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Wilderness Issues Lecture Series: Spring 2011

Conservation and Climate Change - This series, co-sponsored by the College of Forestry and Conservation’s Wilderness Institute at the University of Montana and Climate Change Studies program, will draw on the knowledge and experience of research scientists, natural resource managers, and seasoned advocates to consider the changing landscape and ways to conserve Montana‚Äôs natural resources in the face of climate change. Speakers will address wildfire, wildlife, water, bark beetles, economics, global tipping points, and resilience. The series is offered each spring and is recorded live by the University of Montana. Selected lectures are made available via the Internet.

Media Time Title/Description
Click to listen to audio in MP3 format 1:25:22 min. Global Change: Tipping Points for People and the Biosphere
Rob Jackson, Director, Duke's Center on Global Change (February 1, 2011)
Click to listen to audio in MP3 format 1:21:30 min. Ice, Wildlife, and Us: What Legacies, What Lessons?
Joel Berger, Craighead Chair and Professor of Wildlife Conservation, University of Montana (February 8, 2011)
Click to listen to audio in MP3 format 1:20:06 min. Water in a Warming West: Policy Options to Respond to Climate Change Impacts
Sarah Bates, Senior Fellow, University of Montana Center for Natural Resources & Environmental Policy (February 15, 2011)
Click to listen to audio in MP3 format 1:21:45 min. Climate Change, Forests, and Fire: Resource Management in California National Forests
Hugh Safford, Regional Ecologist, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region (February 22, 2011)
Click to listen to audio in MP3 format 1:28:07 min. Biochar: A Carbon-Negative Solution from the Distant Past
Gloria Flora, Executive Director, Sustainable Obtainable Solutions (March 1, 2011)
Click to listen to audio in MP3 format 1:20:02 min. Bark Beetle Blues: Community Experiences with Forest Disturbance by Insects
Courtney Flint, Rural and Natural Resource Sociologist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (March 8, 2011)
Click to listen to audio in MP3 format 1:02:53 min. Climate Change Economics: Solutions to the Growing Costs of Protecting Homes from Wildfire
Ray Rasker, Executive Director, Headwaters Economics (March 15, 2011)
Click to listen to audio in MP3 format 1:16:33 min. Building Resilience: How We Can Steward Nature Through Climate Change
Erika Zavaleta, Ecologist, University of California, Santa Cruz (March 22, 2011)



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