation of
              species of concern and the management of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

                     Aquatic biology and fisheries
                     Field botany
                  Cellular and molecular biology
                  Ecology
                  General biology
                  Genetics
                  Microbiology
                  Wildlife biology
                  Zoology

   Chemistry
       o The Chemistry department offers five bachelor's degree programs that will
          prepare you to head to graduate school or straight into the workforce. For those
          students wanting a job in industrial or government laboratories, there is an
          American Chemical Society (ACS) approved major or a biochemistry option. The
          ACS option certifies students, upon completion, with the American Chemical
          Society (ACS) as having fulfilled the course of study described in "Objective and
          Guidelines for Undergraduate Programs in Chemistry."
           There is a departmental major option for students desiring a chemistry
           background that can easily meld with other sciences, including pre-med, computer
           science and biology. This major prepares you for jobs and advanced degrees
           requiring a strong background in chemistry.
           As a third option, students may choose a teaching major in physical
           science or teaching major in chemistry. These options meet the physical science
           standards of Indiana and will prepare you to teach chemistry and physics at the
           high school level. All options offer hands-on learning experiences including
           collaborative research opportunities.
                  Major approved by American Chemical Society
                  Departmental Major
                  Biochemistry Major
                  Teaching Major

   Landscape Architecture
       o The bachelor of landscape architecture (BLA) degree is a five-year program that
          prepares students for a professional career of designing and planning land and
          outdoor spaces through the application of aesthetic and scientific principles.
          Students learn to integrate the work of architects, engineers, planners, ecologists,
          geographers, and physical and social scientists.

           As an undergraduate student in the College of Architecture and Planning
           (CAP), students have a distinctive first-year experience that exposes them to
           architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning. During the second year,
           students study landscape architecture more intensively.
           Students are required to complete an internship during their fourth year which
           provides them with firsthand experience in a professional setting. Students
           complete the program with a comprehensive project.

   Natural Resources and Environmental Management
       o The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management prepares
           students for careers in environmental science and management of natural
           resources. The programs offered by the department are designed to give students a
           basic scientific understanding of physical, biological, and social aspects of natural
           and managed ecosystems. The department offers a major in natural resources and
           environmental management, and minors in natural resources, environmental
           management and international resource management. The department also
           coordinates interdepartmental minors in energy and environmental policy.

           Students have opportunities to use modern laboratory and equipment, attend
           workshop classes leading to professional certification, and participate in off-
           campus service learning activities. International and/or domestic field studies are
           also available. Students are encouraged to participate in internships (professional
           practice) under the supervision of faculty members and professionals working in
           governmental agencies, private industry, or non-profit environmental

                  Environmental communication/interpretation
                  Environmental management
                  Land management
                  National resource studies
                  Occupation/industrial hygiene
                  Park and recreation management

   Geography
       o Geography as a science is distinguished by the spatial approach to understanding
          the mechanisms of the world's physical and human environments and the linkages
          between them. Human geography is specifically concerned with the spatial
          aspects of human activities, while physical geography examines the spatial
          processes explaining the Earth's physical environment.

           Both human and physical geographers develop skills in cartography, Geographic
           Information Systems (GIS), and interpretation of satellite images (remote
           sensing). To meet society's needs for greater geographic understanding in the
           twenty-first century, the Department of Geography offers four distinct options
           within the major:

                  Comprehensive geography
                  Travel and tourism
                  Geographic information science (GIS)
                  Meteorology and climatology

   Geological Sciences
       o Geologists and other earth science professionals are stewards of the earth’s
          resources and environment. By seeking and applying knowledge of the planet’s
          characteristics and processes, geologists reconstruct the past and anticipate the
          future. In this new century, they are working to address many of society’s most
          pressing problems, including study of human changes to our land and climate,
          meeting needs for industrial materials and energy, protecting water quality, and
          mitigation of natural hazards. Geological scientists work in various sectors of
          industry, government agencies, private consulting firms, and academic

           The department offers three major options that prepare students for geological
           careers in industry, environmental consulting, and government agencies, and for
           graduate study.
                Geology: Provides classic geologic training and involves a strong
                   background in math and science and the applications of these fields to
                Earth Science: Provides a comprehensive overview of interacting earth
                   systems including lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere, as well as
                   understanding the evolution of earth’s physical and biological systems
                   through time.
                Earth Space Science Education: Prepares students for teaching at the
                   middle and high school levels.
Relevant Undergraduate Minors

         o   Anthropology
         o   Biology
         o   Emergency Management and Homeland Security
         o   Energy
         o   Environmental health
         o   Environmental management
         o   Environmental policy
         o   Environmentally sustainable practices
         o   Geography
         o   Geology
         o   Landscape Architecture
         o   Native American Studies
         o   Natural resources
         o   Sustainable land systems
         o   Sustainability - The minor in sustainability aims to prepare students across a
             number of disciplines, including systems theory, ethics, climate, energy, water,
             land, health, business, and materials. Upon competition, students will be able to
             explain the meaning of sustainability and how to apply its concepts in decision
             making within social, environmental, and economic contexts.
Master’s Programs

      Anthropology
          o MA: 52 Students - The Master of Arts in anthropology provides graduate students
             with a broad foundation in anthropology while allowing individuals to specialize
             in a particular area of anthropology. The research areas that faculty members
             specialize in and guide graduate student research, include: Archaeology,
             Biological Anthropology, and Cultural Anthropology. While department
             graduates often go on to doctoral study that can lead to careers in teaching and
             academic research, many students enter careers in archaeological resources
             management, museum work, or other types of applied anthropology using the
             practices and theory of anthropology to address real-world human problems.

                     Archaeology
                     Biological anthropology
                     Cultural anthropology

      Biology
          o MA: 9 Students - The Master of Arts in biology degree is designed to strengthen
              your background in biological sciences and related disciplines through course
              work at the graduate level; there is no research thesis requirement. This degree is
              appropriate for students who seek advanced course work in preparation for jobs in
              biomedical laboratories, natural resource management agencies, scientific supply
              firms, environmental consulting firms, and scientific publishing firms. In addition,
              the MA degree would be especially advantageous for in-service life science
              teachers who wish to enhance their biology knowledge and skills while also
              allowing them to take graduate course work in education from Teachers College
              or science education (SCI) courses offered within the biology department.

          o MS: 67 Students - A master of science in biology will strengthen students’
            background in biological sciences and related disciplines through course work and
            extensive research that culminates in a research thesis. Students are prepared for
            further study at the doctoral level, but as graduates of this program many choose
            employment as biologists in government agencies, private business firms, zoos
            and more.

                     Aquatic biology
                     Biotechnology
                     Laboratory science
                     Wildlife biology

            o The Department of Chemistry offers a Master of Science (MS) and Master of Arts
              (MA) in chemistry. These programs are designed for students who hold Bachelor
              of Science or Bachelor of Arts degrees in chemistry including at least one year of
              calculus based physical chemistry. Students with substantial backgrounds (e.g.,
              those who have completed at least ACS-certified bachelor's level or work beyond
              the bachelor’s level) may have one more of the core course requirements waived,
              but the minimum number of 30 hours required for graduation still applies. These
              students should discuss the possibilities with the chemistry graduate advisor to
              determine whether their backgrounds are sufficient to begin graduate work in

                      MA: 8 Students
                      MS: 13 Students

      Geography
          o MS: 21 Students - Our Master of Science program integrates state-of-the-art
             technologies such as remote sensing, geographic information systems, and
             advanced cartographic methods into various sub-disciplines of geography,
             atmospheric sciences, and allied sciences. Our requirements are flexible, allowing
             you to arrange a program that will serve as a basis for further study, to prepare
             for positions in industry, business, or government, or to meet the immediate and
             changing needs of teachers and educators.

      Geology
          o MA: 3 Students – The Master of Arts program designed to prepare students to
             pass the National Association of State Boards of Geology tests and pursue an
             environment-related career.

            o MS: 22 Students – The traditional Master of Science in geology program requires
              a thesis and will prepare students for a variety of career paths by giving them
              access to state-of-the-art equipment and research labs for tectonics and volcanic
              petrology, water quality and geochemistry, geophysics/hydrology, sedimentary
              geology, fluvial processes, and computer graphics and mapping.

      Landscape Architecture (MLA)
          o Second Professional Degree: 8 Students - The master of landscape architecture
             (MLA) program is ranked nationally in the top five schools by Design
             Intelligence. It is an excellent way for students to advance in the landscape
             architecture field. This program emphasizes aesthetics, sustainability, and cultural
           understanding, and students can take advantage of real-world learning as well as
           leading-edge facilities and resources.
           This option is open only to students who hold a bachelor’s degree in landscape
           architecture from a program accredited by the Landscape Architecture
           Accreditation Board (LAAB). This program meets accrediting standards for the
           second professional degree in landscape architecture and is intended to provide
           the opportunity for advanced specialization.

       o First Professional Degree (with environmental design experience): 34 Students -
         For students who have earned a degree in a related environmental design
         profession—architecture, interior design, or urban or regional planning, this two
         and a half year program of study is preparation to become a landscape architect.
         The program meets accrediting standards for the first professional degree in
         landscape architecture. Foundation courses at the undergraduate level are required
         in this program, except where previous equivalent course work is documented and
         approved by the department.

       o First Professional Degree (no experience): 72 Students - For students with a
         degree other than in an environmental design profession, this three-year program
         prepares students for a career in landscape architecture. The program meets
         accrediting standards for the first professional degree in landscape architecture.
         Foundation courses at the undergraduate level are required, except where previous
         equivalent course work is documented and approved by the department.

   Natural Resources and Environmental Management
       o Students pursuing a Graduate Degree in Natural Resources and Environmental
           Management can develop customized programs based on their educational and
           employment objectives. Students can choose between a Master of Science (M.S.)
           or Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Natural Resources and Environmental
           Management. A doctoral program leading to the Ed.D. in Science or Science
           Education is also available.

           Candidates for the M.A. and M.S. degrees have slightly different program
           requirements. Students enrolling in the M.A. degree program complete a Research
           Paper/Creative Project and supporting course work. The M.S. degree students
           take a thesis course and supporting course work. Both programs require a
           minimum of 33 credit hours of course work, including Graduate Research
           Methodology and Seminar.

                 MA: 11 Students – Research or Creative arts project
                 MS: 15 Students – Thesis
Relevant Graduate Certificate Programs

          o   Applied Behavior Analysis
          o   Biotechnology
          o   Computer Education
          o   Information and Communication Technologies for Non-Engineers

Doctoral Degrees

      Environmental Science (Ph.D.)
       A new interdisciplinary degree program beginning August 2011
          o The Environmental Science Ph.D. program at Ball State University is designed to
              provide skills and training to better understand and solve complex environmental
              problems. Students select from biology, chemistry, or geological sciences as a
              major discipline. The program features a multi-departmental curriculum,
              encourages students to pursue answers to research questions that incorporate
              multi-faceted scientific methodology, and prepares students to scientifically
              design, research, and evaluate in a broad-based environmental manner. This
              program should position graduates to be highly skilled and qualified for academic,
              industrial and private sector employment that stresses not only high quality
              science and competency, but also science using the interdisciplinary approach so
              common in today’s society.

              The new program will be implemented and directed by a Professor and Endowed
              Chair (yet to be appointed). The Chair is expected to institute an active and
              extensive research program in environmental science with a focus on the
              Midwestern U.S. and to promote scholarly activity and the expansion of research
              activities among existing environmental science faculty members.

              The program will train students to:
               conduct research and complete a dissertation
               develop depth in a specific academic area by completing focused course work
               develop breadth through a set of core courses

              Graduating scientists will be prepared to:
               analyze and understand environmental systems
               predict environmental change
               participate in the management of the environment
                                                         Faculty  Expertise
Faculty Member       Department                 Specialties                                                               Email       Phone
Baas, Robert         Landscape Architecture     Historic Preservation                                        285-1971
Badger, Kemuel       Biology                    Plant ecology and conservation biology                      285-8820
                                                Biogeochemistry; Microbial ecology; aquatic ecology;
Bernot, Melody       Biology                                                                               285-8820
                                                ecosystem ecology
Bernot, Randall      Biology                    Community ecology; ecotoxicology; disease ecology          285-8844
Bilello, Joseph      Architecture               Sustainability in design                                   285-2026
Boyd, Colleen        Anthropology               Environmental anthropology and development                   285-3568
Calkins, Meg         Landscape Architecture     Sustainability in design                                    285-1971
Carter, Tim          Biology                    Mammalogy, wildlife ecology and management                 285-8842
                                                International Rural Development; Agroforestry and Shifting
                     Natural Resources and      Cultivation; Ethnoecology and Ecological Anthropology;
Chandler, Paul                                                                                             285-5786
                     Environmental Management   Systematic Ethnographic Methods; Forest Economics and
                                                human biometeorology, synoptic climatology, and
Coleman, Jill        Geography                                                                            285-1172
                                                atmospheric teleconnections
                                                Environmental Ethics, Bioethics, Feminist Ethics,
Concepcion, David    Philosophy                 Epistemology, Practical and Professional Ethics, and   285-1244
                                                Contemporary Ethical Theory and Problems
Dodson, Gary         Biology                    Animal behavior and ecology                                 285-8859
Dowling, Karen       Geological Sciences        Hydrogeology, Aqueous geochemistry, water quality         285-8270

                                                Education for Sustainability; Social Implications of Energy
                     Natural Resources and      and Technology; Human Dimensions of Global Change;
Eflin, James                                                                                                285-2327
                     Environmental Management   Industrial Ecology; Environmental Planning; Human
                                                Geography; and Environmental Philosophy

Elvin, George        Architecture               Nanotechnology; sustainability and design                     285-1900
Fisher, Robert       Architecture               Building design & performance; energy research              285-2631
                                                Global Change at Geological (104+)Time Scales;
Fluegeman, Richard   Geological Sciences        Paleoecology, Deep Ocean ecosystems, Biostratigraphy,       285-8267
Frankel, Bruce     Urban Planning               Public policy; economics; environment design               285-5869

                                                comparative politics; environmental law and policy in the U.S;
Frankland, Gene    Political Science                                                                       285-8791
                                                green movements and political parties
Gray, Tim          Architecture                 Design; technology; sustainability; materiality              285-1900

                                                Park & Public-lands management; outdoor recreation
                   Natural Resources and
Gregg, Amy                                      planning; environmental interpretation; human dimensions of         285-5781
                   Environmental Management
                                                resource management; environmental education

                                                Sedimentary Geochemistry/Petrology; Sedimentology, Rock-
Grigsby, Jeffry    Geological Sciences                                                                     285-1042
                                                water interaction
                                                Environmental technologies; energy & resource conservation;
Grondzik, Walter   Architecture                                                                          285-2030
                                                sustainability & design
Groover, Mark      Anthropology                 Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management              285-3567
                   Natural Resources and        Park & Public-lands management; human dimensions of
Gruver, Joshua                                                                                             285-5780
                   Environmental Management     resource management; environmental education
                                                energy markets and the economic impact of Wal-Mart; tax
                   Center for Business &
Hicks, Michael                                  and expenditure policy, environmental regulation, alternative       285-5926
                   Economic Research
                                                and traditional energy
Hill, Mark         Anthropology                 Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management                285-5396
Hogue, S. Homes    Anthropology                 Environmental archaeology (human and faunal analysis)       285-4845
Islam, Kamal       Biology                      Ornithology, wildlife biology and management, taxonomy       285-8847
Jones, James       Technology                   Construction management                                     285-1433
                                                Urban and Regional Economics, Environmental Economics,
                                                and History of Economic Thought; Interregional Trade of
Keil, Stanley      Economics                                                                                  285-5364
                                                Services and Regional Economic Growth and Urban
                   Center for Energy
Koester, Robert                                 Alternative energy; sustainability & design                285-1136
                                                Aquatic ecology, limnology, fisheries, exotic species, the Great
Lauer, Tom         Biology                                                                                   285-8825
                   Natural Resources and        Soil Science; bioretention; sediment & nutrient transport;
Lepore, Brian                                                                                              285-8845
                   Environmental Management     urban filtration
Motloch, John              Landscape Architecture     Community design                                               285-7561
Mounayar, Michel           Architecture               Building design & performance                                  285-5859
Neumann, Klaus             Geological Sciences        Aqueous geochemistry, Natural chemical cycles, Water quality            285-8262
Nicholson, Kristen         Geological Sciences        Tectonics; Volcanology; Petrology                              285-8268
                           Natural Resources and
Pichtel, John                                         Hazardous materials management; environmental engineering               285-2182
                           Environmental Management
Poole, James               Chemistry                  Organic Chemistry                                               285-8071

                                                      water resources; water quality, treatment and management;
                           Natural Resources and      and wastewater treatment; disposal of pharmaceuticals and
Popovicova, Jarmilla                                                                                              285-5790
                           Environmental Management   their effects on water quality, use of tire chips in wastewater
                                                      treatment, and use of zeolites in water treatment

Pyron, Mark                Biology                    Aquatic biology; behavioral ecology                              285-8852
Ramirez-Dorronsoro, Juan   Natural Resources and
                                                      Air quality; environment & society                         285-5783
Carlos                     Environmental Management
Rice-Snow, Scott           Geological Sciences        Geomorphology, Hydrology                                       285-8269
                                                      Inquiry learning and instruction; Technology assessment;
Rose, Annette              Technology                 Energy systems; Sustainability; Critical thinking in              285-5648
                                                      collaborative contexts
Ruch, Donald               Biology                    Vascular flora and vegetational communities                       285-8829
Truex, Scott               Urban Planning             Sustainability, design, community development                    285-5188
Wohlt, Paul                Anthropology               Environmental anthropology                                       285-1440
                                                      hydroclimatology; climate change; Spatial Modeling of
Zimmermann, Petra          Geography                  Human-Environment relationships, and Quantitative          285-1617
Relevant Facilities and Equipment

