Tim Seipel received his Master’s degree at Montana State and his Ph.D. from ETH Zurich (Swiss Institute of Technology). He is an assistant research professor at Montana State University focused on plant and agricultural ecology. He is also the cropland weed extension specialist. His research focuses on the ecology of semi-arid cropping systems that includes weeds, crops, insects, and the microbiome. He has also focused patterns of plant diversity in mountains around the world. Current research topics include population dynamics weeds under different farming management systems, managing rhizomatous perennial weeds in organic systems, and the use of cover crops to compete against weeds. Tim has taught a number of classes and leads study abroad trips to High Atlas Mountains of Morocco to engage with the local community about agriculture.

Conference Keynote, Opening Plenary, March 8, 2019, 8:30 am – 10:00 am