United States Department of Agriculture National Research Initiative. Funded August 2008 – July 2011. Aphids as beneficial insects? Increased Crop Yield via Induced Plant Chemistry and Changes in Natural Enemy Abundance and Behavior. (M.D. Eubanks, PI, S.D. Frank, and C.B. Zehnder, Co-PI). $349,469; Eubanks Portion $349,469
National Science Foundation Population Biology/Evolutionary Biology Program. Funded August 2007 – July 2010. Do positive species interactions promote invasions? Effects of ant-hempiteran mutualisms on the success and consequences of ant invasions. (M.D. Eubanks, PI). (collaborative project with D. Holway at UC-San Diego and A. Suarez at UI at Champaign) $592,873; Eubanks Portion $269,033
National Science Foundation Population Biology/Evolutionary Biology Program. Funded August 2006 – July 2009. Collaborative Research: Does mating-system evolution constrain the adaptive evolution of other traits? (M.D. Eubanks, PI). (collaborative project with D. Carr at University of Virginia) $537,800; Eubanks Portion $264,010
Texas Imported Fire Ant Research and Management Project Funded September 2007 – August 2009. The nutritional ecology of red imported fire ants and the efficacy of red imported fire ant baits. (S.T. Behmer, M.D. Eubanks, and R.E. Gold, Co-PI). $250,000; Eubanks Portion $73,600
Mexican American and U.S. Latino Research Center (MALRC) Planning Grant, Region-wide analysis of the agro-ecological importance of spider mites and their natural enemies in corn fields. (M.D. Eubanks, PI, C. Nansen, C.A. Blanco, S. Sanchez, and D. Piwonka, Co-Pi’s). $5,000; Eubanks Portion $1,000
National Institutes of Health Vector Biology Study Section (ZRG1VB), Funded March 2006 – April 2011. Ecology of Encephalitis Viruses in the USA. (T.R. Unnasch, G.E. Hill, E.W. Cupp, C. Guyer, R.S. Unnasch, and M.D. Eubanks, Co-PI). $2,859,616; Eubanks Portion $500,000 (funds are encumbered at Auburn University)
Centers for Disease Control Research into the Public Health Aspects of West Nile Virus in the U.S. Program. Funded September 2004 – August 2007. Ecology of West Nile Virus in the Southeastern USA. (T.R. Unnasch, E.W. Cupp, G.E. Hill, and M.D. Eubanks, Co-PI). $603,750; Eubanks Portion $180,000
Alabama Fire Ant Management Program Funded October 2006 – September 2007. Fire ant suppression may prevent outbreaks of aphid-vectored plant viruses. (M.D. Eubanks, PI, J.F. Murphy, Co-PI) $23,505; Eubanks Portion $20,000
Biogrant, Vice President for Research Auburn University. Funded May 2004 – April 2006. Predicting the ecological and economic consequences of a fire ant – aphid mutualism. $44,120 (M.D. Eubanks, PI)
Alabama Fire Ant Management Program Funded October 2004 – September 2005. Agricultural consequences of species-specific variation in aphid tending by fire ants. $9,500 (M.D. Eubanks, PI)
Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station Foundation Grant Funded May 2003 – April 2006. Breaking the cycle: Development of a novel plant disease management strategy targeting pathogen vectors. $108,060 (M.D. Eubanks, PI, J.F. Murphy, Co-PI).
United States Department of Agriculture National Research Initiative. Funded September 2003 – August 2005. Live mulch and PGR-mediated enhanced plant growth to manage insect-borne Cucumber mosaic virus in fresh-market tomato. $100,000 (J.F. Murphy, PI, J. Mosjidis, M.D. Eubanks, and C.R. Taylor, Co-PI).
National Science Foundation Funded March 2002 – February 2003. Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Supplement to DEB-0074556, Ecological consequences of inbreeding in plants for plant-herbivore interactions. $6,000 (M.D. Eubanks, PI).
National Science Foundation Funded August 2000 – July 2003, DEB-0074556. Ecological consequences of inbreeding in plants for plant-herbivore interactions. $140,303 (M.D. Eubanks, PI) (Extended through 2004).
United States Department of Agriculture Southern Region IPM Special Grants Program, Funded July 2000 – June 2002. Control of cole crop caterpillar pests with novel pesticides and intercropping. $99,667 (M.D. Eubanks, PI, G.W. Zehnder, Co-PI, J.M. Kemble, Co-PI) (Extended through 2003).
Alabama Fire Ant Management Project Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries. Funded October 2000 – September 2001. The effect of complex tritrophic interactions involving red imported fire ants on biological control. $17,686 (M.D. Eubanks, PI