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College of Natural Resources

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

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1138
Moscow, ID 83844-1138

Phone: 208-885-8981

Fax: 208-885-5534

Email: cnr@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Natural Resources

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Jan U.H. Eitel

Jan U.H. Eitel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office

McCall Field Campus

Phone

208-596-9277

Mailing Address

Department of Natural Resources and Society
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1139
Moscow, ID 83844-1139

Earned Degrees

  • Ph.D. Natural Resources, University of Idaho
  • M.S. Forest Resources, University of Idaho
  • Pregraduate Degree Forest Ecology and Management, University of Freiburg i.Br./Germany

Research Interests

  • Ecology
  • Remote Sensing
  • Instrument development
  • Biochemical Cycling
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Geomorphology

** 60 total refereed publications as of September 2018
*denotes student author

Eitel, J.U.H., Höfle, B., Vierling, L.A., Abéllan, A., Asner, G., Deems, J.S., Blennie, C., Joerg, P.C., LeWinter, A., Magney, T.S.*, Mandlburger, G., Morton, D., Müller, J., Vierling, K. 2016. Beyond 3-D: the new spectrum of lidar applications for Earth and Ecological sciences. Remote Sensing of Environment, 186, 372-392.

Mahoney, P.J., Liston, G.E., LaPoint, S., Gurarie, E., Mangipane, B., Wells, A.G., Brinkman, T.J., Eitel, J.U.H., Hebblewhite, M., Nolin, A.W. and Boelman, N., 2018. Navigating snowscapes: scale‐dependent responses of mountain sheep to snowpack properties. Ecological Applications.

Eitel, J.U.H., Vierling, L.A., Litvak, M.E., Long, D.S., Schulthess, U., Ager, A.A., Krofcheck, D.J.*, Stoscheck, L.* 2011. Broadband, red-edge information from satellites improves early stress detection in a New Mexico conifer woodland. Remote Sensing of Environment, 115, 3640-3646.

Eitel, J.U.H., Williams, C.J., Vierling, L.A., Al-Hamdan, O.Z., Pierson, F.B. 2011. Suitability of terrestrial laser scanning for studying surface roughness effects on concentrated flow erosion processes in rangelands. Catena, 87, 398-407.

Smith, A.M.S., Eitel, J.U.H., and Hudak, A.T. 2010. Spectral Analysis of Charcoal on Soils: Implications for Wildland Fire Severity Mapping Methods. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 19: 976-983.

Eitel, J.U.H., Gessler, P.E., Smith, A.M.S. and Robberecht, R., 2006. Suitability of existing and novel spectral indices to remotely detect water stress in Populus spp. Forest Ecology and Management, 229: 170 -182.

2017 Outstanding researcher award (faculty nominated), College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho

2017 Outstanding teacher award (student nominated), College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho

2009 Outstanding graduate student, College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho

2009 Outstanding graduate student, Forest Resources Department, College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho

Current research projects

  • LiDAR, passive spectral, and ecophysiological approaches to link Forest Tundra Ecotone structure and function. NASA Terrestrial Ecology
  • ITEST: Building STEM Identify in Native American Students with UAV Technology. National Science Foundation
  • Animals on the move: Remotely based determination of key drivers influencing movements and habitat selection of highly mobile fauna throughout the ABoVE study domain. NASA Terrestrial Ecology

Outreach

As a faculty member at the University of Idaho’s McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS), I am actively involved in the development of lesson plans and curricula that reach a total of 2500 K-12 students and 200 teachers annually that come through the UI MOSS program.

Contact Us

College of Natural Resources

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

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1138
Moscow, ID 83844-1138

Phone: 208-885-8981

Fax: 208-885-5534

Email: cnr@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Natural Resources

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