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

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

Invasive Plant Species of Northern Wisconsin
Brianna Barnes, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Natural Sciences Department

Water Resources Regulatation and Restoration
Karen Bednar, Lac du Flambeau Tribal Natural Resources Department

Collection of NIcrophorus sayi for larval morphology studies
Kyle Benowitz, University of Georgia, Department of Genetics

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

Silvicultural techniques to regenerate timber species diversity in lowland ash forests
Dustin Bronson, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Quantifying genetic and chemical diversity of Asclepias syriaca
Harmony Dalgleish, College of William and Mary, Department of Biology

Ameriflux Core Site
Ankur Desai, Space Science and Engineering Center, UW-Madison

CHEESEHEAD
Ankur Desai, Space Science and Engineering Center, UW-Madison

Northern Dry Forest Restoration on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
Deahn Donner Wright, USDA Forest Service

Home Range and Survival of Rehabilitated Red-tailed Hawks
Jacqueline Edmunds, UW-Madison, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Assessing Municipal Water Conservation Effectiveness: San Antonio, Texas Case Study
Ken Genskow, UW-Madison, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Bat Conservation & Management – Habitat Use, Monitoring, Movement Ecology
Brian Heeringa, USDA Forest Service, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest & Northern Research Station

Identifying Recruitment Bottlenecks for Age-0 Walleye in Northern Wisconsin Lakes
Dan Isermann, USGS 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, WI Cooperative Fishery Research Unit

Prescribed fire and harvesting effects on soil seed banks
Christel Kern, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station

Variability of adult muskellunge abundance estimates in northern Wisconsin Lakes
Janice Kerns, WI Cooperative Fishery Research Unit, UW-Stevens Point

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

Association of Lamotrigine with Dissolved Humic Acid
Bei Liu, UW-Madison, Department of Soil Science

Measuring and Mapping the Size, Structure, Growth Sensitivity, and Usage as Habitat of Individual Old Growth Trees
Jonathan Martin, Northland College, Department of Natural Resources

Wisconsin Fire History
Jed Meunier, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

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

National Wetland Condition Assessment 2016
Christopher Noll, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Bemidji Area Leaders Acting for Change
Christina Pacheco, Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center

Ticks and tick-borne disease in Wisconsin
Susan Paskewitz, UW-Madison, Department of Entomology

Electrochemical Studies of Nanoparticle-Bilayer Interactions
Joel Pedersen, UW-Madison, Department of Chemistry

Plant Interactions with Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Product Ingredients
Joel Pedersen, UW-Madison, Department of Soil Science

Interaction of Nanoparticles with Gram-Positive and Gram-Negative Bacterial Surfaces
Joel Pedersen, UW-Madison, Department of Chemistry

Nanomaterial interaction with cell of model organisms
Joel Pedersen, UW-Madison, Department of Soil Science

Dissolution Studies of Lithium Intercalation Compounds as a function of Natural Chelators
Joel Pedersen, UW-Madison, Department of Soil Science

Effects of carbamazepine on Arabidopsis thaliana gene expression
Joel Pedersen, UW-Madison, Department of Soil Science

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

Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas
Tom Prestby, Wisconsin Society for Ornithology

Beetle – tree – microbial interactions
Kenneth Raffa, UW-Madison, Department of Entomology

Assessment of the genetic diversity of wild V. macrocarpon and V. oxycoccos in Wisconsin
Lorraine Rodriguez Bonilla, UW-Madison, Department of Horticulture

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

Minocqua/Kawaguesaga Lake EWM management
Steve Schieffer, Ecological Integrity Service

Bridging spatial scales using phenological measurements to improve understanding of springtime and autumn atmosphere-biosphere interactions
Mark Schwartz, Geography, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Tree Improvement Program
Stuart Seaborne, Forest & Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison

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

Host Specificity of Heterobasidion irregulare
Glen Stanosz, UW-Madison, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology

KNRS Deer Exclosures: Evaluation of Ecological Impacts
Thomas Steele, UW-Madison, Kemp Natural Resources Station

Timber harvesting productivity and costs associated with the restorative silvicultural
practices aimed at recreating old-growth forest attributes
Thomas Steele, UW-Madison, Kemp Natural Resources Station

The opportunity cost of enhancing structural complexity and compositional diversity in
second-growth, even-aged northern hardwoods
Thomas Steele, UW-Madison, Kemp Natural Resources Station

Pheromone-based Mating Disruption in Wisconsin Cranberries
Shawn Steffan, Entomology, UW-Madison

Odonate abundance and diversity on WI cranberry marshes
Shawn Steffan, Entomology, UW-Madison

Parasitization of Macromiidae Nymphs (Odonata) by Mermithidae (Nematoda) in Northern
Wisconsin Lakes
Kenneth Tennessen, Dragonfly Society of Wisconsin

Camera and aerial surveys to assess recovery of semi-aquatic mammals in the St. Louis
Estuary
Timothy Van Deelen, Forest & Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison

Reproductive Ecology, Survival, and Habitat Use of Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse in
Northwestern Colorado
Timothy Van Deelen, Forest & Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison

Evaluating Wisconsin’s Learn to Hunt Programs using Mark-Recapture Survival Analysis
Timothy Van Deelen, Forest & Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison

Dispersal of yearling male white-tailed deer in Wisconsin
Timothy Van Deelen, Forest & Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison

Deer recruitment in Wisconsin
Timothy Van Deelen, Forest & Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison

Development of a geneticbroodstock management plan for Wisconsin’s walleye propagation program
Michael Vaske, College of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point

The NEON Project
Peter Weishampel, National Ecological Observatory Network, Great Lakes Domain

A Survey of Tachyporinae in Wisconsin
Daniel Young, UW-Madison, Department of Entomology

Mitigating nonpoint source pollution impacts on nearshore health in the Great Lakes Basin, USA
Ronald Zalesny, US Forest Service Northern Research Station

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