Twelve new projects are being funded by UC ANR’s 2017 Competitive Grants Program and High Risk, High Rewards Program to address high-priority issues in California.
With 45 competitive grant proposals requesting over $7 million and six high-risk high-reward proposals requesting over another $500,000, the number of requests received exceeded the funding available.
“These projects truly demonstrate the forward-thinking nature of UC researchers,” said Glenda Humiston, UC vice president for agriculture and natural resources. “They’re tackling problems and issues that strike at the heart of what matters to Californians. We’re pleased to support and fund this critical work.”
The list of funded proposals is below and project summaries are posted on the 2017 funding opportunities web page at http://ucanr.edu/2017anrgrantsprojects.
|Title||Principal investigator||Award amount|
|Pathways to Your Future: Destination UC||Shannon Horrillo||$200,000|
|Massive tree mortality in the Sierra Nevada: Consequences for forest health||Jodi Axelson||$200,000|
|Reducing nitrate leaching to the groundwater by accounting for the soils’ capacity to supply N through mineralization||Daniel Geisseler||$199,978|
|Advancing urban irrigation management to enhance water-use efficiency||Amir Haghverdi||$199,975|
|The California Master Beekeeper Program: Development of a continuous train-the-trainer education effort for CA beekeepers||Elina Niño||$199,949|
|Silent straws: understanding water demands from woody encroachment in California’s oak woodlands||Lenya Quinn-Davidson
|Impact of a warmer and drier future on rangeland ecosystems and ecosystem services||Jeremy James||$199,831|
|Closing the adaptive management loop for sustainable working rangelands||Leslie Roche||$199,502|
|Developing a culturally relevant civic science approach to improving scientific literacy for Latino youth||Steven Worker||$194,768|
|Creating cyst nematode suppressive soils by managing indigenous populations of the hyperparasitic fungus Dactylella oviparasitica||James Borneman||$100,000|
|Smart Farming: Monitoring the health of chickens||Maja Makagon||$81,293|
|Recruiting the next generation of extension professionals||Jennifer Heguy||$11,030|
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