The Department of Natural Resources and Society at the University of Idaho ( seeks exceptional M.S. and Ph.D. applicants to begin graduate study during the 2020-2021 academic year.  Our students and faculty engage in integrative research exploring the coupling of human and natural systems, with projects spanning theory and application. Our department has an excellent track record of alumni gaining leadership positions across a wide spectrum of environmental and natural resource fields.

Please see below for our list of project opportunities.  For some projects research assistantships are available, and for some projects financial support is available via teaching assistantships.   We encourage you to learn more by first visiting individual faculty webpages, then directly contacting faculty before applying.  We look forward to hearing from you. View full announcement here:

Project Topics:

  • Wildland fire and resource management
  • Legacies of land use change
  • Recreation management for Wild and Scenic Rivers
  • Drought data accessiblity and useability across the northern Rockies
  • Human dimensions of fish and wildlife conservation
  • Services and tradeoffs in the human dimensions of agroecosystems
  • Climate change and natural resource resilience
  • Climate change and community resilience