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Micah Russell

Micah Russell

Ph.D. Student

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Pursuing a Ph.D. in Water Resources, with guidance from Natural Resources & Society advisor, Dr. Jan Eitel. Also co-teaching Environmental Project Management for NRS, drawing on a background in conservation and restoration fields.


  • M.S. Oceanography, Louisiana State University, 2005
  • B.S. Environmental Biology, Pacific University, 2002

Selected Publications:

  • Roegner, G.C., E.W. Dawley, M. Russell, A. Whiting, and D.J. Teel. 2010. Juvenile Salmonid Use of Reconnected Tidal Freshwater Wetlands in Grays River, Lower Columbia River Basin. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 139: 1211–1232.

Awards and Honors:

  • 2018: NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship
  • 2018: Idaho Space Grant Consortium graduate fellowship
  • 2018: Curt Berklund Graduate Research Scholar award
  • 2018: Water SMART Innovations Conference scholarship
  • 2016-2018: 3 Univ. Idaho IGERT Innovative Research Program travel/outreach awards
  • 2016: NSF Integrative Graduate Research and Education Traineeship ($110,000)

Research Interests:

  • climate change effects on seasonal migratory bird habitats (e.g. ephemeral lakes)
  • novel remote sensing tools for estimating forest-canopy snow interception

Contact Us

Natural Resources and Society

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1139
Moscow, ID 83844-1139

Phone: 208-885-7911

Fax: 208-885-4674


Web: College of Natural Resources

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