Achievements

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

 

Faculty Abeer Hasan Mathematics

Presented a contributed paper at the Joint Math Meeting in Denver, Colorado, Jan. 15-18, 2020.

Submitted: February 10, 2020

Faculty Claire Till Chemistry

Selected as Cottrell Scholar Award Recipient

https://rescorp.org/news/2020/02/rcsa-names-25-new-cottrell-scholars-for-2020

Submitted: February 11, 2020

Student Gabriel Goff, Nicholas Kerhoulas, and Lucy Kerhoulas Forestry & Wildland Resources

Presented a talk at the Agricultural Research Institute Annual Meeting in Sacramento, CA: “Conifer encroachment and removal in a northern California woodland: Influences on ecosystem physiology and biodiversity.”

Submitted: February 11, 2020

Faculty Lucy Kerhoulas, Ariel Weisgrau, Emily Hoeft, and Nicholas Kerhoulas Forestry & Wildland Resources

Presented a talk at the Ecological Society of America Conference in Louisville, KY: “Within-crown physiology of tall Picea sitchensis trees.”

Submitted: February 11, 2020

Faculty Bori Mazzag, Sonja Manor, Liza Boyle and Ruth Saunders Mathematics

HSU sub-award of the NSF-Funded SUMMIT-P Consortium. SUMMIT-P is a consortium of institutions committed to curricular innovations in the first two years of mathematics to improve the training of students in partner disciplines. Boyle, Mazzag and Saunders attended a SUMMIT-P workshop in Denver, Colorado.

Submitted: February 11, 2020

Student Jahaira Valencia , Berlin Del Aguila, Griffin Kowash, Sam Mendez, Melanie Tapia, Johnny Rasnic, Daisy D. Montalvo , Edwin Espinoza, Julia Vang, Gynell Higby, Joshua Maldonado, Nicole Perry, Charlin Duff, Eric Malekos, Skye Gibney, Ryan Myers, Emily Ord, Alyssa Johnson, Cade Freels, Sonnet Antio, Ana Sammel, Christina Bewley, Mariah Graham, and Thomas Boerne Mathematics

HSU student participants in this year’s international Mathematical Contest in Modeling were Jahaira Valencia , Berlin Del Aguila, Griffin Kowash, Sam Mendez, Melanie Tapia, Johnny Rasnic, Daisy D. Montalvo , Edwin Espinoza, Julia Vang, Gynell Higby, Joshua Maldonado, Nicole Perry, Charlin Duff, Eric Malekos, Skye Gibney, Ryan Myers, Emily Ord, Alyssa Johnson, Cade Freels, Sonnet Antio, Ana Sammel, Christina Bewley, Mariah Graham, and Thomas Boerne. The contest challenges teams to clarify and analyze a real-world open-ended problem and propose a solution within a 99 hour time frame.

Submitted: February 19, 2020

Faculty Jenny Cappuccio Chemistry

Has been selected to join the Chemistry inter-institutional peer mentoring Alliance in the Northwest Regional Network, as part of the NSF ADVANCE Partnership ASCEND project (Advancing STEM Careers by Empowering Network Development). Her bio and photo will also be posted on the ASCEND website.https://wou.edu/ascend/

Submitted: February 14, 2020

Student Taylor Zenobia Fisheries Biology

Taylor Zenobia, FISH undergraduate, has been awarded Best Student Oral Presentation by the U.S. Aquaculture Society at their annual conference in Oah’u, Hawai’i! Taylor is also minoring in Scientific Scuba Diving and Women’s Studies.

Submitted: February 25, 2020

Student Frank Mele Fisheries Biology

Won U.S. Aquaculture Society Best Abstract/Travel Award at Aquaculture America, Honolulu, Hawaii

https://www.was.org/Meeting/code/AA2020

Submitted: February 25, 2020

Faculty Frank Fogarty Wildlife

Co-authored “Fire, livestock grazing, topography, and precipitation affect occurrence and prevalence of cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) in the central Great Basin, USA”. Biological Invasions 22, 663-680.

Submitted: February 25, 2020

Faculty Frank Fogarty Wildlife

Co-authored “Mapping of land cover with open‐source software and ultra‐high‐resolution imagery acquired with unmanned aerial vehicles”. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. doi:10.1002/rse2.144.

Submitted: February 25, 2020

Faculty Jeff Dunk and colleagues from other institutions Environmental Science & Management

Presentation at the Raptor Research Foundation meeting (Fort Collins, CO) – Modeling spatial variation in density of golden eagle nest sites in the western United States.

Submitted: February 25, 2020

Faculty Jeff Kane Forestry & Wildland Resources

Coauthored a paper in Nature Communications entitled “Low growth resilience to drought is related to future mortality risk in trees”

http://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-14300-5

Submitted: February 25, 2020

Faculty Jeff Dunk Environmental Science & Management

Published first authored paper (with 7 co-authors) – Modeling spatial variation in density of Golden Eagle nest sites in the Western United States. PLoS ONE. 14(9): e0223143. https://doi.org/10.1371/
journal.pone.0223143

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0223143

Submitted: February 25, 2020

Faculty Lucy Kerhoulas Forestry & Wildland Resources

Presented an invited seminar at the UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences in Davis, CA: “Crown-scale physiology and ecology of tall Sitka spruce.”

Submitted: February 25, 2020

Faculty Jeff Dunk Environmental Science & Management

Published first authored paper (with 17 co-authors) – Conservation Planning for Species Recovery under the Endangered Species Act: A Case Study with the Northern Spotted Owl. PLoS ONE 14(1): e0210643. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0210643

Submitted: February 25, 2020

Student Ryan Maberry, Jessica Souja, William Weinberg, Lucy Kerhoulas, Christopher Lee, David Baston, and Susan Marshall Forestry & Wildland Resources

Presented a poster at the Agricultural Research Institute Annual Meeting in Sacramento, CA: “Ramorum leaf blight reduces leaf-level productivity in tanoak and California bay.”

Submitted: February 25, 2020

Student Daniel Jones Forestry & Wildland Resources

Daniel Jones, an HSU Forestry major with a concentration in operations, won 1st place in the student web map/app contest at the California Geographic Information Systems (CalGIS) 2020, conference in Long Beach, California, on February 9-11th.
Daniel’s web map/app “ArcCollector Spillway Inspection Workflow for the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District” has been deployed for the use of the District since 2019. The use of this workflow has reduced the post-processing time of inspection/repair cataloging and reporting from 1 to 2 days down to an hour. The second iteration of his project is expected to bring inspection times down from approximately 2 minutes to about 2 – 30 seconds.

Submitted: March 2, 2020

Faculty Susan Cashman Geology

Received “Exemplary Teaching Activity” award from the National Association of Geology Teachers for co-authored “Rupture of Continental Lithosphere Mini-lesson Sequence”

https://serc.carleton.edu/margins/collection/71230.html

Submitted: March 5, 2020

Faculty Catalina Cuellar-Gempeler, Marissa Monaco, Eric Malekos, Dan Perez-Sornia, Jose Alejandro Bravo Biological Sciences

Presented at American Naturalist Meeting 2020 in Monterey, CA.

Submitted: March 5, 2020