adaptation

Allendorf, Fred

Regents Professor of Biology
Division of Biological Sciences
The University of Montana - Missoula

I am Regents Professor of Biology at the University of Montana and a Professorial Research Fellow at Victoria University of Wellington. I received my PhD from the University of Washington in 1975, and was a post-doctoral scholar in Denmark and England. My research focuses on the application of population and evolutionary genetics to problems in conservation biology. My book “Conservation and the Genetics of Populations” (2007), co-authored with Gordon Luikart, provides an understanding of how genetics can be used to conserve species threatened with extinction.

Christopher Wall

AY2011-12
Department: 
Division of Biological Sciences
College/University: 
University of Montana

Cross, Molly

Climate Change Adaptation Scientist
North America Program
Wildlife Conservation Society

Molly Cross is the Climate Change Adaptation Coordinator for the North America Program of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Her work focuses on bringing together experts in the fields of climate change, ecology, conservation-planning and land management to translate broad-brush climate change adaptation strategies into on-the-ground conservation actions. Molly is leading scenario-based climate change planning efforts involving government agencies and diverse stakeholders at several landscapes across North America--including the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, northern U.S.

Dixon, Kelly

Associate Professor
Anthropology
The University of Montana

Kelly J. Dixon specializes in archaeology in the American West, with interests in archaeologies of adaptation, colonization, colonialism, landscapes, landscape transformations, human-environment interactions, boomtowns, extractive industries, marginalized populations, and text-aided approaches to archaeology.

Fishman, Lila

Associate Professor
Organismal Biology & Ecology, DBS
University of Montana

I am an evolutionary geneticist interested in the processes of adaptation and speciation in plants. I joined the UM faculty in 2003, after completing a PhD at Princeton and postdoctoral work at the University of Oregon and Duke University. My IoE-related research focuses on the genetic mechanisms and ecological correlates of divergence in traits such as flowering time and life-history, which are important for both current adaptation and responses to ongoing climate change.

Martin Kardos

AY2012-13
Department: 
Division of Biological Sciences
College/University: 
University of Montana

Miller, Scott

Associate Professor
Division of Biological Sciences
The University of Montana - Missoula

Research: We take an integrative approach to address central questions in evolution and ecology regarding the origins, maintenance and distribution of biodiversity, and its impacts on ecosystem structure and function, with a particular emphasis on temperature adaptation of cyanobacteria along environmental gradients.

Patrick Lawrence

AY2012-13
Department: 
Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
College/University: 
Montana State University

Yung, Laurie

Associate Professor
Society and Conservation
The University of Montana - Missoula

My teaching and research focus on the social and political aspects of conservation, with an emphasis on rural communities and public lands in the Northern Rockies. I serve as the Director of the Resource Conservation Program and as Associate Professor of Natural Resource Social Science in the Department of Society and Conservation. I teach NRSM 121S, Nature of Montana, NRSM 370S, Wildland Conservation Policy and Governance, and NRSM 570, Political Ecology.

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