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School of the Environment

Food and Fear

Dr. Lisa Shipley and Dr. Janet Rachlow, Professor, Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences at the University of Idaho,were featured on the National Science Foundation website for their research on “Food and Fear: Modeling animal tradeoffs shaped by landscape Complexity.”

The Geo Analytical Lab Scores New Gear

The GeoAnalytical Lab was recently awarded funding from NSF to buy a new X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) spectrometer. The NSF review panel was particularly enthusiastic about the award, referring to the GeoAnalytical Lab as ‘a valuable national resource’, “the foundational core of geochemical research in the United States’, and ‘a national treasure’ in their reviews of the proposal. The new machine was delivered to the GeoAnalytical Lab on 29 September, and should be fully operational within the next couple of months.

Congratulations to Dr. Vervoort!

On July 26, 2016 the American Geophysical Union (AGU) announced its 2016 Fellow. This year’s class of fellow includes Dr. Jeff Vervoort. The fellowship recognizes exceptional scientific contributions, and is given to no more than 0.01 percent of all AGU members annually.