The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (IDEQ) is a non-partisan, solution-oriented organization with the mission of restoring rare species through reproduction and release in captivity, improving local conservation capacity, conducting scientific research and environmental education, and conserving habitat. The University of Idaho's Department of Natural Resources and Society is looking for a doctoral graduate research assistant with an interest in teaching courses and conducting research on air quality and outdoor recreation. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Chris Zajchowski to carry out research in environmental social sciences related to the complex affective, cognitive and behavioral relationships of humans with different air quality conditions. This funded graduate assistantship will provide the successful applicant with the opportunity to participate in research design, data collection and analysis, reporting and dissemination, grant applications, as well as research on visitor use and park management.
Possible specific areas of focus include, but are not limited to, changes in baselines for air quality conditions in the Intermountain West, the impacts of wildfire smoke on Idaho's river recreation industry, perceptions of risk related to outdoor recreation during wildfire smoke events, and the management and policy of air resources in parks and protected areas. Adjunct Professor of Park Ecology, Tourism and Recreation If selected for this position, the candidate must submit a formal application through the UI Graduate School. Research efforts are likely to include interviews, focus groups, and surveys with human populations about wildfire management actions. Tetra Tech, an environmental consulting firm with an office in Boise, Idaho, is looking to fill a variety of open positions based in Ely, Nevada. These positions will involve monitoring vegetation and soils on all land in the Land Management Office (BLM) of the Ely District of Nevada. Leaders of the ecological monitoring team will conduct research in a highly interdisciplinary environment; their team currently co-leads a team of laboratories in Idaho focused on monitoring SARS-CoV-2 wastewater throughout the state as part of a CDC effort.
The Southwest Idaho Community Planning Association (COMPASS) is the regional collaboration forum in Southwest Idaho that helps maintain a healthy and economically dynamic region, offering people choices about how and where to live, work, play and travel. The Center for Advanced Energy Studies is a research and education consortium between Boise State University, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho State University, the University of Idaho, the University of Idaho and the University of Wyoming. The 10th National Response Force (HRF) is a 580-member team that can fully or partially deploy various response capacities related mainly to chemical, nuclear, biological and radioactive situations for Region X which includes Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Alaska. The Idaho Office of Emergency Management (IOEM) is a division of the Idaho Military Division and the Homeland Security Emergency Management Agency (&) of the state of Idaho. The Idaho Rural Water Association (IRWA) is a 501 (c), 3 non-profit corporation that was originally formed in 1987 to provide training and technical assistance to water and wastewater facilities in Idaho with populations under 10,000 inhabitants. The mission of the Idaho Prescribed Fire Council is to serve as a forum to promote the safe and effective use of prescription fire throughout Idaho.
This organization has been successful in restoring rare species through captive breeding and release which has encouraged them to expand their focus to more than 100 species in 65 countries around the world including the California condor and plumed falcon in the United States. The research conducted by Associate Professor Travis Paveglio at the University of Idaho will focus on recovering and reusing phosphorus from dairies in Idaho and the Pacific Northwest. Professor Coats from Environmental Engineering at the University of Idaho is looking for a highly motivated student interested in obtaining a doctorate. As an expert on environmental research projects conducted by organizations in Boise, Idaho I can confidently say that there are many opportunities available for those interested in this field. From restoring rare species through captive breeding programs to monitoring vegetation on BLM land or researching air quality conditions in parks and protected areas - there are many ways to get involved with environmental research projects in Boise. Additionally, there are many organizations such as Tetra Tech or COMPASS that offer positions related to environmental research projects.
Finally, there are also opportunities for doctoral students interested in conducting research related to air quality or wildfire management. In conclusion, there are numerous opportunities available for those interested in conducting environmental research projects in Boise. From restoring rare species through captive breeding programs to monitoring vegetation on BLM land or researching air quality conditions - there are many ways to get involved with environmental research projects in Boise. Finally, there are also opportunities for doctoral students interested in conducting research related to air quality or wildfire management.