    Ball State University and faculty research scientists have numerous resources currently
available to support their activities and student participants. Faculty are housed in three adjacent
buildings with multiple laboratory facilities devoted to the study of water quality, fish and
invertebrate collection and analyses, and geological science. Combined, faculty mentors have
~8,000 square feet of laboratory space for their individual research programs. Science buildings
are also equipped with multiple common equipment laboratories that include incubators,
centrifuges, drying ovens, walk-in refrigerators and freezers, and microscopes. Laboratories are
also equipped with state-of-the art analytical instruments for chemical, geological, and biological
applications including a dual-beam spectrophotometer, two Dionex Ion Chromatography
Systems (one of which was funded with an NSF grant awarded to K Neumann with the specific
purpose to aid undergraduate and graduate education and training), sequencing machine, HPLC,
multiple gas chromatographs and a scanning electron microscope. A full time equipment
technician is also available to aid in use and maintenance of facilities in each participating
    Ball State University computing facilities are exceptional and include numerous computer
laboratories dedicated to student use and a wireless campus for work away from the computer
laboratories. Basic software and statistical programs including Microsoft Office, Mini-Tab,
SYSTAT, and SAS are available for students at no cost. GIS-dedicated computer laboratories
located both in the Cooper Science complex and NREM house >60 computers equipped with
GIS and imagery analyses software, and a 15-computer laboratory in Geological Sciences
provides dedicated hydrology and hydrochemistry programs. Finally, Ball State University is
home to the Aquatic Biology and Fisheries Center which also houses available equipment and
personnel that will be utilized in proposed activities.
    Specific equipment available for research activities include: multiple personal computers,
two DIONEX ion chromatographs (one dedicated to cation analyses and one to anion analyses),
atomic adsorption spectrophotometer, ICP-OES, Shimadzu dual-beam spectrophotometer,
multiple gas chromatographs, liquid chromatographs, autoclaves, drying ovens, centrifuges, four
Hydrolab Sondes and five minisondes with LDO sensors, analytical balances, multiple dissecting
and compound microscopes, walk-in environmental chambers, large shaker tables, water baths,
Barnstead ultra-pure water filtration system, refrigerators and freezers, peristaltic pumps,
micropipettes, and general laboratory supplies as well as basic field equipment (pH; turbidity;
Marsh-McBirney and YSI Sontek flow meters; oxygen, conductivity, and temperature meters,
secchi disks; field tapes; seines, back-pack electroshockers; plankton and invertebrate nets), four-
wheel drive vehicles, and electro-fishing boats. These field and laboratory facilities will provide
ample space, support, and general equipment for successful curricular and research experiences
associated with the MUSAB program.
        In addition to laboratory facilities, Ball State manages four local field stations that will be
used for research and educational activities associated with the MUSAB program including
Cooper-Skinner Farm which houses 131 acres of wetlands, prairie, and forest ecosystems; 165
acres of old-growth forest in Ginn Woods; 6.6 acres of wildlife area on the White River; and
Hults Environmental Center, a 96-acre farm with five distinct ecosystems. Properties are
equipped with basic facilities, real-time stream monitoring at two sites, a weather station, and an
architecture educational installation (“grass house”).
                         Ball State University Relevant Experience (Funded External Proposals 7/1/05-Present)
       Director                               Title                                            Sponsor                    Start Date   End Date    Date Funded   Funded
                    Celebrating Indiana's Conservation Design Heritage:
                    Selected Drawing from the Archives of the Indiana
Baas, Robert        Department of Natural Resources                          Indiana Humanities Council                     03/01/09    10/31/09      06/09/09     $2,000
Baas, Robert        Planning Services for Morgan-Monroe State Forest         Indiana Department of Natural Resources        09/01/08    12/30/08      06/04/09     $1,500
Baas, Robert        Planning Services for Greene-Sullivan State Forest       Indiana Department of Natural Resources        03/16/09    05/09/09      06/04/09     $1,500
Badger, Kemuel      GK-12 Partners Investigating our Environment             National Science Foundation                    05/01/03    04/30/06      08/29/05    $85,000
                    Field Station Planning and Environmental Learning
Badger, Kemuel      Center Charrette                                         National Science Foundation                    01/15/06    12/31/07      01/05/06    $24,163
                    Pharmaceutical Persistence and Transport in Sugar
Bernot, Melody      Creek                                                    U.S. Geological Survey                         06/01/10    09/30/11      06/01/10    $47,673
                    Nitrogen Fixation Rates in Indiana Streams Influence
Bernot, Melody      by Agricultural Activity                                 Indiana Academy of Science                     11/03/07    11/02/08      11/09/07     $3,000
                    Establishing Long-Term Immersion Experiences in
Bernot, Melody      Aquatic Biology                                          Discovery Group                                05/01/08    04/30/09      02/22/08    $24,080
                    Frequency and Abundance of Metolachlor in Central
Bernot, Melody      Indiana Freshwaters                                      Indiana Academy of Science                     11/01/10    10/31/11      11/23/10     $2,347
                    Stream Ecosystem Effects of Nonprescription
Bernot, Melody      Pharmaceuticals                                          Indiana Academy of Science                     05/03/08    05/02/09      05/12/08     $2,977
                    IDBR (EAGER): Development of Microelectrode
                    Instrumentation (MI) for Novel Assessments of
Bernot, Melody      Microbial Biofilms in Ecological Applications            National Science Foundation                    04/15/10    03/31/12      04/19/10   $297,000
                    Transport, Fate, and Effects of Pharmaceuticals
                    Derived from Animal Feeding Operations: A
                    Comprehensive Assessment of Central Indiana
Bernot, Melody      Streams                                                  Indiana Water Resources Research Center        03/01/10    02/28/11      05/05/10    $13,000
                    The Influence of Nonprescription Pharmaceuticals on
                    Aquatic Ecosystems:
Bernot, Melody      Direct Toxicity and Indirect Trophic Interactions        Indiana Water Resources Research Center        06/03/09    02/28/11      06/30/09    $15,000
                    Assessing Sediment δ15N as a Predictor for
Bernot, Melody      Pharmaceutical Concentrations in Freshwater              Indiana Academy of Science                     04/29/10    04/28/11      05/04/10     $2,358
                    Trace Organics in Lake Michigan: Concentration and
                    Detection Frequency of Pharmaceuticals in the Near-
Bernot, Melody      Shore Water Column (Seed Project)                        Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program     06/01/10    01/31/11      08/30/10    $10,000
                    RUI: Human and Disease Impacts on Aquatic
                    Communities: Effects of Trematodes and
Bernot, Randall     Nanomaterials on Freshwater Benthic Interactions         National Science Foundation                    03/01/10    02/28/13      03/24/10   $135,000
                    Chronic Effects of Nanosilver on Freshwater Benthic
Bernot, Randall     Interactions                                             Indiana Academy of Science                     11/01/10    10/31/11      11/29/10     $2,629
                    The Role of Disease in Ecosystems: Indirect Effects of
Bernot, Randall     Trematodes on Benthic Communities                        Indiana Academy of Science                     05/03/08    05/02/09      05/12/08     $2,700

                   REU Supplement: RUI: Human and Disease Impacts
                   on Aquatic Communities: Effects of Trematodes and
Bernot, Randall    Nanomaterials on Freshwater Benthic Interactions     National Science Foundation                         02/07/11    02/29/12      02/08/11     $7,500
                   Development and Validation of an Innovative Approach
Carter, Timothy    for Monitoring Local Indiana                         CESU Network                                        01/01/07    08/30/08      04/01/07    $90,602
                   Monitoring Indiana Bat Maternity Colonies in the
Carter, Timothy    Shawnee National Forest                              U.S. Forest Service                                 04/01/08    12/30/08      08/01/08    $18,000
                   Monitor Indiana Bat Maternity Colonies In Southern
Carter, Timothy    Illinois                                             Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund                 09/05/08    06/30/09      09/25/08     $2,000
                   Monitoring an Indiana Bat Colony in the Shawnee
Carter, Timothy    National Forest                                      U.S. Forest Service                                 01/01/09    12/31/09      04/07/09     $9,000
                   Monitoring an Indiana Bat Colony in the Shawnee
Carter, Timothy    National Forest                                      U.S. Forest Service                                 07/30/09    12/31/12      08/19/09    $12,500
                   Monitoring an Indiana Bat Colony in the Shawnee
Carter, Timothy    National Forest                                      U.S. Forest Service                                 04/07/10    12/31/10      04/16/10    $16,000
Coleman, Jill      High-Altitude Atmospheric Balloon Launch             Discovery Group                                     02/25/09    02/24/10      03/24/09    $14,200
Eflin, James       Literature Review for Solartech SBIR Proposal        Sertech Heating & Air, Inc.                         08/15/08    12/14/08      09/24/08     $4,500
Eflin, James       Technical Assistance with SBIR Grant                 Sertech Heating & Air, Inc.                         06/15/09    02/14/10      01/26/10    $25,601
                   The Carbon Footprint and the Triple Bottom Line:
                   Embracing all Aspects of Energy Consumption and
Eflin, James       Reduction                                            National Wildlife Federation                        03/12/07    05/15/08      05/17/07     $2,000
                   Assessment of the Institutional Ecology of the
Eflin, James       Delaware County Building: Phase 1                    Delaware County, Indiana                            12/01/07    12/31/07      06/25/08     $1,000
                   Acquisition of a Tabletop Scanning Electron
                   Microscope with EDS for Multidisciplinary Geoscience
Fluegeman, Richard Research                                             National Science Foundation                         02/15/09    01/31/10      02/20/09   $101,825
Fluegeman, Richard SMT’s Kingdom Software                               Seismic Micro-Technology, Inc.                      12/15/08    12/14/11      12/30/08   $596,448
                                                                        Indiana Office of Energy and Defense
Gray, Timothy      Renewable Energy for BSU LandLab                     Development                                         10/05/07    05/31/08      02/28/08    $25,000

                    Enhanced Sustainability through Straw-Bale
                    Construction: Education-Research Building
Gray, Timothy       Demonstrating How to Live Sustainably in the Midwest     Environmental Protection Agency                09/30/06    09/29/07      09/15/06    $10,000
                    Place in Motion: An Interpretive Investigation of the
Gray, Timothy       Central Indiana Landscape                                Indiana Arts Commission                        07/01/05    06/30/06      08/10/05     $1,000
Gregg, Amy          Local Issues Survey                                      Indiana Department of Natural Resources        08/01/09    07/31/10      11/10/09    $16,830
                    CO2 Injection and Reservoir Characterization: An
                    Integrated Petrographic and Geochemical Study of the     American Association of Petroleum
Grigsby, Jeffry     Frio Formation, Texas                                    Geologists Foundation                          05/01/08    04/30/09      06/24/08     $2,000
                    An Archaeological Survey of Montgomery County:
Hill, Mark          Enhancement of a Data Deficient Region                   Indiana Department of Natural Resources        05/01/10    06/30/11      05/05/10    $49,594
                     Analysis of the Faunal Remains from St. Paul Parish
Hogue, S. H.         Plantation and West Pasture Archaeological Sites         Chicora Foundation                           07/01/08   12/31/08   07/14/08     $4,000
                     Reproductive Biology and Nest Success of Cerulean
Islam, Kamal         Warblers in Indiana                                      Sigma Xi                                     12/08/04   06/30/05   09/12/05      $250
                     Breeding Biology and Habitat Associations of the
Islam, Kamal         Cerulean Warblers in Indiana                             Sigma Xi                                     05/01/06   12/31/06   11/20/07      $300
                     Comparison of Relative Abundance of Cerulean
                     Warbler Populations Between Fragmented &
Islam, Kamal         Unfragmented Forest Blocks in Indiana                    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service                 09/11/09   06/30/10   09/30/08    $41,788
                     Response of Cerulean Warbler Populations to
Islam, Kamal         Siviculture Treatment in Southern Indiana                Purdue University                            05/01/07   04/30/08   04/15/08    $13,500
                     Response of Cerulean Warbler Populations to
Islam, Kamal         Siviculture Treatment in Southern Indiana                Purdue University                            05/08/08   04/22/10   06/02/08    $28,227
                     Distribution & Foraging Ecology of Cerulean Warblers
Islam, Kamal         in Indiana                                               Amos W. Butler Audubon Society               07/09/07   07/08/08   07/09/07     $1,000
                     Distribution & Foraging Ecology of Cerulean Warblers
Islam, Kamal         in Indiana                                               Indiana Academy of Science                   04/23/07   04/22/08   04/30/07     $1,000
Jones, James         Geo Energy Panel Systems Testing                         Geo Energy Panel System                      04/20/09   06/30/09   05/14/09     $2,995
Jones, James         Geo Energy Panel Systems Testing Part II                 Geo Energy Panel System                      06/01/09   07/15/09   06/30/09     $3,881
                     Greening the Campus Bookstore: Building a
                     Generation of Conscious Consumers at Ball State
Koester, Robert      University                                               National Wildlife Federation                 02/15/06   05/15/07   03/06/06     $2,000
Koester, Robert      2009-10 Leading Edge Student Design Competition          Leading Edge                                 09/08/10   09/07/11   11/01/10     $1,500
                     The 2008 Sustainability Summit for Indiana Colleges
Koester, Robert      and Universities                                         Access Technology Across Indiana             02/01/08   06/30/08   05/02/08     $1,485
Koester, Robert      SCC LA Feasibility Study                                 St. Christopher Center                       05/15/05   08/31/05   07/05/05    $15,000
Koester, Robert      Web-based Green Building Lecture                         Moody Nolan Architects                       05/01/08   05/31/08   06/25/08      $250

Koester, Robert      The Web-based SBSE Photo-CD Distribution Program         Society of Building Science Educators                              06/25/08      $200
                     The Web-based Sun Angle Calculator Distribution
Koester, Robert      Program                                                  Society of Building Science Educators                              06/25/08     $7,000
                     The Web-based Sun Angle Calculator Distribution
Koester, Robert      Program                                                  Society of Building Science Educators                              06/29/10     $3,038
Koester, Robert      Greener by Design                                        Pratt Institute                              01/01/08   12/31/11   06/25/08    $19,000
                     Peer Review of the Major Emmett J. Bean Center: PV
Koester, Robert      Project                                                  PSA-Dewberry                                 01/01/10   03/31/10   06/29/10     $5,500
                                                                              Association for the Advancement of
Koester, Robert      Greening of the Campus Conference VIII                   Sustainability in Higher Education           09/01/10   09/30/10   06/29/10   $328,620
                     Dynamics and Models of the Yellow Perch in Indiana
                     Waters of Lake Michigan and Near-Shore Fish
Lauer, Thomas        Community Characteristics                          Indiana Department of Natural Resources            04/01/07   03/31/09   04/01/07   $381,195
                     Dynamics and Models of the Yellow Perch in Indiana
                     Waters of Lake Michigan and Near-Shore Fish
Lauer, Thomas        Community Characteristics                          Indiana Department of Natural Resources            07/01/06   03/31/07   06/29/06   $139,745
                     Dynamics and Models of the Yellow Perch in Indiana
Lauer, Thomas        Waters of Lake Michigan                            Indiana Department of Natural Resources            04/01/10   03/31/11   06/01/10   $124,410
                     Dynamics and Models of the Yellow Perch in Indiana
                     Waters of Lake Michigan and Near-Shore Fish
Lauer, Thomas        Community Characteristics                          Indiana Department of Natural Resources            04/01/09   03/31/10   04/20/09   $198,027
                     Testing and Development of a Soil Mesopore Water
Lepore, Brian        and Nitrogen Infiltration Model                    Indiana Academy of Science                         11/01/10   10/31/11   12/01/10     $2,250
                     Implications of Climate Change and Biofuel
                     Development for Great Lakes Regional Water Quality
Lepore, Brian        and Quantity                                       University of Wisconsin, Madison (USGS)            09/01/10   08/31/11   11/19/11    $28,348
                     BioTown, USA Energy Efficiency Workshop and
Motloch, John        Change a Light Celebration                         U.S. Department of Energy                          09/01/06   12/31/06   12/07/06    $10,000
Motloch, John        US-Brazil Sustainability Consortium                U.S. Department of Education                       09/01/05   08/31/06   09/16/05    $60,448
Motloch, John        US-Brazil Sustainability Consortium                U.S. Department of Education                       09/01/06   08/31/07   07/11/06    $55,793
                     North American Sustainability, Housing, and
Motloch, John        Community Consortium                               U.S. Department of Education                       09/01/05   08/31/06   09/16/05    $55,828
                     North American Sustainability, Housing, and
Motloch, John        Community Consortium                               U.S. Department of Education                       09/01/06   08/31/07   07/11/06
                     North American Sustainability, Housing, and
Motloch, John        Community Consortium                               U.S. Department of Education                       09/01/07   08/31/08   09/12/07    $53,873
Motloch, John        US-Brazil Universities of the Future Consortium    U.S. Department of Education                       08/01/08   07/31/09   09/04/08    $30,000
Motloch, John        US-Brazil Universities of the Future Consortium    U.S. Department of Education                       08/01/09   07/31/10   09/16/09    $66,168
Motloch, John        US-Brazil Universities of the Future Consortium    U.S. Department of Education                       08/01/10   07/31/11   09/15/10    $62,814
Motloch, John        Muncie CLEAN Project                               Muncie Sanitary District                           08/15/06   05/15/07   01/10/07     $9,040

                     Economic and Social Adjustment in Communities            Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and
Motloch, John        Dependent on the North American Automotive Industry      International Trade                          08/19/10   03/31/11   09/08/10    $12,401
                     Acquisition of a Dionex ICS 2000 Ion Chromatograph
Neumann, Klaus       at Ball State University                                 National Science Foundation                  06/01/07   05/31/08   06/04/07    $33,042
                     Assessing the Impact of Urbanization on White River
                     Water and Sediment Geochemistry in an Agricultural
Neumann, Klaus       Watershed                                                Geological Society of America                04/01/08   03/31/09   05/01/08     $1,240
                     International: Unraveling the Complex Volcanic History
Nicholson, Kirsten   of the Noumea Basin, New Caledonia                       National Science Foundation                  10/01/07   09/30/10   09/15/07   $149,191
Nicholson, Kirsten   New Caledonia Travel                                     National Science Foundation                  09/01/06   02/29/08   08/25/06    $14,025
                     Field-Scale Phytoremediation Trials of Lead-
Pichtel, John        Contaminated Soil                                        Sigma Xi                                     01/10/05   12/15/05   09/29/05      $250
                     Development of an Immersive Student Experience in
Pichtel, John        Homeland Security Science                                Discovery Group                              01/01/08   05/05/08   02/22/08    $16,133
                      Use of Remote Sensing for Assessment of Mine
Pichtel, John         Seeps in Indiana                                            Indiana Department of Natural Resources     01/01/07   12/31/07   03/05/07   $10,600
                      Reactive Barriers for Removal of Chromium from
Pichtel, John         Contaminated Indiana Soils                                  Indiana Academy of Science                  04/23/07   04/22/08   04/27/07    $2,900
                      Assessment of Environmental and Public Health
Pichtel, John         Hazards of Electronic Waste                                 Sigma Xi                                    03/01/07   02/28/08   06/07/07     $400
                      Development of a Preservative and Sampling
                      Protocols to Stabilize Ignitable Liquid Residues from       Indiana University - Purdue University
Pichtel, John         Fire Debris                                                 Indianapolis                                10/01/10   09/30/12   11/12/10   $55,768
Pichtel, John         Phytoremediation of Explosives-contaminated Soil            Sigma Xi                                    04/19/10   04/18/11   04/27/10    $1,000
                      Tuition for Training with the Emergency Response            Delaware County Emergency Management
Pichtel, John         Training Center                                             Agency                                      04/13/09   04/17/09   02/12/09    $1,600
                      A Study of the Reactivity and Kinetics of 3-                Research Corporation for Science
Poole, James          Phenylpropyl Radicals                                       Advancement                                 05/01/05   04/30/07   05/02/06   $42,616
                      Reaction of Hydroxyl Radical with Polycyclic Aromatic
Poole, James          Hydrocarbons                                                American Chemical Society                   09/01/05   08/31/07   07/15/05   $35,000
Popovicova, Jarmila   Atrazine Analysis for the Bureau of Water Quality           Muncie Sanitary District                    08/21/09   11/30/11   12/17/09    $3,280
                      Assessment of Contribution of Non-point Source
                      Pollution to the Prairie Creek Reservoir in Delaware
Popovicova, Jarmila   County Indiana                                              Indiana Lakes Management Society            05/01/06   05/05/07   05/26/06    $4,995
                      Monitoring of agricultural pollution at the Prairie Creek
Popovicova, Jarmila   Reservoir                                                   Indiana Academy of Science                  05/01/06   11/30/06   05/02/06    $2,989
                      Efficiency of constructed wetlands to remove an
Popovicova, Jarmila   antimicrobial agent Triclosan from wastewater               Indiana Academy of Science                  05/03/08   05/02/09   05/09/08    $1,718

                      Changes in Fish Assemblages of Shallow Inner Bend
Pyron, Mark           Habitats of the Wabash River During 30 Years                Indiana Water Resources Research Center     03/01/07   02/28/08   06/19/07   $15,191

