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.