Achievements

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

Faculty Alison O'Dowd and Bill Trush Environmental Science & Management

The HSU River Institute has received research funding from Friends of the Eel River. The project will develop recommendations for blockwater releases from the Potter Valley Project to assist rearing and migration for anadromous salmonids in the Eel River.

Submitted: September 22, 2014

Faculty Steve Martin Environmental Science & Management

Steve Martin was nominated by the California State Office of the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) to participate in a national summit on the future of the National Landscape Conservation System, to be held in Nevada in November.

Submitted: September 27, 2010

Faculty Jeff Dunk Environmental Science & Management

Jeff Dunk (Environmental Science and Management) recently co-authored the following papers:

DUNK, J. R., AND J.J. VAN GELDER-HAWLEY. 2009. Red tree vole habitat suitability modeling: implications for conservation and management. Forest Ecology and Management 258:626-634.

CARROLL, C., J. R. DUNK, AND A. MOILANEN. 2010. Optimizing Resiliency of multi-species Reserve Networks to Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Global Change Biology 16:891-904.

Submitted: September 29, 2010

Faculty Natalie Arroyo Environmental Science & Management

Environmental Science & Management Instructor and Eureka City Councilmember Natalie Arroyo was recently named Assembly District 2 2019 Woman of the Year. Arroyo was selected by Assemblyman Jim Wood.

From Wood’s office:

Today Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) honors Assembly District 2’s 2019 Woman of the Year, Natalie Arroyo. Every year each Assemblymember has the privilege of selecting someone to be honored who serves their community with dedication and distinction. The day includes personal recognition during the legislative session in the Assembly Chambers and a luncheon. “Today we have the opportunity to recognize Natalie for her achievements and commitment to making a difference in the Eureka community,” said Wood.

Natalie lives and works on the North Coast in Eureka and was recently re-elected to her second term on the Eureka City Council. As a Councilperson, Natalie helped complete Eureka’s nearly 7-mile waterfront trail which is part of the California Coastal Trail, supported a Strategic Arts Plan that has demonstrated the value of the arts community in Humboldt County and initiated the return of 200 acres of culturally important land to the Wiyot Tribe. Representing Eureka, Natalie also serves on the board of the Humboldt Transit Authority.

By day, Natalie is a senior planner with the Natural Resources division of Redwood Community Action Agency, and is an enlisted member of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, stationed at Humboldt Bay – and that’s when she isn’t lecturing at Humboldt State University.

Because of her passion for trails and fisheries health, Natalie serves on the board of the Humboldt Trails Council, and served on the board of the Salmonid Restoration Federation, a statewide organization dedicated to restoring native California salmon and trout.

“Natalie is more than an inspiration in Humboldt County,” said Wood. “Her career, her elected office, her service in the Coast Guard and her volunteer work demonstrates her amazing 24-7 commitment to public service.”

Submitted: March 5, 2019

Faculty Dr. Steven Steinberg, Adjunct Prof. Environmental Science & Management

Dr. Steven Steinberg, Adjunct Professor of Geospatial Sciences, was honored by the California Geographic Information Association with the Advancement in Collaboration Award granted for outstanding application of GIS technology representing innovative, elegant, or creative techniques. The award was made at the 21st Annual CalGIS Conference in Sacramento on June 1. For more information: http://cgia.org/2015/06/2015-cgia-award-winners/.

Submitted: June 9, 2015

Student Thomas Starkey-Owens Environmental Science & Management

ESM graduate student Thomas Starkey-Owens presented a poster: “Benthic macroinvertebrate drift and juvenile Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) diet response to pulse flows on the Trinity River below Lewiston Dam” at the 2019 Salmonid Restoration Conference in Santa Rosa, CA on April 25th.

Submitted: April 29, 2019

Faculty Steven Martin Environmental Science & Management

Steven Martin and former graduate student Kate McCurdy published a peer-reviewed article in International Journal of Wilderness on the use and effectiveness of bear resistant food storage canisters in Yosemite National Park.

Martin, Steven and Kate McCurdy. 2010. Wilderness food storage: Are bear-resistant food storage canisters effective? International Journal of Wilderness 16(1): 13-19.

Submitted: September 7, 2010

Faculty Craig Benson Environmental Science & Management

Keynote Speaker presented “Saving Soil, Saving Culture” at AUSIECA/NZHIT Conference in Christchurch, NZ

Submitted: October 22, 2018

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 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 Brian Murphy Environmental Science & Management

Received NACIS Student Map Award for Research.

Submitted: November 26, 2018

Faculty Jack Murphy Environmental Science & Management

Serves on the City of Arcata’s Creeks and Watersheds Committee.

Submitted: November 26, 2018

Faculty Jenn Tarlton Environmental Science & Management

Jenn Tarlton has been recognized as the National Association of Interpretation Region 9 Interpreter of the month. It was posted in the Feb 2018 edition of Further WestWinds which will be available here: https://nairegion9.wordpress.com/member-services/further-westwinds-archive/

Submitted: February 5, 2018

Faculty James Graham Environmental Science & Management

Dr. James Graham was awarded a research grant from the Archaeologocal Research & Supply Company for conducting a study entitled, “Spruce Grove Ethnographic Village Archaeological Study.”

Submitted: November 27, 2018

Alumni Amanda Admire Environmental Science & Management

Amanda Admire (‘13, Environmental Systems) presented on her master’s thesis at the International Tsunami Symposium in Göcek, Turkey on September 28.

Submitted: October 23, 2013

Student Iris Koski Environmental Science & Management

Iris is a graduate student (class of 2012) presenting her research on oak woodland restoration at the Society for Ecological Restoration conference at UC Davis, May 15-17. The title of the presentation is “Landscapes in Transition: Private Lands Oak Woodland Management in the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion.” This research was a collaborative project between HSU, private landowners, and numerous agencies and organizations who are concerned about oak woodlands in this region.

Submitted: May 9, 2012

Student Matt Mitchell Environmental Science & Management

Matt Mitchell is a winner of Patricia O. McConkey Award for outstanding graduate thesis: A Comparison of Invertebrate Communities Occupying Spartina Invaded and Restored Salt Marshes of Humboldt Bay, CA.

Submitted: May 4, 2012

Student Alexis Ollar Environmental Science & Management

Alexis Ollar was awarded the 2011-2012 Student Schloarship for applied research in the environmental sector, from the Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) Bay Area Chapter. The scholarship was awarded for thesis work in the Environment & Community Program and Geospatial Science Graduate Certificate. The thesis was GIS work in sustainable foodsheds, food security analysis and participatory mapping exercises in Humboldt County. You can find Ollar’s bio and scholarship information at http://sfbayaep.org/students.htm.

Submitted: September 16, 2011

Student Mikayla Kia Environmental Science & Management

Environmental Science & Management Student Mikayla Kia was awarded a $1,500 MapWorks Scholarship for her achievements using the MapWorks program. For more about the program, and Mikayla’s achievements, follow this link.

Submitted: September 5, 2017

Faculty Alison Purcell O'Dowd Environmental Science & Management

Alison Purcell O’Dowd co-authored a chapter in Fluvial Geomorphology, entitled “Urbanization in river systems,” as part of a series put out by the Geological Society of America called “Treatise on Geomorphology.”

Submitted: August 28, 2011