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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.

Sepúlveda, Maximiliano, Katherine Pelican, Paul Cross, Antonieta Eguren, and Randall Singer. 2015. Fine-scale movements of rural free-ranging dogs in conservation areas in the temperate rainforest of the coastal range of southern Chile. Mammalian Biology - Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde. 80(4): 290–297 doi:10.1016/j.mambio.2015.03.001

Varner, J., M.S. Lambert, J.J. Horns, S. Laverty, L. Dizney, E.A. Beever, and M.D. Dearing. 2015. Too hot to trot? Evaluating the effects of wildfire on patterns of occupancy and abundance for a climate-sensitive habitat specialist. International Journal of Wildland Fire. doi:10.1071/WF15038

van Manen F. T., Haroldson M. A., Soileau S. C., editors. 2014. Yellowstone grizzly bear investigations: annual report of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team, 2014. Bozeman (MT): U.S. Geological Survey.

Hossack, Blake R., William R. Gould, Debra A. Patla, Erin Muths, Rob Daley, Kristin Legg, Paul Stephen Corn. 2015. Trends in Rocky Mountain amphibians and the role of beaver as a keystone species. Biological Conservation. 187:260–269. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2015.05.005

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