iUTAH Teams - Research Catalyst Grantees

 

Point of Contact: Dan Bedford, WSU & Andreas Leidolf, USU

These awards are provided to faculty at primarily undergraduate institutions (PUI) in Utah to conduct catalyzing research on water, human systems, and other central iUTAH themes.  Funded activities must foster collaboration with Utah’s R1 institutions and involve undergraduate students in the research.

 

2017 Grantees

Frank J. BlackFrank J. Black

Westminster College

Project:
Wildfire ash and Great Salt Lake dust as sources of heavy metals to Utah’s aquatic ecosystems

 

Bridget E. HilbigBridget E. Hilbig

Weber State University

Project:
Enhancing soil biological complexity to conserve water in urban agriculture

 

Jacqualine GrantJacqualine Grant

Southern Utah University

Project:
Green infrastructure for water quality and pollinator community improvement

 

S. McKenzie SkilesS. McKenzie Skiles

Utah Valley University

Project:
Constraining physical controls on snow hydrology along the Wasatch Front

 

 

 

 

2016 Grantees

Eddy CadetEddy Cadet

Utah Valley University

Project:
Investigating the impact of Phragmites australis control on Utah Lake water quality

 

Chris MonsonChristopher Monson

Southern Utah University

Project:
Measuring oxygen levels and their correlation to microbial life in anoxic bodies of water, including the Great Salt Lake

 

 

 

 

2015 Grantees

Michael BundsMichael Bunds

Utah Valley University

Project:
Multi-disciplinary investigation of the timing and impact of major watershed-damming landslides in the central Wasatch...

 

Steven EmermanSteven Emerman

Utah Valley University

Project:
A geochemical and sociological study of backyard wells and gardens in Utah Valley: implications for the future of water sustainability in Utah

 

Jacqualine GrantJacqualine Grant

Southern Utah University

Project:
Enhancing biodiversity, water conservation, and urban agriculture through green roof infrastructure

Gary JohnsonGary Johnson

Weber State University

Project:
Understanding public attitudes toward water shortages and water pricing in Utah

Weihong WangWeihong Wang

Utah Valley University

Project:
Investigating temporal and spatial variations of nutrient and trace metal loading to Utah Lake

 

 

2014 Grantees

Frank BlackFrank Black

Westminster College

Project:
Identifying options for the adaptive management of wetlands to minimize the net production and export of monomethylmercury

Fredric GovedichFredric Govedich

Southern Utah University

Project:
Water Chemistry and Microbial Community Composition and Diversity in Irrigation Runoff Waters in Cedar City, Utah

Paul SpruellPaul Spruell

Southern Utah University

Project:
Water Chemistry and Microbial Community Composition and Diversity in Irrigation Runoff Waters in Cedar City, Utah

Suzanne WaltherSuzanne Walther

Utah Valley University

Project:
Stream impoundment: comprehensive riverine effects on the Provo River, Utah

 

 

2013 Grantees

Betsy BancroftBetsy Bancroft

Southern Utah University

Project:
The effect of anthropogenic nitrogen and sedimentation on primary producers mediated through tadpole bioturbation

Christy ClayChristy Clay

Westminster College

Project:
Urban stream health: macroinvertebrates and periphyton as indicators

Steven EmermanSteven Emerman

Utah Valley University

Project:
The use of stable isotopes of water to determine pathways of mining-related contaminants in Salt Lake and Utah Valleys, Utah

 

Carla TrentelmanCarla Trentelman

Weber State University

Project:
Uncovering Attitudes towards Water at Weber State University

 

Suzanne WaltherSuzanne Walther

Utah Valley University

Project:
Investigating anthropogenic impacts on the Utah Lake-Jordan River transition zone using a multi-proxy approach