Achievements

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

 

Student Sam Kelly, Cessair McKinney, and Kerry Byrne Environmental Science & Management Sam Kelly and Cessair McKinney (Environmental Science and Management undergraduates), and ESM faculty Kerry Byrne published a restoration note on the efficacy of a Photography App to enumerate native seeds in the journal Ecological Restoration. Their work was supported in part by GI 2025 funding, and their article was published Open Access thanks to the Sponsored Program Foundation. Access the article here: http://er.uwpress.org/content/40/1/29.refs

Submitted: March 24, 2022

Staff Carisse Geronimo, Dr. Sintana Vergara, Dr. Charles Chamberlin, Dr. Kevin Fingerman Environmental Resources Engineering Carisse Geronimo, graduate of the Energy Technology and Policy program in the Environmental Resources Engineering department (2020) and current research engineer at the Schatz Energy Research Center, has published an article in the journal "Fuel" with Drs. Sintana Vergara, Charles Chamberlin, and Kevin Fingerman. The article is titled "Overlooked emissions: influence of environmental variables on greenhouse gas generation from woody biomass storage" and is available here: (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2022.123839)

Submitted: March 23, 2022

Faculty Ho Yi Wan Wildlife Dr. Ho Yi Wan and his lab were featured on The Wildlife Professional, the flagship magazine of The Wildlife Society. The article spotlights Dr. Wan's career path and his advocacy in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. View article here: https://bit.ly/WAN_TWP2022

Submitted: March 23, 2022

Student Allison Nunes and Kerry Byrne Environmental Science & Management Former Natural Resources graduate student Allison Nunes and advisor Kerry Byrne (ESM) published a paper in the Journal of Arid Environments. The paper describes the effects of experimental drought and shrub microsite on the seed bank of two sagebrush steppe plant communities in southern Oregon. It is available Open Access: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2022.104752

Submitted: March 23, 2022

Student Adam Mohr, Jon Ewanyk, Owen Hardy, Justin Windsor, Erin Zulliger, Carrington Hilson, Micaela Szykman Gunther, William T Bean Wildlife

Graduate students in Dr. Tim Bean's class on advanced spatial modeling produced a manuscript from a class project recently published in the Wildlife Society Bulletin entitled "A multi-metric movement model for identifying elk parturition events".

Submitted: March 23, 2022

Faculty Nicholas Kerhoulas (Wildlife) / Lucy Kerhoulas (Forestry & Wildland Resources)) Wildlife

Dr. Nicholas Kerhoulas and Dr. Lucy Kerhoulas have been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Save The Redwoods League to support their research on the distribution and abundance of the Sonoma tree vole, a rodent species that is both endemic to California and a California Species of Special Concern. Their study will determine if restoration thinning and/or the use of nesting platforms affect Sonoma tree vole abundance, and compare Sonoma tree vole abundance and genetic diversity between primary and second-growth redwood forests. Project findings will help inform land management and conservation practices.

Submitted: March 23, 2022

Faculty C.D. Hoyle Physics & Astronomy

Professor C.D. Hoyle has been elected to serve a 2-year term on the Executive Committee of the Far West Section of the American Physical Society.

Submitted: February 25, 2022

Faculty Susan Edinger Marshall Forestry, Fire & Rangeland Management

Dr. Susan Edinger Marshall has been awarded the 2022 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award by the Range Science Education Council and the Society for Range Management.

Submitted: February 23, 2022

Faculty Roxann Schroeder Biological Sciences

Roxann Schroeder, lecturer in Biology and ESM, has written an online textbook, Human Genetics: Understanding How Genes Work, to support students in the Human Genetics class.

Submitted: February 21, 2022

Faculty Ho Yi Wan and Danial Nayeri Wildlife

Dr. Ho Yi Wan and his MS student, Danial Nayeri, published the article, "Comparison of habitat suitability and connectivity modelling for three carnivores of conservation concern in an Iranian montane landscape" in Landscape Ecology. Other authors of the article include Alireza Mohammadi, Kamran Almasieh, and Mohammad Ali Adibi. This study increases our understanding of the efficacy of protected areas in protecting corridors and connectivity for carnivores in Iran.

The article is available here:
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-021-01386-5

Submitted: February 3, 2022

Staff Seafha Ramos Wildlife

Dr. Seafha Ramos, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology, hosted in the Wildlife Department, published an article, "Understanding Yurok traditional ecological knowledge and wildlife management" the Journal of Wildlife Management.

The paper can be found at https://wildlife.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jwmg.22140.

