Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory

Past Research

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS (all dollar quotes and timelines are estimates)

Past Funding

PI on USDA CSREES grant: Summer Soil Institute:  Addressing environmental challenges with current and emerging techniques. Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, $150,000 (9/1/09-8/31/13).  PI:  J. Moore Co-PI: T. Borsch, F. Cotrufo, E. Kelly, M. Stromberger, M. Wallenstein, D. Wall.

PI on NSF grant:  (GK-12 Track II) Graduate teaching Fellows:  Human impact along the Front Range in Colorado. MAST Institute, University of Northern Colorado, $1,400,000 (4/1/05-3/31/11).  PI: J. Moore Co-PI: W. Hoyt, D. Swift (CSU), C. Seemueler (Poudre R1), R. Tschillard (District 6).

PI on Colorado Department of Education grant: Shortgrass Steppe MSP: Science on the Front Range Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, $404,000  (9/1/07-8/31/10).  PI:  J. Moore.

PI on CDE grant: Northern Colorado High Plains mathematics and science partnership for teachers and students, $230,808.  (1/15/05-9/30/06)  MAST Institute, University of Northern Colorado, PI: J. Moore Co-PI: J. Novak

Supplemental to NSF grant: (GK-12 Track II) Graduate teaching Fellows:  Human impact along the Front Range in Colorado. Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, $178,000 (8/31/07-7/31/09).  PI: J. Moore Co-PI: W. Hoyt, D. Swift (CSU), C. Seemueler (Poudre R1), R. Tschillard (District 6).

PI on NSF grant:  Collaborative Research:  Aboveground and belowground community responses to climate change in Arctic tundra.  School of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado,  $287,144. (8/15/04-7/31/07).  Collaborative Research: PI: L. Gough (UT-Arlington) PI: J. Moore (UNC).

PI on RAMHSS supplement to NSF grant: Collaborative Research:  Aboveground and belowground community responses to climate change in Arctic tundra.  School of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, $3,500 (6/1/05-5/31/06).

PI on DOE grant:  Upward Bound, Math and Science (COSMOS III). MAST Institute, University of Northern Colorado, $1,200,000. (11/1/04-9/30/09).

PI on supplement to NSF grant:  (GK-12) Graduate Teaching Fellows:  Human impact along the Front Range in Colorado. UNC MAST Institute, University of Northern Colorado, $92,500. (9/1/01-12/31/05). PI: J. Moore Co-PI: W. Hoyt, W. Blubaugh, D. Swift (CSU).

PI on NSF grant to National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS): Detritus and dynamics of populations, food webs and communities. University of Northern Colorado, Florida International University and University of California - Davis, Davis, CA., $42,400. (6/1/00-5/31/06) PI: J. Moore Co-PI:  Q. Dong (FIU), D. Strong (UC-Davis).

Co-PI on NSF grant: Dry season biogeochemistry of California ecosystems.  Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, $88,542 (2/1/07-1/31/11) from University of California Santa Barbara.  PI:  J. Schimel Co-PI:  J. Moore, J. Treseder.

Co-PI on NSF grant: NSF LTER:  Shortgrass Steppe Long Term Ecological Research.  Department of Biology, Colorado State University, $1,640,000 (11/1/08-10/31/11).  PI: M. Antolin Co-PI E. Kelly, W. Lauenroth, J. Moore, J. Morgan.

Co-PI on NSF grant: Teaching Ecosystem Complexity through Field Science Inquiry.  Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University ($120,000),  $887,820 (6/15/06-6/14/10) to Portland State University, PI:  Marion Dresner, Co-PI: A. Moldenke, A. Lugo, J. Moore.

Co-PI on NSF grant: Center for Learning and Teaching in the West. Montana State University, $9,999,000 (10/1/01-12/31/06). PI: E. Swansen Co-PI: L. Krussel, P. Kennedy, M. Cummings, J. Moore.

Co-PI on NSF-LTER grant:  Long Term Ecological Research - Shortgrass Steppe.  Department of Range Science and Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, ~$3,300,000 for 6 years. Project sub-contract to UNC of $60,000 over 6 years.  (10/1/02-9/31/08). PI: E. Kelly Co-PI: M. Antolin, I. Burke, W. Lauenroth, J. Moore.

Co-PI on NSF grant: MRI: Acquisition of an Atomic Force Microscope. School of Chemistry, Earth Science and Physcis. $150,000.  (9/1/05-8/31/08).  PI: K. Pacheco Co-PI: C. Fields, S. Mackessy, A. Morrow, and J. Moore

Co-PI on NSF grant: NUE: Developing undergraduate nanoscale experiences for the sciences (Project Dunes). MAST Institute, University of Northern Colorado.189,000. (9/1/05-8/31/07). PI: K. Pacheco, Co-PI: J. Moore, R. Schwenz, A. Morrow, G. Suites.

