What is the ambitious goal of this project?
Our interdisciplinary team is tackling sustainability challenges across the planet – from rangelands to wetlands, from Boise to Bhutan. Students will work with Human-Environment Systems faculty to address these real-world challenges, while simultaneously building skills in mapping, data analysis, and collaboration. Each student will be matched with a project based on individual interests. Cross-cutting themes include global change, governance, and natural resource management.
You will gain experience doing interdisciplinary, team-based research. You will learn how to process and analyze a variety of environmental, social, and spatial data.
This project uses the following tools and methodologies:
- Coding and coding software
- Case studies
- Qualitative research methods
- Quantitative research methods
Majors and Interests Needed
- For the 400 level VIP, students are recommended to have taken Introductory and Intermediate GIS courses (or have equivalent proficiency)
- Bachelor of Applied Science
- Biological Sciences
- Computer Science
- Environmental Studies Program
- Global Studies
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- Multidisciplinary Studies
- Political Science
VIP Coach Information
Dr. Kelly Hopping is an Assistant Professor in Human-Environment Systems. She studies how environmental and social changes are affecting ecosystems and rural livelihoods, particularly in mountain and pastoral regions.
Dr. Vicken Hillis is an Assistant Professor in Human-Environment Systems. He studies human behavioral and institutional change in environmental contexts, using quantitative surveys, behavioral experiments, computational modeling and social-ecological network analysis.
VIP 200, VIP 400, or VIP 500. (check the Topic title to find the right section number for this project)
Full semester course. Choose to enroll in 1 or 2 credits.
Team meetings: 11:00PM on Tuesdays
Interested in joining this team?
For more information and to request a permission number to register contact Kelly Hopping at email@example.com Phone: 208-426-4152 OR complete this interest form and someone will contact you. Check out this page for tips on contacting a professor.
To register: search by Subject: Vertically Integrated Projects, read the project description to find the right section of VIP 200, 400, or 500. Here are instructions on how to use a permission number Add with a permission number