If you’ve published research facilitated by your stay at the station, submit your publication to us. 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.

Past Research

Reports from past research at the station (1954–present) are available online and full-text searchable here:

Recent Research Supported by UW-NPS Seed Grants


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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