biogeochemistry

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.

Brookshire, Jack

Assistant Professor
Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
Montana State University - Bozeman

My area of expertise is in biogeochemistry and ecosystem ecology. My research emphasizes nutrient
dynamics in forests, atmospheric chemistry, global change, watershed analysis, stable isotope analysis,
field experimentation, and modeling.

Dore, John

Associate Research Professor
Land Resources & Environmental Sciences
Montana State University - Bozeman

My research focuses on understanding physical and chemical influences on ecosystem structure and dynamics and associated feedback mechanisms. I am particularly interested in climate variability and its influence on biogeochemistry and the cycling of greenhouse gases.

Edwards, Robert L.

Project Manager
Land Resources & Environmental Sciences
MSU-Bozeman

MS 1985, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Curriculum in Ecology.
SB 1978, Cornell University. Ecology and Systematics.
I have worked in a technical capacity with a broad array of ecosystem research, from upland catchments to pelagic oceans, centering on interdisciplinary, process-oriented ecology.

Hartshorn, Anthony

Assistant professor
Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
Montana State University

Tony is a soils scientist, trained at the University of California Davis. He studies soil processes, from the pit to landscape scale, and across agricultural, wildland, urban, and degraded contexts. Before arriving at MSU, he taught soils and general education science courses at James Madison University in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

McGlynn, Brian

Professor of Watershed Hydrology and Biogeosciences
Earth & Ocean Sciences
Duke Nicholas School of the Environment

Study of watershed hydrology (streamwater sources, flowpaths, and age), land-atmosphere CO2, H2O, and energy fluxes, watershed biogeochemistry, and hydrological / biogeochemical / ecological implications of landuse change. We employ methods that include source water tracing, physical hydrology, eddy-covariance, and landscape analysis techniques. Our field-based research is focused on the spatial and temporal scaling of hydrological, biogeochemical, and ecological processes across watersheds and stream networks.

Parker, Stephen

Professor
Chemistry and Geochemistry
Montana Tech

I am part of a small but dedicated research collaboration investigating various aspects of riverine and groundwater biogeochemistry. The following are some of the current active areas of research:

Payn, Robert

Assistant Professor
Dept. of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
Montana State University - Bozeman

My research focus is hydroecology, which is the study of the interaction of life with water in its environment. More specifically, I study the interactions of hydrological, chemical, and biological processes that determine the biogeochemical patterns observed in streams, rivers, and wetlands. Currently, my preferred approach is to use mechanistic simulation models to explore hypotheses, and then compare simulation results with field data to test and refine the hypotheses inherent in the model.

Peipoch, Marc

Posdoctoral Scholar
Division of Biological Sciences
Universitiy of Montana

Marc Peipoch is a postdoctoral scholar working with Dr. Maury Valett

Poole, Geoffrey

Assistant Professor of Fluvial Landscape Ecology
Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
Montana State University - Bozeman

I integrate concepts from the fields of hydrology, geomorphology, stream ecology, and landscape ecology to study river and floodplain ecosystems across spatial scales from stream reaches to river networks. My approach is primarily quantitative, integrating simulation modeling with spatial analysis.

Poulter, Ben

Assistant Professor
Ecology
Montana State University - Bozeman

Ben Poulter is an ecosystem ecologist and investigates how vegetation responds to climate change, land management, and disturbance using dynamic global vegetation models (DGVM). DGVM models combine species biogeography and eco-physiological processes to represent how ecosystems function in terms of the coupling between carbon, water, energy, and nutrient cycles.

Priscu, John

Professor
LRES
Montana State University

Priscu has been on the faculty of Montana State University for 30 years. His main research focus is on the microbial ecology of polar systems. He has published more than 200 scholarly/peer reviewed articles on the subject and has served as the Major Professor on more than 20 thesis projects

Samantha Caldwell

AY2012-13
Department: 
Division of Biological Sciences
College/University: 
University of Montana

Skidmore, Mark

Associate Professor
Earth Sciences
Montana State University - Bozeman

My research investigates the fundamental role of biogeochemical processes in elemental (C, N, P, S and Fe) cycling in the cryosphere.

Tim Covino

AY2011-12
Department: 
Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
College/University: 
Montana State University

Valett, H. Maurice

Professor of Systems Ecology
Division of Biological Sciences - Systems Ecology
The University of Montana - Missoula

Dr. H. Maurice Valett is a Professor of Aquatic Biogeochemistry at the University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station. His research seeks to investigating how the form, abundance, and transformations of critical elements that regulate biological processes are influenced by human and environmental forces. This approach melds physical sciences (chemistry, hydrology, geomorphology) with ecological studies of living components.

Yano, Yuriko

Research Associate
LRES
MSU

My general interest in ecological studies is to understand biogeochemical cycling of carbon and nutrients at plot, watershed, and global scales. In particular, I am interested in the controls of soil mineralogy, hydrology, and vegetation type on biogeochemical cycling of carbon and nutrients, the land-water interaction via biogeochemical cycling, and the long-term effects of human-caused changes (e.g., land-use change, pollution, and global warming) on the natural biogeochemical cycles and the function of watersheds, including riparian systems.

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