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Summer 2019 Bitterroot Monarch Project Update

October 15th, 2019
Research Update

2019 Woody Draw Songbird Update

October 15th, 2019
Research Update

Fall 2019 Migration Banding Field Note

September 25th, 2019
Field Note

2019 Turkey Vulture Trapping Update

September 9th, 2019
Research Update

2019 Songbird Banding on the Floodplain, Part II

August 30th, 2019
Field Note

Summer 2019 Motus Update

August 13th, 2019
Research Update

MPG Monarch Butterfly Monitoring 

August 9th, 2019
Dispatch

06-07-19 Bird Field Note

June 7th, 2019
Field Note

DNA Barcoding Results From 2018 Fecal Sampling

May 15th, 2019
Research Update

April Outreach

April 3rd, 2019
Dispatch

February 2019 Bobcat Tracking

March 12th, 2019
Dispatch

02-13-19 Winter Cougar Tracking Update

February 14th, 2019
Research Update

Cougar Mistletoe Day Bed

January 16th, 2019
Dispatch

Scavengers in Montana Naturalist

December 21st, 2018
Dispatch

Scavenger Hunt

November 8th, 2018
Dispatch

UMBEL Update: Breeding Birds in Woody Draws

October 5th, 2018
Research Update

09-24-18 Fall Migration Songbird Banding

September 24th, 2018
Field Note

08-05-18 UMBEL Songbird Banding

August 5th, 2018
Field Note

07-10-18 Umbel Songbird Banding

July 10th, 2018
Field Note

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.
Published Paper

McTee, M., Young, M., Umansky, A., & Ramsey, P.  (2017).  Better bullets to shoot small mammals without poisoning scavengers.  Wildlife Society Bulletin  41(5), 736- 742. https://doi.org/10.1002/wsb.822.
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Lekberg, Y., Wagner, V., Rummel, A., McLeod, M., & Ramsey, P. W.   (2017).  Strong indirect herbicide effects on mycorrhizal associations through plant community shfts and secondary invasions.  Ecological Applications  27(8), 2359-2368. https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.1613.
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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.
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Griffith, D. L., Larkin, B., Kliskey, A., Alessa, L., & Newcombe, G.  (2017).  Expectations for habitat-adapted symbiosis in a winter annual grass.  Fungal Ecology  29, 111-115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.funeco.2017.07.003.
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New Phytologist  (2017).  Historical biome distribution and recent human disturbance shape the diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.  Partel, M., Opik, M., Moora, M., Tedersoo, L., Szava-Kovats, R., Rosendahl, S., Rillig, M. C., Lekberg, Y., Kreft, H., Helgason, T., Eriksson, O., Davison, J., deBello, F., Caruso, T., & Zobel, M.  216(1), 227-238. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.14695.
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Reinhart, K. O., Lekberg, Y., Klironomos, J., & Maherali, H.  (2017).  Does responsiveness to arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi depend on plant invasive status?  Ecology and Evolution  7(16), 6482-6492. doi: 10.1002/ece3.3226.
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Bowker, M. A., Antoninka, A. J., & Durham, R. A.  (2017).  Applying community ecological theory to maximize productivity of cultivated biocrusts.  Ecological Applications  27(6), 1958-1969. doi: 10.1002/eap.1582.
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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.
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Mummey, D. L., & Ramsey, P. W.  (2017).  Can sainfoin improve conditions for establishment of native forbs in crested wheatgrass stands?  Ecological Restoration  35(2), 127-137. doi: 10.3368/er.35.2.127.
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Sawaya, M. A., Ramsey, A. B., & Ramsey, P. W.  (2017).  American black bear thermoregulation at natural and artificial water sources.  Ursus   27(2), 129-135 https://doi.org/10.2192/URSU-D-16-00010.1.
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Shaw, A. N., & Mummey, D. L.  (2017).  Poa secunda local collections and commercial releases: A genotypic evaluation.  PLoS ONE  https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0173221.
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Kuhlman, M., & Burrows, S.  (2017).  Checklist of bees (Apoidea) from a private conservation property in west-central Montana.  Biodiversity Data Journal  5, e11506. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.5.e11506.
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Nasto, M. K., Osborne, B. B., Lekberg, Y., Asner, G. P., Balzotti, C. S., Porder, S., Taylor, P. G., Townsend, A. R., & Cleveland, C. C.   (2017).  Nutrient acquisition, soil phosphorus partitioning and competition among trees in a lowland tropical rain forest.  New Phytologist  214(4), 1506-1517. doi: 10.1111/nph.14494.
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Gibbons, S. M., Lekberg, Y., Mummey, D. L., Sangwan, N., Ramsey, P. W., & Gilbert, J. A.  (2017).  Invasive plants rapidly reshape soil properties in a grassland ecosystem.  mSystems  2:e00178-16 doi: 10.1128/mSystems.00178-16.
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Bennett, J. A., Maherali, H., Reinhart, K. O., Lekberg, Y., Hart, M. M., & Klironomos, J.  (2017).  Plant-soil feedbacks and mycorrhizal type influence temperate forest population dynamics.  Science  355(6321), 181-184. doi: 10.1126/science.aai8212.
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Lekberg, Y., & Waller, L. P.  (2016).  What drives differences in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities among plant species?  Fungal Ecology  24, part B, 135-138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.funeco.2016.05.012.
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Mummey, D. L., Herget, M. E., Hufford, K. M., & Shreading, L.  (2016).  Germination timing and seedling growth of Poa secunda and the invasive grass, Bromus tectorum, in response to temperature: Evaluating biotypes for seedling traits that improve establishment.  Ecological Restoration  34(3), 200-208. doi: 10.1007/s12686-016-0558-3.
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Stetz, J. B., Smith, S., Sawaya, M. A., Ramsey, A. B., Amish, S. J., Schwartz, M. K., & Luikart, G.  (2016).  Discovery of 20,000 RAD-SNP’s and development of a 52-SNP array for monitoring river otters.  Conservation Genetics Resources  8(3), 299-302. doi: 10.1007/s12686-016-0558-3.
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2018 Spring Raptor Telemetry Update

