Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Jesse studies behavioral, evolutionary and conservation-related questions by employing bioacoustic and videographic techniques to quantify how animals process sensory input and act on the resulting information.
Professor, Department of History
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Lisa studies the history of war and the environment. Her work explores how war impacts landscapes and landscapes impact war.
Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences
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Brittany works to bridge the gap between science and society in the field of natural hazards and risk through research, outreach, and education.
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
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Our research group is interested in examining stratification, sustainability, and social action in the changing agriculture and food system.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
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Trevor is interested in seed dispersal, ecological restoration and landowner decision-making.
Dr. Curl’s research focuses on the intersection between agriculture and human health, and her primary interests are in assessing human exposure to agricultural pesticides and improving health and safety in agricultural workplaces. Dr. Curl founded and directs Boise State’s Agricultural Health Lab. Current projects in her lab include a randomized intervention to assess the effect of an organic diet on pesticide exposure during pregnancy; an investigation into crop uptake of inorganic bromide following field fumigation with methyl bromide; and a collaboration with the Washington and Idaho Potato Commissions to improve worker health and safety during Northwest potato production.
Marie-Anne de Graaff
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Our lab studies how changes in climate and land-use affect ecosystem processes that drive the global carbon cycle. We are especially interested in the question of how plant roots and soil microorganisms interact to affect soil carbon and nutrient dynamics.
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.
My research program strives to understand how microbial communities respond to anthropogenic influences on natural ecosystems, including changes in climate, presence of chronic ecosystem stressors, and emerging pollutants.
Jen’s research focuses on plant-herbivore interactions employing a combination of field and laboratory approaches to understand the links between the phenology and chemistry of plant and the behavior, physiology and population dynamics of vertebrate herbivores.
Michail is an applied economist and interdisciplinary social scientist working on issues of urbanization, land use and the environment.
John’s research and teaching focuses on the integration and control of energy systems.
Dr. Heath addresses 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. Most of Dr. Heath’s research focuses on avian reproduction or migration, and current studies are designed to explore effects of global change across the full annual cycle. Studies that increase understanding about the links between environmental conditions, physiological or behavioral responses, and impacts on survival and reproduction inform wildlife management and aid in biodiversity conservation in a rapidly changing world.
Kendra is a watershed hydrologist interested in landscape ecology, remote sensing, and coupling of field and modeling techniques to examine social – ecological systems.
Eric’s research interests are in public policy and decision processes, agenda setting, earth systems governance.
Mojtaba uses a variety of modeling and simulation tools in the field of water resource management and stakeholder engagement.
Jen 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.
Bastian’s interdisciplinary research focuses on applying a socio-ecological systems approach to address conflict between humans and large carnivores (and between human stakeholder groups), along with a social entrepreneurship lens to consider wildlife ecotourism and rewilding as an alternative economic model to explore the potential of a multi-species livelihoods framework for human-wildlife coexistence.
Dr. Wakild’s research examines the origins of biodiversity as a concept and its on-the-ground applications through conservation biology, the politics of parks, and the social and ecological implications of conservation, mainly in Latin America. She specializes in the collection and analysis of social data from textual, oral, and ethnographic sources and the application of this data to past and present issues of land use and conservation.
Pei-Lin’s research is in cultural heritage resources, human response to climate change, archaeology, paleoclimates, public lands law and policy, indigenous consultation, and traditional/local ecological knowledge as resiliency to climate change and other stressors.