                      Changes in Fish Assemblages of Shallow Inner Bend
Pyron, Mark           Habitats of the Wabash River During 30 Years                Indiana Water Resources Research Center     03/01/07   02/28/09   05/28/08   $10,000

Pyron, Mark           The Current Distributions of Aquatic Snails in Indiana      Indiana Academy of Science                  04/23/07   04/22/08   04/27/07    $2,950
                      Middle Wabash River Fish Community Assessment
Pyron, Mark           2008-09                                                     Duke Energy                                 05/01/08   07/31/09   06/10/08   $48,425
                      Middle Wabash River Fish Community Assessment
Pyron, Mark           2006-07                                                     Duke Energy                                 05/01/06   07/30/07   07/24/06   $70,357
                      Middle Wabash Fish Community Assessment 2007-
Pyron, Mark           2008                                                        Duke Energy                                 05/15/07   07/31/08   05/18/07   $70,357
                      Hydrology, Substrates and Fish Assemblages of the
Pyron, Mark           Wabash River                                                Indiana Water Resources Research Center     06/03/09   02/28/11   06/30/09   $14,004
                      Wabash River Substrate, Bathymetry, Flow Effects on
Pyron, Mark           Fish Assemblages                                            Wabash River Enhancement Corporation        05/15/09   05/14/10   06/08/09   $12,500

                      Proposal to Sample and Quantify Macroinvertebrate
                      and Fish Communities on Triad Mining, Inc. Properties
Pyron, Mark           in Pike, Knox, and Sullivan Counties                  Triad Mining, Inc.                                07/13/09   12/31/09   08/18/09    $9,274

                      Proposal to Sample and Quantify Macroinvertebrate
                      and Fish Communities on Triad Mining, Inc. Properties
Pyron, Mark           in Pike, Knox, and Sullivan Counties                  Triad Mining, Inc.                                07/13/09   08/30/10   01/20/10    $4,893
                      EnviroTech: Enhancing Environmental Literacy of
Rose, Mary Annette    Teachers                                              Environmental Protection Agency                   08/01/08   05/30/10   06/03/08   $36,630
Rose, Mary Annette    Request for Support for EnviroTech Participants       Wal-Mart                                          03/10/09   03/09/10   04/13/09    $1,500

                      The Response of Vegetation to Chemical and
Ruch, Donald          Hydrological Gradients in the IMI Fen, Henry Co., IN   Indiana Academy of Science                       06/01/05   05/31/06   07/11/05     $400
                      Examination of the Flora and Floral Communities of
Ruch, Donald          Bibler Nature Preserve, Jay County, IN                 Indiana Academy of Science                       04/23/07   04/22/08   04/27/07     $500
                      Inventory of the Flora and Floral Communities of
Ruch, Donald          Boiling Woods Nature Preserve, Wayne County, IN        Whitewater Valley Land Trust, Inc.               03/12/07   03/11/08   03/16/07     $820
                      Examination of the Flora and Floral Communities of the
Ruch, Donald          Meramec Preserve, Delaware County, Indiana             Indiana Academy of Science                       05/03/08   05/02/09   05/27/08     $500
Ruch, Donald          Duning Hoff Woods                                      Whitewater Valley Land Trust, Inc.               05/04/06   05/03/07   06/08/06     $950

                      Examination of the Flora and Floral Communities of the
Ruch, Donald          Nicholson Nature Preserve in Wayne County, Indiana Indiana Academy of Science                           05/22/09   05/21/10   05/28/09     $500
                      Examination of the Flora and Floral Communities of
Ruch, Donald          Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, Fayette County, IN           Indiana Academy of Science                       04/29/10   04/28/11   05/03/10     $500

Truex, Scott          City of Muncie Energy Office Graduate Assistantship         City of Muncie, Indiana                     07/26/10   07/31/11   09/16/10   $10,936

Truex, Scott          Indianapolis DMD Neighborhood Planning Assistance           City of Indianapolis, Indiana               07/20/07   05/31/08   12/10/07   $30,000
Truex, Scott          Gateways Partnership Centennial Project                     Rotary Club of Indianapolis                 07/01/05   06/30/06   08/12/05    $2,500
Truex, Scott          Digital Stories                                             Central Indiana Community Foundation        01/01/07   11/30/07   02/01/07   $30,000
                      CAP-Africa: Community Profiles and Partner
Truex, Scott          Development                                                 Medical Service Corporation International   10/01/05   06/30/08   01/20/06   $64,163
Truex, Scott          LISC Website Design, Host & Management                      Local Initiatives Support Corporation       08/21/06   07/31/07   07/27/07   $45,078
Truex, Scott          LISC Website Design, Host and Management                    Local Initiatives Support Corporation       08/21/06   07/31/08   11/07/07   $29,350
Truex, Scott          LISC Website Design, Host & Management                      Local Initiatives Support Corporation       08/21/06   06/30/09   10/08/08   $14,900
Truex, Scott          Great Indy Neighborhoods                                    Local Initiatives Support Corporation       01/01/05   12/31/05   12/22/05    $6,000
Truex, Scott          CCDA Conference Assistance                                  Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation           12/15/04   12/14/06   01/19/06    $3,000

Truex, Scott          Indianapolis DMD Neighborhood Planning Assistance City of Indianapolis, Indiana                         03/01/06   03/01/07   06/29/06   $30,000
Truex, Scott        Indianapolis DMD Neighborhood Planning Assistance   City of Indianapolis, Indiana            03/01/06   03/01/07   12/12/06   $20,000
                    Fact Finding and Project Development Trip to
Truex, Scott        Cameroon, Africa                                    Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation        05/15/06   05/14/07   06/06/06    $6,000
                    Contract for Participation in the Graduate Fellow
Truex, Scott        Program with American Consulting, Inc.              American Consulting, Inc.                05/15/06   07/31/07   08/15/06   $28,582
Truex, Scott        Comprehensive Plan Study                            City of Nappanee, Indiana                09/13/10   09/13/11   10/27/10    $1,500
Truex, Scott        Great Indy Neighborhoods                            CAPIndy Client                           07/01/08   06/30/09   06/30/09   $14,900
                                                                        Indiana University - Purdue University
Zimmermann, Petra   Riverine Flood Analysis                             Indianapolis                             05/01/08   09/15/08   11/25/08    $9,450
                                                                        Indiana University - Purdue University
Zimmermann, Petra   Riverine Flood Analysis                             Indianapolis                             05/01/08   09/15/08   11/25/08   $14,175
              Relationships with Federal Land Management, Environmental,

                                   and Research Agencies

Ball State University has a number of formal and informal relationships with federal land
management, environmental, and research agencies through research projects, educational
opportunities, and external grants.

•   Arches National Park
•   Badlands National Park
•   Death Valley National Park
•   Environmental Protection Agency
•   Grand Canyon National Park
•   Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
•   Indiana Water Resources Research Center
•   Mount Rainer National Park
•   Mount Rushmore National Park
•   National Science Foundation
•   North Cascades National Park & North Cascade Institutes
•   U.S. Department of Education
•   U.S. Department of Energy
•   U.S. Department of the Interior (via Indiana Department of Natural Resources)
•   U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
•   U.S. Forest Service
•   U.S. Geological Survey
•   Yellowstone National Park
                            GREAT LAKES – NORTHERN FOREST 
                               Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit 
                                  Grand Valley State University 


    1.  Confirmation of review of CESU materials and Agreement, and willingness to abide by 
       all responsibilities and expectations.   

Please see cover letter, which affirms all of the above.  

    2. Institution’s mission statement.  

The mission of GVSU is to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their 
societies.  The university contributes to the enrichment of society through excellent teaching, 
active scholarship, and public service.   

Grand Valley State University was chartered by the Michigan Legislature in 1960 in response to 
the need for a public, four‐year college in the state's second largest metropolitan region.  Grand 
Rapids is the urban center of Michigan’s west side, located at the west end of the I‐96 research 
corridor and 35 miles from Lake Michigan.  As of the 2000 census, the racially and culturally 
diverse population of the city was 197,800 people, while the Grand Rapids‐Muskegon‐Holland 
Combined Statistical Area (CSA) (which includes all the campuses of Grand Valley State 
University) had a population of 1,323,095.   
Since the first year, when there were 226 students and 14 faculty members, Grand Valley has 
become a comprehensive university.  GVSU provides a fully accredited undergraduate and 
graduate liberal education with campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids, and Holland, and regional 
centers in Muskegon and Traverse City.  In the fall of 2010, nearly 21,000 undergraduate 
students were enrolled in 78 undergraduate majors at GVSU while over 3,500 graduate 
students were enrolled in 29 graduate programs.  GVSU’s main campus is located on 1,280 
acres near Allendale, about 12 miles west of Grand Rapids.  Facilities include 118 classrooms, 
144 research laboratories, 20 lab prep rooms, 21 computer labs, and the James H. Zumberge 

The University’s downtown Grand Rapids Robert C. Pew campus is 38‐acres with 11 buildings 
and 3 leased spaces.  Facilities include 57 classrooms, 78 research laboratories, 23 lab prep 
rooms, 11 computer labs, and the Steelcase Library.  All six of GVSU’s professional colleges are 
based in Grand Rapids. The Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) and the Michigan 
Alternative Renewable Energy Center (MAREC) are both located in Muskegon, Michigan, on the 
shore of Lake Michigan; the missions of these two units are heavily focused on research and 
business development, respectively.       

   3. Institutional acceptance of indirect cost rate of 17.5%. 
Grand Valley State University agrees to accept the GLNF‐CESU indirect cost rate of 17.5% of 
total direct cost, and agrees to include this rate in any proposals forwarded to the Unit for 
research, technical assistance, and educational services. Please see cover letter, which affirms 
acceptance of indirect cost rate and is signed by the Authorized Official Representative.  
Administrative Representative                          Technical Representative 
Chris Chamberlain                                      Alan Steinman, Ph.D. 
Director; Office of Sponsored Programs                 Director, Annis Water Resources Institute 
Grand Valley State University                          Grand Valley State University 
311C DeVos Center                                      Lake Michigan Center 
401 W. Fulton                                          740 West Shoreline Drive 
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 – 6431                          Muskegon, MI 49441 
Phone: (616) 331‐6868                                  Phone: (616) 331‐3749 
Fax: (616) 331‐6830                                    Fax: (616) 331‐3864 
email:;                              email: 
    4. List of programs relevant to federal land management, environmental, and research 

     • Department of Biology (Allendale, MI) 
              o Degree:  MS  in Biology (options of emphases in aquatic sciences or natural 
              o Current graduate students enrolled: 26 
     • Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (Allendale, MI) 
              o Degree: MS in Cell and Molecular Biology 
              o Current graduate students enrolled: 26 
     • Department of Statistics (Professional Sciences Master; Grand Rapids, MI) 
              o Degree:  MS in Biostatistics 
              o Current graduate students enrolled: 27 
     • Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI; Muskegon, MI) 
              o Degree:  MS in Biology with emphasis in aquatic sciences 
              o Current graduate students enrolled: 10 
     • Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center (MAREC; Muskegon, MI) 
              o Not a degree‐conferring program 
     • Regional Math and Science Center (Allendale, MI) 
              o Not a degree‐conferring program 
     • Sustainability Initiative (Allendale, MI) 
              o Not a graduate‐degree conferring program 
     • GIS  
              o Grand Valley State University offers GIS and Remote Sensing teaching and 
                research programs in the Geography Department, the Annis Water Resources 
                Institute, the Biology Department (home department of PI Menon) and the 
                Natural Resources Management (NRM) Program in the Biology Department. 
                Biology and NRM faculty use GIS and spatial analysis methods in a range of 
                studies including economic valuation, biodiversity conservation, natural 
                resources management, climate change and ecological forecasting.  
     5. Faculty expertise relevant to federal land management, environmental, and research 

    Annis Water Resources Institute: 
    • Dr. Bopi Biddanda:  aquatic microbial ecology; carbon cycling 

    •   Mr. John Koches: watershed management; geospatial information systems technology 
    •   Dr. Mark Luttenton: fish ecology; trophic level interactions 
    •   Dr. Jim McNair:  ecological modeling; quantitative ecology 
    •   Dr. Rick Rediske:  aquatic chemistry and toxicology; contaminated sediments 
    •   Dr. Carl Ruetz:  fish ecology; invasive species  
    •   Dr. Alan Steinman:  eutrophication; water resources management; restoration ecology 
    •   Dr. Ryan Thum: aquatic molecular ecology; invasive species biology; aquatic 
    •   Dr. Janet Vail: science education and outreach 

    Department of Biology: 
    • Dr. Todd Aschenbach:  community plant ecology; restoration ecology 
    • Dr. James Dunn: aquatic and forest entomology; Karner blue butterfly biology 
    • Dr. Tim Evans:  plant systematics 
    • Dr. Gary Greer: biodiversity; invasive species; reproductive biology 
    • Dr. Carol Griffin: wildland recreation, public participation, natural resources policy 
    • Dr. Michael Henshaw: ecology and evolutionary biology 
    • Dr. Robert Hollister:  wetland ecology; climate change biology 
    • Dr. Joseph Jacquot: mammalogy; management effects on small mammal populations 
    • Dr. Paul Keenlance: wildlife habitat and resource selection; international resource 
    • Dr. Alexandra Locher: wildlife management; GIS‐based landscape modeling 
    • Dr. Neil MacDonald:  forest soils and ecology; watershed management; restoration 
    • Dr. Shaily Menon:  conservation biology; landscape ecology; GIS and remote sensing 
    • Dr. Alex Nikitin:  genetic mechanisms that govern the adaptation of animal populations 
    • Dr. Erik Nordman:  GIS and remote sensing; natural resources policy; environmental and 
       resource economics 
    • Dr. Eric Snyder: aquatic biology; stream restoration 
    • Dr. Amy Russell:  phylogenetic and population genetic approaches related to recent 
       speciation; biogeography 
    • Dr. Megan Woller‐Skar: phytoplankton and zebra mussel interactions in inland lakes 

    Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology: 
    • Dr. Margaret Dietrich:  Plant physiology and development 
    • Dr. Osman Patel:  Animal developmental biology; genomics 
    • Dr. Mark Staves:  Plant physiology 
    Department of Chemistry: 
    • Dr. Edward Baum:  Quantitative environmental chemistry and physical chemistry as 
       applied to the distribution and fate of contaminants in the environment 
    • Dr. Dalila Kovacs:  Exploring heterogeneous catalytic processes as alternatives for green 
       pathways from biomass‐based resources toward chemical commodities 

    •  Dr. Min Qi:  Environmental chemistry, environmental analytical chemistry, and analytical 
    Department of Geography and Planning: 
    • Dr. Roy Cole: drought in Africa, development, land use/cover change, GIS, remote 
    • Dr. Elena Lioubimtseva:  remote sensing, GIS, paleoclimatology, landscape ecology 
    • Dr. Kin Ma:  remote sensing of forests and water resources, natural resource 
       management, Great Lakes 
    • Dr. Jim Penn:  non‐timber forest resources, tropical agriculture, natural resource use, 
       protected areas, demographic change, globalization and development. 
    • Dr. Jeroen Wagendorp:  GIS/GIT based management and analysis of environmental 
       health, integrated regional planning, geo‐jurisprudence of environmental & resource 
    Department of Geology: 
    • Dr. Patrick Colgan:  glacial geology and glaciology, Quaternary history, glacier changes, 
       and paleoclimatology 
    • Dr. Figen Mekik:  carbon sequestration, oceanography, paleontology 
    • Dr. William Neal (emeritus):  Sedimentary Petrology, Stratigraphy and Environmental 
    • Dr. Peter Riemersma:  Hydrogeology, Groundwater Flow Modeling, Geostatistics 
    • Dr. Peter Wampler:  Fluvial geomorphology and sediment transport; Human impacts to 
       river systems; Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing; and Environmental 
    Department of Statistics:   
    • Dr. Kirk Anderson:  nonparametric statistics, medical applications of statistics 
    • Dr. Phyliss Curtiss: nonparametric statistics, mathematical statistics 
    • Dr. Robert Downer:  biostatistics 
    • Dr. Daniel Frobish: biostatistics and survival analysis 
    • Dr. John Gabrosek:  spatial statistics 
    • Dr. Soon Hong: multivariate data analysis, statistical computing 
    • Dr. Jann‐Huei Jinn:  bayesian statistics, missing data 
    • Dr. Sango Otieno: directional data, time series analysis 
    • Dr. Gerald Schoultz: biostatistics, spatial statistics 

    6. List and brief description of relevant facilities and equipment.  
    A. Vessels (AWRI): 
       D.J. Angus:  Length: 45 feet; Beam: 14 feet; Draft: 4 feet; Engine: Cummins 6BT5.9 
           Diesel; Tonnage: 22.5 tons 

        W.G. Jackson:  Length: 65.5 feet; Beam: 20 feet; Draft: 5.5 feet; Engine: Twin Detroit 6V‐
              92TA Diesels; Tonnage: 69.75 tons 
        Sparky: trailerable, electroshock fishing boat: Length: 16 feet; Beam: 7 feet; Draft: 2 
              feet; Engine: Mercury 50 HP ELPT, 4‐STR, BF, Gasoline 
        MuckSucker: Cripe Pontoon Boat retrofitted for sediment core sampling: Length: 16 
              feet; Beam: 7 feet; Draft: 2 feet; Engine: Mercury 25 HP EL, 4‐STR, BF, Gasoline 
        Two Jon Boats: 17 and 18 ft with 4 stroke gasoline outboards 
    B. Major Laboratory Equipment 
    AWRI (Muskegon):  Luminometer, multiplate (Cynatech ML 2250); Incubator, low 
        temperature (Fisher); Liquid scintillation counter (Beckman Coulter  LS6500); 
        Microscope, dissecting (Nikon SMZ 2T); Microscope, epifluorescence  (Nikon Eclipse 
        E600); Microscope, inverted (Nikon Eclipse TE200) and compound (Nikon 80i  H550L 
        Eclipse and Camera); Radiation meter w/ pancake detector (Ludlum Model 3); Titration 
        manager (Titralab TIM 860); Ultra low freezer (So‐Low U85‐13); CHN analyzer (Perkin 
        Elmer 2400); Gas chromatograph (Agilent 6890 series w/ 5973 detector); HPLC (Perkin 
        Elmer Series 200); HPLC (Perkin Elmer); Ion chromatograph (Dionex DX500; Dionex ICS‐
        2100); Muffle furnace (Vulcan 3‐1750); pH meter (Orion 620); pH, ion, conductivity, 
        temp meter/titration controller (Denver Instruments 270); Sieves, 12 in. diameter (25 
        mm, 8 mm, 1.7 mm, 0.5 mm, 0.250 mm, 0.125 mm, 0.063 mm); Solid sample module 
        (Shimadzu SSM‐5000A); Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (Shimadzu TOC‐5000); 
        Microscopes, compound (Nikon Eclipse E200); Microscopes, dissecting (Nikon SMZ 645) 
        w/ light source; AutoAnalyzer III (Bran+Luebbe); SEAL AQ2 Automated Discrete Analyzer 
        w/Dell Optiplex 780 Computer & 19" Flatscreen Monitor; ABC 1002B Gel Permeation 
        Chromatography System: Autoclaves (Tuttnauer Brinkmann 2540M); Balance, digital 
        (Mettler AE200); Churn Splitter, 14L; Churn Splitter, 8L; Digestion block (Fisher Scientific 
        BD40); Drying oven (Equatherm); Microscope, compound (Cambridge Instruments Galen 
        III); Microscope, dissecting (Fisher StereoMaster II); Microscopes, compound (Olympus); 
        Muffle furnace (Thermolyne 62700); pH, ion, conductivity meter (Fisher AR50); Plate 
        reader, UV (StatFax 3200); Sealer (Colilert Quanti‐tray 2X); Sonic waterbath (Branson 
        5200); Sonicator probe (VibraCell); Barnstead Nanopure DI water system; Microtox 
        reader; Neslab Refrigerated Water Recirculator; Neslab Refrigerated Water Recirculator; 
        Xerox Lightscribe CD/DVD Disc Duplicator Model VP‐4690 1 to 7; Thermo Orion 3Star 
        Benchtop DO Meter.
    Biology Department (Allendale): 96 well thermocycler (BioRad MyCycler); Mass 
        Spectrometer (Thermo‐Finnigan GCQ); UV‐Vis NIR spectrophotometer (Cary‐Olis Cary 
        14); UV‐Vis spectrophotometers (Shimadzu 2450, 1601, Beckman Coulter DU‐800); UV‐
        Vis photodiode array spectrophotometer (Agilent 8453); E‐pure water purification 
        system (Barnstead D4641); Nano‐pure water purification system (Barnstead D4741); 
        Nd:YAG Laser, pulsed (Quanta‐Ray DCR‐11); Diode Laser, tunable EC, 1600nm (Sacher); 
        Magnalyser (Roche Applied Science); Real‐Time PCR (Stratagene MX3000p); PCR Non‐
        gradient (MJ Research PTC‐100; Laminar flow hood and PCR cabinet (Streamline); 

