Achievements

Publications and achievements submitted by our faculty, staff, and students. 

 

Faculty Susan Edinger Marshall Forestry & Wildland Resources

Dr. Susan Edinger Marshall has been awarded the 2022 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award by the Range Science Education Council and the Society for Range Management.

Submitted: February 23, 2022

Faculty Roxann Schroeder Biological Sciences

Roxann Schroeder, lecturer in Biology and ESM, has written an online textbook, Human Genetics: Understanding How Genes Work, to support students in the Human Genetics class.

Submitted: February 21, 2022

Faculty Ho Yi Wan and Danial Nayeri Wildlife

Dr. Ho Yi Wan and his MS student, Danial Nayeri, published the article, “Comparison of habitat suitability and connectivity modelling for three carnivores of conservation concern in an Iranian montane landscape” in Landscape Ecology. Other authors of the article include Alireza Mohammadi, Kamran Almasieh, and Mohammad Ali Adibi. This study increases our understanding of the efficacy of protected areas in protecting corridors and connectivity for carnivores in Iran.

The article is available here:
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-021-01386-5

Submitted: February 2, 2022

Staff Seafha Ramos Wildlife

Dr. Seafha Ramos, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology, hosted in the Wildlife Department, published an article, “Understanding Yurok traditional ecological knowledge and wildlife management” the Journal of Wildlife Management.

The paper can be found at https://wildlife.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jwmg.22140.

A media story by The Wildlife Society can be found at: https://wildlife.org/jwm-integrating-yurok-knowledge-and-wildlife-management/?fbclid=IwAR2QwFZq9PPjyE2ZyGI4JlDW7P41_IMw2QhKCLlr-Q1Fgjf

Submitted: February 1, 2022

Faculty Liza Boyle, Sonja Manor, Bori Mazzag Mathematics

Dr. Liza Boyle (Environmental Resources Engineering), Sonja Manor and Dr. Bori Mazzag (Mathematics) presented a workshop entitled “Humboldt Solar Panel Projects”. The workshop was held on Feb. 1 in the Mathematical Association of America “Curriculum Renewal Across the First Two Years” workshop series. The workshop showcased course materials developed for Math 109 Calculus I and Math 101T Trigonometry that connect mathematical content to solar energy production. Projects explore local data and discuss broader social implications of the use of solar energy and highlight applications of math to local issues.

Submitted: January 31, 2022

Faculty Kushal Adhikari Environmental Resources Engineering

Dr. Kushal Adhikari, Faculty and Research Associate-Environmental Resources Engineering, in collaboration with Texas Tech University recently published the article, “Minimizing Errors in the Prediction of Water Levels Using Kriging Technique in Residuals of the Groundwater Model” in Water journal.

The article presents the water community with a new and integrated approach for improved monitoring of groundwater resources. The prediction error was reduced from ~31 m to less than 5 m after the application of integrated approach. This will lead to sustainable use of groundwater resources while also aiding in efficient and effective conjunctive management of surface and groundwater resources.

View the article here: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/14/3/426

Submitted: January 30, 2022

Student Allison Huysman and Matt Johnson Wildlife

Former graduate student Allison Huysman and advisor Matt Johnson (wildlife) published a paper in Ecology & Evolution. The paper documents how barn owls responded to wildfires in Napa Valley.
https://wildlife.humboldt.edu/sites/default/files/johnson/pdf/huysman_johnson_2021b.pdf

Submitted: December 17, 2021

Student Emily Ord Physics & Astronomy

Emily Ord (‘21) was presented with the “Best Poster Award” by the American Physical Society (APS) for a presentation given at the 2021 APS Far West Section Meeting that was held in October. Emily presented research work done in collaboration with our partner institution IUPUI that focuses on developing an experiment to measure the Newtonian gravitational constant, G, at the 2ppm level (G is the least well-known fundamental constant of nature).

Submitted: December 9, 2021

Student Madeleine Lopez, Sean Lindley, Heather Rickard, and Kelsey Fletterick Forestry & Wildland Resources

Graduate students Madeleine Lopez, Sean Lindley, and Heather Rickard (Forestry and Wildland Resources) and undergraduate student Kelsey Fletterick (Environmental Science and Management) all presented research at the 9th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress that was held virtually Nov. 30th-Dec. 3rd, 2021.

David Greene and Jeff Kane (Forestry and Wildland Resources) organized and presented their research as part of a special session entitled “Frontiers of post-fire regeneration in a rapidly changing landscape”.

