2013 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report Project Descriptions
MAINTAINING THE ENVIRONMENT
UVM research scientists and outreach specialists ...
investigate fire feedbacks on ecological communities.
Linking Models to Data to Investigate Patterns and Process in Savannas
forecast forest composition and carbon sequestration in response to global climate change.
Projecting climate change impacts on Vermont forests using dynamic vegetation models
provide pesticide education and safety training for commercial and private Vermont pesticide applicators
Vermont Pesticide Safety Education Program
plant bio-assays done by the UVM Plant Diagnostic Clinic under controlled conditions offer a quick and reliable screening method for compost that may contain persistent pesticides
determine how evolutionary changes in introduced species can affect ecosystem properties
Eco-Evolutionary Feedbacks and the invasive success of introduced Phalaris arundinacea
gain an understanding of the biological diversity associated with improved soil quality and function
Plant-Parasitic Nematode Management as a Component of Sustainable Soil Health Programs in Horticultural and Field Crop Production Systems
create a better understanding of soil development and stream chemistry
in the important headwaters of northern New England
Collaborative Research: Landform Controls on Hydrologic Flowpaths and Pedogenesis Explain Solute Retention and Export from Pedon to Catchment Scales
develop a better understanding of carbon and nutrient dynamics in Vermont soils
Northeast Coordinating Committee on Soil Testing
Entomology and Integrated Pest Management
determine if preadaptations or rapid evolution contributed to the success of CPB in northern temperate potato agroecosystems.
Climate range expansion during colonization of a major crop pest, Colorado Potato Beetle
address integrated pest management needs and strategies for recurring and emerging insect, disease and weed problems for a wide variety of crops important to Vermont stakeholders
A Comprehensive, Interdisciplinary Vermont Extension IPM Program Addressing Stakeholder Priorities and Needs
gather a group of Northeast researchers, extension faculty and state organic organization representatives to address small fruit insect, disease and weed issues and disseminate the info shared and learned to our small fruit growers.
NE IPM Small Fruit Working Group
participate in a NE wide network of Plant Diagnostic Clinics and First Detector Networks to identify new and introduced pests, diseases and invasives
National Plant Diagnostic Network for the Food and Agriculture Defense Initiative
improve management of soybean cyst nematode by better understanding mechanisms associated with disease suppression
Ecology of Nematode-Suppressive Soils in Midwest Soybean-Cropping Systems
assess the potential of fungi for management of thrips in forests and greenhouse ornamental crops.
Entomopathogenic Fungi for Management of Pear Thrips, Western Flower Thrips and Other Related Insect Pests with Soil - Inhabiting Stages in Greenhouses and Forests
assess the virulence and persistence of select fungal isolates applied to hemlock woolly adelgid and determine the occurrence of fungal epizootics within northern New England.
Hemlock Resource Protection in Northern New England: Assessing the Potential of Myriangium sp., an Insect-Killing Fungus, in Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
evaluate the effectiveness of releasing predatory mites for management of root aphids in Christmas tree plantations.
An Emerging Problem for Vermont Christmas Tree Growers: Root Aphids
assess the virulence, persistence and spread of select fungal isolates applied to hemlock woolly adelgid.
Dynamics of Naturally Occurring Fungal-Induced Epizootics of Hemlock Wooly Adelgid
conduct a trapping program for western bean cutworm in corn-growing areas in Vermont to assess this pest threat
Developing an IPM Program for Western Bean Cutworm, a New Corn and Dry Bean Pest in the NE Region
Nutrient Runoff and Water Quality
design and construct a vegetated treatment system for stormwater runoff in a commercial parking lot
Implementing Low Impact Development in Waitsfield, Vermont