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Kendra Spence Cheruvelil
Kendra Spence Cheruvelil, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development & Professor

Department: Biology
Address: E-29 Holmes
Phone: (517) 353-9528
Email: ksc@msu.edu

Pronouns: she/her/hers

To learn more about Dr. Cheruvelil visit her website.



Honors
    2010 -Michigan State University Environmental Faculty Fellow
    2010 -Michigan State University Curricular Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Award
    2009 -Michigan State University Lilly Teaching Fellowship


Grants
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, (Cheruvelil), Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship Program - N.Skaff [2016 -2019] $51,000
    National Science Foundation, (Soranno, Zhou, Tan, Cheruvelil), Collaborative Proposal: MSB-FRA: A Macrosystems Framework for Continental-Scale Prediction and Understanding of Lakes [2016 -2021] $2,041,750
    Michigan State University Science and Society at State Collaborative Grant Award, (Latimore, Burroughs, Cheruvelil, Dreelin, Halpern, Nichols), Innovations in Science Communication and Engagement: Exploring How Better Training Can Improve Outcomes for Science and Society [2016 -2016] $10,000
    Michigan State University Science and Society at State Collaborative Grant Award, (PI: Patricia Soranno, Co-PIs: Kendra Spence Cheruvelil, Kevin Elliott, Georgina Montgomery, Pang-Ning Tan), Conceptions of Good Science in a Data-Rich World [2015 -2016] $10,000
    National Science Foundation, (Elliott, Cheruvelil, Montgomery, Settles, Soranno), Ethical Standards and Practices of Environmental Scientists: Does Team Diversity Matter? [2014 -2019] $600,000
    Huron River Watershed Council , (Cheruvelil, Soranno), Revision, update, and validation of the lake-specific model for establishing expected nutrient conditions in Michigan lakes [2012 -2014] $116,965
    U.S. Geological Survey, (Bartholic, Wolfson, Cheruvelil, Gasteyer), 2012 Annual NIWR USGS Project [2012 -2016] $92,335
    National Science Foundation Macrosystems Program, (Soranno, Cheruvelil, Tang, Stanley, Lottig, Downing), The Effects of Cross-scale Interactions on Freshwater Ecosystem State across Space and Time [2011 -2013] $1,310,583
    MSU CWS/ESPP Innovation Grant Program, (Ligmann-Zielinska, Bremigan, Cheruvelil, Kramer, Soranno), Lakes as Complex Socio-Ecological Systems: Exploring the Causalities between Human Land Use Decisions and Landscape Limnological Processes to Inform Sustainable Water Conservation [2011 -2013] $49,978
    MSU Creating Inclusive Excellence, (G. Montgomery, C. Fata-Hartley, K.S. Cheruvelil, A.M. McCright), Discovering Diversity, Creating Inclusion: An Inquiry into Diversity and Science [2010 -2011] $13,475
    MSU Creating Inclusive Excellence, (M. Davis, G.R. Urquhart., C. Fata-Hartley, K.S. Cheruvelil), Making “The Lyman Briggs Experience” Inclusive: Eliminating Underteaching and Increasing Successes for ALL Students [2009 -2010] $17,000
    MSU Creating Inclusive Excellence, (G. Montgomery, C. Fata-Hartley, K.S. Cheruvelil, A.M. McCright), Discovering Diversity, Creating Inclusion: An Inquiry into Diversity and Science [2009 -2010] $14,409
    MSU Center for Water Sciences Postdoc Program, (Kendra Cheruvelil, Mary Bremigan, Daniel Kramer, Arika Ligmann-Zielinska, Pat Soranno, Katherine Webster), Understanding complex aquatic landscapes: Lakes as model systems for integrating ecology, economics, human behavior and policy [2009 -2011] $131,500
    Michigan State University Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives. Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant Program, (Kendra Cheruvelil, Cori Fata-Hartley, Aaron M. McCright, Georgina Montgomery), Discovering Diversity, Creating Inclusion: An Inquiry into Diversity and Science [2009 -2009] $14,409
    U.S. Geological Survey, (Bartholic, Wolfson, Beecher, Seedang, Thompson, Kramer, Cheruvelil, Norris), USGS Natural Resources Integrated Information System [2008 -2008] $92,335
    MSU Center for Water Sciences, (Daniel Kramer and Kendra Cheruvelil), Developing and Applying a Spatially explicit Policy Infrastructure Database to Better Understand and Manage Inland Lakes [2008 -2011] $136,700
    US Geological Survey, (Kendra Cheruvelil, Daniel Kramer), The returns on investments in the establishment of riparian buffers for water quality remediation in Michigan’s inland lakes [2008 -2009] $15,000
    MSU Internal Research Grants Program, (Kendra Cheruvelil), The effects of lake shoreline development on painted and map turtle (Chrysemys picta and Graptemys geographica) populations [2008 -2010] $39,862
    MSU Center for Water Sciences, (Kendra Cheruvelil and Orlando Sarnelle), The role of macrophytes and their management on Daphnia food quality and quantity in shallow lakes [2008 -2009] $10,000
    MSU Center for Water Sciences, (Kendra Cheruvelil and Daniel Kramer), Mapping Michigan’s Regulatory Infrastructure for Inland Lake Management [2007 -2008] $10,000