Co-PI on NSF grant: Biology Field Station at the Shortgrass Steppe. Colorado State University. $232,000 (9/1/05-8/31/08).  PI: I. Burke, Co-PI: W. Lauenroth, J. Moore, et al.

PI (UNC) on NSF grant:  Native Americans and Environmental Education. MAST Institute, University of Northern Colorado.  $68,400 (8/31/04-7/31/05). PI: G. Kelly (CSU) subcontracted Co-PI: J. Moore, L. Reinsvold, R. Wang.

PI (UNC) on NSF grant:  Education in the Environment (EDEN) supplement to the SGS-LTER. MAST Institute, University of Northern Colorado. $42,500. (8/1/05-7/31/06).  PI: A. Anderson (MSU), subcontracted Co-PI: A. Whitmer (UCSB), A. Berkowitz (CES), J. Moore.

PI (UNC) on NSF grant: TE: Forest science inquiry project: Forest science mentoring and research for middle and high school science education. $98,330 to UNC. (6/1/01-12/31/06).  PI:  M. Dresner (PSU), Subcontract to J. Moore.

PI (UNC) on NSF grant: Biocomplexity: Coupling rhizosphere biochemical cycles to plant growth under different levels of carbon dioxide. UC-Davis, $2,273,400 with $130,000 to UNC. (10/31/01-12/31/06).  PI: D.A. Phillips (UCD), Subcontract to J. Moore.

PI (UNC) on NSF grant: RAMHSS supplement to the SGS-LTER: Research in prairie dog ecology. $30,000. (7/1/03-10/1/08). PI: Gene Kelly (CSU) subcontracted Co-PI: J. Moore

PI on Bohemian Foundation grant: One if by day, two if by sea, $22,000 (3/1/08-2/28/09).  PI: J. Moore. Co-PI: Jim Graham.

PI on NSF grant:  (GK-12) Graduate teaching Fellows:  Human impact along the Front Range in Colorado. MAST Institute, University of Northern Colorado, $1,409,000 with >$300,000 in UNC matching funds. (6/1/01-6/31/05).  Co-PI: W. Hoyt, W. Blubaugh, R. Mayes, D. Swift (CSU).

Co-PI on CDE grant: Northern Colorado High Plains mathematics and science partnership for teachers and students.  Year 1 - $226,395. (1/15/04-12/31/04). MAST Institute, University of Northern Colorado, PI: C. Peterson, Co-PI: J. Moore, W. Hoyt, J. Novak

PI on NPS grant:  Ecosystem impacts resulting from the use of herbicides.  Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO., $65,340. (8/1/00-5/31/03).  PI:  J. Moore, Co-PI: Neil Snow.

PI on DOE grant: Math and Science Upward Bound Program (COSMOS II). MAST Institute, University of Northern Colorado, $1,304,517 with $369,533 in UNC matching funds. (6/1/02-12/31/04). PI: J. Moore, Co-PI: R. Mayes

PI on NSF grant: RUI: Structure of a cave ecosystem.  Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO,  $299,410 for 3 years with ~$13,500 in UNC matching funds. (6/1/99-12/31/02). Co-PI:  E. Andrews.

Co-PI on NSF grant: RUI:  Acquisition of Microscopy Equipment for Research and Research Training in Biology. $236,102. (9/1/01-8/31/04).  PI: C. Peterson, Co-PI:  C. Gardiner, J. Moore

PI  on New Centuries Energy (NCE) Foundation grant:  UNC-NCE Outreach Partnership.  Center for Precollegiate Studies and Outreach, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO,  $20,000 for 1 year. (6/1/00-12/31/01). Co-PI: L. Purdy.

PI on Colorado Heritage Foundation award: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO.,  $14,700 for 1 year. (3/1/99-12/31/00).

Co-PI on CCHE grant:  Development of on-line courses for an MA in Natural Sciences.  $89,000. (3/1/03-9/30/03). PI: C. Peterson, Co-PI: J. Moore.

PI (UNC) on NSF-LTER grant:  Long Term Ecological Research. - Shortgrass Steppe.  Department of Range Science and Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory. $3,300,000 for 6 years. Project sub-contract to UNC of $90,000 over 6 years.  (10/1/96-9/31/02). PI: I. Burke (CSU) subcontract to J. Moore.

