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Funded Conservation and Research Projects

Funding years Title of grant/contract Funding source Principal Investigator Details
2007-2008 Captive Breeding of the Endangered Freshwater Clam Anodonta californiensis (the "California Floater") U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Bureau of Reclamation Brusca/Ivanyi/Poulin Investigate aspects of mussel's biology, develop interpretive exhibit about its ecology, explore the possibility of breeding or head-starting species in captivity. Project developed in collaboration with Dr. Terry Myers
2005-2007 Digital Library for Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Brusca/Haywood
2005-present Invaders of the Sonoran Desert Region Sea Studios Foundation, Vulcan Productions, National Geographic, American Zoo Association, National Park Service Hubbard/Kropp/Brusca
2004-2007 Recovery and Re-establishment of Father Eusebio Kino-era Fruit Trees from Sonora, Mexico National Park Service Brusca/Garcia
2004-2006 Survey of Macroinvertebrate Fauna of Santa Cruz River:
Sonora Region
National Park Service Brusca
2004-present Invertebrate Systematics, Ecology and Conservation in the Gulf of California Various sources Brusca Contact Rick Brusca for further information
2005-2006 Publication of a Distributional Checklist of the Macrofauna of the Sea of Cortez. Vol. 1 Conservation International Brusca This checklist is now available from ASDM
2003-present Sonoran Tropical Deciduous Forest Conservation Initiative Nature and Culture International, Wallace Research Foundation and others Dimmitt/Van Devender/Brusca Promoting conservation of and research in the Alamos region by initiating a biotic inventory, developing a GIS base map, and compiling a Latin-English-Spanish plant list
2004-2006 Understanding the Fall Migration of the Endangered Lesser Long-Nosed Bat (Leptonycteris curasoae). An Extension of the Migratory Pollinator Project. National Park Service, AZ Game & Fish Dept., AZA Bat TAG Krebbs Various marking techniques are being tested on lesser long-nosed bats to track them from southwestern to southeastern AZ.
2004-2005 Survey of Dalea tentaculoides and Other Rare Plants in Northern Sonora U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Van Devender
2004-2005 Distribution of buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare) in Arizona and northern Sonora National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (Native Plant Conservation Initiative) Van Devender/
Dimmitt
2004 Biodiversity and Management of the Madrean Archipelago II
(Conference)
See website for sponsors list Van Devender Website
2004 Gulf of California Conference Brusca
2002-2004 Establishing pollinator gardens at Tumacacori National Historic Site and San Lázaro (Sonora) Nat. Park Service (CESU) Brusca
2002-2003 Hummingbird Nectar Corridors and Educational Outreach in the Southern Arizona Border Region: An Extension of the Migratory Pollinator Program Mead Foundation Krebbs/Hubbard Collect data on nectar production, nectar availability, and distributions of hummingbirds in areas of flowering ocotillos along an identified hummingbird migratory corridor in AZ.
2002-2003 Pollinator education outreach Sonoran Joint Ventures Brusca To support poster development by Bee Works & Native Seeds/Search, and partial salary for ASDM staff
2002 Bat Use of Bat Houses in Tucson, Arizona AZA; Wallace Research Fund Krebbs
2001-2005 Chiricahua National Monument and Fort Bowie National Historic Site Bat Species Diversity Study Nat. Park Service, Western Nat. Parks Assoc., Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, IMRICO Krebbs A 10-year inventory and monitoring program for bats in the CNM and FBNHS.
2002 Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge plant inventory USFWS Dan Austin (Research Associate)
2001-2003 Lesser Long-nosed Bat Monitoring Under Flyways Luke Air Force Base (DOD) Krebbs/Brusca
2001-2003 Natural history of the endangered Pima pineapple cactus U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Brusca/Dimmitt
2001-2003 Ironwood Forest National Monument: biological surveys BLM (CESU) Dimmitt Website summary
2001-2002 Migratory Pollinators: Flight Corridors & Environmental Education in Mexico NFWF Van Devender/ Dimmitt Website summary
2001-2002 Succulent diversity in central Baja California Cactus & Succulent Society of America Dimmitt/Van Devender Website summary
2001-2002 Botany intern for Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Nat. Park Service (CESU) Brusca
2001-2002 Weeds Across the Border Conference Federal Highway Administration Van Devender International conference and proceedings on exotic species
2001-2002 Mountain Lion intern for Organ Pipe National Monument Nat. Park Service (CESU) Brusca Supports NPS intern
1999-2002 Migratory Pollinators and Their Corridors: Conservation Across Borders Turner Foundation; Turner Endangered Species Fund Nabhan/Brusca Website summary