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WSWS award

LRES Alum wins Outstanding Weed Scientist- Early Career award from WSWS.

April 28, 2017

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

April 20, 2017

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

April 12, 2017

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. 

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Littlefield recognized with MWCA Lifetime Achievement Award

March 27, 2017

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. 

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LRES Faculty, Staff, & Students featured in Linked to Agriculture

March 23, 2017

 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. 

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Dr. Bob Peterson featured in MT INBRE Newsletter Fact Check

March 8, 2017

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.

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LRES Professor Brookshire co-authors piece in Biogeochemistry

March 4, 2017

Professor Jack Brookshire and other Editors of the journal Biogeochemistry write editorial in support of environmental science and its role in society.

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LRES graduate is new water quality specialist in Oregon

March 4, 2017

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.

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Dr. Priscu invited to speak at SUNY Harrington Lecture Series

February 27, 2017

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.

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Three Irons

LRES Grad, Emery Three Irons wins over $60,000 from NIEHS scholarship

February 14, 2017

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).

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Miguel Fraga

LRES to co-sponsor lecture by Cuban diplomat, Miguel Fraga

February 9, 2017

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.

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Entomology professor, Bob Peterson to present at Café Scientifique.

January 27, 2017

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.

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Tony Hartshorn, Fulbright Specialist highlighted in CSA News

January 24, 2017

Professor Tony Hartshorn shared his love of soils and learning in  "Meet a Member" featured in January 2017's CSA News.

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LRES undergrad wins Blackstone project video competition for The Ant Network

January 18, 2017

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.

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 LRES researchers publish paper, "Bumble Bees of Montana" 

 January 4, 2017

 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).

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NASA recognizes Lawrence project as AGU meeting

December 15, 2016

 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". 

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Emma Bodem.bain

LRES students co-founders for Sustainability Now

December 8, 2016

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. 

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Wetland course

Assistant Research Professor William Kleindl to offer Wetland course

December 8, 2016

 MSU's Extended University will be offering a course on Wetland and Riparian Ecology and Management.

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Online LRES MS student Shelley Mills contributes to Hawksbeard project.

December 2, 2016

Extension agent Shelley Mills, and online MS student with LRES, has been working with farmers on the Montana Hi-Line to manage narrowleaf hawksbeard. 

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LRES professors Clain Jones and Perry Miller quoted in article, 'Give Peas a Chance'

November 22, 2016

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.

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LRES Research Scientist, Tim Seipel presented on agriculture during International Education Week. 

November 16, 2016

 Tim lead a discussion, "There is No Culture Without Agriculture: Cross Cultural Engagement Through Agriculture in Morocco" during International Education Week. 

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 LRES partners with federal agencies to provide job opportunities

 November 16, 2016

 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.

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Emery Three Irons

LRES Master's student Emery Three Irons receives IoE fellowship

November 15, 2016

Emery Three Irons will be working with Professor Scott Powell to study water quality on the Crow Reservation.

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LRES professor Paul Stoy PI for $6 million Upper Missouri River Basin research grant

October 26, 2016

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.

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Agriculture Growth Sunday A1

LRES alum, Dylan Strike, featured in Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

October 23. 2016

Strike's farm was featured in article, "Keeping it in Ag: With Bozeman expanding, is there a future form farming in the Gallatin Valley?". 

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Professor John Priscu co-authors three papers in special Antarctic issue of BioScience. 

October 19, 2016

The American Institute of Biological Science released the October Antarctic issue of BioScience highlighting the combined research of 20 researchers from 14 institutions. 

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LRES grad, Carmel Johnston, recognized for work with NASA

October 5, 2016

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.

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Priscu Antarctica

MSU research team receives $1 million NSF grant to probe Antarctic Lake

October 3, 2016

LRES professor John Priscu, with a group of national and international researchers, will be travelling to Antarctica to probe unexplored Antarctic Lake. 

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LRES puts on MT Realtor Noxious Weed online training

September 30, 2016

The Montana Noxious Weed Education Campaign will be offering online training hosted by LRES professor Jane Mangold. 

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Perry born "bug doctor" to head Entomological Society of America

September 29, 2016

LRES professor Bob Peterson named vice president-elect of ESA. 

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Mangold Menalled

LRES faculty to join Pest Management Tour across Montana

September 26, 2014

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.

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LRES professor Clain Jones publishes guide for canola nutrient management

September 26,2016

Montana State University Extension just released a new bulletin co-authored by Extension soil fertility specialist Clain Jones. 

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Priscu quote titles Washington Post article

September 22, 2016

LRES professor, John Priscu quoted in title of Washington Post article. Priscu is currently chairing a Ocean Worlds workshop.

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Bob Peterson

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. 

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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.

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Carmel Johnston

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. 

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Emery Three Irons

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. 

Essay: Everything has water flowing through it

In Crow Country, a water system brings new life

Culture and science merge in environmental research for Crow

Tainted water imperils health, traditions for Montana tribe


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Fabian Menalled

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. 

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Deicy Sanchez, LRES MS graduate featured on Peru Fulbright Video

July 26,2016

MS Graduate Deicy Sanchez recognizes Professors Tony Hartshorn and Tim McDermott in video commemorating 60 years for the Peru Fulbright program.

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Emery Three Irons

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. 

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Heidi Smith

"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.

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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.

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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.

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RKD Peterson

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.

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mathew bain

LRES Environmental Science sophomore receives Udall Honorable Mention

May 5, 2016

Sophomore Mathew Bain, a Missoula native, receives honorable mention for national scholarship.

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trista, alex, and john

PhD students papers on Antarctica highlighted by NSF

May 1, 2016
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Soil science students awarded Nielsen Graduate Research Assistantship 

March 30, 2016

Scott Robinson and Joseph Old Elk are the first recipients of the Nielsen Graduate Research Assistantship in LRES

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Jerry and LaVonne Nielsen

Funding Graduate Research Today and In The Future

March 30, 2016

Jerry & Lavonne Nielsen establish Graduate Research assistantship in Soil Science

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MSU Extension experts find herbicide resistant marestail in northeast Montana

January 13, 2016

"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."

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Peterson and Sterling receive MSU awards at Spring Convocation

January 7, 2016

Robert Peterson, LRES, Excellence in Online Teaching Award.  Tracy Sterling-Women's Faculty Caucus 

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