- MtnSEON is happy to partner with Washington State University's Center for Environmental Research, Education, and Outreach to sponsor visiting lecturer, James Elser, of the University of Montana and the Flathead Lake Biological Station. Elser will give a presentation titled, "Biological stoichiometry of nutrient limitation in ecology and evolution," on Wednesday, Feb 8, at 3:10 pm. For a flyer with more information, including location, please click here. You may also visit the event website.
- The inaugural course of the Social Ecological Systems Training and Education Program (SESTEP) will take place over the 2016-2017 academic year. Participants in SESTEP will gather at the University of Idaho during the week of October 24-28, and will continue to meet and work virtually until the conclusion of the program in Spring 2017. SESTEP developed from a MtnSEON meeting and working group, and is being run through the Center for Resilient Communities. For more information about the course, please click here.
- The 2016 MtnSEON Annual Meeting was Sept 28-30, in Moscow, ID on the University of Idaho campus. This meeting brought together working group participants, network leaders, agency personnel, students, and stakeholders to discuss the future of MtnSEON as we reach the end of our award cycle. To see the agenda, please click here. For a synthesis of meeting discussions, please click here.
- MtnSEON ran an exhibitor's booth at the 2016 meeting of the Ecological Society of America, promoting their working groups and overall network. (To learn more about this year's meeting in Fort Lauderdale, FL, please click here.)
- MtnSEON will be featured in a special issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, which will focus on developing research in Social-Ecological Systems and will include articles from six different working groups. More information will be available soon!
- MtnSEON hosted a meeting in Coeur d’Alene, May 18-20, to bring together potential participants in the development of a Macrosystems proposal. (For more information on MacroSystems Biology proposals, please click here.)
- MtnSEON participants Arika Virapongse, Samantha Brooks, Jim Gosz, Andrew Kliskey, and Lilian Alessa recently published the article, “A social-ecological systems approach for environmental management,” in the Journal of Environmental Management.