As the foundation of the land grant mission at Montana State University, the College of Agriculture and the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station provide instruction in traditional and innovative degree programs and conduct research on old and new challenges for Montana’s agricultural community. This integration creates opportunities for students and faculty to excel through hands-on learning, to serve through campus and community engagement, to explore unique solutions to distinct and interesting questions and to connect Montanans with the global community through research discoveries and outreach.

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  • Registration of 'Northern' Hard Red Winter Wheat 

    Berg, Jim E.; Lamb, P. F.; Miller, John H.; Wichman, David M.; Kephart, Ken D.; Stougaard, R. N.; Pradhan, G. P.; Nash, Deanna L.; Grey, William E.; Gettel, D.; Gale, S.; Jin, Y.; Kolmer, J. A.; Chen, X.; Bai, G.; Murray, T. D.; Bruckner, Phil L. (2016-05)
    Northern' (Reg. No. CV-1114, PI 676026) hard red winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) was developed and released by the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station in 2015. Northern was derived from a composite of two crosses, ...
  • Effect of Antibiotic Treatment on the Gastrointestinal Microbiome of Free-Ranging Western Lowland Gorillas (Gorilla g. gorilla) 

    Vickova, Klara; Gomez, Andres; Whittier, Christopher A.; Todd, Angelique F.; Yeoman, Carl J.; Nelson, Karen E.; Wilson, Brenda A.; Stumpf, Rebecca M.; Modry, David; White, Bryan A.; Leigh, Steven R. (2016-11)
    The mammalian gastrointestinal (GI) microbiome, which plays indispensable roles in host nutrition and health, is affected by numerous intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Among them, antibiotic (ATB) treatment is reported to ...
  • Temporal Scales of the Nocturnal Flow Within and Above a Forest Canopy in Amazonia 

    Santos, Daniel M.; Acevedo, Otavio C.; Chamecki, Marcelo; Fuentes, Jose D.; Gerken, Tobias; Stoy, Paul C. (2016-10)
    Multiresolution decomposition is applied to 10 months of nocturnal turbulence observations taken at eight levels within and above a forest canopy in Central Amazonia. The aim is to identify the contributions of different ...
  • MycoDB, a global database of plant response to mycorrhizal fungi 

    Chaudhary, V. Bala; Rua, Megan A.; Antoninka, Anita; Bever, James D.; Cannon, Jeffery; Craig, Ashley; Duchicela, Jessica; Frame, Alicia; Gardes, Monique; Gehring, Catherine; Ha, Michelle; Hart, Miranda; Hopkins, Jacob; Ji, Baoming; Johnson, Nancy Collins; Kaonongbua, Wittaya; Karst, Justine; Koide, Roger T.; Lamit, Louis J.; Meadow, James F.; Milligan, Brook G.; Moore, John C.; Pendergast IV, Thomas H; Piculell, Bridget; Ramsby, Blake; Simard, Suzanne; Shrestha, Shubha; Umbanhowar, James; Viechtbauer, Wolfgang; Walters, Lawrence; Wilson, Gail W. T.; Zee, Peter C.; Hoeksema, Jason D. (2016-05)
    Plants form belowground associations with mycorrhizal fungi in one of the most common symbioses on Earth. However, few large-scale generalizations exist for the structure and function of mycorrhizal symbioses, as the nature ...
  • Measuring the Effects of Natural Gas Pipeline Constraints on Regional Pricing and Market Integration 

    Avalos, Roger; Fitzgerald, Timothy; Rucker, Randal R. (2016-11)
    Natural gas pipeline capacity sets physical limits on the quantity of gas that can be moved between regions, with attendant price effects. We find support for the hypothesis of integrated regional markets. Using data on ...
  • Cellular and molecular characterization of a stem rust resistance locus on wheat chromosome 7AL 

    Pujol, Vincent; Robles, Jose; Wang, Penghao; Taylor, Jen; Zheng, Peng; Huang, Li; Tabe, Linda; Lagudah, Evans (2016-12)
    "BACKGROUND: Wheat stem rust, caused by Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici, is a major wheat disease which is mainly controlled through the release of resistant cultivars containing one or several resistance genes. Considerable ...
  • Pinus contorta invasions increase wildfire fuel loads and may create a positive feedback with fire 

    Taylor, Kimberley T.; Maxwell, Bruce D.; McWethy, David B.; Pauchard, Anibal; Nunez, Martin A.; Whitlock, Cathy (2016-12)
    "Invasive plant species that have the potential to alter fire regimes have significant impacts on native ecosystems. Concern that pine invasions in the Southern Hemisphere will increase fire activity and severity and ...
  • Pinus contorta invasions increase wildfire fuel loads and may create a positive feedback with fire 

    Taylor, Kimberley T.; Maxwell, Bruce D.; McWethy, David B.; Pauchard, Anibal; Nunez, Martin A.; Whitlock, Cathy (2016-12)
    Invasive plant species that have the potential to alter fire regimes have significant impacts on native ecosystems. Concern that pine invasions in the Southern Hemisphere will increase fire activity and severity and ...
  • The surface-atmosphere exchange of carbon dioxide, water, and sensible heat across a dryland wheat-fallow rotation 

