This collection includes theses, dissertations, and professional papers from the University of Montana W. A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation. Theses, dissertations, and professional papers from all University of Montana departments and programs may be searched here.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2024

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Habitat selection and connectivity of mountain lions (Puma concolor) across anthropogenic barriers on the Olympic Peninsula: a multi-method comparison, Thomas R. Barbee

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NAVIGATING CONSERVATION PLANNING FOR A SMALL LAND TRUST, Megan Elise Euclide

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THE EFFECTS OF BEAVER DAM ANAOLGS ON LINKED AQUATIC-TERRESTRIAL COMMUNITIES IN WESTERN HEADWATER STREAMS, Michelle Elyse Fillion, Benjamin P. Colman, and Rachel L. Malison

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THE BLACKFEET NATION’S BISON CONSERVATION HERD MANAGEMENT PLAN, Brandon Kittson

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WILDFIRES, CLIMATE, AND EQUITY: TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION, Mark Regier Kreider

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INFLUENCE OF CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING & OFF-LEASH DOGS ON WILDLIFE HABITAT USE IN LUBRECHT EXPERIMENTAL FOREST, Sophie Ann Morris

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WHERE THE FRAMEWORK ENDS: EQUITY CONSIDERATIONS AND LIMITATIONS DURING AGENCY RIVER PERMIT ALLOCATION DECISION MAKING PROCESSES, Kelsey Ellen Phillips

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DROUGHT CONDITIONING CONIFER SEEDLINGS FOR POST-FIRE MANAGEMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION, Anna C. Ross

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QUANTIFYING WASTEWATER CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE UPPER CLARK FORK RIVER, Claire Utzman

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A CLOSER LOOK AT DENALI’S ALPINE WILDLIFE: ASSESSING THE INFLUENCES OF CLIMATE AND VEGETATION CHANGES ON SPECIES IN ALASKA, Jennifer Lynn Wall

Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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RETERRITORIALIZATION AND ENCLAVIC TOURISM DEVELOPMENT: A HISTORY OF ZONING AND ITS IMPACTS IN CORBETT TIGER RESERVE LANDSCAPE, INDIA, Rajiv Bhartari

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Federal Funding Statutes and State-Federal Wildlife Authority: Did Congress Demonstrate a Preference for State Wildlife Management Authority with Pittman-Robertson and Dingell-Johnson?, James Vaughan Branch

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INTERACTIONS AMONG CLIMATE, FIRE, AND ECOSYSTEM PROCESSES ACROSS MULTIPLE SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL SCALES IN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FORESTS, Kyra Diane Clark-Wolf

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INVESTIGATING INTELLECTUAL DIVERSITY: A CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF ACADEMIC PUBLISHING PRACTICES AND THEIR EFFECTS ON WILDLIFE CONSERVATION, Madeline M. Damon

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NAVIGATING EXTREME CLIMATE EVENTS: UNCOVERING THE CHALLENGES OF SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEM GOVERNANCE IN THE ANTHROPOCENE, Amber Waialea Datta

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A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO THE MANAGEMENT OF A NON-NATIVE TROUT SPECIES, Kaeli Alexis Davenport

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INSIGHTS FROM THE ENVIRONMENT: UNVEILING METHODOLOGICAL BIASES AND THE IMPACTS OF BEAVERMEDIATED ENVIRONMENTAL VARIATION ON AMPHIBIAN-PARASITE DYNAMICS, Leah Marie Fischer

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Conflict and Recreation Behaviors Among Snowmobilers: The Role of Organizational Membership, Liam Carlson Harry Mr.

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GREATER SAGE-GROUSE IN A GRAZED LANDSCAPE: HABITAT SELECTION, DEMOGRAPHIC RATES, AND POPULATION TRENDS IN CENTRAL MONTANA, Jennifer Evans Helm

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AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING ECOSYSTEM PROCESSES AND HUMAN PERCEPTIONS OF MONTANA’S MOUNTAIN LAKES, Carly Innis

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Evaluating the relative influence of soil water potential, soil moisture, and vapor pressure deficit on semi-arid vegetation dynamics, Kayla R. Jamerson

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IRRIGATION IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES: OCCURRENCE, IMPACTS, AND SUSTAINABILITY, David Granger Ketchum

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LINKING LIFE HISTORY AND POPULATION DYNAMICS OF AN ICE-ASSOCIATED SEABIRD, THE KITTLITZ’S MURRELET (BRACHYRAMPHUS BREVIROSTRIS), Michelle Lynn Kissling

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The birds and the trees: Quantifying the drivers of whitebark pine decline and Clark's nutcracker habitat use in Glacier National Park, Vladimir Kovalenko

