Pine beetles changing forests

Pine beetles changing forests

Professor Diana Six leads readers of the latest issue of National Geographic magazine into an investigation of the tiny beetles that are changing western forests. The most recent edition of Mother Jones magazine also features professor Six explaining that it might actually be a good thing that beetles are gobbling up forests.
Constraints on female hunters

Constraints on female hunters

New research by professor Libby Metcalf shows that women who identify as "family-oriented" hunters have the most constraints on their participation in the sport.
What the Arctic's past tells us about future climate

What the Arctic's past tells us about future climate

Professor Ash Ballantyne is part of a group of scientists looking at the Arctic's past as a model for the Arctic's future. This story in Discover magazine (pdf) looks at fossils uncovered from melting permafrost that show how climate models of a future Arctic underestimate how warm it will become.

Research

Selected publications

Understanding Hunting Constraints and Negotiation Strategies: A Typology of Female Hunters in Human Dimensions of Wildlife: An International Journal, Jan. 2015. Libby Metcalf.

Asynchronous Amazon forest canopy phenology indicates adaptation to both water and light availability in Environmental Research Letters, Dec. 2014. PhD student Matt Jones.

Managing the whole landscape: historical, hybrid and novel ecosystems in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Dec. 2014 co-authored by Cara Nelson and Laurie Yung

Artificial Amplification of Warming Trends Across the Mountains of the Western United States in Geophysical Research Letters, Jan. 2015. Jared Oyler, Solomon Dobrowski, Ashley Ballantyne, Anna Klene, Steve Running

Research in the Media

Pine Beetle Epidemic - National Geographic - Professor Diana Six leads readers into an exploration of the tiny beetle that is changing western forests

Cold Case: What Arctic Fossils Reveal About our Future Climate - Discover magazine - Professor Ash Ballantyne is part of a team looking at fossils from the mid-Pliocene to improve Arctic climate models.

Wild yaks: Shaggy barometers of climate change - Phys.org - Professors Joel Berger and Mark Hebblewhite recently published a paper in Scientific Reports about their work on yak in the remote Tibetan Plateau

NASA has a plan to take the most detailed scans the world's forests ever - Business Insider Australia - with quotes from professor Steve Running

Report: Tourist Spending in Montana increased to nearly $4 billion last year - Missoulian