Dr. Mangold has been studying invasive plant ecology and restoration ecology in the western U.S. for 15 years.  She received her B.S. in Biology from Iowa State University, M.S. in Abused Land Rehabilitation from Montana State University, and Ph.D. in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences from Montana State University.  She is currently an assistant professor and Extension invasive plant specialist at Montana State University.  Her interests include developing ecologically-based strategies for managing invasive plants and restoring severely degraded plant communities on range and wild land in the northern Rocky Mountain region and northern Great Plains.  As an Extension specialist she strives to disseminate science-based knowledge about invasive plant management/restoration ecology to federal and state land managers, agricultural producers, small acreage owners, and concerned citizens across Montana.

Select Publications:

Fansler, VA and Mangold, JM (2011) Restoring native plants to crested wheatgrass stands.Restoration Ecology 19:16-23.

Mangold, J and Lansverk, A (2011) Western salsify. MT201113AG. Montana State University Extension.

Pokorny, M.L., J.M. Mangold, K. Denny, and J. Hafer.  Managing spotted knapweed (Centaurea biebersteinii) infested rangeland after wildfire.  Invasive Plant Science and Management (In press)

Pokorny, M.L. and J.M.  Mangold.  2009.  Converting pasture land to native-plant-dominated grassland: a case study (Montana).  Ecological Restoration 27:250-253.

James, J.J., J.M. Mangold, and R.L. Sheley.  2009.  Root plasticity of native and invasive Great Basin species in response to soil nitrogen heterogeneity.  Plant Ecology 202:211-220. 

Young, K. and J. Mangold.  2008.  Medusahead (Taeniatherum caput-medusae) outperforms squirreltail (Elymus elymoides) through interference and growth rate.  Invasive Plant Science and Management 1(1):73-81.

Mangold, J.M. and R.L. Sheley.  2008.  Controlling performance of bluebunch wheatgrass and spotted knapweed using nitrogen and sucrose amendments.  Western North American Naturalist68(2):129-137.  

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