Climate trajectories and minimum cumulative exposureNew research by forest landscape ecology Professor Solomon Dobrowski shows that organisms will face more hardships as they relocate when climate change makes their current homes uninhabitable. Read more.
Flathead River at US-Canada border. Photo by Harvey Locke.Gravel-bed river floodplains are some of the most ecologically important habitats in North America, according to new research by faculty members Vicky Dreitz, Mark Hebblewhite, Winsor Lowe and Cara Nelson along with colleagues from UM and elsewhere. Read more.

Research in the Media

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

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