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Visiting Research Project List

Visiting Research Project List


Topic / Investigator(s) & Affiliation / Dates / Publications


Wisconsin Sand Plains: Late Holocene climate change and the expansion of drought-intolerant taxa / Phillip Woods, University of Minnesota / January 2012 - 2013

Assessment of St. Croix Valley streams with potential for trout designation by the state of Minnesota / Brian Nerbonne, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources / 2011

Caddisfly case selection based on anti-microbial properties / Mara Greenebaum, Hamline University / 2011

Development of monitoring techniques for selected reptiles in Minnesota / Carol Hall, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources / August 2010 - April 2012

Healthy forests to resist invasion: A large-scale study of invasive exotic plants in Minnesota forests / Alexandra Lodge, University of Minnesota / July 2010 - September 2012

Understanding sugar maple range limits: climate and biotic interactions along a north-south gradient / Rachel Putnam, University of Minnesota / 2009

Impact of soil texture on physiological traits of several angiosperm trees common to forests of the Midwestern United States / Jeanne DeNoyer, Princeton University / 2009

Host determination of select St. Croix River mussel species / Mark Hove, University of Minnesota / 2009

Forest change in the St. Croix Valley and upper Midwest / Peter Reich, Dept. of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota / 2008-2011

Camera trap research survey / Andrew Weaver, Dept. of Biology, Stillwater Area High School / 2008

Ontogenetic variation in whole-plant carbon balance of Acer saccharum / Kerrie Sendall, Dept. of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota / 2008

Sediment resuspension by wind in a restored shallow lake wetland / Greg Fransen, Dept. of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota / 2008-2009

Glacial till sample survey / Howard Hobbs, Minnesota Geological Survey / 2007

The Chironomidae of Spring Creek / R. William Bouchard, Jr., Dept. of Entomology, University of Minnesota / 2007

Geochemistry of mercury and sulfur in Lake Tahoe sediment / Paul Drevnick, Dept. of Zoology, Miami University / 2007

Functional and physiological diversity in willows (Salix) / Jessica Savage, Dept. of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota / 2006

Ixodes scapularis nymph infection rate status in Minnesota / David Neitzel, Minnesota Dept. of Health / 2006

Aquatic ecology class projects / Daniel Hornbach, Dept. of Biology, Macalester College / 2006

Long-term ecological research on wetlands, database for monitoring Minnesota wetlands, re-survey bryophytes and vascular plants / Joannes A. Janssens, Lambda-Max Ecological Research / 2006-2009

Brook trout DNA sampling for possible future gamete sources of native brook trout populations / John Huber, Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources and Loren Miller, University of Minnesota / 2005

Effects of fish and fish removal on zooplankton of alpine lakes in Rocky Mountain National Park, USA / Toben Lafrancois, Natural Resources Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University / 2005

Pine Shoot Beetle Survey / Scott Smith, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bloomington, MN / 2005

An analysis of the intermediate disturbance hypothesis and diversity patterns of stream macroinvertebrates / Kyle Zimmer, Department of Biology, University of St. Thomas / 2004

GIS analysis of habitat types at the St. Croix Watershed Research Station / Kenneth L. Petersen, Department of Biology, Bethel University / 2004

Physical and biotic description of streams at the St. Croix Watershed Research Station / Kenneth L. Petersen, Department of Biology, Bethel University / 2003

Avian Diversity and Reproduction in Restored Grassland Habitats / Jeff Port, Department of Biology, Bethel College/2003-present

The Classification of Aquatic Habitats in the St. Croix River / Haibo Wan, Department of Fishery, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota/2003

What Makes a Site Invasible? / Kathleen Lacasse, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota/2003

Investigating Small Mammal Population Dynamics at the St. Croix Watershed Research Station / Teresa F. DeGolier, Department of Biology, Bethel College / 2000-present

Summer Plankton in the Lower St. Croix River / R.K.Winkelmann, Arizona State University/ 1996-present

Composition and Phenology of Chironomidae in Spring Creek / Leonard C. Ferrington, Jr., Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota / 2001-2002

Ecological Stoichiometry and Nutrient Recycling in St. Croix Springs / Stanley Asah and Jim Perry, Water Resources Sciences, College of Natural Resources, University of Minnesota / 2001-2002

Recreational Carrying Capacity for St. Croix National Scenic Riverway / Kenneth Chilman, Department of Forestry, Southern Illinois University / 2001

Abundance of Northern Prairie Skink (Eumeces septentrionalis) in the Vicinity of the St. Croix Watershed Research Station's Old Field, In Relation to Habitat Variables / Christopher Yoch, Department of Biology, St. Mary's University / 2001