Articles
    2012 Zhang, T., P.A. Soranno , K.S. Cheruvelil, Kramer, D.B., Ligmann-Zielinska, A. and M.T. Bremigan. 2012. Evaluating the effects of upstream lakes and wetlands on lake phosphorus concentrations using a spatially-explicit model. Landscape Ecology 27(7): 1015-1030.
    2012 Cheruvelil, K.S. and X. Ye. 2012. Do college introductory biology courses increase student ecological literacy? Journal of College Science Teaching 42(2): 26-32.
    2011 Wagner, T., K.S. Cheruvelil, P.A. Soranno, and K.E. Webster. 2011. Modeling regional variation in the parameters of the total phosphorus-chlorophyll relationship using a hierarchical Bayesian approach. Freshwater Biology. 56: 1811-1824.
    2011 Booker, J. and K.S. Cheruvelil. 2011. Are zooplankton food resources poorer in the vegetated littoral zone of shallow lakes? Freshwater Biology. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2427.2011.02669.x.
    2011 Martin, S.L., P.A. Soranno, M.T. Bremigan, K.S. Cheruvelil. 2011. Comparing hydrogeomorphic approaches to lake classification. Environmental Management. 48: 957-974.
    2011 Fergus, C.E., P.A. Soranno, K.S. Cheruvelil, and M.T. Bremigan. 2011. Multi-scale landscape and wetland drivers of lake total phosphorus and water color. Limnology & Oceanography 56(6): 2127-2146.
    2010 Alwin, T.G., M. Fox and K.S. Cheruvelil. 2010. Sampling to determine lake-wide watermilfoil weevil (Euhrychiopsis lecontei) density: Determining the appropriate number and size of quadrat. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 48(2): 96-101
    2010 Soranno, P.A., K.S. Cheruvelil, K.E. Webster, M.T. Bremigan, T. Wagner and C. Stow. 2010. Using landscape limnology to classify freshwater ecosystems for multi-ecosystem management and conservation. BioScience 60(6): 440-454.
    2009 Smith, J.J. and K.S. Cheruvelil. 2009. Using Inquiry and Tree-Thinking to "March Through the Animal Phyla”: Teaching Introductory Comparative Biology in an Evolutionary Context. Evolution Education and Outreach 2: 429-444.
    2009 Soranno, P.A., K.E. Webster, K.S. Cheruvelil and M.T. Bremigan. 2009. The lake landscape-context framework: linking aquatic connections, terrestrial features and human effects at multiple spatial scales. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 30(5): 695-700.
    2008 Cheruvelil, K.S. and P.A. Soranno. 2008. Relationships between lake macrophyte cover and lake and landscape features. Aquatic Botany 88(3): 219-227.
    2008 Cheruvelil, K.S., P.A. Soranno, M.T. Bremigan, T. Wagner and S.L. Martin. 2008. Grouping lakes for water quality assessment and monitoring: The roles of regionalization and spatial scale. Environmental Management 41(3): 425-440.
    2008 Soranno, P.A., K.S. Cheruvelil, R.J. Stevenson, S. Rollins, S.W. Holden, and S. Heaton. 2008. A framework for developing ecosystem-specific nutrient criteria: Integrating biological thresholds with predictive modeling. Limnology and Oceanography 53(2): 773-787.
    2008 Wagner, T., P.A. Soranno, K.S. Cheruvelil, W.H. Renwick, K.E. Webster, P.Vaux, and R.J.F. Abbitt. 2008. Quantifying sample biases of inland lake sampling programs in relation to lake surface area and land use/cover. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 141(1): 131-147.
    2008 Webster, K.E., P.A. Soranno, K.S. Cheruvelil, M.T. Bremigan, J.A. Downing, P. Vaux, T. Asplund, L.C. Bacon, J. Connor. 2008. An empirical evaluation of the nutrient color paradigm for lakes. Limnology and Oceanography 53(3): 1137-1148.
    2007 Wagner, T., Bremigan, M. T., Spence Cheruvelil, K., Soranno, P. A., Nate, N. N., and Breck, J. E. 2007. A multilevel modeling approach to assessing regional and local landscape features for lake classification and assessment of fish growth rates. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 130(3): 437-454.
    2006 Nelson, S.A.C., K.S. Cheruvelil and P.A. Soranno. 2006. Satellite remote sensing of freshwater macrophytes and the influence of water clarity. Aquatic Botany. 85(4): 289-298.
    2005 Cheruvelil, K.S., N.A. Nate, P.A. Soranno and M.T. Bremigan. 2005. Lack of a unimodal relationship between fish growth and macrophyte cover in 45 north temperate lakes. Archiv fur Hydrobiologie. 164: 193-215.
    2005 Bremigan, M.T., S.M. Hanson P.A. Soranno, K.S. Cheruvelil, and R.D. Valley. 2005. Aquatic vegetation, largemouth bass and water quality responses to low-dose fluridone two years post treatment. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 43: 65-75.