Dr. Stoffle is the head of an applied cultural anthropology research team that conducts various kinds of funded studies. Recent studies (2013-2022) include (1) the Kaibab Paiute Aboriginal Water Uses, (2) EFMO, the Traditional Cultural Property potential of Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa, (3) SLBE, Odawa traditional plants at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore, Michigan, (4) ARCH, Ethnographic Overview and Assessment Arches National Park, Utah, (5) CANY, Ethnographic Overview and Assessment Canyonlands National Park, Utah, (6) HOVE, Ethnographic Overview and Assessment Hovenweap National Park, Utah, (NABR) Ethnographic Overview for Natural Bridges National Monument, and (7) BUFF, Ethnobotany and TEK at Buffalo National River National Park, Arkansas with the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.
In addition, the team participated in studies of Marine Protected Areas in The Bahamas, West Indies; on fishing practices on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, and mariculture in the Dominican Republic and Antigua, West Indies.
Undergraduates, graduates, and post-graduates participate in the research. In general, potential team members spend a semester with the team learning basics and determining interest and skill fit with the studies being conducted. After this mutual learning period students are incorporated into the team based on their level of education, skills, and interests in one or more of the studies. Students are encouraged to find their own research topic with a broader set of research activities. The team often presents papers at professional meetings together and jointly publish when appropriate.