Fall Semester 2017
Thursdays 3:30-4:30, Lewis Hall Room 304
Seminars are free and open to the public.

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Advance notice is requested so that accommodations can be made for special needs.
Contact ecology@montana.edu or (406) 994-4548.

Date Seminar Details
August 31 Dr. Sarah Hollis Woodard
Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside
Nutritional ecology and physiology of bumble bees
September 7 Department Introductions
Represent your lab and tell everyone about your research!
September 14 Dr. Erin Mordecai
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Stanford University
Global change and the ecology of vector transmission
September 21

Dr. Mark Hebblewhite
Associate Professor, Department of Ecosystem & Conservation Sciences, University of Montana
Billion-dollar Caribou: A Case for Conservation Triage

September 28 Gary Tabor
Founder and Executive Director, Center for Large Landscape Conservation
Large Scale Conservation in a Time of Small Thinking
October 5 Kira Cassidy
Research Associate, Yellowstone Forever
Home is where the Howl is: Lessons in Gray Wolf Territoriality and Interpack Aggression
October 12 Clay Bolt
Natural history & conservation photographer
Program Officer, Communications, Northern Great Plains Program, World Wildlife Fund
Hope is a Thing with Little Clear Wings
October 19 Dr. Ash Ballantyne
Assistant Professor, Department of Ecosystem & Conservation Sciences, University of Montana
Affiliated Faculty, Montana Institute on Ecosystems
Unraveling Net Carbon Exchange into Photosynthesis and Respiration Fluxes from Global to Ecosystem Scales
October 26

Dr. Steven Kalinowski
Professor, Department of Ecology, Montana State University
The role of scientific reasoning in learning science

November 2 Leonardo Calle
Doctoral Student, Department of Ecology, Montana State University
Preparation for a Career in Ecology
November 9 Dr. Dan Isaak
Research Fish Biologist, US Forest Service, Idaho
Big Data, STEM, User-communities, & Preserving Aquatic Biodiversity in the West
November 16 Dr. Bruce Maxwell
Professor, Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana State University
Affiliated Faculty, Montana Institute on Ecosystems
Pinus contorta Invasions in the Southern Hemisphere: Potential Biodiversity Impacts and Management Approaches
November 23 No seminar; Thanksgiving Holiday
November 30

Dr. Yuriko Yano
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Ecology, Montana State University
Linking climate, nitrogen availability, and nitrogen use strategies of trees across a watershed in western montane forests

December 7 Dr. Phaedra Budy
Professor, Utah State University; Unit Leader, U.S. Geological Survey - Utah Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
Towards a better understanding of factors that limit and facilitate one of the world's most invasive fishes
December 14 No Seminar; Finals Week