Scientists at the Flathead Lake Biological Station strive for
discoveries that advance understanding of natural and cultural
inter-relationships in an ecosystem context. We test hypotheses
about how and why animals and plants are distributed within landscapes
at various spatial and time scales and how productivity of organisms
is controlled by complex, often non-linear, biogeochemical processes.
FLBS research is focused on freshwater: rain, snow, lakes, ponds,
reservoirs, rivers, floodplains, wetlands, groundwaters and watersheds.
Much of our research is done locally in the Crown
of the Continent Ecosystem. Our studies also take us
throughout Montana, the Pacific Northwest, and around the Pacific Rim.
At FLBS, our mission
requires us to use our knowledge to help conserve natural resources,
solve environmental problems, and promote human well-being.
FLBS Publications may be found here .
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