Achievements

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

 

Faculty Sintana Vergara Environmental Resources Engineering

Published first authored paper “Greenhouse gas emissions from windrow composting of organic wastes: Patterns and Emissions Factors” in Environmental Research Letters. https://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab5262

Submitted: January 22, 2020

Faculty Cynthia Le Doux-Bloom Fisheries Biology

Invited presenter, along with Drs. Peter Moyle and David Ostrach, to address the California Fish & Game Commssion on the 1996 Striped Bass Policy and its fishery implications.

Submitted: January 22, 2020

Faculty Peter Goetz Mathematics

Presented an invited talk titled: Graded coherence and noncommutative geometry of certain twisted tensor products in the Special Session on Homological Methods in Algebra at University of Florida for the Fall Southeastern Sectional Meeting of the American Mathematical Society.

Submitted: January 22, 2020

Faculty Kjirsten Wayman Chemistry

Participated as a member of the review committee that met in October 2019 at the Mt Cuba Center in Delaware to review the taxonomic and conservation status of the North American Trillium species. This meeting was a combined effort of the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN), NatureServe, BioPark, and several Trillium experts and conservationists from across the country. Results from this meeting will be used for future conservation efforts and will be published by the IUCN for viewing by the general public.

Submitted: January 22, 2020

Staff Seafha Ramos Wildlife

Seafha Ramos (Yurok/Karuk), National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow, has been selected as a participant in “Lighting the Pathway to Faculty Careers for Natives in STEM”. The program is offered by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society to increase the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians in STEM faculty positions at universities across the country. Support is provided via professional conference attendance, access to a mentorship network, and a stipend. Dr. Ramos is hosted by the Humboldt Wildlife Department, with Dr. Matthew Johnson kindly serving as her mentor.

Submitted: January 19, 2020

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 Humboldt 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 Humboldt 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsAn1pFngV4&feature=youtu.be

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

Faculty Adam Carter Computer Science

Received $76,786 from multi-institutional NSF grant “Exploring Brownfield Programming Assignments in Undergraduate Computing Education” (total award: $477,774)

Submitted: January 8, 2020

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 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 Humboldt 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

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

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 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 https://doi.org/10.3842/SIGMA.2019.095

Submitted: December 2, 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

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

Former Humboldt 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