This collection includes theses, dissertations, and professional papers from the University of Montana Department of Environmental Studies. Theses, dissertations, and professional papers from all University of Montana departments and programs may be searched here.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Poison in Pink, Sydney V. Cook

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Carrying the Seeds: Adaptations and Transitions of Hmong American Food Producers in Missoula County, Montana, Rachel Cramer

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Chignik Summer, Peter Gurche

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GROUND FIRES: Essays on Land and Scouting, Matthew R. Hart

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The Balancing Act: Ecological Interventions and Decision Tradeoffs to Preserve Wilderness Character, Lucy A. Lieberman

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Wearing it on: A Map of Work and Land, Thomas Sentner

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COLLABORATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, Sophie C. Wolfram

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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A Comparison of Course Quality Surveiy Results from Students on Gender Balanced and Gender Imbalanced Field Courses at NOLS, Alexandra M. Alway

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PERFORMANCE MEASURES OF ROAD CROSSING STRUCTURES FROM RELATIVE MOVEMENT RATES OF LARGE MAMMALS, Adam Andis

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Between Rivers: Reflections on home, obligation, and otherness from a confluence of conservation and connectivity, Chandra M. Brown

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Adapting Near-Ultraviolet Colorimetry for Long-Term In Situ Monitoring of Hexavalent Chromium in Groundwater Aquifers, Janine Carter

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An Elemental Community: Contemplations of Place, Theresa A. Duncan

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Aquatic food webs and heavy metal contamination in the upper Blackfoot River, Montana, Jack E. Landers

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Beautiful, Battered Lands: Making Peace with Place from the Rust Belt to Appalachia, Katherine Leary

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The Next Billion: Lessons in off-grid electricity development from the global south, Peter McDonough

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73,401 Hexagons: A Geodiversity Gap Analysis of the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem, Robina A. Moyer

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Wingspan: Living with Birds, Lauren A. Smith

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The Way Around: Walking into Revolution, Nicholas T. Triolo

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Baseline study of recovering headwater streams in the Sapphire Mountains, western Montana, Morgan Vinyard

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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ECOLOGICAL STATUS OF BLACK-TAILED PRAIRIE DOGS ON BOULDER, COLORADO OPEN SPACE AND MOUNTAIN PARKS LAND: AN ANALYSIS OF SELECT INDICATORS, Rachel A. Caldwell

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Instituting Collaborative Conservation in Federal Land Management: the BLM's Resource Advisory Councils as an Example, Benjamin D. Donatelle

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Off the Court, Onto the Farm, Arza E. Hammond

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Speaking for You: Positions of Montana Ranching Organizations on Beef Market Concentration, Katie Marie LeBlanc

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Farm-to-School in Montana: An Assessment of Program Participation, Autumn Lee

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Legal Tools for Local Control of Oil and Gas Development: Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities – Focusing on Select Eastern and Western U.S. States with Current and Potential Oil/Gas Development, Gabrielle M. Ostermayer

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ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION IN WILDERNESS: WHAT THE FISH TO DO?, Kelsey R. Patterson

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Rural Food Procurement Strategies and Attitudes Towards Food Sourcing: A Case Study of Boulder Town, Utah, Jane R. Philips

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Cultivating Opportunity: Land Transfer Tools to Support Land Access for Beginning Farmers, Samuel E. Plotkin

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The Millennial Who Planted Trees, trevien stanger

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Raising Grain in Next Year Country: Dryland Farming, Drought, and Adaptation in the Golden Triangle, Montana, Caroline M. Stephens

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Sacred Zones: Examing Wilderness in Yellowstone, Maine and Russia, Lily S. Vonderheide

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Unearthing Connections in a Storied Landscape: The Flathead River Honoring and Place-Based Education in the Flathead Valley, Melissa Wardlow

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FRACTURE, Emily Withnall

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Use and Effectiveness of Wildlife Crossing Structures with Short Sections of Wildlife Fencing, Elizabeth Rose Fairbank

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A Hunter's Shadows: A Personal Exploration of Hunting, James Giese

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A SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT AND PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE RESORT AT PAWS UP, Matthew S. Hannon

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WHEN THE SAP FLOWS: AFFECTION AND INDUSTRY IN THE MAPLE WOODS, Nicholas R. Littman

