The National Science Foundation (NSF) has renewed funding for the Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve (CCESR), home to long-term ecological experiments. The funding renewal extends NSF’s support by another six years; they have provided funding to CCESR since 1982. MSI PIs Eric Seabloom and Sarah Hobbie, both of the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, are the project co-leaders. An article about research being performed at CCESR can be found on the College of Biological Sciences website: NSF Renews Funding for Long-term Research at Cedar Creek Reserve.
Professor Seabloom uses MSI for extensive research into the community ecology of plants and pathogens. He is co-director of the Nutrient Network, a global collaborative network that studies grasslands on five continents. This research was featured on the MSI website in November 2016: Computer Model Links Plant Species Richness and Productivity and April 2014: Global Experiments to Solve Ecological Problems. Professor Hobbie uses MSI for several projects investigating the effects of global climate and ecological changes of ecosystems. This research was featured on the MSI website in May 2017: Tracking Pollution Sources in Urban Water Systems.