Current Research

Current Research at Kemp

Each year, Kemp Station supports numerous research projects on a variety of topics related to Wisconsin’s natural resources. Please note that this list is updated June 1 to reflect the current years projects.

Project Title – Name – Department & University or Agency

Intersection of plant ecology and plant-bacterial interactions
Caitilyn Allen, Plant Pathology, UW-Madison

Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II
Nick Anich, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Reforestation Monitoring
Michael Ard, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Red Oak outplanting study
Nick Balster, Soil Science, UW-Madison

Collection of Nicrophorus sayi for studies of mandibular development
Kyle Benowitz, University of Georgia Department of Genetics

Survey for wild Coleochaetales in northern oligortophic lakes of Wisconsin
Anthony Bortolazzo, Bacteriology, UW-Madison

Upper Midwest Turtle Conservation
Tiffany Bougie, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Maintaining Timber Supply and Maximizing Returns through Appropriate Rotation Ages
to Minimize Cull
Scott Bowe, Forest & Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison
Hardwood Lumber Price Modeling in a Global Marketplace
Scott Bowe, Forest & Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison
KNRS Deer Exclosures: Evaluation of Ecological Impacts
Scott Bowe, Kemp Natural Resources Station, UW-Madison
DMAP Deer Metric Project
Dustin Bronson, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Chequamegon Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study, Ameriflux
Ankur Desai, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, UW-Madison

Movement ecology of selected species of concern in Great Lakes Region
Deahn DonnerWright, US Forest Service, Institute for Applied Ecosystem Studies

Manipulating soil heating patterns to optimize barrens restoration
Deahn DonnerWright, US Forest Service, Institute for Applied Ecosystem Studies

Wisconsin Lakeshore Restoration Project
Dan Haskell, School of Forest Resources & Environmental Sciences, Michigan Tech University

Synthesizing Plant Defense Theory
Daniel Herms, Dept of Entomology, Ohio State University – OARDC

Fire Effects on Woody Vegetation
Nathan Holoubek, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Temporal variation in adult muskellunge abundance in northern Wisconsin lakes
Dan Iserman (Dan Dembkowski), University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Cooperative Fishery Research Unit

Identifying recruitment bottlenecks for age-0 walleye in northern Wisconsin lakes
Dan Isermann, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Cooperative Fishery Research Unit

Effects of 2, 4-D Herbicide Treatments Used to Control Eurasian Watermilfoil on Fish and
Zooplankton in Northern Wisconsin Lakes
Dan Isermann, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Cooperative Fishery Research Unit

The effects of Centrarchid species removal on Walleye (Sander vitreus) recruitment in Northern Wisconsin Lakes
Dan Isermann, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Cooperative Fishery Research Unit

Social And Environmental Life Cycle Assessment Applied To Healthcare Services – Case Study Baxter’s Renal Therapy Services In Colombia
Najoua Jouini, The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW-Madison

Effects of 2,4-D Herbicide formulations on native Wisconsin fish
William Karasov, Forest and Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison

Comprehensive reassessment of stand stocking in northern hardwood forests
Mark Kubiske, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station

Patterns of white spruce cone production near the southern range limit
Jalene LaMontagne, Biological Sciences, DePaul University

Aspen Growth-Defense-Competition Study
Richard Lindroth, Entomology, UW-Madison

Nelson Institute Summer Thesis/Dissertation Writing Retreat
Jim Miller, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW-Madison

Cisco Assessment and Walleye-Cisco Interactions In Wisconsin Lakes
Aaron Nolan, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Ixodes scapularis and Peromyscus
Susan Paskewitz, Entomology, UW-Madison

Integrated Tick Management for Community Environmental Health
Susan Paskewitz, Entomology, UW-Madison

Eastern Wild Turkey Distribution and Patch Occupancy Across Northern Wisconsin
Christopher Pollentier, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Forest Entomology Retreat: Forest Entomology in a Changing Landscape
Ken Raffa, Entomology, UW-Madison

Woodcock Habitat/ Body Condition
Christopher Roelandt, University of Michigan-Flint Biology Department

Developing baseline metrics to evaluate and monitor American Woodcock habitat management on private lands
Amber Roth (Anna Buckardt), School of Forest Resources, University of Maine

Tree Improvement Program
Stuart Seaborne, Forestry and Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison

Monitoring Northern Goshawk Nests on the Northern Highlands-American Legion State Forest
Richard Staffen, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Foliar functional traits across NEON domains
Phil Townsend, Forestry and Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison

Husk Extension and Corn Earworm Resistance in Organic Sweet Corn
William Tracy, Agronomy, UW-Madison

Van Deelen Lab Retreat and Research Symposium
Tim Van Deelen, Forestry and Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison

Population modeling of black bears and bobcats
Tim Van Deelen, Forestry and Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison

The NEON Project
Peter Weishampel, NEON

Long-Term Bat Monitoring Station
John Paul White, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Collection of Data Related to Wildlife Conflict Management in Northern Wisconsin
Robert Willging, USDA – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service – Wildlife Services (WS)

Calibration and application of a population-based spruce budworm outbreak disturbance extension for LANDIS-II
Peter Wolter (Bina Thapa), Natural Resource Ecology & Management, Iowa State University

The Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships For Success
Carol Wright, Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council

Zimmerman Forest Plot Long-term Study
Elizabeth Zimmerman, Botany, UW-Madison