Research

The Arkansas Center for Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Studies is dedicated to funding research projects that help fulfill it's mission.

Announcements regarding funding opportunities are put on the Academic Affairs Research Site. Please go to the announcement page here. For more information on any of these reports, please contact the ACENRES Director, Dr. Jason Patton, (479)968-0676, jpatton@atu.edu.

 

Recently Funded Research Projects and Equipment Grants:

2014-2015 (ongoing):
  • Project Title: Precision and Bias of Citizen Science Taxonomic Surveys within Arkansas State ParksPrincipal Investigator: Dr. Rachel Urbanek
  • Project Title: Electron Transfer in the Moderately Halophilic Purple Sulfur Bacterium Halothiobacillus NeapolitanusPrincipal Investigator: Dr. Newt Hilliard
  • Project Title: Hydrogenase Models with Bipyridyl LigandsPrincipal Investigator: Dr. Charles Mebi
  • Project Title: Assessing the Role of Prey Fish Abundance on Least Tern Colony Site Selection on the Red River in ArkansasPrincipal Investigator: Dr. Tom Nupp
  • Project Title: Mulberry River Watershed Water Quality Project: Phase IPrincipal Investigator: Dr. Jason Patton
  • Project Title: Equipment Grant for Purchase of Krugelrohr ApparatusPrincipal Investigator: Dr. Stewart Hart

 

2013-2014
  • Project Title: An Integrated Joint Economic Lot Size Model with Carbon Emissions for a Coordinated Supply Chain Principal Investigator: Dr. Zhi Tao
  • Project Title: Fall and Winter Activity Patterns of Eastern Fence Lizards in Two Thermally Different Environments Principal Investigator: Dr. Chris Kellner
  • Project Title: Daytime Resting Behavior of Feral Cats Principal Investigator: Dr. Rachel Urbanek
  • Project Title: Development of Photosensitized Water Splitting Catalysts Principal Investigator: Dr. Mariusz Gajewski
  • Project Title: Hydrogenase Models: Exploring the Effect of Metallocyclic Ring Size Principal Investigator: Dr. Charles Mebi
  • Project Title: Establishing an Invertebrate Biological Monitoring Baseline for Streams in Lake Maumelle Watershed Principal Investigator: Dr. Rosemary Burk

 

2012-2013
  • Project Title: Exploring the effect of hydrogen bonding in hydrogenase model.Principal Investigator: Dr. Charles Mebi
  • Project Title: Synthesis and Characterization of Photocatalyst for Solar Energy Conversion Principal Investigator: Dr. Anwar Bhuiyan
  • Project Title: Voltage Stability Assessment Using Probabilistic Dependence between Load and Wind Power Outputs Principal Investigator: Dr. Jung-Uk Lim
  • Project Title: Ecology of exurban feral cats Principal Investigator: Dr. Rachel Urbanek
  • Project Title: Shovelnose sturgeon habitat and movements Principal Investigator: Dr. Joe Stoeckel
  • Project Title: Thermal ecology of fence lizards in open and forested habitats Principal Investigator: Dr. Chris Kellner
  • Project Title: An Evaluation of Crappie Supplemental Stocking in Arkansas Reservoirs Principal Investigator: Dr. John Jackson

 

