Linking microbial community composition to ecosystem function:
- Lead PI, 2022-2025, National Science Foundation, Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB-2153767), $687,229; Transitions: Metagenomics of aquatic biofilms: evaluating linkages between autotrophic and heterotrophic microbial diversity and function.
- Lead PI, 2023-2026, Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) New Investigator Community Sequencing Program (CSP) (DOE-509684), value of services from JGI: $50,000. Using metatransciptomics to link aquatic biofilm microbial diversity and function.
Plant-microbial interactions in northern wetlands:
- Co-PI, 2022-2025, National Science Foundation, Division of Environmental Biology (DEB-2141285). $199,895; RUI: Source or sink: Does plant-microbial interactions determine the direction of carbon flux during the wet phase of northern peatlands?
Aquatic-terrestrial linkages in boreal peatlands regulate ecosystem processes:
- Co-PI, 2020-2025, National Science Foundation, Division of Environmental Biology (DEB-2011286) Long Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB) Program. $600,000; LTREB: Collaborative Research: Long-term changes in peatland C fluxes and the interactive role of altered hydrology, vegetation, and redox supply in a changing climate.
Trophic interactions regulate carbon dioxide emissions from boreal peatland ecosystems:
- Co-PI, 2017-2021, National Science Foundation, Division of Environmental Biology (DEB-1651195). $297,879; EAGER: Assessing the role of trophic interactions on peatland carbon cycling under varied nutrient availability.
Environmental controls on toxic cyanobacteria:
- Lead PI, 2016-2017, Indiana Water Resources Research Consortium, U.S. Geological Survey (G11AP20078). $49,856; Predicting toxic cyanobacteria blooms in the Wabash River Watershed.
- Lead PI, 2020-2021, ADVANCE Program, Ball State University. $15,000; Temperature controls on microbial-mediated cyanotoxin degradation.