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


Faculty John Reiss and Karen Kiemnec-Tyburczy Biological Sciences

John Reiss and Karen Kiemnec-Tyburczy have been awarded a 3-year National Science Foundation (Division of Integrative Organismal Systems) grant to study the evolution of olfaction across multiple species of lungless salamanders with different developmental modes.

Submitted: March 15, 2021

Student Danial Nayeri, Ho Yi Wan

The 2021 Tuttle Graduate Fellowship was awarded to Danial Nayeri, an incoming graduate student from Iran, who is joining the research lab of Wildlife professor Dr. Ho Yi Wan. The Fellowship provides two years of $15,000 each year for a graduate student studying climate policy or science. Danial's project is evaluating the effect of projected climate change and altered fire regimes on spotted owl habitat using a multi-scale ensemble learning and scenario modeling framework.

The Tuttle Graduate Fellowship was established by Dr. Andrea Tuttle, former Director of the California Department of Forestry and a consultant in forest and climate policy.

Submitted: March 12, 2021

Student Dane St. George, Matt Johnson Wildlife

Dane St. George and Matt Johnson published a manuscript entitled, "Effects of habitat on prey delivery rate and prey species composition of breeding barn owls in winegrape vineyards" in the journal Agriculture, Ecosystems & the Environment

Submitted: March 11, 2021

Student Jose Rodriguez, Ho Yi Wan Wildlife

Undergraduate Jose Rodriguez received a $5,000 starter grant given to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color from Save the Redwoods League. This grant will be used to initiate the Condors And Redwoods Ecological Research (CARER) project, which aims to study California condors that are soon to be released into the wild in northern California. Jose will be working with mentor Dr. Ho Yi Wan on the project.

Submitted: March 8, 2021

Faculty Bori Mazzag Mathematics

Dr. Bori Mazzag and Dr. Julie Glass, CSU East Bay, co-organized a series of CSU-wide talks in January as part of the year-long Math Council Colloquium series. The theme of the January talks was "Peer Instruction". We aimed to connect faculty and staff across the CSU who work on providing academic support services to students in mathematics and statistics courses. In addition to the talks, we collected some information on the structure of the tutoring and peer instruction on the various campuses. CSU campuses were broadly represented in the series, including speakers from Humboldt State University's Learning Center.

Submitted: March 8, 2021

Faculty Jasper Oshun, Margaret Lang Geology

Jasper Oshun and Margaret Lang published an article in the February issue of AAPG Explorer. The article, which details the positive and lasting impacts of their 'Bonanza en los Andes' project to HSU students, the community of Zurite, and hydrogeologic science was featured on the cover. A link to a pdf of the issue is below:

Submitted: February 20, 2021

Faculty Peter Goetz, Andrew Conner Mathematics

Published the article "Classification, Koszulity and Artin-Schelter regularity of certain graded twisted tensor products" in the Journal of Noncommutative Geometry, DOI: 10.4171/JNCG/395

Submitted: February 18, 2021

Faculty Catalina Cuellar-Gempeler Biological Sciences

Catalina Cuellar-Gempeler earned the NSF Career award, one of the most prestigious awards offered by NSF.

Submitted: February 15, 2021

Student Karley Rojas Biological Sciences

Undergraduate Karley Rojas (Botany) has received a science fellowship from the Agricultural Research Institute for their proposed study of native plants that have the potential to be utilized in the context of agroecosystem building as consistent with regional TEK. They will be working with their mentors Dr.Buddhika Madurapperuma and Craig Benson.

Submitted: February 15, 2021

Student Cianna Balderama, Daisy Montalvo, Ashley Tran, Ana Sammel, Emma Villegas, Bridget Opperman, Makani Bright, Hunter Kahn, Soeon Park, Tanner Hooven,  Kevin Chung, Diego Rodriguez Moreno  Mathematics

Twelve CNRS students competed in the international Mathematical Contest in Modeling-- an annual four day intensive competition. Teams of 3 worked intensely to apply mathematics to a real world problem. Students worked on mathematical models applied to competing populations of fungi, musical influence, and optimizing our nation's delivery of higher education. The contest happened virtually due to the pandemic.