    Vick, Elizabeth S. K.; Stoy, Paul; Tang, Angela C. I.; Gerken, Tobias (2016-09)
    Summer fallow - the practice of keeping a field out of production during the growing season - is a common practice in dryland wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cropping systems to conserve soil water resources. Fallow also ...
  • First record of Euxestonotus error (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae) in the Pacific Northwest, United States of America 

    Echegaray, Erik R.; Stougaard, R. N.; Bohannon, B. (2016-10)
    Euxestonotus error (Fitch) (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae) is considered part of the natural enemy complex of the wheat midge Sitodiplosis mosellana (Gehin) (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae). Although previously reported in the United ...
  • You Can't Drag Them Away: An Economic Analysis of the Wild Horse and Burro Program 

    Elizondo, Vanessa; Fitzgerald, Timothy; Rucker, Randal R. (2016-01)
    Since 1971 wild horses and burros living on federal land have been legally protected, limiting removal from the range and stipulating restrictive conditions for transfer to private ownership. Periodic gathers prevent ...
  • Forecasting a Moving Target: The Roles of Quality and Timing for Determining Northern US Wheat Basis 

    Bekkerman, Anton; Brester, Gary W.; Taylor, Mykel (2016-01)
    While nearly instantaneous commodity futures price information provides price forecasts for national markets, many market participants are interested in forecasts of local cash prices. Expected basis estimates are often ...
  • Physiological Ecology of Microorganisms in Subglacial Lake Whillans 

    Vick-Majors, Trista; Mitchell, Andrew C.; Achberger, Amanda M.; Christner, Brent C.; Dore, John E.; Michaud, Alexander B.; Mikucki, Jill A.; Purcell, Alicia M.; Skidmore, Mark L.; Priscu, John C. (2016-10)
    Subglacial microbial habitats are widespread in glaciated regions of our planet. Some of these environments have been isolated from the atmosphere and from sunlight for many thousands of years. Consequently, ecosystem ...
  • Drivers of Bromus tectorum Abundance in the Western North American Sagebrush Steppe 

    Brummer, Tyler J.; Taylor, Kimberley T.; Rotella, Jay J.; Maxwell, Bruce D.; Rew, Lisa J.; Lavin, Matt (2016-09)
    Bromus tectorum can transform ecosystems causing negative impacts on the ecological and economic values of sagebrush steppe of the western USA. Although our knowledge of the drivers of the regional distribution of B. ...
  • Modeling the thickness of perennial ice covers on stratified lakes of the Taylor Valley, Antarctica 

    Obryk, M K; Doran, P T; Hicks, J A; McKay, C P; Priscu, John C (2016-10)
    A 1-D ice cover model was developed to predict and constrain drivers of long-termice thickness trends in chemically stratified lakes of Taylor Valley, Antarctica. The model is driven by surface radiative heat fluxes and ...
  • Models of Eucalypt phenology predict bat population flux 

    Giles, John R; Plowright, Raina K; Eby, Peggy; Peel, Alison J; McCallum, Hamish (2016-10)
    Fruit bats (Pteropodidae) have received increased attention after the recent emergence of notable viral pathogens of bat origin. Their vagility hinders data collection on abundance and distribution, which constrains modeling ...
  • Disease introduction is associated with a phase transition in bighorn sheep demographics 

    Manlove, Kezia; Cassirer, E Frances; Plowright, Raina K (2016-10)
    Ecological theory suggests that pathogens are capable of regulating or limiting host population dynamics, and this relationship has been empirically established in several settings. However, although studies of childhood ...
  • Microbial Community Structure of Subglacial Lake Whillans, West Antarctica 

    Achberger, Amanda M.; Christner, Brent C; Michaud, Alexander B; Priscu, John C; Skidmore, Mark L; Vick-Majors, Trista J (2016-09)
    Subglacial Lake Whillans (SLW) is located beneath 800 m of ice on the Whillans Ice Stream in West Antarctica and was sampled in January of 2013, providing the first opportunity to directly examine water and sediments from ...
  • Weed management using crop competition in the United States: A review 

    Jha, Prashant; Kumar, Vipan; Godara, Rakesh K; Chauhan, Bhagirath S (2016-07)
    Exploiting the competitive ability of crops is essential to develop cost-effective and sustainable weed management practices. Reduced row spacing, increased seeding rates, and selection of competitive cultivars can potentially ...
  • Native versus non-native invasions: similarities and differences in the biodiversity impacts of Pinus contorta in introduced and native ranges 

    Taylor, Kimberley T.; Maxwell, Bruce D.; Pauchard, Anibal; Nunez, Martin A.; Rew, Lisa J. (2016-01)
    Aim To determine whether one of the most invasive pine species introduced to the Southern Hemisphere, Pinus contorta, has changed plant species richness, composition, diversity, and litter depth where it has invaded into ...

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