IoE Rough Cut Seminar Series - Dr. Arica Crootof
- Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
As part of the Montana Institute on Ecosystems' Rough Cut Seminar Series, Dr. Arica Crootof will give the talk "Designing Collaborative Research: Understanding Public Perceptions of the Warm Springs Ponds to Inform Reclamation Needs" at noon on Wednesday, September 2. Please note that this seminar will be virtual, with call-in information below.
Students at the University of Montana Western are researching recreational use and public perceptions of water quality and contamination of the Warm Springs Ponds in the Upper Clark Fork Watershed. While these ponds are locally known for trophy-sized trout and critical bird habitat, they are also known to hold 19 million cubic yards of contaminated sediment. By working with local agencies, organizations, and community members, students are co-designing questionnaires and interviews to capture the range of uses and diverse perspectives of the ponds. Through this collaborative design, survey outcomes will then be able to inform reclamation plans.
Dr. Arica Crootof is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Sustainability at the University of Montana Western. Dr. Crootof draws on her interdisciplinary education, a B.A. in Environmental Science, an M.S. in Hydrology, and a Ph.D. in Human-Environment Geography, to both study and teach about the complex challenges of water resources management.
Join Rough Cut seminar online:
- Meeting number: 120 383 7894
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