Projects (1997-Present)

  1. Collaborative research: Restricted plasticity of canopy stomatal conductance: Conceptual basis for simplified models of canopy transpiration. National Science Foundation, Directorate for Geosciences, Hydrological Sciences Division, April 1, 2004 to April 1, 2007, $388,000 (UB portion is $178,278). Principal Investigator, with Brent E. Ewers (co-PI, U. Wyoming) and Eric L. Kruger (co-PI U. Wisconsin).
  2. Measuring and modeling the source, transport and bioavailability of phosphorus in agricultural watersheds. Environmental Protection Agency (in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture), STAR Grant, Nutrient Science for Improved Watershed Management Program, $749,307, November 1, 2002 to October 31, 2005. co-PI.
  3. Distributed parameter non-point source pollution modeling in nested watersheds: Guide to implementing legislated surface water quality restrictions in Wisconsin. Hatch/McIntire-Stennis, $90K, October 2000 to September 2004, Mackay (PI).
  4. Context elicitation to support the semantic integration of environmental models. University of Wisconsin Graduate School Fall Competition, $15K, July 2000-June 2001, Mackay (PI).
  5. Long-term water flux changes from converting old-growth pine forests to hardwood forests in northern Wisconsin. NASA, Land Surface Hydrology Program, NAG5-8554, $359K (1999-2002), Mackay (PI).
  6. Long-term water flux changes from converting old-growth pine forests to hardwood forests in northern Wisconsin. University of Wisconsin Graduate School Fall Competition. Awarded $20K for 1999-2000, but not used.
  7. Effects of parameter spatial aggregation on agricultural non-point source pollutions models. US EPA (Pass-through from Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources), $15K (1999-2000), Mackay (PI).
  8. Remote sensing teaching and research in support of creating a vision for the environment as a whole. NASA, Centers of Excellence in Remote Sensing, NAG5-6535, $424K (1997-1999), Mackay (PI). (Equipment Grant).
  9. Coupling forest ecosystem process-based models to groundwater models: tools to guide natural resource management in northern Wisconsin. Funded by McIntire-Stennis. $200K (1997-2001), Mackay (co-PI) with Gower (PI).
  10. Affiliated Research Center (ARC). NASA., Mackay (one of several co-investigators) with Lillesand (PI), 1996-2001.
  11. ARCII. NASA, Mackay (one of several co-investigators) with Lillesand (PI), 2001-2006.
  12. Scaling spatial simulation of forest disturbance on watershed processes, University of Wisconsin Graduate School Fall Competition. $21K (1997-1998), Mackay (PI).
  13. Characterization of evapotranspiration and forest water relations in northern Wisconsin. University of Wisconsin Graduate School Fall Competition. Awarded $15,792, July 2001-June 2002.
  14. Chequamegon Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study. National Science Foundation, Division of Biological Sciences, Research Collaboration Network Program. Mackay one of several co-investigators with Ken Davis, Penn. State (PI), January 1, 2002 to December 31, 2006.
  15. Development and Evaluation of TMDL Planning and Assessment Tools and Processes. USDA CSREES Regional Project DC 00-02, Theo Dillaha, U. Virginia (PI). Mackay, one of two UW-Madison representative, October 1, 2001 to September 30, 2006.
  16. Quantifying non-point source phosphorus losses from field to watershed scales. University of Wisconsin Graduate School Fall Competition, $23,353, Interdisciplinary, July 2002-June 2003. Awarded as insurance against USDA NRI proposal submitted; co-investigator with K.G. Karthikeyan as PI.
  17. WebGrant Award. University of Wisconsin Division of Technology instruction web page improvement award, $750; Web page development for Regional Hydrology.