Molly Retzlaff

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Molly Retzlaff

M.S. student, Forestry

Office Hours:

M-W-F (0700:1700) November to April


Bachelor's of Art, University of Montana, 2012

Research Interests

Whitebark pine restoration, climate change, fire effects and behavior

Field of Study

Field Ecology, Botany, Forestry

Specialized Skills

Plant ID

Professional Experience

Forestry Tech- Rocky Mountain Research Station 2014- current

Botany Tech- USFS R1 North Zone 2010-2013

Honors / Awards

Graduated Magna Cum Laude


I enjoy hiking with my husband and dogs, perusing the Saturday Farmer's markets, gardening, travel, and dance. 

Selected Publications

Stalling, Chris, Robert E. Keane, and Molly Retzlaff. 2017. "Surface fuel changes after severe disturbances in northern Rocky Mountain ecosystems." Forest Ecology and Management 400. 38-47.

Retzlaff, Molly L.; Leirfallom, Signe B.; Keane, Robert E. 2016. “A 20-year reassessment of the health and status of whitebark pine forests in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, Montana.” Res. Note RMRS-RN-73. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 10 p.