IoE: Where Do We Go From Here?

Wed, Sep 6, 12:00 pm
126 Barnard Hall
Speaker Name: 
Dr. Bruce Maxwell
Institute on Ecosystems
Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Dr. Bruce Maxwell is Professor of Applied Plant Ecology/Agroecology in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Science at Montana State University in. He was Interim Department Head in 2008 and 2009. Bruce is a native of Montana from Hamilton. He attended MSU for a B.S. Degree in Botany and, following a Peace Corps experience, received a M.S. Degree in Agronomy. Bruce returned to Montana State University in 1992 from the University of Minnesota where he was Assistant Professor of Weed Ecology in the Agronomy and Plant Genetics Department. Bruce holds a doctorate degree in Crop Science and Forest Ecology from Oregon State University. He has received national awards for outstanding teaching, best peer reviewed papers and outstanding graduate student from the Weed Science Society of America. During his career, he has published nearly 100 scientific journal articles and book chapters, chaired and been a member on numerous agricultural and ecological research grant review panels and been a member of two National Academy of Science - National Research Council Committees. His current research has 2 main focal areas: 1) Understanding the how different forcing variables and processes influence the rate of plant invasions, and 2) How changes in climate, crop price and input management may interact to drive agroecosystems over sustainability thresholds.  He is the lead author for the agriculture chapter of the Montana Climate Assessment, and will be the new Director of the MSU IoE starting in September.  


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) 243-6058
UM Director: Maury Valett


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Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
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Helena, MT 59620