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Abaye Abebe

Ph.D. Ecology & Environnmental Sciences

Advisor: Rob Payn
abayeabebe@gmail.com

Research Area: Hydrological analysis and modeling in an Earth System Modeling framework.

Byron Amerson

Byron Amerson

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Geoffrey Poole
byron.amerson@gmail.com

Research Area: A multi-scale evaluation of the rate and magnitude of water exchange between surface flow and the alluvial aquifer in restored and unrestored river channels

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Sydney Atencio

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisors: Perry Miller & Mary Burrows
sydney.atencio@student.montana.edu
sydatencio@yahoo.com

Research Area: Characterizing the plant pathogen Fusarium causing disease in lentils, and how it affects soil quality.

Tommy Bass

Thomas "Tommy" Bass

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Bruce Maxwell
tmbass@montana.edu

Research Area: Considerations of ecological and social interactions in food system development, scale, diversity, management, and vulnerability

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Kaleb Baber

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Clain Jones
kaleb.baber@student.montana.edu 

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Andrew Bobst

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Rob Payn
albobst@hotmail.com 

Research Area: Using Beaver Mimicry Stream Restoration as manipulative experiments to better understand groundwater/surface-water interactions, and transient water storage in floodplains.

John Bowley

John Bowley

M.S. Entomology

Advisor: Bob Peterson
 johnlawrencebowley@gmail.com 

Research Area: Studying thesurvivability of the Wetsalts Tiger Beetle in its extreme environment of Yellowstone National Park thermal features, recording thermal videography of habitat, and conducting a comparative analysis of internal temperatures when placed in simulated environments.
Keenan Brame

Keenan Brame

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisors: Tim McDermott & Anne Camper
kbrame3@gmail.com

Research Area: Freshwater quality on the Little Bighorn River involving microbial pathogens, their mode of transport through a freshwater system and their anticipated impacts on water quality due to climate change projections.

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Gabriel Bromley

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Paul Stoy
gabriel.bromley@montana.edu

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Peter Bugoni

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Jane Mangold
peterbugoni@gmail.com

Research Area: Renovating Monocultures of Exotic Cool-Season Grass Seedings to Diverse Multifunctional Ecosystems

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Laissa Cavallini dos Santos

 M.S. Entomology

Advisors: David Weaver & Bob Peterson
l.cavallinidossantos@montana.edu

Research Area: Suitability for nectar access in Montana crop and wildland flowering species and the contribution to longevity and ovarian dynamics of braconid parasitoids that specialize on the wheat stem sawfly. 

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Shea Crowther

M.S. Entomology

Advisors: Kevin O'Neill & Anthony Slominski
swbcrowther@gmail.com  

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Bryce Currey

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Jack Brookshire
brycecurrey93@gmail.com

Research Area:  Investigating the effects of fire on soil properties and vegetation dynamics in the Missouri River Breaks and Musselshell  areas of central Montana. 

Claire Dittemore

Clare Dittemore

 M.S. Entomology
 Advisor: Robert Peterson

claredittemore@icloud.com    

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Badamgarav Dovchin

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Tracy Sterling & Bill Kleindl
badmaagi@gmail.com

Research Area: Soil Quality Management with Stakeholder Participation. 

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Hannah Duff

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Bruce Maxwell
hannahduff8@gmail.com 

Research Area:  The effects of habitat heterogeneity on crop yield and biodiversity in small grain production systems in the Northern Great Plains. Her work uses profit mapping to identify low-producing areas that can be taken out of production to save producers time and money and create wildlife habitat in agricultural landscapes. Quantifying the economic and ecological effects of midfield islets (refugia) will determine if they provide benefits such as enhanced biodiversity, ecosystem services and farm productivity in our agroecosystems. 

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Mary Ellyn DuPre

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Fabian Menalled & Tim Seipel
maryellyn.dupre@student.montana.edu

Research Area: Assessing agronomic consequences of integrating cover crops and livestock grazing in semi-arid production systems in Havre, MT. 

Mary Farina

Mary Farina

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Scott Powell
mfarina@whrc.org 

Research Area:  Assessing spatial and temporal variability in Arctic-boreal carbon fluxes using satellite and drone remote sensing. 

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Zachariah Fighter

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisors: Jane Mangold & Scott Powell
zachfighter@gmail.com  

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S. Katie Fogg

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Geoffrey Poole
s.katie.fogg@gmail.com

Research Area: Simulating hyporheic influences on stream channel temperature

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Simon Fordyce

 M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisors: Clain Jones & Pat Carr
simon.fordyce@montana.edu 

Research Area: Predicting overwinter nitrate-N changes at the subfield scale in leaching-susceptible, agricultural soils. 

