MISSOULA – The University of Montana Alumni Association will host a lecture series dedicated to explorations of the human impact on environmental sustainability.

In its 24th year, the association’s Community Lecture Series features UM faculty members who present lectures and engage with UM alumni and community members on timely topics. Free and open to the public, the 2022 series is titled “Our Environment Matters” and features six digital lectures on Zoom and Facebook Live.

From the waters of Montana to the wildfires of the Northwest, this year’s series will showcase exciting and rich research happening at UM.

Each lecture will feature Q&A, and registration is required at bit.ly/cls-22.

The lecture schedule is:

  • Feb. 8: “Poems from the book ‘Horsefly Dress,’” Dr. Heather Cahoon, UM associate professor and director of the American Indian Governance and Policy Institute.
  • Feb. 15: “Can Plants Keep Pace with Climate Change?” Dr. Solomon Dobrowski, UM professor of forest landscape ecology.
  • Feb. 22: “Shrimp, Salmon and Trout: Invasive Chowder in Flathead Lake,” Tom Bansak, associate director of the UM Flathead Lake Biological Station
  • March 1: “Finding Water for Farms and Fish in Montana,” Dr. Brian Chaffin, UM associate professor of water policy and governance
  • March 8: “Woman the Hunter,” Dr. Libby Metcalf, associate dean for UM undergraduate affairs, W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation.
  • March 15: “It Affects All of Us: Climate Change, Wildfires and Human Health,” Dr. Katrina Mullan, UM economics associate professor.

For more information on the Community Lecture Series visit grizalum.org/events/cls.

-by UM News Service -