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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.

Costello, C. M., F. T. van Manen, M. A. Haroldson, M. R. Ebinger, S. Cain, K. Gunther, and D. D. Bjornlie. 2014. Influence of whitebark pine decline on fall habitat use and movements of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Ecology and Evolution DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1082.

Mafalda, Viana, Rebecca Mancy, Roman Biek, Sarah Cleaveland, Paul C. Cross, James O. Lloyd-Smith, and Daniel T. Haydon. 2014. Assembling evidence for identifying reservoirs of infection. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 1806. DOI:10.1016/j.tree.2014.03.002

Schwartz, C. C., Teisberg, J. E., Fortin, J. K., Haroldson, M. A., Servheen, C., Robbins, C. T. and van Manen, F. T. (2014), Use of isotopic sulfur to determine whitebark pine consumption by Yellowstone bears: A reassessment. Wildlife Society Bulletin. doi: 10.1002/wsb.426

Kamath, Pauline L., Wendy C. Turner, Martina Küsters, and Wayne M. Getz. 2014. Parasite-mediated selection drives an immunogenetic trade-off in plains zebras (Equus quagga). Proc. R. Soc. B. vol. 281 no. 1783 doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.0077

Abbey-Lambertz, M., A. Ray, M. Layhee, C. Densmore, A. Sepulveda, J. Gross and B. Watten. 2014. Suppressing bullfrog larvae with carbon dioxide. Journal of Herpetology 48(1): 59-66.

Diehl, R. H., J. E. Bates, D. E. Willard, and T. P. Gnoske. 2014. The hazards of nocturnal migration over Lake Michigan: a case study. Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 126:19-29.

van Manen, F. T., Ebinger, M. R., Haroldson, M. A., Harris, R. B., Higgs, M. D., Cherry, S., White, G. C. and Schwartz, C. C. (2014), Re-evaluation of Yellowstone grizzly bear population dynamics not supported by empirical data: response to Doak & Cutler. Conservation Letters. doi: 10.1111/conl.12095