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Impacts of Montana Public Wolf Hunting and Trapping on Tolerance and Acceptance of Gray Wolves Among Rural Resident Ranchers, Trappers, and Big Game Hunters, Alia Winn Mulder

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'This Disc is not for a Bird Bath, it's for my Tractor': Exploring Gender, Sustainable Agriculture, and Networks in Western Montana, Eva Kathryn Rocke

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Prioritizing The Upper Clark Fork River Tributaries for Instream Flow Restoration, Catherine B. Berg

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Native Trout Restoration in the National Parks of the Northern Rockies: An Analysis of Management Actions & Outcomes, Michael John Canetta

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EFFECT OF COVER ON SMALL MAMMAL ABUNDANCE AND MOVEMENT THROUGH WILDLIFE UNDERPASSES, Hayley R. Connolly-Newman

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NEST SITE CHARACTERISTICS OF LEWIS’S WOODPECKER (MELANERPES LEWIS) IN RIPARIAN SYSTEMS OF WESTERN MONTANA, Megan Fylling

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Paying to Play: Supply Management in Montana's Dairy Industry, Laura Ginsburg

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OPENING UP THE BOX: EXPLORING THE SCALING OUT OF THE GOOD FOOD BOX ACROSS CANADA, Stephanie Lentz Laporte Potts

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Responses to climate change in National Park Service Wilderness: What is happening in the field?, Katherine E. Nelson

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The Value of Knowing: Public Lands Monitoring by Non-Agency Groups, Aaron Richard Olsen

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ACCEPTANCE OF WILDLIFE CROSSING STRUCTURES ON US HIGHWAY 93 MISSOULA, MONTANA, Jeremiah P. Purdum

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PLACE-BASED EDUCATION, FUNDS OF KNOWLEDGE AND STUDENTS’ UNDERSTANDING OF WATER SYSTEMS, Meghan Rorick

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A Chicken in Every Lot: The 2007 Chicken Ordinance in Missoula, Montana, Kate Margaret Sheridan

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Putting Scientific Information into the Service of Environmental Justice for Residents Facing Groundwater Contamination, Yvonne Emily Sorovacu

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We Humans: Nature, Culture, and Identity in the Anthropocene Age, Hudson Douglas Spivey

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Unsettled: A Memoir, Elizabeth Anne Baker

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Regulation or Litigation: Using the American Legal System to Address Climate Change, Stacy Lynne Boman

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In the Family of Things: Stories About Simple Choices and Radical Change, Grace Charlotte Brogan

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Implications for Restoration: Effects of Riparian Vegetation and Shade on Temperature Gradients in Lower Gold Creek, Southwest Montana, Ashley Brandyn Burry-Trice

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The Ecology of Parafluvial Ponds on a Salmon River, Zachary Jon Crete

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RABBIT/RIDES: CONNECTING A CONTINENT BY BIKE, Douglas Augustus Davis

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Understanding Incubator Farms: Innovative Programs in New Farmer Development, Brianna M. Ewert

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Comparison of Charcoal and Tree-Ring Records of Recent Fires in The Northern Rocky Mountains, Kalispell, MT, USA, Ian Hyp

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Falling in Yellowstone: Stories from the Summer Season, Lauren L. Koshere

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Learning to Be Home: Perspectives from a Year in Patagonia, Nancy Marie Moore

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Environmental Justice Impacts and Sustainable Solutions, Meghan K. Oswalt

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An Assessment of Livelihood Security in International Community-based Wildlife Conservation Projects, Monica Antonia Perez-Watkins

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TRADING OFF THE BENEFITS AND BURDENS: COAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE TRANSBOUNDARY FLATHEAD RIVER VALLEY, Nadia E. Soucek

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Developing Successful Wilderness Stewardship Partnerships, Heather Day

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Green Roofs in the Garden City: Exploring the Opportunities for Green Roof Policies in Missoula, Montana, Matthew Ryan Hodges

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WHILE GLACIERS SLEPT, JERILYNN EMILY JACKSON

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Metadata Analysis of the Montana Department of Environmental Quality's Reference Stream Project Datasets, Jonathan Samuel Leiman

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Wild Collaboration: Ecological Restoration, Religion, and the Reformation of the Human/Nature Relationship, Adam Carl Lohrmann

