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2020
Friday, February 28th
9:00 AM

Autonomous In Situ measurements of Freshwater Alkalinity

Qipei Shangguan

UC 330

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

9:20 AM

Highly Reactive CoIII,IV2(μ-O)2 Diamond Core Complex That Cleaves C−H Bonds

Yan Li

UC 330

9:20 AM - 9:35 AM

10:00 AM

Understanding large-landscape conservation and global networks of practitioners

Sanober Mirza

UC 330

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Best of GradCon Award Winner: Oral Presentations - Humanities and Social Sciences

10:20 AM

What is marketing? How has it been applied to conservation?

Hannah Leonard

UC 330

10:20 AM - 10:35 AM

This study explores how marketing, holistically defined, has been applied in conservation and what opportunities remain. In completing a systematic review process, we can see the landscape of marketing theories and techniques currently in practice in conservation. The purpose of this systematic review is to outline the gaps and opportunities conservationists have to use marketing tools and techniques to more effectively and efficiently accomplish their goals.

10:40 AM

Understanding Farmer’s Conservation Behaviors and Attitudes in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Tina Cummins

UC 330

10:40 AM - 10:55 AM

11:00 AM

Climate Decisions & Geoengineering

Emma Gjullin

UC 330

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

1:30 PM

Precision Medicine under the Big Sky: Pharmacogenetic Implementation in Rural Settings

Shayna Killam
Tianna Leitch

UC 330

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

1:50 PM

Interdisciplinary Health Screenings: Health Impact of Wildfire Smoke Exposure in Rural Montana

Sarah Ballou

UC 330

1:50 PM - 2:05 PM

2:10 PM

An analysis of tribal consultation: A case study of policy v. practice in Superfund

Jennifer Harrington, University of Montana - Missoula

UC 330

2:10 PM - 2:25 PM

2:30 PM

Wildfire Made My Community Stronger; How wildfire can galvanize community members and catalyze community resilience to wildfire

Lily Clarke

UC 330

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

2:50 PM

Social Trust and River Restoration in the Clark Fork Watershed in Montana

Megan Moore

UC 330

2:50 PM - 3:05 PM

3:10 PM

Collective Aspects of Mitigating Interactions Between Large Carnivores and Humans

Holly Nesbitt
Alexander L. Metcalf, University of Montana, Missoula
Alice Lubeck, University of Montana
Libby C. Metcalf
Crystal Beckman

UC 330

3:10 PM - 3:25 PM

Understanding how to coexist with wildlife is of critical importance for successful conservation, particularly for large carnivores, who pose risks to human safety, livestock, and game species. In Montana (USA), black and grizzly bears occur across much of the western half of the state. In particular, grizzly bears are protected by the Endangered Species Act and their populations and ranges are expanding, resulting in increased overlap between humans and bears. Interactions with bears can be mitigated when landowners take certain actions to secure bear attractants – such as using bear resistant garbage cans and feed storage, using electric fences, removing livestock carcasses, and taking down bird feeders in the spring and fall. Few studies have examined what drives uptake of these actions, but factors include perceived risks and benefits and personal experience at the individual level. This research aims to understand how individual and collective aspects drive uptake of actions to secure bear attractants. We administered a mail-back questionnaire to Montana landowners and used the collective interest model to determine the relative effects of collective and individual factors in influencing whether landowners secure bear attractants. We developed logistic regression models for each behavior. Collective aspects that drove behavior included social norms (i.e., what individuals think they should do and what others are doing) and network centrality (i.e., how much social influence an individual has). This research suggests that outreach campaigns that only highlight the risks of large carnivores could be substantially improved by describing the collective aspects of mitigation.