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MSU students present research in Vienna

August 29, 2011 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN -- A recent Montana State University graduate has just learned that she received an Outstanding Student Poster Award for work she presented in the spring at the European Geophysical Union meeting in Vienna, Austria.

Kendra Kaiser of Wilson, N.C., will receive a certificate at the next EGU meeting for her presentation on the ecohydrology of mountain pine beetle infestation in the Little Belt Mountains of Montana. Kaiser majored in both environmental biology and soil/water science before graduating in May from MSU's Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences.

Kaiser was one of three MSU undergraduates who presented their research in Austria. The others, who also graduated in May, were Anna Bergstrom of Rockford, Ill., and Alexey Kalinin of Lugovaya, Russia. Bergstrom majored in land resources analysis and management. Kalinin majored in both environmental science and economics.

Kaiser and Bergstrom are now working as research associates in MSU's watershed hydrology and biogeosciences lab and exploring graduate school options. Kalinin is now a graduate student in water resource economics at Oregon State. He is working on a National Science Foundation-sponsored project focused on water sustainability and climate.

Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or