Containing existing populations, restoring rangeland severely degraded by invasive plants, and preventing the establishment of invasive plants in non-infested rangeland is critical to the ecological and economic integrity of western rangelands.  Improving rangelands that are currently impacted by invasive plants and maintaining the health of rangelands that are currently "weed-free" is an overarching goal of our lab.  


Our lab works with researchers, Extension agents, public land managers, and land owners to develop, gather, and share information on invasive plant management that is based on our best understanding of ecology.  Information is available through Extension publications, presentations, workshops, and other outreach activities.


Research in our lab focuses on integrating tools (e.g. prevention; chemical, mechanical, and biological control; prescribed fire, revegetation) to manage invasive plants on rangeland in Montana.  We aim to find ecologically-based, economically viable means to control invasive plants while maintaining or restoring desirable vegetation that meets management objectives.


Jane Mangold

Jane Mangold

Associate Professor, Invasive Plant Specialist
Shantell Frame-Martin

Shantell Frame-Martin

Montana Noxious Weed Education Campaign Coordinator
Noelle Orloff

Noelle Orloff

Plant ID Diagnostician
Stacy Davis in the field

Stacy Davis

Research Associate
Krista Ehlert

Krista Ehlert

Graduate Student, PhD
Audrey Harvey doing field work

Audrey Harvey

Graduate Student, MS
Uri in the field at Post Farm

Uriel Menalled

Undergraduate technician

Recipient of an Undergraduate Scholars Program award

See links above left (or click here: Extension ProjectsResearch ProjectsMT Noxious Weeds) to learn more about our extension and research projects and general information about Montana's noxious weeds.