Graduate Student Information
Billie Kerans has been with Montana State
University since 1996. Her teaching focus has been in basic
stream invertebrate ecology and community ecology. Her research
has focused mainly on the ecology of invasive species in the form of
disease from the invertebrate perspective, and the effects of the New
Mud snail on the invertebrate community.
State University ~ Bozeman is located within the Greater
Ecosystem. The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem represents a
complex and interesting array of landscapes and organisms while
a western way of life. Consequently, this area provides a wealth of
opportunities. The ecology of the parasite Myxobolus cerebralis
and New Zealand Mud snails are topics of concern for Dr. Kerans and her
fellow collaborators within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Dr. Kerans has been involved with a wide variety of
projects ranging from taxonomic detail in caddisflies, interactions
between stonesflies and mayflies, the development of bioassessment
in stream sampling, parasite ecology of M. cerebralis and
species ecology of New Zealand mud snails.
Dr. Billie L. Kerans
Montana State University;
310 Lewis Hall;
Bozeman, MT 59717
Phone : 406-994-3725 Fax: 406-994-3190
Last Updated: June 2010
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Dan Gustafson, Chelsea
Cada, Leah Elwell, Silvia Murcia, Todd Koel