Yellowstone

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.

Christopher Wall

AY2011-12
Department: 
Division of Biological Sciences
College/University: 
University of Montana

Crabtree, Bob

Chief Scientist
Ecosystems and Conservation Sciences
Yellowstone Ecological Research Center

Dr. Crabtree is the Founder and Chief Scientist of the Yellowstone Ecological Research Center (YERC) and has been conducting ecological research in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem for nearly 20 years. With a strong belief in collaborative research and education, he has crafted 47 MOUs, MOAs, and CRADAs with universities and federal agencies; served as PI on over 50 grant awards; and advised, co-advised, and supervised 41 graduate students and 3 post-docs working in the YERC lab in Bozeman.

Custer, Stephan

Retired
Earth Sciences Department
Montana State University - Bozeman

Stephan G. Custer received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geology from Lawrence University in Appleton Wisconsin in 1968. He served in the United States Army from 1969 through 1970. After his service, he studied at the University of California, Berkeley where he was awarded a Master of Science Degree in Geology in 1973. He continued his study of Geology at the University of Montana in Missoula where he studied saline seep and received a Ph.D. in 1976.

Dana Skorupa

AY2011-12
Department: 
Microbiology
College/University: 
Montana State University

Hands on learning

IoE partners to create database of STEM resources

ScienceMontana STEM database

The Montana Institute on Ecosystems has partnered with Montana State University's Extended University to create ScienceMontana, an online database of educational resources covering science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) topics. The database features resources created in Montana and about Montana.

Nothing says love like a science valentine

What says LOVE more than a microbe? As a little bit of ecosystem fun, we introduce our series of science valentines, based on the educational guidebook called Living Colors: The Microbes of Yellowstone, produced by the Montana Institute on Ecosystems, Montana EPSCoR, the MSU Thermal Biology Institute and the Yellowstone Association.

Download and share with your favorite science-y pals!

Outreach partnership honored

Living Colors: Microbes of Yellowstone

An educational partnership between the Institute on Ecosystems and the Yellowstone Association received an honorable mention in the Visitors Guide category of the Media & Partnership Awards for the Association of Partners for Public Lands. Living Colors: Microbes of Yellowstone is available in all Yellowstone National Park bookstores to help visitors learn about the abundance of microbial life in the Park and its role in the larger ecosystem.

http://www.appl.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3286

Science valentine: Metallosphaera

Science valentine: Phormidium

Science valentine: Synechococcus

Science valentine: Thermus

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Montana State University
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MSU Director: Bruce Maxwell

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