CANCELLED: Systems Ecology Seminar Series Spring 2020 Forestry Building Room 305


March 26, 2020 @ 3:30 pm – 4:20 pm

Note: The March 26 seminar by Kenneth Wallen is cancelled. The remainder of the series will move online beginning April 2. Please check back soon for more information. 

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 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
CANCELLED: 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