Ecosystem Services

Allred, Brady

Assistant professor
Forest Management
University of Montana

I like to conduct research with the goal of improving conservation and land management. Interests include ecosystem change, processes, and structure at broad scales.

Bixenmann, Ryan

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
Montana State University

My research focuses on the chemical interactions that underlie trophic interactions with particular focus on plant-herbivore interactions and indirect defenses. Currently, I am investigating the use of perennial grass species as alternative hosts and pest management strategy for the wheat pest Cephus cintus. In addition to managing perennial grasses as a pest management tool, I am investigating how to manage the same grass stands to promote pollinator diversity through the addition of native floral resources.

Burkle, Laura

Assistant Professor
Montana State University - Bozeman

My research interests include understanding the consequences of environmental factors, such as climate change, invasive species, land-use change, and nutrient availability on the biodiversity of native plants and their interactions with animal mutualists and antagonists. In particular, I use a combination of observational, experimental, and theoretical approaches to examine the structure and function of plant-pollinator interactions at the community level.

Gannon, Paul

Assistant Professor
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Montana State University - Bozeman

My research focuses on high-temperature materials used in advanced energy conversion and chemical processes such as combustion, catalysis, and materials synthesis/separation/purification.

My education efforts focus on materials science and thermodynamics for engineering majors (2-500 level), and energy and environmental science for non-science majors (1-200 level).


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