Montana State University

Department of Animal & Range Sciences

P.O. Box 172900
Bozeman, MT 59717-2900
Email: animalrange@montana.edu

Tel: (406) 994-3722
Fax: (406) 994-5589
Location: 103 Animal Bioscience Building

Department Head:

Dr. Glenn Duff

Dr. Clayton B. Marlow

Wooded Draws are Not Riparian Areas

Landform Changes Following Prescribed Fire in the Missouri River Breaks

309 Animal Bioscience Building
MSU-Bozeman
Bozeman, MT 59717-2900
Phone: (406)994-2486
Fax: (406)994-5589
Email: cmarlow@montana.edu

Education

BS University of Wyoming, Range Management 1974
MS Washington State University, Forest & Range Management 1976
PhD University of Wyoming, Range Management 1978

Classes

ARNR 543 Riparian Process & Function

NRSM 236 Small Pasture Management
NRSM 455 Riparian Ecology & Mgmt

NRSM 490 Undergraduate Research

WILD   355 Wildlife-Livestock Habitat Restoration

Research Interests

  • Identification and definition of the processes that create and maintain riparian ecosystems.
  • Linkage between wildfire patterns and riparian processes.
  • Assessment of grazing management practices for the protection and enhancement of water quality and riparian ecosystems.

Research Overview

  • Ecological condition assessment of the Gardiner Big Game Winter Range.
  • Effect of shrub community structure on groundwater recovery in a foothills watershed.
  • Partitioning carbon sequestration among forest and shrub steppe communities.
  • Development of the soils/vegetation baseline for the USFWS Lost Trail Wildlife Refuge.
  • Effect of spring wildfire on livestock forage quantity and quality (Cooperator with USDA ARS Miles City).
  • Institutional Capacity of Tribal Land Grant Colleges to accept disease-free bison.

Recent Publications

  • Whitehurst, W., and C. Marlow.  2013.  Forb nutrient density for Sage Grouse broods in Mountain Big Sagebrush communities, Montana.  Rangelands  35:18-25.
  • Durham, D. A., and C. B. Marlow.  2010.  Aspen response to prescribed fire under managed cattle grazing and low elk densities in southwest Montana.  Northwest Sci.  84:141-151.
  • Hatfield, P. G., S. L. Blodgett, T. M. Spezzano, H. B. Goosey, A. W. Lenssen, R. W. Kott, and C. B. Marlow.  2007.  Incorporating sheep into dryland grain production systems:  Impact on over-wintering larva populations of Wheat stem sawfly, Cephus cintus Norton (Hymenoptera: Cephidae).  Small Rum. Res.  67:209-215.
  • Hatfield, P. G., A. W. Lenssen, T. M. Spezzano, S. L. Blodgett, H. B. Goosey, R. W. Kott, and C. B. Marlow.  2007.  Incorporating sheep into dryland grain production systems:  Impact on changes in biomass and weed frequency.  Small Rum. Res.  67:216-221.
  • Hatfield, P. G., H. B. Goosey, T. M. Spezzano, S. L. Blodgett, A. W. Lenssen, R. W. Kott, and C. B. Marlow.  2007.  Incorporating sheep into dryland grain production systems:  Impact on changes in soil bulk density and soil nutrient profiles.  Small Rum. Res.  67:222-231.
  • Marlow, C. B., R. Finck, and H. Sherwood.  2006.  Grazed stubble height as a criterion for controlling sediment production from grazing lands.  J. Amer. Water Resources  42:891-900.
  • Manoukian, M., and C. B. Marlow.  2002.  Historical trends in willow cover along streams in a southwestern Montana cattle allotment.  Northwest Sci.  76:213-220.
  • Law, D. J., C. B. Marlow, J. C. Mosley, S. Custer, P. Hook, and B. Leinard.  2000.  Water table dynamics and soil texture of three riparian plant communities.  Northwest Sci.  74:234-241.

Presentations