Scott Mills - “Seasonal camouflage hides animals while revealing possibilities for adapting to climate change”
College of Natural Resources Room 10
Dr. L. Scott Mills is Associate Vice President of Research for Global Change and Sustainability, and a Wildlife Biology Professor, at the University of Montana. From 2013 to 2016 he coordinated cross-cutting research initiatives on Global Environmental Change and Human Well-Being as a Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence hire at North Carolina State University. As an applied wildlife population biologist, Mills’ research integrates field studies, genetic analyses, and computer models to understand how wild animal populations -- and their associated ecosystems -- respond to human-caused global changes. His awards and accomplishments include: a) publication of >125 scientific articles and 3 books; b) testimony to the U.S. Congress on the role of ethics in conservation science; c) a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for work in Bhutan; d) a National Science Foundation Early Career Development award. Currently, Mills’ two major research foci center on the role of adaptation by wild animals to rapid environmental change, and on transboundary conservation biology capacity building in Bhutan and India (with special focus on snow leopards, tigers, and elephants).
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