GEM3 VIP Contacts
GEM3 uses a Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) strategy. The VIP is an intentional curricular infrastructure that establishes an on ramp for students and provides a range of training, mentoring and professional development support to both students and faculty. The VIP is implemented statewide and the goal is to provide the scaffolding to support transdisciplinary science and grow the next generation of conservation science leaders and workers.
How to Get Started
If you are a student interested in research, please visit the links below to see details on VIP research going on at your institution.
Current GEM3 VIP Projects
Boise State University
- Mapping and Remote Sensing for Social-Ecological Resilience to Disturbance, Fall 2022
Apply remote sensing toward social-ecological resilience in response to disturbances such as wildfire, invasive species, and drought.
→ Contact: Dr. Megan Cattau
- MIND: Math in Natural Dynamics, Fall 2022
→ Contact: Dr. Trevor Caughlin
- Plant-Soil Interactions, Fall 2022
→ Contact: Dr. Marie-Anne DeGraaff
- C3: Characterizing Complex Communities in Natural Systems, Spring 2022
Integrate natural community profiling, molecular techniques, chemistry, physiology, bioinformatics, data analysis and science communication.
→ Contact: Dr. Leonora Bittleston
- Nature's Cypher: Decoding and Translating the Conversations of the Natural World (TBD), Spring 2022
→ Contact: Dr. Jen Forbey
- Environmental Sustainability, Spring 2022
→ Contact: Dr. Kelly Hopping
Idaho State University
- Gene Regulatory Networks in a Sexually Plastic Fish, Fall 2022/Spring 2023
Identify the mechanisms underlying the gene regulatory networks involved in expression of sexual plasticity in responses to natural changes in hormones.
→ Contact: Dr. Devaleena Pradhan
University of Idaho
- Addressing Change in Rural Communities, Spring 2023
Facilitating grassroots planning for rural places and tribal communities.
→ Contact: Dr. Jaap Vos
- SLIME B: Stream and Lake Invertebrate Molecular Ecology and Biomonitoring, Fall 2022
Offers training in molecular ecological concepts and techniques using a series of three courses offered in a modular style.
→ Contact: Dr. Chris Caudill
- Software Process meets the Scientific Method (TBD), Fall 2022
→ Contact: Dr. Luke Harmon
Who should apply?
The VIP program is suited for students interested in working on teams, learning new tools and from the majors, including but not limited to, listed below:
- Bachelor of Applied Science
- Biological Sciences
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science
- Environmental Studies Program
- Interdisciplinary Studies