Join us for a public presentation and discussion on the science of sagebrush and trout genetics, ecology, and habitat in Idaho. Researchers from the University of Idaho, Boise State University, and Idaho State University will discuss their own work and a new, statewide research project funded by the National Science Foundation. They will introduce the GEM3 project, its objectives and teams, then answer questions from the community on the science, important species, and their environments.
The institutions of higher learning in the state of Idaho have been awarded an Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) grant by the National Science Foundation, titled “Linking Genome to Phenome to Predict Adaptive Responses of Organisms to Changing Landscapes” (GEM3).
The aim of this project is to understand the impacts of environmental and social change on Idaho’s landscapes, wildlife, and people. The overall focus is on sagebrush ecosystems and trout habitat. The project also entails working with decision makers and communities to develop potential solutions to key issues.
A panel discussion will follow the brief research program presentations, and the event will be moderated by David Griffith from the Center for Resilient Communities at the University of Idaho.
The reading will be recorded and ARCHIVED for later viewing on our Live Stream page.