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Dr Alistair Smith

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Wade T. Tinkham

PhD Student
Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences

College of Natural Resources

University of Idaho

E-mail: tink8633 [at]
Office: College of Natural Resources




Wade came to the Department of Forest Ecology and Biogeosciences in the fall of 2008, under the advisement of Dr. Alistair Smith. Wade came from Washington State University where he earned a B.S. in Forest Management. Since arriving in Idaho, Wade has earned a M.S. in Forest Resources in which his thesis was titled "Influence of Slope, Elevation, and Vegetative Structure on LiDAR-Derived DEM Accuracy in Mixed Conifer Forests with Complex Terrain." He was also awarded by the College of Natural Resources as the Outstanding Masters Student in Forest Resources for 2010. Wade has since entered into a Ph.D. of Natural Resources program under the tutelage of Dr. Alistair Smith and Dr. Timothy Link, in which his studies will explore the use of LiDAR for management in forest and rangeland ecosystems.


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