Bosak, Keith

Associate Professor
College of Forestry and conservation
The university of Montana

Nature-based tourism
Community development
International conservation and development
Geographies of Tourism
people and protected areas
climate change
mountain geography

Donald Belile

Division of Biological Sciences
University of Montana

Kenning, Robert

Salish Kootenai College

Robert Kenning is faculty at Salish Kootenia College

Lowell, Jennifer

Assistant Professor
Health Sciences
Carroll College

I received my B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Arizona, and my M.S. and Ph.D. from Colorado State University in Microbial Ecology and Biology with an emphasis in Infectious Disease Ecology respectively. Currently I am an Assistant Professor of Health Sciences at Carroll College, Helena, MT. Prior to teaching at Carroll, l worked for six years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a molecular epidemiologist studying the plague in Colorado and Kazakhstan.

Lucotch, John

GIS Developer
Division of Biological Sciences
The University of Montana - Missoula

I am currently a GIS Developer for the Flathead Lake Biological Station, Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group and Computational Ecology Lab . Prior to working for The University of Montana, I worked at the Montana Department of Natural Resources Forest Management Bureau as a GIS Intern. Finally, I was also accepted to the prestigious STEP program through the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency.

Moon, Twila

PhD candidate
Earth & Space Sciences
University of Washington

My research focuses on the mass balance of the Greenland ice sheet. Particularly, I am interested in how the hundreds of outlet glaciers around the margin of the ice sheet change. These changes are linked to atmosphere and ocean conditions, and present fascinating questions on 1-km and 100-km scales. Most of my work is conducted using observational data from satellites, so I'm familiar with remote sensing and GIS techniques that have a wide range of applications.

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.

Sproles, Eric

Assistant Professor
Earth Sciences
Montana State University

I am an Earth scientist who integrates spatial analysis with process-based science to address the real world questions and challenges of climate impacts on natural resources. Additionally, I bring multidisciplinary experience that allows me to work effectively with scientists, stakeholders, and government institutions on natural resource issues.

Vance, Linda

Senior Ecologist/Spatial Analysis Lab Director
Montana Natural Heritage Program
The University of Montana - Missoula

Ph.D, Conservation Ecology, University of California, Davis, 2004; LLM, York University, Downsview, Ontario Canada ,1980; BCL/JD, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec Canada, 1977. 2005-present: Montana Natural Heritage Program (University of Montana). Current position: Senior Ecologist and Spatial Analysis Lab Director, leading strategic planning and implementation of the ecological sciences component of the Montana Natural Heritage Program.

Watts, Jennifer

Assistant Professor
Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
Montana State University; Woods Hole Research Center

I study carbon cycle dynamics, surface hydrology, and changes in permafrost affected landscapes across Arctic-Boreal regions. My research interests include using satellite remote sensing data to inform terrestrial carbon (CO2, CH4) flux modeling, using information from eddy covariance to improve carbon emission models, and better understanding biogeophysical processes regulating greenhouse gas emissions in northern landscapes. When not in the office, I am usually somewhere in the mountains – backpacking, skiing, or mountain biking.


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