Dan earned his B.A. in microbiology at Eastern Washington University, his M.S. in soil science at Washington State University, and his Ph.D. in soil science and restoration ecology at the University of Wyoming. After graduating in 2004, he worked as an assistant research professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Montana, Missoula. Dan's research focuses on how soil structure, soil organisms and plants determine plant community composition and ecosystem function.
In Dan’s current role at MPG Ranch he develops and implements methods to establish healthy native plant communities in disturbed areas.
McTee, M. R., Lekberg, Y., Mummey, D., Rummel, A., & Ramsey, P. W. (2017). Do invasive plants structure microbial communities to accelerate decomposition in intermountain grasslands? Ecology and Evolution 7(24), 11227-11235. doi: 10.1002/ece3.3608.
Durham, R. A., Mummey, D. L., Shreading, L., & Ramsey, P. W. (2017). Phenological patterns differ between exotic and native plants: Field observations from the Sapphire Mountains, Montana. Natural Areas Journal 37(3), 361-381. https://doi.org/10.3375/043.037.0310.
McTee, M. R., Lekberg, Y., Bullington, L., Rummel, A., Mummey, D. L., Ramsey, P. W., & Hinman, N. W. (2017). Restoring ecological properties of acidic soils contaminated with elemental sulfur. Science of The Total Environment 587-588, 449-456. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.02.110.