Jan
28
Tue
Conservation Seminar Series @ Forestry Building Room 206 Tickets
Jan 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Conservation Seminar Series @ Forestry Building Room 206

The 2020 FCFC SoCon Spring Seminar series takes place every Tuesday at 4 p.m. in Forestry 206. 

Date Speaker Title/Topic (Tentative)
January 14th No Public Meeting Class overview and orientation
January 21st Dr. Kyle Bocinsky

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center; MT Climate Office

Climate challenges and opportunities for the alpine ski industry in MT: A preliminary assessment
January 28th Dr. Sarah Church

MSU Dept. of Earth Sciences

Common ground, common water: Film as a tool for shared understanding of water resource management
February 4th Dr. Shandin Pete

Salish Kootenai College

Heart of the Monster, Buffalo Trails, and River Crossings: Intersecting ancient Salish hydrological knowledge with modern hydrological tools
February 11th Dr. Nadia White

Environmental and Natural Resource Journalism Program

The news media and climate change: Why earnest efforts to alert, inform, and rouse the public to action were so slow to gain traction
February 18th Dr. John Chandler

UM College of Business

Conservation opportunities to apply business analytics techniques
February 25th No Public Meeting Grad student professional development
March 3rd Dr. Jill Belsky

Dept. of Society & Conservation

Powers of inclusion: Challenges for environmental social scientists in Montana and beyond
March 10th Dr. Kristal Jones

JG Research & Evaluations

Empirical and epistemological challenges of social-environmental research
March 17th No meeting SPRING BREAK
March 24th Dr. Carina Wyborn

Luc Hoffmann Institute

Biodiversity futures: The pragmatic, political, and philosophical dimensions of transformative ecological change
March 31st Dr. Lauren Miller

Yellowstone National Park

Social Science in Yellowstone and the National Parks
April 7th Mr. Monte Mills, Esq.

Margery Hunter Brown Indian Law Clinic; UM Law

‘Third Way’: The future of legal protections for sacred sites and indigenous cultures
April 14th Dr. Leigh Welling

National Park Service, Alaska

Managing Protected Areas under a Changing Climate: Examples from Alaska and the Arctic
April 21st Dr. Zack Wurtzebach

Center for Landscape Conservation

Policy tools for adaptive decision-making in large landscape conservation
April 28th Dr. Lance Gunderson

Emory University

The good, the bad, and the ugly: Reflections and lessons of Everglades ecosystem management

 

Jan
30
Thu
Systems Ecology Seminar Series Spring 2020 @ Forestry Building Room 305 Tickets
Jan 30 @ 3:30 pm – 4:20 pm
Systems Ecology Seminar Series Spring 2020 @ Forestry Building Room 305

Join us for the Systems Ecology Seminar Series Spring 2020 every Thursday from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. in Forestry 305.

For information contact Diana Six at diana.six@umontana.edu. This lecture series  is generously supported by the NSF Institute on Ecosystems, The UM Water Center, and the Higuera, Valett, Metcalf, and Six Labs.

