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 2011

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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

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A Social Marketing Intervention to Improve Asbestos Inspection Compliance for Missoula Public Buildings and the Role of Upstream Approaches, Holly N. Truitt

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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ASSESSMENT AND MITIGATION OF WATER RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH IMPACTS IN THE BAGRAMI DISTRICT OF KABUL PROVINCE, Mumtaz Ahmad

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Redeveloping a Montana Food Processing Industry: The Role of Food Innovation Centers, Jessica Babcock

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The Klamath's Path after Termination, Monika Nicole Bilka

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FIELD METHOD EFFICACY TO DETECT MEDIUM AND LARGE MAMMAL PRESENCE NEAR ROADWAYS AT VAIL PASS, COLORADO, Paige Bonaker

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Between Earth &Sky: A Journey to the Crossroads of Faith and Landscape, Allison Danae De Jong

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The Blackfoot Valley Trumpeter Swan Reintroduction: A Chronology and Case Study, Brian Kevin Ferrasci-O'Malley

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PLACE-BASED CONSERVATION LEGISLATION AND NATIONAL FOREST MANAGEMENT: THE CASE OF THE BEAVERHEAD-DEERLODGE PARTNERSHIP, Michael Thomas Fiebig

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RIVER HOUSE, Sarahlee Lawrence

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The Federal Land Policy and Management Act: The Role of the Quality of the Environment Language in Multiple Use, Ron W. Malecki

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Black Leaves, Nathaniel Ian Miller

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Singing Struggles and Dreams: A New Generation of Maya Women Speaks, Cassidy J. Randall

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THE LIFE HISTORY AND ECOLOGY OF RIVERINE SOCKEYE SALMON (ONCORHYNCHUS NERKA) IN A LARGE FLOODPLAIN RIVER, Tyler Huntley Tappenbeck

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Development of an Environmental Law Curriculum for Kosovo Universities, Nebojsa Vlajic

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Achieving Environmental Justice for the Community of Opportunity, Montana: An Assessment of Superfund Concerns, Kathleen A. Hasenbank

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Organizing Rural Communities for Effective Citizen Science Programs, Anna Dean Holden

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Moving Boxes Closer to Home: The Role of SYSCO Corporation in Food System Localization, David Scott Kennedy

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Building a Better Local Food System: A Case Study of the Western Montana Growers Cooperative, Beth Anne Neely

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HOW THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT HAS FAILED THE AMERICAN PUBLIC. REVIVING ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION AS PART OF THE PUBLIC CONSCIUSNESS: ADVERTISING IS THE MISSING TOOL, Ross Rademacher

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Reducing Dental Mercury Discharge in Missoula, Montana: Collaborative Opportunities, Jamie Elaine Silberberger

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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World so sweet| Essays on the nature of food, Allison K. Clark

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Towards Community-Owned Forests: Landowner Perspectives on the Blackfoot Community Conservation Area, Alison L. Duvall

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Of both worlds: How the personal computer and the environmental movement change everything, William Henry Green

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Good Like the Sea, Becca Hall

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Protecting the Integrity of Organic Food in the Face of Genetic Engineering: The Case of Roundup Ready Alfalfa, Kristina Joy Hubbard

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A Land Link for Western Montana: Keeping Land in Agriculture from One Generation to the Next, Paul Fuller Hubbard

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Effectiveness of Stand-Scale Forest Restoration, Siskiyou Mountains, Oregon, Jay C. Lininger

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TO NEIGHBOR: Stories from Melville, Montana, a Crossroads of Land, Community, and a Way of Life, Genevieve Jessop Marsh

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Addressing Contaminants in Traditional Foods in Alaska: Environmental Justice Framing and Policy Approaches, Mary Beth McKinley

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Blood at the Root: Of Myth, Food, Race, and Landscape in the American South, Catherine Meeks

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Web-based learning among Rare Pride conservation education campaign managers., Ashley Jeanne Parkinson

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In the Light Beyond Dreaming, Robin Sisson Patten

