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A group of individuals stand in a circle talking on a ranch in Montana (IWJV photo) New Research Finds Ranchers Consider Diverse Factors in Managing Their Land

In a new study published in Rangeland Ecology and Management, researchers explore the diverse factors that influence how ranchers manage their land.

Montana State University faculty Elizabeth Shanahan, left, associate professor of political science and Ann Marie Reinhold, assistant research professor in land resources and environmental sciences, along with other MSU faculty collaborators, have co-authored a paper that will be published in PLOS One academic journal about the power of narrative in risk communications. MSU Photo by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez MSU Team Quantifies the Importance of Storytelling in Crisis Communication

A Montana State University team has discovered that telling a story about a potential hazard engages the audience significantly more than delivering straight facts.

Dr. Ricardo Salvador presenting at 2019 AERO Expo at MSU Dr. Ricardo Salvador, MSU Faculty and Students Present at 2019 AERO Expo

From October 25 to October 27, the Alternative Energy Resources Organization (AERO) hosted their Annual Expo at Montana State University.

Dr. Lisa Rew Dr. Lisa Rew to present on invasive plants as part of IoE Distinguished Lecturer Series

A Montana State University researcher will discuss her insights gained from studying invasive plants during a November talk on campus.

Dr. Wyatt Cross Dr. Wyatt Cross to lecture October 28 about the ecology of Western Rivers

Montana State University ecology professor Wyatt Cross will discuss the ecology of rivers in the American West and the threats facing them at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, at the Museum of the Rockies Hager Auditorium.

AERO Expo Logo Sustainable Food and Alternative Energy Expo set for Oct. 25-27 at MSU

The Alternative Energy Resources Organization will host a three-day conference focused on sustainable food systems on the Montana State University campus Oct. 25-27. Registration is open to the public for single days or the entire weekend.

John Wendt Ph.D. Student John Wendt Awarded Graduate Research Innovation Grant from the Joint Fire Science Program

John Wendt, a graduate student in the Department of Earth Sciences at MSU, and Dave McWethy, Assistant Research Professor of Earth Sciences at MSU and Wendt's advisor, have been awarded a Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) grant from the Joint Fire Science Program's (JFSP) to support research into how Norther

Grasslands Collaboration 101 Grasslands Collaboration 101

The second annual field tour of the Grassland Resilience Working Group focused on community stewardship and development projects in Central Montana. We had the incredible fortune of assembling a group of 24 MSU faculty and graduate students (and friends) who took time away from classes, writing and family to travel 724 miles in 3 days.

Researchers from the Montana State University Land Resources Environmental Sciences department recently traveled to Alaska to collect data on thawing permafrost soils in boreal and arctic regions to hopefully further knowledge about permafrost's contributions to climate-change-inducing emissions of carbon dioxide and methane. Submitted photo. MSU Research Group Travels to Alaska to Examine Climate Trends

A team of researchers from Montana State University’s College of Agriculture traveled to Fairbanks, Alaska, this summer to collect data they hope will help advance understanding of how thawing permafrost contributes to boreal greenhouse gas emissions. The team included faculty Jenny Watts and IoE affiliate Scott Powell of the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, doctoral student Mary Farina and undergraduates Hailey Webb and Nathan Barnes. From July 27 to Aug.

Wildfires in the West are becoming inevitable, and communities that rethink what it means to live with them will fare better than those that simply rebuild after they burn, according to a new paper published this week in Nature Sustainability. Photo courtesy of Lily Clarke. Researchers from MSU, UM, and USFS publish paper on wildfire research in Nature Sustainability

Wildfires in the West are becoming inevitable, and communities that rethink what it means to live with them will fare better than those that simply rebuild after they burn. So says a new paper published in Nature Sustainability, research stemming from a collaboration among scientists from the University of Montana’s W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation, Montana State University, the U.S.

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