Jan. 23: Angie Luis, Assistant Professor WBIO/DECS UM Diversity, density, decorum and drama determine disease dynamics: Diversity has both positive and negative effects on hantavirus transmission in deer mice
Jan. 30: Dean Pearson, Research Scientist, USFS Forest Sciences Lab, Missoula Preventing a series of unfortunate events: Applying qualitative models for improved conservation in species introductions and extirpations
Feb. 6: Marco Maneta, Associate Professor, Geosciences, UM Imbalances in water supply and demand alter terrestrial systems Cory Cleveland
Feb. 13: Di Yang, Postdoc, Spatial Analysis Lab, UM Forest mosaics: Spatial vegetation biodiversity patterns from stand to regional scales in the eastern U.S.
Feb. 20: Arthur Endsley, Postdoc, NTSG, UM Global assessment of topsoil health and its role in terrestrial carbon balance using NASA’s Soil Moisture Active/ Passive Level-4 Carbon product
Feb. 27: Tabitha Graves, Research Scientist, USGS, Glacier National Park Bears to bees
March 5: Shawn Devlin, Research Scientist, FLBS UM A vibrant oasis in the world’s coldest desert: Benthic ecology of Antarctic lakes
March 12 TBA
March 19: Spring Break No seminar
March 26: Kenneth Wallen Assistant Professor, University of Idaho, Moscow The Four Fixes: A Behavioral Design Framework for Social-Ecological Systems
April 2: Tara Hudiburg, Assistant Professor, University of Idaho, Moscow Forest-atmosphere interactions in an era of fire and drought
April 9: (Room change possible) Cathy Whitlock, Regents Professor, Montana State University, Bozeman Paleoecology, conservation, and the future
April 16: Kerry Kemp, Forest Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy, Baker City, OR Restoring social-ecological resilience in fire-prone forest landscapes of the Pacific Northwest Phil Higuera, Kim Davis
April 23: Steve Thomas, Professor, University of Nebraska, Lincoln Using isotopes to track elemental cycling in stream ecosystems: foundations and frontiers Maury Valett/SE graduate students
4 p.m. Wednesday, April 30 in ISB 110: Jose Hierro, CONICET and UNLPam, Santa Rosa, La Pampa, Argentina. Note: This is a joint Seminar with DBS-OBEE

Feb
4
Tue
Conservation Seminar Series @ Forestry Building Room 206 Tickets
Feb 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Conservation Seminar Series @ Forestry Building Room 206

The 2020 FCFC SoCon Spring Seminar series takes place every Tuesday at 4 p.m. in Forestry 206. 

Date Speaker Title/Topic (Tentative)
January 14th No Public Meeting Class overview and orientation
January 21st Dr. Kyle Bocinsky

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center; MT Climate Office

Climate challenges and opportunities for the alpine ski industry in MT: A preliminary assessment
January 28th Dr. Sarah Church

MSU Dept. of Earth Sciences

Common ground, common water: Film as a tool for shared understanding of water resource management
February 4th Dr. Shandin Pete

Salish Kootenai College

Heart of the Monster, Buffalo Trails, and River Crossings: Intersecting ancient Salish hydrological knowledge with modern hydrological tools
February 11th Dr. Nadia White

Environmental and Natural Resource Journalism Program

The news media and climate change: Why earnest efforts to alert, inform, and rouse the public to action were so slow to gain traction
February 18th Dr. John Chandler

UM College of Business

Conservation opportunities to apply business analytics techniques
February 25th No Public Meeting Grad student professional development
March 3rd Dr. Jill Belsky

Dept. of Society & Conservation

Powers of inclusion: Challenges for environmental social scientists in Montana and beyond
March 10th Dr. Kristal Jones

JG Research & Evaluations

Empirical and epistemological challenges of social-environmental research
March 17th No meeting SPRING BREAK
March 24th Dr. Carina Wyborn

Luc Hoffmann Institute

Biodiversity futures: The pragmatic, political, and philosophical dimensions of transformative ecological change
March 31st Dr. Lauren Miller

Yellowstone National Park

Social Science in Yellowstone and the National Parks
April 7th Mr. Monte Mills, Esq.

Margery Hunter Brown Indian Law Clinic; UM Law

‘Third Way’: The future of legal protections for sacred sites and indigenous cultures
April 14th Dr. Leigh Welling

National Park Service, Alaska

Managing Protected Areas under a Changing Climate: Examples from Alaska and the Arctic
April 21st Dr. Zack Wurtzebach

Center for Landscape Conservation

Policy tools for adaptive decision-making in large landscape conservation
April 28th Dr. Lance Gunderson

Emory University

The good, the bad, and the ugly: Reflections and lessons of Everglades ecosystem management

 

Feb
6
Thu
Systems Ecology Seminar Series Spring 2020 @ Forestry Building Room 305 Tickets
Feb 6 @ 3:30 pm – 4:20 pm
Systems Ecology Seminar Series Spring 2020 @ Forestry Building Room 305

Join us for the Systems Ecology Seminar Series Spring 2020 every Thursday from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. in Forestry 305.

