Welcome to CIRE

The Center for Integrated Research on the Environment (CIRE) is specifically designed and organized to bring world-class research and sustainable management of natural and cultural resources to projects under federal, state, and/or tribal jurisdictions.  CIRE directly oversees or has direct access to research laboratories across the University of Montana specializing in water quality analyses, metals analyses, wildland fire, genetics and gene sequencing, soils analyses, wildlife physiology, plant physiology, anthropological and archaeological field-processing and curation, ecological simulation modeling, human environmental health and toxicology, and state-of-the-art GIS, to name but a few.  CIRE can also deploy cutting-edge field equipment in the natural and cultural resources from aircraft and remote sensing imaging equipment (hyperspectral, multispectral, thermal), to 3D LIDAR imaging, to aquatic and terrestrial field instrumentation, boats and field vehicles.  Collectively, the CIRE Director and CIRE Project PIs have published well over 1000 peer-reviewed publications in prestigious international journals and books and are world leaders in their respective fields.  In addition to the CIRE Management Team, we draw from a broad array of professionals in academia and consulting firms to form an extensive network of colleagues and collaborators worldwide.