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We hope you will enjoy learning about the exciting ecosystems and species we are studying throughout the United States. Our scientists work within the Rocky Mountain regions of Montana, Wyoming, and northern Idaho, which include the diverse Greater Yellowstone and Northern Continental Divide ecosystems. We also study a variety of topics throughout the U.S. Browse our feature articles or dive right into the science by reading about ongoing research projects or publications our scientists have produced. You can also scroll down to see our research by topic.


Science Picks

Featuring NOROCK's recently published research. By accessing these links you are leaving a U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) site. References to non-DOI entities does not constitute an endorsement by the DOI.

Gorsich, E, PC Cross, R Bengis, VO Ezenwa, A Jolles. Online. Context-dependent survival, fecundity, and predicted population-level consequences of brucellosis in African buffalo. Journal of Animal Ecology. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12356

Preston, Todd M. 2015. Presence and abundance of non-native plant species associated with recent energy development in the Williston Basin. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. doi:10.1007/s10661-015-4408-7

Camp, V.E., Pierce, K.L., and Morgan, L..A., 2015, Yellowstone plume trigger for Basin and Range extension, and coeval emplacement of the Nevada-Columbia Basin magmatic belt: Geosphere, v.11, no. 2. doi:10.1130/GES01051.1

Munson , Seth M., Robert H. Webb, David C. Housman, Kari E. Veblen, Kenneth E. Nussear, Erik A. Beever, Kristine B. Hartney, Maria N. Miriti, Susan L. Phillips, Robert E. Fulton and Nita G. Tallent. 2015. Long-term plant responses to climate are moderated by biophysical attributes in a North American desert. Journal of Ecology. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12381

Clark, Adam M., Joel T. Harper, and Daniel B. Fagre. 2015. Glacier-Derived August Runoff in Northwest Montana. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 47(1):1-16.

K. M. Irvine, 2015, Review of the Book Handbook of Spatial Point-Pattern Analysis in Ecology, by Thorsten, Wiegand, and Kirk A. Moloney, Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Science.