Montana Institute on Ecosystems

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The Montana Institute on Ecosystems (IoE) is the flagship program of the 2011-17 Montana NSF EPSCoR RII Track-1 award. It is a first-of-its-kind experiment for Montana to build a state-wide institute on ecosystem sciences. The vision is the creation of an institute that is accessible and promotes inclusion to all institutions of higher education within the state, state agencies, NGOs, and private industry with interests in ecosystem sciences.  Its role is to serve as a research and education portal on ecosystem sciences to the citizens of Montana and the nation in general.