IoE Rough Cut Seminar Series - "Working with Beaver for Riparian Health Part 2"
- Wednesday, February 3, 2021 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
As part of the Montana Institute on Ecosystems Rough Cut Seminar Series, Torrey Ritter and Dr. Rebekah Levine will present "Working with Beaver for Riparian Health: How University Research Supports Conservation and Management (Part 2)" on Wednesday, February 3 at noon via WebEx.
Torrey Ritter is a nongame wildlife biologist with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks in Missoula, MT. He went to Montana State University for a Bachelor’s degree in Organismal Biology. He then spent the next 6 years working for various state and federal wildlife agencies on a variety of wildlife species including grizzly bears, elk, small mammals, peregrine falcons, sage grouse, and best of all, beavers. Torrey returned to MSU in 2015 for graduate school and spent 3 years studying beaver dispersal and habitat selection in the Upper Madison and Gallatin river drainages in southwest Montana. Torrey has become fascinated by beavers and their ability to modify stream and riparian habitat and is ecstatic to have the latitude to work on a wide variety of beaver-related projects in his current position. https://www.facebook.com/MontanaFWP/posts/introducingtuesdays-with-torreygreetings-my-name-is-torrey-ritter-and-i-was-rece/2137384816304692/
Dr. Rebekah Levine is a geomorphologist and an associate professor in the Environmental Sciences Department at the University of Montana Western (UMW) where students in her classes are involved in field-based projects that focus on the role that water plays in shaping landscapes and ecosystems.
Rebekah received an undergraduate degree in Geosciences and American Studies at Williams College, an M.S. in Science Education at Montana State University and her PhD at the University of New Mexico in Earth and Planetary Sciences, studying the interactions between beavers and streams in southwest Montana from the mid-Holocene to the present.
Rebekah continues to focus on snow, water and geomorphology through funded research in partnership with local, state and federal agencies. Working with UMW students in immersive field-based courses, she provides water data, surficial maps and land assessments to serve local communities in planning and management. Rebekah, her wildlife-biologist husband, twin son and daughter, and yellow lab make their home in the headwaters of the Upper Missouri River and are explorers of the surrounding wild landscapes.
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