Montana State University professor and polar ecologist John Priscu, center, inspects samples from subglacial Antarctica in his lab in Bozeman, Mont., with graduate students Trista Vick-Majors, left, and Alex Michaud. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham
MSU scientist plays key role in publishing extensive research on climate-driven Antarctic changes
October 19, 2016
John Priscu, a professor in the MSU Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, composed an editorial and co-authored three papers in a special section devoted to the subject in the October issue of BioScience. Read more...
MSU Extension offers information on selecting fertilizer nitrogen rates
October 14, 2016
Selecting nitrogen fertilizer rates for next year's crop depends in part on this year's rain and harvest. Read more...
Soil Scientist Participates in Mars Simulation
MSU alumna spends year in solar-powered dome as part of simulated Mars mission
October 5, 2016
Carmel Johnston, of Whitefish, served as commander of the mission, which included five other researchers. Johnston earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from MSU’s Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences. Read more...
John Priscu
MSU researchers receive $1 million grant to probe unexplored Antarctic lake
October 3, 2016
The three-year project, called Subglacial Antarctic Lakes Scientific Access (SALSA), could significantly advance understanding of Antarctica's sub-ice ecosystems. Read more...
Montana Noxious Weed Education Campaign
Registration for Montana realtor noxious weed online training course opens Oct. 3
September 29, 2016
The course is designed to provide Montana realtors with research-based integrated weed management tools and to promote weed resources that are available to their potential clients. Read more...
Michael Coryell Receives NIH Fellowship
MSU graduate student wins prestigious National Institutes of Health award
September 12, 2016
MSU graduate student Michael Coryell has received an award from the National Institutes of Health that will provide him with research training and funds to support his work on how microbiomes in the human gut protect against arsenic toxicity. Read more...
Bob Peterson.
MSU professor named vice president-elect of the Entomological Society of America
September 8, 2016
Bob Peterson, professor of entomology in the MSU Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences in the College of Agriculture, was recently named vice president-elect of the Entomological Society of America. Read more...
MSU to participate in Adopt a Trailhead Montana
August 26, 2016
MSU is calling for volunteers to participate in the Adopt a Trailhead Montana program weed pull on Saturday, Aug. 27. Read more...
MSU Students Selected for BLM Student Congress
MSU students selected to provide land management policy recommendations to federal agencies
August 17, 2016
Two MSU students will participate in the BLM Student Congress on Public Land Policy for Land Management. As members of the congress, they will meet with federal land managers, policymakers and scientists to discuss public land policy. Read more...
Heidi Smith
MSU doctoral student publishes research on microbial biofilms and carbon cycling on glacial surfaces
June 13, 2016
Heidi Smith recently completed her dissertation focusing on microbial biodiversity and carbon cycling in glacial melt fed ecosystems. A recent publication highlights how bacteria may play a larger role in the melting of glaciers than previously suspected. Read more...

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