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 2022 Department of Society and Conservation Seminar

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


Reflections on Three Decades of Work Dismantling Racism in White Institutions
Tobin Shearer, Professor of History and African American Studies Director, UM


The Landback Movement
Krystal Two Bulls, NDN Collective Landback Campaign Director
Co-Sponsored by UM BRIDGES
Please contact Laurie Yung for the Zoom link.


Reflections on Our Fulbright Experiences
Jill Belsky, Professor Emeritus, Rural and Environmental Sociology, UM
Sarah Halvorson, Professor and Chair, Geography, UM


Bridges to a New Era: An (Updated) Report on the Past, Present, and Potential Future of Tribal Co-Management on Federal Public Lands
Martin Nie, Professor Natural Resource Policy and Bolle Center Director, UM
Monte Mills, Professor and Co-Director, Margery Hunter Brown Indian Law Clinic, UM


Indigenous Activism and Environmental Justice
Rosalyn LaPier, Associate Professor, Environmental Studies, UM


The Witnessing Profession: Climate Psychology, Climate Anxiety, and Breaking Climate Silence for a Just Future
Rebecca Weston, Activist, Therapist, and Co-President, Climate Psychology Alliance of North America
Co-sponsored by the Montana Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate and the Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Wilderness: Insights from Botswana and Oregon
Lauren Redmore, Research Social Scientist, Aldo
Leopold Wilderness Research Institute


Indigenous Civil-Society Organization Approaches to Sustainable Development in Cambodia
Phyllis Ngai, Director, International Development Studies, UM


Socioeconomic Research and the National Park Service: Park Planning and Management with the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research
Elena Bigart, Social Scientist and Research Associate, Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research, UM

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, 


  • August 30: no seminar 
  • September 6: TBD 
  • September 13: Institute on Tourism and Recreation Research – Dr. Melissa Weddell 
  • September 20: Avian Science Center – Dr. Victoria Dreitz 
  • September 27: Bolle Center – Dr. Martin Nie 
  • October 4: TBD 
  • October 11: Dr. Sarah Sells – Assistant Unit Leader, MT Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit 
  • October 18: Natural Resources Conflict Resolution Certificate – Devin Landry 
  • October 25: Dr. Brendan Moynahan – Chief, Wildlife Conservation Branch, National Park Service 
  • November 1: Dr. Philip Higuera - Changing human causes & impacts of Western wildfires in the 21st century 
  • November 8: Election Day – no seminar 
  • November 15: Dr. Alina Cansler, Assistant Professor, DFM 
  • November 22: Thanksgiving week – no seminar 
  • November 29: Wilderness Institute – Dr. Andrew Larson 
  • December 6: Fire Center – Dr. Lloyd Queen and Dr. Carl Seielstad