ITEM 110-1005-R0301 - Attachment 2 March 22-23, 2001
Collaborations in Microbial Ecology Between University of Montana, Montana State University, and Montana Tech
Faculty at the University of Montana and Montana State have a strong history of interaction. Recently, faculty at Montana Tech have also come in to the collaboration. Perhaps the most direct way to demonstrate the interaction between these faculty is to cite seminars given, grants and projects involving the groups, co-authored publications, and PhD dissertation committees. Finally, we hope that further development of the emphasis in microbial ecology will foster greater relations within the three academic units.
In the last two years the following microbial ecology faculty at MSU have presented seminars at University of Montana.
1) William Costerton, Director, Center for Biofilm Engineering,
2) Gill Geesey, Department of Microbiology.
3) David Ward, Department of Microbiology
4) Joan Henson, Department of Microbiology
The following UM faculty gave seminars at MSU:
1) Bill Holben, Division of Biological Sciences
2) Matthias Rillig, Division of Biological Sciences
Dr. Gammons from Montana Tech will present a seminar at UM next week.
Strategic Improvement Plan (SIP) for Montana EPA/EPSCOR to Establish the Center for Environmental Remediation and Assessment U.S.E.P.A. 999,964. 10/01/99-09/30/01. (In collaboration with Montana Tech and Montana State University)-current funding
Strategic Improvement Plan (SIP) for Montana EPA/EPSCOR to Establish Research in the Biogeochemistry and Biological Effects of Toxic Metals from Historic Mining. U.S.E.P.A.1,008,782. 07/01/01-06/30/03. (In collaboration with Montana Tech and Montana State University).- submitted
ecology of thermal sites in Yellowstone. Thermal Biology Institute, MSU,
Bozeman. 3/1/00 to 3/1/01. Contract # GC135-00-Z0599. Funded
Carbon exchange through common mycelial networks: a fungal perspective. USDA NRICGP (collaborative with Dr. Zabinski, MSU). 7/1/00 6/30/03. $235, 977. not funded
Life in the Pit: Unique Biogeochemical Cycling in Highly Stratified, Metal Rich, Aquatic Environment: SGER Biocomplexity Grant (UM and Montana Tech): Submitted March 28, 2001.
Ph.D. Committee Member
(B. Holben, UM) for Eric Kern, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Microbiology and Center for Biofilm Engineering.