Drilling in critical caribou habitat

Drilling in critical caribou habitat

Professors Mark Hebblewhite and Brady Allred looked at impacts of energy development on caribou habitat in Alberta. Read about their findings in this HuffPost Canada story.
Pine beetles changing forests

Pine beetles changing forests

Professor Diana Six leads readers of the latest issue of National Geographic magazine into an investigation of the tiny beetles that are changing western forests. The most recent edition of Mother Jones magazine also features professor Six explaining that it might actually be a good thing that beetles are gobbling up forests.
Constraints on female hunters

Constraints on female hunters

New research by professor Libby Metcalf shows that women who identify as "family-oriented" hunters have the most constraints on their participation in the sport.

Research

Selected publications

Understanding Hunting Constraints and Negotiation Strategies: A Typology of Female Hunters in Human Dimensions of Wildlife: An International Journal, Jan. 2015. Libby Metcalf.

Asynchronous Amazon forest canopy phenology indicates adaptation to both water and light availability in Environmental Research Letters, Dec. 2014. PhD student Matt Jones.

Managing the whole landscape: historical, hybrid and novel ecosystems in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Dec. 2014 co-authored by Cara Nelson and Laurie Yung

Artificial Amplification of Warming Trends Across the Mountains of the Western United States in Geophysical Research Letters, Jan. 2015. Jared Oyler, Solomon Dobrowski, Ashley Ballantyne, Anna Klene, Steve Running

Research in the Media

Drilling Continues on Critical Alberta Caribou Habitat Despite Recovery Deadline - HuffPost Alberta - Professors Mark Hebblewhite and Brady Allred analyzed the impact of energy development on caribou habitat in Alberta

Experts highlight importance of bike tourism to Montana economy - Missoulian - Norma Nickerson details the economic impact of bikers to Montana 

Pine Beetle Epidemic - National Geographic - Professor Diana Six leads readers into an exploration of the tiny beetle that is changing western forests

Cold Case: What Arctic Fossils Reveal About our Future Climate - Discover magazine - Professor Ash Ballantyne is part of a team looking at fossils from the mid-Pliocene to improve Arctic climate models.