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College of Natural Resources

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

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1142 Moscow, ID 83844-1142

Phone: (208) 885-8981

Fax: (208) 885-5534

Email: cnr@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Natural Resources

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Jim Gosz

Jim Gosz

Professor

Office

318 Phinney Hall

Phone

(208) 885-7953

Mailing Address

Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1133
Moscow, ID 83844-1133

Degrees

  • Ph.D. Forest Science, Soil Chemistry, University of Idaho, 1968

Research Interests

Ecosystem Science
Biogeochemistry
Social Ecological System Science

Gosz, J.R., R. Waide, & J. Magnuson. 2010. Twenty-eight years of the US-LTER Program: Experience, results, and research questions. In: Long Term Ecological Research. Between Theory and Application. Muller, F., Schubert, H. & Klotz, S., Springer Science & Business Media.

J. R. Gosz. 1999. ECOLOGY CHALLENGED? WHO? WHY? WHERE IS THIS HEADED? Ecosystems. 2: 475-481.

Peters Debra P.C., Goslee Sarah C., Collins Scott L., and Gosz James R. 2013. Landscape Diversity. In: Levin S.A. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, second edition, Volume 4, pp. 476-487. Waltham, MA: Academic Press. © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Smith, A., C. Kolden, W. Tinkham, A. Talhelm, J. Marshall, A. Huydakl, L. Boschetti, M. Falkowski, J. Greenberg, J. Anderson, Al Kliskey, L. Alessa, R. Keefe, J. Gosz. 2014. Remote Sensing the vulnerability of vegetation in natural terrestrial ecosystems. Remote Sensing of Environment, 154: 322-337.

Alessa, L., A. Kliskey, J. Gamble, M. Fidel, G. Beaujean, J. Gosz. 2015. The Role of Indigenous Science and Local Knowledge in Integrated Observing systems: Moving Toward Adaptive Capacity Indices and Early Warning Systems. Sustainability Science. ISSN 1862-4065, on-line.

Gosz, J. 2015. The LTER Stimulus: Research, Education, And Leadership Development at Individual and community Levels. Chapter 36. In: M. Willig & L. Walker. (eds.). Long-Term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists. Oxford University Press. 700pp.

2012. RCN-SEES: Advancing our understanding of complex mountain landscapes and the vulnerability of natural and human systems to environmental change (PI). $750,000. NSF. 09/1/2012 – 8/31/2017.

2008. A Study of the eco-social system of an amenity-driven, urbanizing environment in the Inland Empire. $25,000. University of Idaho. 6/1/08 to present.

Planning a Long-term Agricultural Project for Dryland Agroecosystems of the Inland Pacific Northwest. coPI. $200,000. USDA/AFRI. 2009 to present.

2008. Polishing a Gem for Wilderness Research and Education: a Planning Proposal for Taylor Wilderness Research Station. $25,000. NSF. 10/1/08 – 05/31/11.

2009. Collaborative Research: FSML-Enhanced Cooperative Research and Education at Flathead lake Biological Station and Taylor Wilderness Research Station. $261,952. NSF. 09/15/09 – 08/31/12.

2010. Collaborative Research: WSC-Category 1. Sustainability Dynamics for Water Resources in a Rapidly Urbanizing and Climatically Sensitive Region. $150,000 (jointly with WSU). NSF. 09/15/10 – 08/31-12.

2011. University of Idaho McCall Field Campus Infrastructure Planning (coPI). $25,000. NSF. 02/01/11 – 1/31/12.

Research

2013. Track I EPSCoR Award. Managing Idaho’s Landscapes for Ecosystem Services (MILES). CoPI. NSF. $20 million. 2013-2018.

MILES will advance the state of Idaho's capacity to solve complex social-ecological processes associated with urban growth of mid-sized cities. A critical need exists for fundamental science that supports the sustainable management of ecosystem services and informs policy. Rapidly growing, mid-sized urban population centers are altering proximal ecosystem services on which these communities depend, a trend of global significance. In the western United States, the expansion of the urban interface often involves disruption of agricultural production, water resources, and amenity-based services that are driving growth in the first place; these changes are coupled with shifts in societal demand and values. Landscape transformations are occurring against a backdrop of climate change, adding further uncertainty about the future. Idaho, through MILES, will contribute to the resolution of this grand challenge by engaging in innovative research, engagement and education. The mission of MILES is to:

  1. advance understanding of changes in ecosystem services at the interface between urban and rural environments,
  2. relate those changes to societal and climate drivers, and
  3. provide science-based tools and training to inform policy decisions about the sustainable management of these ecosystem services.

2012. RCN-SEES: Advancing our social and environmental understanding of complex mountain landscapes and their vulnerability to environmental change. $750,000, NSF, 9/1/2012 – 8/30/2017. Inter-mountain region of Idaho, Montana, Washington. Mountain Social Ecological Observatory Network website

2011. University of Idaho McCall Field Campus Infrastructure Planning (coPI). $25,000. NSF. 02/01/11 – 1/31/12. McCall, Idaho.

2010. Collaborative Research: WSC-Category 1. Sustainability Dynamics for Water Resources in a Rapidly Urbanizing and Climatically Sensitive Region. $150,000 (jointly with WSU). NSF. 09/15/10 – 08/31-12. Spokane to Coeur d’ Alene corridor.

2009. Collaborative Research: FSML-Enhanced Cooperative Research and Education at Flathead lake Biological Station and Taylor Wilderness Research Station. $261,952. NSF. 09/15/09 – 08/31/12. Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, UI Research Station.

2009. Planning a Long-term Agricultural Project for Dryland Agroecosystems of the Inland Pacific Northwest. coPI. $200,000. USDA/AFRI. 09/01/09 to present. Idaho, Washington, Oregon.

2008. Polishing a Gem for Wilderness Research and Education: a Planning Proposal for Taylor Wilderness Research Station. $25,000. NSF. 10/1/08 – 05/31/11. Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness; UI Research Station.

CNR

College of Natural Resources

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

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1142 Moscow, ID 83844-1142

Phone: (208) 885-8981

Fax: (208) 885-5534

Email: cnr@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Natural Resources

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