PI (UNC) on NSF/USDA interagency grant:  Long-term impact of elevated CO2 on shortgrass steppe ecosystem dynamics and trace gas exchange.  USDA/ARS, Natural Resource Ecology laboratory, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, and Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO., $614,935 requested with $50,000 to UNC (2/1/99-12/31/02).  PI:  Arvin Mosier (ARS) Co-PI: Jack Morgan (ARS), Dennis Ojima (CSU), William Parton (CSU), and D. Milchunas (CSU), subcontracted to J. Moore.

C0-PI on DOEd grant:  Math and Science Upward Bound Program. UNC Arts and Science Advising Center, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO.  $1,088,641 with $88,126 in UNC matching funds (11/1/95-10/31/00). PI: P. Endicot,  Co-PI: G. Canales, R. Mayes, E. Rennaker, J. Moore.

PI (UNC) on NSF grant: SGS-LTER: Development of schoolyard LTER. $15,000 for 1 year (7/1/03-6/30/04). PI: E. Kelly (CSU) subcontracted Co-PI: J. Moore

PI (UNC) on NSF grant: RAMHSS supplement to the SGS-LTER: An assessment of the scaling of schoolyard LTER demonstration plots. $30,000. (7/1/00-10/1/02). PI: I. Burke (CSU) subcontract to J. Moore.

PI (UNC) on NSF grant: RAMHSS supplement to the SGS-LTER: An assessment of the scaling of schoolyard LTER demonstration plots. Center for Precollegiate Studies and Outreach, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO, $15,000. (6/1/00-12/31/01). PI: I. Burke (CSU) subcontract to J. Moore.

PI (UNC) on NSF grant: SGS-LTER: Development of schoolyard LTER. $15,000 for 1 year. (7/1/00-10/1/01). PI: I. Burke (CSU) subcontract to J. Moore & J. Rahm.

PI (UNC) on NSF grant: Shortgrass Steppe LTER: Development of schoolyard LTERs. Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO.,  $15,000 for 1 year. (2/1/99-12/31/00). PI: I. Burke  subcontracted to J. Moore & E. Andrews.

PI on NSF grant: REU supplement to RUI: Trophic structure of a cave ecosystem.  Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO  $5,000. (6/1/00-12/31/01). .

PI on New Centuries Energy (NCE) Foundation grant:  UNC-NCE Outreach Partnership.  Center for Precollegiate Studies and Outreach, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO.,  $20,000 for 1 year. (6/1/00-12/31/01). PI: J. Moore, Co-PI: L. Purdy

Co-PI on EXCELL Energy Foundation grant: UNC Mentor Program.  $15,000 for 1 year. (6/1/01-12/31/02).  PI:  L. Purdy Co-PI: J. Moore

PI/Mentor to Post-Doctoral Fellow (E. Andrews):  NSF Post-doctoral fellowships in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology Education:  Use of an integrated curriculum for overcoming negative synergies in math and science education. $104,000 with $2,500 in UNC matching funds. (9/97-12/99). PI: E. Andrews, Co-PI: J. Moore, G. Saunders.

PI (UNC) on NSF grant: RAMHSS supplement to the SGS-LTER. Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO.,  $12,000 with $1,500 in UNC matching funds. (6/1/98-12/31/99). PI: I. Burke subcontracted to J. Moore.

PI/Recipient on Hewlett-Packard award:  Request for Equipment.  Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO.  $1,737 to purchase 3 HP digital cameras and printer. PI: J. Moore Co-PI:  A. Ratcliffe.

PI on NSF award:  NSF Young Investigator: Impacts of disturbance on soil food webs.  Department of Biology, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO.  $100,000.00 for 5 years - with matching funds the award is $500,000 to year 6. (6/1/92-12/31/98).  To date match for DEB-92-57710 has come from: Olympus Corp. of America, Colorado Heritage Wildlife Foundation, Edge Solutions, Inc.  Actual award amount ~$420,000.

PI on Earthwatch grant:  Student Challenge Awards Program: A study of the trophic interactions along a productivity gradient within Wind Cave.  Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO. $8,400 with $500 in UNC matching funds. (8/2/98-8/20/98). PI: J. Moore Co-PI:  E. Andrews.

PI on US Park Service grant:  A survey of biotic and trophic interactions within Wind Cave and Jewel Cave, South Dakota.  Department of Biology,  University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO.  $56,293 with $10,000 in UNC matching funds.  (6/1/92-7/31/97) PI: J. Moore Co-PI:  J. Clarke.

