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Articles with the Tag: Flathead Lake Biological Station

Biological station director elected to National Academy of Sciences Biological station director elected to National Academy of Sciences

UM News Service YELLOW BAY – Flathead Lake Biological Station Director and Bierman Professor of Ecology Jim Elser has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in scientific research. “We are so pleased that the scient...

Briefs for May 1, 2019

Teachers invited to Flathead Watershed Workshop KALISPELL – The Flathead Community of Resource Educators invites K-12 teachers to participate in a hands-on, multi-disciplinary learning experience focused on the Flathead Watershed. Through four sessions between June 2019 and April 2020, educators w...

Invasive mussels called the real Flathead Lake Monster Invasive mussels called the real Flathead Lake Monster

POLSON – Clean, drain and dry are the measures citizens can take to ensure that zebra and quagga mussels and other aquatic invasive species never enter Flathead Lake. Tom Bansak, an aquatic ecologist who serves as assistant director of the Flathead Lake Biological Station, shared his prevention message...

UM researchers find rivers retain more plastic debris than previously thought UM researchers find rivers retain more plastic debris than previously thought

FLATHEAD LAKE – Each year, scientists estimate up to four million tons of plastic debris are transported from rivers to oceans all across the globe. It was long thought that most microplastics found in river systems would eventually make their way into the oceans. However, new research by scientists at...

Briefs for July 18, 2018

Locals graduate from MSU News from Montana State University BOZEMAN – Students from the following local hometowns were among the 1,561 Montana State University undergraduates who received diplomas during MSU’s 2018 spring commencement ceremony held May 5 in Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. ...

Council recommends eDNA testing, policies  

News from the Montana Invasive Species Council                                                    HELENA – The Montana Invasive Species Council (MISC) issued recommenda...

UM Bio Station researchers make astonishing discovery with DNA tracking device UM Bio Station researchers make astonishing discovery with DNA tracking device

MISSOULA – In mid-April, a team of University of Montana researchers from the Flathead Lake Biological Station traveled to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in southern Nevada to conduct field tests on a new, cutting-edge device called the “DNA Tracker.” The group consisted of FLBS ...

Ravalli watercraft check station soon to be open 24/7 Ravalli watercraft check station soon to be open 24/7

PABLO – The Flathead Basin Commission recently met to discuss a number of things pertaining to the protection of the quality of the entire Flathead Lake with aquatic invasive species at the forefront of the discussion. The meeting was held on Wednesday, April 25, at the Confederated Salish and Kootenai...

Flathead Lake Biological Station hosts Salish Kootenai College STEM Academy students Flathead Lake Biological Station hosts Salish Kootenai College STEM Academy students

Students from the Salish Kootenai College STEM Academy looked in awe at the beating heart of the water flea. Holly Church, the education coordinator at the University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station, had magnified the tiny aquatic creature 100 times using a digital microscope. Earlier ...

Considering consequences Considering consequences

 YELLOW BAY – Maggie Burnham asked a group of middle school students to imagine they were scraping quagga mussel shells off a dock or other surface during a field trip workshop at the Flathead Lake Biological Station on Thursday.  She handed them wooden boards with macaroni solidly glued t...


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