IoE Undergraduate Student Summer Research Blogs

Lemhi Mountains in Idaho

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

The 2018 IoE Undergraduate Summer Research Program is currently supporting seventeen students across the Montana University System (MUS) in the fields of ecology, evolution, ecosystem sciences and conservation biology, with a focus on the following research areas: population, community, and ecosystem processes, including genomic influences; linkages between landscape patterns and ecosystem processes; impacts of climate change on ecosystems; relationships between social and ecological systems.

In May, the students began writing monthly blog posts detailing their research projects. From exciting lessons learned in the field to unexpected challenges, these posts chronicle the students' experiences in the program and allow them to share their projects and stories with the IoE community. The students will complete their last blog post in July and give a final presentation on their research during the 2018 fall semester. All of the posts can be found on the IoE blog as well as on social media including Twitter and Facebook.


MSU IoE Office

Montana State University
605 Leon Johnson Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-2374
MSU Director: Bruce Maxwell

UM IoE Office

The Universityi of Montana

The University of Montana
Davidson Honors College
Missoula, MT 59812
(406) 243-6058
UM Director: Maury Valett


Montana University System

Montana University System

Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
2500 Broadway Street
Helena, MT 59620