Seminars

2024 Spring Graduate Seminar in Wildlife Biology - WILD 594

Location: Gallagher 122

Wildlife Biology seminars will be held in person unless otherwise noted.  For information regarding grad seminar please contact hugh.robinson@umontana.edu 

Date

Presenter 1:00 - 1:50

Presenter 2:00 - 2:50

1/26

Dr. Patricia (Pat) Kennedy, Guest Speaker

"Modeling Montana elk winter habitat as a response to winter weather severity"

Mike Mitchell, Guest Speaker

"Working together on gender equity in Wildlife Biology"

2/2

Colleen Piper, PhD Proposal

"Beavers, Bats, and Bugs: Influence of dynamic water availability on terrestrial systems"

Meeting in FOR 106

 

2/9

 TWS meeting – No Seminar

TWS meeting – No Seminar

2/16

 Aidan Beers, Guest Speaker

"Montana elk winter habitat as a response to weather severity"

 

2/23

Milan Vinks, PhD Proposal

"Effects of forest management and wildfire disturbance on grizzly bear space use and movement in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem"

 

3/1

Kaitlyn Reintsma, Postdoctoral Researcher

"Fine-tuning harvest surveys: a simulation study to improve cost, accuracy, and precision of hunter harvest estimates in Texas"

 

3/8

 

 

 

3/15

Leah Simantel, MS Proposal

"Wildfire in the Wilderness: Exploring Impacts of Pyrodiversity on Sensitive Aquatic Species"

 

3/22

Spring Break - no seminar

3/29

 

 

4/5

Amanda Emmel, MS Thesis

"The Hares and the Hawks: Coat color, mismatch, and predation in a polymorphic population of snowshoe hares"

 Matthew Webster, PhD Proposal

"Investigating drivers of aquatic community composition in prairie streams"

4/12

Off-Seminar (@10am): Jennifer Wall - PhD Defense - title TBD


1pm: Mary Venegas, MS Proposal

"Songbird reproductive success in an contaminated uplands system: Impacts of heavy metal deposition"

 

Andrei Dinu, MS Proposal

"Assessing the ecological state of a Eurasian lynx source population in the Eastern Romanian Carpathians"

4/19

Read Barbee, MS Thesis

"Habitat selection and connectivity of mountain lions (Puma concolor) on the Olympic Peninsula: a multi-method comparison"

Megan Euclide, MS Professional Paper

"Conservation planning: developing a framework for a small Land Trust"

4/26

Landon Magee, MS Thesis

"Moose Abundance and Calf Recruitment on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and Glacier National Park."

Jordan Heiman, MS Thesis

"Predicted use of Rocky Mountain red fox and the effects of spatially and temporally variably sampling for wildlife population monitoring"

5/3

Ross Hinderer, PhD Defense

"Using Life History Traits to Inform Conservation of Data-Deficient Species"

Molly Mcdevitt, PhD Defense

"Pronghorn Population Dynamics and Habitat Across their Northern Distribution"

5/10

Finals Week - no seminar