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BECCS and Negative CO2 Emissions

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The Greening of the Northern Great Plains and its Biogeochemical Precursors

Jack Brookshire, Paul C. Stoy, Bryce Currey, Bruce Finney
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Land Management and Climate Change Determine Second‐Generation Bioenergy Potential of the US Northern Great Plains

Katelyn A. Dolan, Paul C. Stoy, and Benjamin Poulter
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Opportunities and Trade-offs among BECCS and the Food, Water, Energy, Biodiversity, and Social Systems Nexus at Regional Scales

Paul C. Stoy, Selena Ahmed, Meghann Jarchow, Ben Rashford, David Swanson, Shannon Albeke, Gabriel Bromley, E.N.J. Brookshire, Mark D. Dixon, Julia Haggerty, Perry Miller, Brent Peyton, Alisa Royem, Lee Spangler, Crista Staub, and Benjamin Poulter

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Land-Use Emissions Play a Critical Role in Landbased Mitigation for Paris Climate Targets

Anna B. Harper, Tom Powell, Peter M. Cox, Joanna House, Chris Huntingford, Timothy M. Lenton, Stephen Sitch, Eleanor Burke, Sarah E. Chadburn, William J. Collins, Edward Comyn-Platt, Vassilis Daioglou, Jonathan C. Doelman, Garry Hayman, Eddy Robertson, Detlef van Vuuren, Andy Wiltshire, Christopher P. Webber, Ana Bastos, Lena Boysen, Philippe Ciais, Narayanappa Devaraju, Atul K. Jain, Andreas Krause, Ben Poulter, and Shijie Shu

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Farmer and Rancher Perceptions of Climate Change and their Relationship with Mental Health

Meredith Howard, Selena Ahmed, Paul Lachapelle, and Mark B. Schure

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Convective Suppression Before and During the United States Northern Great Plains Flash Drought of 2017

Tobias Gerken, Gabriel T. Bromley, Benjamin L. Ruddell, Skylar Williams, and Paul C. Stoy

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Climate Change Perceptions and Observations of Agricultural Stakeholders in the Northern Great Plains

Bruna Irene Grimberg, Selena Ahmed, Colter Ellis, Zachariah Miller, and Fabian Menalled

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Surface Moistening Trends in the Northern North American Great Plains Increase the Likelihood of Convective Initiation

Tobias Gerken, Gabriel T. Bromley, and Paul C. Stoy

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Environmental and Land Management

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Non-monetary landscape features most desirable across the Upper Missouri River Basin

AminRastandeh,MorganCarnes, andMeghannJarchow

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Aboveground and belowground responses to cyanobacterial biofertilizer supplement in a semi-arid, perennial bioenergy cropping system

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Spatial analysis of landscape social values in multifunctional landscapes of the Upper Missouri River Basin

Amin Rastandeh, Morgan Carnes, and Meghann Jarchow

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Land-Use Change and Social Values in Micropolitan Communities in the Upper Missouri River Basin

Morgan Carnes

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Social Values Regarding Ecosystem Services and Land Use in the Western Corn Belt

M. Carnes and M. Jarchow

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North American Grasslands as Multifunctional Landscapes

Meghann Jarchow, David Swanson, and Jacob Kerby

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Aligning Evidence Generation and Use Across Health, Development, and Environment

Tallis, et al.

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Perceptions, Experiences, and Priorities Supporting Agroecosystem Management Decisions Differ among Agricultural Producers, Consultants, and Researchers

Sean McKenzie, Hilary Parkinson, Jane Mangold, Mary Burrows, Selena Ahmed, and Fabian Menalled

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A Sustainable Approach to Environmental Management 

Meghann Jarchow, et al.

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Coal Communities and the U.S. Energy Transition: A policy Corridors Assessment

Roemer, K.F. and Haggerty, J.H

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Coal Communities in Transition: A Cases Study of Colstrip, Montana

Roemer, K.F., Raimi, D., and Glaser, R.

