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Grants

Current Active Grants

Dimensions: Time after Time: Adaptive Seasonal Timing Drives the Sequential Origin of Community Biodiversity. Lead PI with Co-PIs Dr. Greg Ragland (Univ. of Colorado at Denver); Dr. Dan Hahn (Univ. Florida); Dr. Thomas Powell (SUNY Binghamton) NSF Dimensions of Biodiversity Competition. $1,954,998. 4 years; 10/1/16-9/30/20.

Rapid Diagnostics for Cryptic Insect Pests: An Integrative Test Case Using the Apple Maggot Fly. Lead PI with Co-PIs Charles Linn Jr. (Cornell Univ.); Dietmar Schwarz (Western Washington Univ.), Wee Yee (USDA, Wapato, WA). USDA AFRI $460,000. 3 years. 2/1/15-1/31/18.

The Role of Wolbachia in Rhagoletis fruit fly speciation. Co-PI hosting Scientist with Dr. Hannes Schuler. Austrian Science Foundation. $137,784. 2.5 years. 8/1/14-2/1/17.

Monitoring the Dispersal of Genetically Engineered Organisms and their Byproducts using Light Transmission Spectroscopy II. Co-PI with Drs. Scott Egan (Rice University); Jen Tank, Scott Howard, Carol Tanner, Steve Ruggiero (Univ. of Notre Dame); Emma Rossi-Marshall (Cary Institute for Ecosystems Study) USDABRAG program. $500,000. 3 years. 10/01/16-9/30/19.

Collaborative Research: Testing for physiological and genetic independence of rapidly evolving lifecycle components in the apple maggot, a model for seasonal adaptation. Co-PI with Drs. Greg Ragland (Univ. of Colorado at Denver); Dan Hahn (Univ. of Florida). NSF Integrative Organismal Systems Organism Environment Interactions. $595,685. 4 years. 7/1/13- 6/30/17.

Host Odor Preference in the Rhagoletis pomonella Species Complex. PI Mentor for student Cheyenne Tait. – NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. $132,000. 3 years. 6/1/14-5/31/17.

Previously Awarded Grants

Monitoring the Dispersal of Genetically Engineered Organisms and their Byproducts using Light Transmission Spectroscopy I. Co-PI with Drs. Scott Egan, David Lodge, Jen Tank, Scott Howard, Carol Tanner, Steve Ruggiero, Univ. of Notre Dame. Emma Rossi-Marshall. Cary Institute for Ecosystems Study. USDABRAG program. $500,000. 3 years. 10/01/13-9/30/16.

Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG): Cascading Speciation in a Parasitoid Wasp. Lead PI with graduate student Glen Hood. NSF DDIG $19,760 2 years 4/1/13-3/31/15.

Collaborative Research: Does Sequential Speciation Amplify Biodiversity across Trophic Levels? Lead PI with co-PIs Dr. Jason McLachlan, Univ. of Notre Dame, Dept. Biological Sciences; Dr. Scott Egan, Univ. of Notre Dame, Dept. Biological; Dr. Andrew Forbes, Univ. Iowa, Dept. Ecology and Evolution; Dr. Charles Linn, Cornell Univ., Dept. Entomology) NSF DEB Evolutionary Ecology $1,020,000. 3 years. 1/1/12-12/31/14. No cost extension through end of 2015.

Advancing the Power of Environmental Inquiry through Next Generation Population Genomics. Lead PI with Co-PIs Dr. Greg Ragland, Dr. Scott P. Egan Dr. Jun Li, University of Notre Dame. Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiate. $85,677. 2 years. 6/1/13-5/31/15.

eDNA Longevity and Relationship to Abundance of Diverse Taxa. Co-PI with Drs. Scott Egan, David Lodge, Chris Jerde, Michael Pfrender, Carol Tanner, Steve Ruggiero, Univ. of Notre Dame. Environmental Protection Agency – Great Lakes Research Initiative. $599,931. 2 years. 12/15/12-12/15/14.

Functional Genomics of Inversion 2La in Anopheles gambiae Co-PI with N. Besansky (Univ. Notre Dame) and M. Hahn (Univ. Indiana). NIH: RO1 $2,621,634 5 years 4/01/09-3/31/14.

Risk Assessment and Management of Great Lakes Invasive Species: Devising Genetic Platforms for Onboard Ship Monitoring of harmful Invasives. Co-PI with D. Lodge and C. Chang (Univ. Notre Dame). Great Lakes Protection Fund. $880,000. 7/2/07-12/31/11.

Collaborative Research: Diapause Energetics in the Apple Maggot Rhagoletis pomonella: A Functional Link between Life History Evolution and Insect-Host Plant Associations. Co-PI with Dan Hahn (Univ. of Florida). NSF Integrative Organismal Systems, Environmental and Structural Systems Cluster, Panel on Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology $436,000 5 years 05/01/07-4/30/12.

Genomics of Diapause and Chemoreception in the Apple Maggot Fly. Co-PI with S. Berlocher and H. Robertson (Univ. of Illinois). USDA-NRI $350,000. 4 years 2/1/07-5/31/11.

