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U of I Hosts First IWRRI Water Research Symposium March 7

Posted Thu, 01 Mar 2018 13:53:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Moscow will feature the work of seven research teams involved in grant-funded work through the Idaho Water Resources Research Institute (IWRRI) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 104b program on Wednesday, March 7, at the first ever Water Research Symposium. Read more

U of I Study: Climate Models Predict Almond Harvest Expansion to Oregon

Posted Fri, 05 Jan 2018 12:17:00 -0800

Oregon almonds may replace their counterparts from California on grocery store shelves by the 2050s, according to a study of climate models published by University of Idaho researchers in the journal Climatic Change. Read more

Individual Glacier Shapes Influence Ice Loss in Greenland, Researchers Find

Posted Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0700

Thinning glaciers in Greenland play a major role in rising sea levels around the globe. An international team of researchers, including a University of Idaho professor, have found that the glaciers’ shapes influence how quickly they thin and melt — allowing them to identify which glaciers are most likely to contribute to sea level rise. Read more

13 UI Faculty Explore New Projects with Seed Grant Funding

Posted Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:20:00 -0700

Thirteen faculty members from across disciplines at the University of Idaho have earned grants through the university’s 2017 Seed Grant Program.

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College of Science Announces Staff and Faculty Awards March 30

Posted Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:05:00 -0700

The College of Science will honor faculty and staff award winners and retirees during a ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2017, in the Pitman Center Vandal Ballroom. Read more

Annual UIdeas Symposium Highlights Faculty Members’ Intellectual Passions

Posted Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:00:00 -0800

The University of Idaho Sustainability Center will host its fifth annual UIdeas Symposium next week. The event will feature interdisciplinary and inspirational presentations from UI faculty sharing what they do, why they do it and how it relates to sustainability. Read more

Research: Why Wildfires Become Disasters

Posted Tue, 07 Feb 2017 08:42:00 -0800

University of Idaho researchers and their international partners have conducted an unprecedented global study that establishes where mega-wildfires occur and why they become disasters. This research initiates new conversations on the important topic of how communities can better prepare for fire. The findings were published yesterday in the scientific journal Nature Ecology and Evolution.

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Idaho Climate Indicators Website Connects Professionals, Citizens to Needed Science

Posted Thu, 10 Nov 2016 15:00:00 -0800

Natural resource professionals and citizens across Idaho have noticed changes in recent decades: bigger wildfires, later frosts, earlier blooming lilacs, decreased snowpack. To demonstrate how these changes connect with climate science, a group of current and former University of Idaho researchers launched the website Indicators of Idaho's Changing Climate. Read more

Geography Twister

Posted Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:00:00 -0700

Fourth-grade teacher Wes Bascom gathered his students in McDonald Elementary School’s multipurpose room Thursday for an expedition. “Today, you get to walk all over Idaho,” Bascom said. Without leaving the room, Bascom led two fourth-grade classes — about 30 kids — across the mountains and over the rivers of their home state.
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Study: Human-Caused Climate Change Has Doubled Western U.S. Forest Fire Area

Posted Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:00:00 -0700

Human-caused climate change has nearly doubled the amount of land burned in western U.S. forest fires over the past three decades, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Idaho and Columbia University. Read more

Researchers Find Law Enforcement Use of Military Equipment Program Varies Nationwide

Posted Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:30:00 -0700

The federal government’s 1033 program allows the U.S. Department of Defense to transfer excess military equipment to local law enforcement agencies, from armored vehicles to M-16 rifles to office furniture. A team of geographers in the University of Idaho’s College of Science has found that agencies across the nation access this program at different rates, and likely for reasons tied to location.

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UI Researchers Identify How Climate Has Led to Beetle Outbreaks in Iconic Trees

Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:00:00 -0700

Temperature increases caused by climate change were a major factor driving the outbreak of mountain pine beetles that killed whitebark pine trees across millions of acres in and around Yellowstone National Park in the early 2000s, according to a new study by University of Idaho researchers and their partners. Read more

Seed Grant Funding Launches 13 Faculty Projects

Posted Tue, 10 May 2016 13:00:00 -0700

Thirteen faculty members from across disciplines at the University of Idaho have earned grants through the university’s Seed Grant Program.
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Annual U-Ideas Symposium Highlights Faculty Members’ Intellectual Passions

Posted Fri, 15 Apr 2016 11:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Sustainability Center will host its fourth annual U-Ideas Symposium on Thursday, April 21, featuring inspirational presentations from UI faculty members.
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Climate Change May Redraw Map of Places to Grow Cold-Sensitive Crops

Posted Wed, 23 Mar 2016 10:00:00 -0700

Oregon almonds and Louisiana oranges? It could be if future projections in hardiness zones come to fruition. A new study by University of Idaho researchers uses climate models to assess how the coldest temperature recorded each winter in the United States may change over the next several decades, and what these temperature changes might mean for horticulture. Read more

UI, Research Partners Commit to Expand ClimateEngine.Org at White House Water Summit

Posted Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:00:00 -0700

The research team behind unveiled its commitment to expanding the web application’s unique role in helping the nation address water issues during today’s White House Water Summit held in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with United Nations World Water Day.
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UI Researchers: The U.S. Must Address the ‘Wicked Problem’ of Wildfire

Posted Tue, 02 Feb 2016 09:00:00 -0800

The United States must make preparing for and adapting to wildfire a top national priority, says a team of University of Idaho researchers and their international partners in a paper published today in the journal BioScience. Read more

Seminar Looks at Cascading Consequences of Wildfire

Posted Wed, 21 Oct 2015 13:35:00 -0700

On Wednesday, Oct. 28, Crystal Kolden of the Department of Geography at the University of Idaho will present a talk titled “Cascading Consequences of Wildfire: An Integrated Hazards and Vulnerability Approach,” at 8:30 a.m. in CNR 203A. Read more

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Meet Lanny McAden

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A High View of Climate Change

UI geography researchers contribute to international studies of climate change.

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Effects of Mountain Winds

Wind speeds at high elevations affect levels of snowpack and stream flow, team says in Science.

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Idaho Water Handbook

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