June 22nd, 2018
Research Update

Castle, S. C., Lekberg, Y., Affleck, D., & Cleveland, C. C.   (2016).  Soil abiotic and biotic controls on plant performance during primary succession in a glacial landscape.  Journal of Ecology  1555-1565. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12615.
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McLeod, M. L., Cleveland, C. C., Lekberg, Y., Maron, J. L., Philippot, L., Bru, D., & Callaway, R. M.  (2016).  Exotic invasive plants increase productivity, abundance of ammonia-oxiziding bacteria and nitrogen availability in intermountain grasslands.  Journal of Ecology  104(4), 994-1002. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12584.
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Marshall, A., Waller, L., & Lekberg, Y.  (2016).  Cascading effects of fire retardant on plant-microbe interactions, community composition, and invasion.   Ecological Applications  26(4), 996-1002. https://doi.org/10.1890/16-0001.1.
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McTee, M. R., Mummey, D. L., Ramsey, P. W., & Hinman, N. W.   (2016).  Extreme soil acidity from biodegradable trap and skeet targets increases severity of pollution at shooting ranges.  Science of the Total Environment  539, 546-550. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.08.121..
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Toomer, K. H., Chen, X., Naito, M., Mondo, S. J., den Bakker, H. C., VanKuren, N. W., Lekberg, Y., Morton, J. B., & Pawlowska, T. E  (2015).  Molecular evolution patterns reveal life history features of mycoplasma-related endobacteria associated with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.  Molecular Ecology  24(13), 3485- 3500. doi: 10.1111/mec.13250.
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04-25-18 Field Note

April 25th, 2018
Field Note

Winter Tracking Update

February 19th, 2018
Dispatch

2017 Flora Photo Sampler

January 30th, 2018
Field Note

Fall 2017 UMBEL Migration Summary

January 15th, 2018
Research Report

December 2017 Tracking Update

January 8th, 2018
Field Note

2017 Photo Annual

December 22nd, 2017
Field Note

11-27-17 Phenology Field Note

November 27th, 2017
Field Note

2017 Gray Catbird Overwintering Study Update

October 18th, 2017
Research Update

Miller Creek Bat Survey

October 18th, 2017
Research Update

Representative Soil Profiles

October 17th, 2017
Field Note

Hummingbird Banding

October 17th, 2017
Dispatch

Songbird Migration Banding

October 2nd, 2017
Research Update

Nocturnal Flight Call Monitoring Update

September 28th, 2017
Research Update

2017 Small Mammal Inventory

September 28th, 2017
Field Note

Strawberry Leaf

September 24th, 2017
Dispatch

09-15-17 Field Note

September 15th, 2017
Field Note

05-19-17 Field Note

May 19th, 2017
Field Note

04-19-17 Phenology Field Note

April 18th, 2017
Field Note

04-06-17 Field Note

April 7th, 2017
Field Note

Winter Tracking Update

February 21st, 2017
Field Note

2016 MCC Recap

February 7th, 2017
Dispatch

Deptford Pink

February 7th, 2017
Dispatch

Winter Eagle Trapping Update

February 7th, 2017
Research Update

Pine Drops

February 2nd, 2017
Dispatch

Predator Tracking Update

January 30th, 2017
Field Note

California Poppy

November 29th, 2016
Dispatch

Fall Migration 2016 Acoustic Monitoring Update

November 28th, 2016
Research Update

Ruffed Grouse Drumming Sites

November 16th, 2016
Research Update

Planted Shrub and Tree Report 2016

November 9th, 2016
Research Report

Autumn Gentian

October 31st, 2016
Dispatch

Stahl, P.D., Wick, A.F., Dangi, S., Regula, V., Ingram, L.J. & Mummey, D.L.  (2009).  Ecosystem recovery on reclaimed surface minelands.  Paper presented the at the 26th Annual Meetings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation and 11th Billings Land Reclamation Symposium 2009  3 1350-1372.
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09-19-16 UMBL Update

September 19th, 2016
Field Note

Shaw, A. N. & DeForest, J. L.  (2013).  The cycling of readily available phosphorus in response to elevated phosphate in acidic temperate deciduous forests.  Applied Soil Ecology  63, 88–93.
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Jourdonnais, C.S., & Bedunah, D.T.  (1990).  Prescribed fire and cattle grazing on an elk winter range in Montana.  Wildlife Society Bulletin  18, 232-240.
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Mummey, D.L., Smith, J.L., & Bolton, H.  (1994).  Nitrous oxide flux from a shrub-steppe ecosystem: sources and regulation.  Soil Biology and Biochemistry  26, 279-286.
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Mummey, D.L., Smith, J.L & Bolton Jr., H.  (1997).  Small-scale spatial and temporal variability of N2O flux from a shrub-steppe ecosystem.  Soil Biology and Biochemistry  29, 1699-1706.
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Mummey, D. L., Smith, J. L. & Bluhm, G.  (1998).  Assessment of alternative soil management practices on N 2 O emissions from US agriculture.  Agriculture, ecosystems & environment  70, 79–87.
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Mummey, D. L., Smith, J. L. & Bluhm, G.  (2000).  Estimation of nitrous oxide emissions from U.S. grasslands.  Environmental Management  25, 169–175.
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Mummey, D.L., Stahl, P.D. & Buyer, J.S.  (2002).  Microbial biomarkers as an indicator of ecosystem recovery following surface mine reclamation.  Applied Soil Ecology  21, 251-259.
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Mummey, D. L., Stahl, P. D. & Buyer, J. S.  (2002).  Soil microbiological properties 20 years after surface mine reclamation: spatial analysis of reclaimed and undisturbed sites.  Soil Biology and Biochemistry  34, 1717–1725.
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Rillig, M. C., Ramsey, P. W., Morris, S. & Paul, E. A.  (2003).  Glomalin, an arbuscular-mycorrhizal fungal soil protein, responds to land-use change.  Plant and Soil  253, 293–299.
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Mummey, D. L. & Stahl, P. D.  (2003).  Spatial and temporal variability of bacterial 16S rDNA-based T-RFLP patterns derived from soil of two Wyoming grassland ecosystems.  FEMS Microbiology Ecology  46, 113–120.
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Mummey, D.L., & Stahl, P.D.  (2003).  Candidate division BD: Phylogeny, distribution and abundance in soil ecosystems.  Systematic and Applied Microbiology  26, 228-235.
Published Paper

