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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.

Whitman, E., Batllori, E., Parisien, M.A., Miller, C., Coop, J. D., Krawchuk, M. A., Chong, G. W., Haire, S. L. (2015), The climate space of fire regimes in north-western North America. Journal of Biogeography. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12533

Almberg, E. S., P. C. Cross, A. P. Dobson, D. W. Smith, M. C. Metz, D. R. Stahler and P. J. Hudson. (2015), Social living mitigates the costs of a chronic illness in a cooperative carnivore. Ecology Letters. doi: 10.1111/ele.12444

Nicotra, A. B., Beever, E. A., Robertson, A. L., Hofmann, G. E. and O'Leary, J. (2015), Assessing the components of adaptive capacity to improve conservation and management efforts under global change. Conservation Biology. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12522

Al-Chokhachy, Robert, Sean Moran, Peter A. McHugh, Shana Bernall, Wade Fredenberg & Joseph M. DosSantos. 2015. Consequences of Actively Managing a Small Bull Trout Population in a Fragmented Landscape. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 144(3) 515-531. DOI: 10.1080/00028487.2015.1007162.

Cross, P. C., Maichak, E. J., Rogerson, J. D., Irvine, K. M., Jones, J. D., Heisey, D. M., Edwards, W. H. and Scurlock, B. M. (2015), Estimating the phenology of elk brucellosis transmission with hierarchical models of cause-specific and baseline hazards. The Journal of Wildlife Management. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.883

Kinzel, Paul, Mark Bauer, Mark Feller, Christopher Holmquist-Johnson, Todd Preston. 2015. Experimental Flights Using a Small Unmanned Aircraft System for Mapping Emergent Sandbars. Great Plains Research. 25(1): 39-52. doi:10.1353/gpr.2015.0018

Gorsich, E, PC Cross, R Bengis, VO Ezenwa, A Jolles. Online. Context-dependent survival, fecundity, and predicted population-level consequences of brucellosis in African buffalo. Journal of Animal Ecology. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12356

Preston, Todd M. 2015. Presence and abundance of non-native plant species associated with recent energy development in the Williston Basin. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. doi:10.1007/s10661-015-4408-7