Ecological Restoration in Action in: Butte, Montana

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Fall 11-21-2019


Having caps over the mine waste is a long ways from successful restoration. In his presentation Robert Pal will talk about his work on advancing the existing reclamation on the Butte Hill towards the next level of ecological restoration.

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Robert Pal is an Associate Professor and the Director of Restoration at Montana Tech (Department of Biological Sciences). He holds a master’s in agriculture and a Ph.D. in Biology/Plant Ecology. His main research focus has always been the study of the flora and vegetation of disturbed habitats, including agricultural and urban areas. That led him to work on ecological restoration and plant invasions. Robert is in charge of the Native Plant Restoration Project and is also responsible for the Restoration Certificate at Montana Tech. Besides multiple restoration projects, he is part of several national and international research projects mainly in biological invasions.