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Martha Mather's Grants

Developing and Testing a Spatially-Explicit, Science-Based Decision Tool for Making Riverscape-Scale Management Decisions: How Dams and Culverts Affect a Threatened/Endangered Native Stream Fish, the Neosho Madtom (2012-2016, $548,797, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism - Ecological Services).

Early Spawn and Natural Spawn Age-0 Largemouth Bass: Food Habits and Habitat Use Evaluation (2014-2017, $286,178, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism - Fisheries).

CNH: Coupled Climate, Cultivation and Culture in the Great Plains: Understanding Water Supply and Water Quality in a Fragile Landscape (2013-2016, $1,464,285, National Science Foundation to M. Daniels, M. Caldas, M. Mather, J. Aistrep, K. Douglas-Mankin, D. Haukos, J. Heier Stamm).

Do Motile Top Predators (Striped Bass) Alter Population Dynamics, Community Interactions, and Ecosystem Function: Plum Island Ecosystems (PIE) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER). [2011-2017, National Science Foundation grant to the Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole with a Subcontract to Kansas State University, $63,963, A. Giblin (lead PI), C. Hopkinson, L. Deegan, J. Vallino, M. Mather, R. Buchsbaum, C. Polsky, G. Pontius)].

Blue Catfish Movements in Kansas Reservoirs (2012-2015, $335,076, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism - Fisheries).

Beaver Dams Maintain Fish Biodiversity Throughout a Riverscape By Increasing Habitat Heterogeneity [2006-2011, University of Massachusetts School of Marine Sciences, $88,000 ($22,000 X 4 years)].

Improving Strategies for Coastal River Restoration: Tracking Anadromous River Herring in a Coastal Massachusetts Stream (2006-2010, $84,000, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries).

Applying Video Technology to Improve the Accuracy of Biological Data Collection for Monitoring Anadromous River Herring: Challenges and Opportunities (2007-2011, $153,706, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries).

Developing Sampling and Analysis Tools to Assess the Health of Riverine Ecosystems (2006-2011; $85,000, SSP, The Nature Conservancy, University of Massachusetts).