Genetics of floral trait variation in columbines and Canada anemones / Simon Emms, University of St. Thomas / 2000

Conservation priorities for lowland forest birds on the St. Croix River / Mike Worland, University of Minnesota / 2000-2001

Biodiversity of diatoms in Mongolia and their use as environmental indicators / N. Soninkhishig, National University of Mongolia / 1998-2000

Soninkhishig, N., Edlund, M. B. and Peck, J. A. 2003. Diatom-based paleoenvironmental reconstruction of Lake Telmen for the last 6230 years. Mongolian Journal of Biological Sciences 1(1):55-68.
Edlund, M. B., Williams, R. M. and Soninkhishig, N. 2003. The planktonic diatom diversity of ancient Lake Hovsgol, Mongolia. Phycologia 42:232-260.
Soninkhishig, N., Edlund, M. B. and Kim, Y. H. 2002. Freshwater algae of the Khognokhaan Protected Area, with special emphasis on diatoms. In Kim, Y. H. (ed.) Ecosystem and Biodiversity of Khognokhaan Protected Area, Mongolia. The Korean Council for Conservation of Nature. Volume 15: 2000 Academic Survey of Natural Environment of Mongolia, pp 175-211.
Soninkhishig, N. and Edlund, M. B. 2001. Diatom flora of Buir Nuur and their use a water quality indicators. In Adiya, Ya. (Ed.) Eastern Mongolia Ecosystem, First Volume. UNDP, WWF, Eastern Mongolia Biodiversity Project, Biological Institue of the Mongolia Academy of Sciences, Ulaanbaatar, pp 103-122.
Soninkhishig, N. 2003. Diatoms of lake bottom sediments of Telmen and Bayan Nuur (Mongolia). Ph.D. dissertation, Biological Sciences, National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Seven county metro area stream surveys / Konrad Schmidt, MN DNR / 1999-2000

Schmidt, Konrad. 1999. Twin Cities metro area streams. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. 1999 Survey Summary.

Ecology of human Erlichiosis / Russell Johnson, University of Minnesota / 1998

Archaeological investigations at the Cross Site / Orrin C. Shane III, Science Museum of Minnesota / 1994-2000

Reconstruction of floods from tree-rings / Wayne M. Wendland, Illinois State Water Survey / 1993-1994

Landscape ecology of reptiles and amphibians in the St. Croix River Valley / John R. Probst, Deahn DonnerWright, North Central Forest Experiment Station / 1994-1995

DonnerWright, Deahn. 1997. Distribution and Abundance of Turtles Along the St. Croix River, Minnesota and Wisconsin. M.A. Thesis. University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point.
DonnerWright, Deahn, Michael Bozek, John Probst and Eric Anderson. 1999. Response of Turtle Community Assemblage to Environmental Gradients in the St. Croix River, USA. Canadian Journal of Zoology Vol. 77, pp. 989-1000.

Wetland monitoring project / Dan Orr, Northern States Power Company / 1994

Northern States Power. 1994. A.S. King Ash Disposal Facility, Solid Waste Permit SW-54: 1994 Wetland Monitoring Report. A Report to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

Inventory and monitoring of rare vascular plants, St. Croix National Scenic Riverway / Emmet J. Judziewicz, University of Wisconsin-Madison / 1993

Judziewicz, Emmet J. 1994. Inventory and Monitoring of Rare Vascular Plants, St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Final Report. National Park Service and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Zebra mussel monitoring task force / Paul Burke, US Fish & Wildlife Service / 1993

Reconnaissance of white pine regeneration in Lower St. Croix Riverway / Michael J. Grimm, University of Wisconsin-Madison / 1992

Byrophite floristics and preliminary vegetation classification at the St. Croix Watershed Research Station / Jan A. Janssens, University of Minnesota / 1993

Archaeological investigations at the St. Croix Watershed Research Station / Orrin C. Shane III, Science Museum of Minnesota / 1993

Geographic variation of selected neotropical migrant bird species on fragmented and continuous forests / Therese Donovan, University of Missouri, John Faaborg, University of Missouri, John Probst, USDA Forest Service, Frank Thompson III, USDA Forest Service / 1990-1992

Donovan, Therese M., Frank R. Thompson, III, John Faaborg and John R. Probst. 1995. Reproductive success of migratory birds in habitat sources and sinks. Conservation Biology, Vol. 9, No.6, pp. 1380-1395.
Donovan, Therese M., Roland H. Lamberson, Allison Kimber, Frank R. Thompson III, and John Faaborg. 1995. Modeling the effects of habitat fragmentation on source and sink demography of neotropical migrant birds. Conservation Biology, Vol. 9, No. 6, pp 1396-1407.
Robinson, Scott K., Frank R. Thompson, III, Therese M. Donovan, Donald R. Whitehead and John Faaborg. 1995. Regional forest fragmentation and the nesting success of migratory birds. Science, Vol. 267, pp. 1987-1990.

