Expertise

Interested faculty can be added to the expertise list by emailing contact information (Institution, name, title, phone, fax, email and research areas) to:

Ahmad Itani

Associate Vice President of Research and Innovation

Address: 1664 N. Virginia St. MS 403, Reno, NV 89557

Phone: (775) 327-2363

Email: itani@unr.edu

GB-RMP Participants List and Experts Database

The Great Basin Research and Management Partnership website provides a clearinghouse of information designed to facilitate collaboration and communication in the Great Basin. It is meant to serve everyone interested in Great Basin research and management activities

Technical Assistance

One of the most serious challenges to implementing effective land management strategies is the lack of understanding of how best to achieve many of the agency partners' stated goals. The federal land management agencies and their personnel are very good at what they do, but in many situations the science and technology for implementing practices to achieve mandated outcomes are not well understood or documented. Therefore, technical assistance is needed in the following high priority areas: improving the dissemination and accessibility of technical information and data, synthesis of current scientific understanding of priority topics, and developing systematic procedures based on current knowledge and processes that will improve the land manager's ability to assess ecosystem health.

Future Research Focus

Promote Research on Fire Ecology and Post-Fire Rehabilitation.

Inventory Ecosystem Conditions, Collect Baseline Data, and Establish Monitoring Systems.

Assess the Impact of Invasive Plant Species on Native Plant Populations and Ecosystem Processes.

Increase Our Understanding of the Basic Causes for the Decline in Populations of Threatened Species and the Potential for Restoration.

Protect and Preserve Human and Cultural Resources.

Promote Effective Use of Water, Soil and Related Resources.