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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.

Buddhi Achhami

Buddhi Achhami

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisors: David Weaver & Gadi V.P. Reddy

buddhi.achhami@msu.montana.edu

Research Area: Causes of mortality and potential mechanisms of host plant resistance to the wheat stem sawfly in barley in Montana

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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Rekha Bhandari

M.S. Entomology

Advisors: David Weaver & Tracy Sterling
wrekha3@gmail.com 

Research Area: Wheat Stem Sawfly Host Plant Assessment in Bromus inermis and Wheat

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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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Joseph Capella

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Stephanie Ewing
josephdcapella@gmail.com

Research Area: Fostering resilient soil-plant-water interactions on working ranches in Montana; soil organic carbon dynamics

Sam Carlson

Sam Carlson

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Geoffrey Poole
sam.p.carlson@gmail.com

Research Area: Application of inverse modelling to explore and scale stream nutrient retention and productivity dynamics as related to channel geomorphology

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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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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. 

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Kristen D'Agati

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Clain Jones, Perry Miller, & Catherine Zabinski
kristen.dagati@student.montana.edu 

Research Area: Exploring soil biological, chemical and physical effects of long term multi species cover crops. 

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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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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. 

Willa Fouts

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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Royden "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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Michelle Majeski

M.S. Land Rehabilitation

Advisors: Jane Mangold
michellemajeski@montana.edu

Research Area: Understanding Mechanisms of Invasion and Restoring Lands Impacted by Non-native Annual Grasses. 

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Shealyn Malone

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisors: Amy Trowbridge & David Weaver
shealyn.malone@student.montana.edu

Research Area:  Soil legacy effects of cropping systems on wheat volatile emissions and the multitrophic impacts on wheat stem sawfly and natural enemy host location cues. 

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Miranda Margetts

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisors: Bob Peterson & Deborah Keil
miranda.margetts@msu.montana.edu

Research Area: Risk assessment regarding environmental hazards and human health outcomes.

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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

 M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Lisa Rew
cmumford6@gmail.com 

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

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Madison Nixon

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Fabian Menalled
madison.nixon7@gmail.com

Research Area: Pest Management Challenges and Climate Change in Water-limited, Winter Wheat Agroecosystems in Southwestern Montana

Duncan Ocel

Duncan Ocel

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Stephanie Ewing
duncanocel@gmail.com 

Research Area: Biogeochemistry and chemical ecology of soils and waters. 

 

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Kristen O'Neill

 M.S. Land Rehabilitation

Advisor: Tony Hartshorn
kris.e.oneill@gmail.com 

Research Area:  Investigating the effect  conventional tactics of cropland restoration have on soil health and productivity

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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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Adam Sigler

Adam Sigler

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Stephanie Ewing
asigler@montana.edu

Research Area: Science and outreach to address elevated nitrate in shallow groundwater of the Judith River Watershed

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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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Bree Whitehead

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisors: Tony Hartshorn & Bill Kleindl
briana.whitehead@gmail.com

Research Area: Quantifying the parafluvial soil effects post Beaver Mimicry stream restoration in the Centennial Valley, MT.

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Kendall Wojcik

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Tony Hartshorn
kendall.wojcik@gmail.com 

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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: Paul Stoy
wood.dja@gmail.com 

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