Research at the College of Forestry and Conservation

Professor Ashley Ballantyne just received a grant from NSF's EAGER-NEON. He's looking at ecosystem carbon production and consumption across North America. 

Professor Mark Hebblewhite and colleagues just got a grant from NASA to study the impact of climate change in the Arctic Boreal region. 

College of Forestry and Conservation researchers brought in more than $35,000,000 in external grants in 2013-14 to support their work.

Research in the Media

Sorry, "skeptics": Global warming may not be so great for plant life after all - The Washington Post - Steve Running's study on how climate change will affect plant growth

Soil Nutrients May Keep Plants from Slowing Down Climate Change - Nature World News - Cory Cleveland's recent study of how nitrogen limitations will reduce plant's uptake of C02

Drilling Continues on Critical Alberta Caribou Habitat Despite Recovery Deadline - HuffPost Alberta - Professors Mark Hebblewhite and Brady Allred analyzed the impact of energy development on caribou habitat in Alberta

Experts highlight importance of bike tourism to Montana economy - Missoulian - Norma Nickerson details the economic impact of bikers to Montana 

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