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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.

Bowen, Z.H., Aldridge, C.L., Anderson, P.J., Assal, T.J., Bartos, T.T., Biewick, L.R.H., Boughton, G.K., Chalfoun, A.D., Chong, G.W., Dematatis, M.K., Eddy-Miller, C.A., Garman, S.L., Germaine, S.S., Homer, C.G., Huber, Christopher, Kauffman, M.J., Latysh, Natalie, Manier, D.J., Melcher, C.P., Miller, A.R., Miller, K.A., Olexa, E.M., Schell, S.L., Walters, A.W., Wilson, A.B., and Wyckoff, T.B., 2015, U.S. Geological Survey science for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative—2014 annual report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1091, 61 p.

Layhee, Megan, Adam Sepulveda, Andrew Ray, Greg Mladenka, Lynn Van Every. 2015. Ecological relevance of current water quality assessment unit designations in impaired rivers. Science of The Total Environment. 536(1): 198–205.

Homel, K.M., R.E. Gresswell, J.L. Kershner. 2015. Life History Diversity of Snake River finespotted cutthroat trout: managing for persistence in a rapidly changing environment. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 35(4): 789-801.

Lowe, Winsor H., Clint C. Muhlfeld , and Fred W. Allendorf, 2015, Spatial sorting promotes the spread of maladaptive hybridization, Trends in Ecology & Evolution 30(8):456–462.

Foley, A. M., Cross, P. C., Christianson, D. A., Scurlock, B. M. and Creel, S. (2015), Influences of supplemental feeding on winter elk calf:cow ratios in the southern Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The Journal of Wildlife Management. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.908