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Welcome

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.

Stephen Bennett, Robert Al-Chokhachy, Brett B. Roper & Phaedra Budy (2014) Annual Variation of Spawning Cutthroat Trout in a Small Western USA Stream: A Case Study with Implications for the Conservation of Potamodromous Trout Life History Diversity, North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 34:5, 1033-1046

Allen, Leslie, Montag, Jessica, Lyon, Katie, Soileau, Suzanna, and Schuster, Rudy, 2014, Rancher and farmer quality of life in the midst of energy development in southwest Wyoming: WLCI Fact Sheet 5, 4 p.

Ault, Toby R., Julia E. Cole, Jonathan T. Overpeck, Gregory T. Pederson, and David M. Meko. 2014. Assessing the risk of persistent drought using climate model simulations and paleoclimate data. Journal of Climate. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00282.1

Davenport, Jon M., Blake R. Hossack, Winsor H. Lowe. 2014. Partitioning the non-consumptive effects of predators on prey with complex life histories. Oecologia. 176:149–155. DOI 10.1007/s00442-014-2996-5

Ron Pierce, Craig Podner, Laurie Marczak & Leslie Jones (2014) Instream Habitat Restoration and Stream Temperature Reduction in a Whirling Disease-Positive Spring Creek in the Blackfoot River Basin, Montana, Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 143:5, 1188-1198

van Manen FT, Haroldson MA, West K, Soileau SC, editors. 2014. Yellowstone grizzly bear investigations: annual report of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team, 2013. Bozeman (MT): U.S. Geological Survey.