Mummey, D.L., & Stahl, P.D.  (2003).  Candidate division BD: Phylogeny, distribution and abundance in soil ecosystems.  Systematic and Applied Microbiology  26, 228-235.
Published Paper

Feris, K. P., Ramsey, P.W., Frazar, C., Rillig, M.C., Gannon, J.E. & Holben, W.E.  (2003).  Structure and seasonal dynamics of hyporheic zone microbial communities in free-stone rivers of the western United States.  Microbial Ecology  46, 200–215.
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Feris, K., Ramsey, P., Frazar, C., Moore, J.N., Gannon, J.E. & Holben, W.E.  (2003).  Differences in hyporheic-zone microbial community structure along a heavy-metal contamination gradient.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology  69, 5563–5573.
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Mummey, D. L. & Stahl, P. D.  (2004).  Analysis of soil whole-and inner-microaggregate bacterial communities.  Microbial Ecology  48, 41–50.
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Koide, R. T., Xu, B., Sharda, J., Lekberg, Y. & Ostiguy, N.  (2004).  Evidence of species interactions within an ectomycorrhizal fungal community.  New Phytologist  165, 305–316.
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Harner, M. J., Ramsey, P. W. & Rillig, M. C.  (2004).  Protein accumulation and distribution in floodplain soils and river foam: Protein in floodplain soils and foam.  Ecology Letters  7, 829–836.
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Feris, K. P., Ramsey, P.W., Rillig, M., Moore, J.N., Gannon, J.E. & Holben, W.E.  (2004).  Determining rates of change and evaluating group-level resiliency differences in hyporheic microbial communities in response to fluvial heavy-metal deposition.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology  70, 4756–4765.
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Feris, K. P., Ramsey, P.W., Frazar, C., Rillig, M., Moore, J.N., Gannon, J.E. & Holben, W.E.  (2004).  Seasonal dynamics of shallow-hyporheic-zone microbial community structure along a heavy-metal contamination gradient.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology  70, 2323–2331.
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Campbell, C.L., Mummey, D.L., Schmidtmann, E.T., & Wilson, W.C.  (2004).  Culture-independent analysis of midgut microbiota in the arbovirus vector Culcicoides sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae).  Journal of Medical Entomology  41, 340-348.
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Callaway, R. M., Thelen, G. C., Barth, S., Ramsey, P. W. & Gannon, J. E.  (2004).  Soil fungi alter interactions between the invader Centaurea maculosa and North American natives.  Ecology  85, 1062–1071.
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Rillig, M. C., Lutgen, E. R., Ramsey, P. W., Klironomos, J. N. & Gannon, J. E.  (2005).  Microbiota accompanying different arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal isolates influence soil aggregation.  Pedobiologia  49, 251–259.
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Ramsey, P. W., Rillig, M. C., Feris, K. P., Moore, J. N. & Gannon, J. E.  (2005).  Mine waste contamination limits soil respiration rates: a case study using quantile regression. Soil Biology and Biochemistry.  Soil Biology and Biochemistry  37, 1177–1183.
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Ramsey, P. W., Rillig, M.C., Feris, K.P., Gordon, N.S., Moore, J.N., Holben, W.E. & Gannon, J.E.  (2005).  Relationship between communities and processes; new insights from a field study of a contaminated ecosystem: Contaminated systems; communities, processes.  Ecology Letters  8, 1201–1210.
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Mummey, D. L., Rillig, M. C. & Holben, W. E.  (2005).  Neighboring plant influences on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal community composition as assessed by T-RFLP analysis.  Plant and Soil  271, 83–90.
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Lekberg, Y. & Koide, R. T.  (2005).  Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, rhizobia, available soil P and nodulation of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) in Zimbabwe.  Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment  110, 143–148.
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Lekberg, Y. & Koide, R. T.  (2005).  Is plant performance limited by abundance of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi? A meta-analysis of studies published between 1988 and 2003.  New Phytologist  168, 189–204.
Published Paper

Gundale, M. J., DeLuca, T.H., Fiedler, C.E., Ramsey, P.W., Harrington, M.G. & Gannon, J.E.  (2005).  Restoration treatments in a Montana ponderosa pine forest: Effects on soil physical, chemical and biological properties.  Forest Ecology and Management  213, 25–38.
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Brown, I. I., Mummey, D. & Cooksey, K. E.  (2005).  A novel cyanobacterium exhibiting an elevated tolerance for iron.  FEMS Microbiology Ecology  52, 307–314.
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Rillig, M. C., Mummey, D. L., Ramsey, P. W., Klironomos, J. N. & Gannon, J. E.  (2006).  Phylogeny of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi predicts community composition of symbiosis-associated bacteria: AMF-associated bacterial communities.  FEMS Microbiology Ecology  57, 389–395.
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Rillig, M. C. & Mummey, D. L.  (2006).  Mycorrhizas and soil structure.  New Phytologist  171, 41–53.
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Ramsey, P. W., Rillig, M. C., Feris, K. P., Holben, W. E. & Gannon, J. E.  (2006).  Choice of methods for soil microbial community analysis: PLFA maximizes power compared to CLPP and PCR-based approaches.  Pedobiologia  50, 275–280.
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Mummey, D. L., Rillig, M. C. & Six, J.  (2006).  Endogeic earthworms differentially influence bacterial communities associated with different soil aggregate size fractions.  Soil Biology and Biochemistry  38, 1608–1614.
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Mummey, D. L. & Rillig, M. C.  (2006).  The invasive plant species Centaurea maculosa alters arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities in the field.  Plant and Soil  288, 81–90.
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Mummey, D., Holben, W., Six, J. & Stahl, P.  (2006).  Spatial stratification of soil bacterial populations in aggregates of diverse soils.  Microbial Ecology  51, 404–411.
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Wolfe, B. E., Mummey, D. L., Rillig, M. C. & Klironomos, J. N.  (2007).  Small-scale spatial heterogeneity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal abundance and community composition in a wetland plant community.  Mycorrhiza  17, 175–183.
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Mummey, D. L. & Rillig, M. C.  (2007).  Evaluation of LSU rRNA-gene PCR primers for analysis of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities via terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis.   Journal of Microbiological Methods  70, 200–204.
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Lekberg, Y., Koide, R. T., Rohr, J. R., Aldrich-Wolfe, L. & Morton, J. B.  (2007).  Role of niche restrictions and dispersal in the composition of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities.  Journal of Ecology  95, 95–105.
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Rillig, M. C., Ramsey, P.W., Gannon, J.E., Mummey, D.L., Gadkar, V. & Kapulnik, Y.  (2008).  Suitability of mycorrhiza-defective mutant/wildtype plant pairs (Solanum lycopersicum L. cv Micro-Tom) to address questions in mycorrhizal soil ecology.  Plant and Soil  308, 267–275.
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Piotrowski, J. S., Lekberg, Y., Harner, M. J., Ramsey, P. W. & Rillig, M. C.  (2008).  Dynamics of mycorrhizae during development of riparian forests along an unregulated river.  Ecography  31, 245–253.
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Mummey, D. L. & Rillig, M. C.   (2008).  Spatial characterization of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal molecular diversity at the submetre scale in a temperate grassland: Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal molecular diversity.  FEMS Microbiology Ecology   64, 260–270.
Published Paper

Lekberg, Y., Koide, R. T. & Twomlow, S. J.  (2008).  Effect of agricultural management practices on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal abundance in low-input cropping systems of southern Africa: a case study from Zimbabwe.  Biology and Fertility of Soils  44, 917–923.
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Lekberg, Y., & Koide, R.T.  (2008).  Effect of soil moisture and temperature during fallow on survival of contrasting isolates of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.  Botany  86, 1117-1124.
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Appoloni, S., Lekberg, Y., Tercek, M. T., Zabinski, C. A. & Redecker, D.  (2008).  Molecular Community Analysis of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Roots of Geothermal Soils in Yellowstone National Park (USA).  Microbial Ecology  56, 649–659.
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Mummey, D. L., Antunes, P. M. & Rillig, M. C.  (2009).  Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi pre-inoculant identity determines community composition in roots.  Soil Biology and Biochemistry  41, 1173–1179.
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Gordon, N. S., Valenzuela, A., Adams, S.M., Ramsey, P.W., Pollock, J.L., Holben, W.E. & Gannon, J.E.  (2009).   Pedobacter nyackensis sp. nov., Pedobacter alluvionis sp. nov. and Pedobacter borealis sp. nov., isolated from Montana flood-plain sediment and forest soil.  International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology   59, 1720–1726.
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Harner, M. J., Piotrowski, J. S., Lekberg, Y., Stanford, J. A. & Rillig, M. C.  (2009).  Heterogeneity in mycorrhizal inoculum potential of flood-deposited sediments.  Aquatic Sciences  71, 331–337.
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Feris, K. P., Ramsey, P.W., Gibbons, S.M., Frazar, C., Rillig, M.C., Moore, J.N., Gannon, J.E. & Holben, W.E.  (2009).  Hyporheic microbial community development is a sensitive indicator of metal contamination.  Environmental Science & Technology  43, 6158–6163.
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Bunn, R., Lekberg, Y. & Zabinski, C.  (2009).  Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi ameliorate temperature stress in thermophilic plants.  Ecology  90, 1378–1388.
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Warnock, D. D., Mummey, D.L., McBride, B., Major, J., Lehmann, J. & Rillig, M.C.  (2010).  Influences of non-herbaceous biochar on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal abundances in roots and soils: Results from growth-chamber and field experiments.  Applied Soil Ecology  46, 450–456.
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Stone, K. R., Pilliod, D.S., Dwire, K.A., Rhoades, C.C., Wollrab, S.P. & Young, M.K.  (2010).  Fuel Reduction Management Practices in Riparian Areas of the Western USA.  Environmental Management  46, 91–100.
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Proffitt, K. M., Grigg, J.L., Garrott, R.A., Hamlin, K.I., Cunningham, J., Gude, J.A. & Jourdonnais, C.  (2010).  Changes in Elk Resource Selection and Distributions Associated With a Late-Season Elk Hunt.  Journal of Wildlife Management  74, 210–218.
Published Paper

Mummey, D. L., Clarke, J.T., Cole, C.A., O’Connor, B.G., Gannon, J.E. & Ramsey, P.W.   (2010).  Spatial analysis reveals differences in soil microbial community interactions between adjacent coniferous forest and clearcut ecosystems.  Soil Biology and Biochemistry  42, 1138–1147.
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Lekberg, Y., Hammer, E. C. & Olsson, P. A.   (2010).  Plants as resource islands and storage units - adopting the mycocentric view of arbuscular mycorrhizal networks: Carbon and phosphorus movements within mycorrhizal networks.  FEMS Microbiology Ecology  74, 336–345.
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Harner, M. J., Mummey, D. L., Stanford, J. A. & Rillig, M. C.   (2010).  Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi enhance spotted knapweed growth across a riparian chronosequence.  Biological Invasions  12, 1481–1490.
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Schnoor, T. K., Lekberg, Y., Rosendahl, S. & Olsson, P. A.  (2011).  Mechanical soil disturbance as a determinant of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities in semi-natural grassland.  Mycorrhiza  21, 211–220.
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Lekberg, Y., Meadow, J., Rohr, J. R., Redecker, D. & Zabinski, C. A.  (2011).  Importance of dispersal and thermal environment for mycorrhizal communities: lessons from Yellowstone National Park.  Ecology  92, 1292–1302.
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Koch, A. M., Antunes, P.M., Barto, E.K., Cipollini, D., Mummey, D.L. & Klironomos, J.N.  (2011).  he effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungal and garlic mustard introductions on native AM fungal diversity.  Biological Invasions  13, 1627–1639.
Published Paper

