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Abaye Abebe

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Rob Payn
abayeabebe@gmail.com

Research Area: Hydrological analysis and modeling in an Earth System Modeling framework.

Byron Amerson

Byron Amerson

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Geoffrey Poole
byron.amerson@gmail.com

Research Area: A multi-scale evaluation of the rate and magnitude of water exchange between surface flow and the alluvial aquifer in restored and unrestored river channels

Zane Ashford

Zane Ashford

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Cathy Zabinski

ashfordzane@gmail.com

Research Area: Impacts of Cropping Systems on Soil Health in the Northern Great Plains

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Ryan Barnes

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Perry Miller

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Thomas "Tommy" Bass

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Bruce Maxwell
tmbass@montana.edu

Research Area: Considerations of ecological and social interactions in food system development, scale, diversity, management, and vulnerability

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Laura Berrios-Ortiz

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Fabian Menalled

laura.berriosortiz@student.montana.edu

Research Area: Weed agroecology and management

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Andrew Bobst

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Rob Payn
albobst@hotmail.com 

Research Area: Using Beaver Mimicry Stream Restoration as manipulative experiments to better understand groundwater/surface-water interactions, and transient water storage in floodplains.

Keenan Brame

Keenan Brame

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisors: Tim McDermott & Anne Camper
kbrame3@gmail.com

Research Area: Freshwater quality on the Little Bighorn River involving microbial pathogens, their mode of transport through a freshwater system and their anticipated impacts on water quality due to climate change projections.

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Peter Bugoni

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Jane Mangold
peterbugoni@gmail.com

Research Area: Renovating Monocultures of Exotic Cool-Season Grass Seedings to Diverse Multifunctional Ecosystems

Madisan Chavez

Madisan Chavez

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Stephanie Ewing

madisan.chavez@student.montana.edu 

Research Area: Researching abandoned waste disposal sites on the Crow reservation to determine if PFAS leach into the ground water and/or surface water.

Shea Crowther

Shea Crowther

M.S. Entomology

Advisors: Kevin O'Neill & Anthony Slominski
swbcrowther@gmail.com  

Research Area: Investigating The Impact of the Interaction of the Neonicotinoid Pesticide Imidacloprid and Temperature on Post-Winter Alfalfa Leafcutting Bees, Megachile rotundata

Devanshi Desai

Devanshi Desai               

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisors: Tim Seipel & Lovreet Shergill

devanshi.desai@student.montana.edu 

Research Area: Weed management with precision herbicide application

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Het Desai 

Ph.D. Ecology & Environnmental Sciences

Advisors: Fabian Menalled & Lovreet Shergill

het.desai@student.montana.edu

Research Area: Monitoring and management of problematic weeds in Montana cropping systems

Lochlin Ermatinger

Lochlin Ermatinger

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: David Weaver

Lochlin.ermatinger@gmail.com

Research Area: Using the spectral signature of wheat to detect wheat stem sawfly infestation in growing wheat plants.

Mary Farina

Mary Farina

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Scott Powell
mfarina@whrc.org 

Research Area:  Assessing spatial and temporal variability in Arctic-boreal carbon fluxes using satellite and drone remote sensing. 

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S. Katie Fogg

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Geoffrey Poole
s.katie.fogg@gmail.com

Research Area: Simulating hyporheic influences on stream channel temperature

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Eliza Gillilan

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisors: Tony Hartshorn & Bill Kleindl 

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Brett Griesbaum

Brett Griesbaum

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisors: Scott Powell & Paul Nugent

brett.griesbaum@montana.edu

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My research focuses on Precision Agriculture in irrigation decision support and tracking biomass using remote sensing from both satellite and drone data. I also research potential for precision conservation in Montana cropping systems using satellite data.

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Mustabshira Ikram

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisors:  Tony Hartshorn & McVey
mustabshiraikram1@gmail.com

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Skye Keeshin

Skye Keeshin

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Stephanie Ewing

skye.keeshin@student.montana.edu 

Research Area: I am interested in connections between hydrologic processes and water quality in Montana. One of my projects is in the Powder River Basin in eastern Montana looking at water quality and surface-groundwater connection around a reclaimed coal mine. Additionally, I work in the Gallatin Valley around Bozeman looking at processes of rangefront recharge to the valley aquifer and discharge to spring creeks in the lower portion of the valley. I’m interested in how this surface and subsurface movement of water dictates the introduction and transport of contaminants like nitrate.

Taylor Kennedy

Taylor Kennedy

M.S. Entomology

Advisor: Bob Peterson

taylorkennedy2@montana.edu 

Research Area: Investigating army cutworm moth numbers, biomass, and calories from radar observation and determining the environmental and biological factors that may influence migratory flight behavior and dynamics.

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Dipak Khanal

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Bob Peterson

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Samuel Koeshall

Samuel Koeshall

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Perry Miller
samuel.koeshall@student.montana.edu   

Research Area:  Investigating intra-field variability of field pea protein and greain yeild across Montana cropping systems, quantifying N credits and soil fertility following long-term legume and non-legume crop rotations in semi-arid cropping systems, and other Montana cropping systems research related to pulse crop problems. 

