IoE Rough Cut Seminar Series - "Working with Beaver for Riparian Health"
- Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
As part of the Montana Institute on Ecosystems Rough Cut Seminar Series, Andrew Bobst, Andrew Lahr, and Dr. Jamie McEvoy will present "Working with Beaver for Riparian Health: How University Research Supports Conservation and Management" at noon on Wednesday, November 18. Please note that this seminar will be virtual, with call-in information below.
Andrew Bobst is a Hydrogeologist with the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, and a Ph.D. candidate in the Land Resources and Environmental Sciences Department at Montana State University – Bozeman. His portion of the presentation will focus on the likely effects of beaver-mimicry stream restoration on groundwater levels and dry-season stream flows.
Andrew Lahr is a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Montana’s Wildlife Biology degree program, working with Dr. Lisa Eby. Interested in conservation solutions at the nexus of terrestrial and aquatic habitats, Andrew has focused on the potential for beaver-based restoration to create climate resilience in Rocky Mountain headwaters. As such, Andrew’s dissertation work aims at understanding the effects of natural and simulated beaver activity on trout in Western Montana. More specifically, Andrew’s research examines how beaver modified habitats alter trout movement, population demographics, and native/non-native species interactions. In this Rough Cut session, Andrew will present preliminary results from two of his dissertation chapters focused on the immediate effects of beaver dam analogs to fish habitat and communities and the effects of beaver dams on trout passage and habitat connectivity.
Dr. Jamie McEvoy is an associate professor in the Earth Sciences program at Montana State University, where she is a human-environment geographer with a research focus on climate change adaptation in the water sector. Jamie has worked with graduate students in the Musselshell River and Upper Missouri Headwaters Basins of Montana to understand the social and institutional barriers and opportunities for natural water storage projects (e.g., water rights, permitting, conservation and restoration incentives, trust in information and agencies, and public perception). In this presentation, Jamie will give an overview of her findings from this research.
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