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Schultz Research Group Conservation Biology

Recent Grants

 

  • Strategic Environment Research and Defense Program (SERDP): Will Climate mediated phenological shifts affect population viability? A test with butterflies on Department of Defense lands. PI: Elizabeth Crone/Tufts University, co-PIs: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University, Diane Debenski/Montana State University, Sonia Altizer/University of Georgia (2017 – 2022) 
  • Department of Defense Legacy Natural Resources Program: Conservation and management of western monarchs on Department of Defense lands: Implications of breeding phenology. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University, co-PIs: Elizabeth Crone/Tufts University, Sarina Jepsen/Xerces Society, David James/Washington State University (2017 – 2018) 
  • US Bureau of Land Management: Long-term effects of new management treatments across multiple Fender’s blue butterfly sites in Eugene, Oregon. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University (2013 – 2018) 
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service: Threats associated with decline of western monarchs. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University, co-PI: Elizabeth Crone/Tufts University (2017 – 2018) 
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service: Population viability of western monarchs. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University, co-PI: Elizabeth Crone/Tufts University (2016 – 2017) 
  • Strategic Environment Research and Defense Program (SERDP): Endangered butterflies as a model system for detecting and managing source-sink dynamics in remnant and restored habitat on Department Of Defense lands. PI: Elizabeth Crone/Harvard University, co-PIs: William Morris/Duke University, Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University, Nick Haddad/North Carolina State University, Brian Hudgeons/Institute for Wildlife Studies, Christine Damiani/Institute for Wildlife Studies (2011 – 2016) 
  • US Bureau of Land Management: Influence of West Eugene BLM’s Resource Management Plan alternatives on connectivity for Fender’s blue butterfly. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University, co-PI Eliot McIntire/Laval University (2012 – 2014) 
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service Environmental Contaminants Program: Designing herbicide-based management strategies for use in endangered butterfly habitats. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University, co-PIs: Tyler Hicks, Elizabeth Materna, Michelle Collins, Jock Beall (2008 – 2011 & 2011 – 2015) 
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service: Phenology, availability, and use of Fender’s blue nectar resources. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University (2011 – 2012) 
  • The Nature Conservancy/Army Compatible Use Buffer Program: Mardon skipper in south Puget Sound: Life history and habitat characteristics selected for oviposition. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University (2008 – 2010) 
  • US Bureau of Land Management: Response of Fender’s blue butterflies to habitat restoration. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University, co-PI: Elizabeth Crone/University of Montana (2008 – 2013) 
  • Oregon Division of State Lands: Using behavior to link restoration to population dynamics for the Fender’s blue butterfly. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University (2008 – 2009) 
  • Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife/Oregon Conservation Strategy Program: Enhancing habitat connectivity for the Fender’s blue butterfly. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University (2007 – 2009) 
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service: Quantifying Fender’s blue dispersal behavior in wooded landscapes. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University, co-PIs: Eliot McIntire/Laval University, Elizabeth Crone/University of Montana (2007 – 2011) 
  • The Nature Conservancy/Army Compatible Use Buffer Program: Managing habitats with at-risk butterflies: Assessing herbicide effects in south Puget Sound prairies. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University (2007 – 2008) 
  • Washington Department of Fish and Wildlie: Managing habitats with at-risk butterflies: assessing herbicide effects. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University (2007) 
  • US Forest Service/US Bureau of Land Management: Ecology of Mardon skipper butterflies (Polites mardon) with emphasis on habitat attributes important for conservation and management. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University (2006 – 2008) 
  • US Army at Fort Lewis: Investigating the use of herbicides to control invasive weeds in Washington natural areas: Effects on non-target butterflies. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University (2006 – 2007) 
  • US Bureau of Land Management: Habitat restoration for the Fender’s blue butterfly. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University (1994 – 2007) 
  • WSU Meyer’s Endowment Fund: Investigating the use of herbicides to control invasive weeds in south Puget Sound natural areas: Effects on non-target butterflies. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University (2005 – 2006)
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service: The effects of herbicides on at-risk butterflies: an investigation of conservation measures for Puget and Fender’s blue butterflies. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University (2004 – 2006) 
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service: Effects of captive rearing on Fender’s and Puget blue butterflies: Protocols and conservation concerns. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University (2004 – 2005)