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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.

Davenport, Jon M., Blake R. Hossack, Winsor H. Lowe. 2014. Partitioning the non-consumptive effects of predators on prey with complex life histories. Oecologia. 176:149–155. DOI 10.1007/s00442-014-2996-5

Ron Pierce, Craig Podner, Laurie Marczak & Leslie Jones (2014) Instream Habitat Restoration and Stream Temperature Reduction in a Whirling Disease-Positive Spring Creek in the Blackfoot River Basin, Montana, Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 143:5, 1188-1198

van Manen FT, Haroldson MA, West K, Soileau SC, editors. 2014. Yellowstone grizzly bear investigations: annual report of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team, 2013. Bozeman (MT): U.S. Geological Survey.

Benavides, J. A., Cross, P. C., Luikart, G. and Creel, S. (2014), Limitations to estimating bacterial cross-species transmission using genetic and genomic markers: inferences from simulation modeling. Evolutionary Applications. doi: 10.1111/eva.12173

Graves, Tabitha , Richard B. Chandler, J. Andrew Royle, Paul Beier, Katherine C. Kendall. Estimating landscape resistance to dispersal. Landscape ecology. 2014. (DOI) 10.1007/s10980-014-0056-5.

Sepulveda, A. J., Rutz, D. S., Dupuis, A. W., Shields, P. A. and Dunker, K. J. (2014), Introduced northern pike consumption of salmonids in Southcentral Alaska. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. doi: 10.1111/eff.12164

Gunther, K., R. Shoemaker, K. Frey, M. A. Haroldson, S. L. Cain, F. T. van Manen, and J. K. Fortin. 2014. Dietary breadth of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Ursus. 25(1):60–72.

Prato et al. 2014. “Simulating Future Residential Property Losses from Wildfire in Flathead County, Montana.” In: Justin A. Daniels, editor. Advances in Environmental Research. New York (NY): Nova Science Publishers. Vol 33, p 1-40.