For information contact Diana Six at diana.six@umontana.edu. This lecture series  is generously supported by the NSF Institute on Ecosystems, The UM Water Center, and the Higuera, Valett, Metcalf, and Six Labs.

Jan. 23: Angie Luis, Assistant Professor WBIO/DECS UM Diversity, density, decorum and drama determine disease dynamics: Diversity has both positive and negative effects on hantavirus transmission in deer mice
Jan. 30: Dean Pearson, Research Scientist, USFS Forest Sciences Lab, Missoula Preventing a series of unfortunate events: Applying qualitative models for improved conservation in species introductions and extirpations
Feb. 6: Marco Maneta, Associate Professor, Geosciences, UM Imbalances in water supply and demand alter terrestrial systems Cory Cleveland
Feb. 13: Di Yang, Postdoc, Spatial Analysis Lab, UM Forest mosaics: Spatial vegetation biodiversity patterns from stand to regional scales in the eastern U.S.
Feb. 20: Arthur Endsley, Postdoc, NTSG, UM Global assessment of topsoil health and its role in terrestrial carbon balance using NASA’s Soil Moisture Active/ Passive Level-4 Carbon product
Feb. 27: Tabitha Graves, Research Scientist, USGS, Glacier National Park Bears to bees
March 5: Shawn Devlin, Research Scientist, FLBS UM A vibrant oasis in the world’s coldest desert: Benthic ecology of Antarctic lakes
March 12 TBA
March 19: Spring Break No seminar
March 26: Kenneth Wallen Assistant Professor, University of Idaho, Moscow The Four Fixes: A Behavioral Design Framework for Social-Ecological Systems
April 2: Tara Hudiburg, Assistant Professor, University of Idaho, Moscow Forest-atmosphere interactions in an era of fire and drought
April 9: (Room change possible) Cathy Whitlock, Regents Professor, Montana State University, Bozeman Paleoecology, conservation, and the future
April 16: Kerry Kemp, Forest Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy, Baker City, OR Restoring social-ecological resilience in fire-prone forest landscapes of the Pacific Northwest Phil Higuera, Kim Davis
April 23: Steve Thomas, Professor, University of Nebraska, Lincoln Using isotopes to track elemental cycling in stream ecosystems: foundations and frontiers Maury Valett/SE graduate students
4 p.m. Wednesday, April 30 in ISB 110: Jose Hierro, CONICET and UNLPam, Santa Rosa, La Pampa, Argentina. Note: This is a joint Seminar with DBS-OBEE

Feb
11
Tue
Conservation Seminar Series @ Forestry Building Room 206 Tickets
Feb 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Conservation Seminar Series @ Forestry Building Room 206

The 2020 FCFC SoCon Spring Seminar series takes place every Tuesday at 4 p.m. in Forestry 206. 

Date Speaker Title/Topic (Tentative)
January 14th No Public Meeting Class overview and orientation
January 21st Dr. Kyle Bocinsky

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center; MT Climate Office

Climate challenges and opportunities for the alpine ski industry in MT: A preliminary assessment
January 28th Dr. Sarah Church

MSU Dept. of Earth Sciences

Common ground, common water: Film as a tool for shared understanding of water resource management
February 4th Dr. Shandin Pete

Salish Kootenai College

Heart of the Monster, Buffalo Trails, and River Crossings: Intersecting ancient Salish hydrological knowledge with modern hydrological tools
February 11th Dr. Nadia White

Environmental and Natural Resource Journalism Program

The news media and climate change: Why earnest efforts to alert, inform, and rouse the public to action were so slow to gain traction
February 18th Dr. John Chandler

UM College of Business

Conservation opportunities to apply business analytics techniques
February 25th No Public Meeting Grad student professional development
March 3rd Dr. Jill Belsky

Dept. of Society & Conservation

Powers of inclusion: Challenges for environmental social scientists in Montana and beyond
March 10th Dr. Kristal Jones

JG Research & Evaluations

Empirical and epistemological challenges of social-environmental research
March 17th No meeting SPRING BREAK
March 24th Dr. Carina Wyborn

Luc Hoffmann Institute

Biodiversity futures: The pragmatic, political, and philosophical dimensions of transformative ecological change
March 31st Dr. Lauren Miller

Yellowstone National Park

Social Science in Yellowstone and the National Parks
April 7th Mr. Monte Mills, Esq.

