The Montana Natural Heritage Program (MTNHP) and the Spatial Analysis Lab of the MTNHP

Wed, Oct 30, 12:00 pm
126 Barnard Hall
Speaker Name: 
Bryce Maxell and Jessica Mitchell
Montana Natural Heritage Program

Bryce Maxell is the Program Coordinator at the Montana Natural Heritage Program.  Bryce has 25 years of experience conducting a variety of biological research in Montana, Washington state, Australia, and New Zealand and completed a Ph.D. in Fish and Wildlife Biology at the University of Montana in 2009.  He has worked at the Montana Natural Heritage Program since 2005 and is passionate about making biological information available to resource managers and the general public.

Jessica Mitchell directs the Spatial Analysis Lab of the Montana Natural Heritage Program. Jessica combines backgrounds in remote sensing of vegetation and environmental planning to advance techniques for analyzing natural resource impacts and land management decision making. Applications include mapping plant chemistry and forage quality; linking plant diversity across trait, species, functional and environmental variables; and developing scalable high-resolution shrub structure products. She has a masters’ in Geographical Information Science and a Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Science from Idaho State University.


MSU IoE Office

Montana State University
605 Leon Johnson Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717
(406) 994-2374
MSU Director: Bruce Maxwell

UM IoE Office

The Universityi of Montana

The University of Montana
Davidson Honors College
Missoula, MT 59812
(406) 243-6058
UM Director: Maury Valett


Montana University System

Montana University System

Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
2500 Broadway Street
Helena, MT 59620