Title Funding Amount Institution Principal Investigator Research Year
Wastewater as an Indicator of the Physical and Mental Health of Pennsylvania Communities $100,000 The Pennsylvania State University Heather E. Preisendanz (hpreisen@psu.edu) 2020
Evaluating the comprehensive impacts of urbanization and restoration on stream processes $126,193 Villanova University Virginia Smith (virginia.smith@villanova.edu) 2020
Stormwater nitrogen management – evaluating the intersection between stormwater management practice (SMP) design, nitrogen speciation, and performance $126,500 Temple University Erica McKenize (erica.mckenzie@temple.edu) 2020
Development of discovery-based analytical methodology for the identification and quantification of legacy and emerging contaminants that contribute to current disease in smallmouth bass Micropterus dolomieu from the Susquehanna River Basin $125,000 The Pennsylvania State University Frank Dorman (fld3@psu.edu) 2018
Assessing the ability of green adsorbents to improve water quality and Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) performance $124,924 Temple University Erica McKenzie (ermckenzie@temple.edu) 2018
Keystone MicroTrack: Mapping Microbes and Pathogens in the Susquehanna River Basin $86,054 Juniata College Regina Lamendella (lamendella@juniata.edu) 2018
Comparison of age and growth patterns of Flathead Catfish in invasive and native populations: A meta-analysis with implications for invasive species management $94,869 Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Geoff Smith (geofsmith@pa.gov) 2018
A Bayesian statistical network model of bluff retreat and a littoral sediment budget model for the western Erie County littoral cell, Lake Erie $124,995 Penn State Behrend Tony Foyle (amf11@psu.edu) 2018
A Carrying Capacity Analysis for Presque Isle State Park $124,927 The Pennsylvania State University Alan Graefe (gyu@psu.edu) 2018
Impacts of Introduced Round Goby on Aquatic Community Structure in Pennsylvania Watersheds $125,000 The Pennsylvania State University Beth Boyer (ewb100@psu.edu) 2018
Evaluation of exposure to and human health risks from PCPPs in drinking water from Lake Erie $74,079 Gannon University Michelle Homan (homan@gannon.edu) 2016
Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Municipal Water Supplies from Lake and Riverine Sources $53,400 Penn State University Heather Gall (heg12@psu.edu) 2016
Occurrence of Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products in stream (raw) and drinking-water (finished) samples in the Susquehanna and Delaware Watersheds 2007-2009 compared to 2016 and in the Lake Erie Watershed in 2016 $75,000 U.S. Geological Survey Robin Brightbill 2016
Determination of invasive round goby populations within the main stem of French Creek and their potential impact on benthic fishes $75,000 Penn State University; Allegheny College Jay Stauffer (vc5@psu.edu); Casey Wilson (cbradshawwilson@allegheny.edu) 2016
Investigation of Chemical Signals for Improving Trapping Efficiency and Preventing Further Expansion of Invasive Crayfish Species $67,000 Elizabethtown College Anya Goldina (goldinaa@etown.edu) 2016
Preliminary determination of density and distribution of Flathead Catfish Pylodictis olivaris in the Susquehanna River and select tributaries. $71,072 Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Geoff Smith (geofsmith@pa.gov) 2016
Diel signals in stream discharge – insights into watershed behavior and potential impacts of climate change $50,700 Keystone College Robert Cook 2016
Living Shorelines Assessment for Community Resiliency in Coastal Pennsylvania $44,226 Partnership for the Delaware Estuary Danielle Kreeger (dkreeger@delawareestuary.org) 2016
Assessing background rates of intersex, expression of vitellogenin, teste transcriptome, and population genetics of Micropterus dolomieu $159,871 Penn State University Sean Rafferty (sdr138@psu.edu) 2016
Assessing the Economic Impact and Value of Recreational Fishing on Lake Erie Waters $166,315 Penn State University Alan Graefe (gyu@psu.edu) 2016
Predictive Modeling of Harmful Algal Blooms in Presque Isle Bay $74,375 Gannon University Rick Diz (diz001@gannon.edu) 2016
Development of a Molecular Biomarker for the Prediction of Toxic Algal Blooms $45,424 George Mason University Benoit VanAken (bvanaken@gmu.edu) 2016
Using Flow Cytometry to Quantify Harmful Algal Blooms: Why are there times when some HABs not “Harmful”? $77,200 Regional Science Consortium Jeanette Schnars (Jeanette@RegSciConsort.com) 2016
Evaluating the Sources and Fate of Triclosan in a Watershed Traversing a Rural to Urban Gradient in Southeastern Pennsylvania $72,891 Villanova University Amanda Grannas (amanda.grannas@villanova.edu) 2016
Development of a Real-time PCR Method for Early Detection of Aquatic Invasive in Pennsylvania Watersheds $32,123 Temple University Benoit Van Aken (bvanaken@temple.edu) 2014
PCR Tracking of Predation on Non-native Species in Lake Erie $18,855 Gannon University Kelly A. Grant (grant007@gannon.edu) 2014
