spea magazine

In the Money

Who. What. How Much. A Sampling of Current Research and Funding

Mathew Auer
$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.

Lisa Bingham
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 conflict.

Ronald Drahos
$897,409 from the United States Department of Transportation, for ongoing Special Crash Investigations by SPEA’s Transportation and Research Center.

Ron Hites
$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- and beta-pinene.

Bill Jones
$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 called WaterColumn.

$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.

Philip Stevens
$400,000 from the National Science Foundation to conduct laboratory and field measurements of tropospheric OH and HO2 by laser-induced fluorescence.

$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.

Charles Wise
$4,976,063 from the U.S. Agency for International Development to help develop the Parliament of the Ukraine into a democratic institution.