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Grain by Grain Press Image "Grain by Grain" Lecture and Book Signing on April 23

Bob Quinn, an organic farmer from Big Sandy, Montana and Liz Carlisle, a Lecturer in the School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences at Stanford University, will deliver a lecture on their new book Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the Procrastinator Theater.

MSU graduate student Alex McMenamin gently coaxes new Carniolan honey bees into their new home at the MSU Honeybee Research Site and Pollinator Garden. MSU Researchers to Share Latest on Bees at April 18 Symposium

From MSU News Service: Montana State University researchers will share their latest bee science at an evening symposium that will include short films and a question and answer session with an expert panel. The annual Pollinator Symposium will take place at Inspiration Hall in MSU's new Norm Asbjornson Hall on Thursday, April 18, starting at 6 p.m. The event runs until 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Paris to Pittsburgh Film Poster IoE and MSU Office of Sustainability to Host Free Screening of Film "Paris to Pittsburgh"

Please join the Montana Institute on Ecosystems and the MSU Office of Sustainability on Monday, April 8 at 4 p.m. in the Procrastinator Theater for a FREE screening of Paris to Pittsburgha new film from National Geographic. From coastal cities to America’s heartland, the consequences of climate change are becoming increasingly evident across the country.

Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir forest burned in the 1994 Idaho City Complex Fire on the Boise National Forest in Idaho, and little regeneration has occurred since. (Courtesy of Kimberley Davis) New Study from University of Montana Focuses on Forest Recovery After Wildfires

A new study from researchers at the University of Montana focuses on the ability of low-elevation forests to regenerate after wildfires. The study, titled "Wildfires and Climate Change Push Low-elevation Forests Across a Critical Climate Threshold for Regeneration" and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests that climate change makes it increasingly difficult for tree seedlings to regenerate following wildfires in low-elevation forests, which could contribute to abrupt forest loss.

Dr. Jean Dixon *EVENT CANCELED - IoE Fellow Jean Dixon to Discuss Soil as part of Distinguished Lecturer Series on March 11


Dr. Jean Dixon, Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences at Montana State University, will deliver a lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, March 11, as part of the Montana Institute of Ecosystems’ Distinguished Lecturer Series.

Wildfire and smoke IoE to Co-Sponsor Two-Part Seminar Series on Climate Change and Human Health in Montana

The Montana Institute on Ecosystems, in partnership with the American Lung Association and the UM School of Public and Community Health Sciences, will co-sponsor a two-part interactive seminar series exploring human health and climate change in Montana on Wednesday, February 27 and Thursday, February 28. The program is geared toward health, medical, and policy professionals and students, as well as interested members of the public.

Landscape in Antarctica MSU Ecologist Jay Rotella to Speak on Antarctic Mammal Research as part of IoE Distinguished Lecturer Series

Jay Rotella, a professor in the Department of Ecology in MSU’s College of Letters and Science, will deliver “Insights from 40 years of Study on Earth’s Southernmost Mammal: Antarctica’s Weddell Seal” at 7 p.m. Jan. 30, at the Procrastinator Theater. Light refreshments will be served prior to the talk.

Dr. Diana Six. Photo courtesy of UM News Service UM Professor Diana Six Co-Author on New "Forest Health and Biotechnology" Report

Diana Six, a University of Montana Professor of forest entomology and pathology and IoE affiliate, is a co-author on a newly released report titled "Forest Health and Biotechnology: Possibilities and Considerations." The report was released January 8 by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and

Dr. Cathy Whitlock Dr. Cathy Whitlock to Lecture at Museum of the Rockies on Jan. 15

Dr. Cathy Whitlock, Professor of Earth SciencesIoE Fellow, and Montana State University's newest Regents Professor, will give a talk titled "Looking backward, thinking forward: Perspectives of a paleoecologist" at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15 at the Museum of the Rockies' Hager Auditorium. 

Fall 2018 Newsletter Cover Fall 2018 Newsletter from MT NSF EPSCoR Highlights Research from RII Track-1 Project (2011-2018)

Montana NSF EPSCoR has released their Fall 2018 newsletter, a special issue that highlights research and work that took place during the 2011-2018 RII Track-1 project. The newsletter includes pieces ranging from a summary of the 2017 Montana Climate Assessment to research on lichens, the impact of bison re-introduction to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, and the success of the



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