The University of Montana, (U of M) was founded in 1893 in Missoula, Montana. Today, U of M has a student body of more than 13,850 students. U of M has numerous undergraduate programs and some graduate programs as well as a professional degree program in law. Noteworthy departments include, College of Forestry and Conservation and College of Health Professionals and Biomedical Sciences.
Study finds evidence of non-adaptive evolution within cicadas
University of Montana Assistant Professor John McCutcheon has once again discovered something new about the complex and intriguing inner workings of the cicada insect.
Biologist advances cancer research with new data analysis techniques
Patience and persistence are beginning to pay off for University of Montana Professor Mark Grimes, whose research about the behavior of cell proteins in childhood cancer recently was published by the Public Library of Science ...
Soil nutrients may limit ability of plants to slow climate change
Many scientists assume that the growing level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will accelerate plant growth. However, a new study co-written by University of Montana researchers suggests much of this growth will be curtailed ...
Study uncovers why songbirds vary in time devoted to warming eggs
The amount of time and effort songbirds spend warming their eggs directly correlates to their own survival probability and that of their eggs, according to a study by University of Montana researchers that will appear in ...
New information helps predict future climate change impacts on global tropics
Researchers at the University of Montana, Princeton University, Stanford University and Rutgers University, among others, are collecting new measurements of tropical forests to gain a better understanding of how they respond ...
Forest canopies buffer against climate change
When temperatures rise and less water falls, forests respond. Forest canopies can buffer juvenile trees from drought and heat by providing shade for the younger trees below the leaf and needle cover. Adult trees have deep ...
Mountain system artificially inflates temperature increases at higher elevations
In a recent study, University of Montana and Montana Climate Office researcher Jared Oyler found that while the western U.S. has warmed, recently observed warming in the mountains of the western U.S. likely is not as large ...
UM researcher helps NASA get the dirt on soil moisture
During the early-morning hours on Tuesday, Jan. 29, NASA will launch a satellite that will peer into the topmost layer of Earth's soils to measure the hidden waters that influence our ecosystems weather and climate.
Cicada study discovers two genomes that function as one
Two is company, three is a crowd. But in the case of the cicada, that's a good thing.
New study shows humans have more impact on tropical nitrogen levels
A new paper co-written by four University of Montana researchers finds that humans have more than doubled tropical nitrogen inputs.