Achievements

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

 

Student Gabriel Goff Forestry, Fire & Rangeland Management

Received scholarship from the California Native Plant Society for his research on conifer encroachment in northern California oak woodlands ($1,500).

Submitted: May 9, 2019

  Louise Martin, Michael Mees, Mary Scanlan, Kegan Richards, and Ivy Sebring-Patton Forestry, Fire & Rangeland Management

HSU Rangeland Resource students Louise Martin, Michael Mees, Mary Scanlan, Kegan Richards, and Ivy Sebring-Patton have each been awarded a $5,000 Rustici Livestock and Rangeland Scholarship. This scholarship is offered through the California Farm Bureau Federation and is renewable annually. Congratulations!

Submitted: May 8, 2019

Student Brian Murphy Environmental Science & Management

Brian won second place in the Digital Map Competition at the California Geographic Society Annual Conference in Big Bear Lake, CA for his map An Overview of Watersheds of California.

Submitted: May 7, 2019

Faculty Andrew Stubblefield with Co -PI Genevieve Marchand Forestry, Fire & Rangeland Management

Received USDA Multicultural Scholars Award to provide outdoor leadership training and scholarships to Forestry Students ($162,000)

Submitted: April 29, 2019

Faculty David Baston, Susan Marshall, & Lucy Kerhoulas Forestry, Fire & Rangeland Management

Received Agricultural Research Institute Grant to study Phytophthora ($60,518).

Submitted: April 29, 2019

Student Kevin Soland Forestry, Fire & Rangeland Management

Presented poster at HSU's INRSEP/CNRS Scientific Research Symposium: Physiology, growth, and immediate response to thinning in a second-growth redwood forest.

Submitted: April 29, 2019

Student Gabriel Goff Forestry, Fire & Rangeland Management

Selected to represent HSU at the CSU Research Competition with his investigation of conifer encroachment in northern California oak woodlands

Submitted: April 29, 2019

Faculty Erin Kelly & Lucy Kerhoulas Forestry, Fire & Rangeland Management

Principal Investigators for Save the Redwoods League's Redwoods Rising Apprenticeship Program ($174,430).

Submitted: April 29, 2019

Faculty Lucy Kerhoulas Forestry, Fire & Rangeland Management

Received an RSCA Award to purchase a cavitation chamber for measuring tree drought resistance

Submitted: April 29, 2019

Student Susan Edinger Marshall, Joseph Seney (lecturer), Students: Nic Anderson, Tiffany Perez, Miles Ritch, Alexandra Urban, Daniel Guzman, Monica Pina Forestry, Fire & Rangeland Management

HSU participated for the first time in the Collegiate Soil Contest hosted by CalPoly SLO. Overall the HSU Team placed 19th out of 26 teams nationwide, but ranked #1 among teams from the 11 western states; higher than Land Grant Institutions such as Colorado State, Utah State, and University of Wyoming.

Submitted: April 29, 2019

Faculty Jeffrey Kane Forestry, Fire & Rangeland Management

Became a member of the Northwest Scientific Association's Board of Directors

Submitted: April 29, 2019

Faculty Tim Bean (co-authors Laura Prugh, Nicolas Deguines, Joshua Grinath, Katherine Suding, Robert Stafford, and Justin Brashares) Wildlife

Published paper in Nature Climate Change "Winners and losers in response to extreme drought"

Submitted: April 29, 2019

Student Thomas Starkey-Owens Environmental Science & Management

ESM graduate student Thomas Starkey-Owens presented a poster: "Benthic macroinvertebrate drift and juvenile Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) diet response to pulse flows on the Trinity River below Lewiston Dam" at the 2019 Salmonid Restoration Conference in Santa Rosa, CA on April 25th.

Submitted: April 29, 2019

Student Katherine Stonecypher Environmental Science & Management

ESM undergraduate Katherine Stonecypher presented a poster: "Assessing Salmonid Migration Risk Using the Riffle Crest Thalweg" at the 2019 Salmonid Restoration Conference in Santa Rosa, CA on April 25th.

Submitted: April 29, 2019

Student Melissa Collin and Sean Fleming Environmental Science & Management

Environmental Science & Management undergraduates Melissa Collin and Sean Fleming presented, "Modeling Flows in Northwest California Watersheds with VELMA - 2.0" at the 2019 Salmonid Restoration Conference in Santa Rosa on April 26th.

Submitted: April 29, 2019

Faculty Tyler Ladinsky, Harvey Kelsey, Melanie Michalak Geology

Tyler Ladinsky (MS '12), Harvey Kelsey and Melanie Michalak were awarded a one year grant through the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program to conduct a paleoseismic investigation on the Little Salmon Fault in Humboldt County. Their proposal, "In Southern Cascadia, Do Upper-Plate Faults Rupture in Concert with Subduction Zone Earthquakes: A Paleoseismic Investigation of the Little Salmon Fault Zone" is a collaborative effort between HSU faculty and students, the California Geological Survey, and United States Geological Survey to evaluate the chronology and style of earthquakes on the Little Salmon Fault in context of the Cascadia Subduction Zone.

Submitted: April 25, 2019

Student Collegiate Soil Judgers

HSU Collegiate Soil Judgers Place #1 in 11 western states (overall 19th out of 26).

HSU's first National Collegiate Soil Contest team traveled to San Luis Obispo last week for four days of practice pits, followed by two days of individual and team competition among 26 universities in attendance. HSU team members included Nic Anderson (RRS), Daniel Guzman (ESM), Tiffany Perez (RRS), Miles Ritch (RRS), Monica Piña (RRS), and Alex Urban (ESM) and was co-coached by Joe Seney and Susan Edinger Marshall. Judging consisted of morphology, soil profile characteristics, site characteristics, soil classification, and land use interpretations. While host team Cal Poly San Luis Obispo did not compete, HSU outperformed land grant universities such as Utah State, Colorado State, and University of Wyoming. Humboldt State's Wildland Soils option (under the Rangeland Resource Science major) qualifies graduates as federally qualified Soil Scientists.

Submitted: April 23, 2019

Student Clare O'Connell Biological Sciences

Received a grant from Friends of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

Submitted: April 23, 2019

Student Club Mary Carlquist, Devon Michels, Anna Davis, and Issac Henderson Wildlife

The HSU Wildlife Conclave team placed second in the The Wildlife Society's Northeast Student Conclave Wildlife Quiz Bowl, in Portland, ME, in a close final with SUNY-ESF.

https://sites.google.com/maine.edu/twsnortheaststudentconclave/home

Submitted: April 18, 2019

Student Cara Appel (former grad student), Pairsa Belamaric (current grad student) and Tim Bean Wildlife

Published paper in Journal of Mammalogy "Seasonal resource acquisition strategies of a facultative specialist herbivore at the edge of its range"

Submitted: April 18, 2019