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LRES Alum wins Outstanding Weed Scientist- Early Career award from WSWS.
Dr. Erik Lehnoff, now an Assistant Professor at New Mexico State University, received his Ph.D. in LRES. He won the Outstanding Weed Scientist-Early Career award from the Western Society of Weed Science. (See page 4)
Rosie Wallander awarded Excellence in Service Award
LRES Research Associate, Rosie Wallander, was awarded Employee of the Year for her Excellence in Competence on Thursday, April 20th.
Montana Noxious Weed Education campaign hosts online realtor training
Shantell Frame-Martin with LRES and the MT Noxious Weed Education campaign, will bbe hosting an online training course to educate realtors on noxious weeds and management practices.
Littlefield recognized with MWCA Lifetime Achievement Award
LRES professor and entomologist, Jeff Littlefield was honored with the Barb Mullin Lifetime Achievement Award through the Montana Weed Control Association for his work using insects to manage noxious weeds.
LRES Faculty, Staff, & Students featured in Linked to Agriculture
MSU faculty and graduate student document first-ever Montana bumble bee species record
Faculty member Kevin O'Neill and Reseaarch Scientist Casey Delphia were featured for their work with bees in Montana starting on page 11.
Partnerships between MSU and federal agencies provide job opportunities for graduate students
LRES graduate students Meryl Storb and David Wood were recognized for their partnerships with the USGS. Both students will be working for the agency after graduation. (Pg.13)
Water is Life
Emma Bode was highlighted for this issue's Artistic Statement. Her interpretation of Montana's hydrology can be found on the last page of the publication.
Dr. Bob Peterson featured in MT INBRE Newsletter Fact Check
The MT INBRE Newsletter featured a spread on Dr. Peterson's Café Scientifique lecture which discussed mosquito-borne disease and the role of scientists in a post-fact media landscape.
LRES Professor Brookshire co-authors piece in Biogeochemistry
Professor Jack Brookshire and other Editors of the journal Biogeochemistry write editorial in support of environmental science and its role in society.
LRES graduate is new water quality specialist in Oregon
Brenda Sanchez, a graduate from the Land Resources & Environmental Sciences department, has been appointed as the new ag water quality specialist in Washington Co, Oregon.
Dr. Priscu invited to speak at SUNY Harrington Lecture Series
Dr. John Priscu will present his seminar "Hidden Ecosystems Beneth the Antarctic Ice Sheet" as part of the Harrington STEM lectures at SUNY New Paltz.
LRES Grad, Emery Three Irons wins over $60,000 from NIEHS scholarship
Emery Three Irons, a graduate student with the department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, receives $67, 390 in scholarships from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).
LRES to co-sponsor lecture by Cuban diplomat, Miguel Fraga
The lecture on "Cuba-U.S. Relations: Current State of Affairs" will be presented on February 21st. Diplomat Miguel Fraga serves as secretary for the newly reestablished Cuban Embassy.
Entomology professor, Bob Peterson to present at Café Scientifique.
ESA President-elect Bob Peterson will present "Managing Risk in a Complex World: Reflections on Mosquito-Borne Diseases and the Scientist's Role in a Post-Fact Media Landscape" in Montana's INBRE's Café Scientifique.
Tony Hartshorn, Fulbright Specialist highlighted in CSA News
Professor Tony Hartshorn shared his love of soils and learning in "Meet a Member" featured in January 2017's CSA News.
LRES undergrad wins Blackstone project video competition for The Ant Network
LRES undergrad, Miles Maxcer won first place in the MSU Blackstone Launchpad Fall Video Pitch Competition. The Ant Network is an entomology organization focused on supporting research, creating resources, conducting and training others in education/outreach, and fostering a new community for ant enthusiasts.
LRES researchers publish paper, "Bumble Bees of Montana"
Casey Delphia, research scientist, and LRES professor of Entomology, Kevin O'Neill partnered with several other MSU researchers to co-author paper featured in Annals of the Entomological Society of America (AESA).
NASA recognizes Lawrence project as AGU meeting
Dr. Lawrence presented his poster titled, "Beyond Forest Classification: Continuous Mapping of Forest Species Composition, Mortality, and Sub-Canopy Using Landsat Imagery and Agnostic Analysis".
LRES students co-founders for Sustainability Now
LREs students, Mathew Bain and Emma Bode, co-founders of Sustainability Now, seek to motivate the Alumni Foundation to invest in more environmentally and socially responsible companies.
Assistant Research Professor William Kleindl to offer Wetland course
MSU's Extended University will be offering a course on Wetland and Riparian Ecology and Management.
Online LRES MS student Shelley Mills contributes to Hawksbeard project.
Extension agent Shelley Mills, and online MS student with LRES, has been working with farmers on the Montana Hi-Line to manage narrowleaf hawksbeard.
LRES professors Clain Jones and Perry Miller quoted in article, 'Give Peas a Chance'
Dr. Clain Jones and Dr. Perry Miller were recently featured in the Fall issue of Mountains & Minds. The article, "Give Peas a Chance" discusses production of pulse crops in Montana.
LRES Research Scientist, Tim Seipel presented on agriculture during International Education Week.
Tim lead a discussion, "There is No Culture Without Agriculture: Cross Cultural Engagement Through Agriculture in Morocco" during International Education Week.
