Sean Parks research mapCongratulations to former PhD student Sean Parks (currently a research ecologist at the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute. He and his adviser Cara Nelson just received the Excellence in Wilderness Stewardship Research Award from the U.S. Forest Service. 

Sage GrouseThe Avian Science Center and its partners at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published research showing that conservation efforts for songbirds have also benefitted sage-grouse. Read more.

Research in the Media

Two Lesser-Known Reasons to Celebrate our Public Lands - High Country News - Nov. 2016

Research: Sage Grouse Umbrella Helps Other Bird Species - Public News Service - Nov. 2016

Looking to the Stars - The LaGrande Observer - Oct. 2016

New study: More mushrooms thrive in Rim Fire burn - The Union Democrat - July 2016

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