Burchfield, James

Dean of the College of Forestry and Conservation; Professor of Natural Resources Social Sciences
College of Forestry and Conservation
The University of Montana - Missoula

Collaboration in natural resources management; monitoring environmental impacts; community perceptions of wildfire; institutional policies regarding wildfire.

Fox, Carl

Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
The Graduate School and Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
Montana State University - Bozeman

Carl Fox is Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences. His research interests are focused on assessing he effects of natural and anthropogenic factors (e.g., climate, pollution, grazing) on terrestrial ecosystems in the western U.S. Previous studies under his direction have addressed the development and implementation of environmental monitoring and assessment programs to determine and define ecosystem health.

Legg, Kristin

Program Manager
National Park Service
Greater Yellowstone Inventory and Monitoring Network

Currently I provide oversight of an inventory and monitoring program of natural resources in national parks. The Greater Yellowstone Network is one of 32 networks across the National Park Service that supports science programs that are integrated into management decisions. We support work in Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, and Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Prior to this position I was a chief of natural and cultural resource management in 3 national park sites and worked in numerous capacities in Yellowstone National Park.

Triska, Maggie

Conservation Scientist
Round River Conservation Studies
Round River Conservation Studies

I have a Ph.D. in Restoration Ecology (from the University of Western Australia) and a Masters in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology (from Frostburg State University). My research uses statistical/spatial models and field data to improve monitoring systems and better understand the factors that influence species distributions over time - with a management and/or conservation focus. I am predominantly a mammalogist, but I have experience working with reptiles, invertebrates, and plants.

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.


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