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Current Graduate Students

  • Chris Armatas

    Photo of Chris Armatas M.S. Student, Society and Conservation
    Advisor: Neil Moisey

    Thesis Topic:

    My thesis is focused on understanding the importance, to a broad range of stakeholders, of various waterbased ecosystem services being derived from the Shoshone National Forest, in Northwest Wyoming.

    Email address: christopher.armatas@umontana.edu

  • Mark Douglas

    Photo of Mark Douglas Ph.D. Student,
    Advisor: Bill Borrie

    Dissertation Topic: What are the significant qualities of human-wilderness relationships in an information age?  What meanings do wilderness visitors relate to their experiences and how might gathering and deploying information before, during, and after a trip influence those meanings? 

    Email address: mark.douglas@cfc.umt.edu

  • Jake Jorgenson

    Photo of Jake Jorgenson M.S. Student, Recreation Management
    Advisor: Norma Nickerson

    Thesis Topic: Primary research focuses on tourism and recreation management. My thesis is on the economic impact and destination of the Beartooth Highway. 

    Email address: jacob.jorgenson@umontana.edu

  • Jane Kwenye

    Ph.D. Student, Society and Conservation
    Advisor: Wayne Freimund

    Dissertation Topic: Benefit sharing and economic empowerment of rural communities in Africa. 

    Email address: jane.kwenye@umontana.edu

  • Siobhan Burma Lozada

    Photo of Siobhan Burma Lozada M.S. Student, Resource Conservation
    Advisor: Dane Scott and Steven Siebert

    Thesis Topic: My work involves analyzing the livelihood strategies of rural households in Santa Familia Village, Belize, and the particular policies at the national and global level that impact local food production practices in order to understand the opportunities and constraints to enhancing household food production as a mode to ensuring local sustainable food security. 

    Email address: siobhan.lozada@umconnect.umt.edu

  • Sarah Markegard

    M.S. Student, Society and Conservation
    Advisor: Wayne Freimund

    Thesis Topic: I am studying human-wildlife interactions, and the influence of the shuttle system on those interactions in Glacier National Park. 

    Email address: sarah.markegard@umontana.edu

  • Christina Mills

    Photo of Christina Mills M.S. Student, Society and Conservation
    Advisor: Wayne Freimund

    Thesis Topic: Travel corridor impacts on wilderness character in Glacier National Park. 

    Email address: anna1.mills@umontana.edu

  • Kimiko Nygaard

    Photo of Kimiko Nygaard Ph.D. Student, Forestry
    Advisor: Keith Bosak

    Dissertation Topic: Using Geospatial and Participatory Modeling Efforts to Enhance Local Adaptive Capacities to Climate Change Impacts in High Mountain Environments:  A Case Study of Northern Ladakh, India. 

    Email address: kimiko.nygaard@cfc.umt.edu

  • Emily Schembra

    Photo of Emily Schembra M.S. Student, Resource Conservation
    Advisor: Martin Nie

    Thesis Topic:

    My thesis will evaluate the role of standards and guidelines (S&Gs) in National Forest and Rangeland planning and management: how S&Gs have been used in the past, and how they might be more effectively used in the future in the context of environmental change and adaptive management. 

    Email address: emily.schembra@umontana.edu

  • Jessica Schutz

    M.S. Student, Resource Conservation: International Conservation Development
    Advisor: Keith Bosak

    Thesis Topic: I am interested in community based conservation and tourism development in Chile. 

    Email address: jessica.schutz@umontana.edu

  • Trisha Singh

    Ph.D. Student, Society and Conservation
    Advisor: Keith Bosak

    Dissertation Topic: I hope to understand the confluence of community and natural resource conservation in India. 

    Email address: trisha.singh@umontana.edu

  • Alex Weinberg

    Photo of Alex Weinberg M.S. Student, Recreation Management
    Advisor: Wayne Freimund

    Thesis Topic: I am studying human use patterns along the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park. The data will be used to model transportation dynamics along the road. 

    Email address: alex.weinberg@umontana.edu