The LRES capstone course is for senior-level students.  This course provides disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge and requires students to integrate and apply what they have learned throughout their years in the program to real-life natural resource management issues.  Students work independently and in groups to research and critique literature related to science application.  The class collaboratively prepares a final research paper.

2016 Papers

Story Mill Final Reports

2015 Papers

The Class prepared three separate group projects to address how these definitions are applied to 1) agriculture systems, 2) aquatic ecology, and 3) water quality.  

2014 Papers

Cashing in the Joules: The Economics of Energy Inputs in Dryland Wheat Farming PDF

Biofuels: A Look into the Future of Sustainable Transportation PDF

Analysis of Reservoir-Based Hydroelectric versus Run-of-River Hydroelectric Energy Production PDF

The Practical Applications of Net Energy Metering (NEM) PDF

The Potential for Solar Panels to Power MSU: An Examination of the Existing Infrastructure and MSU and the Future of Photovoltaic Panels PDF

Wind Energy Use at Bridger Bowl PDF

Prior Papers

Available in the Folder LRES Archives