Steve Running, University of Montana Regents Professor of Ecology, recently was ranked one of the top 20 most productive authors worldwide in remote sensing research. The ranking came out of a study published in the Scientometrics journal, which analyzed citations of remote sensing research between 1991 and 2010.
Archived Research Highlights
Professor Steve Running ranks most influential remote sensing researcher
UM researchers find sharp declines in woodland caribou
Researchers at UM will use a grant from the USDA to study the cost and feasibility of using beetle-killed forest biomass and feedstock for biofuels.
PhD student Ryan Bracewell was recently awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship through the US Department of Agriculture's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. The fellowship recognizes Bracewell’s research on bark beetle-fungal symbiosis with a $77,000 award.
New research by professor Ashley Ballantyne looks at the role of Arctic sea ice during the Pliocene era, when C02 emissions were similar to today. Read more in Nature Geoscience.
Undergraduate student Catey Bauer will spend the summer surveying recreationists on the Bitterroot and Blackfoot Rivers in a partnership between UM, the US Forest Service, MT Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and the Bureau of Land Management.
Wildlife biology professor Mark Hebblewhite studies elk survival in the Bitterroot Valley with Montana FWP to determine what's caused a decline in elk populations.
Incoming graduate student Anna Bergstrom was recently awarded a National Science Foundation graduate fellowship. Anna will work with professor Kelsey Jencso on water runoff in the Little Belt Mountains.
The Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research found more tourists visiting Montana in 2012 than any previous year - and bringing nearly $2.6 billion into the state economy.
CFC's Professor of Natural Resource Policy Martin Nie has published several studies on the US Forest Service's 2012 planning rule.
UM scientists, including CFC Professor Steve Running, just published the cover story in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society on satellite-based drought monitoring.