Marilyn Marler

Marilyn Marler

UM Natural Areas Specialist

Office: Facilities Services
Office Hours:

I'm available by appointment; call or email me any time.

Personal Summary

I manage UM owned natural areas in Missoula County, including M Sentinel and lands at Fort Missoula.  The main issues in those areas are 1) invasive plants and 2) high use by recreationists.

My job includes direct management of invasive plants via integrated plant management methods, applied research on restoration approaches, community outreach and education, mentoring undergraduates in work based internships, and development and marketing of this work.

I love teaching botany in a range of settings, including UM classes, work based internships for undergraduates interested in restoration ecology, through Missoula County Life Long Learning Program, or for Montana FWP's Outdoor Woman series.

I have served on the board of directors of many related Montana non-profits including, the Montana Natural History Center, the Montana Native Plant Society, Friends of the UM Herbarium, Montana Weed Control Associan and the Northern Rockies Invasive Plant Council.

I was on the Missoula City Council from 2007-2017.


University of California, Davis, 1994, BS Biology

Unviersity of Montana, 1997, MS Ecology