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


Faculty Kyle D. McNamara, B.S. (recent graduate) and Robert W. Zoellner, Ph.D. (Professor of Chemistry) Chemistry

Kyle D. McNamara, B.S., (recent HSU graduate) and Robert W. Zoellner, Ph.D. (Professor Emeritus of Chemistry) have published a peer-reviewed article entitled “The effects of substituent position and orientation on the structures and dipole moments of the cyanocyclohexanes using density functional theory calculations” in the journal “Computational and Theoretical Chemistry” volume 1170, 15 December 2019, 112622 (8 pp).

Submitted: November 1, 2019

Student Susan Marshall and Joe Seney Forestry & Wildland Resources

Humboldt State University Wins 2nd place in Region 6 Collegiate Soil Contest, Nov. 2
Five universities sent teams to describe colors, textures, and appropriate uses of soils during the Region 6 Collegiate Soil Competition, hosted by Humboldt State University’s program in Rangeland Resources and Wildland Soils. HSU is among only five universities in California offering sufficient coursework to qualify graduates to become federally recognized Soil Scientists. Participating universities included Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CSU Chico, CSU Fresno, Humboldt State University, and New Mexico State University. The top three teams (CalPoly San Luis Obispo, Humboldt State University, and New Mexico Stat

Submitted: November 4, 2019

Faculty Amelia G. McArthur (undergraduate researcher) and Robert W. Zoellner (Professor of Chemistry) Chemistry

Amelia G. McArthur (undergraduate researcher) and Robert W. Zoellner, Ph.D. (Professor Emeritus of Chemistry) have published a peer-reviewed article entitled “Chlorates and perchlorates as potential high-energy materials: Chlorate- and perchlorate-substituted methanes” in the peer-reviewed, open-source journal “Heliyon” 2019, volume 5, issue 10, e02686 (7 pp).

Submitted: November 2, 2019

Faculty Mark Colwell, Matt Lau, Lizzie Feucht, Jeremy Pohlman Wildlife

Mark Colwell and co-authors published a paper in Wader Study, an international journal dedicated to shorebird ecology and conservation. Their work culminates 20 yrs of research on Snowy Plovers in coastal northern California, and shows that plovers prefer to breed on wide ocean-fronting beaches; however, the reproductive success of plovers in these habitats is often compromised by the presence of Common Ravens (which eat plover eggs and chicks) and humans.

Submitted: November 7, 2019

Faculty Andrew Kinziger Fisheries Biology

Andrew Kinziger and co-authors from the Redwood Sciences Lab published a peer reviewed paper in Environmental Biology of Fishes:

Kinziger, A.P., R.J. Nakamoto, A. Aguilar, B.C. Harvey. 2019. California roach (Hesperoleucus symmetricus) in the Eel River of northwestern California: native or introduced? Environmental Biology of Fishes 102:771–781. DOI
10.1007/s10641-019-00870-x [article]

Submitted: November 12, 2019

Faculty Steven Steinberg Environmental Science & Management

Dr. Steve Steinberg, Adjunct Professor of Geospatial Sciences and Geographic Information officer for the County of Los Angeles, will be presenting a keynote address at the Smarter Data Smarter World Conference to be held at the British Library in London, England on November 19th.

His talk, titled “Addressing Collaboration through Innovation and Automation” discusses how the County of Los Angeles is using GIS to modernize its countywide address management system to ensure accurate, effective GIS-based management of addresses across the 88 cities and unincorporated county in support of government services for the 10.1 million residents of the County.

Submitted: November 12, 2019

Student Rosebelle Ines Environmental Science & Management

Travel award recipient and research abstract accepted for presentation during the 2020 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM, held in Washington, D.C., on February 6-8, 2020.

Submitted: November 21, 2019

Faculty Tyler Evans Mathematics

Dr. Tyler Evans and his co-author from ELTE University in Budapest, Hungary published their paper:

Cohomology of Restricted Filiform Lie Algebras ݔʎ»2(p),
Tyler J. Evans and Alice Fialowski, SIGMA 15 (2019), 095, 11 pages. arXiv:1901.07532

Submitted: December 2, 2019

Student Bret McNamara, Jeff Kane, David Greene Forestry & Wildland Resources

Former HSU Wildland Fire Lab graduate student, Bret McNamara (2018) published two research papers from his work on the rare Baker cypress.
One paper entitled “Strong dispersal limitation in postfire regeneration of Baker cypress, a rare serotinous conifer“ was published in the American Journal of Botany and the other paper entitled “Post-fire fuel succession in a rare California, USA closed-cone conifer” was published in Fire Ecology. These two papers were co-authored by Forestry and Wildland Resources faculty members, Jeff Kane and David Greene.

