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Office of Research

Office of Research & Economic Development
phone: 208-885-6689

Physical Location
Morrill Hall 105

Mailing Address
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3010
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-3010

Affiliated U-Idaho 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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Vladimir Aizen, Ph.D.
Research Professor
Research Interests: Alpine Glaciology, Alpine Hydrology, Alpine Climatology
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Richard Allen
Richard Allen, Ph.D.

(208) 423-6601 |
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Jan Boll, Ph.D.
Director of Environmental Science, Water Resources, and Professional Science Masters Programs

(208) 885-6113 |
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Erik Coats
Erik R. Coats, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor
Current Research and Activities: Advancement of a sustainable microbial wastewater treatment process for the removal of phosphorus, Synthesis of biological, biodegradable thermoplastics coupled with wastewater treatment, and Removal and fate of zinc in compost bioreactors treating mine drainage
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Maxine Dakins, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Research Interests: Environmental statistics; Environmental decision analysis; Probabilistic risk analysis; Bayesian analysis; Natural resource policy and law; Public participation; Pollution prevention
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Jim Ekins
Area Water Educator UI Extension, Northern District
Jerry Fairley
Jerry Fairley, Ph.D.
Professor - Hydrogeology
Research Interests: Multiphase flow and transport in heterogeneous porous media; Faults and fluid flow; Geothermal systems/EGS
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Fritz Fiedler
Fritz Fiedler, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor
Research interests: Measurements and modeling of hydrologic and environmental systems.
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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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Thomas Hess, Ph.D.

(208) 885-7461 |
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karen humes
Karen Humes, Ph.D.
Department Chair and Professor
Research Interests: Applications of remote sensing and GIS in hydrology, environmental science, and planning for renewable energy.
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Gary Johnson
Gary Johnson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor - Hydrogeology
Research Interests: Surface and ground water interaction; Regional modeling of ground water and surface water; Water and energy interactions
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Marla Kraut
Marla Kraut, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Department Head of Accounting
Ph.D. 1991 University of Arizona
Research interests: Auditing, Financial Accounting for Not-for-Profit Organizations
Office: ALB125 | Phone: (208) 885-7116 |Email:
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John Lawrence
John Lawrence, Ph.D.
Professor of Business
Ph.D. 1993 Penn State University
Areas of Expertise:quality management, business/environmental sustainability, and case research methods.
Office: ALB215 | Phone: (208) 885-5821 | Email:
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Jim Liou
Jim (Chyr Pyng) Liou, Ph.D., P.E., Fulbright Scholar
Professor, Hydraulics
Research Interests: Fluid Transients, Pipeline Monitoring, Pipeline Safety, Transport in Vadose Zones and Percolation Theory, Water Quality Modeling in Distribution Networks
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Howard Neibling
Associate Professor

(208) 736-3600 |
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Jim Osiensky
James Osiensky, Ph.D.
Professor - Groundwater Hydrology
Research Interests: Contaminant hydrogeology; Hydrogeologic site characterization; Hydrogeophysical applications in hydrogeology; Groundwater resource evaluation
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Russell Quals
Russell Qualls, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

(208) 885-6184 |
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Jae Hyeon Ryu, Ph.D., P.E.
Assistant Professor

(208) 332-4402 |
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Robert Smith
Robert W. Smith, Ph.D.

(208) 282-7954 |
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Daniele Tonina
Daniele Tonina, Ph.D.
Associate 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
Barbara Williams
Barbara C. Williams, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

(208) 885-9436 |
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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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