Margery Hunter Brown Indian Law Clinic; UM Law

‘Third Way’: The future of legal protections for sacred sites and indigenous cultures
April 14th Dr. Leigh Welling

National Park Service, Alaska

Managing Protected Areas under a Changing Climate: Examples from Alaska and the Arctic
April 21st Dr. Zack Wurtzebach

Center for Landscape Conservation

Policy tools for adaptive decision-making in large landscape conservation
April 28th Dr. Lance Gunderson

Emory University

The good, the bad, and the ugly: Reflections and lessons of Everglades ecosystem management

 

Feb
12
Wed
Information Session: Mountaineering, Trekking in the Andes @ Campus Recreation Outdoor Program Tickets
Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Information Session: Mountaineering, Trekking in the Andes @ Campus Recreation Outdoor Program | Missoula | Montana | United States

Do you want to have the experience of a lifetime this summer? On Feb. 12, from 5-6 p.m. in the Outdoor Program there will be a free slideshow and Q&A session about the Mountaineering & Trekking in the Andes study abroad trip to Huaraz, Peru. The trip has changed people’s lives! Ask anyone who has attended.

The trip starts out with some acclimatization hikes in the areas around Huaraz, then continues as a four-day trek (one of the most popular) in the Cordillera Blanca, the Santa Cruz Trek. It is approximately 30 miles of trail, and the trek includes views of spectacular glaciated peaks, alpine valleys, scattered quenual forests and crosses a pass of 14,700 feet. With donkeys helping carry the load, the trek is made even more enjoyable and allows you to focus your attention on acclimatization instead of how heavy your pack feels at altitude.

Navigationally speaking, the route is easy to follow, and if there are questions the donkey driver knows the way. In regards to the mountaineering course, this course will prepare participants with little to no mountaineering experience to be contributing members of a climbing team by first taking a careful look at the many hazards that snow-covered mountains offer, then systematically learning the skills and techniques to combat these dangers. A peak climb objective is included to provide participants with a supervised climbing experience in which they can take the lead (as appropriate) of the climb with an instructor supporting and advising as necessary.

Register by: April 2

Cost: $2,500 (potential to be lowered depending on enrollment); $200 deposit due April 2 and total payment due May 1; includes food, gear, park fees (does not include plane ticket)

For more information, visit the College of Forestry and Conservation Peru study abroad page.

Feb
13
Thu
Systems Ecology Seminar Series Spring 2020 @ Forestry Building Room 305 Tickets
Feb 13 @ 3:30 pm – 4:20 pm
Systems Ecology Seminar Series Spring 2020 @ Forestry Building Room 305

Join us for the Systems Ecology Seminar Series Spring 2020 every Thursday from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. in Forestry 305.

For information contact Diana Six at diana.six@umontana.edu. This lecture series  is generously supported by the NSF Institute on Ecosystems, The UM Water Center, and the Higuera, Valett, Metcalf, and Six Labs.

