Funding Mechanism Project Duration Principle Investigators Affiliations Project Title Project Outcome
ITBI June 2016-June 2018 Alison Cupples, James Cole Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences Collaborative Research: Developing High Throughput Quantitative PCR Asssays for the Functional Genes Associated with the Degradation of the Water Contaminant, RDX  
ITBI Jan. 2016- Jan. 2018 Joseph Hamm, Piotr Magnuszewski, Amber L. Pearson, Meredith Gore, Jan Sendzimir Criminal Justice; Centre for Systems Solutions, Modeling, Environment and Society; Geography; Fisheries & Wildlife; International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Risk, Policy and Vulnerability Group Investigating the Relative Roles of Motivation and Trustworthiness in Overcoming Vulnerability: An Innovative Inquiry in the Developing World  
ITBI Jan. 2015-Jan. 2017 Jiquan Chen, Emilio Moran, Bruno Basso, Kyla Cahlin, John Dirks, Peilei Fan, Christine Geith, Ranjeet John, Sasha Kravchenko, Raffaele Lafortezza, Jack Liu, Lifeng Luo, Carolyn Malmstrom, Nathan Moore, Jiaquo Qi, Julie Winkler and Jinhua Zhao Geography; CGCEO; Geological Sciences; Education Administration; SPCD; MSU Global; Plant Biology; CSIS; ESPP A Team for Coupled Human and Environm ental MacroSystems (TeamCHEMS) in a Changing Globe  
ITBI Jan. 2015-Jan. 2017 Sean A. Valles, Kevin Elliott, Mark Largent, Aaron McCright Lyman Briggs; Philosophy; Fisheries and Wildlife; James Madison; Sociology Testing Communication Tactics for Overcoming Skepticism  
ITBI April 2014-April 2016

Jessica Miesel, Hui Li, David Rothstein, Chris Saffron, Laura Schmitt Olabisi and Wei Zhang

Forestry; Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences; Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering; Community Sustainability; ESPP Black Carbon in the Environment

Grants funded



ITBI April 2014-April 2016 Aaron McCright, Tom Dietz, Julie Libarkin, Robby Richardson, Bruno Takahashi Sociology; Geological Sciences; Community Sustainability; Journalism and Communication Advancing MSU Expertise in Environmental Decision-Making  
ITBI April 2014- April 2016 Brian J. Teppen and Kristie Dotson Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences; Philosophy Creating and Teaching a Unified Epistemology Across the Sciences and Humanities Presentations
VISTAS Jan. 2016- Jan. 2017 Hui Li and Wei Zhang Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences Sorption and transformation of orgainc contaminants at the interface of pyrogenic carbon and water  
VISTAS Jan. 2016-Jan. 2017 Laurie Medina and Jennifer Goett Anthropology; James Madison Exercising Indigenous and Afro-descendent Autonomy on Resource Frontiers: Resource Governance at the Intersection of Autonomous Regions, States and the Inter-American Human Rights System  
VISTAS Jan. 2016-Jan. 2017 Nathaniel Ostrom, Peggy Ostrom, and Eric Hegg Integrative Biology; Biochemistry & Molecular Biology The molecular and biochemical ecology of the nitrogen cycle: N2O production and N2 fixation  
VISTAS October 2015-October 2016 Jiquan Chen CGCEO/Geography Natural and Socioeconomic Functions of Urban Greenspaces: European Cities in a Global Context Presentation
VISTAS October 2015-October 2016 Jennifer Carrera and Lucero Radonic Sociology; Anthropoogy Collaboration for Citizen Science Monitoring of Environmental Quality in the U.S./Mexico Border Region  
VISTAS October 2015-October 2016 David W. MacFarlane and Kay E. Holekamp Forestry; Integrative Biology International Research Experience for Students: Ecosystem funciton and conservation of indigenous East African coastal forests  
VISTAS October 2015-October 2016 Irene Xagoraraki Civil and Environmental Engineering Advanced technologies for on-site treatment of hospital and other biological wastewater: From routine treatment to removing highly dangerous pathogens  
VISTAS Jan. 2015- Jan. 2016 C. Michael Wagner and John B. Hume Fisheries and Wildlife Toward Sustainable Barriers: Exploring the interface of animal and human behavior to aid bi-directional fish passage and invasive species control in the Great Lakes  
VISTAS Jan. 2015- Jan. 2016 Jay Zarnetske, Stephen Hamilton, Dustin Kincaid Geological Sciences; Zoology; KBS Collaborative Research: Revealing the biogeochemical and ecological importance of flocculent sediments in shallow aquatic ecosystems  
VISTAS Jan. 2015-Jan. 2016 Jennifer A. Lau Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences; KBS Developing a Research Netowrk for Indentifying the Drivers of Natural Selection Both Drs. Emery and Whitney met with graduate students and faculty in one-on-one and small group meetings; Dr. Whitney presented a research seminar to approximately 25 undergraduate students, graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and faculty; and Dr. Emery led a discussion on engaging underrepresented groups in outreach that was attended by approximately 20 undergraduate interns, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty.
VISTAS Jan. 2015-Jan. 2016 Joseph S. Krajcik and Katherine L. Gross CREATE for STEM; Education; Plant Biology and KBS Taking Science Education Outdoors Using Environmental Education Presentation: Tal, Tali. "Taking Science to the Outdoors." National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) International Conference. Chicago, IL. 14 April 2015.
VISTAS Jan. 2015-Jan. 2016 Eric Benbow Entomology; Osteopathic Medical Specialties Symposium for Frontiers in Interkingdom Research  
VISTAS Sept. 2014-Sept. 2015 Wei Zhang Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences Bioavailability of antibiotics to bacteria and expression of antibiotic resistant genes in unsaturated soils  
VISTAS Jan. 2014-Jan. 2015 Vlad Tarabara Civil and Environmental Engineering Bacteriophages as surrogate microorganisms for understanding virus removal by membrane filters. With Eka Jaiani, University of Georgia (Republic of Georgia) Awarded funding from the Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDE Global), the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation, and the Georgian Research and Development Foundation; Georgia Early Career Scholars program.
VISTAS Jan. 2014-Jan. 2015 Robert Richardson Community Sustainability Integrated assessment of payment for ecosystem services in Southeast Asia. With Katsuya Tanaka, Shiga University (Japan)  
VISTAS Jan. 2014- Jan. 2015 Joan Rose and Erin Dreelin Fisheries & Wildlife With Dr. Scott Meschke, University of Washington  
VISTAS Jan. 2014-Jan. 2015

