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“On the Rocks” series presents: Travels to the Russian far east.

November 17, 2015

“On the Rocks” is a lecture series sponsored by the environmental sciences department and University of Montana Western Foundation Office.

The speakers will share highlights of their recent travels in the Russian far east and Siberia where they spent two months exploring nature preserves as visiting scientists.

They spent time in the field with Russian biologists who were studying birds, musk deer, Siberian tigers and Amur leopards. 

Andrea Easter-Pilcher was a faculty member in the environmental sciences department at Montana Western from 1996 to 2008.

Brian Pilcher directed student support services and the math-science Upward Bound program.

In 2008 the couple moved to St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies where both serve as faculty.  

Easter-Pilcher received a Master of Science degree in wildlife biology from the University of Montana and a Ph.D. in conservation biology and statistics from Montana State University.

Pilcher majored in wildlife ecology for his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Montana State University and worked as a wildlife biologist and forester in Oklahoma, Montana and Idaho for over 25 years.

The lecture begins at 3:45 p.m. in Block Hall 311 on the University of Montana Western campus.

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