Seminars

2022 Graduate Seminar in Wildlife Biology - WILD 594

Wildlife Biology seminars will be held via Zoom until further notice. To be added to the email distribution list for seminar announcements or to receive the Zoom link, please contact Molly McDevitt (molly1.mcdevitt@umontana.edu).

Date

Presenter 1 - 1:50

Presenter 2 - 2:50

01/21 Chad Bishop, Hugh Robinson - "Class and program updates"  
01/28    
02/04 Scott Ferrenberg; Guest Speaker, New Associate Director of MFCES; “Host Selection and Plant Defenses”  
02/11 Tom Glass; Post-Doc Presentation; "Snow as Structural Habitat for Wolverines in the Arctic" Grad well-being discussion (Students only, please)
02/18 Hilary Cooley; Guest Speaker, US Fish and Wildlife Service. “Grizzly Bear Recovery in the Lower-48 States”  
02/25 Guen Grosklos; Guest Speaker, Postdoc in Quantitative Ecology Lab; "So You Think You can Math? Dynamic Population Models in the World of Statistics"  
03/04 Torrey Ritter; Guest Speaker, MT Fish, Wildlife, and Parks; “Montana’s Nongame Wildlife Program”  
03/11 Dan Walsh; New Unit Leader, MT Wildlife Co-Op Akasha Faist; Guest Speaker, New faculty in DECS
03/18 Shannon Kachel; Guest Speaker; Panthera Snow Leopard Team; "Ecology and conservation of snow leopards and wolves in the high mountains of Central Asia"  
03/25 Spring Break! Spring Break!
03/31(Off-Seminar)*11:00 AM Waldemar Ortiz-Calo; M.S. Proposal Defense; "Intra-Individual Variation in White-Tailed Deer Spatial Ecology and Survival"  
04/01 No Seminar  
04/08 Anthony Dangora; M.S. Thesis Defense; "Evaluating the management and consequences of hybridization between nonnative rainbow trout and native westslope cutthroat trout" Molly McDevitt; Feedback Discussion - IN PERSON! - Grad Student/Researcher/Postdoc Quantitative Ecologist Candidate Feedback (zoom option)
04/14(Off-Seminar) - FOR 301   Colter Feuerstein; M.S. Thesis Defense; "The Genetic and Demographic Outcomes of Mixed-Source Reintroductions of Westslope Cutthroat Trout."
04/15 Amanda Emmel; M.S. Proposal Defense; "Coat Color, Mismatch, and Predation of Snowshoe Hares"  
04/22 Sam Pannoni; Ph.D. Dissertation Defense; "Predicting disease transmission corridors and wildlife health using landscape community genomics and non-invasive metagenomic monitoring"  
04/29 Landon Magee; M.S. Proposal Defense; "Moose Abundance and Calf Recruitment on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and Glacier National Park"  
05/06(Last day of classes) Libby Ehlers; Ph.D. Dissertation Defense; "Spatial behavior, foraging and population dynamics of a subarctic ungulate" Lauren Snobl; M.S. Thesis Defense; "Wildfire extends the shelf-life of elk nutritional resources regardless of fire severity"
05/09(Off-Seminar) (*9:00AM FOR 305) Jessie Golding; Ph.D. Dissertation Defense; “Rethinking rare: novel approaches to rare species monitoring and conservation (*3:00PM FOR 106) Scott Waller; M.S. Thesis Defense; “Assessing the use of camera traps to monitor unmarked populations of ungulate prey”
05/11(Off-Seminar) (*1:00PM FOR 206) Donovan Bell; Ph.D. Dissertation Defense; "Conservation trade-offs for isolated cuttthroat trout populations"  
05/12(Off-Seminar) (*9:00AM SH 217) Charlie Booher; M.S. Thesis Defense; “LOOKING TO THE FUTURE OF CONSERVATION: DURABLE WILDLIFE POLICY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY”