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Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Scholarship; University Relations

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© 2005 University of Montana--Missoula


Contents of this issue include:

UM Vice President

Quick Looks

Researchers garner record funding -- UM ranked among world's universities -- Space added for science -- University lands major NIH grant -- 'Critter Crawl' earns patent -- School, college take new monikers -- Speaking of new names.... -- Student lands prestigious fellowship -- Video reveals overlooked history -- Paleontologist has big year -- Construction set for bird center -- Book reveals complex Wild West -- Program boosts business plans -- J-School lands RFK award

Feature Stories

  • Our Warming West: The potential implications of global climate change
  • Quest for Fire: UM's national center for landscape fire analysis
  • Fuel for Fire: UM tests feeding strategies for soldiers, firefighters
  • Monitoring Hotshots and Hot Air
  • Student Scientist Q&A: Jenny Woolf
  • Fire in the Forest: Study investigates the best uses of burning
  • Fired-Up Curriculum: Ecos program gets kids doing science outside
  • The Function of Fire: Research shows unburned forests may be less productive
  • A Flammable Landscape: How will society adapt to a fire-prone environment?
  • Getting a Grasp on Smoke: University chemists discover the inner mysteries of smoke
  • High-Tech Toads: Research reveals amphibians prefer burned areas
  • Translating Chickadee: Researchers discover sophisticated songbird calls
  • Sniffing Out History: Anthropologists use dogs to find long-lost graves
  • Tree Killers: Warmer West may bolster fungi beneficial to America's number 1 forest pest

Vision 2005