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Food Systems

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Systematic Review on Effects of Bioenergy from Edible versus Inedible Feedstocks on Food Security

Selena Ahmed, Teresa Warne, Erin Smith, Hannah Goemann , Greta Linse, Mark Greenwood, Jeremy Kedziora, Meghan Sapp, Debra Kraner, Kelli Roemer, Julia H. Haggerty, Meghann Jarchow, David Swanson, Benjamin Poulter, and Paul C. Stoy

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Rapid Tool Based on a Food Environment Typology Framework for Evaluating Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Food System Resilience

Selena Ahmed, Shauna M. Downs, Chunyan Yang, Long Chunlin, Noah ten Broek, and Suparna Ghosh-Jerath

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A Food Environment Typology for Global Applications

Shauna Downs, Selena Ahmed, and Anna Herforth

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Food Environment Typology: Advancing an Expanded Definition, Framework, and Methodological Approach for Improved Characterization of Wild, Cultivated, and Built Food Environments toward Sustainable Diets

Shauna M. Downs, Selena Ahmed, Jessica Fanzo, and Anna Herforth

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Contribution of Wild Foods to Diet, Food Security, and Cultural Values Amidst Climate Change

Erin Smith, Selena Ahmed, Virgil Dupuis, MaryAnn Running Crane, Margaret Eggers, Mike Pierre, Kenneth Flagg, and Carmen Byker Shanks

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Sustainability Dimensions of a North American Lentil System in a Changing World

Teresa Warne, Selena Ahmed, Carmen Byker Shanks, and Perry Miller

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Advancing an Integrative Framework to Evaluate Sustainability in National Dietary Guidelines

Selena Ahmed, Shauna Downs, and Jessica Fanzo

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Advancing Healthy and Sustainable Food Environments: The Flathead Reservation Case Study

Selena Ahmed, Carmen Byker Shanks, Virgil Dupuis, and Mike Pierre

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Supporting Sustainable Development Goals Through Sustainable Diets

Selena Ahmed and Carmen Byker Shanks

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Fruit and Vegetable Desirability is Lower in More Rural Built Food Environments of Montana, USA Using the Produce Desirability (ProDes) Tool

Selena Ahmed, Carmen Byker Shanks, Teresa Smith, and Justin Shanks

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Missing Wild and Cultivated Environments in Food Environment Measures

Selena Ahmed and Anna Herforth

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Creating Sustainable, Resilient Food Systems for Healthy Diets

Anna Herforth, Selena Ahmed, Fabrice Declerck, Jessica Fanzo, and Roseline Remans

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 Habitat and Biodiversity

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Investigating niches and distribution of rare species in a hierarchical framework: Virginia’s Warbler (Leiothlypis virginiae) at its northeastern range limit

Goljani-Amirkhiz, R., J.S. Palmer, M.D. Dixon, and D.L. Swanson.

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Patterns and Potential Causes of Changing Winter Bird Distributions in South Dakota

Swanson, D.L., R. Goljani Amirkhiz, and M.D. Dixon.

Prairie Naturalist 52:45-57 (2020)

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Incorporating social values and wildlife habitats for biodiversity conservation modeling in landscapes of the Great Plains

Amin Rastandeh, Meghann Jarchow, and Morgan Carnes

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Urbanization and biodiversity loss in the post-COVID-19 era: complex challenges and possible solutions

Amin Rastandeh and Meghann Jarchow

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Implications of Future Climate- and Land-Change Scenarios on Grassland Bird Abundance and Biodiversity in the Upper Missouri River Basin

A. P. BaltenspergerM. D. Dixon, and D. L. Swanson

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Does Metabolism Constrain Bird and Mammal Ranges and Predict Shifts in Response to Climate Change?

Lauren B. Buckley, Imran Khaliq, David L. Swanson, and Christian Hof

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Loss of Potential Aquatic-Terrestrial Subsidies Along the Missouri River Floodplain

Jeff S. Wesner, David L. Swanson, Mark D. Dixon, Daniel A Soluk, Danielle J Quist, Lisa A Yager, Jerry W. Warmbold, Erika Oddy, and Tyler C. Seidel

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Montana State University
P.O. Box 1234
Bozeman, MT 59717-1234
Principal Investigator
Selena Ahmed