Achievements

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

 

Faculty H. Eve Robinson and Mark J. Henderson Other Campus Unit

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 Other Campus Unit

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 will serve as a board member for the organization heading the Klamath River’s restoration, the governor’s office announced Friday.

Arroyo will be one of 15 board members serving the Klamath River Renewable Corporation, a nonprofit tasked with overseeing the removal of four Klamath dams. She is one of five board members appointed by the governor.

Read more: https://www.times-standard.com/2019/11/22/eurekas-natalie-arroyo-to-serve-on-klamath-river-restoration-nonprofit/

Submitted: December 2, 2019

Faculty Lucy Kerhoulas, Allyson Carroll, Jim Campbell-Spickler Forestry & Wildland Resources

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 1, 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 1, 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_Program_v1031.pdf

Submitted: February 1, 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_Program_v1031.pdf

Submitted: February 1, 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_Program_v1031.pdf

Submitted: February 1, 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_Program_v1031.pdf

Submitted: February 1, 2019

Student Gynell Higby, Nicole Perry, Joshua Maldonado, Johnny Rasnic, Mihn Nguyen, Joseph Wertzberger, Jade Williams, Briana Ramirez, Austin Schenk, Skye Gibney, Eric Malekos, Charlin Duff, Madeline Vasilevich, Kelly Randazzo, Kyle Smith, Ezra Moreno, Daisy Montalvo and Kamila Larripa Mathematics

Seventeen students competed in teams in the International Mathematical Contest in Modeling over a four day period in January. Students were challenged to analyze, clarify and write solutions to an open and timely problem. Students come from departments across the CNRS and were hosted in the Mathematics Department.

Submitted: January 31, 2019

Faculty Jeffrey Kane Forestry & Wildland Resources

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

Faculty Sherrene Bogle Computer Science

Certificate of Merit for the paper entitled “Classfiers for Predicting Undergraduate Computer Science Performance” presented at the 2018 International Conference of Data Mining and Knowledge Engineering in London, U.K.

http://www.iaeng.org/publication/WCE2018/

Submitted: January 24, 2019

Faculty Kerry Byrne Environmental Science & Management

Invited Presentation at the Northern California Botanist Symposium: “Restoring a population of Applegate’s milkvetch (Astragalus applegatei): lessons learned for conservation”

http://www.norcalbotanists.org/symposia/symposium2019.htm

Submitted: January 24, 2019

Faculty Claire Till (Chemistry faculty); Jessica Solomon (Environmental Sciences graduate) Chemistry

Publication in the journal Limnology and Oceanography.

https://aslopubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/lno.11022

Submitted: January 24, 2019

Faculty Kamila Larripa Mathematics

Published paper in Journal of Theoretical Biology: Methods for determining key components in a mathematical model for tumor–immune dynamics in multiple myeloma.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022519318304259

Submitted: January 24, 2019