Cody Science Series with Jeff Dibenedetto

Join us for this year’s educational science series featuring:

AUGUST 8 - JEFF DIBENEDETTO
Alpine Turf to Desert Shrub:
Habitats of Diversity and Sanctuary

Cody Theatre -1171 Sheridan Avenue

Reception - 5:30 pm
Presentation - 6:15 pm

Jeff DiBenedetto is an Ecologist who continues to work part time after a 40 year career with the Soil Conservation Service (now Natural Resources Conservation Service) and Forest Service.  He has worked in a variety of ecosystems includingthe grassland and sagebrush steppe of the Columbia River and northern Intermountain Basin in eastern and central Oregon, the mixed grass prairie of the Little Missouri National Grassland in western North Dakota, and the montane grasslands, shrublands, and forests of the Beartooth Mountains.   As the vegetation and landscape ecologist for the Custer National Forest, he had the unique experience of working with ecosystems that ranged from the alpine vegetation of the Beartooth Plateau to the tall grass prairie of eastern North Dakota and everything in between.  His current interests are more focused on landscape ecology and habitats associated with whitebark pine, limber pine, aspen, and sagebrush steppe ecology.  He received his MS in Soil Science in 1999 from Montana State University with an emphasis on plant community relationships with the environment, landscape ecology, and use of remote sensing for mapping vegetation patterns.  He received a BS in Rangeland Ecology and Management in 1974 also from Montana State University.Jeff DiBenedetto is an Ecologist who continues to work part time after a 40 year career with the Soil Conservation Service (now Natural Resources Conservation Service) and Forest Service.  He has worked in a variety of ecosystems includingthe grassland and sagebrush steppe of the Columbia River and northern Intermountain Basin in eastern and central Oregon, the mixed grass prairie of the Little Missouri National Grassland in western North Dakota, and the montane grasslands, shrublands, and forests of the Beartooth Mountains.   As the vegetation and landscape ecologist for the Custer National Forest, he had the unique experience of working with ecosystems that ranged from the alpine vegetation of the Beartooth Plateau to the tall grass prairie of eastern North Dakota and everything in between.  His current interests are more focused on landscape ecology and habitats associated with whitebark pine, limber pine, aspen, and sagebrush steppe ecology.  He received his MS in Soil Science in 1999 from Montana State University with an emphasis on plant community relationships with the environment, landscape ecology, and use of remote sensing for mapping vegetation patterns.  He received a BS in Rangeland Ecology and Management in 1974 also from Montana State University.

Event is free and open to the public.

Learn about other lectures in this series:
June 12 with Anya Tyson
July 11 with Embere Hall