Research

Research

If you’ve published research facilitated by your stay at the station, let us know! We are gathering a comprehensive list of research the station has supported via small grants and housing. Email us and tell what your project was, when it took place, and if a report was produced. We will add it to our list.

View Final Reports Submitted by Past Small Grant Awardees

Reports from past research at the station (1954–present) are available online and full-text searchable here: http://repository.uwyo.edu/uwnpsrc_reports/

Recent Research Supported by UW-NPS Seed Grants

2017

  • Trevor Bloom and Corinna Riginos, Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative and Univ. of Wyoming. For everything there was a season – phenology shifts in the Tetons
  • Marjorie Brooks, Southern Illinois Univ. Unlocking the role of beaver in state-transition and their own sustainability in Yellowstone’s northern range
  • Kimberly Geil and Y. Youngs, Idaho State Univ. The history of Exum mountain guides
  • Andrea Graham, Univ. of Wyoming; L. Gabbert and R. Williams, Utah State University; G. Shankar and M. Kruesi, American Folklife Center. Field school for cultural documentation: Jackson Hole dude ranching folklife
  • Alan Kasprak, E. Mueller, J. Sankey, USGS, Flagstaff; J.M. Wheaton, Utah State Univ. Are we overlooking the eco-geomorphic importance of wood in braided rivers?: A case study in Grand Teton National Park
  • Hayley Lanier, Univ. of Wyoming Casper; Z.P. Roehrs, Laramie County Community College; R.S. Seville, UW Casper; A.L. Wangeline, LCCC; L.M. Moore, UW Casper. Are all burns created equal? The role of fire interval on community structure in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
  • David Laufenberg and A. Hansen, Montana State Univ.; D. Thoma, NPS. Whitebark pine, snow and refugia in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
  • Mary Levandowski (PI, Montana State Univ, NPS. Understanding wetland response to climate change in the Greater Yellowstone Area
  • Hilary L. Madinger and R.O. Hall, Univ. of Wyoming. Nitrate control of nitrogen fixation rate in Western streams
  • Glenn Thackray, Idaho State Univ; C. DuRoss, USGS Golden; M. Zellman, Fugro Consultants. Paleoseismic study of the Northern Teton fault, Wyoming
  • Lusha Tronstad, Univ of Wyoming; J.J. Giersch, USGS MT; S. Hotaling, Univ. of Kentucky; L. Zeglin, Kansas State Univ; R.J. Bixby, Univ. of New Mexico; D.S.  Finn, Missouri State Univ. Establishing a long-term monitoring network for assessing potential climatic refugia in cold alpine stream types

2016

  • Jesse Barber, Boise State University. Soundscapes as systems of biodiversity and human experiences
  • Wendy Estes-Zumpf, University of Wyoming: Wyoming Natural Diversity Database. Understanding factors influencing amphibian distributions in Grand Teton National Park and Western Wyoming
  • Matthew Kauffman, University of Wyoming. The state-dependent metabolic hypothesis: implications for the foraging ecology and life history of migratory ungulates in the Greater Yellostone Ecosystem.
  • Amy Krist, University of Wyoming. Management of an aquatic invasive species: population monitoring to assess long-term demographic trends and assessing impacts on native species
  • Joseph Licciardi, University of New Hampshire. Management of an aquatic invasive species: population monitoring to assess long-term demographic trends and assessing impacts on native species
  • Christopher Monz, Utah State University. Understanding and managing wildlife jams in national parks: An Evaluation in GRTE
  • Jordanna Sprayberry and Michael Dillon, Muhlenberg College and University of Wyoming. Have shifts in flowering phenology left bumblebee pollinators with inadequate forage?
  • Glenn Thackray, Idaho State University. Paleoseismic study of the central Teton fault, Wyoming
  • David Tonkyn, Clemson University. The persistence of American Pika (Ochotnona Princeps) in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in a future, warmer world
  • Lusha Tronstad, University of Wyoming: Wyoming Natural Diversity Database. A Unique ‘icy seep’ aquatic habitat in the high Tetons: potential refuge for biological assemblages imperiled by climate change
  • David G. Williams, University of Wyoming. Spatial Variation in amount and sources of nitrogen deposition in Grand Teton National Park
  • Yolonda Youngs, Idaho State University. Reconstructing the cultural history of Upper Snake River use and recreation management in GTNP

2015

  • Mark Anderson, University of Wyoming. Assessing alpine aquatic invertebrate assemblages in GTNP WY
  • Mark Abbott, University of Pittsburg. A high-resolution geophysical survey of Jenny Lake: using lake sediments to construct a continuous record of tectonic activity, fault rupture and earthquake-driven slope failures at GTNP
  • Bill Gribb and Hank Harlow, University of Wyoming. River Reach Delineations and Beaver Movement in GTNP
  • Lisa Kunza, South Dakota School of Mines. Examining ecological influence and distribution of Didymosphenia geminata in GTNP
  • Hayley Lanier, University of Wyoming. Small mammal movements and fire history: testing the long-term effects of the 1988 Huckleberry Mountain Fire
  • Carl Legleiter, University of Wyoming. Mapping channel change and habitat dynamics along the Snake River from a time series of remotely sensed data
  • Frank Matero, University of Pennsylvania. Performance Assessment and Evaluation of Hydrophobic and UV protective treatment for historic log structures
  • Marcia Peterson, University of Wyoming. GTNP Table Mountain Ice Patch Archeological Survey
  • Lynn Resler, Virginia Tech. Assessing Functional Role and Community Dynamics of Whitebark Pine at Alpine Treeline, GTNP
  • Adam Sepulveda, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center. Invasive American bullfrog impacts and spread in GTNP
  • Derrick Taff and Lauren Abbot, Pennsylvania State University. Exploring Vertical Wilderness in the Acoustic environment
  • Glenn Thackray, Idaho State University. Detailed Evaluation of the Teton Fault, using LiDAR and geophysical techniques

2014

  • Diane Debinski, Iowa State University. Simulating expected changes in pollinator resources as a function of climate change
  • Aida Farag & Dr. Annika Walters, USGS. Temperature regime, water quality, and the potential distribution of aquatic invasive/exotic species in GTNP
  • William Gribb, University of Wyoming. Water flow and beaver habitat in GTNP: Adaptation to climate
  • Mathew Kauffman, University of Wyoming. The state-dependent metabolic hypothesis: Implications for the foraging ecology and life history of migratory ungulates in the GYE
  • Hayley Lanier, University of Wyoming – Casper. Long-term community responses to the 1988 Huckleberry Mountain fire
  • Carl Legleiter, University of Wyoming. Effects of floodplain constriction by levees on a high-energy gravel-bed river: Snake River, Wyoming
  • Kendra McLaughlen, Kansas State University. Dendrochronological assessment of whitebark pine response to past climate change: Implications for a threatened species in GTNP
  • Laura Schriber Laura, Indiana University. Archaeology and social geography in the Sunlight Basin, WY
  • Mathew Ster, Jackson Hole Museum. Teton archaeological project
  • Jared Strasburg, University of Minnesota-Duluth. Estimating population demographics of moose in northern YNP using non-invasive methods
  • Glenn Thackray, Near-surface geometric evaluation of the Teton Fault, GTNP, WY, for earthquake hazards analysis
  • Daniel Tinker, University of Wyoming. Evaluating the effects of projected climate change on forest fire susceptibility using a novel forest fuel moisture model