The University of Montana welcomes 25 Iraqi students this week as part of the 2017 Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program.
The students are participating in a three-week program focused on international peace building through studies in environmental and cultural preservation. They were selected by...
Joe LaManna, a 2015 PhD graduate of the UM Wildlife Biology program, and professor Andrew Larson are co-authors on new research that provides insights into why tree diversity is higher in the tropics compared to more northern latitudes.
LaManna, a lead author of the study just published in the...
New research shows that Ponderosa saplings planted for their potential to grow the fastest, straightest timber turned out poorly prepared to survive a mountain pine beetle epidemic. UM professor Anna Sala used Lubrecht Forest to see how mountain pine beetles impacted tree growth.
Ruth Swaney, coordinator of our Native American Natural Resource Program, and UM colleagues just received a grant from the National Science Foundation to promote professional success for Native American faculty in the STEM fields. “One of the really exciting aspects of this project is that a...
Natalie Dawson, director of the Wilderness Institute, just published research showing that the elusive American pine marten might be more diverse than originally thought. The forests of northwest North America may harbor not one, but two distinct species of the mammal.
Tempa Tshering came to Montana to learn more about the tigers of his native Bhutan, studying with wildlife biology professors Scott Mills and Mark Hebblewhite.
A new study by professor Andrew Larson demonstrates flaws in the methods used to argue that fire-prone Sierra Nevada forests were historically crowded with trees.
“When it comes to carbon sequestration and climate change adaptation, we can have our cake and eat it too,” says professor Andrew Larson, about his new research, highlighted in Science, on how tree density affects carbon storage.
This month we lost a great friend of our college - former professor Bob Ream, who in 1974 founded the Wilderness & Civilization program. Read more about Bob and the amazing legacy he has left for our students.
Wildlife biology professor Andrew Whiteley just received the prestigious NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award. This is very deserving recognition of his outstanding research and education. He'll use the five-year award to continue looking into questions of genetic rescue as a tool for...
Congrats to grad student Evan Tipton for winning the statewide #SharkTankMT competition for his business idea to help tourism operators manage digital marketing.
Montana landowners across the state now have access to hourly reports of soil moisture, temperature, soil quality, rainfall and more. The Montana Climate Office launched the Montana Mesonet information network this past summer, installing wireless weather stations at 13 sites across Big Sky Country.
Bill and Carolyn Franke and their family recently gave $24 million to the University of Montana; $18 million of the gift will benefit students, faculty and research in the W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation.
Few Montanans have parlayed an eighth-grade education at a one-room school and backwoods skills into leadership positions in the U.S. Forest Service and the nation’s conservation movement as the late Bud Moore did.
The movie "Bud's Place" premieres Wed. March 15 at 7 p.m. in the University Center...
Wildlife Biology program doctoral student Robin Steenweg shows that remote cameras can transform monitoring of wildlife and habitat biodiversity in a new paper.
Ruth Swaney, coordinator of our Native American Natural Resource Program, is a co-author on a new study pointing to barriers faced by native students pursuing degrees in natural resources -- and ways in which students are overcoming those challenges
Congratulations to our academic adviser Jeanne Franz - she is UM's December winner of its Above and Beyond Award (recognizing outstanding staff). Jeanne provides personalized, caring support for hundreds of students in the program.
A former student recently sent a note to Franz thanking her for...