South Dakota Project
An assessment of neonicotinoid exposure on USFWS high diversity grasslands in the Prairie Pothole Region
March 2016 - March 2020
- Joshua Stafford, Principal Investigator
- Jonathan Lungren, Co-Principal Investigator
- Science Support Program
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 concentration of neonicotiniods in native prairie plants on US Fish and Wildlife Service remnant native and restored grasslands in the Prairie Pothole Region.