Montana State University

Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173120
Bozeman, MT 59717-3120

Tel: (406) 994-7060
Fax: (406) 994-3933
Location: 334 Leon Johnson Hall

Academic Programs:

Tel: (406) 994-3090

Department Head:

Dr. Tracy M. Sterling

Erik A. Lehnhoff

Assistant Research Professor Ph.D. Ph.D., May 2008, Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. Master of Science, May 1994, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN. BS, May 1993, Civil Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC. Research interests include evaluating the impacts of non-native invasive plants on ecological community structure and function; multi-trophic interactions involving invasive plants and their herbivores, pathogens and pollinators; improving surveying and monitoring techniques for invasive plants; understanding factors influencing invasive plant distributions; integrated management of weeds.

Recent Publications:

  • Lehnhoff, EA, FD Menalled. Published online, November 2012. Impacts of Tamarix-mediated soil changes on restoration plant growth. Applied Vegetation Science.
  • Murray, JV, EA Lehnhoff, P Neve, SL Poggio and BL Webber.  2012. ‘Raising the bar’: improving the standard and utility of weed and invasive plant research. New Phytologist 196:678-680.
  • Lehnhoff, EA, LJ Rew, C Zabinski and FD Menalled. 2012. Reduced impact or longer lag phase? Tamarix in the northwestern United States. Wetlands 32:497-508.
  • Lehnhoff, EA, Menalled, FD and Rew, LJ. 2011. Tamarisk (Tamarix spp.) establishment in its most northern range. Invasive Plant Science and Management 4:58-65
  • Maxwell, BD, Lehnhoff, EA and Rew, LJ. 2009. The rationale for monitoring invasive plant populations as a crucial step for management. Invasive Plant Science and Management 1:1-9.

Recent Grants:

  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA). 2012.$150,000. Investigating multi-trophic interactions between invasive plants and insects to enhance native forage production on western rangeland. Mangold, J, EA Lehnhoff, L Burkle and J. Littlefield.
  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA). 2012.  $500,000. Molecular, physiological, and ecological characterization of multiple herbicide resistance in Avena fatua. Dyer, WE, FD Menalled, BD Maxwell, EA Lehnhoff and B Keith.
  • Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund. 2010. $29,370. Saltcedar effects on mycorrhizal fungal communities and screening of native species for use in restoration of saltcedar degraded sites. Lehnhoff, EA, Zabinski, C, Lavin, M, Rew, LJ, Menalled, FD and Galli-Noble, E.

Recent Teaching:

  • LRES/SFBS 480 – Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Production (Fall 2010)
  • LRES 543 – Ecology  of Plants and Plant Communities (Fall 2012)
  • CLS 101 – Knowledge and Community (Fall 2010, 2011, 2012)

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