As a Senior Biologist Magnus oversees a variety of projects aimed at conserving imperiled species and maintaining functional ecosystems. He is also involved in outreach and building partnerships with other organizations to achieve conservation goals and to promote the role of private lands in ecological conservation. Magnus is a native of Scotland, and graduated with a B.Sc. in Marine Biology from the University of Stirling, and a M.Sc. in Wildlife Biology from Napier Univesity in Edinburgh. A passion for ecology and wild places brought him to Montana, where he received a Ph.D. in Fish and Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana. Magnus’ goals are to use the best available science to conserve imperiled species, mitigate the impacts of climate change on ecological communities, and restore and maintain intact ecosystems.