       Compound scope (Fisher Stereomaster); Microscopes: fluorescent & phase w/ camera, 
       inverted phase contrast, stereoscope (Nikon E400, Nikon TMS, Nikon SMZ2T); 
       Bioimaging system (UVP EC3); Incubator:  water jacketed, CO2 (Labline); Ultralow 
       freezer (VWR); Spectrophotometers (Thermo Evolution 60, Spectronic 20 D+, Spec 20 
       digital, Fisher 415); Sieves (10, 18, 20, 45, 60,100); pH meter (Orion Model 310); 
       Thermal cycler (Perkin Elmer Cetus 9600); Osmometer (Osmette II Precision Systems 
       5005); Fermentor, batch/continuous (BioFlo II); UV transilluminator (Fotodyne); 
       Electrophoresis unit; Incubators; Ethidium bromide extractor; Muffle furnaces 
       (Thermolyne type 1400); Benchtop DO meter (YSI 5000); Scanning Electron Microscope 
       with EDS (Amray 1600); Electrochemical Workstation (Gamry Reference 600); 
       Chromatography System (Biologic LP); Fluorescence spectrophotometer (PTI QM7); 
    Chemistry Department (Allendale): FTNMR spectrometers, 300 and 400 MHz (Varian Unity 
        Inova, Jeol Eclipse); Mass Spectrometer (Thermo Electron Focus DSQ); Gas 
        Chromatographs (Hewlett Packard HP‐5890, Gow Mac, Perkin‐Elmer AS), HPLC systems 
        (Agilent 1100 Series, Hitachi 7000 series, Shimadzu); Ion Chromatography System 
        (Alltech); Spectrum RX‐1 FTIR Spectrometer with ATR accessory (Perkin Elmer); FTIR 
        Spectrometer (Jasco 4100); Luminescence Spectrometer (Fluorimeter) (Perkin Elmer LS‐
        50); Atomic Absorption Spectrometer with flame and graphite furnace (Varian SpectrAA 
        200); Polarimeters (Perkin Elmer Model 2441, Arago AP‐100); Inductively Coupled 
        Plasma Spectrometer (Leeman PS/1000); Nd:YAG laser (Spectra‐Physics DCR‐11); YAG 
        laser, 20 mW CW (Power Technology LCM‐T‐111‐20); Pulsed nitrogen laser (Laser 
        Science VSL‐337ND); Flame Photometers (Buck Scientific PFP‐7); Capillary 
        Electrophoresis (Beckman Pace 5510); Supercritical Fluid Extractor (Hewlett Packard 
        5680T); Bipotentiostat (Pinemchem Model AFCBP1); Voltametric Analyzer (IBM Model 
        EC 225); Electrochemical Sequencer (IBM Model EC 229); Polarographic 
        Analyzer/Stripping Voltammeter (EG&G Princeton Applied Research 264A); Solvent 
        Purification System; Glove Box 
    Cell and Molecular Biology (Allendale): Upright research microscope w/ DIC & fluorescence 
        (Olympus BX51TRF); Inverted research microscopes w/ DIC & fluorescence; CCD digital 
        cameras  w/ image acquisition/analysis software (Leica/Q Imaging Retiga 1300 (Q 
        Imaging)); Imaging system with Biochemi CCD camera (UVP Bioimaging Systems EC3); 
        Spectrophotometer (Beckman Coulter DU‐800); UV‐Vis diode array spectrophotometer 
        (Agilent 8453); Water‐jacketed CO2 incubators (VWR 2300); Benchtop air shaking 
        incubators (New Brunswick Calssic C24); Stacked floor model shaking incubators (Innova 
        4430); Gradient PCR thermocyclers (Eppendorf Mastercycler gradient); Ultra‐low 
        temperature freezers (VWR Thermo Model 5603 / Ultima II, Isotemp  FFU21C4CWO); 
        Variable temp benchtop drybath incubators (Fisher 11‐718); Sonicator 
        (Microson/Branson XL/Sonifier 150); pH meters (Beckman 350); Kodak Gel Logic gel 
        documentation system; Kodak XOMAT film processing unit 

    GIS labs (Allendale):  Erdas Imagine, Idrisi, ArcGIS, and ArcView, HP color printer, HP black 
        and white printer, a photogrammetric scanner, and a wide format scanner; Trimble 
        5700 basestation with a Zephyr antenna; license server for the GIS programs, an ArcIms 
        server, a server for archiving and distributing data, and in the process of installing a 
        server for multimedia applications. 
    C. Major Field Equipment 
    AWRI (Muskegon): Automatic water samplers (American Sigma 900, Isco 6712 Portable 
        Sampler); Generators (Honda EU2000i); Benthic chambers w/ pumps; Fyke nets, large (3 
        x 4ft opening) w/ 3/16 in. mesh; Fyke nets, small (3 x 1.5ft opening) w/ 3/16 in. mesh; 
        Light traps, quatrefoil; Electroshocker, backpack; Bridge boards; Drift nets, 363 mm 
        mesh; Hess sampler, 363 mm mesh; Helley‐Smith bedload sampler; Bomb sampler 
        (Conbar); Light meter (International Light IL1700); handheld GPS receivers (Garmin 
        ETrex, Garmin GPS‐V, Trimble GeoExplorer II, Magellan ProMark 3); GPS receiver, survey 
        grade backpack (Trimble ProXR); Marsh‐McBirney flow meters  (Flo‐mate 2000); LiCor 
        light meters (LI‐1400 data‐logger, LI‐193 quantum sensor); Niskin bottles; Wash screen, 
        500 um; Plankton net, Wisconsin (Wildco); Ponar benthic samplers; Secchi disks; 
        VanDorn horizontal samplers; YSI datasondes (YSI 6600 V2‐4); Denver Instruments 
        UltraBasic 5 portable pH meter; Benthic metabolism Chambers, open bottom with 
        recirculating pump; Water column metabolism chambers with recirculating pump; 
        Epiphyton metabolism chambers with recirculating pump;  SeaBird SEACAT CTD profiler; 
        Seine, 50 ft. long w/ 6 ft. bag and leaded line; Depth integrated samplers; (3) Olympus 
        Stylus Tough 8010 Digital cameras; Olympus PT‐048 Waterproof Underwater housing for 
        Stylus 8010 Olympus Digital camera; (7) Sonotronics Inc submersible ultrasonic 
        receivers; Remote Lake Buoy System with Sensors (Fondriest and Teledyne); Ott Pluvio 
        Precipitation Gauge with wind protection shield, mounting package and Data Logger – 
        Fondriest; Midland GXT‐881 2‐way radios. 
    Biology Department (Allendale): Dissolved oxygen meters (YSI 55, Hydrolab QD00177); 
        Stream current meter (Teledyne Gurley 625); Mist nets; Eckman dredge; Agricultural 
        backpack with net (Aspiration 1612); Periphyton sampler; Plankton nets: Wisconsin, 80 
        microns, 335 microns); GPS units (Trimble Navigation); Petite ponar; Hess sampler; 
        Hydrolab datasonde; Portable leaf area imager (Toshiba 420‐100‐99003); Portable 
        photosynthesis system; Van Dorn bottles (Wildco); Soil samplers; 
        DO/conductivity/salinity meter (YSI), DO/turbidity meter (Hydrolab QD01186);  
        Backpack electroshockers, barge electroshocker,  automatic and laser levels and 
        associated survey equipment. 
    D. Research Space by Discipline (GVSU) 

                                             Net Assignable 
        Field of Science & Engineering        Square Feet 

        Biological and biomedical 
        sciences                                 27,898 
        Computer and information 
        sciences                                     1,500 
        Engineering                                   918 
        Health and clinical sciences                 2,000 
        Mathematics and statistics                    300 
        Atmospheric, earth, geology, 
        meteorology & oceanography               21,595 
        Astronomy, astrophysics, 
        chemistry and physics                     1,349 
        Psychology                                 295 
                                    Total        31,855 
    7.  List and brief description of relevant experience in research, technical assistance, and 
       education linked to CESU network objectives 
    • Please see Appendix A for details.  
    8. Current formal and informal relationships with federal land management, 
       environmental, and research agencies.  
A few examples of formal and informal relationships with CESU agencies are listed below: 
    • International Joint Commission’s Upper Great Lakes Study:  Steinman (AWRI) is on the 
       Public Interest Advisory Group and Ecosystem Technical Work Group 
    • US EPA:  AWRI faculty are actively involved in a number of Great Lakes Restoration 
       Initiative projects.  Steinman, Biddanda, and Vail (all AWRI) are lead PIs on GLRI‐funded 
       projects dealing with urban stream TMDLs, lake observatory system, and vessel‐based 
       educational programs, respectively.  In addition, Ruetz and Steinman (AWRI) are co‐PIs 
       on a coastal wetland monitoring project.  
    • NOAA:  Biddanda (AWRI) is part of the NOAA Lake Huron signature project and ocean 
       explorers web site 
    • NOAA:  Steinman and Ruetz (AWRI) are conducting scientific monitoring for a NOAA‐
       funded shoreline restoration project on Muskegon Lake 
    • USGS:  Steinman (AWRI) worked with USGS scientists on a groundwater withdrawal 
       assessment tool in Michigan and is working with USGS scientists (Ann Arbor and La 
       Crosse) on a Great Lakes rivermouth collaboratory.  
    • TNC:  Biology faculty are working with staff from The Nature Conservancy on preserving 
       fragile and rare coastal dune habitat in west Michigan 

    •   TNC:  AWRI faculty and staff are working with staff from The Nature Conservancy on 
        strategies to preserve habitat in the face of climate change in the Great Lakes 
    •   NASA:  Faculty and staff from AWRI, Biology, Geology, and Regional Math and Science 
        Center work with the Michigan Space Grant Consortium on various projects funding 
        undergraduate and graduate students 
   9. Description of the actual, assessed overhead rate to be charged 
GVSU's federally negotiated and approve indirect costs rate is 40.5% of salaries, wages, and 
benefit costs as approved by the United States Department of Health and Human Services 
dated May 15, 2009.  For the purposes of this GLNF‐CESU Cooperative and Joint Venture 
Agreement, GVSU agrees to an indirect cost rate of 17.5% based on total direct cost unless 
otherwise notified in writing by the sponsor.   

                                             Appendix A 

                           Sample Awards – Pending and Recent Awards 
     PI last       Unit              Award / Proposal Title              Sponsor Agency          Award / 

     Adams      Biomedical      Exploring Hoogland, Haasgat and          National Science          $ 84,939
                 Sciences       the Plio‐Pleistocene landscape of          Foundation 
                                   the Schurveberg Mountain 
                                       Region, South Africa 

    Barrows     Chemistry        ACELL: Advancing Chemistry by           National Science          $ 43,312
                                   Enhancing Learning in the               Foundation 

    Biddanda      AWRI              Great Lakes Restoration             US Environmental          $ 568,449
                                   Initiative: Observatory for          Protection Agency 
                                Ecosystem Changes in Muskegon 

    Biddanda      AWRI          Collaborative Research: EAGER:           National Science          $ 21,517
                                Genomic Insights into Microbial            Foundation 
                                 mat Diversity and Proterozoic 

    Biddanda      AWRI             Graduate Fellowship: Dila:        National Aeronautics and        $ 5,000
                                Biomes to Genomes: Carbon Flux        Space Administration / 
                                 and Microbes in a Great Lakes        Michigan Space Grant 
                                          Watershed                        Consortium 

    Biddanda      AWRI            Graduate Fellowship: Horne:        National Aeronautics and        $ 5,000
                                 Structure and Function of the        Space Administration / 
                                 Biofilm in the Biosand Drinking      Michigan Space Grant 
                                       Water Filter System                 Consortium 

    Biddanda      AWRI               Collaborative Research:             National Science          $ 608,503
                                  Dimensions: Linking Genetic,             Foundation 
                                   Taxonomic, and Functional 
                                 Diversity in Modern Anoxygenic 
                                Cyanobacterial Mats Relevant to 
                                the Oxygenation of Ancient Earth 

    Boezaart     MAREC            Offshore Wind Technologies         US Department of Energy     $ 1,427,250

    Boezaart     MAREC            Offshore Wind Technologies         Michigan Department of      $ 1,336,370
                                                                       Energy, Labor, and 

     PI last        Unit            Award / Proposal Title              Sponsor Agency          Award / 

                                                                       Economic Growth 

      Clift      Education:       Environmental Education:             US Environmental           $ 68,571
                 Community        Stormwater, Students, and            Protection Agency 
                  Outreach              Stewardship 

    Colgan        Geology        Undergraduate Fellowship:          National Aeronautics and       $ 2,500
                               Mulling: Carbon storage in Post‐      Space Administration / 
                               settlement Stream Sediment in         Michigan Space Grant 
                                 Ottawa County, Michigan:                 Consortium 
                                Quantifying a Human‐induced 
                                    Terrestrial Carbon Sink 

    Colgan        Geology          Undergraduate Fellowship:        National Aeronautics and       $ 2,500
                                  Howard:  Estimating Organic        Space Administration / 
                                Carbon Storage Rates in Recent       Michigan Space Grant 
                                Stream Sediment using Cesium‐             Consortium 
                                  137 activity, Ottawa County, 

    DiCarlo      Chemistry        Michigan Green Chemistry          Michigan Department of        $ 80,905
                                        Clearinghouse               Environmental Quality / 
                                                                        Aquinas College 

    Hollister     Biology           Collaborative Research:             National Science         $ 512,487
                               Hydrological and thermal regimes           Foundation 
                               as drivers of ecosystem change in 
                                    Alaskan tundra: The 2nd 
                                   generation manipulation 

    Hollister     Biology           Collaborative Research:             National Science         $ 502,600
                                 Sustaining and Amplifying the            Foundation 
                                ITEX AON through Automation 
                               and Increased Interdisciplinarity 
                                        of Observations 

    Koches         AWRI           Environmental Education:             US Environmental           $ 25,632
                               Increasing Watershed Literacy in       Protection Agency / 
                                Michigan by Training Educators       Center for Watershed 
                                                                        Protection, Inc.  

    Koches          AWRI       Duck Creek Watershed planning           US Environmental           $ 33,000
                                 Project, Muskegon County            Protection Agency / 
                                                                    Michigan Department of 

       PI last        Unit            Award / Proposal Title              Sponsor Agency            Award / 

                                                                      Environmental Quality / 
                                                                      Muskegon Conservation 

      Koches          AWRI       Crockery Creek Riparian Corridor     Michigan Department of          $ 35,000
                                             Project                  Natural Resources and 
                                                                       Environment / Land 
                                                                       Conservancy of West 

      Koches          AWRI            Great Lakes Restoration            US Environmental            $ 173,337
                                 Initiative: BMPs Implementation        Protection Agency / 
                                 to Restore High Priority Riparian        Muskegon River 
                                               Areas                    Watershed Assembly 

      Koches          AWRI       Fremont Lake Watershed located       Michigan Department of          $ 77,474
                                     in the Muskegon River             Natural Resources & 
                                  Watershed Monitoring Program             Environment 

    Lioubimtseva    Geography        Great Lakes Innovative              National Center for          $ 30,000
                                 Stewardship Through Education            Science and Civic 
                                 Network (GLISTEN) Collaborative            Engagement 

       Locher        Biology        Assessment of Northern            US Fish & Wildlife Service      $ 27,626
                                   Bobwhite Survival Fitness at 
                                   Felsenthal National Wildlife 
                                        Refuge, Arkansas 

     Luttenton        AWRI           Muskegon River Juvenile          Michigan Department of         $ 128,035
                                     Steelhead Survival and            Natural Resources & 
                                           Production                      Environment 

      Mattox         Geology          Collaborative Project:              National Science            $ 17,014
                                    Collaborations for Building             Foundation 
                                     Michigan Geology Talent 

      Mattox         Geology      Collaborative Project: Track 2:         National Science           $ 157,943
                                   Collaborations for Building              Foundation 
                                    Michigan Geology Talent 

      McBane        Chemistry      RUI: Theoretical Study of the          National Science            $ 49,821
                                 Removal of Triplet Herzberg State          Foundation 
                                   of Oxygen by Collisions with 

     PI last      Unit            Award / Proposal Title               Sponsor Agency           Award / 


    McNair        AWRI       Collaborative Research: Seston            National Science           $ 18,187
                               Contribution to metabolism                Foundation 
                             Across Longitudinal Ecosystems 
                             (SCALE) – Dynamics of Organic 
                               Particles in River Networks 

    McNair        AWRI        Integrated Aerial and In‐Lake        Michigan Department of         $ 48,014
                              Monitoring of Algal Blooms in         Natural Resources & 
                               White Lake and neighboring               Environment 
                               drowned River‐mouth Lakes 

     Mekik      Geology         Carbonate Preservation in              National Science           $ 78,851
                               Shallow Pelagic Sediments:                Foundation 
                               Developing a New Aragonite 
                                   Preservation Proxy 

     Mekik      Geology        A Multi‐Proxy Search for the            National Science             84,029
                              Deglacial Deep Sea Carbonate               Foundation 
                                 Preservation Maximum 

    Nordman      Biology       Offshore Wind Outreach and          US Department of Energy        $ 37,220
                                        Education                  / Michigan Department of 
                                                                      Energy, Labor, and 
                                                                       Economic Growth 

    Nordman      Biology     Locating Wind Energy Facilities in      National Oceanic &           $139,237
                              Michigan’s Coastal Counties: An           Atmospheric 
                                Integrated Assessment for             Administration / 
                              Muskegon and West Michigan           University of Michigan – 
                                                                     Michigan Sea Grant 

    Nordman      Biology      Ecological and Economic Costs           US Department of             $ 4,414
                               and Benefits of Incorporating        Agriculture / Pollinator 
                              Pollinator and other beneficial            Partnership 
                             Insect Floral Resource Strips into 
                               Vegetable Production System 

    Powers      Chemistry    Structural analysis of mutants of       Research Corporation         $ 44,895
                             the antibiotic resistance enzyme            Foundation 
                                  P99 caphalosporinase 

       PI last         Unit             Award / Proposal Title               Sponsor Agency            Award / 

    Rediske and    AWRI/Biology      Monitoring Soil Solution, Soil      Michigan Department of           $77,094
    MacDonald                         Chemistry, and Vegetation           Environmental Quality 
                                     Responses to Municipal Solid 
                                    Waste Leachate Applications at 
                                         the Fenske Landfill 

      Rediske         AWRI              Task Order Agreement                   United States 
                                                                         Environmental Protection 
                                                                           Agency/The Cadmus 
                                                                                Group, Inc. 

