Achievements

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

 

Student Adam Mohr Wildlife

Wildlife Graduate Student Adam Mohr presented talk at The Western Section of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting in Yosemite, CA, "Tule elk habitat selection in the Carrizo Plains Region"

Submitted: April 17, 2019

Student Jackson Stillman ('19) Physics & Astronomy

Jackson Stillman was granted a travel award by the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Gravitational Physics to present his research on "Progress on Short-range Tests of Gravity at Humboldt State University" at the 2019 APS April Meeting in Denver, CO April 11-16.

Submitted: April 17, 2019

Faculty C.D. Hoyle Physics & Astronomy

Presented research on "A New Multi-mode Apparatus to Determine G" and "Progress on Short-range Tests of Gravity at Humboldt State University" at the 2019 American Physical Society April Meeting in Denver, CO April 11-16.

Submitted: April 17, 2019

Faculty Robert Gearheart Environmental Science & Management

Robert Gearheart was awarded a National Wetlands Award for Science Research. The ceremony will be in Washington DC in May.

Submitted: April 17, 2019

Student Michael Perez Environmental Science & Management

Michael Perez was selected for the Panetta Congressional internship for fall 2019. One student from each CSU campus is selected each year for this prestigious internship in Washington D.C. Michael hopes to learn about and ultimately contribute positively to the policy-making process regarding climate change.

Submitted: April 12, 2019

Faculty H. Eve Robinson and Mark J. Henderson

Eve Robinson (Biological Sciences) and Mark Henderson (Assistant Unit Leader of the California Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and Fisheries Biology) co-authored a peer-reviewed paper in Marine Ecology Progress Series (https://www.int-res.com/abstracts/meps/v614/p125-146/). Their research combined quantitative approaches through behavioral experiments and generalized linear models to understand how larval fish capture evasive plankton prey.

Submitted: April 4, 2019

Student Len Mazur Environmental Science & Management

ESM student Len Mazur has been awarded a North Coast Native Plant Society Research Grant for his project entitled "Biological Assessment for Two Darlingtonia Fens in the Mill Creek Watershed in Del Norte Redwoods State Park"

Submitted: April 2, 2019

Faculty Melanie McCavour, David Greene

David F Greene and Melanie J McCavour of the departments of Forestry and Wildland Resources & Environmental Science and Management were invited to speak March 7-9th, 2019 at the International Monarch Conservation Symposium in Toluca, Mexico, and at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Presentations were on: fire ecology of California; the CEQA, landuse planning, and pollinator habitat; and the ecology of Abies religosa.

Submitted: March 28, 2019

Faculty Natalie Arroyo Environmental Science & Management

Environmental Science & Management Instructor and Eureka City Councilmember Natalie Arroyo was recently named Assembly District 2 2019 Woman of the Year. Arroyo was selected by Assemblyman Jim Wood.

From Wood's office:

Today Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) honors Assembly District 2’s 2019 Woman of the Year, Natalie Arroyo. Every year each Assemblymember has the privilege of selecting someone to be honored who serves their community with dedication and distinction. The day includes personal recognition during the legislative session in the Assembly Chambers and a luncheon. “Today we have the opportunity to recognize Natalie for her achievements and commitment to making a difference in the Eureka community,” said Wood.

Natalie lives and works on the North Coast in Eureka and was recently re-elected to her second term on the Eureka City Council. As a Councilperson, Natalie helped complete Eureka’s nearly 7-mile waterfront trail which is part of the California Coastal Trail, supported a Strategic Arts Plan that has demonstrated the value of the arts community in Humboldt County and initiated the return of 200 acres of culturally important land to the Wiyot Tribe. Representing Eureka, Natalie also serves on the board of the Humboldt Transit Authority.

By day, Natalie is a senior planner with the Natural Resources division of Redwood Community Action Agency, and is an enlisted member of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, stationed at Humboldt Bay – and that’s when she isn’t lecturing at Humboldt State University.

Because of her passion for trails and fisheries health, Natalie serves on the board of the Humboldt Trails Council, and served on the board of the Salmonid Restoration Federation, a statewide organization dedicated to restoring native California salmon and trout.

“Natalie is more than an inspiration in Humboldt County,” said Wood. “Her career, her elected office, her service in the Coast Guard and her volunteer work demonstrates her amazing 24-7 commitment to public service.”

