FLBS Event Calendar

2015 Public Events

Jack Stanford gives an overview of research successes in the Flathead
Jack giving a research presentation


FLBS 2015 Summer Seminar Series

Where: Elrod Lecture Hall, FLBS

These seminars are open to the public, and everyone is invited to attend to learn more about current research in the Flathead.


Monday, June 15 from Noon-1pm

Dr. Jack Stanford, FLBS
"Natural history legacies that helped shape contemporary ecological science: Long-term studies in the Flathead River-Lake Ecosystem (Montana, British Columbia)"

Tuesday, June 16 from 6-7pm

Dr. Brian Hand, FLBS
"Use of genetic tools in ecology"

Thursday, June 25 from 6-7pm

Dr. Shawn Devlin, FLBS
"Modeling Flathead Lake: Using 35 years of data to investigate climate change, nutrient loading, and trophic interactions"

Monday, June 29, 2015 from 6-7pm

Dr. Chris Frissell, UM
"Riparian forests: Ecosystem science and the management of western watersheds for freshwater resource protection in the face of fire"

Jack Stanford discusses FLBS research during a beautiful 2014 afternoon cruise
FLBS research cruise

Flathead Lake Research Cruise

When: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 from 3:15pm - 6:15 pm

Where: Leaves from Lakeside, MT


Note: Due to an unanticipated scheduling conflict, we have changed the date of the Flathead Lake Research Cruise to Tuesday July 14 from 3:15 until 6:15 pm in Lakeside, MT. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Flathead Lake Boat Tours in Lakeside, MT will graciously host an afternoon cruise aboard the Far West to one of the Biological Station’s Flathead Lake monitoring sites. Join FLBS researchers for appetizers, beverages and an overview of Flathead Lake ecology and the FLBS Research and Monitoring program.

Cost: $50/person. Proceeds benefit the FLBS Research and Monitoring Program. Reservations are required, since limited space is available on the tour boat.

Please join us!

For more information or to RSVP, email Tom Bansak or call 406-982-3301 x229.

The annual open house offers research demonstrations aboard the Jessie B research vessel
Visitors head for the Jessie B demonstration

FLBS Open House

When: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Note that the open house will end at 4pm this year to accomodate special presentations!

Where: at Flathead Lake Biological Station


The Flathead Lake Biological Station’s (FLBS) annual Open House provides an opportunity for the interested public to learn more about the ecology of Flathead Lake and its watershed, as well as FLBS and its research around the globe. The Open House allows FLBS scientists to showcase the breadth of their activities, as well as show examples of how ecological research at FLBS benefits Flathead Lake and subsequently area visitors and residents.


  • Presentations by Dr. James Ward and Dr. Charles Goldman, discussing the Bio Station past and future
  • Presentation by Jay Sumner, Montana Peregrine Institute - Peregrine falcons in Montana
  • Tours of Biological Station facilities
  • Boat trips on our 30' research vessel, the Jessie B
  • Exhibits on recent Flathead research, including Flathead Lake ecology
  • Presentations by FLBS research scientists

Open to all- no admission fee.

Events times: 

  • 1 p.m.Open House Begins
  • 1:05, 1:40, 2:15, 2:50 and 3:25 p.mResearch boat tour and science overview
  • 1:40, 3:25 pmNature walk/guided tours
  • 2:15 p.m.Jay Sumner, Montana Peregrine Insititute
  • 4:00 pmWard/Goldman presentations

For more information email Tom Bansak or call 406-982-3301 x229.


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updated: 8/4/2015 2:06 pm