The BIG list of projects

Effects of habitat and landscape change on butterfly populations

     1.  Spatiotemporal dynamics of Massachusetts butterflies (analysis of trends using citizen-

          scientist data, with the Massachusetts Butterfly Club)

     2.  Butterfly habitat restoration as a model system for source-sink dynamics

             a.  Effects of novel hostplant on Baltimore & Taylor’s checkerspot

             b.  Effects of burning on Fender’s blue butterfly

             c.  Response of Fender’s blue to  restoration direct planting

             d.  Collaboration on response of St. Francis satyr  to beavers/flooding and hardwood

                  removal (led by NC State co-PI Nick Hadded)

             e.  Collaboration on response of Taylor’s checkerspot  to weed control / herbicide (led by

                  WSU co-PI Cheryl Schultz)

             f.  Methods for analysis of hierarchical circular data

             g.   Optimal dispersal vs. site persistence and fragmentation

     3.  Possible butterfly projects near/at Harvard Forest

             a.  Age and movement of Harris’ checkerspot

             b.  Grazing and Harris’ checkerspot

     4.  Colonization of a restored meadow by Fender’s blue

Causes and consequences of mast-seeding

     1.  Alternate bearing in sugar maples

             a.  Correlating resource status (sugar yield), sex allocation, and seed production

             b.  Tests for (density-dependent) pollen limitation and pollination syndrome

             c.  Monitoring bee populations in tree canopies in relation to flower production

             d.  Phylogenetic patterns of reproductive syndromes inAcer (using the living collection at

                  Arnold Arboretum)

     2.  Pulsed resources and pollinator population dynamics

             a.  Responses of social and solitary bees toA. scaphoidesflowering

             b.  Stochastic dynamic models ofBombuscolony growth

             c.  Pilot studies with Bombus colonies

     3.  Mast-seeding in whitebark pine

             a.  How does resource status affect seed cone production? (with Anna Sala, UM)

             b.  Sex allocation and pollen limitation

     4.  Small mammal responses to masting

              a.  European beech in Poland (continuing grant to Rafal Zwolak, Adam Mickiewiscz

                   University, with me as an unfunded co-PI / advisor)

              b.  Oak-chipmunk interactions at Harvard Forest

Wildflower population dynamics

     1.  Colored stochasticity and plant population dynamics

             a.  Astragalus scaphoides and costs of reproduction

             b.  Calypso bulbosa: density dependence

             c.  Epipactis atrorubens: optimal dormancy

             d.  Silene tatarica: effects of landscape change (& reindeer grazing)

             e.  Erigeron acer decoloratus: effects of landscape change

     2.  Ecological forecasting / Testing matrix models (continuing analyses/ writing from my   

          NCEAs working group, which met 5 times from 2009-2011)

     3.  Climate change and plant population dynamics in Glacier National Park (continuing

          research with Peter Lesica, UM)

     4.  Analysis of demography in relation to life history (Australian Research Council grant, led by

          PI Yvonne Buckley)