The IoE team includes faculty leadership, staff, and partners working together to provide the core operations of the Institute. The IoE Team additionally includes Faculty Fellows, Graduate Students, Affiliated Faculty and Partners, and administrative leaders from Montana State University and The University of Montana.

Working closely with the Montana NSF EPSCoR program, the IoE consists of four operational units:

  • MSU IoE Office
  • UM IoE Office
  • Montana Water Center

Montana Institute on Ecosystems (IoE)
Name Phone Number
Maury Valett
UM IoE Director
UM Division of Biological Sciences
(406) 243-6058
Cathy Whitlock
MSU IoE Director
MSU Department of Earth Sciences
(406) 994-6910
Richard Ready
MSU IoE Associate Director
Agricultural Economics and Economics
(406) 994-7365
Jacob Dyste
UM Program Coordinator
Montana EPSCoR
(406) 243-5077
Joan Macdonald
MSU Budget and Fiscal Manager
Montana Institute on Ecosystems
Rhonda Stoddard
UM Budget Analyst
Montana Institute on Ecosystems
(406) 243-4838
Anna Tuttle
MSU Program and Communications Manager
Montana Institute on Ecosystems
Montana Water Center (MWC)
Name Phone Number
Wyatt Cross
Water Center Director
MSU Department of Ecology
Nancy Hystad
Office Manager
Montana Water Center
(406) 994-6690
Whitney Lonsdale
Assistant Director
Montana Water Center
(406) 994-6425
UM Center for Integrated Research on the Environment (CIRE)
Name Phone Number
Gay Allison
CIRE Program Coordinator
(406) 243-2617


MSU IoE Office

Montana State University
605 Leon Johnson Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-2374
MSU Director: Cathy Whitlock

UM IoE Office

The Universityi of Montana

The University of Montana
Davidson Honors College
Missoula, MT 59812
(406) 243-4848
UM Director: Ric Hauer

Montana EPSCoR

Program Director:  Ray Callaway
Project Administrator: Todd Kipfer
University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812
(406) 243-2617

Montana University System

Montana University System

Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
2500 Broadway Street
Helena, MT 59620