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 Parks
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Rachel Urbanek


Project Title:
Electron Transfer in the Moderately Halophilic Purple Sulfur Bacterium Halothiobacillus Neapolitanus
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Newt Hilliard


Project Title:
Hydrogenase Models with Bipyridyl Ligands
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Charles Mebi


Project Title:
Assessing the Role of Prey Fish Abundance on Least Tern Colony Site Selection on the Red River in Arkansas
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Tom Nupp


Project Title:
Mulberry River Watershed Water Quality Project: Phase I
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Jason Patton


Project Title:
Equipment Grant for Purchase of Krugelrohr Apparatus
Principal 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

 

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