Submitted: December 6, 2021

Faculty Mark Hemphill-Haley Geology

Mark Hemphill-Haley is a co-author of an article in the New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics (Morris et al., 2021, Evaluating 9 m of near-surface transpressional displacement during the Mw 7.8 2016 Kaikōura earthquake: re-excavation of a pre-earthquake paleoseismic trench, Kekerengu Fault, New
Zealand). https://doi.org/10.1080/00288306.2021.1954958

Submitted: December 6, 2021

Faculty Brian Buchanan and Jo Archibald Environmental Resources Engineering

ERE lecturers Dr. Brian Buchanan and Dr. Jo Archibald, along with colleagues working in the New York Hudson River watershed, published a paper on using machine learning to identify stream barriers.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301479721020144

Submitted: November 22, 2021

Student Brooks Estes, Matt Johnson Wildlife

Former Environment & Community Master’s student Brooks Estes and her advisor Dr. Matt Johnson (Wildlife) recently published a paper in the journal California Fish and Wildlife about winegrape growers’ environmental values. URL: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=195584&inline;

Submitted: November 16, 2021

Student Zachary Erickson, Kevin Boston, Pascal Berrill, Mike Dockry (UMN) Forestry & Wildland Resources

Forestry MS student Zack Erickson gave an oral presentation at the prestigeous National Conference for the Society of American Foresters, entitled “Integrating Ways of Knowing: Utilizing Tribal Management Perspective to Guide Modern Silvicultural Methods in Cooperative Forest Management.” His thesis committee co-authored the talk: Humboldt faculty Prof. Pascal Berrill, Dr. Kevin Boston, and UMN professor of Tribal and Indigenous Natural Resource Management Dr. Michael Dockry.

Submitted: November 15, 2021

Faculty Dr. Hunter Harrill Forestry & Wildland Resources

Dr. Hunter Harrill was the moderator of a panel session entitled “What We Will Be Building With In The Future,” at the 112th Annual Pacific Logging Congress, held in Indian Wells, CA from November 8-10th, 2021.

Submitted: November 15, 2021

Faculty Tyler Ladinsky, Harvey Kelsey, Melanie Michalak Geology

Tyler Ladinsky (Geology M.S. ’12), Harvey Kelsey (Geology) and Melanie Michalak (Geology) published their Final Technical Report in collaboration with USGS scientists, from their paleoseismic studies on the Little Salmon and Goose Lake faults near Hydesville, CA, funded by the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. The report is entitled, In Southern Cascadia, do upper plate faults rupture in concert with subduction zone earthquakes: a paleoseismic investigation of the Little Salmon fault zone. The work helps to quantify earthquake hazards in northern California. The full report is available at this link: https://earthquake.usgs.gov/cfusion/external_grants/reports/G19AP00046.pdf

Submitted: November 2, 2021

Faculty Lonny Grafman Environmental Resources Engineering

Lonny Grafman co-authored a new book with Dr. Joshua Pearce on how communities come together to harness the power of the sun and how other people can do it as well.

Thanks to a partnership with Humboldt State Pressress and the Appropedia Foundation with the backing of a very successful Kickstarter campaign, this book is available free to all that need it.

Interested in renewable energy, solar power, photovoltaics, community-based projects, DIY, or preparing for a zombie apocalypse (or Public Safety Power Shutoffs)? You can find out more and get your copy at https://www.tocatchthesun.com

Submitted: November 2, 2021

Faculty Dan Barton Wildlife

A new cooperative grant from the Bureau of Land Management to Humboldt will support graduate students working with Wildlife faculty member Dan Barton to study conservation of seabirds and the Trinidad Seabird Protection Network around Trinidad Head and Sue-Meg over the next three years.

Submitted: November 2, 2021

Faculty Dan Barton Wildlife

Working with colleagues from four other institutions around the country, Wildlife faculty member Dan Barton co-organized and facilitated a workshop “Active Learning in the Wildlife Classroom: Engaging students beyond the field” with 30 participants at the annual meeting of The Wildlife Society in early November 2021.

Submitted: November 2, 2021

Staff Nievita Bueno Watts Other Campus Unit

INRSEP+ was recognized at the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) 20 years + recognition ceremony for continued excellence in mentoring. INRSEP was originally honored in the PAESMEM class of 2000.

A recording of the event can be seen here: https://paemst.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6880153236f96abb2f9e1d566&id=62477548be&e=5bd7670971

INRSEP is at 36.38.

Submitted: November 1, 2021

Faculty Rafael Cuevas Uribe Fisheries Biology

Dr. Rafael Cuevas Uribe (Fisheries Biology) has received a grant from the Western Regional Aquaculture Center to support a collaborative aquaculture project between HSU, Virginia Tech, and Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, which aims to collect and assemble information on western aquaculture and distill it into easily accessible digital media forms.

Funding will enable Cuevas Uribe and a graduate student to collect farm-level data from fish farmers in California, and then produce at least one video vignette that highlights the farmers, their care for their animals, the commitment to environmental stewardship, and social responsibility.

Submitted: October 21, 2021