2012 tundra fire in Alaska. Photo by Phil Higuera

New research by UM affiliate scientist Adam Young and UM fire ecology associate professor Phil Higuera projects an increased probability of fires occurring in Alaskan Boreal forest and tundra under a warmer, drier climate.

tropical forest

When University of Montana biogeochemistry Professor Cory Cleveland begins a new project in Panama this summer, he will push the boundaries of soil science and how scientists collaborate with journalists to document their research. Read more.

Research in the Media

Grant fueling wildlfire research at UM - KPAX - May 2016

How Science Can Help to Halt the Western Bark Beetle Plague - Yale Environment 360 - Jan. 2016

Montana farmers start talking climate change - High Country News - Nov. 2015

The Boreal is Burning - Takepart - Nov. 2015

Forestry journal publishes UM students' research - ABC FoxMontana - Nov. 2015

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