Research and Scholarship in the News, April 2016
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
New irrigation method a water, energy saver, Idaho Falls Post-Register
Howard Neibling (Extension) describes his new irrigation methods, Low Elevation Spray Application (LESA), which could save water and electricity compared to traditional methods. A story about this technology also appeared in Capital Press.
Stripe Rust is Already in Idaho, Twin Falls Times-News
Juliet Marshall (Extension) warns of stripe rust risk to Idaho grain crops and recommends methods for addressing the fungal infection.
University of Idaho dietetics professor: Savor National Nutrition Month, Idaho Statesman
SeAnne Safaii (Dietetics) provides tips for appreciating food while maintaining good health.
Elm seed bugs cause a nuisance in Salmon, Idaho Falls Post-Register
Shannon Williams (Extension) explains an invasion of non-native insects in eastern Idaho.
Making the best choice, Idaho State Journal
Julie Buck (Extension) provides tips for food safety when feeding children and the elderly.
Researchers develop an app to protect bees, Capital Press
UI Extension, Oregon State University and Washington State University release “How to Reduce Bee Poisoning” app.
Corn acres up in Northwest as farmers seek better return, Capital Press
Juliet Marshall (Extension) warns of increased disease pressure as Idaho farmers have planted more corn.
U of I economists question buy-local movement, Capital Press
Philip Watson and Jason Winfree (Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology) discuss their mathematical model which shows “buy local” efforts may be counterproductive.
Researcher says barley growers could cut water use, Capital Press
Chris Rogers (Extension) says his research suggests malt barley growers could cut water use without reducing yield.
College of Art and Architecture
Idaho and Resilient Landscapes, Idaho Public Radio
Lilian Alessa (Landscape Architecture) speaks about the Center for Resilient Communities and resilient landscapes in Idaho.
College of Engineering
Fulbright Awards shine light on Idaho research, Idaho Statesman
A summary of Fulbright successes across Idaho institutions includes John Crepeau (Mechanical Engineering) and his work teaching fluid mechanics in Ecuador.
Concrete and water do mix, Lewiston Tribune
A team of U of I civil engineering students competed against other university teams in a concrete canoe design competition.
College of Law
Paper Trail: How the 'Panama Papers' Data Leak Tracks Back to Idaho, Boise Weekly
John Miller (Law) uses his expertise in business entities taxation to discuss questions raised by the Panama Papers.
Probe Of Financial Firms Over Varying Statements About Proposed Regulation, International Business Times
Wendy Couture (Law) weighs in on a securities law issue related to a Congressional investigation into four financial firms.
Idaho fighting President Obama's immigration plan, KTVB Boise
Shaakirrah Sanders (Law) explains Idaho and other states’ lawsuit against the federal government regarding an immigration policy.
Questions answered about Idaho's permitless concealed carry law, KTVB Boise
Shaakirrah Sanders (Law) discusses the implications of Idaho’s new permitless concealed carry firearms law.
College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences
U of Idaho professor taps his inner Stephen King for debut novel, The Inlander
A feature on T.J. Tranchell (Journalism and Mass Media), who released his debut horror novel, “Cry Down Dark.”
No, Ted Cruz, Westerners should not follow in Texas’ footsteps, High Country News
Adam Sowards (History) writes an opinion piece about the history of the West’s federal land system.
Posture is More Than Sitting Up Straight, Idaho Public Radio
Rajal Cohen (Psychology and Communication Studies) discusses her research of the dynamics of posture.
Researchers: There is No Running Away From Climate Change, Pacific News Center
Scott Slovic (English) discusses methods for addressing climate change at the Island Sustainablity Conference in Guam.
College of Natural Resources
Woody Biomass, Forest Operations in the Inland Northwest, Biomass Magazine
Patrick Wilson and David Jackson (Natural Resources and Society) write about the potential of forest restoration projects becoming suppliers of woody biomass for energy.
BPA commends EPA on substantive biomass workshop, Biomass Magazine
Greg Latta (Natural Resources and Society) presented his carbon modeling research at an EPA workshop on the role of biomass in the Clean Power Plan.
When Cattle Graze Down Forage, They Graze Down Fire Fuel, the Cattleman Magazine
Karen Launchbaugh (U of I Rangeland Center) discusses targeted grazing and how it can affect wildfires.
College of Science
Oregon Zoo black bears helping researchers with walking study, KIVI Portland
U of I doctoral student Katie Shine and her adviser Craig McGowan (Biological Sciences) conduct an experiment to compare black bears walking to grizzly bears.
Dr. Larry Forney: Gaps in Knowledge About Women's Health, Idaho Public Radio
Larry Forney (Biological Sciences) discusses his work with the microbiome and women’s health.
ClimateEngine.org unveiled, Northern Nevada Business Weekly
U of I and the Desert Research Institute announce their continuing partnership with Google to expand their web app that helps users process and visualize satellite earth observations.
Losing snow in a changing climate, USA Today
A story about rainfall and drought refers to a 2014 U of I study of shifts in the rain-snow transition zone.
Lake CdA’s declining oxygen levels worry scientists, Spokesman Review
Mark Solomon (Idaho Water Resources Research Institute) discusses the significance of Lake Coeur d’Alene water quality.
Changing the world — Undergraduate research spans multiple disciplines, The Argonaut
U of I students in many fields present their projects at the first Undergraduate Research Symposium.