The Montana Institute on Ecosystems focuses on interdisciplinary environmental and ecosystem science research themes, including the following projects:

  • Montana EPSCoR:  Environmental and Ecosystem Science
    • MT EPSCoR program is committed to addressing one of the critical scientific and social issues facing the nation: the effects of climate change in sustaining healthy ecosystems and economic growth. By bridging the worlds of microbiology, ecology, and climatology, the MtEPSCoR program seeks to understand the dynamics and linkages of ecosystem processes that govern how an ecosystem responds to climate change.
    • UM EPSCoR Press Release (10/3/2011)
    • MSU EPSCoR Press Release (10/4/2011)
    • Link to Montana EPSCoR website (Montana University System Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education)
  • WildFIRE PIRE (NSF Partnerships in International Research and Education)
    • A team of International researchers, educators, and science communicators are working to advance global understanding of wildfire, climate, and people.  Cathy Whitlock, PI

Our project list grows regularly.  Explore all of our research projects here.


MSU IoE Office

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

UM IoE Office

The Universityi of Montana

The University of Montana
Davidson Honors College
Missoula, MT 59812
(406) 243-6058
UM Director: Maury Valett


Montana University System

Montana University System

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