Research

Selected publications

Hillslope Topography Mediates Spatial Patterns of Ecosystem Sensitivity to ClimateBiogeosciences - PhD student Zach Hoylman, Kelsey Jencso and Carl Seielstad

Global importance of large-diameter trees - Global Ecology and Biogeography - Andrew Larson

Measuring Visitor Experiences: Creating and Testing the Tourism Autobiographical Memory Scale - Journal of Travel Research - former grad student Jake Jorgenson, Norma Nickerson, Elizabeth Metcalf

The business perspective in ecological restoration: issues and challenges - Restoration Ecology - Elizabeth Metcalf

Public Engagement in Social-Ecological Systems Management: An Application of Social Justice Theory - Society and Natural Resources - former grad student Frederick Lauer, Alex Metcalf, Elizabeth Metcalf

Shifting conceptions of complexity in forest management and silviculture - Forest Ecology and Management - Andrew Larson

Winter color polymorphisms identify global hot spots for evolutionary rescue from climate change - Science - L. Scott Mills, Professor of Wildlife Biology and Associate Vice President of Research for Global Change and Sustainability

TerraClimate, a high-resolution global dataset of monthly climate and climatic water balance from 1958-2015 - Scientific Data - Solomon Dobrowski and alumnus Sean Parks

Can sheep control invasive forbs without compromising efforts to restore native plants? - Rangeland Ecology and Management - Cara Nelson and alumna Eva Masin

Vertical distribution of foliar biomass in western larch (Larix occidentalis) - Canadian Journal of Forest Research - David Affleck

Evidence for declining forest resilience to wildfires under climate change - Ecology Letters - Philip Higuera

Sampling scales define occupancy and underlying occupancy-abundance relationships in animals - Ecology - Mark Hebblewhite, Paul Lukacs

 

Research in the Media

Why the Arctic is SmolderingBBC Future – August 27, 2019

Living with fire: New paper suggest rethinking relationship with wildfireBozeman Daily Chronicle – August 20, 2019

Where there’s wildfire, there’s smoke. Protecting ‘clean-air refugees.’The Christian Science Monitor – August 28, 2019

Missoula’s short-term vacation home numbers rise, affecting real estate marketMissoulian – August 15, 2019

Transported Trout ThriveMissoulian – July 25, 2019

Withstanding wildfire with words: study seeks best ways to recoveryMissoulian – July 8, 2019

Study shows rising impact of tourism spending in Montana – KPAX – June 28, 2019

University of Montana, Missoula County, rethink weed managementMissoulian – May 27, 2019

Restoring forests to save the Bossou Chimpanzees – U.S. Embassy in Guinea – March 18, 2019

Climate change will make a walk in the woods a much rarer pleasure – CNN – March 12, 2019

The Hidden Battle Threatening the Future of America’s Wild PlacePacific Standard – March 5, 2019

Leafcutter ant ‘compost piles’ produce potent greenhouse gases – Science – January 1, 2019

New app helps western land managers see vegetation changesMissoulian – January 1, 2019

Animals are Losing Their Vagility, or Ability To Roam Freely - New York Times - Feb. 19, 2018

How Color-Changing Animals Are Rebelling Against Climate Change - National Geographic - Feb. 17, 2018

To Survive, These Animals Must Lose Their Camouflage - The Atlantic - Feb. 15, 2018