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QUANTIFYING THE EFFECTS OF BEAVER DAMS AND STREAM RESTORATION ON HEADWATER SALMONID POPULATIONS, Andrew Biche Lahr

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THE EFFECTS OF WEATHER ON FACILITATING THE INTENSIFICATION AND COLLAPSE OF BARK BEETLE OUTBREAKS IN PONDEROSA PINE FORESTS OF THE NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND THE BLACK HILLS, Jordan T. Lestina

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COLLECTIVE MEMORY IN A POST-INDUSTRIAL COMMUNITY, ANACONDA, MONTANA: A MIXED METHODS APPROACH FOR UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITY RESILIENCE AND TRANSITIONS, Megan Alison Moore

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RESPONSES OF ELK TO MANGEMENT ACTIONS AND HUNTER ACCESS IN THE NORTHERN SAPPHIRE MOUNTAINS, MONTANA, USA, Peter O. Mumford

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Predicting mountain lion resource selection and abundance in North America, William Connor O'Malley

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PREDICTING GENE FLOW CORRIDORS AND WILDLIFE HEALTH USING LANDSCAPE GENOMICS AND NON-INVASIVE METAGENOMIC MONITORING: INVESTIGATION OF ELK (CERVUS CANADENSIS) IN THE GREATER YELLOWSTONE ECOSYSTEM, Samuel B. Pannoni

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GOVERNING HUMAN-ELEPHANT CONFLICT: A CRITICAL INSTITUTIONAL APPROACH TO DECOLONIZING CONSERVATION IN THE CHOBE ENCLAVE OF BOTSWANA, Jake Rayapati

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Between Tradition and Transformation: A Feminist Investigation of the Role of Pastoral Women within Tanzania's Integrated Environment and Development Landscape, Kelli Erin Rogers

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Beaver dam analogs (BDAs) alter carbon pools, fluxes, and concentrations of intermountain headwater streams, Hilary Schultz

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ECOSYSTEM PHOSPHORUS NUTRITION: A SOIL PROCESS INVESTIGATION, Alanna Nicole Shaw

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THE EFFECT OF PLACE ATTACHMENT AND LEISURE IDENTITY ON STEWARDSHIP PARTICIPATION IN THE RATTLESNAKE NATIONAL RECREATION AREA AND WILDERNESS, Elena Rene Thomas

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IMPACTS OF CLIMATE AND WILDFIRE ON WESTERN LARCH REGENERATION, Spencer T. Vieira

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JOURNEYS TO DESTINATIONS: APPLYING BIG DATA AND QUALITATIVE GIS TO UNDERSTAND RECREATIONAL ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AND VISITOR DECISION-MAKING IN PARK AND PROTECTED AREA NETWORKS IN MISSOULA, MT, Peter J. Whitney

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IMPACTS OF CONIFER REMOVAL ON SONGBIRD DENSITY, REPRODUCTIVE OUTPUT, AND HABITAT SELECTION, Elise Catherine Zarri

Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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GENETIC RESCUE OF ISOLATED CUTTHROAT TROUT, Donovan Alexander Bell

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CALL YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS: IDENTIFYING PREDICTORS AND AUDIENCES FOR COLLECTIVE CLIMATE ACTION, Nathan Scott Bender

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Looking to the Future of Wildlife Conservation: Durable Wildlife Policy for the 21st Century, Charlie R. Booher

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APPLYING RESOURCE SELECTION PROBABILITY FUNCTION (RSPF) TO UNDERSTAND FLORAL RESOURCE USE BY A COMMON BUMBLE BEE, BOMBUS VANCOUVERENSIS, Rebekah Brassfield

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FACILITATING AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES MANAGEMENT USING SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING AND MACHINE LEARNING FRAMEWORKS, Sean C. Carter

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DERIVING SURFACE FUELS FROM UAS IMAGERY FORFIRE MODELS, Matthew R. Cunningham

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EVALUATING THE MANAGEMENT AND CONSEQUENCES OF HYBRIDIZATION BETWEEN NONNATIVE RAINBOW TROUT AND NATIVE WESTSLOPE CUTTHROAT TROUT, Anthony James Dangora

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Grizzly Bear Attractant Policies In Montana: How Regulations, Recommendations, And Resources Differ Among And Between Recovery Areas, Kenneth J. Edmo

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SPATIAL BEHAVIOR, FORAGING, AND POPULATION DYNAMICS OF A SUBARCTIC UNGULATE, Elizabeth (Libby) Parr Williamson Ehlers