Jan. 23: Angie Luis, Assistant Professor WBIO/DECS UM Diversity, density, decorum and drama determine disease dynamics: Diversity has both positive and negative effects on hantavirus transmission in deer mice
Jan. 30: Dean Pearson, Research Scientist, USFS Forest Sciences Lab, Missoula Preventing a series of unfortunate events: Applying qualitative models for improved conservation in species introductions and extirpations
Feb. 6: Marco Maneta, Associate Professor, Geosciences, UM Imbalances in water supply and demand alter terrestrial systems Cory Cleveland
Feb. 13: Di Yang, Postdoc, Spatial Analysis Lab, UM Forest mosaics: Spatial vegetation biodiversity patterns from stand to regional scales in the eastern U.S.
Feb. 20: Arthur Endsley, Postdoc, NTSG, UM Global assessment of topsoil health and its role in terrestrial carbon balance using NASA’s Soil Moisture Active/ Passive Level-4 Carbon product
Feb. 27: Tabitha Graves, Research Scientist, USGS, Glacier National Park Bears to bees
March 5: Shawn Devlin, Research Scientist, FLBS UM A vibrant oasis in the world’s coldest desert: Benthic ecology of Antarctic lakes
March 12 TBA
March 19: Spring Break No seminar
March 26: Kenneth Wallen Assistant Professor, University of Idaho, Moscow The Four Fixes: A Behavioral Design Framework for Social-Ecological Systems
April 2: Tara Hudiburg, Assistant Professor, University of Idaho, Moscow Forest-atmosphere interactions in an era of fire and drought
April 9: (Room change possible) Cathy Whitlock, Regents Professor, Montana State University, Bozeman Paleoecology, conservation, and the future
April 16: Kerry Kemp, Forest Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy, Baker City, OR Restoring social-ecological resilience in fire-prone forest landscapes of the Pacific Northwest Phil Higuera, Kim Davis
April 23: Steve Thomas, Professor, University of Nebraska, Lincoln Using isotopes to track elemental cycling in stream ecosystems: foundations and frontiers Maury Valett/SE graduate students
4 p.m. Wednesday, April 30 in ISB 110: Jose Hierro, CONICET and UNLPam, Santa Rosa, La Pampa, Argentina. Note: This is a joint Seminar with DBS-OBEE

Feb
14
Fri
John Ruffatto Memorial Award Deadline @ College of Business Tickets
Feb 14 @ 5:00 pm
John Ruffatto Memorial Award Deadline @ College of Business

All UM tenure-track faculty are eligible to be nominated for and receive the John Ruffatto Memorial Award, which will be presented during the University’s Week of Excellence.
The $3,500 award was established to encourage and reward UM faculty who impart practical, applicable principles into their classroom presentation. When Ruffatto, a retired Missoula financial consultant, and his friends and colleagues created the award in 1990, they did so to solidify the interdependent relationship between local businesses and the University of Montana.
Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 14, 2020, to the John Ruffatto Memorial Award Selection Committee, c/o Lyndsay Holcomb, College of Business, Gallagher Business Building room 376 or electronically to lyndsay.holcomb@mso.umt.edu.
Applicants must have gained practical knowledge in their teaching specialty through involvement with a Montana enterprise and/or through their work as a consultant. Successful applicants will demonstrate how this practical experience was brought into the classroom and how the students benefited.
Application requirements:
• Completed nomination form
• Completed supporting information form
• Three letters of support (for example, from businesses, students, or former students, academic deans, or chairs). Letter writers are asked to include a phone number at which they may be reached.
• Brief, succinct supporting materials or exhibits.
• Brief resume (two pages or less).
• A cover letter.
You may also view this information and download materials on the site for this award here:
https://www.business.umt.edu/faculty-staff/john-ruffatto-memorial-award.php

Feb
18
Tue
Conservation Seminar Series @ Forestry Building Room 206 Tickets
Feb 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Conservation Seminar Series @ Forestry Building Room 206

The 2020 FCFC SoCon Spring Seminar series takes place every Tuesday at 4 p.m. in Forestry 206. 

Date Speaker Title/Topic (Tentative)
January 14th No Public Meeting Class overview and orientation
January 21st Dr. Kyle Bocinsky

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center; MT Climate Office

Climate challenges and opportunities for the alpine ski industry in MT: A preliminary assessment
January 28th Dr. Sarah Church

MSU Dept. of Earth Sciences

Common ground, common water: Film as a tool for shared understanding of water resource management
February 4th Dr. Shandin Pete

Salish Kootenai College

Heart of the Monster, Buffalo Trails, and River Crossings: Intersecting ancient Salish hydrological knowledge with modern hydrological tools
February 11th Dr. Nadia White

Environmental and Natural Resource Journalism Program

The news media and climate change: Why earnest efforts to alert, inform, and rouse the public to action were so slow to gain traction
February 18th Dr. John Chandler

UM College of Business

Conservation opportunities to apply business analytics techniques
February 25th No Public Meeting Grad student professional development
March 3rd Dr. Jill Belsky

