The LRES capstone course is for senior-level students.  This course provides disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge and requires students to integrate and apply what they have learned throughout their years in the program to real-life natural resource management issues.  Students work independently and in groups to research and critique literature related to science application.  The class collaboratively prepares a final research paper.

2021 Report

Urbanizing Gallatin County Green Infrastructure

2020 Report

Examining the effects of COVID-19 on greenhouse gas emissions and human wildlife interactions

Environmental impacts of medical waste

Reframing the climate change debate: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic

Who rejects science and why?

TV Icon  Watch the Seminar

2019 Report

Ethics and Environmental Science

2018 Report & Presentation

Conflict Between Urbanizing Gallatin County and Natural Resources

TV Icon Watch the Seminar... powerpoint only

2017 Report

Environmental Regulations: Can't live with them, can't live without them

2016 Report

Story Mill Final Reports

2015 Report

The Class prepared three separate group projects to address how these definitions are applied to 1) agriculture systems, 2) aquatic ecology, and 3) water quality.  

2014 Reports

Cashing in the Joules: The Economics of Energy Inputs in Dryland Wheat Farming PDF

Biofuels: A Look into the Future of Sustainable Transportation PDF

Analysis of Reservoir-Based Hydroelectric versus Run-of-River Hydroelectric Energy Production PDF

The Practical Applications of Net Energy Metering (NEM) PDF

The Potential for Solar Panels to Power MSU: An Examination of the Existing Infrastructure and MSU and the Future of Photovoltaic Panels PDF

Wind Energy Use at Bridger Bowl PDF

Prior Reports

Available in the Folder LRES Archives