Submitted: December 1, 2019

Faculty Ellery Ames Mathematics

Dr. Ellery Ames and collaborators Haakan Andreasson (Gothenburg University) and Oliver Rinne (HTW-Berlin) have been accepted to the Research in Pairs program at the Oberwolfach Institute for Mathematics.

Submitted: December 9, 2019

Faculty Kamila Larripa Mathematics

Kamila Larripa has been selected for the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute’s summer research program. She will work with collaborators on mathematical modeling of retinal degeneration while in residence.

Submitted: December 17, 2019

Staff Nievita Bueno Watts Other Campus Unit

Dr. Nievita Bueno Watts and Ezerom Yosief, student in the Department of Chemistry, presented their work entitled “Geoscience Alliance: A Visualization of the Decadal Growth of a Native American Mentoring Organization” at the American Geophysical Union conference on December 11, 2019.

Submitted: December 16, 2019

Staff Nievita Bueno Watts Other Campus Unit

Dr. Nievita Bueno Watts presented her talk entitled “Geoscience Alliance: Report on a Decade of Success of a Native American Mentoring Organization” as an invited speaker to the American geophysical Union conference on December 11, 2019.

Submitted: December 16, 2019

Faculty Wyeth Wunderilch, Edward Davis, Jasper Oshun, Margaret Lang Geology

Jasper Oshun and two HSU students presented at the American Geophysical Union Annual Conference in San Francisco. The work is part of a Geoscientists Without Borders Award directed by Jasper Oshun and Margaret Lang (ERE).
Wyeth Wunderlich (MS, Environmental Systems-Geology) presented a poster on water storage in high Andean wetlands.
Edward Davis (B.S. Geology, 2019) presented a poster on geophysical imaging of the subsurface of an Andean watershed.
Jasper Oshun presented a talk explaining the importance of bofedales, or peatlands, in sustaining flow in mountain catchments.

Submitted: December 16, 2019

Faculty Cynthia Le Doux-Bloom, Darren Ward Fisheries Biology

Co-hosted a two day workshop funded by STEM NET, Blue Lake Casio, and Tribal Tech to investigate the Klamath Basin Tribes’ interest in developing new Native and Western sciences collaborations around dam removal for HSU students. Attendees includes Tribal members from the Klamath Tribes, Hoopa, Yurok, and others, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, Klamath River Renewal Corp., Klamath Basin Monitoring Program, UC Davis, and HSU staff and faculty.

Submitted: January 9, 2020

Faculty Robin Carter Mathematics

Presented graphic novel “Discover Cold Fusion” at 22nd Int’l Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science Poster Session in Assisi, Italy.

Submitted: January 9, 2020

Faculty Cynthia Le Doux-Bloom Fisheries Biology

Received $30,000 from Bureau of Reclamation proposal entitled, “Using juvenile lamprey to assess Tribal Drinking Water Quality on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation.” Pilot Study, Phase II.

Submitted: January 8, 2020

Faculty Alison O'Dowd Environmental Science & Management

Awarded $112,000 by Trinity River Restoration Program in collaboration with the Yurok and Hoopa Tribes to conduct a pulse release study on benthic macroinvertebrate drift and a seasonal inundation study of invertebrate community development

Submitted: January 8, 2020

Faculty Kerry Byrne Environmental Science & Management

Gave a public talk at the California Native Plant Society North Coast Chapter, “Astounding Astragalus in Humboldt County and Beyond”

Submitted: January 8, 2020

Student Rosebelle Ines Environmental Science & Management

Received a travel award to present her research as a poster presentation at the 2020 Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM. Her poster title is “Effects of Beehive Ginger (Zingiber spectabile) on Leaf Litter Arthropods Across Forest Types at Las Cruces Biological Station, Costa Rica”

Submitted: January 8, 2020