Integrated Education, Research, and Training: Global Linkages of Biology, Environment, and Society (GLOBES). Lead PI and Project Director with Co-PI’s: David Lodge, Gary Lamberti, Nora Besansky, Agustin Fuentes. NSF IGERT $3,144,381 7/15/05-7/14/12.

Identifying Genetic Markers for Lymphatic Filariasis Disease Detection and for Frugivorous Insect Pests. PI. Notre Dame ECK Global Health and Genomics and Bioinformatics Core. $10,000. 1 year. 1/1/11-12/31/11.

Does Diversity beget Diversity? Sequential Speciation in a Tritrophic Community. PI. Notre Dame FSRP Initiation Grant. $10,000. 1 year. 1/1/11/-12/31/11.

Host Race Formation among Southern Hawthorn-Infesting Rhagoletis pomonella. Lead PI with Co-PIs S. Berlocher (Univ. of Illinois) and C. Linn (Cornell Univ.). NSF Evolutionary Processes $947,090 4 years 9/15/06-9/14/10.

DNA and Morphometric Diagnostics for Apple and Snowberry Maggot Flies. Co-PI with T. Unruh and W. Yee, USDA-Yakima, WA. Washington Fruit Growers $20,000 1 year 12/15/07-12/14/08.

Cascading Speciation in a Parasitoid Wasp. PI with graduate student Andrew Forbes. NSF DDIG $9,740 2 years 8/1/07-7/31/09.

The Biogeography of Sympatric Speciation in Rhagoletis. PI and Sole Investigator NSF Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) – Population Biology Program. $458,300 3 years 3/01/05-2/28/08.

Indiana Center for Insect Genomics. Co-PI with Jeanne Romero-Severson (Univ. of Notre Dame) and others. 21st Century Grant, State of Indiana $2,000,000 3 years 10/1/05-9/30/08.

Risk Assessment and Management of Great Lakes Invasive Species: Seed Grant for Devising Genetic Platforms for Onboard Ship Monitoring of the Green Crab. Co-PI with D. Lodge and C. Chang (Univ. Notre Dame). Great Lakes Protection Fund $150,000 1 year 7/2/06-7/1/07

Environmental Genomics of Invasive Species. Co-PI with J. Hellmann and D. Lodge. DOE $70,000 1 yr. 1/1/06-1/1/07.

Initiating an International Collaboration to Study the Genetics of Mexican Rhagoletis pomonella: Implications for Sympatric Speciation. PI and Sole Investigator NSF International Programs $6,480 1 year 6/1/03-5/31/04.

The Genetics of Host Plant Specialization and Speciation for Rhagoletis Flies. Lead PI with Co-PI’s Jeanne Romero-Severson (Univ. Notre Dame), Stewart Berlocher (Univ. Illinois), Wendell Roelofs and Charles Linn (Cornell Univ.) NSF Integrated Research Challenges in Environmental Biology $1,680,000 (+$5,000 in additional Research for Undergraduates Supplement Funds) 5 years 9/1/99-8/30/05 (with 1 year extension).

The Insect BAC Library Initiative. Co-proposal writer with Jeanne Romero-Severson (Univ. Notre Dmae) and David Stern (Princeton Univ.) NSF BAC library competition $700,000 3 years 5/1/02-4/30/05.

Indiana Center for Insect Genomics. Co-PI with Frank Collins, Dave Severson and others. 21st Century Grant, State of Indiana $1,500,000 2 years 6/1/00-5/31/02.

QTL Mapping of Diapause Genes in the Apple and Blueberry Maggot Flies. USDA-NRI General Entomology. PI and Sole Investigator $200,000 3 Years 10/1/99-9/30/02.

Risk Assessment of Nonindigenous Species: Multidisciplinary Integration of Concepts and Application to the Laurentian Great Lakes. Co-PI with David Lodge. NSF Biocomplexity. $30,000 1 year 9/1/00-8/31/01.

Dispersal of Exotic Species in the Great Lakes: Crayfish as a model for Benthic Species Co-PI with David Lodge. Illinois / Indiana Sea Grant $72,400 2 Years 3/1/98-2/28/00.

Bioluminescence in the Click Beetle Pyrophorus plagiophthalamus: University of Notre Dame Competitive Faculty Research Program Grant. PI and Sole Investigator. $7,500 1 year $7,500 4/1/96-3/31/97.

Developmental Tradeoffs and Host Race Formation in Rhagoletis pomonella. PI and Sole Investigator Career grant from NSF Population Biology Program $150,000 (+ $15,000 in Research for Undergraduates Supplement Funds) 3 years 9/1/95-8/30/98.

Molecular Genetics of Host Race Formation in the Apple Maggot Fly. USDA. PI and Sole Investigator USDA-NRI General Entomology $120,000 2 years 9/1/94-8/30/96.

Invasion, Impact and Interaction of Zebra Mussel and Rusty Crayfish. Co-PI with Gary Lamberti and David Lodge. EPA $20,000 1 year 9/28/94-9/27/95.

Environmental Stress in Ecosystems: Linking Ecology and Engineering. Graduate Research Training Grant. Co-PI with G. Lamberti and Environmental Biology Program at Notre Dame. NSF Education and Human Resources Program $537,500 5 years 9/1/94-8/30/99.