Ethics, Justice and Diversity: Preparing for Professions in the Natural Sciences

The W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation provided a seminar series on ethics, justice, and diversity in the natural sciences. You're invited to view the recordings listed below.

Dr. Alan Townsend, W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation incoming dean - "Eyes Wide and Endless" on September 8 at 4 p.m.

Dr. Daniel Wildcat, Haskell Indian Nations University - "TEK: An Antidote to Anthropocene Destruction" on September 14 at 5 p.m.

Aja Desmond, Earthtone Outside - "Confronting Our Biases in Outdoor Spaces" on September 28 at 3 p.m.

Terry Baker, - "If You Want to Go Fast, Go Alone. If You Want to Go Far, Go Together." Society of American Foresters CEO on October 15 at 4 p.m.

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Ocean Collectiv - "A Conversation About the Intersection of Environmental and Social Justice" on October 29 at 2 p.m.

International Seminar on Protected Area Management

The International Seminar on Protected Area Management is an integrated, state-of-the art course that examines strategies to conserve the world's most special places. The seminar is designed for mid-career planners and managers of nationally significant protected areas worldwide, and focuses on evaluating the policies and institutional arrangements that sustain both people and natural resources.

Spring 2024 Department of Society and Conservation Seminar

Tuesdays 4-5:00 pm (MST), Forestry 106 (unless otherwise specified below)


New Narrative of Resilience in the Hindu Kush-Karakoram-Himalaya?  Observations from Bhutan
Sarah Halvorson, Professor of Geography, UM


New Trends in People-Park Relations:  Blackfoot Buffalo Restoration and Glacier National Park
Kibby Lunstrum, Professor, Environmental Studies and Global Studies, and Maddi Stevens, Postdoctoral Scholar, Boise State University


Data Analytics in Tourism and Park Research (this seminar will be in JRH 204)
Bing Pan, Professor, Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management, Penn State University


The Politics of Climate Adaptation:  Farmers, Ranchers, and Advisors in Northern California
Margiana Petersen-Rockney, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, UM


Revisioning Systems Within the Spirit of Reciprocity
Gwen Lankford, President and Owner, Sapphire Strategies


Not If, But When:  Perceptions of Rural Community Resiliency in a Changing Disaster Landscape
Lauren McKeague and Christina Barsky, Department of Public Administration and Policy, UM


Mercury, Fisheries Management, and Food Pantries:  The Unfolding Story on Flathead Lake
Nanette Nelson, Research Economist, Flathead Lake Biological Station


US Geological Survey Climate Adaptation Postdoctoral Fellows:  Developing Leaders for Actionable Climate Science
Amanda Cravens, Research Social Scientist, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center

For more information, please contact Jenn Thomsen ( or Laurie Yung (

Systems Ecology Seminar Series

For more information visit the Systems Ecology Seminars Page.

This lecture series is generously supported by the NSF Institute on Ecosystems, the UM Water Center, and the Higuera, Valett, Metcalf and Six labs. 

Graduate Seminar in Wildlife Biology - WILD 594

Location: Gallagher 122
Time: Fridays from 1:00 to 2:50

Current Schedule

Wildlife Biology seminars will be held in person unless otherwise noted.  For information regarding grad seminar please contact 

Time: Tuesdays – 4:00-4:50pm
Location: Forestry Building room 106 (preferred) – zoom (if needed)

Organizer: Dr. Paul M. Lukacs, 

Schedule: There will be no College-wide seminar offered Fall 2023