      Rediske         AWRI          Develop Forecasting Predictive         National Oceanic &            $ 10,000
                                    Models Improving Coastal and              Atmospheric 
                                      Human Health and Beach                Administration / 
                                             Forecasting                  University of Michigan 

      Rediske         AWRI              Assessment of Benthic            Michigan Department of           $39,048
                                    Invertebrate Populations in the       Environmental Quality 
                                      White Lake Area of Concern 

      Rediske         AWRI           Assessment of Cyanobacteria         Michigan Department of           $35,778
                                     Toxins and their Potential for      Environmental Quality / 
                                   Release by Algacide application in    Muskegon County Public 
                                       Muskegon County Lakes                     Health 

      Rediske         AWRI         Assessing the Interactive Effects     US Fish & Wildlife Service      $ 40,000
                                   of Dam Removal and Introduced           Great Lakes Fish and 
                                        Pacific Salmon on Fish           Wildlife Restoration Act / 
                                     Communities in Great Lakes          University of Notre Dame 

       Ruetz          AWRI              Great Lakes Restoration             US Environmental            $ 232,910
                                     Initiative: Great Lakes Coastal       Protection Agency / 
                                                 Wetlands                   Central Michigan 

       Ruetz          AWRI             Juvenile Lake Sturgeon              US Department of the          $ 98,490
                                        (Acipenser fulvescens)           Interior / Gun Lake Tribe 
                                    Assessments in the Kalamazoo 
                                          and Grand Rivers 

       Ruetz          AWRI          Reproductive and Recruitment         Michigan Department of          $ 71,170
                                      Success of Walleye in the           Natural Resources & 

       PI last         Unit            Award / Proposal Title              Sponsor Agency           Award / 

                                          Muskegon River                     Environment 

       Ruetz          AWRI        Demographic and Reproductive         Michigan Department of        $ 100,265
                                   Status of Lake Sturgeon in the       Natural Resources & 
                                          Muskegon River                    Environment 

       Ruetz          AWRI        Comprehensive Demonstration          Consumers Energy/URS           $ 99,940
                                     Study – Lake Sturgeon                   Contract 
                                    Monitoring and Evaluation 

       Russell       Biology           Collaborative Research:             National Science           $ 91,480
                                  Dimensions: Causes and Patterns            Foundation 
                                   of Biodiversity Distribution and 
                                  Consequences of past and future 
                                  land‐cover and climate change in 

       Russell       Biology          Genetic Approaches to              Pennsylvania Game             $ 1,770
                                   Understanding the Population             Commission 
                                   Structure of Little Brown Bats 
                                       (Myotix lucifugus) in 

       Russell       Biology          Genetic Approaches to            US Department of Energy        $ 19,996
                                  Understanding the Population‐          / Western Michigan 
                                   Level Impact of Wind Energy               University 
                                  Development on Migratory Bats 

       Snyder        Biology        Summer Research Program             Aquatic Restoration &         $ 22,434

       Sowa         Education:       Groundswell Kent County             Baldwin Foundation            $ 5,000
    Wojciakowski    Community       Environmental Stewardship 
                     Outreach               Network 

       Sowa         Education:      Groundswell: A Kent County         Great Lakes Fishery Trust     $ 223,989
    Wojciakowski    Community       Grand River Watershed Hub 

     Steinman         AWRI             Great Lakes Restoration            US Environmental           $ 247,212
                                    Initiative: Studies to support        Protection Agency 
                                  Ruddiman Creek Implementation 
                                             Ready ‐ TMDL 

     PI last    Unit         Award / Proposal Title              Sponsor Agency          Award / 

    Steinman    AWRI        Field Station Renovation              United States           $ 500,000
                                                             Department of Housing 
                                                             and Urban Development 

    Steinman    AWRI    Seaway Drive at Little Black Creek         United States           $ 66,477
                                                                  Department of 
                                                             Transportation/ Michigan 
                                                                  Department of 

    Steinman    AWRI      ARRA:  Muskegon Lake Great            National Oceanic &        $ 166,021
                         Lakes Area of Concern Habitat             Atmospheric 
                              Restoration Project             Administration / Great 
                                                             Lakes Commission / West 
                                                                Michigan Shoreline 
                                                              Regional Development 

    Steinman    AWRI          Bear Creek / Bear lake            US Environmental           $ 63,625
                               (Muskegon County)               Protection Agency / 
                            Implementation 2 project         Michigan Department of 
                                                               Natural Resources & 
                                                             Environment/ Muskegon 
                                                                 River Watershed 

    Steinman    AWRI       Monitor Phytoplankton in             Consumers Energy            $ 9,950
                               Muskegon Lake                       Foundation 

    Steinman    AWRI        Muskegon Lake Shoreline          Community Foundation           $20,000
                              Restoration Habitat             of Muskegon County 

    Steinman    AWRI      AWRI Postdoctoral Research             Paul C. Johnson           $ 55,000
                                   position                        Foundation 

    Steinman    AWRI      AWRI Postdoctoral Research            Hines Corporation          $ 55,000

    Steinman    AWRI           ODC Hope Contract

    Steinman    AWRI     Muskegon Lake Mill Debris and         National Oceanic &         $ 104,298
                           Hydrologic Reconnection                Atmospheric 
                                                              Administration/ West 
                                                               Michigan Shoreline 

    PI last    Unit         Award / Proposal Title               Sponsor Agency          Award / 

                                                              Regional Development 

    Thum       AWRI    Tavalire: Implications of Genetics    Northeast Aquatic Plant        $ 5,000
                             and Environment for              Management Society 
                          Management: Are Certain 
                           Lineages of Variable Leaf 
                        Watermilfoil more apt to grow 

    Thum       AWRI    RUI: Evolutionary and Ecological          National Science         $ 149,500
                       Importance of Hybridization and             Foundation 
                         Cryptic Diversity in a Rapidly 
                           Expanding Aquatic Plant 

    Thum       AWRI    MRI: Acquisition of an automated          National Science         $ 280,028
                             genetic analyzer for                  Foundation 
                        interdisciplinary research and 

    Thum       AWRI     Graduate Fellowship: Tavalire:       National Aeronautics and       $ 5,000
                           How do Genotypes and               Space Administration / 
                        Biogeochemical Environments           Michigan Space Grant 
                          interact to determine the                Consortium 
                        Abundance and Impacts of an 
                           Invasive Aquatic Plant? 

    Thum       AWRI    Graduate Fellowship: LaRue: The       National Aeronautics and       $ 5,000
                       Evolution of Herbicide Resistance      Space Administration / 
                            in the Invasive Eurasian          Michigan Space Grant 
                                  Watermilfoil                     Consortium 

    Thum       AWRI      Are Hybrid Invasive Eurasian        Michigan Department of        $ 50,346
                          Watermilfoils Resistant to          Environmental Quality 
                           Current Control Efforts 

    Thum       AWRI    Tavalire: Implications of Genetics     Midwest Aquatic Plant           $ 750
                             and Environment for              Management Society 
                          Management: Are Certain 
                           Lineages of Variable Leaf 
                        Watermilfoil more apt to grow 

    PI last      Unit            Award / Proposal Title              Sponsor Agency          Award / 

    Thum         AWRI        Determining Genetic Change in        WE Energies Mitigation       $ 24,425
                              Eurasian Watermilfoil and its        Enhancement fund t 
                              relationship to management 
                               effort efficacy in the Upper 
                                 Menominee River Basin 

    Thum         AWRI       LaRue: Are Eurasian Watermilfoil      Midwest Aquatic Plant         $ 2,000
                               Hybrids less Susceptible to        Management Society 
                              Herbicides than the Eurasian 

    Thum         AWRI          Comparative Responses of          Michigan Department of        $ 89,724
                            Eurasian and hybrid watermilfoils     Natural Resources & 
                               to routinely‐used systemic             Environment 
                              herbicides based on pre‐and 
                             post‐treatment field monitoring 

     Vail        AWRI            Great Lakes Restoration            US Environmental          $ 291,721
                            Initiative: Lake‐specific Onboard       Protection Agency 
                                 Education and Outreach 

     Vail        AWRI           Great Lakes Connections             US Environmental            $ 3,000
                                                                   Protection Agency / 
                                                                 Michigan Department of 
                                                                  Natural Resources & 
                                                                  Environment/ Central 
                                                                   Michigan University 

     Vail        AWRI         Graduate Fellowship: Syers:        National Aeronautics and       $ 5,000
                             Development of an Authentic          Space Administration / 
                             Place‐Based Date Set for Great       Michigan Space Grant 
                                    Lakes Educators                    Consortium 

    Vallery     Physics           Investigating Polymer          Research Corporation For      $ 35,000
                             Confinement Effects in Model         Science Advancement 
                            Polymer Nanocomposite Systems 
                               using Positron Annihilation 
                                 Lifetime Spectroscopy 

    Wallar     Chemistry       RUI: Elucidating Regulatory           National Science         $ 459,342
                            Mechanisms in the Diaphanous‐              Foundation 
                            related Formin Proteins using an 
                                 Integrated Approach to 
                              Undergraduate Research and 

        PI last     Unit           Award / Proposal Title               Sponsor Agency          Award / 


    Wampler        Geology            Anthropology and                  National Science         $ 271,961
                                Transdisciplinary Methods for             Foundation 
                                 Assessing Sustainable Water 
                                      Resources in Haiti 

     Weber         Geology            International and                 National Science          $ 81,966 
                               Interdisciplinary Study of Lake            Foundation 
                              Trichinos Fault Neotectonics and 
                               NW Greece Triple Junction and 
                                   Diffuse Plate Boundary 

     Weber         Geology     Neotectonics GPS Experiment            American Chemical           $ 65,000 
                                (Trinidad and Tobago), data                Society 
                               analysis (University of Miami, 
                               Pennsylvania State University 
                               Geodesy labs), GVSU GPS data 
                                analysis center construction 

     Weber         Geology       Undergraduate Fellowship:          National Aeronautics and       $ 2,500
                              Knochenhauer: Lichenometry and         Space Administration / 
                                cosmogenic surface exposure          Michigan Space Grant 
                                dating of possible fossil talus           Consortium 
                              deposits, Devil’s Lake State Park, 




    May, 16,2011

     To: Great Lakes-Northern Forest Cooperative Ecosystems Study Unit 

     From: David Stem, Vice-President of Academic Affairs 

     RE: CESU application

     Hamline University is pleased to submit the attached application for admission to the Great
     Lakes-Northern Forest Cooperative Ecosystems Study Unit. We submit this proposal with the
     encouragement and support of the National Park Service-Lake Mead Recreation Area, which is
     engaged in a cooperative project with Hamline's Center for Global Environmental Education.
     That project calls for the production of an in-depth multimedia education program about the
     Colorado River for distribution to K-12 schools, teachers, and general audiences. We also
     anticipate that Hamline University becoming part ofthe GLNF-CESU will be mutually
     beneficial for current members of the CESU and for our university.

     As is required in the CESU application, we confirm the acceptance of the 17.5 percent indirect
     cost rate.


     David. S. Stem 

     Vice President of Academic Affairs 

     Hamline University A1775 

     1536 Hewitt Avenue 

     St. Paul, MN 55104 

Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
MS-Al775. 15361-lewiU Avenue. Saint Paul. MN 55104-1284   p: 651-523-2088   f: 651-523-3073
Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit Application
Submitted by Hamline University
May 18, 2011

1. Statement of Agreement with CESU materials
Hamline University’s administration has reviewed the general CESU descriptive materials and
GLNF-CESU Cooperative and Joint Venture Agreement, and we agree to abide by all of the
responsibilities and expectations of partner institutions.

2. Hamline University Mission Statement
To create a diverse and collaborative community of learners dedicated to the development of
students’ knowledge, values and skills for successful lives of leadership, scholarship, and service.

3. Intent of Administrative Support
Hamline University’s administration fully supports the participation of the University in this
program. This support includes acceptance of the 17.5% indirect cost rate for all work to be
undertaken as part of any CESU project.

4. List of relevant Hamline University programs
Among a number of initiatives and programs within Hamline University’s School of
Education, the Center for Global Environmental Education (CGEE) has, since its founding in
1990, worked across university departments and colleges to undertake a wide range of
research, publication, and public education projects that are relevant to federal land
management, environmental and research agencies. Also, CGEE’s Master of Arts in
Education, Natural Science and Environmental Education degree program, with its 200
students, is a resource that would benefit CESU members.

Relevant research, publication, and public education programs undertaken by CGEE
and its partners consist of the following:

    •   Environmental Report Card for the state of Minnesota: a state-wide citizen survey that
        gauged levels of public awareness of a full range of environmental issues.

    •   Palo Alto National Battlefield Historic Site multimedia education program: a web-
        based educational resource for K-12 audiences developed for the National Park
        Service about the natural history of the historic site.

    •   Waters to the SeaTM multimedia education programs in Minnesota, Georgia, Alabama,
        Texas, and California: each of these internationally-acclaimed programs, primarily
        targeted to teachers and students in grades 4-8, entail five hours of interactive content
        focusing on regional historic land-use activities and their impacts on water resources.
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       The program has garnered multiple awards, including top honors at Bristol England’s
       Wildscreen festival, the world’s largest and most prestigious environmental media
   •   Mobile Bay National Estuary Program multimedia education project: a public
       education program funded by EPA focused on reducing nutrient pollution entering
       Gulf coast environments distributed on multimedia computer kiosks throughout the
       Gulf region.

   •   National Park Service Big River Journey program: CGEE has been an education
       partner in this award-winning fieldtrip-based learning program offered to K-12 schools
       in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

   •   TMDL education initiative for the Houston-Galveston Area Council, TX: With
       funding from the EPA through the Texas Council on Environmental Quality, CGEE
       has conducted workshop sessions and developed educational materials for public
       education initiatives focused on reducing nutrient pollution.

   •   2004 Grand Excursion educational program: as the primary education partner, CGEE
       conducted educator trainings and developed and delivered more than 700 educational
       trunks to K-12 schools from the Twin Cities to the Quad Cities.

   •   Annual international Rivers Institutes: CGEE hosts annual institutes for formal and
       informal educators focused on integrating watershed and water education into
       classrooms and interpretive programs.

   •   MNSTEP program: a three-year, state-wide training initiative that provided grade-
       appropriate, standards-based summer science workshops to 919 teachers, funded by a
       $2.7 million Math and Science Partnership grant through the Minnesota Department of

   •   Will Steger Foundation’s Minnesota Climate Change program: developed an online
       classroom focused on impacts of climate change in Minnesota’s biomes as part of a
       statewide educational initiative.

   •   Watershed Partners: CGEE was a founding member of this coalition, which unites
       more than 40 regional partners (municipalities, government agencies, and non-profits)
       in wide-ranging public education focused on reducing non-point source pollution.

   •   One-River Mississippi/Solstice River: an annual place-based dance and education
       event that has impacted tens of thousands of Mississippi River residents through the
       length of the river focused on the rich human history and relationship with the river
       and its resources.

   •   Kiosk Educational Outreach Initiative: CGEE has developed a series of multimedia
       kiosk learning programs for use in public venues focused on reducing water pollution
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       and solid waste, and has distributed the program to municipalities and educational
       partners around the country impacting millions.

   •   PBS documentary, Chased by the Light: A Photographic Journey with Jim
       Brandenburg: CGEE co-produced this Emmy-nominated broadcast program, which
       has been broadcast throughout the U.S., Canada, and Finland, and garnered more than
       20 prestigious national and international awards.

   •   Development of a state-wide water conservation multimedia curriculum for the Texas
       Water Development Board for use in grades 4-8 throughout Texas.

   •   Creation of a water conservation multimedia program for the city of Dallas, Texas, in
       fulfillment of stormwater management educational requirements of EPA’s Phase I
       Clean Water Act.

   •   Creation of a multimedia learning program on the ecological impacts of Mississippi
       River management strategies with funding from the McKnight Foundation.

Master of Arts in Education, Natural Science and Environmental Education
CGEE’s Master's program in natural science and environmental education emphasizes field-
based research and community collaborations. The faculty uses multiple learning strategies —
creative arts experiences, field-based science inquiry, technology-mediated distance learning
— suited to varied teaching and learning situations.

Online, weekend and intensive summer courses offer choices to complete degree
requirements. The program addresses the distance challenges of students from around
Minnesota, the nation and the world and creates a community of international learners who
share a common vision: Think globally, teach locally.

5. Faculty Expertise and Interdisciplinary Work
Among the wide-ranging disciplines and areas of scholarship within Hamline University’s
School of Education, CGEE’s core faculty have specialized in the areas of action research,
multimedia development and publication, documentary television and video production,
curriculum development, educational consulting, professional development, and public

CGEE’s core faculty works collaboratively with colleagues throughout the university in its
many academic and public education initiatives, including the following:

   •   Tracy Fredin, Assistant Professor Hamline University School of Education, Director
       of CGEE: fund-raising, coalition building and partnership development, research,
       teaching of graduate-level courses in CGEE’s Master of Arts Program in Natural
       Science and Environmental Education, executive production of CGEE’s multimedia
       learning programs and documentary television programs.
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   •   John Shepard, Associate Professor Hamline University School of Education, Assistant
       Director of CGEE: producer of CGEE’s multimedia education and broadcast
       television programs, fund-raising, coalition building and partnership development,
       research, teaching of CGEE’s graduate-level courses.

   •   Lee Schmidt, Professional Development Coordinator and faculty member: develops
       and implements all aspects of CGEE professional development work with educators,
       including community faculty development, continuing studies courses and catalog,
       science licensure and certificate requirements, grant writing/project management for
       science initiatives, and direct work with science teachers.

   •   Bonnie Ploger, Assistant Professor in the Biology Department and Artist in Residence
       at CGEE: biological research areas include the evolution of fatal sibling rivalry in
       nestling egrets and pelicans and on chemical communication in frogs. Ploger also
       develops teaching methods that integrate art-making with ecological concepts and
       environmental awareness. She shares these methods in interdisciplinary college
       courses and workshops for K-12 teachers, artists and the public. In spring 2009, she
       was the first Artist in Residence at United International College in Zhuhai, China,
       where she had a solo exhibition of paintings with environmentally-based installations,
       and taught a course on using art to develop environmental awareness.

   •   Marylyn Roberts, Associate Professor at the Hamline School of Law: research and
       teaching focus on environmental issues, including a class entitled Environmental Law
       and Ecology, Law of Air and Water Quality and Lawyering Skills. Roberts has
       published and lectured frequently on acid rain and other environmental issues. In 1986
       she represented a coalition of environmental groups in litigating the first acid
       deposition standard in the United States. She has served as chair of the Friends of the
       Boundary Waters Wilderness and the Minnesota State Bar Association Committee of
       Legal Education and Admission to the Bar. Roberts also served on the governing
       council of the MSBA Animal Law Section, supporting creation of that section and the
       American Bar Association Animal Law Committee of the Tort Trial and Insurance
       Practice Section.

   •   Jim Bonia, Associate Professor of Conflict Studies in the Hamline University School of
       Business: current research focus is on the role of race and racial diversity as related to
       the demographics of National Park visitorship and membership in environmental
       organizations. He has also focused on the cultural factors that keep people of color
       from fuller participation in the Green Movement.