Submitted: February 12, 2021

Student Sarah Aguiar (ESM undergraduate) and Kerry Byrne (ESM Assistant Professor) Environmental Science & Management

Undergraduate Sarah Aguiar (ESM) received a $6,400 science fellowship from the Agricultural Research Institute for her proposed study to track phenology of California poppies from different parts of California and Baja California. She will be working with mentor Dr. Kerry Byrne (ESM) on the project.

Submitted: February 8, 2021

Student Xerónimo Castañeda, Allison Huysman, Matthew D Johnson Wildlife

Former graduate students Xerónimo Castañeda, Allison Huysman, and their advisor Matt Johnson published a paper in Ornithological Applications entitled, "Barn Owls select uncultivated habitats for hunting in a winegrape growing region of California."

Submitted: January 30, 2021

Student Sophia Lemmo Forestry, Fire & Rangeland Management

Sophia Lemmo (Forestry graduate student advised by Lucy Kerhoulas and Rosemary Sherriff) gave an invited talk about the post-drought demographics of select true fir species in northern California at the Annual Meeting of the California Pest Council.

Submitted: January 29, 2021

Faculty Lucy Kerhoulas, David Hammons, and Nick Kerhoulas

Lucy Kerhoulas (Forestry faculty), David Hammons (forestry undergraduate student), and Nick Kerhoulas (Wildlife faculty) published a paper in Northwest Science investigating bigleaf maple within-crown leaf morphology and seasonal physiology.

Submitted: January 29, 2021

Faculty Lucy Kerhoulas, William Weinberg, Jessica Suoja, Ryan Maberry, Chris Lee, Dave Baston, and Susan Marshall

A study by Lucy Kerhoulas (Forestry and Wildland Resources faculty), William Weinberg (FWR undergraduate student), Jessica Suoja (FWR undergraduate student), Ryan Maberry (FWR undergraduate student), Chris Lee (Cal Fire Forest Health Specialist), Dave Baston (Core Lab), and Susan Marshall (FWR faculty) was written up by the National Park Service for "Stories of Science": This work investigated the physiological effects of Phytophthora ramorum leaf infections on understory hardwoods in Redwood National Park and is being published in Madroño (in press).

Submitted: January 29, 2021

Student Sophia Lemmo Forestry, Fire & Rangeland Management

Sophia Lemmo (Forestry graduate student advised by Lucy Kerhoulas and Rosemary Sherriff) was awarded a Student Fellowship of $10,800 from the CSU Agricultural Research Institute for her M.S. investigation of forest mortality and regeneration in northern California.

Submitted: January 29, 2021

Faculty Lucy Kerhoulas, Wade Polda, Nick Kerhoulas, and Pascal Berrill

Lucy Kerhoulas (Forestry faculty), Wade Polda (Biology undergraduate student), Nick Kerhoulas (Wildlife faculty), and Pascal Berrill (Forestry faculty) published a "research":… paper in Frontiers in Forests and Global Change on how management can influence conifer seedling physiology, growth, and survival.

Submitted: January 29, 2021

Faculty Phil van Mantgem, Lucy Kerhoulas, Rosemary Sherriff, and Zach Wenderott

Phil van Mantgem (USGS researcher), Lucy Kerhoulas (Forestry faculty), Rosemary Sherriff (Geography faculty), and Zach Wenderott (Forestry graduate student) published a "review paper":… in Frontiers in Forests and Global Change on how tree-rings can be used to verify that management can moderate forest drought responses.

Submitted: January 29, 2021

Faculty Jasper Oshun, Margaret Lang, Wyeth Wunderlich Geology

Thanks to Will Goldenberg and SPF for putting together a great video highlighting our water development work in Perú: Thanks to Jazmin Sandoval and Nathalie Rivera (Film), Yojana Miraya (Env. & Com.), and Laurel Smith (ERE) for collecting footage.

Submitted: January 26, 2021

Faculty Alison O'Dowd Environmental Science & Management

ESM professor Alison O'Dowd recently published a chapter "Urbanizing River Channels" in the Treatise on Geomorphology (2020).

Submitted: January 26, 2021