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LiDAR-Landsat Covariance for Predicting Canopy Fuels, Margaret D. Epstein

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The Genetic and Demographic Outcomes of Mixed-Source Reintroductions of Westslope Cutthroat Trout in Montana, Colter Austin Feuerstein

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SMALL AREA ESTIMATION OF POSTFIRE TREE DENSITY IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES USING AN ANNUALIZED FOREST INVENTORY, George Chilton Gaines III

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The Transfer of Federal Public Lands to Tribal Trust Ownership: Statutes and Cases from 1970 - 2020, Audrey L. Glendenning

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RETHINKING RARE: NOVEL APPROACHES TO RARE SPECIES MONITORING AND CONSERVATION, Jessie Deanne Golding

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CAUSES AND CONSQUENCES OF FIRE IN FOREST ECOSYSTEMS OF THE SELWAY-BITTERROOT WILDERNESS, Melissa Jaffe

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Seeding Resilience: An Examination of the Impacts of a Seed Saving Network in Western Montana, Christina Leas

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Climbing Management on National Forests, Christopher Ryan MacKay

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Ecological effects of prescribed burning, mechanical cutting, and post-treatment wildfire for restoration of Pinus albicaulis, Enzo Paolo Martelli Moya

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GROWING TINY PLANTS IN COMMON ENVIRONMENTS: ASSESSING PATTERNS AND MECHANISMS OF DROUGHT RESPONSE WITHIN SPECIES, Mariah Kathryn McIntosh

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Evaluating the effects of tree community species composition on Larix occidentalis growth, Christian M. Mercado

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ACCUMULATION BY DISPOSSESSION IN PROTECTED AREAS, A LITERATRUE REVIEW AND CASE STUDY TO CREATE A MORE UNIFIED UNDERSTANDING, Leon Russell Miller

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MAKING “HABITAT QUALITY” MEANINGFUL: QUANTIFYING DEMOGRAPHIC EFFECTS OF HABITAT IN TWO SYMPATRIC SPECIES, Anna Katherine Moeller

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QUANTITATIVE SOCIAL SCIENCE METHODS, SOCIAL NETWORKS, AND SCALAR MISMATCHES: ADVANCING SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS SCIENCE TOWARDS ADAPTATION AND TRANSFORMATION, Holly Kathleen Nesbitt

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Conservation in Ecuador's Sangay-Podocarpus Connectivity Corridor: A Study of Coproductive Capacities, Gabriel Isaac Oppler

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UNDERSTANDING THE UTILIZATION OF WOODY BIOMASS THROUGH THE PERSPECTIVES OF SOUTHWEST UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE LAND MANAGERS: A QUALITATIVE STUDY, Mary-Ellen Reyna

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GENETIC MONITORING AND RESCUE IN MID-ATLANTIC BROOK TROUT (SALVELINUS FONTINALIS) POULATIONS, Zachary Lorn Robinson

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RANCHER PERSPECTIVES ON LIVELIHOOD DIVERSIFICATION OPTIONS IN MONTANA'S BLACKFOOT RIVER WATERSHED, Sara N. Schmidt

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Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change: How Montana Farmers Make Proactive Changes Despite Unpredictable Conditions, Austin Schuver

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ADAPTATION IN RANGELAND SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS: A MIXED-METHODS, CROSS-SCALE EXAMINATION OF FACTORS INFLUENCING RANCHERS’ ADAPTATION TO DROUGHT AND CLIMATE CHANGE, Ada Parkhurst Smith

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Feeling the Burn: Assessing the Effects of Fire Severity on Elk Nutritional Resources and Resource Selection, Lauren Ashley Snobl

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In the Shadow of the Megadrought: Opportunities and Challenges for Addressing Loss and Damage from Climate Change in Chile and Eastern Montana, USA, Elizabeth Grace Tobey

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EVALUATING THE USE OF CAMERA TRAPS TO MONITOR POPULATIONS OF UNGULATE PREY IN THE RUSSIAN FAR EAST, Scott Johnston Waller

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Relationships Between Water, Sediment, Basal Resources, and Aquatic Insects in a Mine-Contaminated River on a Longitudinal and Habitat Patch Scale, Chelsea A. Wisotzkey

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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LARGE CARNIVORE RECOLONIZATION RESHAPES POPULATION AND COMMUNITY DYNAMICS IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS: IMPLICATIONS FOR HARVEST MANAGEMENT, Tyler James Clark

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Monitoring the wetland landscape: white-faced ibis (Plegadis chihi) breeding habitat as a model assemblage, Shea P. Coons

