News & Announcements

Zinke's fire memo calls for aggressive forest thinning - High Country News, Sept. 18, 2017

Rep Gianforte Criticizes Environmental Groups For Logging Lawsuits - Montana Public Radio, Sept. 15, 2017

Forest Ecologist Comments on Senator Daines' Fire Call - Montana Public Radio, Sept. 14, 2017

Wildfires raged over nine states for the first half of September. Here's what will rise from the ashes - Popular Science, Sept. 13, 2017

Wild Science: Wilderness and Fires - A film by the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute about the critical importance of wilderness fire science to understanding the complex nature of forest fires, and to informing natural resource management across all landscapes, featuring interview with Andrew Larson

Does logging help prevent forest fires? - ABC Fox Montana, Sept. 1, 2017

Jungles beat forests for biodiversity, but why? UM researchers find unexpected answer - Missoulian, July 5, 2017

Montana forests show carbon-sequestration potential of thinned acres - Treesource, April 28, 2017

To save forests, cut some trees down, scientists say - Science, April 21, 2017

Forests and Carbon: Thinning young forests can help them store carbon when mature - an article from The Nature Conservancy Montana about the research of recently graduated grad student Mike Schaedel, now a TNC stewardship assistant

To make forests more resilient to climate change we might ironically have to cut some trees - ZMEScience, April 24, 2017

In the Year Following Fire, a Mushroom Bonanza - The Artful Amoeba, Sept. 2, 2016

New study: Morel mushrooms thrive in Rim Fire burn - The Union Democrat, July 29, 2016

Researchers Study Morel Abundance After 2013 Rim Fire - UW Offshoots, July 29, 2016

New University of Montana study quantifies morel mushroom abundance after wildfire - EurekAlert, July 25, 2016

Morel mushrooms pop up, cluster together after wildfires - UWNews, Oct. 11, 2016

New Joint Fire Science Program-funded research project: Using multi-scale spatial data to improve predictions of immediate and delayed fire mortality

New Joint Fire Science Program-funded research project: Landscape Evaluations and Prescriptions for Post-fire Landscapes

PhD student Colin Maher received a grant from the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation for his research on whether treeline habitats are a refuge from mountain pine beetle for whitebark pine

PhD student Eryn Schneider is highlighted in this story in the UM Foundation summer 2014 newsletter

Forest Ecology Lab alum Anton Gabrielson's undergraduate thesis research was published in the journal Fire Ecology

Forestry Research Teams Explore "The Bob" - Montana Kaimin, Aug. 28, 2012

Our trip into the Bob Marshall Wilderness to study active fire regime western larch forests (and look for a new national champion western larch) was featured in the Missoulian newspaper.

The Missoulian covered our forest restoration monitoring work in the Southwestern Crown of the Continent.

Our new study of restoration thinning effects on forest spatial heterogeneity was published today in the Canadian Journal of Forest Research. More information can be found on the Publications and Forest Science Briefings pages.