Lekberg, Y., Meadow, J., Rohr, J. R., Redecker, D. & Zabinski, C. A.  (2011).  Importance of dispersal and thermal environment for mycorrhizal communities: lessons from Yellowstone National Park.  Ecology  92, 1292–1302.
Published Paper

2016 Bitterroot Wildlife Internship

September 12th, 2016
Field Note

Koch, A. M., Antunes, P.M., Barto, E.K., Cipollini, D., Mummey, D.L. & Klironomos, J.N.  (2011).  The effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungal and garlic mustard introductions on native AM fungal diversity.  Biological Invasions  13, 1627–1639.
Published Paper

Gibbons, S. M., Feris, K., McGuirl, M.A., Morales, S.E., Hynninen, A., Ramsey, P.W. & Gannon, J.E.  (2011).  Use of Microcalorimetry To Determine the Costs and Benefits to Pseudomonas putida Strain KT2440 of Harboring Cadmium Efflux Genes.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology  77, 108–113.
Published Paper

Ramsey, P. W., Gibbons, S.M., Rice, P., Mummey, D.L., Feris, K.P., Moore, J.N., Rillig, M.C. & Gannon, J.E.  (2012).  Relative strengths of relationships between plant, microbial, and environmental parameters in heavy-metal contaminated floodplain soil.  Pedobiologia  55, 15–23.
Published Paper

Mondo, S. J., Toomer, K. H., Morton, J. B., Lekberg, Y. & Pawlowska, T. E.  (2012).  Evolutionary stability in a 400-million-year-old heritable facultative mutualism: evolution in glomeromycota-glomeribacter symbiosis.  Evolution  66, 2564–2576.
Published Paper

Lekberg, Y., Schnoor, T., Kjoller, R., Gibbons, S.M., Hansen, L.H., Al-Soud, W.A., Sorensen, S.J. & Rosendahl, S.  (2012).  454-sequencing reveals stochastic local reassembly and high disturbance tolerance within arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities: Reassembly of AM fungal communities following disturbance.  Journal of Ecology  100, 151–160.
Published Paper

Lekberg, Y., Roskilly, B., Hendrick, M.F., Zabinski, C.A., Barr, C.M. & Fishman, Lila.  (2012).  Phenotypic and genetic differentiation among yellow monkeyflower populations from thermal and non-thermal soils in Yellowstone National Park.  Oecologia  170, 111–122.
Published Paper

Lekberg, Y., Rosendahl, S., Michelsen, A. & Olsson, P.A.  (2012).  Seasonal carbon allocation to arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi assessed by microscopic examination, stable isotope probing and fatty acid analysis.  Plant and Soil  368, 547-555.
Published Paper

Larkin, B.G., Hunt, L. & Ramsey, P.W.  (2012).  Foliar nutrients shape fungal endophyte communities in western white pine (Pinus monticola) with implications for white-tailed deer herbivory.  Fungal Ecology  5, 252-260.
Published Paper

Gucker, C. L., Zouhar, K., Kapler Smith, J. & Stone, K. R.  (2012).  Characteristics of information available on fire and invasive plants in the eastern United States.  Fire Ecology  8, 57–81.
Published Paper

McTee, M. R. Gibbons, S.M., Feris, K., Gordon, N.S., Gannon, J.E. & Ramsey, P.W.  (2013).  Heavy metal tolerance genes alter cellular thermodynamics in Pseudomonas putida and river Pseudomonas spp. and influence amebal predation.  FEMS Microbiology Letters  doi:10.1111/1574-6968.12226.
Published Paper

Lekberg, Y., Gibbons, S. M., Rosendahl, S. & Ramsey, P. W.  (2013).  Severe plant invasions can increase mycorrhizal fungal abundance and diversity.  The ISME journal  7, 1424–1433.
Published Paper

Gonzalez, G. & Luce, M.M.  (2013).  Woody debris characterization along an elevation gradient in northeastern Puerto Rico.  Ecological Bulletins  54, 181-193.
Published Paper

Veresoglou, S. D., Powell, J. R., Davison, J., Lekberg, Y. & Rillig, M. C.  (2014).  The Leinster and Cobbold indices improve inferences about microbial diversity.  Fungal Ecology  11, 1–7.
Published Paper

Nasto, M. K., Alvarez-Clare, S., Lekberg, Y., Syllivan, B.W., Townsend, A.R. & Cleveland, C.C.  (2014).  Interactions among nitrogen fixation and soil phosphorus acquisition strategies in lowland tropical rain forests.  Ecology Letters  17, 1282–1289.
Published Paper

Madsen, M.D., Davies, K.W., Mummey, D.L. & Svejcar, T.J.   (2014).   Improving restoration of exotic annual grass-invaded rangelands through activated carbon seed enhancement technologies.  Rangeland Ecology and Management  67, 61-67.
Published Paper

Lekberg, Y., Rosendahl, S. & Olsson, P. A.  (2014).  The fungal perspective of arbuscular mycorrhizal colonization in ‘nonmycorrhizal’plants.  New Phytologist  205, 1399-1403.
Published Paper

Lekberg, Y. & Koide, R. T.  (2014).  Integrating physiological, community, and evolutionary perspectives on the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis.  Botany  92, 241–251.
Published Paper