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Carl Krause

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Stephanie Ewing

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Lauren Kremer

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Tim Covino

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Emma Kubinski

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Fabian Menalled

emma.kubinski@student.montana.edu

Research Area: Carrots as a Model for Holistically Increasing Sustainability of Vegetable Production.

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Christian Larson

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisors: Lisa Rew & Tim Seipel

christian.larson@montana.edu

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Sophia Lattes

Sophia Lattes

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Fabian Menalled & Mac Burgess

sophia.lattes@student.montana.edu 

Research Area: Integrated weed management for Montana organic vegetable farms.

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Ryan Malmquist

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Jack Brookshire

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Ian McRyhew

M.S. Land Rehabilitation

Advisor: Jane Mangold

ianmcryhew3@gmail.com

Research Area: Grassland restoration and pollinator conservation on Tribal lands degraded by annual invasive grasses.

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Caitlin Mitchell

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Stephanie Ewing
caitlin.mitchell@student.montana.edu  

Research Area: Investigating the biogeochemical cycle of nutrients through cultivated soils and groundwater-stream systems. 

Colter Mumford

Colter Mumford

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Lisa Rew
colter.mumford@student.montana.edu  

Research Area:  Quantifying the efficacy of management methods to control Bromus tectorum in the Centennial Valley of Southwest Montana

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Winifred Nichols

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Bill Inskeep
winifred.nichols@student.montana.edu  

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Hayley Oakland

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Geoff Poole
hayley.oakland@gmail.com 

Research Area:  Ecosystem engineering by net-spinning caddisflies and associated effects on microbial communities, stream metabolism and nutrient cycling

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Alyssa Piccolomini

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Bob Peterson

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Jack Poole

Jack Poole

M.S. Land Rehabilitation

Advisor: Stephanie Ewing

jack.poole@student.montana.edu 

Research Area: Investigating electrical resistivity tomography data in relation to aerial and on ground vegetation analyses

Kristen Powell

Kristen Powell

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Andrew Felton

Kristen.powell@student.montana.edu

Research Area: Seasonal origins of precipitation used by plants across grasslands

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Azin Rashad

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Anna Schweiger

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Elizabeth Reiva

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisors: Fabian Menalled & Roland Ebel HHD

elizabeth.reiva@student.montana.edu 

Research Area: Household Biodigesters: A Source of Biofertilizer

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Hannah Richardson

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Timothy Covino

Hannah.richardson2@student.montana.edu

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Madeline Roberts

Madeline Roberts

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Timothy Covino

madelineroberts1@montana.edu

Research Area:  Hydrologic and erosional effects of steep-hillslope logging on Monarch Pass, Colorado

Meghan Robinson

Meghan Robinson

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Adam Sigler

Research Area:  Data driven irrigation scheduling for reducing deep percolation and runoff and optimizing water and nutrient use efficiency 

Rich Schonenberg

Rich Schonenberg

M.S. Land Rehabilitation

Advisor: Tony Hartshorn

rich.schonenberg@montana.edu

Research Area: Utilizing the 2020 Bridger Foothills Fire as a case study for post fire erosion monitoring. 

Lilly Sencenbaugh

Lilly Sencenbaugh

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Science

Advisor: Lisa Rew
lilly.sencenbaugh@student.montana.edu  

Research Area: Effectiveness of traditional and novel management control strategies of Ventenata dubia and Bromus tectorum

Akamjot Singh Brar

Akamjot Singh Brar 

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Fabian Menalled

Research Area: Weed Management in Specialty crops

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Ford Smith

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Science

Advisors: Stephanie Ewing & Eberly

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Meryl Storb

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Rob Payn
meryl.storb@gmail.com

Research Area: Watershed hydrology stream ecosystem interaction.

Jackson Strand

Jackson Strand

M.S. Entomology

Advisors: David Weaver & Tracy Sterling

jackson.strand@student.montana.edu

Research Area: Understanding the importance of smooth brome in promoting a Braconid parasitoid that targets the Wheat Stem Sawfly

Morgan Suddreth

Morgan Suddreth

M.S. Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Advisors: Bill Kleindl & Tony Hartshorn

morgan.suddreth@gmail.com

Research Area: Development of rapid wetland assessment strategies in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

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Emma Tate

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Stephanie Ewing

tate30@purdue.edu

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Erin Teichroew

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Lisa Rew

Erin.teichroew@student.montana.edu

Research Area: Evaluating different management treatments for reducing Bromus tectorum cover and reestablishing native grass species

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William Weinberg

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Andrew Felton

William.weinberg@student.montana.edu

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Madelyne Willis

Madelyne Willis

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisors: Stephanie Ewing & Christine Foreman
madie.willis@gmail.com  

Research Area: Microbial analysis of the Taylor Glacier ice core: investigating the presence and possible impacts of englacial microbial activity through time

Rennie Winkelman

Rennie Winkelman

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Andrew Felton

rennie.winkelman@student.montana.edu 

Research Area: Ecological responses to bison reintroduction on the Northern Great Plains 

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Robert Wyatt

Ph.D. Ecology & Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Bob Peterson

bob.wyatt@comcast.net

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