- Bears in Yellowstone's Northern Range - Andrea interviewed Nate Bowersock about his career path and his research, as part
of the podcast "Today's Voices of Conservation Science" (also available on Spotify, iTunes, and
- Going to bat for bats - Andrea gave a talk about bats as part of the Montana Institute on Ecosystem's Distingushed Lecturer
- Black bear project targets last piece of predator puzzle - Yellowstone Forever posted an article focused on Nate Bowersock's research on black bears.
- Bears and rub trees - Hitomi Okada presented her research at the Student Research Celebration at MSU.
You can read the article in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle here or here.
- Science Sleuth - Andrea talked about several projects that are making use of non-invasive sampling
methods to understand changes in animal populations at a College of Letters and Science
event featuring all 15 departments in the College.
- Demography of turkeys in South Dakota - Michael Yarnall was interviewed for the podcast, "Today's Voices of Conservation Science".
- Bat conservation in Montana - Shannon Hilty was interviewed for the podcast, "Today's Voices of Conservation Science".
- Effects of prescribed fire - Andrea was part of a team that wrote a technical review for The Wildlife Society
on the effects of prescribed fire on wildlife. You can read more in the Confluence here, here, and here.
- A bear's-eye view - Check out the amazing footage from camera collars used in Nate Bowersock's work, which have been included this interactive coverage by National Geographic.
- Marmots speak - Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks developed a video about Ben Turnock's research, which was also covered in this article from the Great Falls Tribune.
- Searching for signs of roosting bats - Montana State University wrote an article about Cheyenne Stirling's undergraduate research here.
Awards and other announcements
- Elise Loggers joined the lab as a new Master's student during fall 2019.
- Andrea was accepted to be part of a short course on Bayesian statistics during summer 2019.
- Andrea has been granted sabbatical leave for the 2019-2020 academic year.
- Jacob Melhuish was honored with the Wynn Freeman Award at the 2019 annual meeting of The Wildlife
Society in Helena, MT.
- Shannon Hilty was awarded a travel grant from the College of Letters and Science to attend and present at
the 2019 annual meeting of the Western Bat Working Group in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
- Thomas Sutton joined the lab as a new Master's student during spring 2019!
- Michael Yarnall successfully defended his thesis focused on demography of turkeys in the Black Hills
of South Dakota in November 2018. Congratulations!
- James Waxe and Nate Bowersock recieved scholarships at the annual Ecology awards banquet in fall 2018. James was honored with the Jim Patton
Wildlife Management Scholarship and Nate was awarded a Jack Creek Preserve Wildlife
- Hitomi Okada and Monique Metza both received funds from the Undergraduate Scholars Program at MSU to support their
summer research projects on bears and bats, respectively.
- Shannon HIlty and Michael Yarnall were awarded travel grants from the College of Letters and Science and Jacob Melhuish received funds from the Undergraduate Scholars Program at MSU to attend and present
at the 2018 meeting of the Montana Chapter of The Wildlife Society in Butte, MT
- Hitomi Okada was awarded funds from the Undergraduate Scholars Program at MSU to support her independent
research project on bears and rub trees.
- Older news/announcements have been archived.