Evaluation of Effectiveness of FreshFaceFoward: Personal Care Products (PCPs) Social Change Campaign $36,425 Mercyhurst University Anne Zaphris (azaphiris@mercyhurst.edu) 2014
Assessing the Effects of Water Levels and Water Quality on Water-Based Outdoor Recreationists in Pennsylvania $30,000 Penn State University Andrew Mowen (ajm194@psu.edu) 2014
Genomic Application for Mutational Analysis of Skin Tumor Formation in the Bioindicator Bottom Feeder Brown Bullhead Fish in Presque Isle Bay $36,425 Gannon University Steven Mauro (mauro003@gannon.edu) 2014
Quantifying seasonal movement dynamics and thermal habitat use of smallmouth bass in the Susquehanna River basin: implications for fish disease and fisheries management. $30,000 Penn State University Tyler Wagner (txw19@psu.edu) 2014
Rusty Crayfish and Smallmouth Bass in the Susquehanna River: Who’s eating Whom? $63,830 King's College Brian Mangan (brianmangan@kings.edu) 2014
Deciphering the Role of the Largemouth Bass Virus (LMBV) in Causing the Observed Mortalities in Juvenile Smallmouth Bass Micropterus dolomieu in the Susquehanna River Basin, Pennsylvania $50,114 Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Coja Yamashita (cyamashita@pa.gov) 2014
Investigating the Role of Contaminants and Parasite Prevalence in the Observed Mortality of Smallmouth Bass in the Susquehanna River Basin $74,900 Penn State University Tyler Wagner (txw19@psu.edu) 2014
Assessment of the Spatial Distribution of Brownfield Sites in Chester, PA at Risk of Flooding and Release of Pollutants to the Delaware River $74,687 Widener University Chad Freed (chfreed@widener.edu) 2014
Projected changes in the delivery of freshwater, sediment, nutrients, and organic matter to the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays: a synthesis approach $62,335 Penn State University Raymond Najjar (rgn1@psu.edu) 2014
Monitoring a Freshwater Tidal Wetland in the Delaware Estuary: Flooding Influence on Accretion and a Potential for Priority Planning under Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise $61,414 Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University David Velinsky (velinsky@ansp.org) 2014
Didymosphenia geminata in Pennsylvania: an Investigation of Current and Historic Distribution, Habitat Suitability, and Nutritional Content $49,740 Susquehanna River Basin Commission Matthew Shank (mshank@srbc.net) 2014
Characterization of Nearshore Bathymetry and Longshore Current Velocity in Relation to Estimating the Potential for Nearshore Transport of Sediment and Bacteria Loads from Walnut Creek to Presque Isle State Park Beaches, Erie, Pennsylvania $75,000 United States Geological Survey Tammy Zimmerman (tmzimmer@usgs.gov) 2014
Barrier Assessment of Lake Erie Tributaries of Pennsylvania $75,000 Penn State University Jay Stauffer (vc5@psu.edu) 2014
Using Fishes to Assess the Ecological Integrity of Presque Isle Bay $45,964 Penn State University Sean Rafferty (sdr138@psu.edu) 2014
Probabilistic Characterization of Stream flows in Urbanizing Basins in Pennsylvania Under Climate Change Scenarios $20,241 Penn State University Alfonso Mejia (amejia@engr.psu.edu) 2012
Effects of Personal Care, Prescription, and Other Emerging Contaminants on Sentinel Species in Lake Erie Beach Waters of Presque Isle State Park $20,358 Mercyhurst University Amy Parente (aparente@mercyhurst.edu) 2012
Innovative Tools for Groundwater Education in Pennsylvania $37,290 Penn State University Bryan Swistock (brs@psu.edu) 2012
Occurrence Survey for Emerging Contaminants of Concern in Pennsylvania Tributaries of the Delaware River $20,000 Temple University Rominder Suri (rsuri@temple.edu) 2012
Developing Quantitative Models for the Removal of Quaternary Ammonium Ions as Representative Cationic Emerging Contaminants by Cation Exchange Resins $9,000 Temple University Judy Zhang (hjzhang@temple.edu) 2012
How Temperature and Phosphorus Loading Influence E. coli Growth on Cladophora in Lake Erie Beach Waters of Presque Isle State Park $21,200 Mercyhurst University Steve Mauro (mauro003@gannon.edu) 2012
Nutrient Thresholds for Didymosphenia geminata Blooms and Stalk Formation in the Delaware River $18,600 Delaware River Basin Commission Erik Sildorff (erik.silldorff@drbc.nj.gov) 2012
Identification of Parasites and Bacteria and their Role in Infections and Mortalities of Smallmouth Bass Micropterus dolomieu in the Susquehanna River Basin and Neighboring Drainages $26,000 Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Geoffrey Smith (geofsmith@pa.gov) 2012
Evaluating Coastal Wetland Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise in Pennsylvania $15,587 The Academy of Natural Resources of Drexel University Tracy Elsey-Quirk (quirk@ansp.org) 2012
Potential Impact of Climate Change on Bivalves in the Tidal Freshwater Region of the Delaware River $29,272 Penn State University Raymond Najjar (rgn1@psu.edu) 2012


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