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Moscow

Department of Conservation Social Sciences
css@uidaho.edu

College of Natural Resources

phone: (208) 885-7911
fax: (208) 885-6226

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1139
Moscow, ID 83844-1139

Funding

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

for M.S. and Ph.D. students in wildland fire, climate change, and natural resource management

Dr. Travis Paveglio in the Department of Conservation Social Sciences at the University of Idaho is seeking M.S. and Ph.D. student applicants for funded research on wildland fire, climate change and natural resource management. Students would help conduct research on the following topics: 1) simulation of potential wildland fire risk to inform adaptive ecosystem management; 2) assessment of wildland fire or climate change impacts to human communities; 3) adaptive capacity and actions of communities at risk from climate change or wildland fire impacts; 4) land manager and resident evaluation of wildland fire, smoke or ecosystem models. Desired candidates should have an interest and background in interdisciplinary scholarship. Applicants should also be familiar with or willing to use mixed-method approaches. Ability to use Geographic Information Systems software would also be desirable.

For more information email Dr. Paveglio.

For M.S. students in recreation management:

Dr. Tammi Laninga in the Department of Conservation Social Sciences and the Bioregional Planning & Community Design program at the University of Idaho is seeking M.S. student applicants for funded research in recreation management. Students would help conduct research on the following topics: 1) visitor preferences for travel management on public lands, 2) visitor preferences for access point and campground development near public lands, and 3) local community’s engagement in public lands decision-making. Desired candidates should have an interest and background in recreation or natural resource management and planning. Applicants should also be familiar with or willing to use mixed-method approaches. Willingness to spend summers in Idaho Falls, Id is required. This funding in association with the Bureau of Land Management’s Upper Snake Field Office in Idaho Falls, ID. For more information email Dr. Laninga.

For M.S. students in wood-based biofuels development

Dr. Tammi Laninga in the Bioregional Planning & Community Design program and the Department of Conservation Social Sciences at the University of Idaho is seeking M.S. student applicants for funded research in wood-based biofuels development in the Pacific Northwest. Students would help conduct research on the following topics: 1) site selection criteria for wood-based biofuels facilities, 2) land use ordinances supporting biofuels facility sitings, and 3) land use and permit requirements for existing wood-based bioenergy facilities located in the Pacific Northwest. Desired candidates should have an interest and background in renewable energy, community planning and economic development. Applicants should also be familiar with or willing to use mixed-method approaches. Ability to use Geographic Information Systems is desired. This funding in association with the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance. For more information email Dr. Laninga.