Guralnick Lab - Grants
Grants and Contracts from 2008 onwards

 

Funding generously provided by the following groups from 2005-present

The National Science  Foundation (NSF)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

National Geographic

Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation

Defense Advanced Research Project Agency

The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)

Colorado Dept. of Nat. Resources

The Arizona Heritage Program

The South Dakota Dept. of Game, Fish and Wildlife

National Biological Information Infrastructure 

The Encyclopedia of Life/Biodiversity Synthesis Group

National Center for Ecological Synthesis and Analysis (NCEAS)

The Natioal Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)

Bureau of Land Management

Department of Energy

Google

2017

PI (split with Hannah Owens).  BridgeTree: A Toolbox to Mobilize Big Biodiversity Data to Understand and Communicate Pattern and Process. (~45K from UF Informatics Institute and UF Biodiversity Institute, 1 year, start date March 15, 2016).

Co-PI (lead PI Doug Soltis).  Integrative resources for trait-based evolutionary synthesis: Uncovering hidden enablers of nitrogen fixation in a major clade of flowering plants. (~40K from UF Informatics Institute and UF Biodiversity Institute, 1 year, start date January 15, 2016).

Co-PI.  Using the Tree of Life to Develop Novel Approaches for Public Engagement in Science.  (~65K from UF Research Opportunity Seed Funding, start date: June 1, 2016).

Co-PI.  Awarded.  Collaborative Research: Documenting Turkey Husbandry and Domestication in Ancient Mesoamerica. (NSF Archaeology program, $158K to Univ. Florida, $330K total, start date 7/1/17). 

Senior Personnel.  Awarded.  Collaborative Proposal: MSB-FRA: Causes, consequences, and cross-scale linkages of climate-driven phenological mismatch across three trophic levels.  NSF Macrosystems, $183K to UF, $2.6 million total, start date 08/15/2017.

Senior Personnel.  In process.  RCN-UBE: Biodiversity Literacy in Undergraduate Education - Data Initiative (BLUE Data).  Lead PI Anna Monfills.  NSF RCN-UBE.  $500K total. 

Co-Investigator.  Awarded. Software workflows and tools for integrating remote sensing and organismal occurrence data streams to assess and monitor biodiversity change.  NASA AIST.  $56,672 to UF, start date 09/1/2017.

Co-Investigator.  In Process. Activities to advance, build, and deliver remote-sensing supported species distribution and species abundance EBVs.  NASA GEO.  $600K total, $59,925 to UF, start date 09/20/17.

Co-PI Phylogenomic discovery and engineering of nitrogen fixation into the bioenergy woody crop poplar.  DOE Plant systems design for bioenergy program.  ~7.3 million  total, 4.3 million to UF, start date 09/20/2018.

Co-PI. Pending.  Collaborative Proposal: Origins and impacts of nitrogen-fixing symbioses in a major clade of flowering plants.  NSF DEB Systematics and Biodiversity program. 

Collaborative PI.  Pending.  ABI Development: MOL-SDM: Infrastructure for the model-based and collaborative development and use of next-generation species distribution information.  NSF Advances in Biological Informatics, $435,535 to UF, start date 9/01/17.

Collaborative PI.  Pending. ABI Innovation: FuTRES, an Ontology-Based Functional Trait Resource for Paleo- and Neo-biologists.  NSF Advances in Biological Informatics, $286,504 to UF, start date 9/01/17.

Co-PI. Pending. ABI Development: A Global Plant Phenology Knowledge Base and Software for Semantic Trait Data. NSF ABI, $881,157, Start date: January 1, 2019

Co-PI.  Pending. ABI Development: aTRAM: Novel Tools for Enabling Community Mining and Fast Assembly of Genomic Datasets.  NSF ABI, $592,586, start date:  January 1, 2019. 

Senior Personnel.  Pending. Collaborative: Digitization TCN: Collaborative: Capturing California's Flowers: using digital images to investigate historical and geographic phenological change in a biodiversity hotspots.  NSF ADBC,  $14,238 to UF, Start Date: 11/1/2018

Senior Personnel.  Pending. Collaborative: Digitization TCN: Digitizing "Endless Forms Most Beautiful and Most Wonderful": Facilitating Research on Imperiled Plants with Extreme Morphologies.  NSF ADBC,  $21,740 to UF,  Start date 07/01/2018.

