Historical Legacies: Examining past climate change and disturbance regimes in Montana to better understand the future

 The Historical Legacies group is a multi-institutional partnership that uses paleoenvironmental information preserved in tree rings, lake-sediments, archeological and other records to reconstruct climate, vegetation and disturbance history. 

Investigating microbial controls on ecosystem patterns: integrating models of hydrologic transport and microbial metabolism to simulate biogeochemical patterns

Integrate the novel microbial modeling algorithms into the ecosystem models developed above to simulate the interactive effects of climate, vegetation, land-­‐use and disturbance on ecosystem structure and function, from microbial to landscape scale.

Scenarios of landscape-level climate change

Integration:  Create statewide scenarios of past, present and future landscape­‐level climate change by improving current downscaled GCM and regional climate model output


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