Posted Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:02:00 -0700
In Idaho, earlier drying and snow melt over the past half-century have extended the state’s fire season. University of Idaho experts believe the length of time vegetation is dry enough to sustain a burn has lengthened by roughly a month since the 1980s. These changes, as well as shifts in drought conditions, snowpack and myriad other effects of climate change, have prompted frequent questions to university scientists and researchers in recent years. U of I researchers have a diversity of expertise in the varied global, regional and local effects of climate change and the way society can adapt to this evolving climate. U of I experts in climate change, fire science, water resources and other fields are available to speak to media about their ongoing research, trends across the Northwest and the world, as well as answer specialized questions relating to their work. Read more
Posted Fri, 25 May 2018 13:00:00 -0700
University of Idaho College of Natural Resources (CNR) Assistant Professor Tara Hudiburg was awarded $750,000 to study the sustainability of biofuels. The grant, award by the Department of Energy (DOE), is part of a $104 million project to create a new generation of sustainable, cost-effective bioproducts and bioenergy. Read more
Posted Tue, 15 May 2018 11:00:00 -0700
Nineteen faculty members at the University of Idaho were awarded funding for FY2019 through the university’s Seed Grant program. Sponsored by the Office of Research and Economic Development, the Seed Grant program helps early career faculty establish a scholarly program. The program aims to promote research, outreach and creative activities that will improve individual faculty competitiveness for external funding and/or will result in publications, patents, recognition, awards or exhibitions/performances. Seed Grant awards ranged from $8,200 to $12,000. Read more
Restoration of forests locally and internationally is more relevant than ever. Developing and sharing best practices for nursery production, filling niche markets with specialized trees, and fire restoration are top priorities at our forest nursery, first started in 1909.
For more than 75 years the college has committed to hands-on STEM education and research on the banks of Payette Lake. Learning from the land in this natural classroom provides thousands of students of all ages the opportunity to not just learn science, but to live it.
This remote research station in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness is a pristine research and education site, surrounded by more than four million acres of wilderness. UI has owned the facility since 1970 and the college continues to invest in infrastructure and programming at this unique site.
Developing sustainable forest practices and practical experience come together on these 12,500 acres of timberland within a short drive from campus. This outdoor classroom is not only a hands-on training ground, it also the site of extensive research and outreach.