Scientific research projects that the LCCMR recommends for funding from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund have an additional requirement above and beyond what is required for other projects. Project managers of research projects recommended for funding are required to produce a research addendum that provided additional background that goes into greater detail on their proposed research. The addendums are being peer reviewed in accordance with M.S.116P.08, Subd. 6.
To see project proposals click on the LCCMR ID of the appropriation next to the project title in the column "LCCMR ID" To see the research addendums as revised through the peer review process click on the link in the column "Post Peer Review Addendum. "The see the research addendums prior to the peer review process click on the link in the column "Initial Research Addendum".
List of all M.L. 2014 recommended projects is available here.
Recommended Funding $
|A. Foundational Natural Resource Data and Information|
|004-A||Conserving Minnesota's Freshwater Mussel Legacy: Quantifying Habitat Interactions||U of MN||Jessica Kozarek||$350,000||Addendum||Final Addendum|
|014-A||Impacts of Forest Quality on Declining Minnesota Moose||U of MN||James Forester||$300,000||Addendum||Final Addendum|
|016-A||Moose Decline and Air Temperatures in Northeastern Minnesota||MN DNR||Mike Larson||$600,000||Addendum||Final Addendum|
|017-A||Prairie Butterfly Conservation, Research and Breeding Program||MN Zoological Garden||Erik Runquist||$625,000||Addendum||Final Addendum|
|B. Water Resources|
|030-B||Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Minnesota Lakes||U of MN||William Arnold||$300,000||Addendum||Final Addendum|
|031-B||Wastewater Estrogen: Removal Options, Fish Abundance, and Cost||U of MN||Paige Novak||$500,000||Addendum||Final Addendum|
|032-B||Does Triclosan Create Super Bugs During Wastewater Treatment||U of MN||Timothy LaPara||$380,000||Addendum||Final Addendum|
|033-B||Protecting Bacteria from Contaminants to Preserve Water Quality||U of MN||Paige Novak||$279,000||Addendum||Final Addendum|
|036-B||Water: Solar Driven Destruction of Pesticides, Pharmaceuticals, Contaminants||U of MN||William Arnold||$291,000||Addendum||Final Addendum|
|045-B||Identifying Causes of Exceptionally High Mercury in Fish||MN Pollution Control Agency||Bruce Monson||$743,000||Addendum||Final Addendum|
|046-B||Sedimental Journey: Watershed-Scale Monitoring of BMP Effectiveness||Science Museum of Minnesota - St. Croix Watershed Research Station||Daniel Engstrom||$900,000||Addendum||Final Addendum|
|048-B||Estrogen Exposure Analyses in Minnesota's Shallow Lake Wildlife||St. Thomas University||Kurt Illig||$136,000||Addendum||Final Addendum|
|D. Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species|
|097-D||Blocking Bighead, Silver, and Other Invasive Carp by Optimizing Lock and Dams||U of MN||Peter Sorensen||$854,000||Addendum||Final Addendum|
|E. Air Quality, Climate Change, and Renewable Energy|
|121-E||Demonstrating Innovative Technologies to Fully Utilize Wastewater Resources||U of MN||Roger Ruan||$1,000,000||Addendum||Final Addendum|
|125-E||Clean Water/Renewable Energy from Beet Waste/Manure||U of MN||Xiao Wu||$400,000||Addendum||Final Addendum|
|133-E||Next Generation Septic Tank Systems||U of MN||Bo Hu||$258,000||Addendum||Final Addendum|
Information on additional research projects is pending and will be posted soon.