Submitted: March 5, 2019

Faculty Lucy Kerhoulas, Allyson Carroll, Jim Campbell-Spickler Forestry, Fire & Rangeland Management

Professor Lucy Kerhoulas and Research Associates Allyson Carroll and Jim Campbell-Spickler are featured in a five-year exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences called "Giants of Land and Sea." The exhibit features their research on redwood trees. Read more about it here: https://www.kqed.org/science/1926434/the-giants-of-california-how-redwoods-and-whales-got-so-big

Submitted: February 7, 2019

Faculty Ellery Ames (co-authors: Håkan Andréasson, Anders Logg) Mathematics

Published paper in Physical Review D: Cosmic string and black hole limits of toroidal Vlasov bodies in general relativity.

https://journals.aps.org/prd/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevD.99.024012

Submitted: February 2, 2019

Faculty Lonny Grafman Environmental Resources Engineering

Spanish edition of new book, Atrapando la lluvia, hit number 1 new release in Environmental Studies on Amazon.

http://bit.ly/amazonlluvia

Submitted: February 2, 2019

Student Saskia Raether (co-author: Shaughnessy, F.J.) Biological Sciences

Poster. SEAWEED COMMUNITY STRUCTURE ALONG ENVIRONMENTAL GRADIENTS IN AN OCEAN-DOMINATED ESTUARY. Western Society of Naturalists, Tacoma, WA.

http://www.wsn-online.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/WSN_2018_Short_Pro…

Submitted: February 2, 2019

Student Kevin Landaw (co-authors: Shaughnessy, F. J., Jones, A. , Glazebrook, M. , Tyburczy, J. , Ray, J. , Nelson, T., Abell, J.) Biological Sciences

Poster. ADJUSTMENTS TO EELGRASS LEAF AREA INDEX IN HUMBOLDT BAY BASED ON DESICCATION AND WASTING DISEASE LESIONS. Western Society of Naturalists, Tacoma, WA.

http://www.wsn-online.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/WSN_2018_Short_Pro…

Submitted: February 2, 2019

Faculty Frank Shaughnessy (co-authors:Abell, J. , Tyburczy, J. , LeBlanc, E. , Jones, A. , Ray, J. , Lopiccolo, J. , Nelson, T., Raether, S. , Landaw, K. Biological Sciences

Poster: SPATIAL DIFFERENCES IN EELGRASS BED CONDITIONS IN HUMBOLDT BAY, CA THAT COULD AFFECT THE CO2 DRAW-DOWN FUNCTION OF THE PLANT. Western Society of Naturalists, Tacoma, WA.

http://www.wsn-online.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/WSN_2018_Short_Pro…

Submitted: February 2, 2019

Student Gerardo Ureno (co-authors: Nelson, T., Abell, J., Bespalova, D. V., Encinas, K. M., Shaughnessy F. J., Jones, A., LeBlanc, E., Landaw, K., Ray, J., Tyburczy J. Biological Sciences

Presented poster: VARIABILITY OF INVERTEBRATE COMMUNITIES AMONG EELGRASS BEDS IN HUMBOLDT BAY: IMPLICATIONS FOR CO2 DRAWDOWN. Western Society of Naturalists, Tacoma, WA.

http://www.wsn-online.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/WSN_2018_Short_Pro…

Submitted: February 2, 2019

Faculty Jeffrey Kane Forestry, Fire & Rangeland Management

Jeff Kane was invited to give a seminar entitled "Litter flammability of North American trees: Ecological insights and management implications" as part of the forestry seminar series at Purdue University on January 29th, 2019.

Submitted: January 30, 2019

Student Shelbie Ann Christensen (student) and Robert W. Zoellner (faculty) Chemistry

Publication: Shelbie A. Christensen and Robert W. Zoellner; "Chemistry with a Capital Z: The superheavy elements. Oganesson: Superheavy element 118: A review"; The Hexagon of Alpha Chi Sigma 2018, 109(4), 51-53,61.

Submitted: January 24, 2019

Faculty Mihai Tomescu (with co-author Andrew Groover - USDA-FS & University of California Davis) Biological Sciences

Invited paper in the Tansley Review series published by the journal New Phytologist: "Mosaic modularity: an updated perspective and research agenda for the evolution of vascular cambial growth"

https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.15640

Submitted: January 24, 2019

Faculty Daniel Barton Wildlife

Invited Presentation at the Shamir Research Institute, University of Haifa, Qatsrin, Israel entitled "Apparent Competition, Hyperpredation, and Spillover in Ecological Restoration: The tales of two lupines and a fish"

Submitted: January 24, 2019