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Archive for the ‘Science’ Category

“Part of the Landscape”

By Scott McMillion
Montana Quarterly
Summer 2010

After 15 years, millions of dollars and a raft of lawsuits, wolves are here to stay. But who will call the shots?

“Ghost Cat”

By Scott McMillion
Nature Conservancy Magazine
Winter, 2009
Photography by Ted Wood

Scientists in the Northern Rockies labor hard to protect the increasingly rare Canada Lynx. But first, they have to find the elusive creature. And that means diving into the deadfall. There’s no guarantee of success.

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“Evolution of a Paleontologist”

By Scott McMillion
Montana Quarterly
Summer 2009
Photography by Thomas Lee.

Labeled everything from “lazy and dumb” to “genius,” Jack Horner uses his unique mind to push the envelope with his latest idea: hatching a chickenosaur.

“Under the Red Hat”

By Scott McMillion
Montana Quarterly
Spring, 2009
Photography by Thomas Lee

 
Montana State University researcher Gary Strobel’s newest discovery, “myco-diesel,” just might change the world.

“Give Blood” Mosquitoes, flies and ticks connect us to the food chain in most unpleasant ways

By Scott McMillion
Montana Quarterly
Summer, 2008

Here’s something to think about the next time your neck and arms have become an itching, oozing mess.
Or when the whining in your ears makes you think seriously about spending the night in a lake, underwater.
Or when you’re inhaling flies the size of your thumbnail.

“The Aftermath and the Lessons” Second in a four-part series about wildfire

By Scott McMillion
Bozeman Daily Chronicle
June 30,2008

After the fires of 1988, scientists from around the nation trooped to Yellowstone National Park, analyzing the aftermath. They found an amazingly resilient landscape.

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“Dances with Dinosaurs”

By Scott McMillion
Montana Quarterly
Fall 2007
Photography by Thomas Lee.

Marion Brandvold recounts 95 years of good fortune, most of it hatched near her home on the Rocky Mountain Front.

“The War on Weeds: In Hells Canyon the Lines Are Drawn”

By Scott McMillion
Nature Conservancy Magazine
Summer 2007
Photography by Karen Ballard

The toughness that drove most settlers from Hells Canyon is what kept this place so fruitful for wildlife. For the most part, it’s been spared the energies and damages of mankind, the opposable thumbs and the itch to tinker. Hells Canyon still supports that amazing diversity of life, still has what the rest of the American West once had: vast acreages of native plants and big populations of native critters to eat them and each other. It’s an ecosystem that works.
But much of this is threatened. We saw the invaders.

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