Beau Larkin received a B.S. in forestry in 2005 and completed his M.Ed. in secondary biology and broad-field science in 2010 at the University of Montana, Missoula. Initially his sights were set on a teaching career, concentrating on experiential and outdoor education. After joining MPG Ranch in 2008, forest ecology and restoration supplanted his original focus.
Beau manages day-to-day operations at MPG North, an MPG property located in the Swan Valley near Condon, MT. He also conducts original research on plant-fungal symbioses, forest restoration techniques, and fungal applications in soil restoration. His primary goals are to provide data-driven management of restoration projects and increase interest in private lands conservation. To that end, Beau works with collaborators and community partners to extend the reach of MPG's research.
Soils, Plants and Invasion
Lorinda S. Bullington, Ylva Lekberg, Beau G. Larkin (2021). Insufficient sampling constrains our characterization of plant microbiomes. Scientific Reports 11, 364 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-83153-9.
Kellie J. Carim, Scott Relyea, Craig Barfoot, Lisa A. Eby, John A. Kronenberger, Andrew R. Whiteley, Beau Larkin (2021). Ultrasound imaging identifies life history variation in resident Cutthroat Trout. PLOS ONE 16(2): e0246365. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0246365 .
Bullington, L. S., Lekberg, Y., Sniezko, R., & Larkin, B. (2018). The influence of genetics, defensive chemistry and the fungal microbiome on disease outcome in whitebark pine trees. Molecular plant pathology 19(8), 1847-1858. https://doi.org/10.1111/mpp.12663.