ISU News: Research
Idaho State University professors identify some of last remaining populations of native cutthroat trout in the Portneuf River
January 17, 2019
POCATELLO – For the last 20 years, Idaho State University fish ecologists Ernest Keeley and Janet Loxterman in the Department of Biological Sciences have studied Cutthroat Trout populations in waters from Alaska to New Mexico. Among their other research endeavors, they have identified some of the last remaining native, genetically pure populations of Cutthroat Trout in the areas around Pocatello, including distinct subspecies variations, in some unlikely places.
Idaho State University researchers help create skull of ancient scissor-toothed shark, Edestus
January 17, 2019
POCATELLO – The ancient scissor-toothed shark Edestus was a “weird, weird beastie,” according to Leif Tapanila, Idaho State University geosciences professor and Idaho Museum of Natural History director.
Idaho State University psychology professor recruits 125 area women for study
January 7, 2019
POCATELLO – Over the past four years, Idaho State University Clinical Psychology Professor Nicki Aubuchon-Endsley’s Perinatal Psychobiology Laboratory team has talked to more than 100 expectant mothers in Southeast Idaho to help identify risk factors for rural families.
Idaho State University, industry partner House of Design receive $162K IGEM grant to develop application to connect robotics with augmented reality
December 11, 2018
POCATELLO – Idaho State University researchers will work with the robotic systems integration company House of Design in Nampa to enable programmers wearing augmented reality glasses to communicate directly with robots.
Idaho State University study reveals dangerous prescribing practices for Idaho patients on opioids
December 11, 2018
A quarter of chronic users received high-risk drug combinations
Idaho State University’s Colden Baxter receives Jean’ne M. Shreeve NSF EPSCoR Research Excellence Award
December 7, 2018
POCATELLO – Colden Baxter, Idaho State University biological sciences professor, is the recipient of the 2018 Jean’ne M. Shreeve NSF EPSCoR Research Excellence Award.
Old piles of bones deposited by owls assist ISU Ph.D. student Amy Commendador's research on past climates of the Snake River Plain
December 5, 2018
POCATELLO – To understand changes in the Snake River Plain’s climate and ecosystem over thousands of years, Idaho State University biological sciences doctoral student Amy Commendador has been analyzing the contents of owl pellets using a sophisticated instrument called an isotope ratio mass spectrometer.
Idaho State University is using its research and proven technologies to aid wildfire efforts in California, across the West
December 3, 2018
POCATELLO – It is early December and wildfire season for Idaho State University’s Keith Weber, Director of the Idaho State University GIS Training and Research Center, is just now winding down – or is it?
Idaho State University researcher Phil Homan receives $3,500 Idaho Humanities Award to conduct research on South African war horses from Idaho
November 21, 2018
POCATELLO – Idaho State University Professor Philip Homan was awarded a $3,500 research fellowship from the Idaho Humanities Council to conduct research on the experience of the South African War horse from Idaho to the Transvaal. Homan’s project “‘This Flotsam and Jetsam of Human Passions’: Idaho War Horses to the South African War, 1899-1902,” explores Idaho’s global reach.
Idaho State University Ph.D. student Chris Tennant’s research on snowpack measurement recognized
November 20, 2018
Big data equals better forecasting and a boon for water managers