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Faculty Image Marilyn Marler
Office: Field Research Station at Fort Missoula
Phone: 406-544-7189



I manage UM owned natural areas in Missoula County, including M Sentinel and lands at Fort Missoula.  The main issues in those areas are 1) invasive plants and 2) high use by recreationists.

My job includes direct management of invasive plants via integrated plant management methods, applied research on restoration approaches, community outreach and education, mentoring undergraduates in work based internships, and development and marketing of this work.

I serve on the board of directors of the Montana Natural History Center ( and the Northern Rockies Invasive Plant Counctil (

I'm in my second term as an elected alderwoman on the Missoula City Council, and currently serve as the Council President.


University of California, Davis, 1994, BS Biology

Unviersity of Montana, 1997, MS Ecology