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USDA-NIFA awarded to study Women in Agriculture.
Six female professors at Montana State University and Flathead Valley Community College hope to increase the percentage of women agriculture scientists, engineers and policymakers by way of a $94,000 USDA-NIFA grant, "Empowering Women in Agriculture".
Kleindl wins grant to research consequences of forest management decisions.
Professor William Kleindl received an NSF grant in collaboration with the several other universities to study how cumulative forest management decisions at local scales influence the health of forests and the ecological services they provide at large scales.
LRES graduate student and extension specialist, Adam Sigler, helps to shape the experience of Kenyan's student's careers
Adam Sigler, in partnership with MSU's Engineers without Borders program, helped to map more than 50 rural schools and their water resources in the Khwwisero district of western Kenya.
Carla Rickert, LRES alumna combines passion for science and rescue dogs into children's book
"The Adventures of Mochi the Dog: Finding a Forever Home," is the first book in a series by Carla Rickert that feature her St. Bernard, Mochi, who holds the Guinness Worl Record for longest tongue.
LRES graduate recognized for work with Wyoming's Wind River Reservation.
McDermott awarded grant in partnership with MBI to study arsenic poisoning
Professor Tim McDermott and Seth Walk (MBI) received a grant to study the relationship between microbe-arsenic interactions and the human guy microbiome concerning arsenic in drinking water.
LRES Entomologist Dr. Bob Peterson interviewed in Distinctly Montana
Priscu contributes to study of extreme melt in Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys
Regents Professor and ASLO Fellow, John Priscu, had his work featured in Nature Ecology and Evolution on the extreme ice melt season in Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys.
LRES professor, Dr. Bruce Maxwell named new Institute on Ecosystems Director
Bruce Maxwell was named the new director for Montana's Institute on Ecosystems. His work contributed to the Montana Climate Assessment released this year to help those in Montana who will be impacted by climate change.
LRES graduate, Alex Michaud authors paper on methane beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet
LRES MS Online Program ranked second in the nation by SR Education Group
Extension Specialist Clain Jones helps farmers boost wheat grain protein
Environmental Science major Maxcer wins Apprentice Ecologist Award
LRES Agroecology major presents seed biology research at national conference
LRES co-hosts COA/MAES Field Day at Fort Ellis
LRES affiliates help support MSU's Weed biocontrol legacy
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).