modeling

Andrea Stanley

AY2011-12
Department: 
Geosciences
College/University: 
University of Montana

Bandyopadhyay, Prasanta

Professor
Department of History & Philosophy
Montana State University - Bozeman

My areas of specialization are philosophy of science, epistemology and Indian philosophy (not Native American Studies although, which is also very respectable). I am interested in providing a (Bayesian) account of scientific methodology like how to test/evaluate a theory. I have been working with real scientists for more than 16 years. In addition, my job is to understand and when necessary expose the assumptions of scientific methodology. I have so far collaborated with about 25 scholars where most of them are scientists.

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.

Cummins, Breschine

Assistant Research Professor
Mathematical Sciences
Montana State University - Bozeman

I am currently working with faculty in Land Resources and Environmental Science to develop mathematical models of agricultural and ecological processes. I am interested in developing other collaborations with researchers in ecology whose work would benefit from the addition of mathematical models.

Diehl, Robb

Research Ecologist
USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center
USGS

Education

PhD and MS, Ecology, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL

BS, Wildlife Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Donald Belile

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

Graham, Jonathan

Professor, Statistics
Department of Mathematical Sciences
The University of Montana - Missoula

I am an applied statistician in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at The University of Montana. I work on a variety of applied statistical problems in biology/ecology involving sampling issues and data analysis with a specialization in spatial statistical methods. In addition to my research and consulting, I was a co-director of the NSF IGERT Montana Ecology of Infectious Diseases (MEID) Training Program from 2006-2009 and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Montana Integrative Learning in the Sciences (MILES) Undergraduate Research Program from 2007 to present.

Hand, Brian

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Flathead Lake Biological Station
The University of Montana

I'm interested in creating software tools to answer questions in computation biology that aren't always easy to get at because of time, money, and feasibility constraints. Conservation is an important part of my work, and creating the tools necessary to not only answer theoretical questions, but practical ones with the ability to predict future outcomes for the problems of today.

Hu, Lu

Assistant Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Montana - Missoula

Lu Hu is an atmospheric chemist studying atmospheric composition and how it is influenced by human and natural processes. His research group uses a combination of field observations and atmospheric modeling to investigate the origins, chemistry, and transport of air pollutants such as ozone (O3) and particulate matter (PM), and how they impact air quality and climate locally and globally. Current projects focus global tropospheric ozone budgets, long term changes of trace gases in the atmosphere, land-atmosphere exchange of organic carbon.

Ireland, Kathryn

Postdoctoral Researcher
Ecology
Montana State University - Bozeman

My primary research interest is understanding both the historical links and potential future interactions between climatic conditions, forest fires, and forest communities. I am particularly interested in applying simulation models to explore the potential impacts of climatic change on vegetation structure and composition and the resulting impacts on ecosystem function.

Izurieta, Clemente

Assistant Professor
Computer Science
Montana State University - Bozeman

Dr Izurieta's research interests include empirical software engineering, design and architecture of software systems, design patterns, the measurement of software quality and ecological modeling. Dr. Izurieta has approximately 16 years experience working for various R&D labs at Hewlett Packard and Intel Corporation.

Jerome Schleier III

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

Kimball, John

Professor
Flathead Lake Biological Station
The University of Montana - Missoula

John S. Kimball is a Professor of Systems Ecology at the University of Montana. He received a Ph.D. in Bioresource Engineering and Geosciences from Oregon State University in 1995. His research interests include integration of ecological theory with satellite remote sensing and computer modeling for better understanding terrestrial ecosystem structure and function, from single plot to global scales. Dr.

Loehman, Rachel

Research Ecologist
Fire Sciences Laboratory
US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station

My academic background and research experience include fundamental themes in ecosystems ecology, spatial statistics, landscape ecology, biogeography, and ecosystems ecology (MA Biogeography, University of New Mexico; Ph.D. Forestry, University of Montana. I am currently a Research Ecologist with the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station – Missoula Fire Sciences Lab. My work is focused on understanding and assessing interactions among climate, disturbance processes, and landscape dynamics, principally using ecological modeling tools.

Maneta, Marco

Assistant Professor
Geosciences
The University of Montana - Missoula

Dr Maneta's research focuses on water and energy flows in the landscape at the watershed and regional scales. Specifically, he is interested on how vegetation and agriculture drive the apportionment of available water and energy and are thus a primary control on hydrologic processes.  After finishing his Ph.D. (University of Extremadura, Spain) on integrated physics-based hydrologic modeling for semiarid regions, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at UC Davis on the interactions between hydrology and agriculture.

Marshall, Lucy

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

My interests are in quantitative analysis of hydrological and environmental data and processes. Emphases in my research include modeling of watershed and climatic variables, the study of uncertainties arising from data errors and imperfect model structures; rainfall runoff model calibration; Bayesian statistical inference in modeling natural systems; and risk analysis in water resources planning and hydrology.

Michel Kohl

AY2011-12
Department: 
Wildlife Biology Program
College/University: 
University of Montana

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.

Raiford, Douglas

Assistant Professor
Computer Science
The University of Montana - Missoula

Bioinformatics, comparative genomics and proteomics, landscape genetics, modeling

Sheppard, John

Professor
Computer Science
Montana State University - Bozeman

Dr. John Sheppard was the inaugural RightNow Technologies Distinguished Professor in Computer Science at Montana State University and currently holds an appointment as Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at MSU. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University. In 2007, he was elected as an IEEE Fellow "for contributions to system-level diagnosis and prognosis." Prior to joining Hopkins, he was a Fellow at ARINC Incorporated in Annapolis, MD where he worked for almost 20 years. Dr.

Tyler Smith

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

Vance, Linda

Senior Ecologist/Spatial Analysis Lab Director
Montana Natural Heritage Program
The University of Montana - Missoula

Ph.D, Conservation Ecology, University of California, Davis, 2004; LLM, York University, Downsview, Ontario Canada ,1980; BCL/JD, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec Canada, 1977. 2005-present: Montana Natural Heritage Program (University of Montana). Current position: Senior Ecologist and Spatial Analysis Lab Director, leading strategic planning and implementation of the ecological sciences component of the Montana Natural Heritage Program.

Watts, Jennifer

Assistant Professor
Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
Montana State University; Woods Hole Research Center

I study carbon cycle dynamics, surface hydrology, and changes in permafrost affected landscapes across Arctic-Boreal regions. My research interests include using satellite remote sensing data to inform terrestrial carbon (CO2, CH4) flux modeling, using information from eddy covariance to improve carbon emission models, and better understanding biogeophysical processes regulating greenhouse gas emissions in northern landscapes. When not in the office, I am usually somewhere in the mountains – backpacking, skiing, or mountain biking.

Wright, Alden

Research Professor
Computer Science
The University of Montana - Missoula

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