   •   Jack Reardon, Professor of Economics: research interests include Economics
       Education, Energy and the Environment, Poverty and Unemployment. Reardon is the
       Founding Editor of the International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education.

   •   Andy Rundquist, Professor of Physics: teaching interests include CGEE’s MNSTEP
       science licensure program, physics of Sound and Music, general physics, modern
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       physics, and theoretical physics. Rundquist’s research has focused on the generation,
       characterization, and optimization of ultrashort light pulses.

   •   Janet Green, Associate Professor of Music: teaches clarinet and music theory, directs
       the Hamline Winds, and oversees the woodwind, brass, percussion and jazz activities
       of the Music Department. Since moving to the area in 1998, Green has been a guest
       musician with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the
       Musical Offering and various freelance ensembles. She has also assisted in CGEE’s
       environmental education programs, including the Rivers of Life program focusing on
       Mississippi River hydrology and stewardship.

6. Relevant Facilities and Equipment
Since 1990, CGEE has developed in-house production facilities and equipment enabling the
Center to produce a wide range of internationally acclaimed educational multimedia
programs, including high-definition video production equipment, computer technology for
video and multimedia editing and programming, graphic design, illustration, animation, and
web development.

7. Experience in Research, Technical Assistance and Education
In CGEE’s 20-years of educational program development and research work, the Center has
worked extensively with K-12 and public audiences nationwide concerning many of today’s
key environmental issues. This experience speaks directly to CESU’s network objectives of
providing assistance and education resources to federal land management, environmental and
research agencies and their potential partners while placing a special emphasis on

Much of CGEE’s work has been undertaken in close collaboration with a number of federal
agencies, including the U.S. National Park Service, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Moreover, CGEE has highly developed capabilities for creating and implementing educational
programs that make complex environmental science information understandable and
compelling for lay and K-12 audiences. These capabilities include:

   •   The capacity to develop and implement integrated educational initiatives that integrate
       broadcast programs and multimedia educational resources with professional
       development programs for educators and public outreach activities targeted to citizens
       of all ages

   •   Instructional design that distills complex subject matter into engaging learning
       strategies and that simultaneously address communications and educational goals of
       project partners and meet the pedagogical needs of teachers and students
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   •   Intimate familiarity with national and state education standards and the capacity to
       develop educational materials that assist teachers in improving student performance

   •   Creation of graphical visualizations of abstract and complex processes that make
       scientific and technical information readily understandable and relevant to the
       concerns and interests of target audiences

   •   Documentary-style video production and editing featuring scientists, researchers, and
       other content experts that humanize information and make it compelling

   •   High-quality, accurate, compelling illustration and animation that bring concepts and
       processes to life for viewers

   •   Engaging story-telling that captures and holds viewer interest

   •   Real-world simulations that immerse viewers in virtual environments and problem-
       solving interactive experiences that preserve the richness of data and information
       while communicating key messages.

8. Formal and Informal Relationships with Federal Agencies
CGEE has formal and informal relationships with the following federal land management,
environmental, and research agencies:

   • Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, funded by EPA: the agency has contracted with
     CGEE to produce an educational multimedia program focused on reducing nutrient
     pollution into Gulf estuaries

   • US Fish and Wildlife Service: the agency has provided funding to produce a multimedia
     module on biodiversity and invasive species in the state of Alabama

   • National Park Service: the agency has contracted with CGEE to produce an educational
     multimedia program on the national history of the Palo Alto National Historic Site in
     Brownsville, TX, and in Minnesota has included CGEE as an educational partner in Big
     River Journey K-12 education program, which is administered by the Mississippi
     National River and Recreation Area

   • U.S. Geological Service, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center: USGS
     provided content expertise and technical resources in the production of an educational
     multimedia program on the Mississippi River

   • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: the agency provided content expertise and technical
     resources in the production of educational multimedia programs in Georgia, Texas, and
     Minnesota on river management.

   • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: the agency has provided content expertise and
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     technical resources in the production of educational multimedia programs in Georgia,
     Texas, and Minnesota related to water pollution.

9. Overhead Rate Description
We stipulate that, where appropriate and consistent with funding requirements, projects
undertaken by Hamline University through the CESU will incur an overhead rate of 17.5%.

10. Contact Information
Administrative Representative                  Technical Representative
Dr. David Stern, Vice President of Academic    Tracy Fredin, Director
and Student Affairs                            Center for Global Environmental Education
Suite 116, Old Main                            Hamline University School of Education
Hamline University                             MS-A1760
1536 Hewitt Avenue                             1536 Hewitt Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104                             St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone: 651-523-2023                            Phone: 651-523-3105
Email:                    Email:
Fax: 651-523-3073                              Fax: 651-523-3041
                                    Application Materials from the
                            Midwest Art Conservation Center
            a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization located in Minneapolis, Minnesota
                              for induction consideration by the
                                          December 23, 2009

1) Mission statement:
The Midwest Art Conservation Center (MACC) is a non-profit regional center for the preservation and
conservation of art and artifacts providing treatment, education, and training for museums, historical
societies, libraries, other cultural institutions and the public.

2) Contact person:
Colin Turner, Executive Director
2400 – 3 Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612-870-3120
Fax: 612-870-3118

3) General description of the organization:
For over 30 years, MACC has consistently provided the highest quality art and artifact conservation
services and preservation assistance to area institutions, government entities and the public. This unique
501(c)(3) non-profit organization was founded in 1977 when the National Endowment for the Arts,
reflecting its concern for the lack of an accessible art conservation facility in this region, encouraged the
formation of this nonprofit center with an inception grant.
MACC's programming helps preserve the unique cultural heritages of both minority and majority
communities and helps preserve and avert risks to the art, artifact, archive and library collections in this
region. With MACC’s conservation treatments, techniques and services organizations with cultural
artifacts can provide viable exhibitions, educational programming and continued access for research,
discovery and education. MACC also serves the general public with educational programming, inquiry
response, treatments, tours and presentations to educate and promote the inclusion of diverse
humanities collections within the public’s shared heritage.

4) Provide a brief description of research, technical assistance and educational services to be
offered to federal land management, environmental and research agencies:
MACC provides a variety of assistance to hundreds of institutions and government entities each year and
is expert at providing technical assistance and educational materials to address the needs from scholars
and scientists, as well as members of the general public. Services to be offered include:

Dialogue and provision of written and photographic information to curators, librarians, archivists,
collection managers and others in need regarding treatments, discoveries and practices associated with
specific cultural items.

Examinations with diagnostics regarding characteristics of specific cultural items such as, authenticity,
age, structural and aesthetic techniques, shipping, handling and display techniques. Additional
diagnostics include x-radiography and materials analysis.
General preservation assessments of whole collections and their environments with recommendations
prioritized for their improved care.

Educational offerings on topics associated with collections care in the form of mentorships, workshops,
trainings, inquiry response and technical leaflets.

Emergency response services for cultural collections along with monitoring equipment for loan.

Direct conservation and restoration treatments applied to works of art, artifacts, library materials, and
historical items to prevent deterioration, insure original integrity and enhance exhibitions and their access
to scholars.

The Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic &
Artistic Works governs the methodology and standards behind each element of MACC’s programming.

5) List scientists and their expertise that is available throughout the organization. This
information will be incorporated into the GLNF-CESU database:
MACC employs 9 professional conservators. MACC conservators have over 160 years of combined
experience in the treatment of art and artifacts, as well as years of specific, professional training in their

Donna Haberman, Senior Objects Conservator
Ms. Haberman came to MACC in 2000 from Philadelphia where she had been a conservator in private
practice and at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She has advanced training and experience in the
conservation of historic and contemporary works of art, the conservation of ethnographic and
archaeological objects, sculptures, works with lacquers and gilding, stone, wood, metal, etc. She holds a
Master of Arts with a Certificate of Advanced Study in Conservation specializing in Objects from the State
University College of New York at Buffalo and a Bachelor of Fine Arts magna cum laude from Wichita
State University, where she received additional awards and honors in art and art history. Ms. Haberman
is a Professional Associate of The American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works,
Objects Specialty Group and Wooden Artifacts Specialty Group.

Nicole Grabow, Associate Objects Conservator
Ms. Grabow joined MACC in 2006, coming from the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and
Education at the Smithsonian Museum, Washington, DC. Prior to that, Nicole was a Mellon Fellow at the
Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, located on the Washington DC Mall, and an
intern at the Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries. She holds a Master of Science from the
Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, specializing in Objects Conservation, and
a Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. Additionally, Nicole studied at
the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas where she was an Honors Program Member and an Owen
W. Maloney Scholar in Chemistry. Nicole is experienced in the treatment of a variety of different types of
objects, including Native American artifacts and outdoor sculpture. Ms. Grabow is a Professional
Associate of The American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works, Objects Specialty Group
and Wooden Artifacts Specialty Group.

Elizabeth Buschor, Senior Paper Conservator

Ms. Buschor joined MACC in 1989. She has exceptional training and experience in the conservation of
works on paper, artistic and historic. Before joining MACC, Ms. Buschor was an Associate Paper
Conservator at The Detroit Institute of Arts. She holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree and Certificate for
Advanced Study in the Conservation of Fine Art and Historical Works specializing in works of art on paper
from the State University College of New York at Buffalo and a Master of Arts in Art History specializing in
Italian art from the Villa Schifanoia Graduate School of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy. Ms. Buschor also has
significant and specific training and experience in the conservation of Japanese works on paper. She is a
Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works with
membership in the Book and Paper, and Photographic Materials Specialty Groups.

Dianna Clise, Associate Paper Conservator
Ms. Clise began at MACC in 2007 after completing an internship at Tate Britain in London, England. Ms.
Clise earned her Masters in Art Conservation with a specialization in paper objects from Queen’s
University in Kingston, Ontario, and her Bachelor of Arts, Honours, in anthropology and cultural studies
from Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. In addition, Ms. Clise interned at the National Gallery of
Canada in Ottawa, Ontario, and at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D. C. Prior to
pursuing her graduate degree, Ms. Clise worked as a book and paper conservation technician at
Etherington Conservation Center in Greensboro, North Carolina. She is an Associate Member of the
American Institute for the Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works with a membership in the Book and
Paper, and Photographic Materials Specialty Groups, and a member of the Canadian Association for
Conservation (CAC/ACCR) and the Institute of Conservation (ICON).

Beth McLaughlin, Senior Textile Conservator
Ms. McLaughlin joined MACC in 2005. She was a conservator in private practice and prior Chief Textile
Conservator at Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina. She has significant training and experience
in the conservation of historic and contemporary textiles and the preservation, care and re-housing of
three-dimensional objects. Ms. McLaughlin received a Masters in Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Fine Arts
summa cum laude from Ohio University and received advanced training at the Smithsonian Institution’s
Conservation Analytical Laboratory and also at Colonial Williamsburg. Ms. McLaughlin is a Professional
Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works, Textile Specialty Group,
the Southeast Regional Conservation Association, the American Quilt Study Group, and the Textile
Society of America.

David Marquis, Senior Paintings Conservator
Mr. Marquis began with MACC in 1984. He has distinguished training and experience in the conservation
of historic and contemporary paintings including the structural conservation of canvas and panel
paintings, the authenticity and permanence of varnishes, and the mechanical behavior of paintings. Prior
to joining MACC he was at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and also an instructor of Painting and Drawing
at the University of Minnesota, School of Architecture. He holds a Master's of Fine Arts Degree in Painting
and Drawing and a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in Studio Arts from the University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis. Mr. Marquis is a Professional Associate of The American Institute for Conservation of
Historic & Artistic Works and a Member of the Midwest Regional Conservation Guild.

Joan Gorman, Senior Paintings Conservator
Ms. Gorman joined MACC in 1989. She has exceptional training and experience in the conservation of
historic and contemporary paintings including the structural conservation of canvas and panel paintings,
the authenticity and permanence of varnishes, and the mechanical behavior of paintings. She holds a
Master of Fine Arts Degree and Certificate for Advanced Study in the Conservation of Fine Art and

Historical Works specializing in Paintings from the State University College of New York at Buffalo and a
Master of Museum Practice from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Before joining MACC, she
worked as a Paintings Conservator at the Intermuseum Conservation Association in Oberlin, Ohio and
also as curator at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Ms. Gorman is a
Professional Associate and past chair of the Paintings Specialty Group of the American Institute for the
Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works.

Neil Cockerline, Director of Preservation Services
Mr. Cockerline came to MACC from Las Vegas in 1999 where he had been consulting on conservation
and collections management issues in private practice. He worked as an Associate Conservator at the
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art for twelve years and has been a visiting instructor for the City
College of San Francisco, the Graduate Center for Museum Studies at the John F. Kennedy University in
Orinda, CA and the Art History Program at Anderson University in Anderson, IN . Mr. Cockerline has a
Master of Fine Arts Degree and Certificate for Advanced Study in the Conservation of Fine Art and
Historical Works specializing in nineteenth and twentieth century paintings and works of art on paper from
the State University College of New York at Buffalo. Mr. Cockerline also has significant training and
experience in Disaster Response and Mitigation. He is a Professional Associate of the American Institute
for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works and past President of both the Western Association for Art
Conservation and the Midwest Regional Conservation Guild.

Elisa Redman, Assoc. Director of Preservation Services
Ms. Redman joined MACC in 2004. Ms. Redman has advanced training and experience in the general
preservation of collections and is an experienced General Assessment Surveyor. She holds a Master of
Arts in Managing Archaeological Sites from University College London’s Institute of Archaeology in
London, England with an internship at the Museum of London and a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in
History from the University of Minnesota where she received the Howard Reinmuth Research Fellowship.
She has advanced training in Disaster Response from the National Conservation Training Center in
Shepherdstown, West Virginia, as well as training in the Detection and Safe Handling of Pesticides in
Museum Collections. She is an Associate Member of The American Institute for Conservation of Historic
& Artistic Works and member of the Regional Alliance for Preservation.

6) Define other information relevant to the CESU Network objectives:

Services Specific to CESU Network Objectives
The Midwest Art Conservation Center (MACC) is available to assist resource managers who are charged
with caring for cultural materials such as Native American artifacts, library and archive collections, outdoor
sculptures, fine art in its many forms, natural history collections or any physical, cultural objects, by
providing high-quality, scientific research, technical assistance, and education.

MACC delivers research and technical assistance that is timely, relevant to resource managers, and is
needed to develop and implement sound adaptive management approaches regarding collections care.
MACC provides information regarding specific items, as well as general collections care regarding
storage and exhibition environments, policies and best practices.

MACC is an independent, nonprofit organization that adheres to a code of ethics and guidelines for
practice that ensure the independence and objectivity of its research.

MACC has a history of participating, creating and maintaining effective partnerships among a large group
of institutions and entities including federal agencies and universities to share resources and expertise.

MACC can augment university and other institutional resources by its accessibility and timely provision of
information and service. MACC also provides tours and presentations for university faculty and students
to promote an understanding and appreciation of the field of art and artifact conservation.

MACC offers workshops and educational programming for the professional development of those
charged with collections care and has collaborated with scientists at institutions of higher learning, the
government and private enterprises.

MACC offers the majority of its services free of charge and for those services it does charge for, it can
direct and assist entities in identifying granting sources. MACC serves both the very largest and the very
smallest institutions in collections care - including those without many resources. MACC services and
programming are designed to be practical, delivered efficiently and have the greatest effect for the least
expenditure of resources.

MACC maintains extensive computer and physical records documenting the collections and specific
works within this region and maintains regular contact with the curators, registrars and collection
managers of those collections. MACC handles over 7,000 specific and general collections care inquiries
each year.

Collaborations with National, Regional and State Associations and Federal and State Government
Through its participation in national preservation and cultural organizations such as the American Institute
for Conservation (AIC), the Association of Regional Conservation Centers (ARCC) and the Regional
Association for Preservation (RAP), the American Association of Museums (AAM) and the American
Association for State and Local History (AASLH), MACC shares its knowledge and experiences. Staff
from the National Park Service, which is charged with caring for countless cultural objects at numerous
sites, also has staff members that participate in the above organizations and groups. MACC works and
collaborates with all the major state universities in the Midwest, as well as private colleges in this region.
MACC is presently collaborating with the nationally recognized organizations, Heritage Preservation and
the Image Permanence Institute on upcoming presentations and workshops.

MACC also coordinates its activities with other state and regional organizations. An ongoing relationship
with the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS), for example, has resulted in cooperative responses to
several disasters in Minnesota, and the co-hosting of several workshops. In addition to working with MHS,
MACC has worked with the Iowa Cooperative Preservation Consortium (ICPC), Midwest Registrars
Committee (MRC), Iowa Museums Association (IMA), the North Dakota Heritage Foundation (NDHF), the
North Dakota Art Gallery Association (NDAGA), North Dakota Governor’s Conference, the South Dakota
Museums Association, and the Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums, the Minnesota Association
of Museums (MAM), Association of Midwest Museums (AMM), the Midwest Regional Conservation Guild
(MRCG), the Mountain Plains Museum Association (MPMA), the Association of Midwest Museums
(AMM), the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS), the Iowa Cooperative Preservation Consortium (ICPC),
The Minnesota Association of Museums (MAM), the Wisconsin Federation of Museums (WFM) and the
South Dakota Museum Association (SDMA).

Reaching Underserved Communities and the General Public

MACC provides a full spectrum of specialized services, developed to satisfy the distinct requirements of
all the regional humanities collections. Because every culture and community has at its core physical
objects, art and materials, the fundamental nature of MACC's work reaches and benefits an all-
encompassing range of people. Some specific examples of service to traditionally underserved
communities includes work with institutions such as: the Hmong Archives in St. Paul, Minnesota; the
Heritage Center at the Red Cloud Indian School in Pine Ridge, SD; the Oneida Nation Museum in
Oneida, WI; the Prairie Island Indian Community in Welch, MN; the Mdewakantan Dakota Community in
Shakopee, MN; the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, ND; the Beuchal Memorial Lakota Museum, SD; the
Middle Border Museum & Oscar Howe Center; the St. Labre Indian School, MT; the Sitting Bull College
Library, ND; the African American Historical Museum, Cedar Rapids, IA; and the Jim Crow Museum of
Racist Memorabilia, Ferris State University, MI.

In addition, MACC serves the general public with educational programming, conservation and inquiry
response about caring for and protecting family collections such as photographs, letters, documents, and
works of art. MACC’s public programming of tours, workshops and presentations bring the public
experiences that build appreciation for the importance and challenges of preserving the physical elements
of cultural heritage. Using the art and cultural artifacts of this region, MACC’s tours and presentations
expose the public to the vast array of important cultural works from smaller, ethnically focused collections
such as Native American tribal collections and immigrant community collections, as well as fine art
museum pieces. Specific issues of deterioration, the importance of environmental controls, the prevention
of disasters, and the inherent difficulties in long term preservation of a variety of works are explained
along with the best known methods of prevention and remedy.

Staff, Board and Structure
MACC has eleven dedicated, full-time staff members committed to continual educational advancement,
high-quality services, up-to-date techniques and The Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice of the
American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works. Seven full-time staff members are
specialists in the conservation disciplines of Paintings, Objects, Paper and Textiles and provide treatment
services and consultations. Two more conservators provide institutions with general collections care
prioritization, assistance and trainings within the Preservation Services program. An Executive Director
and a Business Manager provide the administration required for day-to-day and long-range activities.
MACC also contracts with experts to assist with specialized trainings and workshops. Also, MACC
provides exceptional training opportunities for individuals interested in the demanding work of
conservation. Working with graduate school conservation training programs nationwide, MACC provides
opportunities for pre-program and in-program internships and currently has three pre-program interns in

The all volunteer Board of Directors includes representatives from Midwest humanities institutions
(Members), along with community and corporate representatives. This structure ensures that museums,
libraries, historical societies and archives participate in the governing of the organization, while, at the
same time, introducing the skills and knowledge of local community and corporate volunteers. Member
organizations elect the Board of Directors.

