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Museum of Rockies talk to cover climate change and natural resource management

October 19, 2012 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN - Dennis Ojima of Colorado State University will present "Emerging Challenges for Natural Resource Management under Changing Climate," a public talk at the Museum of the Rockies on Thursday, Oct. 25.

Ojima, of Colorado State University, will speak in the Hager Auditorium at Montana State University's Museum of the Rockies. The 7 p.m. presentation is free and kicks off with light snacks and beverages at 6:15 p.m.

Ojima is a professor at the Warner College of Natural Resources at CSU and is a senior scholar at the Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment. He is also the university consortium director for the newly established U.S. Department of the Interior North Central Climate Science Center.

Ojima's research focuses on global change effects on ecosystems, including climate and land-use changes, carbon accounting methods for forest carbon sequestration, and adaptation and mitigation strategies to climate change.

Ojima is an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow and has received recognition for his international contributions to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. He has received the 2005 Zayed International Prize for the Environment and the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

The presentation is part of the Montana Institute on Ecosystems' Distinguished Speaker Series with support from Montana NSF EPSCoR.

Contact: Martha Sellers, Montana Institute on Ecosystems, (406) 994-7568, marthab@montana.edu.