Alvin J. Smucker

Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences Water for Food. With Dr. Kenneth G. Cassman, University of Nebraska  
VISTAS Sept. 2013-Sept. 2014 Mark Axelrod James Madison, Fisheries & Wildlife Cascading Globalization and Resilient Marine Socio-Ecological Systems: Multi-scale Responses to Global Market Shifts in Indian Fishing Communities. With Shyam S. Salim, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Cochin, India

Mark Axelrod, Brian Roth, Daniel B. Kramer, Shyam S. Salim, Julia M. Novak, T V. Sathianandan, and Somy Kuriakose, “Cascading Globalization and Local Response: Indian Fishers’ Response to Export Market Liberalization” (revised and resubmitted to The Journal of Environment & Development, April 2015).

VISTAS Sept. 2013-Sept. 2014

Nathaniel Ostrom and Peggy Ostrom

Zoology Enigmatic Nitrogen Cycles of Lakes Ontario & Erie. With Michael Twiss, Clarkson University; George Bullerjahn, Bowling Green State University; Anthony Chappaz, Central Michigan University; Reinhard Laubenbacher, University of Connecticut.  
NSF Grants Conference 2013 Rafael Auras, Bruno Basso, Sophan Chhin, Hui Li, Peter Lillehoj, Robert Richardson, Laura Schmitt Olabisi, Bruno Takahashi, Wei Zhang. Packaging, CANR, Geological Sciences, Forestry, Crop and Soil Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, CARRS, Journalism, Civil and Environmental Engineering, ESPP  

Report by Jon MacDonagh-Dumler

NSF Funding Workshop

WIRG 2013 Amirpouyan Nejadhashemi Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering    
WIRG 2013 Jianguo Liu Fisheries & Wildlife    
WIRG 2012 Peggy Ostrom Zoology, Natural Science    
WIRG 2012 Andrey Guber (lead), Williams, A.C., Dechen Quinn, S.B. Tamraker, Joan Rose, W.F. Porter Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences, Fisheries & Wildlife,
Multimodeling framework for predicting fate and transport of pathogens
originated from wildlife and livestock interactions in fragmented
agriculture-forest ecosystems


Publication 1

Publication 2

WIRG 2011

Mark Axelrod (lead), Emine Evered, Kyle Evered, Amirpouyan Nejadhashemi, Mehmet Oztan, David Baylis


James Madison, History, Geography, Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering Sustainable Aquifer Management under Enhanced Turkey-Syria Relations  
WIRG 2011 Arika Ligmann-Zielinska (lead), Mary T. Bremigan, Kendra Spence Cheruvelil, Daniel B. Kramer, Patricia A. Soranno Geography, Fisheries & Wildlife, Lyman Briggs, James Madison Lakes as Complex Socio-Ecological Systems: Exploring the Causalities between Human Land Use Decisions and Landscape Limnological Processes to Inform Sustainable Water Conservation Policies  
WIRG 2011 Susan Masten (lead), Melissa J. Baumann, Alison M. Cupples, Simon H. Davies, Brian J. Teppen, Hui Li Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Plant Soil and Microbial Sciences Use of X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy to Study the Reduction of U(VI) by Zero Valent Iron