New research from a team of 98 scientists - including professor Andrew Larson - in 21 countries and territories has found that the largest 1 percent of trees in mature and old forests comprise about 50 percent of forest biomass worldwide.
Professor John Kimball is part of a team of UM scientists that discovered that climate change will significantly impact plant traits and distributions in the coming decades, affecting global ecosystem productivity.
Professor Solomon Dobrowski and colleagues produced a dataset of high-resolution monthly climate and climatic water balance for global terrestrial surfaces from 1958-2015. Animations of the data are also available online.
New research by University of Montana alumna Eva Masin and restoration ecology Professor Cara Nelson examines the effectiveness of using domestic sheep to control nonnative invasive plants.
Professor Mark Hebblewhite is coauthor of a paper published Jan. 25 in the journal Science that shows mammals move distances two to three times shorter in human-modified landscapes than in wild landscapes.
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Preliminary research by the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research shows that travelers to Montana upped their spending in 2017. Approx. 12.2 million nonresidents visited the state and spent more than $3 billion.
The forests you see today are not what you will see in the future. That’s the over-arching finding from a new study on the resilience of Rocky Mountain forests, led by Colorado State University. UM professor of fire ecology Philip Higuera is a co-author of the study recently published in the...
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.