Lekberg, Y., Gibbons, S. M. & Rosendahl, S.  (2014).  Will different OTU delineation methods change interpretation of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal community patterns?  New Phytologist   202, 1101–1104.
Published Paper

Bunn, R. A., Lekberg, Y., Gallagher, C., Rosendahl, S. & Ramsey, P. W. (2014)  (2014).  Grassland invaders and their mycorrhizal symbionts: a study across climate and invasion gradients.  Ecology and Evolution   4, 794–805.
Published Paper

Herget, M. E., Hufford, K. M., Mummey, D. L., Mealor, B. A. & Shreading, L. N.  (2015).  Effects of competition with Bromus tectorum on early establishment of Poa secunda accessions: can seed source impact restoration success?  Restoration Ecology  doi:10.1111/rec.12177.
Published Paper

Herget, M.E., Hufford, K.M., Mummey, D.L., Shreading, L.N.  (2015).  Consequences of seed origin and biological invasion for early establishment in restoration of a north american grass species.  PLOS One 10 (3)  e0119889 doi:10.1371.
Published Paper

Hart, M.M., Aleklett, K., Chagnon, P., Egan C., Ghignone, S., Helgason, T., Lekberg, Y., Opik, M., Pickles, B.J. & Waller, L.   (2015).  Navigating the labyrinth: a guide to sequence-based, community ecology of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.  New Phytologist  doi:10.1111/nph.13340.
Published Paper

Bullington, L. S., and Larkin, B. G.  (2015).  Using direct amplification and next-generation sequencing technology to explore foliar endophyte communities in experimentally inoculated western white pines.  Fungal Ecology   17:170–178..
Published Paper

Bunn RA, Ramsey PW, Lekberg Y.   (2015).  Do native and invasive plants differ in their interactions with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi? A meta-analysis.  Journal of Ecology  doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12456.
Published Paper

09-08-16 UMBEL Update

September 8th, 2016
Field Note

BIRD BANDING: SURVIVAL and PRODUCTIVITY OF SONGBIRDS 2016

September 1st, 2016
Research Report

Twinflower

August 23rd, 2016
Dispatch

Mummey, D.L., Smith, J.L & Bolton Jr., H.  (1997).  Small-scale spatial and temporal variability of N2O flux from a shrub-steppe ecosystem.  Soil Biology and Biochemistry  29, 1699-1706.
Published Paper

UMBEL Banding Field Note

July 28th, 2016
Field Note

Pipsissewa

July 26th, 2016
Dispatch

Mummey, D.L., Smith, J.L., & Bolton, H.  (1994).  Nitrous oxide flux from a shrub-steppe ecosystem: sources and regulation.  Soil Biology and Biochemistry  26, 279-286.
Published Paper

Jourdonnais, C.S., & Bedunah, D.T.  (1990).  Prescribed fire and cattle grazing on an elk winter range in Montana.  Wildlife Society Bulletin  18, 232-240.
Published Paper

