Students selected for the statewide IoE Undergraduate Summer Research Experience program conduct research in the fields of ecology, evolution, ecosystem sciences, and conservation biology. Nine students from MSU were selected to receive support from this program in 2018.

Keep up to date with our 2018 undergraduate students on the IoE blog!

Transplanted piñon pine IoE undergraduate research student in Quito, EcuadorPotential research siteFrozen soil sample extractionsIoE undergraduate research student checks trap-nests

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Zane Ashford                          
Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Plant soil feedbacks and effects of monocultures on soil quality in the Bitterroot Valley

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Joshua Botti-Anderson
Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Diversity and abundance of bees and wasps using trap nests in urban environments in Bozeman, MT

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Lyman Dudley           
Earth Sciences                     

Interactions between topography, climate, and stress in American pikas across Southwestern Montana

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Aimee Heffernan
Ecology

Assessing the relationship between stress and climate change across Southwestern Montana in the American pika

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Kristin Katchmar
Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Assessing the sustainability of the local food system in Yunguilla, Ecuador

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Ticha Padgett-Stewart
Microbiology & Immunology

Correlating ectoparasite and endoparasite abundance with Hendra virus infection

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Stacey Robbins
Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Evaluating patterns of plant and mycorrhiza along the treeline

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Austin Simonpietri
Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Piñon pine volatile chemical defenses against bark beetles under drought

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Natalie Sturm
Land Resources & Environmental Sciences

Sheep grazing in the Zouiate Ahansal community of the High Atlas mountains in Morocco

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Map illustrating 2018 IoE undergrad summer research students

Map illustrating where 2018 IoE undergraduate students conducted research