A media story by The Wildlife Society can be found at: https://wildlife.org/jwm-integrating-yurok-knowledge-and-wildlife-management/?fbclid=IwAR2QwFZq9PPjyE2ZyGI4JlDW7P41_IMw2QhKCLlr-Q1Fgjf

Submitted: February 1, 2022

Faculty Liza Boyle, Sonja Manor, Bori Mazzag Mathematics

Dr. Liza Boyle (Environmental Resources Engineering), Sonja Manor and Dr. Bori Mazzag (Mathematics) presented a workshop entitled "Humboldt Solar Panel Projects". The workshop was held on Feb. 1 in the Mathematical Association of America "Curriculum Renewal Across the First Two Years" workshop series. The workshop showcased course materials developed for Math 109 Calculus I and Math 101T Trigonometry that connect mathematical content to solar energy production. Projects explore local data and discuss broader social implications of the use of solar energy and highlight applications of math to local issues.

Submitted: January 31, 2022

Faculty Kushal Adhikari Environmental Resources Engineering

Dr. Kushal Adhikari, Faculty and Research Associate-Environmental Resources Engineering, along with four other speakers served as a panelist in Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium 2022.

Dr. Adhikari shared his opinion on how the academic research and knowledge can be transformed and implemented at policy level. Also, he shared his thoughts on how the networking can serve as a platform for knowledge transformation. Attached is the link for the session led by Dr. Adhikari and the group.

https://www.tipconsortium.net/session/knowledge-infrastructure-for-tran…

Submitted: January 30, 2022

Faculty Kushal Adhikari Environmental Resources Engineering

Dr. Kushal Adhikari, Faculty and Research Associate-Environmental Resources Engineering, in collaboration with Texas Tech University recently published the article, "Minimizing Errors in the Prediction of Water Levels Using Kriging Technique in Residuals of the Groundwater Model" in Water journal.

The article presents the water community with a new and integrated approach for improved monitoring of groundwater resources. The prediction error was reduced from ~31 m to less than 5 m after the application of integrated approach. This will lead to sustainable use of groundwater resources while also aiding in efficient and effective conjunctive management of surface and groundwater resources.

View the article here: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/14/3/426

Submitted: January 30, 2022

Faculty Hunter Harrill Forestry, Fire & Rangeland Management

Dr. Hunter Harrill (Forestry) was recently appointed by the New Zealand Crown Agency of Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) as the first advisor of North American Forestry.

Submitted: January 29, 2022

Student Zachary Gigone, Andrew Stubblefield, Joseph Wagenbrenner (USFS), Hunter Harrill Forestry, Fire & Rangeland Management

Zachary Gigone (Forestry) gave a presentation entitled "Erosion rates from forest roads affected by the August Complex fire in Northern California," at the Western Region Council on Forest Engineering (WR.COFE) meeting in Lebanon, Oregon on January 13th, 2022. Zach is supervised by Dr. Andrew Stubblefield (Forestry), and co-supervised by Joeseph Wagenbrenner (USFS), and Dr. Hunter Harrill (Forestry), who also served on the WR.COFE Conference Organizing Committee.

Submitted: January 20, 2022

Faculty Hunter Harrill & Karolyn Fagundes Forestry, Fire & Rangeland Management

Hunter Harrill (Forestry) delivered a one day workshop titled "Understanding Tethered Operations" on January 7th to over 60 local forestry professionals from various agencies. The workshop was hosted by Green Diamond Resource Company and HSU Master's Student Karolyn Fagundes also presented preliminary results from her study of soil disturbance caused by tethered machines on their property.

Submitted: January 8, 2022

Faculty Dr. Hunter Harrill Forestry, Fire & Rangeland Management

Hunter Harrill (Forestry) was part of an international team of authors who recently published and article "Advances in Cable Yarding: A Review of Recent Developments in Skyline Carriage Technology," in the Journal of Current Forestry Reports.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s40725-021-00150-x

Submitted: December 18, 2021

Student Allison Huysman and Matt Johnson Wildlife

Former graduate student Allison Huysman and advisor Matt Johnson (wildlife) published a paper in Ecology & Evolution. The paper documents how barn owls responded to wildfires in Napa Valley.
https://wildlife.humboldt.edu/sites/default/files/johnson/pdf/huysman_j…

Submitted: December 17, 2021

Student Emily Ord Physics & Astronomy

Emily Ord ('21) was presented with the "Best Poster Award" by the American Physical Society (APS) for a presentation given at the 2021 APS Far West Section Meeting that was held in October. Emily presented research work done in collaboration with our partner institution IUPUI that focuses on developing an experiment to measure the Newtonian gravitational constant, G, at the 2ppm level (G is the least well-known fundamental constant of nature).

Submitted: December 9, 2021