UMBEL Songbird Banding Update

July 8th, 2016
Research Update

05-25-16 Raptor Research Update

May 25th, 2016
Research Update

05-12-16 Butterfly Field Note

May 13th, 2016
Field Note

Intermediate Wheatgrass Diversification

May 11th, 2016
Research Report

Spring 2016 Marmot Trapping

May 10th, 2016
Field Note

05-05-16 Raptor Research Update

May 5th, 2016
Research Update

04-25-16 Raptor Update

April 25th, 2016
Research Update

Silky Lupine

April 20th, 2016
Dispatch

04-20-16 Phenology Field Note

April 20th, 2016
Field Note

04-09-16 Raptor View Research Update

April 10th, 2016
Research Update

04-07-16 Raptor Research Update

April 7th, 2016
Research Update

Winter Tracking

February 29th, 2016
Dispatch

Camas

February 24th, 2016
Dispatch

Bud Burst

February 21st, 2016
Dispatch

Orange Agoseris

February 18th, 2016
Dispatch

2016 Winter Eagle Trapping

February 10th, 2016
Research Update

MOLT FOCUS REPORT 2015

January 29th, 2016
Research Report

Wild Ginger

January 22nd, 2016
Dispatch

Honeysuckle

January 14th, 2016
Dispatch

2015 Fall Restoration Update

December 28th, 2015
Research Update

Evening Primrose

December 28th, 2015
Dispatch

American Kestrel Research Summary

December 2nd, 2015
Research Report

11-24-15 Phenology Field Note

November 24th, 2015
Field Note

11-02-15 Bird Field Note

November 2nd, 2015
Field Note

Pixie Cup

October 26th, 2015
Dispatch

10-26-15 Bird Field Note

October 26th, 2015
Field Note

10-20-15 Bird Field Note

October 20th, 2015
Field Note

10-19-15 Butterfly Field Note

October 19th, 2015
Field Note

10-18-15 Bird Field Note

October 18th, 2015
Field Note

10-15-15 Phenology Field Note

October 15th, 2015
Field Note

10-14-15 Field Note

October 14th, 2015
Field Note

10-06-15 Bird Field Note

October 6th, 2015
Field Note

09-29-15 Bird Field Note

September 29th, 2015
Field Note

09-23-15 Bird Field Note

September 23rd, 2015
Field Note

09-16-15 Bird Field Note

September 16th, 2015
Field Note

09-08-15 Field Note

September 9th, 2015
Field Note

09-07-15 Butterfly Field Note

September 7th, 2015
Field Note

09-02-15 Bird Field Note

September 2nd, 2015
Field Note

Knapweed Experiment Update

September 1st, 2015
Dispatch

Knapweed Competitiveness and Soil Moisture

September 1st, 2015
Research Update

Bitterroot Wildlife Internship Recap

August 31st, 2015
Field Note

08-28-15 Phenology Field Note

August 28th, 2015
Field Note

08-24-15 Field Note

August 24th, 2015
Field Note

Owl Clover

August 21st, 2015
Dispatch

08-21-15 Bird Field Note

August 21st, 2015
Field Note

08-18-15 Field Note

August 19th, 2015
Field Note

08-14-15 Bird Field Note

August 14th, 2015
Field Note

Gentian

August 13th, 2015
Dispatch

08-13-15 Butterfly Field Note

August 13th, 2015
Field Note

08-05-15 Bird Field Note

August 5th, 2015
Field Note

08-03-15 Field Note

August 3rd, 2015
Field Note

07-31-15 Phenology Field Note

July 31st, 2015
Field Note

07-28-15 Bird Field Note

July 28th, 2015
Field Note

07-24-15 Bird Field Note

July 25th, 2015
Field Note

Mitella

July 24th, 2015
Dispatch

2015 Fourth of July Butterfly Count

July 23rd, 2015
Dispatch

07-17-15 Bird Field Note

July 17th, 2015
Field Note

07-13-15 Bird Field Note

July 13th, 2015
Field Note

07-06-15 Phenology Field Note

July 6th, 2015
Field Note

07-03-15 Field Note

July 3rd, 2015
Field Note

06-30-15 Butterfly Field Note

June 30th, 2015
Field Note

06-29-15 Bird Field Note

June 29th, 2015
Field Note

06-23-15 Bird Field Note

June 23rd, 2015
Field Note

06-16-15 Bird Field Note

June 16th, 2015
Field Note

06-12-15 Field Note

June 12th, 2015
Field Note

06-04-15 Bird Field note

June 4th, 2015
Field Note

05-29-15 Butterfly Field Note

May 29th, 2015
Field Note

05-28-15 Bird Field Note

May 28th, 2015
Field Note

05-21-15 Bird Field Note

May 21st, 2015
Field Note

05-19-15 Biocrust, Lichen, and Moss Field Note

May 19th, 2015
Field Note

05-17-15 Phenology Field Note

May 17th, 2015
Field Note

Allium

May 15th, 2015
Dispatch

05-15-15 Butterfly Field Note

May 15th, 2015
Field Note

05-14-15 Bird Field Note

May 14th, 2015
Field Note

05-05-15 Bird Field Note

May 5th, 2015
Field Note

05-01-15 Phenology Field Note

May 1st, 2015
Field Note

04-29-15 Bird Field Note

April 29th, 2015
Field Note

Glacier Lily

April 28th, 2015
Dispatch

04-28-15 Field Note

April 28th, 2015
Field Note

04-21-15 Bird Field Note

April 21st, 2015
Field Note

04-14-15 Bird Field Note

April 14th, 2015
Field Note

Yellowbell

April 10th, 2015
Dispatch

04-08-15 Field Note

April 8th, 2015
Field Note

04-06-15 RVRI Research Update

April 6th, 2015
Research Update

Unusual Bee Observation

April 2nd, 2015
Dispatch

04-01-15 Phenology Field Note

April 1st, 2015
Field Note

03-26-15 Bird Field Note

March 26th, 2015
Field Note

Hawthorne

March 23rd, 2015
Dispatch

03-23-15 Field Note

March 23rd, 2015
Field Note

03-18-15 Bird Field Note

March 18th, 2015
Field Note

Sagebrush Areas Restoration Update

March 18th, 2015
Research Update

03-17-15 Phenology Field Note

March 17th, 2015
Field Note

Satellite Telemetry Update

March 11th, 2015
Research Update

03-11-15 Field Note

March 11th, 2015
Field Note

On Lichens

March 9th, 2015
Dispatch

Viola

March 4th, 2015
Dispatch

02-26-15 Field Note

February 26th, 2015
Field Note

02-25-15 Field Note

February 25th, 2015
Field Note

Arnica and Blue

February 24th, 2015
Dispatch

02-23-15 Field Note

February 23rd, 2015
Field Note

02-18-15 Phenology Field Note

February 18th, 2015
Field Note

02-13-15 Owl Field Note

February 13th, 2015
Field Note

02-12-15 Field Note

February 12th, 2015
Field Note

02-09-15 Field Note

February 8th, 2015
Field Note

02-06-15 Eagle Field Note

February 5th, 2015
Field Note

Ungulate First Friday

February 3rd, 2015
Dispatch

December 2014 Moss and Biocrust Project Update

February 2nd, 2015
Research Update

Golden Eagle Recapture

January 29th, 2015
Dispatch

Starthistle Bee Update

January 29th, 2015
Research Update

01-28-15 RVRI Update

January 27th, 2015
Field Note

