Research at the FCFC
2017 was a very active fire year in Montana and much of the U.S. Our faculty are often asked to provide their expertise to various news outlets on this important topic.
New research by professors Alex Metcalf and Libby Metcalf and recent alumna Kathryn Khumalo finds that Montanans have varying beliefs about the acceptablity of managing wild elk to prevent the spread of Brucellois.
Professor Brian Chaffin is part of a UM team using remote sensing to better understand Montana's agricultural lands and drought, with a new grant from NASA.
Professor Phil Higuera and colleagues will reconstruct the causes and ecosystem impacts of large wildfires in the Rocky Mountains over the past 2,500 years, with a new grant from the National Science Foundation.
A WBIO alum and professor Andrew Larson are co-authors on new research that provides insights into why tree diversity is higher in the tropics compared to more northern latitudes.
Natalie Dawson found that the elusive American pine marten might be more diverse than originally thought. The forests may harbor two distinct species of the mammal.