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

Dr. Bruce Maxwell

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.

Maxwell has published more than 100 scientific peer-reviewed journal articles and 13 invited book chapters, was lead author for the agriculture portion of the Montana Climate Assessment. He also played a key role in creating the interdisciplinary sustainable food and bioenergy systems undergraduate degree program at MSU.

According to Tracy Sterling, head of the land resources and environmental sciences department, Maxwell is 'an outstanding scholar, innovator, and educator. He’s well known nationally and internationally for redefining how we think about the ecology of invasive plant species and how they spread across the landscape. Even more impressively, he has trained dozens of students who now apply these modeling approaches to improve the management of the nation’s crops, range, and wildlands,' Sterling added.


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MSU Director: Bruce Maxwell

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