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MSU Photo by Kelly Gorham NSF EPSCoR Awards Montana $20 million to Advance Research and Education in Water Quality

From MSU News and UM News Services: "The National Science Foundation has funded a new $20 million research and education project on water quality in Montana.

Workshop participants and coauthors at UM in May 2017 New UM Study Highlights Fundamental Challenges of Living with Wildfire

From UM News Service: Wildfires can have dramatic impacts on Western landscapes and communities, but human values determine whether the changes caused by fire are desired or dreaded. This is the simple – but often overlooked – message from a collaborative team of 23 researchers led by University of Montana faculty in a study published in the May issue of the journal BioScience.

MSU Climate Research to be Featured on PBS Series 'NOVA'

From MSU News Service: Research conducted at Montana State University will be featured on a new episode of the popular PBS series “NOVA” this Wednesday. The episode, titled “Inside the Megafire,” will include the research of MSU ecology professor Cathy Whitlock and her laboratory group, as well as footage of the researchers’ fieldwork in Yellowstone National Park and MSU’s Paleoecology Lab.

Dr. Bruce Maxwell IoE Co-Director Bruce Maxwell Wins National Award for Weed Research

From MSU News Service: "Bruce Maxwell, professor in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences in MSU's College of Agriculture and co-Director of the Montana Institute on Ecosystems at MSU, received the Outstanding Research Award at the organization's annual meeting in New Orleans in February. 'It's a nice honor,' said Maxwell, who has been a member of WSSA since he was a graduate student in the '80s.

Grain by Grain Press Image "Grain by Grain" Lecture and Book Signing on April 23

Bob Quinn, an organic farmer from Big Sandy, Montana and Liz Carlisle, a Lecturer in the School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences at Stanford University, will deliver a lecture on their new book Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the Procrastinator Theater.

MSU graduate student Alex McMenamin gently coaxes new Carniolan honey bees into their new home at the MSU Honeybee Research Site and Pollinator Garden. MSU Researchers to Share Latest on Bees at April 18 Symposium

From MSU News Service: Montana State University researchers will share their latest bee science at an evening symposium that will include short films and a question and answer session with an expert panel. The annual Pollinator Symposium will take place at Inspiration Hall in MSU's new Norm Asbjornson Hall on Thursday, April 18, starting at 6 p.m. The event runs until 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Paris to Pittsburgh Film Poster IoE and MSU Office of Sustainability to Host Free Screening of Film "Paris to Pittsburgh"

Please join the Montana Institute on Ecosystems and the MSU Office of Sustainability on Monday, April 8 at 4 p.m. in the Procrastinator Theater for a FREE screening of Paris to Pittsburgha new film from National Geographic. From coastal cities to America’s heartland, the consequences of climate change are becoming increasingly evident across the country.

Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir forest burned in the 1994 Idaho City Complex Fire on the Boise National Forest in Idaho, and little regeneration has occurred since. (Courtesy of Kimberley Davis) New Study from University of Montana Focuses on Forest Recovery After Wildfires

A new study from researchers at the University of Montana focuses on the ability of low-elevation forests to regenerate after wildfires. The study, titled "Wildfires and Climate Change Push Low-elevation Forests Across a Critical Climate Threshold for Regeneration" and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests that climate change makes it increasingly difficult for tree seedlings to regenerate following wildfires in low-elevation forests, which could contribute to abrupt forest loss.

Dr. Jean Dixon *EVENT CANCELED - IoE Fellow Jean Dixon to Discuss Soil as part of Distinguished Lecturer Series on March 11


Dr. Jean Dixon, Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences at Montana State University, will deliver a lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, March 11, as part of the Montana Institute of Ecosystems’ Distinguished Lecturer Series.

Wildfire and smoke IoE to Co-Sponsor Two-Part Seminar Series on Climate Change and Human Health in Montana

The Montana Institute on Ecosystems, in partnership with the American Lung Association and the UM School of Public and Community Health Sciences, will co-sponsor a two-part interactive seminar series exploring human health and climate change in Montana on Wednesday, February 27 and Thursday, February 28. The program is geared toward health, medical, and policy professionals and students, as well as interested members of the public.



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Montana State University
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Bozeman, MT 59717
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MSU Director: Bruce Maxwell

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The University of Montana
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UM Director: Maury Valett


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