Seminar in Conservation Social Science - 2019

Join us for the Seminar in Conservation Social Science – Spring 2019 lecture series, Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. in CHCB 452. For more information, contact laurie.yung@umontana.edu or elizabeth.metcalf@umontana.edu, Department of Society and Conservation, University of Montana.

January 23: Going with the Flow: Resistance to Water Conservation in Southwest Kansas by Benjamin Gray, Postdoctoral Scholar, Society and Conservation, W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana

January 30: Locally Informed Land Use Planning in the Far North of Finland, Lapland by Sini Kantola, Ph.D. Candidate and Fulbright Fellow, University of Oulu, Finland

February 6: Envisioning ‘Co…Management’ for the Badger-Two Medicine by Martin Nie, Professor of Natural Resource Policy, Society and Conservation, W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana

February 13: What Lies Beneath?  A Voyage into the Deep, Dark World of Groundwater and the Implications of its Influence at the Surface by Payton Gardner, Assistant Professor, Geosciences, College of Humanities and Sciences, University of Montana

February 20: Recreation, Access, and Montana’s Economy by Rachel VandeVoort, Director, Montana Office of Outdoor Recreation and Ryan Weiss, Public Access Specialist, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation 

March 6: Measurement to (Im)prove Water Quality: Environmental Measurement in Water and Agriculture Management and Policy by Chloe Wardropper, Assistant Professor of Human Dimensions of Ecosystem Management, Department of Natural Resources and Society, University of Idaho

March 13: Crossing Boundaries: Place Making, Social Learning, and Adaptive Governance by Dan Williams, Research Social Scientist and Director of Organization Learning and Resiliency, USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station 

March 20: The Emergence of Critical Water Resource Geography by Sarah Halvorson, Professor of Geography, College of Humanities and Sciences, University of Montana 

April 4: Using Structured Decision Making to Resolve Public Conflict: Setting Hunting Seasons for Lions in Western Montana by Mike Mitchell, Unit Leader, Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, University of Montana

April 10: Quantifying Resilience to the Impacts of Wildfires on Children’s Health by Erin Semmens, Assistant Professor, School of Public and Community Health Sciences, University of Montana

April 17: The Science of Stories: How Narratives Work in Risk Communication by Liz Shanahan, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Department of Political Science, Montana State University