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Research and Fellowship

Research at the CFNSR has benefited regional nurseries, foresters and researchers through the effective transfer of results to operational practice, with the focus of improving forest tree seedling quality and plantation establishment success. Current and future research covers a broad set of topics ranging from basic science to applied problem solving, recognizing the dynamic nature of forestry and the importance of restoration and range management.

The research program at CFNSR examines native plant regeneration in a changing climate; in particular, developing a broader understanding of the ranges of tolerance of plants to environmental extremes, such as cold and hot temperatures, and to the quantity and timing of moisture availability. The success of current restoration/revegetation practices, as well as the likelihood of natural reestablishment, becomes less predictable when soil moisture is depleted and replenished differently from the pattern at which those plants established and/or evolved. The CFNSR program is uniquely positioned to answer some of these questions, particularly as they relate to management.

The Center for Forest Nursery and Seedling Research has one of the most generous graduate fellowships offered at any university. The Oxbow fellowship offers $32,000 per year for two years and a waiver of tuition for non-residents of Idaho.

Oxbow Graduate Fellowship

The Center for Forest Nursery and Seedling Research at the University of Idaho is seeking an outstanding candidate for graduate research, preferably at the master's level, with interest in native plant regeneration, nursery management, seedling production or restoration of degraded lands. This unique fellowship provides an opportunity for applied research, teaching and technology transfer, and experience in native plant nursery production. Approximately half of the fellowship will be conducted based out of Moscow, ID at the University of Idaho main campus, and the other half at the Oxbow Center for Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment (Carnation, WA).


College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
UI Pitkin Forest Nursery
1025 Plant Science Rd
Moscow, Idaho 83843

Phone: 208-885-3888

Fax: 208-885-6564 (specify nursery)