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Madison Foster

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Rob Payn
madisonjfoster@gmail.com  

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Willa Fouts

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Cathy Zabinski
willa.fouts@gmail.com 

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Justin Gay

Justin Gay

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Science

Advisor: Jack Brookshire
justin.gay802@gmail.com

Research Area: Impacts of Climate Change on Biogeochemical Pathways in Terrestrial Ecosystems

Molly Haviland

Molly Haviland

M.S. Land Rehabilitation

Advisor: Tony Hartshorn
molly.lscl@gmail.com 

Research Area:  Exploring soil biogeochemical effects of compost applications in organic dry-land spring wheat production where livestock integration is implemented.

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Paul Hegedus

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisors: Bruce Maxwell & Stephanie Ewing
paulhegedus@montana.edu 

Research Area: Data-intensive agricutlure approaches for optimizing variable rate nitrogen fetilizer based on maximized net-returns and minimized nitrogen fertilizer loss and aims to increase fertilizer use efficiency in conventional small grain dryland agroecosystems. 

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Kara Hettinger

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisors: Perry Miller & Tim Seipel
karahettinger11@gmail.com 

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Samuel Koeshall

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Perry Miller
samuel.koeshall@student.montana.edu   

Research Area:  Investigating intra-field variability of field pea protein and greain yeild across Montana cropping systems, quantifying N credits and soil fertility following long-term legume and non-legume crop rotations in semi-arid cropping systems, and other Montana cropping systems research related to pulse crop problems. 

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R. Sasha Loewen

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Bruce Maxwell
sashaloewen@gmail.com 

Research Area: The use of on farm precision experimentation (OFPE) to improve management practices in organic grain farming. 

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Katerina Lozano

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Robert Peterson & Dan Tyer
lozanokaterina6204@gmail.com  

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Jordan Meyer-Morey

 M.S. Land  Rehabilitation

Advisor: Lisa Rew
jordan.morey@student.montana.edu

Research Area: Invasive plant management in Yellowstone National Park.

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Caitlin Mitchell

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Stephanie Ewing
mitchellcm17@gmail.com 

Research Area: Investigating the biogeochemical cycle of nutrients through cultivated soils and groundwater-stream systems. 

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Elizabeth Mohr

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Geoffrey Poole
elizabethjmohr@gmail.com

Research Area: Simulation and experimental investigation of biogeochemical cycling in flowing water ecosystems.

Colter Mumford

Colter Mumford

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Lisa Rew
colter.mumford@student.montana.edu  

Research Area:  Quantifying the efficacy of management methods to control Bromus tectorum in the Centennial Valley of Southwest Montana

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Hayley Oakland

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Geoff Poole
hayley.oakland@gmail.com 

Research Area:  Ecosystem engineering by net-spinning caddisflies and associated effects on microbial communities, stream metabolism and nutrient cycling

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L. Tindall Ouverson

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisors: Fabian Menalled & Tim Seipel
tindall.ouverson@gmail.com

Research Area: Soil microbial community response to management practices and climate change in semi-arid agricultural systems

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Lilly Sencenbaugh

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Lisa Rew
lil.sencenbaugh@yahoo.com  

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Amanda Shine

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisors: Scott Powell & Jessica Torrion
amanda.shine@montana.edu    

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Meryl Storb

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Rob Payn
meryl.storb@gmail.com

Research Area: Watershed hydrology stream ecosystem interaction.

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Latrice Tatsey

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Tony Hartshorn
latrice.tatsey@yahoo.com

Research Area: Bison effects on soil health

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Madelyne Willis

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisors: Tracy Sterling & Christine Foreman
madie.willis@gmail.com  

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Kendall Wojcik

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Stephanie Ewing
kendall.wojcik@gmail.com 

Research Area:  How agricultural management interacts with dynamic plant communities to affect soil carbon cycling in semiarid landscapes. 

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Mei Ling Wong

 M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisors: Fabian Menalled & Tim Seipel
meiling12_20@hotmail.com

Research Area: An integrated ecological approach to address weed resistant problems by utilizing the 'many little hammers' strategy to reduce wild oat and kochia

David Wood

David Wood

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Scott Powell & Paul Stoy
wood.dja@gmail.com 

Research Area: Temporal and geographic trends in ecosystem condition from multiscale assessments of Eastern Montana grasslands and shrub steppe