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 $25,000). 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 institutions. 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) email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you very much for your consideration. Sincerely yours, Anne C. Koriath Director Institutional Authorizing Official Strategic Plan 2007-2012 - - Vision & Mission Vision 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 life. Mission 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 organizations. 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 institutions. 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 geology. 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 Chemistry 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 chemistry. 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 email@example.com 285-1971 Badger, Kemuel Biology Plant ecology and conservation biology firstname.lastname@example.org 285-8820 Biogeochemistry; Microbial ecology; aquatic ecology; Bernot, Melody Biology email@example.com 285-8820 ecosystem ecology Bernot, Randall Biology Community ecology; ecotoxicology; disease ecology firstname.lastname@example.org 285-8844 Bilello, Joseph Architecture Sustainability in design email@example.com 285-2026 Boyd, Colleen Anthropology Environmental anthropology and development firstname.lastname@example.org 285-3568 Calkins, Meg Landscape Architecture Sustainability in design email@example.com 285-1971 Carter, Tim Biology Mammalogy, wildlife ecology and management firstname.lastname@example.org 285-8842 International Rural Development; Agroforestry and Shifting Natural Resources and Cultivation; Ethnoecology and Ecological Anthropology; Chandler, Paul email@example.com 285-5786 Environmental Management Systematic Ethnographic Methods; Forest Economics and Management human biometeorology, synoptic climatology, and Coleman, Jill Geography firstname.lastname@example.org 285-1172 atmospheric teleconnections Environmental Ethics, Bioethics, Feminist Ethics, Concepcion, David Philosophy Epistemology, Practical and Professional Ethics, and email@example.com 285-1244 Contemporary Ethical Theory and Problems Dodson, Gary Biology Animal behavior and ecology firstname.lastname@example.org 285-8859 Dowling, Karen Geological Sciences Hydrogeology, Aqueous geochemistry, water quality email@example.com 285-8270 Education for Sustainability; Social Implications of Energy Natural Resources and and Technology; Human Dimensions of Global Change; Eflin, James firstname.lastname@example.org 285-2327 Environmental Management Industrial Ecology; Environmental Planning; Human Geography; and Environmental Philosophy Elvin, George Architecture Nanotechnology; sustainability and design email@example.com 285-1900 Fisher, Robert Architecture Building design & performance; energy research firstname.lastname@example.org 285-2631 Global Change at Geological (104+)Time Scales; Fluegeman, Richard Geological Sciences Paleoecology, Deep Ocean ecosystems, Biostratigraphy, email@example.com 285-8267 Paleoclimatology Frankel, Bruce Urban Planning Public policy; economics; environment design firstname.lastname@example.org 285-5869 comparative politics; environmental law and policy in the U.S; Frankland, Gene Political Science email@example.com 285-8791 green movements and political parties Gray, Tim Architecture Design; technology; sustainability; materiality firstname.lastname@example.org 285-1900 Park & Public-lands management; outdoor recreation Natural Resources and Gregg, Amy planning; environmental interpretation; human dimensions of email@example.com 285-5781 Environmental Management resource management; environmental education Sedimentary Geochemistry/Petrology; Sedimentology, Rock- Grigsby, Jeffry Geological Sciences firstname.lastname@example.org 285-1042 water interaction Environmental technologies; energy & resource conservation; Grondzik, Walter Architecture email@example.com 285-2030 sustainability & design Groover, Mark Anthropology Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management firstname.lastname@example.org 285-3567 Natural Resources and Park & Public-lands management; human dimensions of Gruver, Joshua email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 285-5926 Economic Research and traditional energy Hill, Mark Anthropology Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management email@example.com 285-5396 Hogue, S. Homes Anthropology Environmental archaeology (human and faunal analysis) firstname.lastname@example.org 285-4845 Islam, Kamal Biology Ornithology, wildlife biology and management, taxonomy email@example.com 285-8847 Jones, James Technology Construction management firstname.lastname@example.org 285-1433 Urban and Regional Economics, Environmental Economics, and History of Economic Thought; Interregional Trade of Keil, Stanley Economics email@example.com 285-5364 Services and Regional Economic Growth and Urban Development Center for Energy Koester, Robert Alternative energy; sustainability & design firstname.lastname@example.org 285-1136 Research/Education/Service Aquatic ecology, limnology, fisheries, exotic species, the Great Lauer, Tom Biology email@example.com 285-8825 Lakes Natural Resources and Soil Science; bioretention; sediment & nutrient transport; Lepore, Brian firstname.lastname@example.org 285-8845 Environmental Management urban filtration Motloch, John Landscape Architecture Community design email@example.com 285-7561 Mounayar, Michel Architecture Building design & performance firstname.lastname@example.org 285-5859 Neumann, Klaus Geological Sciences Aqueous geochemistry, Natural chemical cycles, Water quality email@example.com 285-8262 Nicholson, Kristen Geological Sciences Tectonics; Volcanology; Petrology firstname.lastname@example.org 285-8268 Natural Resources and Pichtel, John Hazardous materials management; environmental engineering email@example.com 285-2182 Environmental Management Poole, James Chemistry Organic Chemistry firstname.lastname@example.org 285-8071 water resources; water quality, treatment and management; Natural Resources and and wastewater treatment; disposal of pharmaceuticals and Popovicova, Jarmilla email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 285-8852 Ramirez-Dorronsoro, Juan Natural Resources and Air quality; environment & society email@example.com 285-5783 Carlos Environmental Management Rice-Snow, Scott Geological Sciences Geomorphology, Hydrology firstname.lastname@example.org 285-8269 Inquiry learning and instruction; Technology assessment; Rose, Annette Technology Energy systems; Sustainability; Critical thinking in email@example.com 285-5648 collaborative contexts Ruch, Donald Biology Vascular flora and vegetational communities firstname.lastname@example.org 285-8829 Truex, Scott Urban Planning Sustainability, design, community development email@example.com 285-5188 Wohlt, Paul Anthropology Environmental anthropology firstname.lastname@example.org 285-1440 hydroclimatology; climate change; Spatial Modeling of Zimmermann, Petra Geography Human-Environment relationships, and Quantitative email@example.com 285-1617 Methods 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 department. 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 APPLICATION 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 Library. