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Meet Lanny McAden

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Police Militarization

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Geography News Releases

Job Opportunity: Department Chair, Geography and Geology

Posted Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:36:00 -0700

The University of Idaho invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair and Professor of the Department of Geography and Geology starting spring semester, 2017. Read more

Study: Human-Caused Climate Change Has Doubled Western U.S. Forest Fire Area

Posted Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:00:00 -0700

Human-caused climate change has nearly doubled the amount of land burned in western U.S. forest fires over the past three decades, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Idaho and Columbia University. Read more

Researchers Find Law Enforcement Use of Military Equipment Program Varies Nationwide

Posted Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:30:00 -0700

The federal government’s 1033 program allows the U.S. Department of Defense to transfer excess military equipment to local law enforcement agencies, from armored vehicles to M-16 rifles to office furniture. A team of geographers in the University of Idaho’s College of Science has found that agencies across the nation access this program at different rates, and likely for reasons tied to location.

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UI Researchers Identify How Climate Has Led to Beetle Outbreaks in Iconic Trees

Posted Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:00:00 -0700

Temperature increases caused by climate change were a major factor driving the outbreak of mountain pine beetles that killed whitebark pine trees across millions of acres in and around Yellowstone National Park in the early 2000s, according to a new study by University of Idaho researchers and their partners. Read more

Seed Grant Funding Launches 13 Faculty Projects

Posted Tue, 10 May 2016 13:00:00 -0700

Thirteen faculty members from across disciplines at the University of Idaho have earned grants through the university’s Seed Grant Program.
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Annual U-Ideas Symposium Highlights Faculty Members’ Intellectual Passions

Posted Fri, 15 Apr 2016 11:00:00 -0700

The University of Idaho Sustainability Center will host its fourth annual U-Ideas Symposium on Thursday, April 21, featuring inspirational presentations from UI faculty members.
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Climate Change May Redraw Map of Places to Grow Cold-Sensitive Crops

Posted Wed, 23 Mar 2016 10:00:00 -0700

Oregon almonds and Louisiana oranges? It could be if future projections in hardiness zones come to fruition. A new study by University of Idaho researchers uses climate models to assess how the coldest temperature recorded each winter in the United States may change over the next several decades, and what these temperature changes might mean for horticulture. Read more

UI, Research Partners Commit to Expand ClimateEngine.Org at White House Water Summit

Posted Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:00:00 -0700

The research team behind unveiled its commitment to expanding the web application’s unique role in helping the nation address water issues during today’s White House Water Summit held in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with United Nations World Water Day.
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UI Researchers: The U.S. Must Address the ‘Wicked Problem’ of Wildfire

Posted Tue, 02 Feb 2016 09:00:00 -0800

The United States must make preparing for and adapting to wildfire a top national priority, says a team of University of Idaho researchers and their international partners in a paper published today in the journal BioScience. Read more

Seminar Looks at Cascading Consequences of Wildfire

Posted Wed, 21 Oct 2015 13:35:00 -0700

On Wednesday, Oct. 28, Crystal Kolden of the Department of Geography at the University of Idaho will present a talk titled “Cascading Consequences of Wildfire: An Integrated Hazards and Vulnerability Approach,” at 8:30 a.m. in CNR 203A. Read more

In Memoriam: Harley E. Johansen

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A High View of Climate Change

UI geography researchers contribute to international studies of climate change.

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Effects of Mountain Winds

Wind speeds at high elevations affect levels of snowpack and stream flow, team says in Science.

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Idaho Water Handbook

Researchers at the University of Idaho are addressing the state’s pressing water needs now and for the future in Idaho Public Television’s “Outdoor Idaho.”

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