Dept. of Society & Conservation

Powers of inclusion: Challenges for environmental social scientists in Montana and beyond
March 10th Dr. Kristal Jones

JG Research & Evaluations

Empirical and epistemological challenges of social-environmental research
March 17th No meeting SPRING BREAK
March 24th Dr. Carina Wyborn

Luc Hoffmann Institute

Biodiversity futures: The pragmatic, political, and philosophical dimensions of transformative ecological change
March 31st Dr. Lauren Miller

Yellowstone National Park

Social Science in Yellowstone and the National Parks
April 7th Mr. Monte Mills, Esq.

Margery Hunter Brown Indian Law Clinic; UM Law

‘Third Way’: The future of legal protections for sacred sites and indigenous cultures
April 14th Dr. Leigh Welling

National Park Service, Alaska

Managing Protected Areas under a Changing Climate: Examples from Alaska and the Arctic
April 21st Dr. Zack Wurtzebach

Center for Landscape Conservation

Policy tools for adaptive decision-making in large landscape conservation
April 28th Dr. Lance Gunderson

Emory University

The good, the bad, and the ugly: Reflections and lessons of Everglades ecosystem management

 

Feb
20
Thu
Systems Ecology Seminar Series Spring 2020 @ Forestry Building Room 305 Tickets
Feb 20 @ 3:30 pm – 4:20 pm
Systems Ecology Seminar Series Spring 2020 @ Forestry Building Room 305

Join us for the Systems Ecology Seminar Series Spring 2020 every Thursday from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. in Forestry 305.

For information contact Diana Six at diana.six@umontana.edu. This lecture series  is generously supported by the NSF Institute on Ecosystems, The UM Water Center, and the Higuera, Valett, Metcalf, and Six Labs.

Jan. 23: Angie Luis, Assistant Professor WBIO/DECS UM Diversity, density, decorum and drama determine disease dynamics: Diversity has both positive and negative effects on hantavirus transmission in deer mice
Jan. 30: Dean Pearson, Research Scientist, USFS Forest Sciences Lab, Missoula Preventing a series of unfortunate events: Applying qualitative models for improved conservation in species introductions and extirpations
Feb. 6: Marco Maneta, Associate Professor, Geosciences, UM Imbalances in water supply and demand alter terrestrial systems Cory Cleveland
Feb. 13: Di Yang, Postdoc, Spatial Analysis Lab, UM Forest mosaics: Spatial vegetation biodiversity patterns from stand to regional scales in the eastern U.S.
Feb. 20: Arthur Endsley, Postdoc, NTSG, UM Global assessment of topsoil health and its role in terrestrial carbon balance using NASA’s Soil Moisture Active/ Passive Level-4 Carbon product
Feb. 27: Tabitha Graves, Research Scientist, USGS, Glacier National Park Bears to bees
March 5: Shawn Devlin, Research Scientist, FLBS UM A vibrant oasis in the world’s coldest desert: Benthic ecology of Antarctic lakes
March 12 TBA
March 19: Spring Break No seminar
March 26: Kenneth Wallen Assistant Professor, University of Idaho, Moscow The Four Fixes: A Behavioral Design Framework for Social-Ecological Systems
April 2: Tara Hudiburg, Assistant Professor, University of Idaho, Moscow Forest-atmosphere interactions in an era of fire and drought
April 9: (Room change possible) Cathy Whitlock, Regents Professor, Montana State University, Bozeman Paleoecology, conservation, and the future
April 16: Kerry Kemp, Forest Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy, Baker City, OR Restoring social-ecological resilience in fire-prone forest landscapes of the Pacific Northwest Phil Higuera, Kim Davis
April 23: Steve Thomas, Professor, University of Nebraska, Lincoln Using isotopes to track elemental cycling in stream ecosystems: foundations and frontiers Maury Valett/SE graduate students
4 p.m. Wednesday, April 30 in ISB 110: Jose Hierro, CONICET and UNLPam, Santa Rosa, La Pampa, Argentina. Note: This is a joint Seminar with DBS-OBEE