UI Faculty

Geography professor John Abatzoglou
John Abatzoglou, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dr. John Abatzoglou conducts research on a multitude of weather and climate phenomena, and is particularly interested in the role they have on wildfire, water resources, and ecosystems of the western United States.
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Jan Boll, Ph.D.
Director of Environmental Science, Water Resources, and Professional Science Masters Programs

(208) 885-6113 | jboll@uidaho.edu
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Chris Caudill
Christopher C. Caudill
Assistant Professor
I work at the intersection of basic and applied ecology, focusing primarily on how fish movement and migration affect individual fitness and population dynamics in human-dominated landscapes. My research program is interdisciplinary, collaborative, and has frequently involved work with populations of conservation concern, including several species listed under the Endangered Species Act. A secondary theme has been the development of environmental monitoring programs for the assessment of status and trend in freshwater ecosystems.
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Raymond Dezzani
Raymond J. Dezzani, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Research Interests: economic geography, political geography/geopolitics, globalization, regional political/economic integration and inequality, philosophical foundations of geography and spatial processes, probabilistic political economy, spatial statistics and modeling, world-systems perspective and spatially-explicit evolutionary processes/landscape genetics.
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Jan U.H. Eitel, Research Assistant Professor
Jan U.H. Eitel is an Research Assistant Professor at the University of Idaho’s McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) and the AmericaView State Coordinator for Idaho. Jan has a strong interest and background in ecology, stemming from his pre-graduate degree in Forest Ecology and Management from the University of Freiburg (Germany), his PhD in Natural Resources from the University of Idaho, and his real-world experiences and research in a wide variety of ecosystems world-wide. Classes Jan currently teaches at MOSS include CSS 560 (Place-based Ecology for Environmental Educators) and CSS 566 (Advanced Field Ecology Course Design). Jan is very interested in developing and assessing hands-on, field-based curricula that engage learners in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). For these curricula, Jan is particularly interested in making use of low-cost, high-tech tools (e.g., flying cameras, time-lapse cameras) some of which he actively develops and tests in collaboration with MOSS graduate students (e.g., low cost terrestrial LiDAR, flatbed scanner for foliar chlorophyll analysis). A longer term goal of Jan’s work at MOSS is to help promote and create a field research station that provides unique ecological and socio-economic research opportunities to a broad research audience. His primary research interest is in developing and using novel remote sensing tools and techniques to advance our understanding of processes that control the environment we live in. Jan has extensive experience working with both optical remote sensing and LiDAR data and has led the development of an autonomously operating terrestrial laser scanner (ATLS). He has authored 24 peer-reviewed journal articles of which he led 14 as the main author. He has also extensive experience delivering introductory workshops to the statistical computing and graphics program R. In his free-time, Jan enjoys spending time with his two kids and wife. Also, being a former NCAA Division 1 regional champion in the steeple-chase, he still enjoys endurance sports such as trail running, mountain biking, backcountry skiing, and Nordic skiing.
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Peter Goodwin, Ph.D.
DeVlieg Presidential Professor in Ecohydraulics and Professor of Civil Engineering
Peter Goodwin is recognized internationally for his research, with particular contributions in the field of sedimentation and the impact of river management on ecosystems.
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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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Timothy E. Link
Professor of Hydrology with UI Since 2001
Research Interests: Forest hydrology; Snow hydrology; Vegetation atmosphere interactions;* Hydrologic Modeling
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Jae Hyeon Ryu, Ph.D., P.E.
Assistant Professor

(208) 332-4402 | jryu@uidaho.edu
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Daniele Tonina
Daniele Tonina, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
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Dr. John C. Tracy
IWRRI Director
322 E. Front Street, Suite 242
Unversity of Idaho
Boise, ID 83702
Phone:(208) 332-4422
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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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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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Elowyn Yager
Elowyn Yager, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dr. Yager's research interests focus on gaining a mechanistic understanding of the interactions between flow turbulence, sediment transport and river morphology.
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