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

View reports from past research at the station. For reports 1954-1976, go to the Jackson Hole Research Station Archives, and for reports 1977-present, visit the UW-NPS Research Station Archives.

Recent Research Supported by UW-NPS Grants

2020

  • Lusha Tronstad, University of Wyoming. Understanding food web structure in high elevation streams of the Teton Range
  • Sienna Wessel, University of Wyoming. Predictability and stability of sagebrush-steppe restoration in a changing climate
  • Arielle Wimmer, University of Wyoming. Understanding the role of phenotypic plasticity in maintaining dominance and establishing populations of the New Zealand mud snail
  • William Fetzer, University of Wyoming. Developing a baseline understanding of gill lice distribution, prevalence, and infestation intensity in the Upper Snake River Watershed
  • Rebecca Thomas-Kuzilik, University of Wyoming. Behavioral plasticity of large mammals in the Rocky Mountains to heat
  • Alia Lesnek, University of New Hampshire. Quantifying rates of Quaternary landscape evolution in Grand Teton National Park using in situ cosmogenic 10Be, 14C, and 36Cl dating
  • Jesse Barber, University of Wyoming. Rewilding the night: investigating light pollution’s effects on bats and insects, and mitigation techniques
  • Katherine Gura, University of Wyoming. Variation in seasonal movements, habitat selection, and demography of an irruptive, facultative migrant
  • Natalie Smeltz, University of Wyoming. Geophysical investigation of groundwater & hydrothermal water interaction in the phase separation system at Rosette Spring, Sentinel Meadows, Yellowstone National Park
  • Chloe Mattilio, University of Wyoming. Multispectral UAS remote sensing to detect Dalmatian toadflax in a mixed sagebrush steppe on the South Fork of the Shoshone River
  • Jennifer Feltner, University of Wyoming. Intraguild competition and predator-prey dynamics following large carnivore recovery in the Southern Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (SGYE)
  • Chase Mahan, University of Wyoming. An Analysis of Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Archaeological Assemblages of Lithic Raw Materials

2019

  • Kristin Barker, University of California, Berkeley. The Tangled Web We Weave: Incorporating Humans into Predator-Prey Dynamics
  • Marjorie Brooks, Southern Illinois University. Unlocking the biogeochemical role of beaver in state-transition of landscapes in Yellowstone’s northern range
  • Benjamin Crosby, Idaho State University. A LiDAR-Based Landslide Inventory and Associated Map Portal (Story Map) for Grand Teton National Park
  • Scott Dersam, University of Wyoming. Behavioral Complexities at High Elevation: Assessing prehistoric landscape use as a response to climate change in the alpine regions of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
  • Maura Farrelly, Brandeis University. Compliments of Hamilton and Sargent: A Story of Mystery and Tragedy and the Closing of the American Frontier
  • Stephanie Freeman, Penn State University. Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Bison Approach Study
  • Shawn Griffiths, University of Wyoming. Measurement of depth to bedrock in and around Grand Teton National Park
  • Katherine Gura, University of Wyoming. Great Gray Owl Breeding-Season Home Range and Habitat Selection
  • Cole Messa, University of Wyoming. The Yellowstone Magmatic-Hydrothermal System: Using Radiogenic and Stable Isotope Geochemistry to Constrain the Processes of Water-Rock Interaction
  • Nick Pitas, The College at Brockport – SUNY. Evaluation of visitor preferences and perceptions of concession services at Grand Teton National Park
  • Corinna Riginos, The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming. For everything there was a season — phenology shifts in the Tetons
  • Lusha Tronstad, University Of Wyoming. Five years of alpine stream monitoring in the Teton Range: Disentangling longer-term signals from year-to-year variability

2018

  • Anna Chalfoun, University of Wyoming. Effects of sagebrush restoration on plant and bird communities in Grand Teton National Park
  • Corinna Riginos, The Nature Conservancy. For Everything There Was a Season – Phenology Shifts in the Tetons
  • Elaine Brice, Utah State University. Understanding the influence of climate, genetic variation, and herbivory on aspen (Populus tremuloides) growth in Yellowstone National Park
  • Lusha Tronstad, University of Wyoming. Assessing thermal tolerance of vulnerable alpine stream insects as part of a long-term monitoring project in the Teton Range, WY
  • Ryan Thigpen, University of Kentucky. Tectonics from topography: Constraining spatial and temporal landscape response rates to Teton fault activity using low-T thermochronology, quantitative geomorphology, and limnogeologic analyses
  • Cory Toth, Boise State University. Lights, bats, and buildings: investigating the factors influencing roosting sites and habitat use by bats in Grand Teton National Park
  • Maggie Raboin, University of California Berkeley. Fatal Distraction: Implications of Anthropogenic Noise on the Behavior and Reproductive Success of Mason Spiders
  • Paepin Goff, Texas State University. An Inventory and Assessent of Glaciers, Rock Glaciers, Perennial Snowfields, and Permafrost Landforms in the Teton Range, Wyoming, USA
  • Rui Li, Pennsylvania State University. A Qualitative Study on Chinese Visitors in Grand Teton National Park
  • Zachariah Gompert, Utah State University. Forecasting eco-evolutionary dynamics in the Northern Blue butterfly (Lycaeides idas)
  • Marjorie Brooks, Southern Illinois University. Unlocking the biogeochemical role of beaver in state-transition of landscapes in Yellowstone’s northern range

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 University. Unlocking the role of beaver in state-transition and their own sustainability in Yellowstone’s northern range
  • Kimberly Geil and Y. Youngs, Idaho State University. The history of Exum mountain guides
  • Andrea Graham, University of Wyoming. Field school for cultural documentation: Jackson Hole dude ranching folklife
  • Alan Kasprak, E. Mueller, J. Sankey, USGS, Flagstaff. Are we overlooking the eco-geomorphic importance of wood in braided rivers?: A case study in Grand Teton National Park
  • Hayley Lanier, University of Wyoming 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 University. Whitebark pine, snow and refugia in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
  • Mary Levandowski, Montana State University and NPS. Understanding wetland response to climate change in the Greater Yellowstone Area
  • Hilary L. Madinger and R. O. Hall, University of Wyoming. Nitrate control of nitrogen fixation rate in Western streams
  • Glenn Thackray, Idaho State University. Paleoseismic study of the Northern Teton fault, Wyoming
  • Lusha Tronstad, University of Wyoming. Establishing a long-term monitoring network for assessing potential climatic refugia in cold alpine stream types

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