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Department of Natural Resources and Society
CNR 15

College of Natural Resources
phone: (208) 885-7911
fax: (208) 885-6226

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1139
Moscow, ID 83844-1139

Meet the Department

Department Administration
Conservation Social Sciences associate professor Patrick Wilson
Patrick Wilson
Associate Professor; Interim Department Head
Patrick Wilson's research interests include natural resource policy and politics, and comparative public policy; politics of species conservation, tribal government management of natural resources, and water policy and politics.
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Frances Burrow
Administrative Assistant
Department of Natural Resources and Society
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Department Faculty Members
Luigi Boschetti
Luigi Boschetti
Associate Professor
Research Interests: Global Biomass Burning; Remote Sensing of Fire; Global Environmental Remote Sensing Applications; Global Carbon Cycle
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PAG staff, Philip Cook
Philip Cook
Research Scientist
Policy Analysis Group and Park Studies Unit
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Steven Daley-Laursen
Senior Executive, Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development; Professor of Forestry, Rangeland and Fire Sciences
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Jan U.H. Eitel, Researcher in Residence
Research Assistant Professor
Using and developing remote sensing tools and techniques to better understand the environment we live in.
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Karla Eitel
Karla Eitel
Assistant Research Professor; Director of Education,; McCall Outdoor Science School
Specialty Areas of Interest: Residential environmental education, preparing environmental educators in a residential setting, building scientific literacy in teachers and K12 students
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Emeritus Professor Charles Harris
Charles Harris
Professor of Environmental Policy, Planning & Management
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Assistant Professor, Travis Paveglio, Conservation Social Sciences, University of Idaho
Travis Paveglio
Assistant Professor
Research interests: Wildfire management, conflict and collaboration surrounding natural resource management, environmental hazards and climate change, environmental communication, natural resource policy
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Nick Sanyal
Nick Sanyal
Associate Professor
Areas of specialization: Directing scholarship on and learning about the wildlands, communities and institutions necessary for the use, enjoyment, understanding and conservation of our natural resources; The Academic Advising- Service Learning-Teaching interface; Conservation planning; human dimensions of fish and wildlife management.
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Lee Vierling
Lee Vierling
Executive Director, UI McCall Field Campus and McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS)<br />Associate Professor, Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences
Research Interests: Remote Sensing; Spatial Ecology; Biogeochemistry; Global Change; Interdisciplinary Science Education
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Emeritus Faculty Members
Sam Ham
Sam Ham
Professor; Director of Center for International Training and Outreach
Special areas of interest: Communication theory and human behavior in parks and tourism settings, Psychology of interpretation and tourism experience, Guiding and guide training, Interpretation training and interpretive planning, Natural resource communication, Nature-based tourism and eco-tourism, Parks and protected area management
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Ed Krumpe
Edwin E. Krumpe
Dr. Krumpe is a professor of resource recreation and tourism in the University of Idaho College of Conservation Social Sciences. In addition to his academic responsibilities, Professor Krumpe is the Principle Scientist of Wilderness Management of the University of Idaho Wilderness Research Center, for which he served as director for six years. He has over thirty one years experience in conducting research and teaching about recreation and tourism management, wilderness and wild and scenic river planning, natural resource communication, and public involvement and conflict resolution.
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Bill McLaughlin
Bill McLaughlin
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Jay O'Laughlin, Ph.D., Professor
Policy Analysis Group, Director;Professor of Forestry and Policy Sciences
Specialty Areas of Interest: Natural Resources Policy Analysis; Natural Resources Economics
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Blair McLaughlin
Blair McLaughlin
Assistant Professor
Research interests: Restoration and conservation ecology, global change, climate change, species interactions, drought-response of long lived organisms
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