Research and Scholarships in the News
Research Focuses on Spring Grazing, Sage Grouse, Capital Press
Karen Launchbaugh (Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences) talks about a 10-year, multiagency, multidisciplinary study hoping to better inform land management decisions when it comes to spring grazing and sage grouse.
Giving Idaho Hatchery Fish an Exercise Program, Boise State Public Radio
Ralph Budwig (Mechanical Engineering, UI Boise) discusses an experiment in UI Boise’s StreamLab that looks to improve fish health in hatchery raceways while also simplifying the cleaning process.
Warming May Help Idaho Farmers in Short Term, Idaho Statesman and papers statewide
Sanford Eigenbrode (Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences) and Kristy Borelli (Extension) discuss how the REACCH project helps prepare Northwest wheat farmers for climate change.
Climate Change Could Help Idaho Wine Growers, Idaho Statesman and papers statewide
John Abatzoglou (Geography) explains Idaho climate projections and potential effects.
Sandpoint Quakes Point to Old Fault, Spokesman Review
Doctoral student Daisuke Kobayashi (Geology) discusses his research on the unusual Sandpoint-area earthquakes.
The Arithmetic of Compassion, The New York Times
Scott Slovic (English) discusses some of the research from his new book, which examines psychological responses to statistics.
Questions are Better than Statements for New Year’s Resolutions, According to Study, the Independent
A group of researchers including Berna Devezer (Marketing) have found that people are more likely to stick to their goals if they are formed as questions rather than statements.
Idaho Farm Cash Receipts, Net Income Down Significantly in 2015, Capital Press
Garth Taylor (Agricultural Economics) and Ben Eborn (Extension) discuss projections for 2015 agricultural revenue for Idaho, which are down from previous years.
Great Basin Rangeland Faces New Challenges, Associated Press
Karen Launchbaugh (Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences) weighs in on targeted grazing.
Ideas Behind Oregon Standoff Have Long History in Idaho, Public News Service:
Dennis Becker (Natural Resources, Policy Analysis Group) discusses the economics of federal land transfers.
Forests Face More Fire, Insects, Disease, Idaho Statesman and papers statewide
Jeff Hicke (Geography) explains why forest managers should pay attention to climate science.
Precipitation is Big Wild Card for Idaho Farmers, Idaho Statesman and papers statewide
John Abatzoglou (Geography) explains how climate change could affect Southern Idaho farmers.