Mike McTee

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Mike McTee
Researcher
Mike came to Missoula to attend the University of Montana and explore the local rivers with a fly rod. Two years later, he still explored the local rivers, but with petri dishes and microscopes. While working in a microbiology lab, he also spent time at MPG North monitoring the groundwater, surveying the distributions of aquatic insects, and assisting with restoration.

Once Mike earned his B.S. in Environmental Chemistry, he began working full-time at MPG Ranch. He started as a research technician, but later managed a restoration team and irrigation. Mike transitioned into a full-time researcher when he began studying contamination from biodegradable trap and skeet shooting targets to earn an M.S. in Geosciences from the University of Montana.

Mike now works on a variety of projects ranging from plant invasion to the chemistry of shooting sports. When away from work, he and his wife often take their fishing and hunting gear on long walks through the backcountry.

McTee, M., Hiller, B., & Ramsey, P.   (2019).  Free lunch, may contain lead: scavenging shot small mammals. .  The Journal of Wildlife Management  83(6), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1002/jwmg.21716. .
Published Paper

McTee, M., Bullington, L., Rillig, M. C., & Ramsey, P. W.   (2019).  Do soil bacterial communities respond differently to abrupt or gradual additions of copper? .  FEMS Microbiology Ecology  95(1), fiy212. https://doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiy212.
Published Paper

Stone, D.W., McTee, M.R., McIver, L., Ramsey, P.W.   (2018).  Height Growth of Planted Shrubs and Trees in a Semiarid Rangeland in Western Montana.  Tree Planters Notes  61(1), 12-17. .
Published Paper