01-27-15 Bird Field Note

January 26th, 2015
Field Note

Rubus idaeus

January 25th, 2015
Dispatch

2014 Bee Monitoring Update

January 25th, 2015
Research Update

MPG Raptor Banding and Fall Migration Summary Report 2014

January 22nd, 2015
Research Report

Exotic and Native Forbs: Plant Productivity, Soil Respiration, and Soil Nitrogen

January 18th, 2015
Research Report

01-12-15 Bird Field Note

January 12th, 2015
Field Note

01-09-15 Field Note

January 9th, 2015
Field Note

Aspen Fleabane

January 8th, 2015
Dispatch

Pasqueflower

December 30th, 2014
Dispatch

Intraspecific Competition Experiment: Initial Soil Moisture and Nutrient Data

December 12th, 2014
Research Update

12-08-14 Field Note

December 11th, 2014
Field Note

Avian Science Center 2014 Annual Report

November 25th, 2014
Research Report

11-24-14 Phenology Field Note

November 24th, 2014
Field Note

Woodland Star

November 21st, 2014
Dispatch

Redstem Filaree

November 20th, 2014
Dispatch

11-13-14 Seeding Update

November 13th, 2014
Research Update

Cutworm Population Monitoring Update

November 13th, 2014
Research Update

11-13-14 Field Note

November 13th, 2014
Field Note

Coreopsis

November 12th, 2014
Dispatch

11-04-14 Field Note

November 4th, 2014
Field Note

Youth Elk Hunt

November 3rd, 2014
Dispatch

11-03-14 Bird Field Note

November 3rd, 2014
Field Note

10-28-14 Bird Field Note

October 28th, 2014
Field Note

10-24-14 Field Note

October 24th, 2014
Field Note

10-22-14 Bird Field Note

October 22nd, 2014
Field Note

First Light

October 14th, 2014
Dispatch

10-14-14 Bird Field Note

October 14th, 2014
Field Note

10-10-14 Butterfly Field Note

October 10th, 2014
Field Note

10-07-14 Bird Field Note

October 7th, 2014
Field Note

Johnny Jump Up

October 3rd, 2014
Dispatch

10-03-14 Phenology Field Note

October 3rd, 2014
Field Note

10-02-14 Bird Field Note

October 2nd, 2014
Field Note

09-23-14 Bird and Bat Field Note

September 23rd, 2014
Field Note

Army Cutworm Population Monitoring

September 18th, 2014
Research Update

09-18-14 Field Note

September 18th, 2014
Field Note

09-16-14 Bird Field Note

September 16th, 2014
Field Note

09-15-14 Butterfly Field Note

September 15th, 2014
Field Note

Thrum of Thunder

September 12th, 2014
Dispatch

09-12-14 Bitterroot Wildlife Internship Field Note

September 12th, 2014
Field Note

09-08-14 Bird Field Note

September 8th, 2014
Field Note

09-05-14 Phenology Field Note

September 5th, 2014
Field Note

09-05-14 Bird Field Note

September 5th, 2014
Field Note

Dry-Land Tracking

September 5th, 2014
Dispatch

Late Spring Seeding Evaluation Update

September 2nd, 2014
Research Update

08-25-14 Field Note

August 25th, 2014
Field Note

08-19-14 Bird Field Note

August 19th, 2014
Field Note

08-14-14 Field Note

August 14th, 2014
Field Note

08-13-14 Bird Field Note

August 13th, 2014
Field Note

08-12-14 Butterfly Field Note

August 12th, 2014
Field Note

08-06-14 Phenology Note

August 6th, 2014
Field Note

08-05-14 Bat Field Note

August 5th, 2014
Field Note

07-31-14 Bird Field Note

July 31st, 2014
Field Note

07-29-14 Field Note

July 29th, 2014
Field Note

07-28-14 Bird Field Note

July 28th, 2014
Field Note

Late Spring Planting Feasibility

July 22nd, 2014
Research Update

07-18-14 Field Note

July 18th, 2014
Field Note

07-16-14 Bird Field Note

July 16th, 2014
Field Note

07-14-14 Field Note

July 14th, 2014
Field Note

Assessing Plant Root Viability: Method Comparison and Development

July 10th, 2014
Research Update

Intraspecific Variation in Restoration Species

July 10th, 2014
Research Update

07-08-14 Phenology Field Note

July 8th, 2014
Field Note

07-05-14 Bird Field Note

July 5th, 2014
Field Note

07-01-14 Field Note

July 1st, 2014
Field Note

06-30-14 Bird Field Note

June 30th, 2014
Field Note

06-24-14 Bird Field Note

June 24th, 2014
Field Note

06-19-14 Bird Field Note

June 19th, 2014
Field Note

06-18-14 Phenology Field Note

June 18th, 2014
Field Note

06-11-14 Bird Field Note

June 11th, 2014
Field Note

06-03-14 Bird Field Note

June 3rd, 2014
Field Note

05-20-14 Field Note

May 21st, 2014
Field Note

05-13-14 Bird Field Note

May 13th, 2014
Field Note

Moss and Biocrust Project Update

May 12th, 2014
Research Update

Seedling Functional Traits to Inform Plant Material Selection

May 8th, 2014
Research Report

05-06-14 Bird Field Note

May 6th, 2014
Field Note

05-02-14 Bird Field Note

May 2nd, 2014
Field Note

05-1-14 Diversity and Shrub Islands

May 1st, 2014
Field Note

04-25-14 Phenology Field Note

April 25th, 2014
Field Note

04-22-14 Bird Field Note

April 22nd, 2014
Field Note

Orchidaceae

April 18th, 2014
Dispatch

04-18-14 Field Note

April 18th, 2014
Field Note

Track Osprey on the Move!

April 15th, 2014
Dispatch

04-15-14 Field Note: Early Flowers

April 15th, 2014
Field Note

04-14-14 Owl Field Note

April 14th, 2014
Field Note

04-12-14 Botany Field Note

April 12th, 2014
Field Note

Still

April 11th, 2014
Dispatch

04-11-14 Bird Field Note

April 11th, 2014
Field Note

04-04-14 Phenology Field Note

April 9th, 2014
Field Note

04-04-14 Field Note

April 4th, 2014
Field Note

04-03-14 Bird Field Note

April 3rd, 2014
Field Note

03-31-14 Field Note

March 31st, 2014
Field Note

03-21-14 Field Note

March 28th, 2014
Field Note

03-17-14 Field Note

March 17th, 2014
Field Note

Raptor View Research 2013 Report

March 13th, 2014
Research Report

Runoff discharge and sediment load

March 13th, 2014
Research Report

Trillium

March 7th, 2014
Dispatch

03-05-14 Field Note

March 5th, 2014
Field Note

03-03-14 Elk Field Note

March 3rd, 2014
Field Note

02-26-14 Field Note

February 28th, 2014
Field Note

Elk Capture at MPG Ranch

February 26th, 2014
Dispatch

02-24-14 Bird Field Note

February 24th, 2014
Field Note

02-17-14 Bird Field Note

February 17th, 2014
Field Note

02-13-14 Field Note

February 13th, 2014
Field Note

02-12-14 Raptor Field Note

February 12th, 2014
Field Note

02-11-14 Phenology Report

February 11th, 2014
Field Note

02-10-14 Bird Field Note

February 10th, 2014
Field Note