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


  • Lusha Tronstad, University of Wyoming. Moving beyond morphology: Integrating molecular metabarcoding into long-term alpine stream research to better understand biodiversity change
  • Jeffrey Skibins, East Carolina University. Research proposal: Visitor motivations for campground site selection at Grand Teton National Park
  • Troy Koser, Montana State University, Understanding the ecology of winter ticks (Dermacentor albipictus) in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem using detection canines and implications for the Jackson moose herd
  • Kristin Barker, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Evaluating how and why humans alter natural patterns of wolf predation
  • Natali Kragh, Montana State University, Updating and assessing the accuracy of the geologic map of Yellowstone National Park
  • James Cohen, Weber State University, Population variation of three Yellowstone grasses, including the rare endemic Agrostis rossiae (Ross’ Bentgrass)
  • Abigail Sisneros-Kidd, University of Wyoming, Integrated digital storytelling and story-mapping as a novel method to inform recreation-wildlife coexistence in Jackson Hole, WY
  • Melanie Murphy, University of Wyoming, Beaver and biodiversity linkages in Grand Teton National Park
  • Bridger James Huhn, University of Wyoming, Testing biophysical mechanisms to explain endemic plant locations in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
  • Joseph Holbrook, University of Wyoming, Recreational influence on the dietary and spatial patterns of Montane Red Fox in Grand Teton National Park
  • Jordan Von Eggers, University of Wyoming, Using eDNA in alpine lake sediment cores to track multiple stressors, multiple trophic levels, and the rise of Anthropocene biodiversity changes
  • Matthew Kauffman, University of Wyoming, How do ungulates learn to migrate? A century-long case study with Yellowstone bison


  • 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