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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.

Clark, Adam M., Joel T. Harper, and Daniel B. Fagre. 2015. Glacier-Derived August Runoff in Northwest Montana. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 47(1):1-16.

K. M. Irvine, 2015, Review of the Book Handbook of Spatial Point-Pattern Analysis in Ecology, by Thorsten, Wiegand, and Kirk A. Moloney, Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Science.

Addis, Brett R., Winsor H. Lowe, Blake R. Hossack, and Fred W. Allendorf. 2015. Population genetic structure and disease in montane boreal toads: more heterozygous individuals are more likely to be infected with amphibian chytrid. Conservation Genetics. DOI 10.1007/s10592-015-0704-6

Corn, Paul Stephen and Suzanna C. Soileau. 2014. Perspectives from the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute: The USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center. International Journal of Wilderness. 20(3): 33-34.

Kovach, R. P., Muhlfeld, C. C., Wade, A. A., Hand, B. K., Whited, D. C., DeHaan, P. W., Al-Chokhachy, R. and Luikart, G. (2015), Genetic diversity is related to climatic variation and vulnerability in threatened bull trout. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12850

Hand, Brian K., Winsor H. Lowe, Ryan P. Kovach, Clint C. Muhlfeld, and Gordon Luikart. 2015. Landscape community genomics: understanding eco-evolutionary processes in complex environments. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2015.01.005

Irvine, K.M., Miller, S.W., Al-Chokhachy, R.K., Archer, E.K., Roper, B.B., Kershner, J.L., 2014, Empirical evaluation of the conceptual model underpinning a regional aquatic long-term monitoring program using causal modeling, Ecological Indicators, v. 50, p8-23,doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.10.011

Byrne, James M., Daniel Fagre, Ryan MacDonald, and Clint C. Muhlfeld. 2015. Climate Change and the Rocky Mountains. pp. 432-463 in V.I.Grover, A. Borsdorf, J.H. Breuste, P.C. Tiwari, and F.W. Frangetto, eds. Impact of Global Changes on Mountains: Responses and Adaptation (1st ed), CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL