New research by University of Montana doctoral student Jared Oyler provides improved computer models for estimating temperature across mountainous landscapes. Collaborating with UM faculty co-authors Ashley Ballantyne, Kelsey Jencso, Michael Sweet and Steve Running, Oyler provided a new climate dataset for ecological and hydrological research and natural resource management.
New research published in Ecology Letters by PhD student Megan Nasto shows the importance of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and phosphatase enzymes in helping nitrogen fixers acquire phosphorous from soil in tropical rain forests, contributing to a high abundance of nitrogen-fixing plants.
CFC faculty members Winsor Lowe, Libby Metcalf and Cara Nelson are part of a recent $45 million award from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This five-year research award will be used to help the Corps study and solve environmental and cultural resource problems.
Creating a topoclimatic daily air temperature dataset for the conterminous United States using homogenized station data and remotely sensed land skin temperature in International Journal of Climatology Aug. 2014. PhD student Jared Oyler
Interactions among nitrogen fixation and soil phosphorus acquisition strategies in lowland tropical rain forests in Ecology Letters July 2014 PhD student Megan Nasto
Landscapes as a moderator of thermal extremes: a case study from an imperiled grouse in ESA Ecosphere March 2014. Brady Allred
The U.S. National Park Service: Organizational Adaptation in an Era of Complexity, Uncertainty, and Change Master’s thesis by Anna Mills
Research in the Media
Montana:Big Sky Country, Big Climate Problems - Huffington Post