2016

PI (split with Julie Allen).  Next Generation Bioinformatics —Tools for rapid mining and assembly from genomic repositories (~50K from UFII, 1 year, start date November 1, 2016).

PI (split with PI Kitty Emery).  Creating ZooarchNet as an Archaeoinformatics Platform to Mobilize Archaelogical Animal Biodiversity Data.  (UF Informatics Institute seed grant and UF general seed grant, UF budget $75K ($49K from UFII, $25K from UF), 2 years, start date June 1, 2016).

PI.  Developing the Plant Phenology Ontology.  (USGS cooperative agreement, $30,000 to Univ. Florida, start date 7/15/16).  

PI.  Monadenia terrestrial snail genetics and taxonomy.  (BLM cooperative agreement, $30,000 to Univ. Florida, start date 7/1/16).

2015

Lead PI.   Collaborative Research: ABI DEVELOPMENT: Notes from Nature: Advancing a Next Generation Citizen Science Platform For Biocollection Transcription. (NSF ABI program, $594,428 to U. Florida, 3 years, start date 7/1/2015)

Co-PI.  Collaborative Research: ButterflyNet--an integrative framework for comparative biology.  (NSF GoLife program.  $1.25 million to Univ. Florida, 2.5mil total, start date 08/01/15).

2014

Collaborative PI.  Collaborative Research: VertLife Terrestrial: A complete global assembly of phylogenetic, trait, spatial and environment characteristics for a model clade.  (NSF GoLife Program, $179,986 to U. Florida, ~2.5 million dollar budget, 4 years, start date 10/1/2014)

Collaborative PI.  Collaborative Research: ABI Development: Advancing Map of Life's Impact and Capacity for Sharing, Integrating, and Using Global Spatial Biodiversity Knowledge  (NSF Adavnces in Biological Informatics $577,000 to CU Boulder, ~1.5 million dollar budget total, 4 years, start date 3/1/2014)

2013

Co-PI.  Year 6 OBIS-USA(Ocean Biogeographic Information System – USA node) (PI Philip Goldstein, USGS NBII, $144,000 budget, 17.5% ICR under a CESU, 1 year, start date Dec. 1, 2013)

Co-PI.  Google Earth Engine driven biodiversity change and conservation analysis in Map of Life.  Google Earth Engine Research Awards Program.  (PI Walter Jetz, Total amount: $120K total, $15K to CU Boulder, no ICR (gift), start date early 2014)

2012

Colorado PI.  Dimensions US-BIOTA-Sao Paulo: Assembly and evolution of the Amazonian biota and its environment: an integrated approach.  (NSF Dimension of Biodiversity, ~2 million total US budget, $211K to CU Boulder, full ICR, start date September 2012).

Co-PI.  Year 5 OBIS-USA (Ocean Biogeographic Information System – USA node) (PI Philip Goldstein, USGS NBII, $304,000 budget, 17.5% ICR under a CESU, 1 year, start date Sept. 1, 2012)

Co-PI.  Using Google Earth Engine to map global biodiversity and predict biological impacts and risks from climate change.  (PI Walter Jetz.  Total amount: $150K, $50K to CU Boulder, no ICR, start date Spring 2013)

2011

Co-Investigator.  Integrating global species distributions, remote sensing information and climate station data to assess recent biodiversity response to climate change.  (NASA Climate and Biological Response: Research and Applications program, $1.67mil total budget, ~188K to CU Boulder, full ICR, target start date March 2011)

Colorado PI.  ABI Development: Collaborative Research: VertNet, a New Model for Biodiversity Networks.   (NSF Advances in Biological Informatics program, ~$2.4 mil. Total budget, $338K to CU Boulder, full ICR, target start date May, 2011)

Co-PI.   Year 4 Development of data and applications for the national marine theme of NBII (OBIS-USA) (PI Philip Goldstein, USGS NBII, $288,000 budget, 17.5% ICR under a CESU, 1 year, start date Sept. 1, 2011)

Co-PI.  MRI: Acquisition of a Scalable Petascale Storage Infrastructure for Data-Collections and Data-Intensive Discovery.  (PI Thomas Hauser, NSF MRI, $699,945, full ICR; start date: Sept. 1, 2011)

2010

PI.  GBIF White Paper for enhancing 'fitness-for-use' of primary biodiversity data.  (Co-PI Andrew Hill, $7200 contract, no ICR).

