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


Faculty Daniel Barton Wildlife

Dan Barton published an open-access article "Impacts of the COVID‐19 pandemic on field instruction and remote teaching alternatives: Results from a survey of instructors" in the journal Ecology and Evolution.

Submitted: August 7, 2020

Faculty Dr. Hunter Harrill Forestry, Fire & Rangeland Management

Gave an invited presentation to the U.S. Forest Service, Six River's National Forest, Forest Leadership Team (FLT) Meeting, on May 18th titled: "An Introduction to Tethered Harvesting Systems."

Submitted: May 26, 2020

Faculty Bori Mazzag, Kamila Larripa, Viri Macias, Megan Johnson, Ana Sammel and Emma Villegas Mathematics

Bori Mazzag and Kamila Larripa each received a CSU PUMP grant to mentor students in mathematical research for the 2020/2021 academic year. Mazzag will investigate calcium dynamics using differential equations and graph theory with Viri Macias and Megan Johnson, and Larripa will model the interaction between Sars-CoV-2 and the host's immune system, working with Ana Sammel and Emma Villegas.

Submitted: May 15, 2020

Faculty Steven Railsback, Bret Harvey Mathematics

Steven Railsback (adjunct faculty, Mathematics) and Bret Harvey (adjunct, Fisheries Biology) just published the book "Modeling Populations of Adaptive Individuals", volume 63 in the prestigious Princeton Monographs in Population Biology series. The book presents a new kind of theory for adaptive behavior of individual organisms (e.g., when and where to forage, considering both growth and predation risk) that works in complex individual-based population models. The book builds on HSU's long tradition in individual-based ecological modeling.

Submitted: May 12, 2020

Faculty Kamila Larripa Mathematics

Kamila Larripa coauthored the paper "A Tutorial Review of Mathematical Techniques for Quantifying Tumor Heterogeneity" which was accepted for publication. The work considers intra-tumor and inter-patient heterogeneity and mathematical models for precision medicine. It will appear in Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering.

Submitted: May 8, 2020

Student Charlin Duff, Skye Gibney, Eric Malekos Mathematics

Charlin Duff, Skye Gibney and Eric Malekos received an Honorable Mention for their participation in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling. Their project used mathematical modeling to make policy suggestions with the goal of mitigating the detrimental effect of plastic waste on the environment.

Submitted: May 8, 2020

Student Jasmine Shen Environmental Science & Management

ESM graduate student Jasmine Shen was awarded the COAST Graduate Student Research Award, which will help to fund her Masters research studying invertebrate drift on the Trinity River.

Submitted: April 22, 2020

Faculty Susan Cashman Geology

Received "Exemplary Teaching Activity" award from the National Association of Geology Teachers for co-authored "Rupture of Continental Lithosphere Mini-lesson Sequence"

Submitted: March 5, 2020

Faculty Catalina Cuellar-Gempeler, Marissa Monaco, Eric Malekos, Dan Perez-Sornia, Jose Alejandro Bravo Biological Sciences

Presented at American Naturalist Meeting 2020 in Monterey, CA.

Submitted: March 5, 2020

Faculty Sharon Kahara Wildlife

Co-authored "APEX simulation: Water quality of Sacramento Valley wetlands impacted by waterfowl droppings". Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. (in press)

Submitted: March 5, 2020

Faculty Buddhika Madurapperuma Environmental Science & Management

Won the second prize of "Outstanding Reviewer Awards 2019" in Remote Sensing. Prize will be a certification and a chance to publish a paper free of charge in Remote Sensing…

Submitted: March 5, 2020

Faculty Erin Kelly & student Forestry, Fire & Rangeland Management

Published "Socioeconomic Benefits of a Restoration Economy in Mattole River Watershed, USA". Society and Natural Resources (currently online - issue forthcoming).

Submitted: March 5, 2020

Faculty Lucy Kerhoulas & Rosemary Sherriff Forestry, Fire & Rangeland Management

Kerhoulas and Sherriff were awarded $75,000 from USDA McIntire-Stennis for their proposal "Tree mortality and regeneration across competitive and geographic gradients in Northern California."

Submitted: March 5, 2020

Student Daniel Jones Forestry, Fire & Rangeland Management

Daniel Jones, an HSU Forestry major with a concentration in operations, won 1st place in the student web map/app contest at the California Geographic Information Systems (CalGIS) 2020, conference in Long Beach, California, on February 9-11th.
Daniel’s web map/app “ArcCollector Spillway Inspection Workflow for the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District” has been deployed for the use of the District since 2019. The use of this workflow has reduced the post-processing time of inspection/repair cataloging and reporting from 1 to 2 days down to an hour. The second iteration of his project is expected to bring inspection times down from approximately 2 minutes to about 2 – 30 seconds.

Submitted: March 2, 2020

Student Taylor Zenobia Fisheries Biology

Taylor Zenobia, FISH undergraduate, has been awarded Best Student Oral Presentation by the U.S. Aquaculture Society at their annual conference in Oah’u, Hawai’i! Taylor is also minoring in Scientific Scuba Diving and Women’s Studies.

Submitted: February 25, 2020

Student Frank Mele Fisheries Biology

Won U.S. Aquaculture Society Best Abstract/Travel Award at Aquaculture America, Honolulu, Hawaii

Submitted: February 25, 2020

Faculty Frank Fogarty Wildlife

Co-authored "Fire, livestock grazing, topography, and precipitation affect occurrence and prevalence of cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) in the central Great Basin, USA". Biological Invasions 22, 663-680.

Submitted: February 25, 2020

Faculty Frank Fogarty Wildlife

Co-authored "Mapping of land cover with open‐source software and ultra‐high‐resolution imagery acquired with unmanned aerial vehicles". Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. doi:10.1002/rse2.144.

Submitted: February 25, 2020

Faculty Jeff Dunk and colleagues from other institutions Environmental Science & Management

Presentation at the Raptor Research Foundation meeting (Fort Collins, CO) - Modeling spatial variation in density of golden eagle nest sites in the western United States.

Submitted: February 25, 2020

Faculty Jeff Kane Forestry, Fire & Rangeland Management

Coauthored a paper in Nature Communications entitled "Low growth resilience to drought is related to future mortality risk in trees"

Submitted: February 25, 2020