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We hope you will enjoy learning about the exciting ecosystems and species we are studying throughout the United States. Our scientists work within the Rocky Mountain regions of Montana, Wyoming, and northern Idaho, which include the diverse Greater Yellowstone and Northern Continental Divide ecosystems. We also study a variety of topics throughout the U.S. Browse our feature articles or dive right into the science by reading about ongoing research projects or publications our scientists have produced. You can also scroll down to see our research by topic.

Science Picks

Featuring NOROCK's recently published research. By accessing these links you are leaving a U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) site. References to non-DOI entities does not constitute an endorsement by the DOI.

Hand, B. K., Muhlfeld, C. C., Wade, A. A., Kovach, R. P., Whited, D. C., Narum, S. R., Matala, A. P., Ackerman, M. W., Garner, B. A., Kimball, J. S., Stanford, J. A. and Luikart, G. (2016), Climate variables explain neutral and adaptive variation within salmonid metapopulations: the importance of replication in landscape genetics. Mol Ecol, 25: 689–705. doi:10.1111/mec.13517

Grant E.H.C. et al. 2016. Salamander chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans) in the United States—Developing research, monitoring, and management strategies. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1233, 16 p.,

Wilcox, Taylor M., Kevin S. McKelvey, Michael K. Young, Adam J. Sepulveda, Bradley B. Shepard, Stephen F. Jane, Andrew R.Whiteley,Winsor H. Lowe, and Michael K. Schwartz. 2016. Understanding environmental DNA detection probabilities: A case study using a stream-dwelling char Salvelinus fontinalis. Biological Conservation 194: 209–216. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2015.12.023

Kendall, K. C., Macleod, A. C., Boyd, K. L., Boulanger, J., Royle, J. A., Kasworm, W. F., Paetkau, D., Proctor, M. F., Annis, K. and Graves, T. A. (2015), Density, distribution, and genetic structure of grizzly bears in the Cabinet-Yaak Ecosystem. The Journal of Wildlife Management. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.1019

Sepulveda AJ, Tercek MT, Al-Chokhachy R, Ray AM, Thoma DP, Hossack BR, et al. (2015) The shifting Climate Portfolio of the Greater Yellowstone Area. PLoS ONE 10(12): e0145060. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0145060