A host of people have aided our research efforts and assisted with development of this web site. Among these, Drs. Sallie Sheldon and Rob Creed have shared information and provided insight and encouragement. Drs. Gary Buckingham and Bernd Blossey have been quite helpful by providing information on biological control and its application in aquatic systems. Former grad students Lynn Maher and Susan Solarz have contributed much research, insight and photos; current students Darren Ward and Michelle Marko have also provided much assistance. Candace McCown and Joe O'Keefe provided insight and inspiration with their earlier rendition of this site. We thank our many colleagues who have provided helpful comments on the web site. A host of collaborators, grad students, undergraduates and technicians have contributed to our research are detailed below, along with funding sources.
Much of this work has been funded by grants from the Minnesota Legislature, Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, as recommended by the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources, and administered by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Chip Welling (former) and Wendy Crowell (current), Eurasian watermilfoil coordinator. Additional funding has been supplied by Minnesota Sea Grant and by the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station under Project 74, and a variety of Undergraduate research grants from the University and the National Science Foundation. Development of this Web site was funded by the College of Natural Resources Extension, Steven Daley Laursen, Associate Dean.
A host of collaborators have been involved in the work; departments and investigators are listed below.
Entomology: David W. Ragsdale
Assisted by Alyson (Loos) Milles, Carey Oin, Christina DiFonzo, Marcie Boles, and Visherna Bauman
Forest Resources: James A. Perry
Assisted by Graduate Students Kerry Holmberg and Barb Penner
Plant Biology: Florence K. Gleason - natural products chemistry
David Biesboer - milfoil ecology
assisted by Ganesh Padmanabhan and Scott Benick
Students and Technicians:
Grad Students Lynn Mizner Maher, Susan Solarz, Michelle Marko, Darren Ward
Technicians Matt Flugstad, Kerry Holmberg, Mary Kay Corazalla, John Foley and Aaron Berger
Student workers: Nate Awe, Sally Beach, Margaret Borman, Andrea Cade, Sebastian Castro, Chris Dolhausen, Matt Flugstad, Jessica Gourley, Tom Haglund, Karl Hammers, Jonathan Heraux, Nadia Hines, John Johnson, Kim Kooiman, Reva Koss, Scott Mattson, Kristine Mazzei, Ryan McLeish, Eric Merten, Mark Nemeth, Vanessa Pepi, Eric Mertin, Boyd Rogenbuck, Sara Stai, Tom Sutter, Jeremy Trexel, Ray Valley, Nicole Weber, Mark Zazadny and more recently, Erik Heinen, Ramona Johnson, Tanya Adelman, Matt Gove, Darren Ward, Gene Calvert, Meredith Drebert, Joanna Watson, Kristen Tomaszewski, William Tanberg, Todd Kittel, Kerry Accola, Amanda Bruce, Jennifer Dehn, Meg Lelonek, Donell Swenson, and Margaret Tilman
Special thanks to our Site Reviewers for helpful suggestions:
Bonnie Alexander, Gary Buckingham, Rob Creed, Bob Kirshner, John Madsen, Marie Sales and Chip Welling.
Last, but not least, special thanks to Jeremy Trexel for the intial HTML, Darren Ward for the updated site, Susan Solarz for input and advice on the initial site and the Steve Lime of the Remote Sensing Lab, for use of their scanning facilities.
Last updated on 8/11/00