Achievements

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

 

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 Other Campus Unit

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

Student Stella Yuan Biological Sciences

Received grant from American Society of Mammalogist Grant-in-Aid of Research Grant

Submitted: April 18, 2019

Student Caroline Martorano, Jeffrey Kane Forestry & Wildland Resources

Presented a paper entitled “Long-term effectiveness of fuel reduction treatments in oak and chaparral stands of northern California” at the 90th annual conference of the Northwest Scientific Association in Lewisonton, ID.

Submitted: April 18, 2019

Faculty Jeffrey Kane Forestry & Wildland Resources

Presented a paper entitled “Effectiveness and impacts of girdling treatments in a conifer-encroached Oregon white oak woodland” at the 90th annual conference of the Northwest Scientific Association in Lewisonton, ID.

Submitted: April 18, 2019

Faculty Mihai Tomescu (with A. Elgorriaga, I.H. Escapa, G.W. Rothwell, N.R. Cuneo) Biological Sciences

Published paper “Origin of Equisetum: Evolution of horsetails (Equisetales) within the major euphyllophyte clade Sphenopsida”

Submitted: April 17, 2019

Student Ivy Widick (former grad student) and Tim Bean (advisor) Wildlife

Published paper in Diversity and Distributions: “Evaluating current and future range limits of an endangered keystone rodent (Dipodomys ingens)”

Submitted: April 17, 2019

Student Steffen Peterson with co-authors Daniel Barton, Jared Duquette, and Micaela Gunther Wildlife

Wildlife Graduate student Steffen Peterson presented a paper “Using spatially explicit capture-recapture techniques to determine black bear (Ursus americanus) density and space-use in an arid mountain ecosystem” at The Western Section of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting in Yosemite, CA.

Submitted: April 17, 2019

Student Jade Morning Sky Little, Daniel Barton, Shannon Brinkman, Claire Nasr Wildlife

Presented paper “Pelagic cormorant nesting success and oceanic conditions in northern California” at The Western Section of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting in Yosemite, CA

Submitted: April 17, 2019

Student Club HSU undergraduate wildlife students Samuel Vassallo, Devon Michels, Alex Lewis, Evan Miller, and Marcie Mathieu and faculty member Daniel Barton Wildlife

HSU’s Wildlife Conclave team was featured in the two ways in The Wildlife Society’s national magazine, The Wildlife Professional. The 2019 National Championship team (Samuel Vassallo, Devon Michels, Alex Lewis, Evan Miller, and Marcie Mathieu) are photographed and featured in an article on quiz bowl, and faculty member Daniel Barton wrote a short article entitled “A proud quiz bowl tradition at Humboldt State” for the magazine.

https://sites.google.com/view/bartonlab/lab-news?authuser=0

Submitted: April 17, 2019

Student Claire Nasr Wildlife

Wildlife Graduate Student Claire Nasr Presented paper “Measuring relative disturbance risk to marine wildlife in northern California” at Pacific Seabird Group Annual Meeting, Kauai, HI.

http://www.cvent.com/events/psg-2019-kaua-i/custom-18-bb8e62d508874406a111d35c6e2f2e4f.aspx

Submitted: April 17, 2019

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