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Claire Friedrichsen

Claire Friedrichsen

Postdoctoral Fellow

Mailing Address

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

Claire Friedrichsen is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Natural Resources and Society. She earned a Ph.D. in Soil and Water Sciences from University of Florida. Claire is a Fulbright Scholar, and earned her Master's degree in Food and Culture from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy. Claire is an ethnopedologist studying the intersections of soil science, food systems, and anthropology using inductive qualitative methodology. She is interested in how cultural and cognitive models held by scientists and food systems stakeholders impact research, innovation, and communication between groups to create transformative food systems. In particular, she is interested in how the stakeholders' mental models align, as well as the gaps and the conflicts of whole food systems, food system transformation, value chains, climate change, soil and wastewater management.

Recent Publications:

Plate, R.P., M.C. Monroe, C.N. Friedrichsen, A.W. Bowers, and W.A. Chaves. In press. June 2020. Recommendations for engaging communities in climate change adaptation. Journal of Home Sciences and Extensions.

Friedrichsen, C.N., S.H. Daroub, M.C. Monroe, J.R. Stepp, and S. Gerber. 2019. Mental models of soil food value chain in the Everglades. Geoderma. 371. 166-175.

Friedrichsen, C.N., S.H. Daroub, M.C. Monroe, J.R. Stepp, and S.P. Wani. 2018. Mental models of soil management for food security in peri-urban India. Urban Agric. Reg. FoodSyst. 3(1).


College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho
Rm: CNR 16B

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

Phone: 208-885-7428