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Faculty Image Len Broberg
Office: JRH 104
Phone: (406) 243-5209
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Current Position:

Director, Environmental Studies Program

Academic Director, UM Study of the United States Institute: Global Environmental Issues


Conservation Biology: My interests in the field of conservation biology include population viability analysis and the effects of human population on biodiversity. I am also interested in the mapping of biodiversity and the threats to its preservation, especially to support reserve planning and design.

Environmental Law and Policy: How citizens can influence the policy process and environmental outcomes to protect the environment and the human communities that depend on it.

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: I am interested in how we can mitigate and adapt to climate change through individual and collective choices and policy initiatives.

Office Hours:

On sabatical for AY 2013-2014

Contact the EVST office at 406-243-6273

Field Of Study:

Public interest scientist. Conservation biology, environmental law and policy, land-use, and ecosystem management.


EVST 501 Scientific Approaches to Environmental Problems

EVST 542 Transboundary Environmental Issues

EVST 302 Intro to Environmental Regulation

EVST 502 Environmental Law for Non-lawyers

EVST 531 Citizen Participation in Environmental Decisionmaking







PhD. Biology. University of Oregon 1995.

J.D. Wayne State University 1981.

B.S. Zoology. Michigan State University 1978.


Steering Committee member, Crown Managers Partnership

Board member, Miistakis Institute

Committee member and past chair, Wildlands Committee, Sierra Club

Professional Experience:

Practiced law 1981-1990

Member Montana Forest Restoration Committee

Member Lolo Restoration Committee

Preliminary Judge CINE Film Festival

International Experience:

Co-taught the Vietnam study abroad wintersession courses offered through the Mansfield Center in January 2011

Serve as Academic Director for the UM Study of the United States Institute: Global Environmental Issues

Direct the Transboundary Initiative with the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Consulted with Patagonian regional government of Chile

Directed international EVST graduate students from Serbia, Kazakhstan and Russia

Visited Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru and Vietnam

Speak Spanish "un poco"

Selected Publications:

Gates, C.C. and L. Broberg 2011. Yellowstone Bison: The Science and Management of a Migratory Wildlife Population. University of Montana Press, Missoula.

Quinn, M. and L. Broberg 2007. Biodiversity in the Crown of the Continent in Sustaining Rocky Mountain Landscapes: Science, Policy and Management of the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem, A. Prato and D. Fagre eds, RFF Press

Broberg, L. 2007 “International watershed management: The British Columbia-Montana Flathead River Case Study.” Proceedings of the Watershed Management Council, B. McGurk, ed.

Greenwald, D.; Grocker-Bedford, D. C.; Broberg, L.; Suckling, K.F.; Tibbitts, T. 2005. A review of northern goshawk habitat selection in the home range and implications for forest management in the western United States. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 33(1): 120-129.

Court, K.; T.A. Switalski; L. Broberg; R. Lloyd. 2005. Monitoring the recovery of decommissioned roads with citizen scientists in the Clearwater National Forest, Idaho. ICOET Proceedings 2005: 609-613.Broberg, L. 2003.

Conserving ecosystems locally: a role for ecologists in land use planning. BioScience 53(7): 670-673.

Broberg, L. 1999. Will vulnerable species management protect biodiversity? J. Forestry 97: 8-12.

Other Publications:

Deppe, C., J. Tewksbury, D. Holt, L. Broberg, J. Peterson, K. Wood. Effect of northern pygmy owl (Glaucidium gnoma) eyespots on avian mobbing. The Auk: 765-771.

Broberg, L. & W. Bradshaw 1995. Density-dependent development in Wyeomyia smithii (Diptera:Culicidae): competition is not the result of interference, Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 88: 465-470.