2011-2012

  • Project Title: Monitoring Wilderness Use, Big Piney Ranger District, Arkansas Principal Investigator: Dr. Glen Bishop
  • Project Title: Ultrasonic Telemetry Projects Principal Investigator: Dr. Joe Stoeckel
  • Project Title: Lake Ouachita Sedimentation, Phase II Principal Investigator: Dr. Jason Patton
  • Project Title: Rare Ouachita River Darters Principal Investigator: Dr. Joe Stoeckel
  • Project Title: An Evaluation of Crappie Supplemental Stocking in Arkansas Reservoirs Principal Investigator: Dr. John Jackson
  • Project Title: Habitat Related Differences in Sex Ratios and Size Class Distributions of Fence Lizards Principal Investigator: Dr. Chris Kellner
  • Project Title: Arkansas Lepidoptera Survey Principal Investigator: Dr. Eric Lovely
  • Project Title: Using Personal GPS Locators and LoCATor Pet Collars to Study Wild Mammals Principal Investigator: Dr. Tom Nupp
  • Project Title: Iron-Carbonyl Containing Fluorothiolphenols: Electrocatalyst for Hydrogen Production Conversion Principal Investigator: Dr. Charles Mebi
  • Project Title: Synthesis and Characterization of Photocatalyst for Solar Energy Conversion Principal Investigator: Dr. Anwar Bhuiyan

 

2010-2011

Project Title: Iron-hexacarbonyl coordinated to coumarin: Catalyst for solar energy conversion

Principal Investigator: Dr. Charles Mebi

 

Project Title: Synthesis and Characterization of Photocatalyst for Solar Energy Conversion Principal Investigator: Dr. Anwar Bhuiyan

 

Project Title: Use of Carbon Sequestration Plots by Bell's Vireos and Willow Flycatchers Principal Investigator: Dr. Chris Kellner

 

Project Title: Sedimentation in Lake Ouachita Principal Investigator: Dr. Jason Patton

 

Project Title: Seismic Analysis of the Arkansas River Terrace at Army Corps of Engineers Old Post Road Park Principal Investigator: Dr. Cathy Baker

 

Equipment Purchase: Magnetic Susceptibility Balance for use with Photocatalysts * Principal Investigator: Dr. Anwar Bhuiyan

 

Equipment Purchase: Purchase of All-Sky Camera to Study Sky Visibility and Transparency Principal Investigator: Dr. Jeff Robertson

 

Equipment Purchase: Freeze-Drier for Specimen Preparation* Principal Investigator: Dr. Chris Kellner

 

Equipment Purchase: Generator for use with Electrofishing Projects* Principal Investigator: Dr. John Jackson

 

*Purchase of this piece of equipment included funds from other sources.

 

2009-2010

Project Title: Synthesis and Characterization of Photocatalyst for Solar Energy Conversion

Principal Investigator: Dr. Anwar Bhuiyan

 

Project Title: AFM Study of Quantum Dot Structures for Solar Cell Applications for Solar Cells Principal Investigator: Dr. Daniel Bullock

 

Project Title: Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Fisheries Students Principal Investigator: Dr. John Jackson

 

Project Title: Influence of a Major Ice storm on cerulean warbler abundance in the Ozark National Forest Principal Investigator: Dr. Chris Kellner

 

Project Title: New Bifunctional Models for the Active Site of Hydrogenase Enzyme Principal Investigator: Dr. Charles Mebi

 

Project Title: Using Remotely Triggered Videography to Study Mammal Behavior Principal Investigator:Dr. Tom Nupp

 

Project Title: A Prototype System for Environmental Surveillance Using Aerial Robotics Vehicles Principal Investigator: Dr. Carlos Castillo

 

Project Title: Geochemical Characterization of Lake Conway Sediments Principal Investigator: Dr. Jason Patton

 

Project Title:Effect of Management Strategy on Waterfowl Food Availability and Selection at Wetland Reserve Program Sites in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley Principal Investigator: Dr. Lisa Webb

 

Project Title: Water Line Installation for Quantum Dot Growth Principal Investigator: Dr. Dan Bullock

 

2008-2009

Project Title: Synthesis and Characterization of Photocatalyst for Solar Energy Conversion

Principal Investigator: Dr. Anwar Bhuiyan

 

Project Title: Understanding Environmental Factors Influencing Tornado Loss Estimate Models Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael Garner

 

Project Title: Optical Characterization of Epitaxically Grown Nanostructures for Solar Cell Applications Principal Investigator: Dr. Dan Bullock