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UI Scientists Predict Increase in Megafires Due to Climate Change
Posted: Tuesday, July 21
MOSCOW, Idaho – July 21, 2015 — More megafires are predicted into the mid-21st century as scientists apply climate models to fire-prone regions across the country. “Climate change will increase the odds of conditions that have historically led to megafires,” said UI’s Renaud Barbero, a postdoctoral researcher and lead author of a paper published this month in the In...
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UI Researcher Studying Complex Migration of Amazonian Catfish
Posted: Thursday, July 9
MOSCOW, Idaho – July 9 , 2015 —Using new techniques, researchers have uncovered details of one of the world’s longest and least understood migrations, which could aid the conservation of giant Amazonian fish. UI doctoral student Jens Hegg has shown that the migration patterns of Amazonian catfish are much more diverse than originally thought, which may influence the population&rs...
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Climate and Fires Tightly Linked Over the Past Century in the Northern Rocky Mountains
Posted: Thursday, July 2
MOSCOW, Idaho – July 2, 2015 – Despite large changes in forest management and fire suppression, climate strongly influences wildfire activity in the northern Rocky Mountains, according to research published by a team of University of Idaho and U.S. Geological Survey scientists. The increase in wildfires in the past 30 years coincides with an increase in warm, dry summer conditions...
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UI Microbiologist Appointed to National Advisory Committee
Posted: Thursday, June 25
University of Idaho microbiologist/food science researcher and Distinguished Professor Carolyn Hovde Bohach was appointed Tuesday to the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Bohach will serve a two-year term, from 2015-2017, on NACMCF, which was established in 1988 by the USDA (Food Safety and Inspection Service), the U.S...
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David Pfeiffer Appointed Director of Undergraduate Research
Posted: Monday, June 15
David Pfeiffer has been appointed the University of Idaho’s Director of Undergraduate Research. Pfeiffer joined the University of Idaho in January 2014 as a professor in biological sciences. Prior to this he was on the faculty of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage for 13 years. From 2011 to 2013 he served as the director of the Office of Undergraduate...
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Science | Biological Sciences | Faculty and Staff Announcement
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Job opportunity: Director of Student Services, College of Science
Posted: Monday, June 8
The Director of Student Services is responsible for managing all aspects of student services for the 1,200-plus undergraduate students in the College of Science. This includes, but is not limited to: development and implementation of a marketing strategy to recruit diverse and high quality new students; implementation and management of effective retention programs; counseling and advising students...
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UI Researcher’s Work Reveals Pattern in Earth’s Copper Deposits
Posted: Monday, May 11
MOSCOW, Idaho – May 11, 2015 – About 75 percent of the world’s copper comes from porphyry copper deposits. A new study from the University of Idaho and the University of Michigan unearths how these economically valuable deposits are distributed around the world. The research, published today in Nature Geosciences online, indicates that climate helps drive the erosion process tha...
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Science | Geological Sciences | Research | News Release | Brian Yanites
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UI Faculty Bring in $500,000 for Research of Evolution in Action
Posted: Wednesday, May 6
University of Idaho faculty members in the Institute for Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies (IBEST) have been awarded $500,424 this year in new competitive grants as part of the National Science Foundation’s BEACON Science and Technology Center on Evolution in Action. These funds will support 10 projects involving 11 UI faculty members, 10 graduate students, four undergraduates and two...
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Maria S. Horta Vorse receives International Development Award
Posted: Tuesday, May 5
Idaho EPSCoR staff member Maria S. Horta Vorse has received a Faculty/Staff International Development Award (FIDA) to participate in Summer Session I at the University Studies Abroad Consortium program in Torino, Italy. This award poses an exceptional professional development opportunity for Horta Vorse to enhance her knowledge and understanding of different cultures, study the local language and ...
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Science | Acknowledgements | International | Professional Development
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Idaho Geological Survey Researcher, UI Geologists Available to Discuss Idaho Quakes
Posted: Friday, April 24
The Sandpoint area of northern Idaho was rocked by three earthquakes the evening of April 23 and early morning of April 24. The University of Idaho has two geological experts available to speak to media: • Bill Phillips, a University of Idaho research geologist with the Idaho Geological Survey, is available to talk to the media about the quakes and how scientists are investigating them. To ar...
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