PI.  Dissertation Research: Climatic constraints on American pika distribution and abundance.  (NSF DDIG grant, Co-PI Liesl Peterson, , $14,973, no ICR, target start data May 1, 2010).

Colorado PI.   Collaborative Research:  Map of Life: An infrastructure for integrating global species distribution knowledge.   (NSF Advances  in Biological Informatics program, 990K dollar budget, $459K to University of Colorado, 3 years, full ICR, target start date:  May 1, 2010).

Colorado PI.  Collaborative Research:  BiSciCol toolkit:  Towards a tagging and tracking infrastructure for biodiversity science collections.  (NSF Biological Research Collections grant, ~$1.8 million total budget, $210,000 to CU Boulder, full ICR, target start date, Sept. 1, 2009)

PI.  Kit fox (Vulpes macrotis) monitoring within the State of Colorado.  (Bureau of Land Management, $10,000 total budget to CU Boulder, Co-PI Melissa Reed-Eckert,  26% ICR, target start date Sept. 1, 2010)

Co-PI.   Year 3 Development of data and applications for the national marine theme of NBII (OBIS-USA) (PI Philip Goldstein, USGS NBII, $240K budget, 17.5% ICR under a CESU, 1 year, start date Sept. 1, 2010)

PI.  Determination of Species Status of Terrestrial Slugs, Deroceras. (Barry Roth Co-Investigator, Bureau of Land Management, $13,000 total budget with $7500 for CU, 10% ICR, target start date March 1, 2011)

2009 

Co-Investigator.  BioSynC working group: Integrating and refining the global knowledgebase of species distributions – data, tools, applications.  (Co-Investigator with Walter Jetz (UCSD), Encyclopedia of Life/BioSynC working group proposal, no indirect cost returns (ICR), 2 years, travel budget for 1-3 meetings, total budget to not exceed $60K)

PI. CU Boulder Outreach Grant for Evolution: Here and Now: a Traveling Exhibition from the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History. ($4800 for 2009-2010).

PI.  Year 2 continued development of the data component for the national marine theme of NBII (OBIS-USA) (Co-PI Philip Goldstein, USGS NBII, $215,000 budget, 17.5% ICR under a CESU, 1 year, start date Sept. 1, 2009)

PI.  An informatics approach for near real-time monitoring of evolutionary trends in biological systems.  (NSF EAGER proposal to Advances in Biological Informatics program, $75,763 budget, 1 year, full ICR, start date: September 1, 2009).

Co-PI.   Integrating datasets to investigate megafauna extinctions in the Late Quaternary.  (Co-PI with Alan Cooper and Jessica Metcalf (University  of Adelaide) to NESCent, no indirect cost returns, 2 years, travel budget for 3 meetings, total budget ~50K)

Co-PI.  What aspects of the environment do organisms care about?  (with a substantial data product for the community).  (Co-PI with Brian McGill (U. Arizona), Walter Jetz (Yale Univ.), Jana McPherson (Dalhousie Univ) to NCEAS, no indirect cost returns, 2 years, travel budget for 3 meetings, total budget ~50K

2008

Colorado PI and Co-PI.  A system for increasing the georeferencing quantity and quality of all GBIF-mediated occurrence records.  (18 month GBIF contract, Reed Beaman, PI; Aimee Stewart, Co-PI; Robert Guralnick Co-PI; Paul Flemons Co-PI; ~$67,914 total with 5% ICR, $35,127 for CU Boulder, start date:  4/15/2008). 

PI.  Furthering the development of the data component for the national marine theme of NBII (OBIS-USA) (Co-PI Philip Goldstein, USGS NBII, $150,000 budget, 17.5% ICR under a CESU, 1 year, start date 7/15/08).

PI.  Testing climate-related models of range contraction for the American pika. (Co-PIs Chris Ray and Liesl Peterson.  12 month National Geographic Research and Exploration grant, $25,462, no ICR, likely start date: 8/1/2008).