                                      Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
                                             Capability Statement
                                         CESU Partnership Application

• Contact person
       Barry Drazkowski
       Executive Director, GeoSpatial Services
       Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
       Prairie Island Field Station
       700 Terrace Heights
       Winona, Minnesota 55987-2440
       Phone 507.457.6925
       Fax 507.457.6925

•   Mission Statement

In the Lasallian spirit of faith and zeal, Saint Mary’s University — a global and diverse learning community —
serves students through relevant and innovative educational programs, experiences, and enterprises. The university
is nourished by its Catholic intellectual, moral, and cultural traditions and is inspired by excellence in teaching as
modeled by Saint John Baptist de La Salle, founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. The hallmark of the
university is its commitment to serve the needs of individual learners and promote life-long learning in a variety of

    •   The College integrates undergraduate education in the liberal arts with a residential experience to challenge
        and support students in their intellectual, spiritual, personal, and professional development.
    •   The Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs provides relevant and rigorous academic experiences
        for adult learners through an integration of practical, professional, and ethical education offered in dynamic
        and caring environments.
    •   Enterprising outreach and consulting programs provide a wide range of services that promote individual
        growth and organizational development.

The Saint Mary’s University community, together and by association, is dedicated to quality, diversity,
accessibility, social justice, and sound stewardship in all its endeavors.

• List of programs relevant to Federal land management, environmental and research agencies:

SMU is an entrepreneurial, liberal arts university growing its educational capacity through programs designed to
offer services to the scientific, business, educational, engineering, fine arts, and nursing communities. Specific to
the CESU partners, SMU offers strong science and technical capabilities through our Geospatial Services, Graduate
Resource Analysis Program, the Biology Department’s Environmental Science Program, our Chemistry
Department, as well as a diverse array of multi disciplinary capabilities through the rest of our College and
Graduate Schools.

The Biology Department’s Environmental Science Program has a long history of quality research and service to the
Federal and State agencies within the Upper Midwest. Staff are involved in aquatic, avian, genetic, fisheries,
herpetological, wildlife, and toxicological research. They have provided valuable support to the Federal agencies
managing the Mississippi River in collecting and assessing ecological and physical floodplain data.
Department of Resource Analysis

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota offers a student-centered Master of Science in Geographic Information
Science and a GIS Certificate program of study:

Some of the unique elements of the programs include:
   • 20+ years of fully-accredited GIS education and training
   • 41-credit Master of Science or 18-credit Graduate Certificate
   • Focus on the application of modern spatial analytical techniques to solve real-world problems
   • Innovative and flexible curriculum with a broad suite of graduate-level courses delivered by a core staff of
   • 12-month (fast track) and 24-month study options available
   • Networking opportunities for career placement and advancement in a key emerging and evolving industry

The Master of Science in Geographic Information Science (MSGIS) has three major components of study:
   • Technology studies
   • Communication competencies
   • Disciplinary applications

In the technology studies component, learners are immersed in the varying elements of GIS applications ranging
from the desktop to the server-based environment. Elements of database design and connectivity as well as
software customization and application programming are incorporated. Studies in numerical statistical analysis are
also imbedded.

The communication competencies component introduces learners to the varying environments of oral and written
communications as well as to the technical guidelines of each. Attention is also given to the varying platforms
available for information delivery. Finally, substantial studies are invested in the area of grantsmanship, identifying
possible sources, developing applications per funding source guidelines, etc.

Lastly, the disciplinary applications component of the MSGIS allows learners of direct focused interests into their
desired application area. Areas supported within MSGIS studies include Natural Resource Management, Homeland
Security/Emergency Management, Business Administration, Policy Administration/Criminal Justice and Project

Graduate studies in the Department of Resource Analysis are offered at two of the universities campuses, Winona
and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Programming at the Winona campus is designed for the residential learner.
Programming at the Minneapolis campus is designed for the working learner and is delivered in an
evening/weekend format. Both campuses admit 16 to 20 new learners per year and between the two campuses,
they are typically approximately 50 active learners at any one time. In the 2009 calendar year, 21 Master’s degrees
were awarded. In 2010, 23 degrees were awarded.

More information can be obtained by visiting the University website ( and the Departmental
website (

The SMU Chemistry Department has an excellent array of analytical instrumentation and knowledgeable faculty
ready to provide analytical support to the CESU partners. Instrumentation includes Gas Chromatography (GC),
Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS), High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Fourier
Transform Infrared Spectrophotometry (FTIR), Fourier Transform Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometry (FT-
NMR), UV-Visible spectrophotometers, spectrofluorimeter, and other miscellaneous instrumentation including
microwave digestion ovens and some near-IR capability.

The GeoSpatial Services Program offers extensive capabilities in natural resource assessment, wetland mapping,
data and spatial modeling, custom web-based and desktop GIS application development, data development,
imagery processing and analysis, wetland analysis, and other capabilities related to applying geospatial technology
to solving complex problems.
 • List and brief description of faculty with expertise in disciplines and interdisciplinary work relevant to Federal
land management, environmental and research agencies

Biology Department, Environmental Science Program

Dr. Philip Cochran is interested in a wide range of questions concerning the ecology, geographic distribution, and
conservation of animals and plants, but much of his professional activity has involved fish, amphibians, and
reptiles. He is especially interested in all aspects of the biology of lampreys. His current funding includes contracts
to survey the distribution of lampreys and mudpuppies in southeastern Minnesota.

Dr. Raymond Faber is a wildlife ecologist whose research interests have focused primarily on the effects of
contaminants on aquatic birds and other wildlife, as well as on management techniques for nongame wildlife.
Research species include herring gulls on Lake Michigan, black terns, herons, and egrets on the Mississippi River,
and Henslow's sparrows in southeastern Minnesota.

Dr. Joshua Lallaman is a fisheries research biologist. His research interest focus on the population effects of
semi-restricted movement of fish through locks and dams on large rivers, especially highly migratory
species like paddlefish and sturgeon. Recently, he collaborated with USGS personnel to study sex steroid
concentrations as a tool to identify reproductive condition and spawning readiness. He has a strong
interest in conducting student-lead research projects that can be integrated into long-term or broad-scale
fisheries research.

Department of Resource Analysis

David McConville, PhD., GIS/Resource Analysis - Program Director, GIS – Professor Dave McConville is active
and busy in curricular development and teaching. Some of the courses he teaches include GIS Analysis, GIS
Theory and Applications, Visual Basic Programming and Statistical Analysis. Dr. McConville earned his PhD from
the University of Minnesota in Fisheries and has completed additional formal studies in Computer Science. He has
worked with and/or taught GIS related materials for more than twenty years and is highly versed with
Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) ArcInfo software. Dr. McConville loves to share his excitement
and enthusiasm for computer mapping. Additionally, he has authored successful grant proposals to the National
Science Foundation, and others. He has published articles in the fisheries and the GIS/spatial modeling and
analysis fields.

John Ebert, M.S. GIS/Resource Analysis Associate Program Director
John Ebert spends the majority of his time instructing courses for the Department of Resource Analysis. Some of
the courses he teaches include Advanced Modeling and Analysis, Advanced GIS, Spatial Data Methodology,
Project Management, and Communications Strategies/Grantsmanship. He also enjoys working with sponsors and
stakeholders in advancing departmental educational and research opportunities. Mr. Ebert earned his Bachelor of
Science degree from Winona State University in Geoscience - Hydrogeology, and his Master of Science degree in
Resource Analysis from Saint Mary’s University. Mr. Ebert is currently completing his doctoral studies as well.
Prior to his arrival at Saint Mary’s University, Mr. Ebert worked in local/county government as a resource
conservation director where he focused on GIS, grant writing, and resource conservation practice and research. In
his five years with local government, he has worked with the public and political sectors as well as public
Greta Bernatz, M.S. GIS/Resource Analysis – GIS Instructor/Analyst
Ms. Bernatz is a local addition to the Resource Analysis department. She provides instruction for the database,
internet mapping, and GIS customization courses. Since joining the department she has worked with alumni in the
GIS field to maintain the relevance of the course content and stay on the leading edge of GIS technology. Ms.
Bernatz formerly served as a full time analyst with the University’s GeoSpatial Services program, contributing to
natural resource condition assessment (NRCA) projects for national parks. At GeoSpatial Services, Greta worked
primarily on NRCA projects for Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park and Denali National Park and
Preserve but also contributed to the NRCA report for Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. Prior to her
employment with Saint Mary’s University, she worked as a researcher in Seattle, Washington and also for Goodhue
County, MN applying GIS to emergency management. Ms. Bernatz is a graduate of the MSGIS program at Saint
Mary’s University. Prior to her graduate studies, she completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at Luther College in
Iowa. In her spare time, Ms. Bernatz enjoys canoeing and biking in the summer and cross country skiing in the
winter as well as looking for birds in any season.

Chemistry Department

Dr. James Vogel is an analytical/inorganic chemist and chair of the Chemistry Department. He has experience in
spectroscopic, chromatographic and electroanalytical techniques. Although not an environment chemist, he has
worked with many students on projects which have included environmental themes, such as a study of fluoride
levels in over one hundred Winona County private wells, heavy metal analysis in drinking and waste water, trace
drug monitoring of waste water, and other relevant projects.

Dr. Brett Bodsgard is an inorganic chemist whose interest in environmental projects stems both from his interest
in exploring environmental chemistry as well as from the strong interest of the students he teaches, many of whom
indicate they want relevance to the environment from the chemistry they learn. Any environmental research that he
would pursue would hopefully translate into classroom applications. In graduate school he took a course called
“Environmental Chemistry of the Biosphere” in which the main subject material was reaction mechanisms in soil
and water. That course ultimately set the stage for his thesis, the focus of which was transition metal-mediated
degradation of organophosphorus compounds.

Dr. Nathan Lien is an analytical/inorganic chemist with research experience in synthesis of materials for the
removal of arsenic, mercury and lead from drinking and wastewater. Research interests are the study of wastewater
and natural waters for contaminants such as metals, hydrocarbons, chlorinated hydrocarbons, pesticides, PCB’s,
and pharmaceuticals.

GeoSpatial Services

Barry Drazkowski is the director of Geospatial Services. Barry is a fish and wildlife biologist, responsible for
managing GSS’s programs and relationships with partner clients. He developed and manages the Natural Resource
Condition Assessment Team and the Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Team. He developed the Upper
Mississippi Basin Stakeholder Network, the Upper Mississippi River Stewardship Initiative, and the Academic
Research and Geospatial Utilization System (ARGUS). He spent 18 years as a Federal biologist working for the
US Army Corps of Engineers as a NEPA environmental planner, Fish and Wildlife Service then US Geological
Survey with the Deputy Directory Upper Mississippi River Long Term Resource Monitoring Program. He
developed the wetland mapping projects for the States of Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan, the mapping project for
the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, Fairbanks area, Arctic National Petroleum Reserve Area, and Lake
Clark National Park in Alaska. He is responsible for developing the Wrangell-St. Elias, Denali, Klondike, Yukon-
Charlie Rivers, Kenai Fjords, Sitka, Devils Tower, Jewel Cave, Wind Cave, Missouri National Recreation River,
Fort Union, Knife River Indian Villages, Big Horn Canyon, and Big Bend Natural Resource Condition
Assessments. He also developed and is managing the Badlands NP climate change vulnerability assessment. He is
a member of the FGDC Wetland Sub Committee, Congressman Ron Kind’s Mississippi River Advisory
Committee, and City of Winona Aghaming Park Committee and Riverfront Development Commission.
Andy Robertson manages GSS’s GIS production group, including Fish and Wildlife Service’s wetland mapping
and Status and Trends projects. He developed and is managing wetland mapping efforts with the State of
Wisconsin, the Corps of Engineers, ASRC in Alaska, and FWS LCC mapping for Montana. Andy developed and
grew GSS’s image and data development projects with the Alaska NPS Region. He earned a Forest Technology
Diploma from Sault College of Applied Technology in Ontario, Canada and a B.S in Environmental Science from
the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. Andy is also a Registered Professional Forest Technologist. Prior
to his work at Saint Mary’s, his work activities focused on forest management and providing GIS and IT consulting
services to the forest products industry. Through all of these initiatives, his focus has been on implementing
appropriate GIS applications and other information technologies, such as GPS; image analysis, and palm
computing, to facilitate information gathering, analysis and decision support.

GIS Production Group. The GSS GIS production group is comprised of masters degreed analysts, including; Kris
Knopf, Chad Richtman, David Rokus, Jeff Knopf, and John Anderson. John Anderson’s experience typifies the
quality and professionalism of this group. He is a geographer with primary responsibility for photo interpretation in
support of wetland mapping projects in Alaska, Minnesota, Ohio, Florida, and Texas. John has a master’s degree in
geography, and is certified by the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) as a “Professional Wetland Scientist” and
by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) as a “Certified Mapping Scientist
(Remote Sensing)." John is currently the Chair of the Membership Committee for the Western Great Lakes Region
of the ASPRS.

Barb Featherly is the energy and expertise behind GSS’s application development group. Barb is the lead on
numerous BP Pipelines and Logistics web and desktop mapping applications. She developed the NPS Alaska
Region’s Modis Lake Ice Data user interface, the City of Winona web GIS, and the MN Board of Soil and Water
Resource’s SURSGO soils data-based Natural Resource Decision Support System. Barb assists with web mapping
and custom application development in the Resource Analysis graduate program.

Natural Resources Assessment Group. The Natural Resource Analysis Group is comprised of Masters and PHD
staff focused on NPS Natural Resource Condition Assessments and Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments.
The Group includes: Kevin Stark (MS., forestry and NRCA), Michael Komp (MS., Wildlife and NRCA),
Andy Nadeau (MS., Raptor ecology and NRCA), Kathy Kilkus (MS., Conservation Biology, NRCA, and
CCVA), and Shannon Amberg (PhD, Human and Ecosystem Interactions),

• List and brief description of relevant facilities and equipment

Geospatial Services — advanced natural resource assessment, remote sensing, and geographic information systems
facilities; Gigabit speed, networked personal computer and workstation computing; database and project servers,
firewall, and web services. GSS has highly developed wetland classification and field delineation capacities, based
on strong field and photo interpretations skills.

Prairie Island Mississippi River Field Station — SMU purchased the Prairie Island Field Station in the fall of 2010.
The facility is designed to support reestablishing SMU’s environmental science program to its historic status. The
facility is located on the banks of the Mississippi River providing easy access for deploying river-based curriculum
and University sponsored interpretive activities. It also reestablishes SMU as a “river front” environmental science
resource. The facility houses the GSS natural resources assessment team and growing Environmental Science field

Department of Resource Analysis — advanced geographic information systems (ESRI’s ArcGIS and extensions,
ArcIMS, ArcServer, ArcSDE, among others), plotters and printers, remote sensing facilities including ENVI
software, networked personal computer with fiber optic cable between campuses and campus facilities, multiple
servers, total station, and multiple and varying GPS units including ESRI’s ArcPad software.

Biology Department Environmental Science Program — research and teaching laboratory space; office space; gas
chromatography, numerous boats and motors, airboat, boat mounted electrofisher, backpack electrofisher, and a full
compliment of other fishery and aquatic sampling equipment.
Chemistry Department — an excellent array of analytical instrumentation and knowledgeable faculty ready to
provide analytical support to the CESU partners. Instrumentation includes Gas Chromatography (GC), Gas
Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS), High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Fourier
Transform Infrared Spectrophotometry (FTIR), Fourier Transform Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometry (FT-
NMR), UV-Visible spectrophotometers, spectrofluorimeter, and other miscellaneous instrumentation including
microwave digestion ovens and some near-IR capability.

• Brief description of relevant experience in research, technical assistance and education linked to CESU
Network objectives

All units listed above have been conducting relevant research or development projects on federal lands and/or using
federal dollars for many years. Federal funding agencies include the National Science Foundation, the U.S.
Geological Survey, the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, EPA, U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, National Park Service, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Farm Service
Agency. They have conducted a wide range of research and provided Federal agency project support on various
aspects of Mississippi River ecology, wetland trends in Michigan and in the Fairbanks, Alaska area, mapping and
updating wetland distributions across Alaska, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, Florida, Texas, and
Montana. They have also conducted fisheries research in the Great Lakes, bird surveys for the National Park
Service, and adaptive environmental assessment and planning for the EPA on the Upper Mississippi River.

• List and description of current formal and informal relationships with Federal land management,
environmental and research agencies

The units listed above maintain major working relationships with a wide variety of federal agencies through grants,
contracts, and cooperative agreements. These agencies include the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S.
Geological Survey, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA National Resource Conservation
Service (NRCS), and the US Army Corps of Engineers. Examples of these projects include:
A. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve (WRST), Natural Resource Condition Assessment.
   The final report is scheduled for NPS delivery in June 2011.
B. Denali National Park (DENA) Natural Resource Condition Assessment. The final report is scheduled for NPS
   delivery in June 2011.
C. Klondike Gold Rush (KLGO) National Historic Park, Natural Resource Condition Assessment. The final
   project report was delivered in December 2010 and is available in PDF format through NRInfo.
D. Yukon-Charlie Rivers National Preserve (YUCH), Natural Resource Condition Assessment. The project is in
   the middle of Phase 2, component and measure assessment.
E. Sitka National Historic Park, Natural Resource Condition Assessment. The project is in the middle of phase 1
F. Wind Cave National Park (WICA), Natural Resource Condition Assessment. The draft report is currently our
   for a 30 day NPS review.
G. Jewel Cave National Monument, Natural Resource Condition Assessment. The draft report is currently our for
   a 30 day NPS review.
H. Devils Tower National Monument, Natural Resource Condition Assessment. The draft report is goes out for a
   30 day NPS review on 5-13-11.
I. Missouri National Recreational River (MNRR), Natural Resource Condition Assessment. The final draft is in
   preparation and will start its 30 day review at the end of May 2011.
J. Big Bend National Park (BIBE), Natural Resource Condition Assessment. Phase 1 will be completed by the
   end of the summer 2011.
K. Big Horn Canyon National Recreation Area, Natural Resource Condition Assessment. Phase 1 will be
   complete June 2011.
L. Knife River Indian Villages, Natural Resource Condition Assessment. Phase 1 will be complete May 2011.
M. Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, Natural Resource Condition Assessment. Phase 1 will be
   complete May 2011.
N. Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Natural Resource Condition Assessment. Phase 1 will be complete June
O. Badlands National Park, Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment. This project is unique in its consideration
   of cultural and archeological resource vulnerability, along with the park identified key communities and biotic
   components. GSS is working collaboratively with NPS National Office, Network, and Park resource staff.
P. Wrangell-St. Elias OHV Trail GIS Development. The project built a geographic information system dataset of
   classified vegetation derived from 1994, 1:6000 delineated color infrared photography in support of the
   Environmental Impact Statement for off-road vehicle use in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.
Q. Wrangell-St. Elias NP National Wetland Inventory Database Development. GSS worked collaboratively with
   the Fish and Wildlife Service to conduct field reconnaissance and perform NWI database development along
   the McCarthy and Nabesna roads.
R. National Wetland Inventory Mapping Projects (
   GSS works collaboratively with the FWS NWI coordinators and many State DNR/Heritage program staff to
   develop technical mapping procedures, updated NWI geodatabases, and original NWI geodatabases. Major
   ongoing GSS NWI mapping projects include; Yukon Delta NWR, Alaska, National Petroleum Reserve –
   Alaska, Togiak NWR Alaska, Iowa statewide update mapping, Montana digital NWI data development,
   Wyoming digital data development, and projects in Colorado, Texas, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
S. Glacier Bay Kenai Fjords National Parks digital image and land cover data development. GSS worked
   collaboratively with the NPS Alaska Inventory Coordinator to create very high resolution, ortho rectified,
   digital image database for these Parks, and a spatial layer of landcover.
T. Orthorectification of historic imagery for the Southwest Alaska Network. GSS built geographic information
   system datasets from historic black and white and color infrared photography acquired for parks of the
   Southwest Alaska Network.
U. Natural Resource Decision Support System with the Minnesota Board of Soil and Water Resources. GSS is
   working in partnership with the MBSWR to develop a Statewide web-based GIS application to query and map
   3D soils data across the State.
V. NPS Yellow River Watershed Project (
   GSS worked cooperatively with the NPS and FWS to inventory existing watershed resource information to
   develop a GIS web-based resource management “tool box” that would assist park and area resource

• Description of services to be provided to the participating Federal agency(s) and Federal employee(s) by the

The appropriate units at the Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota will provide environmental and geospatial
science services to the participating CESU Federal agencies. This includes research, environmental assessment,
climate change vulnerability assessment, monitoring, data analysis, photo interpretation, and geospatial data
development and management.

