Archbold Biological Station, Biennial Report 1997-1998


Appendix E
Sponsored Research at Archbold Biological Station and
MacArthur Agro-ecology Research Station by
Staff and Graduate Students*, 1997-1998

[Biennial Contents | Staff Publications]

David H. Anderson

  • Evaluation of the invertebrate community of the channelized Kissimmee River ecosystem, South Florida Water Management District, 1997-1998, $115,000.
  • Importance of periphyton in Everglades food webs, South Florida Water Management District, 1998-1999, $50,000.

Patrick J. Bohlen

  • Invasion of north temperate forest soils by exotic earthworms, National Science Foundation, 1998-2002, $50,827.

Reed Bowman

  • Demography of red-cockaded woodpeckers (Picoides borealis) at the Avon Park Air Force Range, U.S. Department of Defense, 1997-1998, $301,833.
  • Demography of the Florida scrub-jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) at Avon Park Air Force Range, U.S. Department of Defense, 1994-1998, $221,761.
  • Contributions of suburban jay populations to the metapopulation dynamics of the Florida scrub-jay, Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, 1997, $9,416.
  • Status and distribution of the Florida scrub-jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) at Cape Canaveral Air Station, Florida, The Nature Conservancy, 1997-1998, $177,254.
  • Banding Florida scrub-jays in Highlands County, Florida, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1997-1998, $4,995.
  • Forays and movement patterns of non-breeding Florida scrub-jays in a heterogeneous landscape, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1998-1999, $89,000.
  • Maintaining a spatially-explicit database of the distribution of Florida scrub-jays and their habitat, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1998, $10,000.
  • Monitoring gopher tortoises on mitigation parks, Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, 1998, $7,524.

Nancy D. Deyrup

  • On-site meteorological data at Archbold Biological Station, Southwest Florida Water Management District, 1997-1999, $2,790.
  • Discovering Florida scrub, Advisory Council on Environmental Education, Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, 1998-1999, $18,837.

Bruce D. Dugger

  • Using waterfowl to evaluate Kissimmee River restoration success, South Florida Water   Management District, 1995-1999, $731,503.

John W. Fitzpatrick (Cornell Univ.)

  • Ecology and demography of the Florida scrub-jay, LTREB National Science Foundation, 1998-2002, $249,560.

Christine V. Hawkes*

  • Interactions of macrobiotic soil crusts with vascular plants in a xeric shrubland, The Nature Conservancy, 1998-2000, $95,583.

Kevin N. Main

  • Habitat management at the Lake Placid Scrub Preserve, Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, 1997-1998, $35,000.
  • Vegetation cover maps for the Carter Creek and Flamingo Villas units of the Lake Wales Ridge NWR, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1998-1999, $9,081.

Eric S. Menges

  • Genetics, ecology and preserve design for endemic plants of the Lake Wales Ridge, Florida, The Nature Conservancy, 1994-1998, $115,000.
  • Chemical prospecting, Cornell-Schering/Plough, Cornell University, 1997-1998, $16,000.
  • Relating genetic variation to population size and geographic variables in Nolina brittoniana,  Florida Division of Forestry, 1997-1999, $39,000.
  • Additional ecological monitoring and experimental research on Florida scrub endemic plants, Florida Division of Forestry, 1996-1999, $30,000.
  • Population modeling for the prairie bush clover, Phase II, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 1996-1997, $4,000.
  • Effects of mechanical treatment vs. prescribed fire on listed Lake Wales Ridge plants and their habitat, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1998-1999, $22,916.

Pedro F. Quintana-Ascencio*

  • Population viability of Hypericum cumulicola, The Garden Club of America, 1997, $4,000.
  • Survivorship, growth and fecundity of three narrowly endemic plants in competitive neighborhoods along a fire disturbance gradients, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, 1997, $4,625.

Hilary M. Swain

  • Faculty Institutes for Reforming Science Teaching Through Field Stations, National Science Foundation through University of Oregon, 1998-1999, $14,700.
  • A new generation of integrated fire research equipment for Archbold Biological Station, National Science Foundation Field Stations and Marine Laboratories, 1998-1999, $50,000.
  • Computer network facilities improvement at Archbold Biological Station, Florida, National Science Foundation Field Stations and Marine Laboratories, 1997-1998, $149,989.
  • Conservation and environmental education for the Florida scrub: enhancing www facilities at Archbold Biological Station, Elizabeth Ordway Dunn Foundation, 1998-2000, $10,000.
  • Best management practices for beef cattle operations, South Florida Water Management District, 1997-1999, $280,000.

Helen A. Violi

  • Restoring bahia-grass pastures to native vegetation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1998, $17,944.

Carl W. Weekley

  • Continued monitoring of existing populations of Federally-listed endangered plants on the Lake Wales Ridge, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, 1998-1999, $2,500.

Rebecca Yahr

  • Reintroduction and recolonization of Cladonia perforata, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, 1997, $4,968.
  • Ecology and post-fire recovery of Cladonia perforata Evans; an endangered Florida scrub lichen, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1998, $15,400.

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