Artificial nest experiments with camera documentation of nest predators on forest fragments in the St. Croix River Valley / Joel W. Porath, University of Missouri, Therese Donovan, MN Dept. of Natural Resources / 1990-1992

Paleoecological reconstruction of peatlands at the St. Croix Watershed Research Station / Jan A. Janssens, University of Minnesota, Ronald W. Lawrenz, St. Croix Watershed Research Station / 1992-1993

Landscape ecology / Osh (Barbara) Anderson, USDA Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station / 1989

Andersen, Osh (Barbara), Thomas R. Crow, Sue M. Lietz, and Forest Stearns. 1996. Transformation of a landscape in the upper mid-west, USA: The history of the lower St. Croix river valley, 1830 to present. Landscape and Urban Planning, Vol.35, pp. 247-267.

St. Croix tributary study / Terrence Boyle, Colorado State University / 1987-1989

Boyle, Terence P., and David R. Beeson. 1987. The effects of Pacwawong & Phipps Flowages on ecological aspects of the Namekagon River. National Park Service Water Resources Division Report.

Critical habitat use by migrating birds in the St. Croix Valley / A.R. Weisbrod, National Park Service / 1987-1993

Weisbrod, A.R. and R.C. Johnson. 1989. Lyme disease and migrating birds in the Saint Croix Valley. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Vol. 55, No. 8, pp. 1921-1924.

Long-term ecological research on wetlands / Jan A. Janssens, Eville Gorham University of Minnesota / 1988 - ongoing

Janssens, Joannes A., Mark G. Noble, Stephen P. Main, Jonathan L. Haferman. 2000. Long-term ecological research on spring-fen communities at the St. Croix Watershed Research Station, Washington County, Minnesota. Minnesota Department of Transportation. Final Report 1994-1999. MN/RC-2000-17

Long-term monitoring of populations of four rare plants in national parks of the upper midwest / Noel Pavlovic Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore / 1990-1992

Rare mussel survey of the St. Croix River / David Heath, William Smith, Wisconsin Bureau of Endangered Species / 1987-1992

Smith, W. and D. Heath. 1987. Distribution and relative abundance of freshwater mussels in the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway. Final Report.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fort Snelling, Minnesota. 1997. Winged Mapleleaf (Quadrula fragosa) Recovery Plan.

A biological survey of the St. Croix River / Gary Montz, Jack Paul Renard, MN DNR / 1989-1990

Emblon, J.W., S.R. Hanson, G. Montz, P.A. Renard. 1991. A biological survey of the St. Croix River. Minn. DNR Special Publication.

Haemopoid leeches of the St. Croix drainage / Michael Riggs, MN DNR / 1990-1998

The distribution of crayfishes in Minnesota / Judith C. Helgen, MN Pollution Control Agency / 1985-1988

Helgen, J.C. 1991. The distribution of crayfishes in Minnesota. MN DNR Special Publication.

Dragonflies of the St. Croix River / William Smith, Timothy Vogt, Wisconsin Bureau of Endangered Species / 1989-1991

Vogt, T.E. and W.A. Smith. 1993. Ophiogomphus Susbehcha Spec. Nov. From North Central United States (Anisoptera: Gomphidae). Odonatologica, Vol. 22, No.4. pp. 503-509.

Giardiasis in birds and small mammals / Stanley L. Erlandsen, University of Minnesota / 1989-1990

Erlandsen, S.L., A.R. Weisbrod, L.W. Knudson, R. Olereich, W.E. Dodge, W. Jakubowski and W.J. Bemrick. 1991. Giardiasis in wild and captive bird populations; high prevalence in herons and budgerigars. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, Vol. 1, pp. 132-143.

The effect of two century-old, low head dams on the distribution of macrophytes, carbon transport and the macroinvertebrate community in the Namekagon River, Wisconsin / Terrence Boyle, Colorado State University / 1986-1989

Boyle, T.P., N.J.Hoefs, D.R.Beeson. 1992. An Evaluation of the status of Benthic macroinvertebrate communities in the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, Minnesota and Wisconsin. National Park Service. 88 pp.

Washington County Biological Survey / John C. Almendinger, MN DNR / 1987-1989

Almendinger, J.C., and A. Epp. 1990. Natural communities and rare species of Washington County, Minnesota (map and text). MN DNR, Natural Heritage Publications.