ecosystem researcher investigates honey bee health

Michelle Flenniken works with honeybees

While the food we most associate with honey bees is the sweet gooey stuff we put on our toast, bees play a much larger role in ecosystems around the world. Bees are essential pollinators of many agricultural crops, and if a honey bee colony collapses, nearby food crops are at risk.

ICN Graduate student researches microscopic pioneers of ecosystem succession

Wildfire is a common and prominent force that is constantly reshaping ecosystems in the Northern Rockies. The response of various species to wildfire has been heavily studied and is relatively well-understood. However, interactions among species after fire is a somewhat overlooked area of research. 


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