Ongoing research projects
Nitrogen cycling in small watersheds
We are examining nitrogen dynamics in the Adirondack Mountains, figuring out how small watersheds are responding to long-term changes in atmospheric nitrogen deposition (acid rain).
Collaborators: Robert Sabo, Greg Lawrence
How sound changes plant growth
We are exposing various crop plants to different vibratory frequencies, and monitoring the changes in plant growth and reproduction.
Collaborators: Mike Losinger, Adam Pack
Students: Bajro Nuhanovic, Mike Jones, Marcus Recile, Alexandria Alinea, Cassandra McNitt, Jasmin Zvornicanin, Courteney Klepfer, Alyssa Castle, Mike Scaccia, Julianne Gagnon
We participate in two Ecological Research as Education Network (EREN) projects. Distribution of Earthworms, led by Tim McCay, is investigating the distribution of native and non-native earthworms in the U.S. Milkweed Adaptation, headed up by Emily Mohl, is looking at how milkweed plants (which are essential for monarch butterflies) will respond to climate change.
Collaborator: Tom McCarthy
Student: Jonathan Fitzgerald-Bord, Armin Rosic
**Student research opportunity**