Andrew (Andy) Kliskey

Project Director
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Prior to becoming Idaho EPSCoR's Project Director in August 2019, Andrew (Andy) Kliskey joined U of I in 2013 as President’s Professor of forestry, rangeland and fire sciences in the College of Natural Resources; and landscape architecture and bioregional planning in the College of Art and Architecture. He is the Director of the Center for Resilient Communities (CRC) at U of I.

Kliskey received a doctorate in behavioral geography from the University of Otago, New Zealand, holds a master’s in regional and resource planning and bachelor’s in land surveying from the University of Otago. He also received postdoctoral training in landscape ecology from the University of British Columbia.

Andy has spent the last 20 years working with people in Maori communities in New Zealand, rural communities in western Canada, Inupiat communities in northwestern Alaska, Denai’na communities in southcentral Alaska, and rural communities in Idaho examining community and landscape resilience. Andy leads of the NSF Innovations at the Nexus of Food-Energy, and Water Systems (FEWS) project in Magic Valley, Idaho and a new Research Coordination Network award for best practices in community and stakeholder engagement for FEWS.