Systems Ecology Seminar Series Spring 2019

In room Forestry 305 except where noted. Thursdays 3:30-4:20 p.m. For information contact Diana L. Six at 






Jan 10

Kim Davis

Postdoc, Systems Ecology, University of Montana

Effects of climate, fire severity, and biotic interactions on post-fire conifer regeneration in low elevation forests

Phil Higuera

Jan 17

Matt Jones

Research Professor, NTSG, University of Montana

Utilizing big data and machine learning in advanced land cover mapping and rangeland conservation

Diana Six

Jan 24

John McCutcheon

Associate Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana

When a good bacterial endosymbiont goes bad

Diana Six

Jan 31

Cory Cleveland

Professor, Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences, University of Montana

Biogeochemical constraints on the global carbon cycle

Diana Six

Feb 7


Sini Kantola

Fulbright Scholar, Aldo Leopold Institute and University of Ooua, Finland

Using PPGIS - Locally Informed Land Use Planning in a sparse population, the Far North of Finland, Lapland

SE students

Feb 14

Zhihua Liu

Postdoc, Systems Ecology, University of Montana

Understanding interactions among fire, ecosystems, and climate change, across scales

Ash Ballantyne

Feb 21

Bob Hall

Professor, Flathead Lake Biological Station, University of Montana

Carbon cycling in some streams

Diana Six

Feb 28

Jeff Gailus

Adjunct Professor, Environmental Journalism, University of Montana

Science and journalism: a symbiosis story

Diana Six

Mar 7

Martha Apple

Professor, Biological Sciences, Montana Tech

Plant functional traits and microbes vary with position on periglacial patterned ground at Glacier National Park, Montana

SE students

Mar 14

Joanna Blaszczak

Postdoc, Flathead Lake Biological Station, University of Montana

Exploring drivers of ecosystem productivity and carbon cycling in rivers

Diana Six

Mar 28

Spring Break

No seminar


Apr 4

William Anderegg

Assistant Professor, Biology, University of Utah  

Predicting the future of western US forests with drought and climate change with plant hydraulic models

SE students

Apr 11

Amy Trowbridge

Assistant Professor, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana State University

Mechanisms underlying drought-induced shifts in tree investment toward chemical defenses: implications for conifer-bark beetle interactions

SE students

Apr 18

Jessica Mitchell

Spatial Analysis Lab Director, Montana Natural Heritage Program, University of Montana

Spatial analysis lab introductions and biodiversity mapping

Diana Six

April 25

Jim Elser

Bierman Professor of Ecology, Director, Flathead Lake Biological Station, University of Montana

Phosphorus, food and our future

Diana Six

May 2