Ecology & Conservation Biology

Stephen Bunting
Stephen Bunting
Professor
Research Interests: Community and landscape ecology; Fire ecology and behavior
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Jo Ellen Force
Jo Ellen Force
Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Physics
Research Interests: Forest policy and the relationships between people and natural resources; Human Ecosystem Model and related studies
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Paul Gessler 116
Paul Gessler
Professor; Co-Director, Geospatial Laboratory for Environmental Dynamics
Research Interests: Remote sensing & GIS for forest ecosystem analysis & monitoring; Wildland fire fuels and fire hazard mapping; Airborne sensor development; Environmental, Ecosystem and Soil-Landscape Modeling; Terrain and Watershed Analysis; Forest Soils; Spatial Statistics
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Troy Hall
Troy Hall
Department Head & Professor
Areas of interest: Values and Attitudes Related to Natural Resource Management, Recreation Planning and Management (Wilderness and Protected Areas Focus), Environmental Communication, Public Understanding of Science, Interdisciplinary Research, Research Methods
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Philip Higuera
Philip Higuera
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Paleoecology; Fire history; Climate-vegetation-fire relationships; Environmental change
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Kathleen Kavanagh
Katy Kavanagh
Professor
Research Interests: Silviculture; Forest ecosystem processes; Tree hydraulic architecture
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Brian Kennedy
Brian Kennedy
Associate Professor
Fish Ecology, Bioenergetics and Community Ecology of Streams, Ecosystem Controls on Aquatic Processes, Biogeochemical Tracers in Aquatic Systems
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Ed Krumpe
Edwin E. Krumpe
Professor
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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Penelope Morgan
Penelope Morgan
Professor
Research Interests: Fire ecology and management; Landscape ecology; Natural resources ecology and conservation
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George Newcombe
George Newcombe
Professor
Research Interests: Genetics of resistance of woody plants to disease; Fungal pathogens of Populus and Salix: their taxonomy, ecology, and distributions; Endophyte mutualists of forest tree; Hyperparasitism; Plant-soil feedback in plant invasions
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Janet Rachlow
Janet Rachlow
Associate Professor
Research Areas: Wildlife Ecology and Management, Conservation of Fragmented Populations, Behavioral Ecology of Mammals, Ungulate Biology, Conservation Biology.
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Kerry Reese
Kerry Paul Reese
Emeritus Professor
Research Interests: Upland Game Bird Ecology & Management; Non-game Wildlife; Avian Habitat Relationships
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Alistair Smith
Alistair Smith
Associate Professor
Research Interests: Fire Science Ecohydrology Remote Sensing Smoke Management and Air Quality
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Kerri Vierling
Kerri Vierling
Associate Professor
Research interests: Avian Ecology, Fire Ecology/Disturbance Ecology, Role of Vegetative Structure and Composition in Assessing Animal Distributions, Land Use Effects on Animal Populations
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Lee Vierling
Lee Vierling
Executive Director, UI McCall Field Campus and McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS)
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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Lisette Waits, FWS department head
Lisette Waits
Professor; Department Head; Affiliate faculty member CATIE Costa Rica
Research interests: Conservation Genetics, Landscape Genetics, Molecular Ecology, Molecular Systematics
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Frank Wilhelm
Frank Wilhelm
Associate Professor
Limnology, Lake restoration and management, Ecology of aquatic macroinvertebrates, Influence of temperature on life history and reproductive strategies, Predator-prey relationships (invert.-invert., fish-invert.), Nutrient cycling through benthic-pelagic coupling
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Emeritus Faculty Members
Edward Garton
Edward O. (Oz) Garton
Emeritus Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Statistics
Dynamics & Management of Bird & Mammal Populations, Modeling & Simulation of Population Processes, Population Estimation
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