Land use science

Bryan Mudd, Michelle

Assistant Professor
School of Law
The University of Montana - Missoula

To be completed by applicant

Goosey, Hayes

Research Scientist
Animal and Range Sciences
Montana State University - Bozeman

My research focuses on how land use influences arthropod populations in relation to ecosystem functioning in agricultural and rangeland settings.

Kretser, Heidi

Livelihoods Coordinator
North America Program
Wildlife Conservation Society

As the Livelihoods and Conservation Coordinator for WCS’s North America Program, Heidi works to bring a social science perspective to the existing biological science projects to achieve greater conservation impact.

Montagne, Cliff

Professor of Soils
Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
Montana State University - Bozeman

Professional interests in soil science(pedology or landscape emphasis), geomorphology, plant and animal ecology, land use, traditional ecological knowledge, native science, teaching and learning pedogogies, and holistic decision making. Certified Educator for Holistic Management International.

Education includes BS in Geology, Dartmouth College, MS in Earth Sciences and PhD in Soils at Montana State University.

Nathan Piekielek

Montana State University

Olliff, Tom

National Park Service
Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative

As co-coordinator for the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative, an area extending across 260 million acres, Tom Olliff is taking a broad view of land management and conservation, increasing dialogue across an international landscape, including federal, state, tribal, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and Canadian organization, to inform management of land, water, fish, wildlife, and cultural heritage resources in response to climate change and other landscape-level stressors.


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