Patten, Duncan

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

research in hydroecology, wetlands and riparian ecosystems of arid and mountain landscapes

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.

Sojda, Richard

Wildlife Biologist and Professor at MSU
Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center
Montana State University

Rick addresses applied research problems by combining interests in wildlife ecology, artificial intelligence, and decision support. He is a Fellow of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society. Currently, he serves in three capacities: [1] as Branch Chief for Climate and Land Use Change and Decision Support at the Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, [2] as co-Science Coordinator for the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative, and [3] as Science Advisor for Decision Support for the USGS in Climate and Land Use Change.

Stein, Otto

Civil Engineering/Center for Biofilm Engineering
Montana State University - Bozeman

Education Pennsylvania State University Environmental Resource Management BS, 1980, With Distinction Purdue University Agronomy (Soil Science) MS 1983 Colorado State University Civil Engineering PhD 1990 Professional Experience Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Montana State University, 2006-Present Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Montana State University, 1996-2006 Visiting Scientist, National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research LTD, New Zealand, 2001-2002 Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Montana State University, 1990-1996

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.

William Kleindl

Division of Biological Sciences
University of Montana


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