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; email: email@example.com website: www.gvsu.edu/wri. 4. List of programs relevant to federal land management, environmental, and research agencies. Departments: • Department of Biology (Allendale, MI) o Degree: MS in Biology (options of emphases in aquatic sciences or natural resources 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 Institutes: • Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI; Muskegon, MI) o Degree: MS in Biology with emphasis in aquatic sciences o Current graduate students enrolled: 10 Centers: • 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 Initiatives: • 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 agencies. Annis Water Resources Institute: • Dr. Bopi Biddanda: aquatic microbial ecology; carbon cycling 3 • 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 macrophytes • 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 management • Dr. Alexandra Locher: wildlife management; GIS‐based landscape modeling • Dr. Neil MacDonald: forest soils and ecology; watershed management; restoration ecology • 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 4 • Dr. Min Qi: Environmental chemistry, environmental analytical chemistry, and analytical chemistry Department of Geography and Planning: • Dr. Roy Cole: drought in Africa, development, land use/cover change, GIS, remote sensing • 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 management 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 Geology • 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 Geology 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 5 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); 6 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); Sonicators 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 7 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 8 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 9 • 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. 10 Appendix A Sample Awards – Pending and Recent Awards PI last Unit Award / Proposal Title Sponsor Agency Award / proposal Total 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 Laboratory Biddanda AWRI Great Lakes Restoration US Environmental $ 568,449 Initiative: Observatory for Protection Agency Ecosystem Changes in Muskegon Lake Biddanda AWRI Collaborative Research: EAGER: National Science $ 21,517 Genomic Insights into Microbial Foundation mat Diversity and Proterozoic Geobiology 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 11 PI last Unit Award / Proposal Title Sponsor Agency Award / proposal Total 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, Michigan 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 12 PI last Unit Award / Proposal Title Sponsor Agency Award / proposal Total Environmental Quality / Muskegon Conservation District Koches AWRI Crockery Creek Riparian Corridor Michigan Department of $ 35,000 Project Natural Resources and Environment / Land Conservancy of West Michigan 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 Cluster 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 13 PI last Unit Award / Proposal Title Sponsor Agency Award / proposal Total Nitrogen 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 14 PI last Unit Award / Proposal Title Sponsor Agency Award / proposal Total 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 Tributaries Ruetz AWRI Great Lakes Restoration US Environmental $ 232,910 Initiative: Great Lakes Coastal Protection Agency / Wetlands Central Michigan University 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 & 15 PI last Unit Award / Proposal Title Sponsor Agency Award / proposal Total 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 Madagascar Russell Biology Genetic Approaches to Pennsylvania Game $ 1,770 Understanding the Population Commission Structure of Little Brown Bats (Myotix lucifugus) in Pennsylvania 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 Research 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 Outreach Steinman AWRI Great Lakes Restoration US Environmental $ 247,212 Initiative: Studies to support Protection Agency Ruddiman Creek Implementation Ready ‐ TMDL 16 PI last Unit Award / Proposal Title Sponsor Agency Award / proposal Total 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 Transportation 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 Commission 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 Assembly 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 position Steinman AWRI ODC Hope Contract Steinman AWRI Muskegon Lake Mill Debris and National Oceanic & $ 104,298 Hydrologic Reconnection Atmospheric Administration/ West Michigan Shoreline 17 PI last Unit Award / Proposal Title Sponsor Agency Award / proposal Total Regional Development Commission 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 Invasively? 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 teaching 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 Invasively? 18 PI last Unit Award / Proposal Title Sponsor Agency Award / proposal Total 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 Watermilfoil? 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 19 PI last Unit Award / Proposal Title Sponsor Agency Award / proposal Total Education 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, Wisconsin 20 I-IAMLINE UNIVERSITY 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. Sincerely, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.hamline.edu 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. CESU Application Page 2 The program has garnered multiple awards, including top honors at Bristol England’s Wildscreen festival, the world’s largest and most prestigious environmental media festival. • 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 Education. • 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 CESU Application Page 3 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 education. 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. CESU Application Page 4 • 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 CESU Application Page 5 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 collaboration. 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 CESU Application Page 6 • 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 CESU Application Page 7 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@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 GLNF-CESU 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 rd 2400 – 3 Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55404 Phone: 612-870-3120 Fax: 612-870-3118 email@example.com www.preserveart.org 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. 1 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 fields. 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 2 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 3 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. 4 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 Entities 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 5 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 training. 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. 6 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 Email firstname.lastname@example.org • 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 contexts: • 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 instructors • 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 Management. 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 (www.smumn.edu/gis) and the Departmental website (www.gis.smumn.edu). 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 administration. 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 program. 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 development. 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 2011. 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 (http://www.geospatialservices.org/wetland_projects.html). 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 (http://maps.geospatialservices.org/website/YellowRiver/index.html). 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 management. • Description of services to be provided to the participating Federal agency(s) and Federal employee(s) by the university 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 Engineering. 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. Sincerely, Judith Ramaley, Ph.D. President 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: email@example.com 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. Faculty 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 byproducts. 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 books. 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 Journalists. 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 changes. 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 electronically. 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 services. 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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