The Ries Lab was just informed that two NSF proposals were recommended for funding. HOORAY!
The first is a $1.6m collaborative grant (330K to Georgetown) focused on climatic drivers of phenological (seasonal timing) changes at multiple ecological levels: seasonal climate patterns, plant green-up and senescence, caterpillar growth and availability (for birds) and migratory bird arrival dates. This is a collaboration with Ali Arab in Mathematics and Statistics as well as Morgan Tingley (UConn), Allen Hurlburt (UNC), Rob Guralnick (UFL) and several others.
The second is a $300K collaborative grant ($94K to Georgetown) focused on climatic drivers of monarch abundances with the specific goal of projecting monarch population performance into the future.
This is a collaboration with Elise Zipkin and Sarah Saunders (Michigan State University).
You can see details at our grants page.