PI on NSF grant:  RUI-Experimental tests of microclimate, substrate quality, and soil properties on decomposer specificity in adjacent lodgepole pine and mountain ecosystems.  Department of Biology, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO.  $230,000 with $30,000 in UNC matching funds. (7/15/91-12/31/95).  PI: J. Moore Co-PI: R. Riensvold

PI on NSF grant:  REU Supplemental funding request for DEB-92-57710.  Department of Biology, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO.  $10,000. (6/15/97-6/15/98).

PI on NSF grant:  REU Supplemental funding request for BSR-91-06972.  Department of Biology, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO.  $4,750. (6/15/95-6/15/96).

PI on NSF grant:  REU Supplemental funding request for BSR-91-06972.  Department of Biology, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO.  $9,875. (6/15/92-6/15/93).

PI on NSF grant:  REU Supplemental funding request for BSR-91-06972.  Department of Biology, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO.  $10,000. (6/15/93-6/15/94).

PI on NSF grant:  REU Supplemental funding request for BSR-91-06972.  Department of Biology, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO.  $19,875. (6/15/94-6/15/95).

PI on Western Region Pesticide Impact Assessment Program (WRPIAP) grant:  Evaluation of Turf, Insect Management Practices on Non-target Arthropods.  Department of Entomology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.  $16,681. (3/1/88-2/28/89). Co-PI: W. Cranshaw (CSU).

PI on UNC grant:  Distribution and abundance of mycorrhizal inoculum across a lodgepole pine and meadow ecosystem ecotone.  Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO., .2 FTE graduate assistantship for 2 semesters.  Co-PI: Robert Riensvold

Participant on NSF grant:  Response of a temperate grassland ecosystem to climate change:  Importance of biotic interactions and feedbacks.  Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Fort Collins, CO.  $2,000,000 for 5 years.  2 months salary, travel. PI. William Lauenroth Co-PI:  Several others

Co-PI on NSF grant (DUE 96-53190):  Campus Ecology:  Experimental field sites as tools for teaching ecological principles.  Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO., ~$90,000 with $12,500 in matching funds. (6/1/97-12/31/99). PI: G. Saunders, Co-PI:  J. Clarke, J. Moore

Co-PI on DOE grant:  Processes of Community Development and Responses of Ecosystems to Climate Change.  Department of Range Science and Department of Entomology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.  ~$606,000. (6/87-6/89).  2-5 months salary, equipment, travel and technicians. PI: E. Redente, Co-PI: B. Reeves, D. Klien, A. Carpenter, J. Moore.

Co-PI on DOE grant:  Coupling of Primary Producers, Detritus, Decomposer Organisms and Nitrogen Availability During Secondary Succession.  Department of Range Science and Department of Entomology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.  $250,000 (6/89-6/90).  Postdoctoral Associate salary, travel, and equipment.  PI: E. Redente, Co-PI: B.Reeves, D. Klien, A. Carpenter, J. Moore.

PI on DOE, Brookhaven National Laboratory grant:  Level of Resolution in Decomposition Models Necessary to Predict Nutrient Losses in Tundra. Department of Entomology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.  $19,999. (6/87-1/89). Postdoctoral Associate salary.  PI: J. Moore Co-PI:  H. W. Hunt

Participant on Colorado State University Western Colorado Research Center: Investigating the impact of green manures and weed mat on soil biota and tree growth in organic peach tree orchards.  Western Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station, Colorado State University. $8,000 (1/1/01-12/31/02).  PI: R. Zimmerman (CSU).

Participant on EPA grant:  Analysis of Wet Deposition Monitoring Data:  Application to Forest and Aquatic Effects Research. Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Fort Collins, CO.  $89,000 (3/87-3/88).  6 months Postdoctoral Associate salary, programmer salary, computer monies. 

Participant on NSF grant:  Organic C, N, S and P Formation and loss from Great Plains Agroecosystems. Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.  $400,000. (10/86-10/87). 1 month Postdoctoral Associate salary.  PI:  J. Gibson

Participant on NSF grant:  Organic Matter and Nutrient Cycling in Semiarid Agroecosystems..  Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.  $350,000. (7/83-7/86).  Salary, technician time, computer time.  PI:  D. Coleman, V. Cole.

Participant on NSF grant:  Carbon-Nitrogen Allocation and Utilization in a Crested Wheatgrass and Native Shortgrass Ecosystem. Department of Range Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.  $250,000. (12/84-5/86).  Salary.  PI: M. Trlica and E. Redente

Participant on DOE grant:  Semiarid Ecosystem Development as a Function of Resource Processing and Allocation. Department of Range Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.  $385,000. (7/86-5/87). Postdoctoral Associate salary, travel monies.  PI: E. Redente