Core Faculty | Affiliated Faculty | Post-Doctoral Researchers | Staff | Students
Jodi Brandt, Assistant Professor, College of Innovation and Design
(208) 426-2935 | | ERB 4145 | MAPJodi is a land-use scientist who studies landscape change and its drivers, and the impacts of landscape change on biodiversity and ecosystem services.
Neil Carter, Assistant Professor, College of Innovation and Design
(208) 426-2958 | | ERB 4123 | MAPNeil is a conservation scientist interested in understanding complex feedbacks among people, wildlife, and ecosystems in order to better inform decision makers.
Vicken Hillis, Assistant Professor, College of Innovation and Design
415-812-6846 | | ERB 4133 | MAPVicken is an environmental social scientist interested in behavioral and institutional change in environmental settings.
Shawn Benner, Professor, Department of Geosciences
208-850-9033 | | ERB 4155
Shawn is interested in examining scientific problems from the molecular to the field scale and his research approach often requires integration of the disciplines of hydrology, geochemistry and biology.
Kathryn Demps, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
(208) 426-4690 | | Hemingway Building 115
Kathryn is interested in how knowledge and behavior interact with local ecologies and examines the conflict of interest between formal schooling and knowledge about the forest, economic pressures and marketing behavior, and group formation and cooperation.
Lejo Flores, Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences
208-426-2903 | | ERB 4151
Lejo is interested in land-atmosphere interactions, spatiotemporal organization of ecohydrologic processes, and analyses of land-atmosphere systems from a socio-ecological systems perspective.
Nancy Glenn, Professor, Department of Geosciences
(208) 426-2933 | | ERB 4153
Nancy is interested in dryland ecosystems and understanding how these ecosystems respond to changes in climate and disturbance.
Julie Heath, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
208-426-3208 | | Science Building 217A
Julie is interested in addressing questions about how birds respond to environmental change. She uses physiological and behavioral ecology approaches to understand mechanisms underlying responses at the individual-level, and population ecology and modeling to understand impacts on populations.
Eric Lindquist, Director, Public Policy Research Center, Associate Professor; Department of Public Policy Administration
(208) 426-3770 | | ERB 2141 | MAPEric’s research interests are in public policy and decision processes, agenda setting, earth systems governance, and the impact of focusing events on public policy. Eric is the Director of the Public Policy Research Center.
Rebecca Som Castellano, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
208-426-3418 | | Riverfront Hall 213DRebecca is a social scientist who is interested in examining stratification, sustainability, and social action in the changing agriculture and food system.
Jen Schneider, Associate Professor & Director, Department of Public Policy and Administration
208-426-2514 | | ERB 5135Jen is interested in addressing challenges in the public communication of scientific and environmental controversies, with a particular focus on industry rhetoric and discourses of technical expertise.
Jillian Moroney, Post Doctoral Fellow, School of Public Service
Jillian is interested in social assessment, stakeholder engagement, and working at the interface between society and the natural environment to identify issues, knowledge gaps, and potential interdisciplinary solutions to environmental issues.
Jean provides data management services to faculty, staff and students and coordinates data management with university and statewide partner
Hamid is interested in hyperspectral remote sensing and ecosystem modeling applications.
Tara Easter, MS Candidate, Biological Sciences
Tara is interested in carnivore recovery in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique.
Nayani is interested in finding methods to monitor and forecast changes in ecosystems caused by land use and climatic changes.
Alex Killion, PhD Student, Geosciences
Alex is interested in how humans make decisions when experiencing large carnivore interactions, and how those decisions affect wildlife conservation.
Andrea is interested in agricultural water use, crop growth dynamics, hydrologic modeling, impacts of climate change, and socio-ecologic systems.
Jenna is interested in modeling how policies and stakeholders may influence land use change across the Treasure Valley.
Ann Marie is evaluating the relative importance of fire, climate, and land-management decisions on sagebrush-steppe vegetation.
Amy Steimke, MS Candidate, Geosciences
Amy is interested in understanding how different wildfire regimes affect water delivery in a changing climate.
Matt Unitis, MS Candidate, Biological Sciences
Matt is interested in discovering new methods to map and determine current and future extents of invasive and native wetland plant communities, and their applications to the many stakeholders in the St. Mary’s River.