UM BRIDGES faculty members receive NASA's EPSCoR Grant

Image Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Geoscientist Marco Maneta of the University of Montana and co-PIs Brian Chaffin (UM), John Kimball (UM), Kelsey Jencso (UM), Bruce Maxwell (MSU), and Stephanie Ewing from (MSU) will team up with hydrologists at the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation to carry out this research. They will integrate NASA technologies and advanced computer models to understand and anticipate how farmers allocate resources (land, water and fertilizer) to accommodate new or reduced access to water, and to understand how their decisions impact river flows and water users downstream. This research will help Montana develop new state-of-the-art technology to tackle the water challenges faced by farmers across the country.

Image Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center