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Fall 2018 Newsletter Cover Fall 2018 Newsletter from MT NSF EPSCoR Highlights Research from RII Track-1 Project (2011-2018)

Montana NSF EPSCoR has released their Fall 2018 newsletter, a special issue that highlights research and work that took place during the 2011-2018 RII Track-1 project. The newsletter includes pieces ranging from a summary of the 2017 Montana Climate Assessment to research on lichens, the impact of bison re-introduction to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, and the success of the

Acoustic Atlas New Acoustic Atlas Project Highlights the Sounds of Montana Ecosystems

A new project from the Acoustic Atlas highlights the various sounds and noises found in four of Montana's major ecosystems. The project, titled "Sounds of the Wild West," allows users to scroll through an online Story Map and learn about different features of each ecosystem, including the flora, fauna, and humans that live there, along with a sound bite accompanying the text description.

Photo Credit: Shannon Hilty Dr. Andrea Litt To Give Lecture on Bat Conservation

Dr. Andrea Litt, an Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology at Montana State University, will deliver "Going to Bat for Bats: Informing Bat Conservation at Three Scales" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 27 in the Procrastinator Theater (MSU SUB). Light refreshments will be served prior to the talk. The event is free and open to the public as part of the Montana Institute on Ecosystems' Distinguished Lecturer Series.

Joshua Botti-Anderson giving research presentation IoE Undergraduate Summer Research Experience Students Give Final Presentations

Nine MSU undergraduate students presented on their summer research experiences on Thursday, October 18 as part of the IoE's Undergraduate Summer Research Experience Program. As part of the session, each student gave a 10-minute presentation and then answered audience questions about their projects.

Dr. Clayton Marlow to Give Talk on Conserving Grass and Shrublands in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Dr. Clayton Marlow, a Professor in the Department of Animal & Range Sciences at Montana State University, will deliver "It Isn't Just Climate Change: Conserving the Grass and Shrublands of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem" at 7 p.m. Monday, October 22 in the Procrastinator Theater (MSU SUB). Light refreshments will be served prior to the talk. The event is free and open to the public as part of the Montana Institute on Ecosystems' Distinguished Lecturer Series.

Dr. Paul West Visiting Lecturer to Discuss Challenges and Opportunities for Feeding a Growing Population on a Warming Planet

Dr. Paul West, co-director and lead scientist of the Global Landscapes Initiative at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, will deliver “Sustainably Feeding a Growing Population on a Warming Planet” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Museum of the Rockies. Light refreshments will be served prior to the talk.

Dave McWethy IoE Fellow Dave McWethy Publishes New Research on Fires in South-Central Chile

Dr. Dave McWethy, an Assistant Research Professor in the MSU Department of Earth Sciences and Fellow of the Institute on Ecosystems, has published new research on fires in south-central Chile that examines some of the factors contributing to these fires, including climatic variables and human activity.

Students pull weeds at the Lamar Buffalo Ranch as part of Climate Class 2018 New Summer Field Course Focuses on Montana's Changing Climate

A new summer field course is allowing students to "take the pulse" of stakeholders across the state after the release of the 2017 Montana Climate Assessment last September. The three-week course, supported by the MSU Honors College, is led by Dr. Tony Hartshorn and Dr.

Carl Yeoman and student IoE Affiliate Publishes Breakthrough Research on Gut Microbes in Cattle

Carl Yeoman, an associate professor in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences at MSU and affiliate of the Institute on Ecosystems, has published new research in Scientific Reports, a publication of the science journal Nature.

Lemhi Mountains in Idaho IoE Undergraduate Student Summer Research Blogs

Have you ever wondered about the diversity and abundance of cavity-nesting bees and wasps in Bozeman? Been curious about the impact of sheep and goat grazing in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco? If you want to learn more about these topics and others, then check out the blog posts from our 2018 IoE undergraduate summer research students

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