Montana State University, Bozeman (MSU) is one of the campuses of the Montana University System. MSU was founded in 1893 and funded as a land-grant university. Today, MSU is ranked with a high level of research activity. MSU's student body is comprised of approximately 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students. MSU is noted for research in alternative fuel sources, biology, soil science, engineering and agriculture.
Expedition uncovers subglacial life beneath Antarctic ice sheet
The first breakthrough paper to come out of a massive U.S. expedition to one of Earth's final frontiers shows that there's life and an active ecosystem one-half mile below the surface of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, specifically ...
Rocky Mountain storms lead to new findings about hailstones
Hailstones from three Rocky Mountain storms formed around biological material, then bounced around the clouds picking up layers of ice, according to a new Montana State University study.
Researchers gain new understanding of Triceratops evolution
Team determines structure of a molecular machine that targets viral DNA for destruction
With a featured publication in the Aug. 7 issue of Science, Montana State University researchers have made a significant contribution to the understanding of a new field of DNA research, with the acronym CRISPR, that holds ...
Native fungus suggested as another tool for restoring ghostly whitebark pine forests
Cathy Cripps doesn't seem to worry about the grizzly bears and black bears that watch her work, but she is concerned about the ghosts and skeletons she encounters.
Dryland ecosystems emerge as driver in global carbon cycle
Dryland ecosystems, which include deserts to dry-shrublands, play a more important role in the global carbon cycle than previously thought. In fact, they have emerged as one of its drivers, says Montana State University faculty ...
Study proves that wildlife crossing structures promote 'gene flow' in Banff bears
(Phys.org) —A first-of-its-kind study of Banff National Park bears by scientists with the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University has shown that a system of wildlife crossing structures there is helping ...
MSU team overcomes challenges, proves that microbes swim to hydrogen gas
(Phys.org) —Scientists have long believed that microorganisms that produce methane swim toward the hydrogen gas they need to stay alive, but it has been too hard to prove in the lab.
Burrowing dinosaurs to be featured in new exhibit
A unique burrowing dinosaur that cared for its young in dens will be featured in a new exhibit opening Saturday, Nov. 22, at Montana State University's Museum of the Rockies.
Paleontologists discover the most diverse dinosaur fossil site yet found in Idaho
(Phys.org) —A Montana State University graduate student and MSU paleontologist David Varricchio are part of a research team that discovered the most productive and diverse dinosaur fossil site known in Idaho.