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THE PLACE OF COMMUNITY FOOD FORESTS: A REVIEW AND CASE STUDY OF COMMUNITY FOOD FORESTS AND THEIR UNTAPPED POTENTIAL, Sarah Eiden

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Transboundary Marine Management in the Sulu-Sulawesi Seascape, Lindsey G. Ellett

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Wildlife-Friendly Fence Policy on Federal Public Lands Managed by the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management, Joshua D. Elliott

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EFFECTS OF WOLF AND GRIZZLY BEAR RECOVERY ON COUGARS IN A MULTI-USE SYSTEM, Jennifer A. Feltner

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SERVICE LEARNING, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, AND THE TOURISM SECTOR IN CONFLICT-AFFECTED BAMYAN, AFGHANISTAN, Kelly Elizabeth Franklin

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SUSTAINABILITY IN A CHANGING LANDSCAPE: IDENTIFYING THE EFFECTS OF LAND USE ON VEGETATION AND MAMMAL COMMUNITIES, Christopher Paul Hansen

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From the Eyes of Yellowstone National Park Visitors: Current and Future Desired Conditions, Glenna J. Hartman

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A REINTRODUCTION RETROSPECTIVE: COMPARATIVE FISHER (PEKANIA PENNANTI) SURVIVAL AND PREY HABITAT USE IN THE CASCADE MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON STATE, Tanner S.T. Humphries

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Nitrogen Dynamics and Transport along Flowpaths in a Rural Wetland-Stream Complex, Colton Kyro

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SPECIES SELECTION AND PLANTATION MANAGEMENT IN ENRICHMENT PLANTING WITH NATIVE TIMBER SPECIES IN THE PANAMA CANAL WATERSHED, Abigail A. Marshall

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UNGULATES SEARCH FOR THE IDEAL HOME: HOW PREDATION AND FORAGE DIFFERENTIALLY AFFECT MALES AND FEMALES IN A PARTIALLY MIGRATORY POPULATION, Hans William Martin

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ESTIMATING WOLF PREDATION METRICS, PATTERNS, AND DYNAMICS ACROSS TIME AND SPACE IN THE MULTI-PREY SYSTEM OF YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Matthew Caldwell Metz

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EFFECTS OF WEATHER, PARENTAL BEHAVIORAL PLASTICITY, AND LIFE HISTORY TRAITS ON OFFSPRING GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT, AND ENERGY EXPENDITURE IN SONGBIRDS, Adam Elliot Mitchell

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COMMUNITY-BASED DEER MANAGEMENT: A CASE STUDY IN MISSOULA, MT, Taylor Ingle Mudford

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LINKING HABITAT, POPULATIONS AND POLICY FOR CARIBOU IN THE FACE OF INCREASING DISTURBANCE, Eric Charles Palm

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CONCENTRATION AND COMPOSITION OF NANOPARTICLES AND COLLOIDAL PARTICLES IN A MINE-WASTE CONTAMINATED RIVER, Kaitlin Rose Perkins

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ALL IN DUE TIME: MULTI-TRAIT ASSESSMENT OF ELK ACCLIMATION TO TRANSLOCATION, Ellen Marie Pero

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CONTROLS ON NO3-N DYNAMICS IN THE UPPER CLARK FORK RIVER, MONTANA, Jacob Anthony Prater

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Investigating Surface Temperature from First Principles: Seedling Survival, Microclimate Buffering, and Implications for Forest Regeneration, Robin Rank

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Sula study revisited: 20-year post-fire regeneration in the southern Bitterroot Valley, Montana., Luke Alan Rymniak

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EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NATURE CONNECTEDNESS AND BELONGING WITH PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL BEHAVIOR IN BRAZILIAN NATIONAL PARKS, Sonia Maria Sfair Kinker

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MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION OF WESTSLOPE CUTTHROAT TROUT IN AN IMPACTED, CONNECTED RIVER SYSTEM, Troy Weant Smith

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ECOTOXICOLOGICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF SALINITY ON AMPHIBIANS, Brian James Tornabene

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Learning from wilderness fire: restoring landscape scale patterns and processes, Julia Kittleson Berkey

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Shuttles in Wonderland: Assessing the Perceived Impact to Residents’ Quality of Life Based on the Proposed Implementation of a Voluntary Shuttle System in West Yellowstone, MT, Carter Wyatt Bermingham

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DEVELOPING TOOLS TO UNDERSTAND STRESS AND NEST ABANDONMENT IN BIRDS, Hannah Elena Beyl

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DECOUPLED DIEL SOLUTES: LINKING PRIMARY PRODUCTION AND NITRATE UPTAKE IN A MONTANE STREAM, Kimberly Bray