LRES partners with federal agencies to provide job opportunities
LRES PhD students Meryl Storb and David Wood are among the top candidates participating in the new partnership. Storb will become a USGS hydrologist with the Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center. David Wood will be working for the Bureau of Land Management as a USGS ecology.
LRES Master's student Emery Three Irons receives IoE fellowship
Emery Three Irons will be working with Professor Scott Powell to study water quality on the Crow Reservation.
LRES professor Paul Stoy PI for $6 million Upper Missouri River Basin research grant
Dr. Stoy was recently quoted in an article in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and MSU news for his role as principle investigator for a $6 million grant evaluating biofuel and carbon capture technologies.
LRES alum, Dylan Strike, featured in Bozeman Daily Chronicle.
Strike's farm was featured in article, "Keeping it in Ag: With Bozeman expanding, is there a future form farming in the Gallatin Valley?".
Professor John Priscu co-authors three papers in special Antarctic issue of BioScience.
The American Institute of Biological Science released the October Antarctic issue of BioScience highlighting the combined research of 20 researchers from 14 institutions.
LRES grad, Carmel Johnston, recognized for work with NASA
After a year long study, Carmel made national news for her work in a solar powered dome. The simulated Mars mission took place on the slope of a Hawaiian volcano.
MSU research team receives $1 million NSF grant to probe Antarctic Lake
LRES professor John Priscu, with a group of national and international researchers, will be travelling to Antarctica to probe unexplored Antarctic Lake.
LRES puts on MT Realtor Noxious Weed online training
The Montana Noxious Weed Education Campaign will be offering online training hosted by LRES professor Jane Mangold.
Perry born "bug doctor" to head Entomological Society of America
LRES professor Bob Peterson named vice president-elect of ESA.
LRES faculty to join Pest Management Tour across Montana
MSU Extension Pesticide Education program will be traveling across Eastern MT October 3rd-7th. LRES Professors Jane Mangold and Fabian Menalled will be presenting on the tour.
LRES professor Clain Jones publishes guide for canola nutrient management
Montana State University Extension just released a new bulletin co-authored by Extension soil fertility specialist Clain Jones.
MSU EU hosts synthetic biology outreach event
September 6, 2016
MSU's Extended University is partnering with the Belgrade Community Library to offer science outreach event series, Building with Biology. The first event, called "Should we Engineer the Mosquito?", will be held September 8th and is led by Bob Peterson.
Professor Bob Peterson elected Vice President-Elect
August 30, 2016
The Entomological Society of America elects LRES professor, Dr.Bob Peterson as Vice President-Elect.
Carmel Johnston interviewed by NPR for work with NASA
August 29, 2016
LRES Alum Carmel Johnston was interviewed for her role as mission commander of the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation crew for their year-long Mars simulation.
LRES Graduate student, Emery Three Irons, featured in Sacred Water tribal series.
August 25, 2016
The Crow Water Quality Project in partnership with Environmental Health News released a series entitled, "Sacred Water". The following articles feature quotes from LRES grad student Emery Three Irons.
Dr. Fabian Menalled recognized by SARE Professional Development Program.
August 25, 2016
Western Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education's program for Professional Development releases Annual Report.
Deicy Sanchez, LRES MS graduate featured on Peru Fulbright Video
MS Graduate Deicy Sanchez recognizes Professors Tony Hartshorn and Tim McDermott in video commemorating 60 years for the Peru Fulbright program.
Emery Three Irons receives grant for research on Crow Reservation
June 23, 2016
LRES Graduate Student Emery Three Irons, in conjunction with the Crow Environmental Health Steering Committee and Little Big Horn College, received funding for research concerning well water issues on the Crow Reservation.
"Biofilms on Glacial Surfaces: Hot Spots for Biological Activity."
June 13, 2016
Doctoral student Heidi Smith's dissertation on microbial biofilms present on glacial surfaces was published in the journal of Nature Biofilms and Microbiomes.
Tony Hartshorn earns Fullbright grant
June 7, 2016
Professor Tony Hartshorn awarded Fullbright Specialist grant for research on rehabilitating soil made toxic by old mining practices in Peru.
Peas and Prosperity
June 2, 2016
Dr. Clain Jones and Dr. Perry Miller featured in Crop Science Society of America in an article highlighting research on the economic benefits of using a dual cropping system.
Insects of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
May 16, 2016
Bob Peterson, MSU Professor of Entomology, creates online photobook showcasing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem's insect diversity.
LRES Environmental Science sophomore receives Udall Honorable Mention
May 5, 2016
Sophomore Mathew Bain, a Missoula native, receives honorable mention for national scholarship.
PhD students papers on Antarctica highlighted by NSF
Soil science students awarded Nielsen Graduate Research Assistantship
Scott Robinson and Joseph Old Elk are the first recipients of the Nielsen Graduate Research Assistantship in LRES
Funding Graduate Research Today and In The Future
Jerry & Lavonne Nielsen establish Graduate Research assistantship in Soil Science
MSU Extension experts find herbicide resistant marestail in northeast Montana
"Experts from the MSU Extension Service have identified glyphosate-resistant Conyza Canadensis, also known as marestail or horseweed, in northeast Montana. This discovery is concerning given how easily this species can disperse in the wind."
Peterson and Sterling receive MSU awards at Spring Convocation
Robert Peterson, LRES, Excellence in Online Teaching Award. Tracy Sterling-Women's Faculty Caucus