disturbance

Annie Cooper

AY2013-14
Department: 
Systems Ecology
College/University: 
University of Montana

Beever, Erik

Research Ecologist
Dept. of Ecology
U.S. Geological Survey, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center

After completing my B.S. in Biological Sciences at U.C. Davis and my Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology at Univ. of NV, Reno under Drs. Joel Berger and Peter Brussard, I performed postdoctoral research under Dr. Dennis Murphy (in montane biodiversity) and Dr. David Pyke (in aridlands and rangeland ecologies).

Kolb, Peter

Montana State University Extension Forestry Specialist
Department of Forest Management - University of Montana
Montana State University - Bozeman

Peter F. Kolb is the Montana State University Extension Forestry Specialist and an Associate Professor of Forest Ecology & Management at the University of Montana. He works with the faculty of both Montana State and the University of Montana. He earned his PhD from the University of Idaho in plant ecophysiology and forest and range ecology in 2004, his M.S. from Idaho in forest protection/silviculture in 1987, and his B.S. in Forestry from Michigan State University in 1983.

Litt, Andrea

Assistant Professor
Ecology
Montana State University - Bozeman

My primary research interests include understanding the effects of abiotic and biotic factors on wildlife communities and populations, studying a diversity of animal taxonomic groups that will best help to answer the questions of interest, and collecting information that can be used to develop practical solutions to ecological problems and guide policy and management.

Loehman, Rachel

Research Ecologist
Fire Sciences Laboratory
US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station

My academic background and research experience include fundamental themes in ecosystems ecology, spatial statistics, landscape ecology, biogeography, and ecosystems ecology (MA Biogeography, University of New Mexico; Ph.D. Forestry, University of Montana. I am currently a Research Ecologist with the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station – Missoula Fire Sciences Lab. My work is focused on understanding and assessing interactions among climate, disturbance processes, and landscape dynamics, principally using ecological modeling tools.

McWethy, David

Assistant Research Professor
Earth Sciences
Montana State University - Bozeman

I have been an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences since 2009, and prior to this, served as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department since 2007. I received my Ph.D. in Ecology and Environmental Studies from Montana State University in 2007 (A. Hansen, advisor), a M.S. in Land Resources from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1998 (Advisor D. Waller) and a B.A. in Political Science and African Studies from St. Lawrence University in 1992.

Poulter, Ben

Assistant Professor
Ecology
Montana State University - Bozeman

Ben Poulter is an ecosystem ecologist and investigates how vegetation responds to climate change, land management, and disturbance using dynamic global vegetation models (DGVM). DGVM models combine species biogeography and eco-physiological processes to represent how ecosystems function in terms of the coupling between carbon, water, energy, and nutrient cycles.

Powell, Scott

Assistant Research Professor
Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
Montana State University - Bozeman

My primary research interests are to quantify landscape patterns using a variety of tools including remote sensing, GIS, and field inventory and to understand both the drivers of observed changes as well as the ecosystem consequences. I am particularly interested in quantifying how forest disturbance dynamics are changing and interacting to influence ecosystem carbon cycling and feedbacks to climate change.

Rew, Lisa

Assistant Professor
Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
Montana State University - Bozeman

My main interests are in the spatial distribution and dynamics of non-native populations and how to detect, sample and model such populations, both in agricultural and natural systems. I am also very interested in plant dispersal and how we can use this information to improve spread predictions.

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