• Description of the university’s willingness to accept a limited overhead rate of 17.5% and cost items to which
the rate is applicable for activities conducted through the CESU, including research, technical assistance and
educational services

Saint Mary’s University commits to the limited overhead rate of 17.5% and the allowable direct costs as defined in
CESU administrative guidelines. See attached support letter.

• Description of administrative support, including the ability (and administrative charges, if any) to transfer,
subcontract and receive funds between CESU partners and through the national CESU Network

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is fully equipped and staffed to provide all necessary administrative,
financial, and academic support services for the CESU program including the ability to transfer, subcontract, and
receive funds between CESU partners and the CESU National Network.

• Staff, faculty time, educational services and other commitments the university wishes to offer the CESU

Barry Drazkowski will be the University contact and representative for the CESU. The resources necessary to
support Mr. Drazkowski in this capacity will be provided by the University.
May 16, 2011

Ms. Paula Guetter
GLNF CESU, Department of Forest Resources
University of Minnesota
110 Green Hall, 1530 Cleveland Ave. North
St. Paul, MN 55108

Dear Ms. Guetter:

It is a pleasure for me to submit Winona State University’s (WSU) application to join the Great
Lakes-Northern Forest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (GLNF CESU) hosted by the
University of Minnesota. I think you will find that the goals and objectives of the GLNF CESU
are highly compatible with WSU’s academic, research, and service programs across all
disciplines, and especially in land and water resources use and management.

Our location in the beautiful Upper Mississippi River Driftless area and our history of innovation
and close collaborations among diverse academic disciplines combine to produce an institution
with unique capacities to contribute to the GLNF CESU. Founded in 1858, WSU has evolved
into a dynamic regional comprehensive university with student enrollment of approximately
8,500 and two campuses in Winona and one in Rochester, Minnesota. The university offers 68
Baccalaureate degrees, 6 Masters degrees, and 1 Doctoral program in a variety of areas through
the Colleges of Business, Education, Liberal Arts, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Science and

We have a long history of productive partnerships with federal agencies responsible for natural
resources management and research in the Great River region. Our application provides details
of these partnerships.

As a GLNF CESU partner, WSU agrees to:
     Encourage faculty and graduate students to participate in the GLNF CESU;
     Make laboratory, technology and field facilities available to CESU projects conducted by
       our faculty and staff;
     Accept an indirect cost rate of 17.5% of total direct cost for all federal projects handed
       through the GLNF CESU;
     Other terms and conditions as specified in the cooperative agreement establishing the
       GLNF CESU.

If I may provide additional information or answer any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Judith Ramaley, Ph.D.
Winona State University
Capability Statement
GLNF-CESU Partnership Application

      Contact person                                 Phone: 507.457.5585
       W. Harold Ornes, Dean                          FAX: 507. 474.5788
       College of Science & Engineering               eMail:
       Winona State University
       175 West Mark St., PO Box 5838
       Winona, MN 55987

      List of programs relevant to Federal land management, environmental and
       research agencies:
WSU is a state university growing its educational capacity through programs designed to
offer services to the scientific, business, educational, engineering, fine arts, and nursing
communities. Included in this is our interdisciplinary program that links the sciences
with liberal arts through the use of the Mississippi River as an educational resource.
Specific strengths that would be valuable to the GLNF CESU partners are our
educational and research foci on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. In addition to
traditional degree programs in scientific and liberal arts, we have a vibrant Environmental
Science degree program offered through the Biology, Chemistry, and Geoscience
Departments. Our staff are involved in numerous environmental and land use studies that
include aquatic, avian, genetic, fisheries, herpetological, water, wildlife, and toxicological
research. These are supported by several research Centers (described later) that provide
additional capacity in areas like chemical analysis and the application of remote sensing
and GIS to environmental questions.

WSU’s Environmental Programs have a long history of quality research and service to
the Federal and State agencies within the Upper Midwest. Included among these are our
cooperative research agreements with the U.S. Geological Survey (Upper Midwest
Environmental Science Center) as well as internship affiliations with the Upper
Mississippi and Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuges, and the Department of Natural
Resources for Minnesota and Wisconsin. We are also involved in water level
management of the Upper Mississippi River with a multi-agency task force and an
interagency committee discussing TMDLs for Minnesota.

An additional strength of WSU is our faculty and students in areas like Business,
Marketing, Communications, Criminal Justice, Education, Engineering, English, Foreign
Languages, Health Care, and Mass Media. Faculty in these area have experience with
environmental and sustainability issues and stand ready to participate in a broad variety
of opportunities that could range from Sustainability Education of K-12 students and
teachers to Graphic Arts design of NPS brochures and Wildlife Refuge road signs design
and wording in English or Foreign Languages.
      List and brief description of faculty with expertise in disciplines and
       interdisciplinary work relevant to Federal Land Management, Environmental,
       and Research Agencies.


Jennifer Anderson (Ph.D., Brown University, 2005)
Department: Geoscience. B.S. degrees in Geophysics, Physics, and Astrophysics from
the University of Minnesota. Research expertise in planetary geophysics and geology,
near-surface geophysics (seismic, electromagnetic, and gravity methods), and astronomy.
Also active in science education efforts at WSU.

Nicole Aulik (Ph.D., U Wisconsin Madison, 2010)
Department: Biology. Research expertise: immunology and microbiology. Research
focuses on characterizing the interaction between bovine leukocytes and pathogens of the
bovine respiratory complex including the bovine herpes virus, Mannheimia haemolytica,
and Histophilus somnii. Another line of investigation examines how gender differences
alter the response human leukocytes have when exposed to the alpha-hemolysin (toxin)
produce by uropathogenic Escherichia coli.

Candace Kairies Beatty (Ph.D., University of Pittsburg, 2003)
Department:       Geoscience.    Research expertise in environmental geochemistry,
specifically fate and mobility of trace metals in the environment. Research has focused
on mine drainage reclamation and the fate of mercury and other metals in coal
combustion byproducts. Also a faculty member with Indiana University’s field geology
course in southwest Montana.

William L. Beatty (Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2003)
Department: Geoscience. Research expertise in invertebrate paleontology, focusing on
functional morphology and the ecological and evolutionary relationships between
predators and prey, specifically the evolution of bivalve armor in response to gastropod
predators. Other research has focused on the mobility of mercury in coal combustion

Jennifer Cochran Biederman
PhD (in progress) Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota – 2014 (expected
graduation); MS Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Texas A&M University – 2008
MA Life Science Instruction, St. Mary’s University of MN – 2008; BA Environmental
Biology, St. Mary’s University of MN – 2005
Department: Biology. Research Interests: Field-oriented research related to community
ecology, species interactions and predator-prey relationships, fish ecology,
ecomorphology and evolution in freshwater habitats using an integration of descriptive,
comparative and experimental approaches. Intrigued by questions that are framed in the
context of conservation, as well as those that investigate how aspects of a species' life
history (including diet, habitat requirements, biotic interactions and adaptations) can be
used to predict response to changes in its natural environment caused by various factors
including climate change. Current research seeks to resolve how seasonal variation in diet
composition and prey availability influence growth rates of trout in coldwater streams in
southeastern Minnesota.

Bruno Borsari (Ph.D., University of New Orleans, 2001)
Department: Biology. Research expertise and interests in prairie restoration and management,
agroecology, plant-soil interactions, renewable energy, sustainability, science education,
curriculum assessment and implementation. Current work is focusing on biomass production
from restored prairies on marginal farmland for energy production. Fluent in Italian, French and
Spanish. Taught and accomplished research for several years overseas, primarily in Africa. Has
38 publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings and contributed to three

Michael Delong (Ph.D., University of Idaho, 1992)
Department: Biology. Director, Large River Studies Center. Research interests cover a
range of topics in river science, including influences of hydrology and geomorphology on
population, community, and ecosystem ecology. Current work primarily on river food
webs, including application of trophic and productivity measures in assessment of
ecosystem health. Additional expertise in research involving benthic invertebrates, fish,
and effects of non-native species. Has over 20 journal publications and contributed to
two books on river science.

Toby Dogwiler (Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2002)
Department: Geoscience, and Director of the Southeastern Minnesota Water Resources
Center. Broadly trained in watershed processes and dynamics, and current interests lie in
the areas of stream channel processes and water quality issues. Research primarily
focuses on smaller tributary streams to the Mississippi River and understanding the
influences and affects they have on the river. Also works in the STaRS (Sediment
Transport and River Studies) Lab at WSU modeling stream processes in WSU’s new
indoor flumes. Recent publications include several journal articles on fluid flow and
geochemical fluxes between the stream and the sediment beneath it.

Gary Eddy (Ph.D. SUNY-Binghamton, 1984).
Department: English. Expertise and experience in poetry that pay special attention to
natural history of the Driftless Region. Working knowledge of the history of biodiversity
of the Big Woods stretches in southeastern MN. Specialization in Contemporary
American poetry and familiar with the 20th Century poets whose work center on the
environment and science. Also knowledgeable about the literary uses of the environment
(as metaphor, eco-criticism, phenomenological approaches, bioregionalism, etc.). In
addition, the development of “the nature essay” is a special interest.

Mark Engen (Ph.D. Montana State University, 1997)
Department: Chemistry. Research interests are in the area of analytical chemistry with
application to the measurement of trace gases in the atmosphere. Recent work has been
focused on flux rates of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and methane
in wetland and woodland areas. Additional interests involve the investigation of possible
sources and sinks of atmospheric halogenated species.
Jeanne L. Franz (Ph.D. ,University of Minnesota, 1996)
Department: Chemistry. Director, Southeast Minnesota Analytical Services. Interested
in studying the fate and transport of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the
environment. Current work has focused on analytical method development for detection
of these compounds in the environment. Also working on physical and chemical
characterization of potential new pharmaceuticals as part of environmental assessments.

Drake Hokanson (M.A. American Studies, U of Iowa, 1988, Professor Emeritus).
Department: Mass Communication. Areas of expertise include interdisciplinary studies,
American studies, journalism and most any non-fiction form of writing, photographic
communication, and visual communication. Experience with exhibit interpretive work,
historical and cultural research, authoring and editing several books, and photography for
myriad publications.

Christopher J. Malone (Ph.D., Kansas State University, 2002)
Department: Mathematics and Statistics. Director, WSU Statistical Consulting Center.
For the past six years, served as a consulting statistician for a wide variety of research
projects here at Winona State University. Recently been appointed the inaugural Director
of the Statistical Consulting Center here at Winona State University.

Neal Mundahl (Ph.D., Miami University, 1984)
Department: Biology. Member, Large River Studies Center. Research interests deal
broadly with aquatic and terrestrial ecology, ranging from lake, river, and stream systems
to prairies and floodplain and upland forests. Most current research focuses on coldwater
stream fish and invertebrate communities and their use as indicators of biotic integrity.
Background includes bird surveys, invasive species management, and prairie restoration.

Harold Ornes (Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1978)
Dean, College of Science and Engineering. Expertise in aquatic and wetland plants and
their relationship to nutrient and heavy metals pollution, and constructed wetlands. Has
published approximately 40 scientific papers, many with undergraduate students.

Robin Richardson (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1990)
Department: Biology. Research interests related to the river: Burrowing wolf spider
population dynamics on river islands and adjacent habitat, spider/prairie plant
associations and spider flood responses including the use of physical gills (constructed
from webbing). Supervises student research focused on reptiles, amphibians, and spiders.

Chuck Ripley (Ph.D., University of Rochester, 2006)
Department: English.       Research interests include the history of nature in the
Enlightenment Period. Work with traditions of sustainability and industrialization from
the end of the seventeenth through the early nineteenth centuries. Also interested in the
use of local issues of sustainability in structuring college disciplines. Expertise and
experience in nature and sustainability, nature writing, and writing about nature and
politics. Special focus on impact of pollution on at risk populations.
David Skoloda (M.A., UW Madison, 1971)
Department: Mass Communications. Area of interest and expertise is environmental
news reporting. Experience teaching environmental reporting at WSU and extensive
experience in news reporting and editing. Member of the Society of Environmental

Michael Wenz (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2006)
Department: Economics and Finance. Primary research focus is on regional and labor
economics. Particular interest in studying how policy affects the local quality of life and
have published several papers addressing this issue as it relates to casino gambling.
Research primarily focuses on the economics literature on valuing environmental

Ted Wilson (PhD-Veterinary Physiology, Iowa State University, 1994)
Department: Biology. Research: Effect of dietary plant phenolics on human health with
respect to crop genetics/selection, organic growing conditions, antioxidants, vasodilation,
glycemic index, type 2 diabetes, and weight loss. Also investigate effects of high altitude
on cardiovascular, respiratory and endocrine function. I am author of 16 peer-reviewed
manuscripts and 4 books on these subjects since 2002.

Mingrui Zhang (Ph.D., University of South Florida, 1999)
Department: Computer Science. Research interests are on the applications of artificial
intelligence to remote sensing of environments, especially toward environmental
protection. Research projects have resulted in the creation of computer algorithms and
systems for tracking phytoplankton blooms, such as red tide, and for monitoring water
qualities using satellite images. Recently developed expertise in biomedical informatics
via several projects in collaboration with Mayo Clinic as a research collaborator.

      List and brief description of relevant facilities and equipment

Centers and Special Learning Environments

Large River Studies Center

The Large River Studies Center (LRSC), a research/educational center established at
Winona State University in 1995 to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to
conduct research on large river ecosystems and associated bodies of water. The LRSC
also serves as a source of information on river science for the public and the scientific
community on a local to international scale. The LRSC is fully equipped with boats,
field, and laboratory equipment for studies ranging from phytoplankton to fish. Current
and past research supported by the U.S. EPA and the Minnesota and Wisconsin
Departments of Natural Resources.

Southeast Minnesota Analytical Services
The Southeast Minnesota Analytical Service (SEMAS) is a certified analytical laboratory
at Winona State University. SEMAS has long offered routine water analyses to the
citizens and industries of southern Minnesota as well as researchers. It now also offers;
high-field NMR spectroscopy of organic samples.

WSU Statistical Consulting Center

The WSU Statistical Consulting Center brings together the expertise of the statisticians
on campus to provide researchers with statistical consulting support necessary for
completing their projects. The Center can provide technical support for the initial study
design, analysis of data, and the writing of a final manuscript. The Center strives to
involve students (majoring in statistics) in our research teams.

Southeast MN Water Resources Center:

The Water Resources Center strives to educate and inform the students, citizens, and
public agencies of the region about our natural resources through the development of
partnerships and research. The WRC typically collaborates with state, county, and local
agencies. Currently we are involved in a number of projects that involve high resolution
monitoring of stream flow, water quality, and hydroclimatology in trout streams in our
region. Field monitoring and watershed characterization equipment includes a full
spectrum of weather-station monitoring systems; stream gauging and auto-sampling
equipment; equipment to measure dissolved oxygen, pH, solubility, turbidity, fecal
coliform, and other chemical parameters; and near-surface geophysical equipment
including seismic and electrical-resistivity imaging.

Sediment Transport and River Studies (STaRS) Flume Laboratory:

Research and teaching facility equipped with two large flumes and six smaller stream
tables (7’x3’x0.5’) for student project use. Research/teaching flumes include a 16’ fully
recirculating sediment-transport channel (16’ length x 1’ width x 1.5’ height) and a 12’ x
5’ tilting (front-to-back and side-to-side tilt capable of producing 3D profiles) stream
table that recirculates water (sediment is fed manually). These ducts enable scale
modeling of natural systems including watersheds, fluvial processes, and channel-bottom
sediment-water interactions. Plexiglas inserts for the sediment transport channel enable
additional engineering applications. Experiments can be streamed on-line and archived

GIS Laboratory:

State-of-the art workstation computing facility running the complete ESRI ArcGIS
software suite (ArcGIS, extensions, ArcIMS, ArcServer, etc.) with site license for
installation on student, faculty and staff laptops; plotters, printers, and digitizing capacity;
remote-sensing technologies including Pictometry, LiDAR, and other GIS techniques for
southeastern MN; surveying capability including total stations and multiple Trimble GPS
units with ESRI’s ArcPad and Trimble’s Pathfinder Office software.

       Brief description of relevant experience in research, technical assistance and
        education linked to CESU Network Objectives, and
       List and description of current formal and informal relationships with Federal
        Land Management Environmental and Research Agencies

All units listed above have been conducting research and/or educational projects on
federal lands and/or using federal dollars for many years. Current grants from federal
partners total approximately $300,000.00 and include the USGS, NASA, NSF, USACE,
Homeland Security (flooding), National Fish/Wildlife, USDep Ed, USDA, and the Naval
Research Lab. Most of the grants relate to riparian land management, wildlife resources,
fisheries, flooding, bird populations, and land use GIS mapping.

       Description of services to be provided to the participating Federal Agency(s) and
        Federal Employees(s) by the university

WSU academic units, faculty, and special Centers will provide land and water resources
research, testing, and monitoring expertise. Additionally, we offer customized K-16
education projects; customized audio, and video communications projects; graphic arts
design capabilities; special oral or written history projects; Computer Science hardware
and software design and testing; and Statistical consulting capabilities.

       Description of the university’s willingness to accept a limited overhead rate of
        17.5% and cost items to which the rate is applicable for activities conducted
        through the CESU, including research, technical assistance and educational

WSU commits to the limited overhead rate of 17.5% and the allowable direct costs as
defined in the CESU administrative guidelines.

       Description of administrative support, including the ability (and administrative
        charges, if any) to transfer, subcontract and receive funds between CESU
        partners and through the national CESU Network

WSU commits administrative support, including creating accounts, transfer, creation of
subcontracts, receiving and disbursing funds between CESU partners and the national
CESU Network.

       Staff, faculty time, educational services, and other commitments the university
        wishes to offer the CESU

Dr. Harold Ornes, Dean of the College of Science and Engineering will be the University contact and
representative for the CESU. The resources necessary to support Dr. Ornes in this capacity will be
provided by the University and the College of Science and Engineering.

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