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An assessment of neonicotinoid exposure on USFWS high diversity grasslands in the Prairie Pothole Region


March 2016 - September 2019


Neonicotinoids are a class of neuro-active insecticides developed in the 1990s because of widespread pest resistance and environmental objections to organophosphorus insecticides. We intend to estimate rate of uptake, accumulation, persistence, and concentratoin of neonicotiniods in native priarie plants on US Fish and Wildlife Service remnant native and restored grasslands in the Prairie Pothole Region.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 102

Masters Students: 243

Phd Students: 163

Post Docs: 57

University Staff: 254

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 699

Scientific Publications: 1910

Presentations: 4358



  • Joshua StaffordPrincipal Investigator
  • Jonathan LungrenCo-Principal Investigator

Funding Agencies

  • Science Support Program


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