Benes, James

Earth Sciences
Montana State University

I am a current graduate student in Dr. Cathy Whitlock's paleoecology lab.

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.

Whitlock, Cathy

Professor or Earth Sciences
Earth Sciences
Montana State University - Bozeman

Cathy Whitlock is the former MSU Director of the Montana Institute on Ecosystems, a MSU IoE Fellow, lead author of the 2017 Montana Climate Assessment, and Professor of Earth Sciences.  She is nationally and internationally recognized for her scholarly contributions and leadership activities in the field of past climatic and environmental change, and she has published over 140 reviewed journal articles and book chapters on this topic.  Her current research sites extend from Yellowstone and the western U.S.


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