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Grants

2012-2014 $66,000. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. M. Leu (PI) and S. Hamilton (Co-PI, William and Mary). Vegetation Mapping, Invasive Species Modeling and Land Cover Changes of the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuge.

2012-2016 $375,196 awarded to M. Leu ($1,942,000Total). Strategic Environmental and Development Program, Department of Defense. E. Fleishman (PI, Univ. of California Davis), B. G. Dickinson (Co-PI, Northern Arizona State Univ.), B. R. Noon (Co-PI, Colorado State Univ.), M. Leu (Co-PI, William and Mary) and D. Dobkin (Co-PI, High Desert Ecological Research Institute). Methods for assessment of species richness and occupancy across space, time, taxonomic groups, and ecoregions.

2012-2014 $12,347. U.S. Department of Interior, National Parks Service. M. Leu (PI). Current and predicted human land use effects on ecological processes within and around the Mojave Network Parks.

2011 $3,000. U.S. Department of Interior, U.S. Geological Survey. M. Leu (PI). Mapping human stressors in the Wyoming Basins.

2011-2012 Virginia Sea Grant ($38,907). D. Bilkovic (PI, Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences) and R. M. Chambers (Co-PI, College of William and Mary), K. J. Havens (Co-PI, Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences) and M. Leu (Co-PI). By-catch reduction strategies for commercial and recreational blue crab fisheries.

2010 $10,000. Virginia Space Grant Consortium: New Investigator Program, NASA. M. Leu (PI). The human footprint of the eastern U.S.

2007-2008 $121,000. Department of Defense, Legacy Program. M. Leu (PI, U.S. Geological Survey) and S. T. Knick (Co-PI, U.S. Geological Survey). Wintering Ecology of Shrubland Birds: Linking Landscape, Habitat, and Interannual Variation.

2007 $20,100. Idaho State Wildlife Grant. A. Haines (PI), M. Leu (Co-PI, U.S. Geological Survey) and M. Scott (Co-PI, Univ. of Idaho). Incorporating Conservation Efforts of Idaho Species of Greatest Conservation Need into Comprehensive Land Use Plans for Idaho Counties.

2006-2007 $140,000. Department of Defense, Legacy Program. M. Leu (PI, U.S. Geological Survey) and S. T. Knick (Co-PI, U.S. Geological Survey). Wintering Ecology of Shrubland Birds: Linking Landscape, Habitat, and Interannual Variation.

2005-2006 $132,000. Department of Defense, Legacy Program. M. Leu (PI, U.S. Geological Survey) and S. T. Knick (Co-PI, U.S. Geological Survey). Wintering Ecology of Shrubland Birds: Linking Landscape, Habitat, and Interannual Variation.

Grants awarded to my students:

2014 $500. Williamsburg Bird Club. Akshay Deverakonda (Undergraduate Student). Testing the incompatibility hypothesis for avian divorce using radio telemetry. 2014.

$5,000. Virginia Space Grant Consortium: New Investigator Program, NASA. D. Vitek Jirinec (Graduate student). Bird Habitat Use within Home Ranges: Implications for Species Persistence in Human-Modified Landscapes.

2014 $1,000. Society for Field Ornithology Bergstrom Research Award. Vitek Jirinec (Graduate Student). Wood Thrush habitat use: implications for local distribution.

2014 $1,000. J. J. Murray Research Award, Virginia Society of Ornithology. Vitek Jirinec (Graduate Student). Wood Thrush habitat use: implications for local distribution.

2013 $500. Bill Akers Graduate Student Grant, Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory. Vitek Jirinec (Graduate Student). Wood Thrush habitat use: implications for local distribution.

2012 $500. Graduate Student Research Grant, Williamsburg Bird Club. Vitek Jirinec (Graduate Student). Wood Thrush habitat use: implications for local distribution. 

2011 $5,000. Virginia Space Grant Consortium: New Investigator Program, NASA. Daniel S. Ramos (Graduate student). The Response of Anuran Species Distributions to Anthropogenic Disturbance: Using Circuit Theoretic Analysis to Model Landscape Connectivity.

2011 $500. Virginia Herpetological Society Research Award. Daniel S. Ramos (Graduate student). The Response of Anuran Species Distributions to Anthropogenic Disturbance: Using Circuit Theoretic Analysis to Model Landscape Connectivity.

2011 $850. Society for Field Ornithology Bergstrom Research Award. Morgan Nicolly (Graduate Student). The effects of an urban gradient on the dispersal and survival of Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) juveniles.