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Welcome

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.

Olexa, E.M., Soileau, S.C., and Allen, L.A., 2014, Observations of elk movement patterns on Fossil Butte National Monument: WLCI Fact Sheet 6, 2 p.

McCaffery, Rebecca M. , Rita Reisor, Kathryn Irvine, Jessi Brunson. 2014. Demographic monitoring and population viability analysis of two rare beardtongues from the Uinta Basin. Western North American Naturalist 74(3) 257–274

Angela Brennan, Paul C. Cross, Megan D. Higgs, W. Henry Edwards, Brandon M. Scurlock, and Scott Creel 2014. A multi-scale assessment of animal aggregation patterns to understand increasing pathogen seroprevalence. Ecosphere 5:art138.

Manlove, Kezia R., E. Frances Cassirer, Paul C. Cross, Raina K. Plowright, and Peter J. Hudson. 2014. Costs and benefits of group living with disease: a case study of pneumonia in bighorn lambs (Ovis canadensis). Proc. R. Soc. B. 2014 281 1797 20142331; doi:10.1098/rspb.2014.2331 (published 5 November 2014) 1471-2954

Sepulveda, A.J., M. Layhee, D. Stagliano, J. Chaffin, A. Begley, and B. Maxell. 2014. Invasion of American bullfrogs along the Yellowstone River. Aquatic Invasions.

Paul. M. Cryan et al. 2014. Behavior of bats at wind turbines. PNAS. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1406672111

Rodhouse, Thomas J., Kathryn M. Irvine, Roger L. Sheley, Brenda S. Smith, Shirley Hoh, Daniel M. Esposito, and Ricardo Mata-Gonzalez 2014. Predicting foundation bunchgrass species abundances: model-assisted decision-making in protected-area sagebrush steppe. Ecosphere 5:art108

Pierce, K.L., Chesley-Preston, T.L., and Sojda, R.L., 2014, Surficial geologic map of the Red Rock Lakes area, southwest Montana: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1157, 22 p., scale 1:24,000.