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Utilizing the citizens' forest Restoration Principles: An evaluation of the Knox Brooks Stewardship Project and proposals for integration into the Forest Service structure, Adam S. Rissien

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Impact of farm size tenancy and landowner gender on riparian buffer width, Mark A. River

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Cumulonimbus on Clay| Five Letters to a Difficult Place, Jesslyn Capen Shields

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Is Everything Connected? Following the Predators, Pests, and Plants Within a No-Till, Western Montana Agroecosystem, Ethan A. Smith

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Mobile Processing: Developing Appropriate Technology for Pastured Poultry Producers, Sarah Diane Stokes

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Rhetoric and the Restoration Landscape: Forest Restoration in Environmental Debate, Gregory M. Vranizan

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Encompassing| Notes from New Mexico, John Bateman

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Community-based monitoring A Strategy for Public Engagement in Natural Resource Issues, Paul Bélanger

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Public communication strategies for low-budget environmental campaigns: a guide for environmentalists, Kate M. Cywinski

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Work and the nature of place: Personal essays exploring the connection between work and a relationship to place, Patrick J. DelHomme

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Bleeding heartwood: Stories from an environmental awareness peace corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic, Aaron D. Drendel

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Caught in the headlights| Reflections from the making of a documentary film that explores the conflicts between wildlife and our automobile culture, Charles Wolf Drimal

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Revegetating decommissioned roads in a dry Douglas-fir forest of the Oregon Cascades : seeding with non-natives versus natural recovery, Jolanta H. Glabek

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Eucalyptus and the ejido: Industrial tree plantations on ejido lands in southeastern Mexico: Environmental equity and economic concerns, Mark Jon Heitchue

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Thirst for connection: Self ecopsychology and addiction, Allison Elaine Holt

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Inflows and the restoration of the Salton Sea, Kevin P. Janik

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Advancing environmental education at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: An analysis of program characteristics workforce needs and obstacles, Matthew E. Johnson

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The intersection of water privatization and public participation in the United States: A case study of the Indianapolis Water Company Indianapolis Indiana, Kathleen R. Kennedy

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Voices hinged| A triptych of reflections on farming and ranching in the Bitterroot, Kisha Lewellyn

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Broken lines: Mending the memories of a scattered childhood, Ryan W. Newhouse

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Ecotone between hyporheic water and lake water: Dimensions and ecology, Fred T. Offenkrantz

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The pollen burden: Nomadic communion with landscape, Sacha N. Pealer

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Application of the Limits of Acceptable Change (LAC) model to structure long-term social and resource management for South Maui Hawaii, Cheryl S. Vann

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Piercing the crow's eye: Reflections and recollections on the natural world, Kathleen Joan Yale

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Missouri haunting spells| Reflections on home, wandering, wildness and small things that matter, Tami L. Brunk

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Sawtooths to Selkirks| Connecting the wild in Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia, Joshua W. Burnim

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Welcome to the evolution: A personal inquiry into the nature of human consciousness, Becca Ayn Deysach

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Legitimate public participation in controversial situations| Questions from the Burned Area Recovery Project on the Bitterroot National Forest, Alexander E. Dunn

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Narrative of the domestic environmental justice movement: The problem of class, Matthew Ferris

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Wanderjahr| apprenticeship of a modern nomad, Adam K. French

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An examination of mining in wilderness logically incompatible yet legally feasible revisiting the Cabinet Mountains mining controversy, Peter T. Fritsch

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Corporate timberland divestment| Community options and opportunities, Maureen A. Hartmann

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"Left for Dead" of "Hope on the Horizon?"| Perspectives on the future of agriculture in Missoula County, Libby Hinsley

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Waif elements | a natural history of restoration in Hawai'i, Katharine I. Hyzy

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Rattling the chain, Ann LaRee Johnson

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Chaparral, Jeffrey Edward Kessler

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Green spaces in an urban wilderness: Urban agriculture in Havana Cuba and the United States trade embargo, Joshua John Klaus

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Watershed assessment of Griffin Creek headwaters tributary to Montana's Clark Fork of the Columbia River, Sara M. Krier