Montana Institute on Ecosystems Graduate Enhancement Funding, 2017 Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017
The Montana Institute on Ecosystems (IoE) at MSU has set aside funds to support graduate students in environmental sciences or related fields who need specific assistance for summer research, travel, publication support, etc. or who would like to convene a meeting, conference, or special project. Awards up to $1000 per student are available to help accomplish an activity tied directly to their educational objectives.
The Montana Institute on Ecosystems (IoE) at the University of Montana has funds to support ongoing graduate research in the ecology/environmental sciences or related fields. Funds may be used for summer salary, research supplies, travel, hiring a technician, or publication support. Awards up to $5,000 per student are available.
UM Professor of Forestry and author of the Forests chapter of the Montana Climage Assessment, Ashley Ballantyne, has recently had an article published about carbon uptake and climate change. The article, featured in the journal "Nature" is titled, "Accelerating net terrestrial carbon uptake during the warming hiatus due to reduced respiration." This article was contributed to by fellow IoE faculty members Dr. Steve Running (UM) and Dr. Ben Poulter (MSU/NASA).
Authors of the Montana Climate Assessment, due out in August of this year, are giving a preview into their emerging findings. You can sign up to see the webinars live, or check them out online after the fact. We will update this post as the videos get posted online!
Video 1: Kelsey Jencso, MT Climate Office
Video 2: Wyatt Cross, MT Water Center
Video 3: Bruce Maxwell, MSU Agroecology and LRES
Viedo 4: Ashley Ballantyne, UM Forestry and the MT Climate Office
MSU professors Cathy Whitlock, Fabian Menalled, and Bruce Maxwell talked to an audience of roughly 300 on Friday, Feb. 10th, about climate change in Montana. U.S. Senator Jon Tester listened closely, and added his take on the subject, as did Montana rancher and Farmer Erik Kalstra. Read about it here.
The Montana Institute on Ecosystems (IoE) is leading a coordinated effort to present two opportunities for undergraduate research for Summer 2017. These opportunities will be awarded for research accomplished through a faculty mentor in a number of environmental areas. The IoE is currently accepting applications from throughout the Montana University System and Montana tribal colleges from students after December 2017. Montana State University undergraduates from all MSU campuses can find more information in the first document attached below; applications due Monday, March 6th.
Spring 2017: Explore activities and tools that facilitate effective adaptation and build social-ecological resilience in the context of changing landscapes. See additional information below or contact IoE affiliate Laurie Yung at the University of Montana W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation.
Dr. Jia Hu at MSU has an opening for a Master's student in her Plant Ecophysiology Lab to start June 1, 2017. The student will work on a multi-agency funded project aimed at understanding the role of juniper encroachment on riparian hydrology.