Graduate Students: Funded Research on Wildland Fire, Climate Change, and Natural Resource Management

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Funding opportunities for M.S. and Ph.D. students in wildland fire,
climate change, and natural resource management

The Department of Conservation Social Sciences at the University of Idaho is seeking M.S. and Ph.D. student applicants for funded research on wildland fire, climate change and natural resource management. Students would help conduct research on the following topics: 1) simulation of potential wildland fire risk to inform adaptive ecosystem management; 2) assessment of wildland fire or climate change impacts to human communities; 3) adaptive capacity and actions of communities at risk from climate change or wildland fire impacts; 4) land manager and resident evaluation of wildland fire, smoke or ecosystem models. Desired candidates should have an interest and background in interdisciplinary scholarship. Applicants should also be familiar with or willing to use mixed-method approaches. Ability to use Geographic Information Systems software would also be desirable.

The University of Idaho is the Land Grant institution of Idaho, located in the panhandle of northern Idaho. The Department of Conservation Social Sciences is part of the College of Natural Resources (CNR). The department features a diverse, interdisciplinary faculty of social scientists with a national and international reputation in teaching, research, and service. The CNR has three departments (Fish and Wildlife Sciences; Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences; and Conservation Social Sciences) and offers eight undergraduate degree programs, Master of Natural Resources (professional degree), Master of Science in Natural Resources, and PhD in Natural Resources. The college has 600 undergraduate majors and over 200 graduate students.

For more information contact Dr. Travis Paveglio at: tpaveglio@uidaho.edu