Seminar: Montana Water "FLoW" - Fall 2016

FLoW Seminar: Faculty Lecturing on Water will expose students to the diversity of research on water being done around Montana by UM faculty. Students can take this seminar for one credit.

Seminar meets every Tues. from 4-4:50 in University (Main) Hall room 210. Students: Register for NRSM 494/594.

Water is essential to sustain life on planet earth, but it also brings us together in many different ways. Each day Montanans use water to grow food or access waterways for recreation. Policy makers and water users make decisions routinely that impact current and future supplies of clean water to support humans and ecosystems. We value water physically, economically, culturally, and spiritually. Here at the University of Montana as well as at other organizations and agencies operating across the state, water runs central to the research and focus of many faculty, scientists, administrators, and policy makers.


Sep. 6 – Andrew Wilcox (UM Geosciences), Fluvial Geomorphology

Sep. 13 – Ben Colman (CFC DECS), Aquatic Ecosystem Ecology

Sept. 21 - Jim Elser (Flathead Lake Biological Station) - "Some past, some present some future from the Flathead Lake Biological Station"

Sep. 27 – Maury Valett (UM DBS), Systems Ecology

Oct. 4 – Chris Brick, Clark Fork Coalition

Oct. 11 – David Shively (UM Geography), Geography/Community Planning

Oct. 18 – Michelle Bryan (UM Law), Water Law

Oct. 25 - Lisa Eby (UM DECS), Aquatic Vertebrate Ecology and Climate Change

Nov. 1 - Marco Maneta (UM Geosciences), "The Length-Scale of Water Poverty"

Nov. 15 – Kelsey Jencso (UM Forest Management), Watershed Hydrology

Nov. 22 - Wyatt Cross (MSU Water Center) Freshwater Ecology and The Montana Water Center

Nov. 29 – Sarah Halvorson (UM Geography) "The North Fork of the Flathead: Hope for a New Paradigm of Transboundary River Governance"

Seminar sponsored by: The River Center (Dept. of Geosciences), College of Forestry and Conservation, and Montana Insitute on Ecosystems.

Contact Brian Chaffin with questions