April 4 | Science on Tap

Join us for Science on Tap, Thursday, April 4 in the Cellar at the FLBC Pubhouse. Our speaker is UM Flathead Lake Biological Station Assistant Research Professor, Rachel Malison. Her talk will be “Monitoring Montana Waters: A program that supports volunteer water quality monitoring to protect our waters.” The Cellar opens at 6pm and the presentation starts at 6:30pm.
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Tickets are $5 a person, and we recommend purchasing them in advance. Please note: No food will be available downstairs in the Cellar, please come early and eat upstairs prior to the presentation.
Rachel Malison grew up in northern Idaho. After completing her MS in Ecology at Idaho State University and her PhD in Systems Ecology at the University of Montana, Rachel lived overseas in Norway for a Marie Curie Fellowship before returning back to Montana. She then completed a postdoc at FLBS on a project funded by the National Science Foundation’s Dimensions of Biodiversity program that investigated the biodiversity vulnerability of stonefly (Plecoptera) species in river floodplains. She is currently an Assistant Research Professor at FLBS and in the Ecology & Evolution Program at UM. She also developed and runs FLBS’s Monitoring Montana Waters program, which supports water quality monitoring efforts in Montana by providing scientific, technical and financial support to citizen-science watershed groups. She was recently awarded a $6.6M EPA grant to greatly expand our efforts to protect Montana’s waters by developing a Pesticide Stewardship Partnership Program for the Columbia River Basin portion of western Montana. In addition to water quality, Rachel’s research interests focus on freshwater systems and span from investigating the genetics and physiology of macroinvertebrates to studying population and community ecology of large river floodplains.
Science on Tap is an informal community gathering to discuss science around the lake, region, world… and sometimes beyond. We invite local scientists and researchers in our community to discuss and present their work and results in ways that are easy to understand and light on data and graphs. This is a fun, family-friendly event in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Bring your curiosity and enjoy yourself!
Brought to you by the Flathead Lakers, Flathead Lake Biological Station, and the FLBC Pubhouse.