Who. What. How Much. A Sampling of Current Research and Funding
$140,059 from the United States Forest Service for the analysis,
evaluation, coordination, and development of international forest
policy positions, particularly with respect to the newly established
United Nations Forum on Forests.
Three grants, each for $200,000, from the William and Flora Hewitt
Foundation as general support for the Indiana Conflict Resolution
Institute, a national center for field and applied research on
mediation, arbitration, and other forms of alternative dispute
resolution, as well as research on consensus-building, collaborative
public policy, and deliberative democracy.
$80,000 from the United States Department of Agriculture, to design
and implement a program evaluation system for the agency’s
Conflict Prevention and Resolution Center, which focuses on workplace
$897,409 from the United States Department of Transportation,
for ongoing Special Crash Investigations by SPEA’s Transportation
and Research Center.
$1,890,000 from the United States Environmental Protection Agency,
to operate the Integrated Atmospheric Deposition Network, which
measures the concentrations of organic contaminants in the air
and precipitation collected near the Great Lakes and explores
temporal trends in these concentrations.
$190,380 from the United States Environmental Protection Agency,
to investigate polybrominated diphenyl ethers (flame retardants)
in infants, sediment cores, and fishes.
$252,114 from the National Science Foundation, for laboratory
measurements of the rates of OH-initiated oxidation of alpha-
$230,000 from the Department of Environmental Management, to implement
IDEM’s Indiana Clean Lakes Program. This includes three
primary components: assessing the water quality of 80 lakes each
summer; running a citizen volunteer lake monitoring program of
over 100 lakes; and preparing a quarterly informational newsletter
$8,500 from the City of Bloomington to assess the delivery of
sediments and nutrients to Griffy Lake from the three forks of
Griffy Creek, and to also determine the amount of sediment already
deposited within the reservoir.
$18,598 from the EPA to examine the presence and distribution
of Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii, an invasive, toxic
blue-green algae recently discovered in Indiana.
$400,000 from the National Science Foundation to conduct laboratory
and field measurements of tropospheric OH and HO2 by laser-induced
$120,000 from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Postdoctoral
Program in Environmental Chemistry to research the chemistry of
important biogenic emissions to the atmosphere (such as the emissions
from trees), and will include field measurements of the concentration
of important atmospheric molecules in forested environments and
laboratory measurements of the atmospheric chemistry of a variety
of biogenic compounds.
$4,976,063 from the U.S. Agency for International Development
to help develop the Parliament of the Ukraine into a democratic