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Predicting Amphibian Occurrence Based on Wetland and Landscape Level Factors in Montana, Catherine Anne McIntyre

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Nest Site Characteristics and Breeding Biology of Flammmulated Owls in Missoula Valley, Mathew T. Seidensticker

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Sustaining A Conservation Legacy? An In Depth Perspective On the Interagency Bison Management Plan and the Potential for Collaboration, Jason Alan Brininstool

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WASH OUT: FLUVIAL FORMS AND PROCESSES ON THE AMERICAN FRONTIERS, July Oskar Cole

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Factors Influencing the Distribution of Bull Trout and Westslope Cutthroat Trout West of the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park, Vincent Stephen D'Angelo

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The Last Standing Bear: a documentary film on the life and work of Charles Jonkel, Shannon Kelly Donahue

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Rooted: A new generation of farmers and ranchers in Montana, Beth Jeannette Gibson

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“The Season of Famine” as a Challenge to Food Security in Northern Rural Togo: Addressing Seasonal Hunger through Household Coping Strategies, Jennifer Gorsegner

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Evaluating and remediating metals and arsenic in surface waters of the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, Montana, chauncey allan means

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New Trends In Wilderness Designation and The Boulder-White Cloud Mountains, Idaho, Celina M. Moreno

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Post-Course Environmental Behavior Change of Wild Rockies Field Institute Participants, Theodore Rosenberger Morrison

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IDENTIFYING WILDLIFE CROSSING ZONES FOR THE PRIORITIZATION OF HIGHWAY MITIGATION MEASURES ALONG U.S. HIGHWAY 2: WEST GLACIER, MT TO MILEPOST 193, Mike J. Roesch

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Assessing Macroinvertebrate Community Recovery in Post Restoration Silver Bow Creek, Montana, Sean Patrick Sullivan

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Cairn Stones: A Mosaic Memoir and Manual, Bethany Mason Taylor

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THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TROUT HABITAT RESTORATION IN EUSTACHE CREEK, A FORMERLY PLACER-MINED STREAM IN WESTERN MONTANA, Emily K. Thompson

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Assessing effects of an overwinter dewatering on the egg-to-fry survival of brown trout in a Montana stream, Christa Lyn Torrens

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Fences, Russell James Van Paepeghem

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Badluck Way, Bryce Patrick Chartier Andrews

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Charting a Sustainable Development Path: Prospects for Socially and Environmentally Beneficial Tourism in Caleta Tortel, Chile, Laura Becerra

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On This Piece of Ground: Landowner Perceptions of Restoration in the Deer Lodge Valley, Sarah Carvill

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Upstream Geomorphic Response to Dam Removal: The Blackfoot River, Montana, Joshua Aaron Epstein

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Wilderness Returns: A Natural & Cultural History of the Rattlesnake Wilderness, Tim G. Gibbins

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Finding Coyote: Praying Into Madness, Merrilyne Lundahl

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An Investigation of Spatial and Temporal Variability in Several of Montana's Reference Streams: Working Toward a More Holistic Management Strategy, Kathryn Elizabeth Makarowski

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Fertile Ground: Reflections on Christian Faith Practices as Care for the Earth, Peter William Metcalf

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YOUTH HARVEST: EXPLORING AN EMPLOYMENT-BASED, SERVICE-ORIENTED, THERAPEUTIC PROGRAM FOR “AT-RISK YOUTH”, Rachel Christine O'Brien

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MONITORING NOXIOUS WEEDS INVASIONS IN RIPARIAN AREAS FOLLOWING LIVESTOCK EXCLUSION OF THE UPPER BIG HOLE RIVER VALLEY: ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT UNDER THE CANDIDATE CONSERVATION AGREEMENT WITH ASSURANCES PROJECT, Ana Ingrid Pederson

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Forever Wild: Journeys Through the North Fork, Gregory Merrill Deschaine Peters

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Assessing Efforts To Reduce Sediment Impacts In Cottonwood Creek, Blackfoot Basin, Montana, Natalie Regina Marie Shapiro

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THE MEANING OF MARKETS: HOW THE DOMESTIC FAIR TRADE ASSOCIATION UNDERSTANDS CREATING SOCIAL CHANGE USING MARKET INITIATIVES, Emily Elizabeth Thorn