Ashley Ballantyne delves into one of the great uncertainties in predicting future climate in a new paper just published in Nature Climate Change

""Will ecosystems take up more carbon or release more carbon as the climate changes?" asks Ballantyne. "This is a key question in trying to predict what the climate might look like in the future." Read more

sagebrush The journal Rangeland Ecology & Management just published a special issue on reducing woodland expansion. Professors Dave Naugle, Brad Allred, Vicky Dreitz and Alex Metcalf share their insights on how to protect sage-grouse and lesser prairie chicken by maintaining healthy rangelands in a series of articles in the issue. Read more.

Research in the Media

Forests 'hold their breath' during global warming hiatus, research shows - - Jan. 2017

Two Lesser-Known Reasons to Celebrate our Public Lands - High Country News - Nov. 2016

Research: Sage Grouse Umbrella Helps Other Bird Species - Public News Service - Nov. 2016

Looking to the Stars - The LaGrande Observer - Oct. 2016

New study: More mushrooms thrive in Rim Fire burn - The Union Democrat - July 2016

Grant fueling wildlfire research at UM - KPAX - May 2016

How Science Can Help to Halt the Western Bark Beetle Plague - Yale Environment 360 - Jan. 2016

Montana farmers start talking climate change - High Country News - Nov. 2015