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Schultz Research Group Conservation Biology

Research Grants

 

  • NSF RAPID: Population viability below the quasi-extinction threshold. PI: Elizabeth Crone/Tufts, co-PIs: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University, Marm Kilpatrick/UC Santa Cruz, and Sarina Jepsen/Xerces Society (2019 – 2020)
  • Conservation, Research, Education, Outreach International (CREOi): Biology to inform next steps for recovery of Western Monarch. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University (2019 – 2020)
  • M. J. Murdoch Partners in ScienceDo climate-mediated shifts in phenology affect population viability of northwest butterflies? PI: Cheryl Schultz, Teacher-Partner: Lisa Cavola (2019 – 2021)
  • USGS – USFWS Species Support Program: Restoration Tools for Oregon Silverspot Butterfly. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University, USGS PI: Sarah Converse, USFWS Project Officer: Rebecca Chuck (2018 – 2020)
  • Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program (SARE): Ecological and Economic Benefit-Cost Comparison of Grazed and Ungrazed Prairie Land for Critical Species Protection in Western Washington. PI: Stephen Bramwell/Washington State University, co-PIs Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University, Hamman/CNLM, Watson/University of Idaho, Chaney/NRCS (2018 – 2021)
  • Conservation, Research, Education, Outreach International (CREOi)Conserving native butterfly species in a Washington agroecosystem. PI: Cheryl Schultz, co-PI: Samantha Bussan (2018 – 2019)
  • 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 – 2020)
  • 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)
  • 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: Spatially-explicit individual-based model for Fender’s blue butterfly to develop conservation alternatives: Transitioning to a new model platform. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State 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)
  • CEREO Seed Grant to Promote Interdisciplinary Environmental Research: Potential of working lands to promote prairie conservation. PI: Cheryl Schultz, co-PIs: Susan Kerr/Washington State University, Stephen Van Vleet/Washington State University (2016 – 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, co-PI: Chadwick Tillberg/Linfield College (2013 – 2019)
  • US Bureau of Land ManagementInfluence 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 Bureau of Land Management: Response of Fender’s blue butterflies to Habitat Restoration in Critical Habitat PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University, co-PI Elizabeth Crone/Harvard Forest (2012 – 2014)
  • 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 – 2017)
  • 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)
  • US Fish and Wildlife ServiceDeveloping distance sampling monitoring methods for Fender’s blue. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University (2011 – 2012)
  • US Fish and Wildlife ServiceDesigning Herbicide-Based Management Strategies for Use in Endangered Butterfly Habitats. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University, co-PIs Materna, Collins, and Beall/USFWS (2011 – 2012)
  • Center for Natural Lands Management: Effects of Envoy herbicide on non-target butterflies. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University (2011 – 2012)
  • US Fish and Wildlife ServiceCross-woodland movement of Fender’s blue butterfly in Benton County, OR. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University (2009 – 2011)
  • 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) 
  • 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 – 2011)
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service: Using behavior to link restoration to population dynamics for the Fender’s blue butterfly. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University (2008 – 2010)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: Restoring Habitat for Endangered Butterflies. PI: P. Bierzychudek/Lewis and Clark College, co-PIs: Pickering/The Nature Conservancy and Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University (2007 – 2008)
  • Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife: 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 Fish and Wildlife Service: The effects of herbicides on prairie butterflies: an investigation of conservation measures for Fender’s blue butterflies. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University (2006 – 2007)
  • 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 (2005 – 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)
  • WSU Vancouver Mini-Grant: An experimental study investigating the effects of herbicides on at-risk butterflies. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University (2005 – 2006)
  • US Fish and Wildlife ServiceEffects of captive rearing on Fender’s and Puget blue butterflies: Protocols and conservation concerns. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University (2005)
  • WSU Meyer’s Endowment: The effect of captive breeding on behavior of endangered species using Puget blue butterflies and the south Puget Sound prairies as a model system. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University (2004 – 2005)
  • The Nature ConservancyEndangered butterflies, degraded habitat and diminishing conservation returns: Developing a decision framework for when to invest our conservation efforts elsewhere. PI: Pickering, co-PIs: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University and Elizabeth Crone Tufts/University of Montana (2004 – 2005)
  • Oregon Zoo Future for Wildlife Program: The influence of captive rearing on behavior and demography of endangered Northwest butterflies. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University (2004)
  • Oregon Zoo: Captive rearing of Fender’s and Puget blue butterflies: Protocols and conservation consequences. PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University, co-PI: Shepherdson/Oregon Zoo (2004)
  • US Bureau of Land Management: Restoring habitat for the Fender’s blue butterfly PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University (2003 – 2007)
  • WSU Vancouver Mini-Grant: Should captive breeding be an integral part of conservation strategies for endangered species? PI: Cheryl Schultz/Washington State University (2003 – 2004)