Degrees HeldSimone holding purple flower with bee

B.S., Environmental Science, Rocky Mountain College, 2014

M.S., Biological Sciences, Montana State University, 2018

Degree Sought

Ph.D., Ecology & Environmental Sciences, Montana State University


Dr. Diane Debinski

Current Research

My research focuses on monitoring and examining populations of Parnassius clodius, a high-altitude butterfly in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. In addition, I seek to understand how increasing temperatures and decreasing snowpack may impact host plant and nectar sources for Parnassius. Further, I hope to uncover potential plant community butterfly interactions among these meadows that Parnassius clodius frequents and potentially utilizes.