Apple, Martha

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences
Montana Tech of the University of Montana
Professional Summary: 

BIOSKETCH
Martha E. Apple, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Montana Tech of the University of Montana
Butte, Montana 59701
mapple@mtech.edu, (406) 496-4575

Current Research Interests:
Alpine Plants, Functional Traits, and Climate Change
GLORIA Long-term Alpine Plant and Climate Change Monitoring Site
Effects of Very High Soil CO2 on Plants and Mycorrhizae at the ZERT Facility, Bozeman, MT.

Education
Ph.D., Biology, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, 1994.
M.A., Botany, University of Montana, Missoula, MT. 1985.
B.A., Botany, with honors, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, 1981.
B.A., Geography, with honors, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, 1981.

Experience
Associate Professor. 2006-2013. Dept. of Biological Sciences, Montana Tech, Butte, Montana.
Assistant Professor. 2003-2006. Dept. of Biological Sciences, Montana Tech, Butte, Montana.

Selected Publications
Apple, M. E. 2013. Measuring Impacts to Rare Peripheral Arctic-Alpine Plants at the
Edges of Permanent Snowfields/Glaciers that are Receding due to Climate Change in Glacier National Park P12AC10557, http://www.cfc.umt.edu/CESU/Reports/NPS/UMT/2012/12Apple_GLAC_rare%20pla...
Zhou, X., Lakkaraju, V. R., Apple, M. E., Cunningham, A., Wielopolski, L., Dobeck, L. M., Gullickson, K., and L. H. Spangler. 2012. Bulk soil electrical conductivity signature change in response to surface CO2 leakage. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 7:20-29.
Lakkaraju, V. R., Zhou X., Apple, M. E., Cunningham, A., Dobeck, L. M., Gullickson, K., and L. H. Spangler. 2010. Studying the vegetation response to simulated leakage of sequestrated CO2 using vegetation indices. Ecological Informatics 5:379:389..
Apple, M. E. 2010. Aspects of Mycorrhizae in Desert Plants, Chapter 6, IN Desert Plants: Biology and Biotechnology. Edited by R. K. Ramawat, Springer, Berlin. pp.121-134. Invited.
Clark, N. M., Apple, M. E., Nowak, R. S. 2010. The effects of elevated CO2 on root respiration rates of two Mojave Desert shrubs. Global Change Biology 16:1566-1575.
Male, E. J., Pickles, W. L., Silver, E. A., Hoffmann, G. D., Lewicki, J., Apple, M., Repasky, K., Burton, E. A. 2010. Using hyperspectral plant signatures for CO2 leak detection during the 2008 ZERT CO2 sequestration field experiment in Bozeman, Montana. Environmental Earth Science 60 (2):251-261.

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