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Soil Acidification in Montana

July 2, 2018


MSU graduate recieves Fulbright to study in Chile

May 14, 2018


 YNP microbial lineage in Nature Microbiology.

May 14, 2018


Weaver and Gaffke on NPR's This Green Earth

May 1, 2018


Ph.D. student featured at National Invasive Species Awareness Week

April 10, 2018


Students use beetle pheromones to combat invasive tamarisk

March 27, 2018


Carrie Harris featured on Women in Science and Engineering page

February 25, 2018 


IOE Distinguished Lecture

February 21, 2018


Graduate students co-author paper in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology

February 20, 2018


Sciecemag features grant

February 15, 2018


MSU as USDA Western SARE Regional Host Institution

February 9, 2018


Senior Bain wins Award for Excellence

February 9, 2018


ESA VP Peterson comments on mosquito impact

January 29, 2018


LRES MS alumna Mills awarded Anne Wiprud Memorial Award.

January 11, 2018


Kleindl wins research grant for forest management decisions

January 8, 2018


USDA-NIFA awarded to study Women in Agriculture.

January 8, 2018

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.

January 8, 2018

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

November 29, 2017

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

November 28, 2017

"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.

October 31, 2017

LRES Alum, Jason Baldes was featured in national news and on the cover of Winds of Change for his successful efforts to bring buffalo back to Wyoming's Wind River Indian Reservation. 

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McDermott awarded grant in partnership with MBI to study arsenic poisoning

October 4, 2017

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

September 15, 2017

Priscu contributes to study of extreme melt in Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys

August 7, 2017

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

August 4, 2017

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.


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LRES graduate, Alex Michaud authors paper on methane beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet

July 31, 2017

LRES MS Online Program ranked second in the nation by SR Education Group

July 20, 2017

Extension Specialist Clain Jones helps farmers boost wheat grain protein

July 5, 2017

Environmental Science major Maxcer wins Apprentice Ecologist Award

June 27, 2017

LRES Agroecology major presents seed biology research at national conference

May 31, 2017

LRES co-hosts COA/MAES Field Day at Fort Ellis

May 26, 2017

LRES affiliates help support MSU's Weed biocontrol legacy

May 24, 2014
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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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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