Albertson, Lindsey

Assistant Professor
Montana State University - Bozeman

Research interests include ecology and geomorphology of streams, community ecology, biodiversity and ecosystem function, ecosystem engineers, response of freshwater ecosystems to drought, and river restoration.

Boyd, Eric

Assistant Research Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Montana State University - Bozeman

The distribution of microorganisms and the functions that they catalyze on Earth today is rooted, at least in part, to the numerous adaptations to occupy discrete ecological niches (e.g., multiplicity of environmental factors characterizing a microenvironment) that have played out over evolutionary time. Such responses are recorded in the extant distributional pattern of organisms, as well as the genetic record of those organisms.

Cross, Molly

Climate Change Adaptation Scientist
North America Program
Wildlife Conservation Society

Molly Cross is the Climate Change Adaptation Coordinator for the North America Program of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Her work focuses on bringing together experts in the fields of climate change, ecology, conservation-planning and land management to translate broad-brush climate change adaptation strategies into on-the-ground conservation actions. Molly is leading scenario-based climate change planning efforts involving government agencies and diverse stakeholders at several landscapes across North America--including the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, northern U.S.

Debinski, Diane

Professor, Department Head
Montana State University

I conduct research in the fields of conservation biology, landscape ecology, and restoration ecology.  Some of the specific topics of my research include biodiversity preservation, effects of habitat fragmentation, and climate change.  In grasslands, my research has focused on evaluating the use of fire and grazing in the context of managing for plant, bird, and pollinator communities. In montane meadows I have been conducting both observational and experimental studies of community responses to drought and environmental variation.

Hansen, Andrew

Montana State University - Bozeman

Andrew Hansen is Professor in the Ecology Department and Director of the Landscape Biodiversity Lab at Montana State University. He teaches macroecology to undergraduates and landscape ecology to graduate students. His research focuses on interactions among biodiversity, climate change, and land use, with an emphasis on landscape management and protected areas. He received a Ph.D. in ecology at the University of Tennessee and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Dr.

Ivie, Michael

Associate Professor and Curator of Entomology
Montana State University - Bozeman

My research centers on the systematics, taxonomy, and biodiversity of beetles, with regional specializations on the Northern Rockies and West Indies. I curate the largest natural history museum in Montana, the Montana Entomology Collection. I teach Insect Identification, Biosystematics and advise graduate students.

Rice, Peter

Research Ecologist
Division of Biological Sciences
The University of Montana - Missoula

My work focuses on planning and coordination of multi disciplinary studies in applied ecology and resource management with emphasis on invasive plant control, invasive aquatic plants, and native plant community restoration. I often examine the impacts of exotic species on biological diversity. Integrated weed management methods (herbicides, burning, biocontrols, revegetation) alter the competitive interactions between the target weeds and non-target natives. Related work includes exotic plant biogeography and GIS applications in weed management.


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