In the Media

University of Montana, Missoula County, rethink weed managementMissoulian – May 27, 2019

Restoring forests to save the Bossou Chimpanzees – U.S. Embassy in Guinea – March 18, 2019

Climate change will make a walk in the woods a much rarer pleasure – CNN – March 12, 2019

The Hidden Battle Threatening the Future of America’s Wild PlacePacific Standard – March 5, 2019

Leafcutter ant ‘compost piles’ produce potent greenhouse gases – Science – January 1, 2019

New app helps western land managers see vegetation changesMissoulian – January 1, 2019

Animals are Losing Their Vagility, or Ability To Roam Freely - New York Times - Feb. 19, 2018

New Study Finds Climate Change Reducing Forest Regrowth After Fires - Montana Public Radio - Feb. 19, 2018 

How Color-Changing Animals Are Rebelling Against Climate Change - National Geographic - Feb. 17, 2018

Bhutan Collars Tendrel Zangmo - Kuensel - Feb. 16, 2018

To Survive, These Animals Must Lose Their Camouflage - The Atlantic - Feb. 15, 2018

Animals Worldwide Stick Close to Home When Humans Move In - Scientific American - Jan. 27, 2018

Stuff that Matters: Scorched Earth - 

How climate change makes trees vulnerable to pests - Yale Climate Connections - Dec. 20, 2017

Report: 2017 Fire Season Costs Montana up to $240.5M in Visitor Spending - Dec. 19, 2017

Montreal-born scientist says forestry sector in denial about disappearing caribou - National Observer Nov. 9, 2017 based on professor Mark Hebblewhite's letter in Science "Canada fails to protect its caribouNov. 2017

Press on the 2017 fire season featuring interviews with our faculty

University of Montana researcher awarded National Science Foundation fellowship - Missoulian - Oct. 23, 2017

Small Pests, Big Problems: The Global Spread of Bark Beetles - Yale Environment 360 - Sept. 21, 2017

Climate report says Montana must adapt to warmer, drier seasons - Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Sept. 21, 2017

UM Receives Grant To Research The History Of Large Wildfires In The Rocky Mountains - KGVO - Aug. 8, 2017

University of Montana researchers get $750K grant for hydrology, drought research - Missoulian - Aug. 4, 2017

Wilderness areas are a laboratory for fire scientists, managers - Treesource - July 12, 2017

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

Tiger experts cross the globe to learn from Montana biologists - Missoulian - May 11, 2017

Montana Tourism Spending Down, Despite Higher Visitor Numbers - MTPR - May 2, 2017

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

Research shows importance of remote cameras as biodiversity tools - ScienceDaily - Feb. 2017

Forests 'hold their breath' during global warming hiatus, research shows - - Jan. 2017

Two Lesser-Known Reasons to Celebrate our Public Lands - High Country News - Nov. 2016

Research: Sage Grouse Umbrella Helps Other Bird Species - Public News Service - Nov. 2016

Looking to the Stars - The LaGrande Observer - Oct. 2016

New study: More mushrooms thrive in Rim Fire burn - The Union Democrat - July 2016

Grant fueling wildlfire research at UM - KPAX - May 2016

Sorry, "skeptics": Global warming may not be so great for plant life after all - The Washington Post - Steve Running's study on how climate change will affect plant growth

Soil Nutrients May Keep Plants from Slowing Down Climate Change - Nature World News - Cory Cleveland's recent study of how nitrogen limitations will reduce plant's uptake of C02

How Science Can Help to Halt the Western Bark Beetle Plague - Yale Environment 360 - Jan. 2016

Montana farmers start talking climate change - High Country News - Nov. 2015. Montana farmers are starting to talk more about climate change and its impact on their industry. A 2014 study by Professor Brady Allred found that the U.S. states rich in natural resource and agricultural lands are also the most likely to get hotter and drier; farmers in those regions are smart to be concerned.

The Boreal is Burning - Takepart - Nov. 2015

Forestry journal publishes UM students' research - ABC FoxMontana - Nov. 2015

7.4 Million Acres of Ecosystem Lost to Oil and Gas Boom - U.S. News and World Report, April 2015; Oil and Gas Drilling is Consuming Millions of Acres of US Farmland: Study - International Business Times, April, 2016; First Large-Scale Assessment of Oil & Gas Inudstry's Impact on Landscapes of US and Canada - PlanetSave, April 2015; Could Fracking Start a Modern-Day Dust Bowl - EcoWatch, April 2015. All featuring Brady Allred, Dave Naugle and Steve Running's research published in Science: Thirty thousand square kilometers of land lost to oil and gas development

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

To Build a Fire - Dartmouth Alumni magazine - Former smokejumper and professor Carl Seielstad on fighting fire with fire

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.

Wild yaks: Shaggy barometers of climate change - - Professors Joel Berger and Mark Hebblewhite recently published a paper in Scientific Reports about their work on yak in the remote Tibetan Plateau  

NASA has a plan to take the most detailed scans the world's forests ever - Business Insider Australia - with quotes from professor Steve Running

Report: Tourist Spending in Montana increased to nearly $4 billion last year - Missoulian - 2014 tourism data from the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research

Taking Wildlife Science to the Community - The Wildlife Society web site - Feature on the accomplishments of the UM student chapter of The Wildlife Society

Wolflandia: The Fight Over the Most Polarlizing Animal in the West - Outside - UM wildlife biology professor Mark Hebblewhite is quoted in this article on a complex issue

Wolf cull will not save threatened Canadian caribou - Nature - UM wildlife biology professor Mark Hebblewhite's research on the Alberta government's attempts to increase caribou populations by culling wolves 

It's Montana's Time for Tourism - Billings Gazette

Solving the Bitterroot Elk Mystery - Montana Outdoors

High school students in Corvallis, Montana, interview professor Diana Six for their live story on the ecology of the mountain pine beetle - Ravalli Republic

Why Bats Are Such Good Hosts for Ebola and Other Deadly Diseases - Wired

Rats and Their Alarming Bugs - New York Times

A New Challenge for Wilderness: To Intervene or Not to Intervene - Earth Island Journal

Nation's premeir conservation law enters era of compromise - Greenwire

Montana:Big Sky Country, Big Climate Problems - Huffington Post

Researcher draws connection between climate change and harmful hybridization of native trout - Flathead Beacon

Wildlife biology professor Mark Hebblewhite weighs in on new findings of how far zebras and other mammals migrate in Africa - National Geographic

Semi-arid ecosystems emerging role in global carbon cycle dynamics - ScienceDaily

New study shows humans have more impact on tropical nitrogen levels -

Research published in Conservation Biology by wildlife biology faculty Joel Berger shows the need to protect habitat adjacent to national parks - Missoulian

UM researchers: 17 of 31 largest carnivores at risk - Missoulian