We're excited to announce that L. Scott Mills has returned to UM to serve as associate vice president of research for global change and sustainability in the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship.
Our wildly successful program just earned the top spot in a national analysis of places to study wildlife. We are the No. 1 program in the U.S. and Canada, according to Academic Analytics.
We're excited to announce that Jedediah Brodie, an ecologist and conservation biologist, is now here as the next John J. Craighead Chair of Wildlife Biology.
Graduate student Sarah Sells, working with advisor Mike Mitchell, is helping MT Fish Wildlife & Parks try to better understand and manage pneumonia outbreaks in Montana's bighorn sheep.
Gravel-bed river floodplains are some of the most ecologically important habitats in North America, according to new research by WBIO faculty members Vicky Dreitz, Mark Hebblewhite and Winsor Lowe, along with colleagues from UM and elsewhere.
Remembering Jack Ward Thomas
Earlier this month, Jack Ward Thomas passed away. He was Chief of the U.S. Forest Service and one of our Boone and Crockett Professors of Wildlife Conservation. Earlier in the month, UM honored him with an honorary doctorate. Read more about the accomplishments of this great leader and wildlife biologist.
We're excited to announce that Joshua Millspaugh will join us in August as our next Boone and Crockett Professor of Wildlife Conservation.
Angie Luis studies wildlife populations and disease ecology to help predict when outbreaks of diseases like hantavirus might occur.
Seniors Ian Anderson, Ben Rich and Rennie Winkelman just presented on their senior thesis research at the American Fisheries Society Montana chapter meeting.
PhD student Robin Steenweg and professor Mark Hebblewhite recently concluded that Banff National Park could handle more reintroduced bison. “The number was higher than I had anticipated, which is great,” said Steenweg. “It really shows that, in the past, this would have been quite good bison habitat.
Snowshoe hares suffer a 7% drop in their weekly survival rate when snow comes late or leaves early and white hares stand out to predators against their snowless backgrounds. Grad student Josh Nowak is co-author on a new paper on the threats faced by hares in a changing climate.
What if the analyses needed to support allocation of deer and elk harvest were as simple as a Google search? Professor Paul Lukacs and grad student Josh Nowak share their customized software solutions in this recorded talk from The Wildlife Society 2015 conference.
Congratulations to professors Ray Callaway and Gordon Luikart and Mike Schwartz at the National Genomics Center for Widlife and Fish Conservation on their ranking by Thomson-Reuters as "highly cited scientists," recognized for their work on how DNA samples revolutionize conservation biology.
Wildlife win for sage grouse
Professor Dave Naugle, as science advisor to the Sage Grouse Initative, is part of the conservation team that just kept the sage grouse from being listed as an endangered species.
Chad Bishp was awarded an honorary lifetime membership in the Western Assoc. of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.
Professor Erick Greene can learn a lot by listening to bird calls. Check out recent coverage of his research.
Professor Mark Hebblewhite recently received funding from NASA to look at how animals are faring in this rapidly warming region.
Dave Naugle and colleagues at the Sage Grouse Initiative show that removing invasive juniper benefits songbirds and sage grouse
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Professor Mark Hebblewhite and colleagues just got a grant from NASA to study migrating animals in the Arctic Boreal region
Angie Luis shows how bat communities are ripe for transmittig viruses
PhD student Matthew Metz is co-author on a new study of how social living mitigates the costs of chronic illness in gray wolves.
Professor Erick Greene tells the New York Times about studying bird acoustics with robotic bird models.
Congrats to Ellen Brandell, advised by professor Mark Hebblewhite, for her award-winning presentation!
Graduate student Sarah Sells models risk of pneumonia epizootics in bighorn sheep in this article
Mark Hebblwhite's research in this Nature story shows that wolf control efforts will not protect caribou
Sage grouse and grazing
Professor Dave Naugle finds that grazing impacts the vegetation that sage grouse need for food and hiding their nests from predators.
UM co-hosted the North America Congress for Conservation Biology
Wildlife biology faculty members Lisa Eby and Vicki Dreitz helped coordinate this important national conservation meeting, held recently in Missoula.