Wildlife in a Fragmented World: Lessons in Connectivity Conservation from the Northern Rockies
- Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
- Belgrade Community Library
Wildlife relies on the ability to move freely through the landscape (referred to by scientists as "ecological connectivity") to maintain healthy populations and adapt to a changing climate. Tyler Creech, spatial ecologist with Bozeman’s Center for Large Landscape Conservation, will share examples from the Northern Rockies and across the globe that illustrate the challenges wildlife face as landscapes are increasingly fragmented by roads, pipelines, residential development, and other human land uses. Creech will also discuss how science is providing solutions such as wildlife corridors and crossing structures.
Tyler Creech is a spatial ecologist with Bozeman’s Center for Large Landscape Conservation. He develops tools to inform conservation, focusing on landscape connectivity for wildlife populations and mitigating climate change impacts. Tyler holds an M.Sc. from MSU (studying disease ecology of elk) and a PhD from Oregon State University (studying climate change vulnerability of desert bighorn sheep).
This MSU Wonderlust Community Event is presented by MSU Wonderlust Lifelong Learning and the Belgrade Community Library, and is free and open to the public. A pre-program social and refreshments at 5:30pm are sponsored by First Interstate Bank. Presentation begins at 6pm.
Wonderlust Lifelong Learning is a program of Academic Technology and Outreach (ATO) at Montana State University. ATO works across MSU to support and advance our land-grant mission through unique and innovative opportunities for outreach and engagement.