Achievements

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

Faculty Dr. Steven Steinberg Environmental Science & Management

Dr. Steinberg (Adjunct Professor, Geospatial Sciences) is one of a select group of State Department Exchange Program Alumni chosen to participate in the upcoming Thematic International Exchange Seminar (TIES) on “Environmental Diplomacy and its Impact on American Society”

In February 2022, alumni from across the United States will convene in Denver, Colorado to explore the economics of environmentalism with a focus on how to build new green infrastructure, transition to renewable energy, increase environmental justice, and support sustainable environmental practices that create new economic opportunities.

https://www.alumnities.org/seminars/

Submitted: September 27, 2021

Faculty Kerry Byrne (ESM), Kellie Jo Brown (Marcomm) Environmental Science & Management

Kerry Byrne, Assistant Professor (ESM) published a paper in the journal Rangeland Ecology and Management entitled “Technical Note: A Rapid Method to Estimate Root Production in Grasslands, Shrublands, and Forests.” Many thanks to Kellie Jo Brown (HSU Marketing and Communications) for taking excellent photographs for this paper.
See the abstract here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2021.02.004

Submitted: April 21, 2021

Student Samantha Kelly, Cessair McKinney Environmental Science & Management

Sam Kelly (Environmental Science and Management Senior) and Cessair McKinney (December 2020 Environmental Science and Management graduate) presented their capstone research project at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Their talk was titled “Innovation in Restoration: Estimating Seed Counts Using a Photography App.” Read their published abstract here: https://apps.cur.org/ncur2021/search/Display_NCUR.aspx?id=112796

Submitted: April 15, 2021

Student Blenna Kiros Environmental Science & Management

Alumni Diana I. Martinez Environmental Science & Management & Blenna Kiros Geography wrote an article Behind the Redwood Curtain published in Platform Magazine.

https://www.platformmagazine.me/magazine#march%202020

Submitted: March 19, 2021

Student Sarah Aguiar (ESM undergraduate) and Kerry Byrne (ESM Assistant Professor) Environmental Science & Management

Undergraduate Sarah Aguiar (ESM) received a $6,400 science fellowship from the Agricultural Research Institute for her proposed study to track phenology of California poppies from different parts of California and Baja California. She will be working with mentor Dr. Kerry Byrne (ESM) on the project.

Submitted: February 8, 2021

Faculty Alison O'Dowd Environmental Science & Management

ESM professor Alison O’Dowd recently published a chapter “Urbanizing River Channels” in the Treatise on Geomorphology (2020). https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.12500-X

Submitted: January 25, 2021

Faculty Dr. Steven Steinberg and Dr. Sheila Steinberg Environmental Science & Management

The Steinbergs are pleased to announce the release of their new edited volume, Resilient Communities across Geographies (Esri Press, 2021). The book presents a collection of case studies examining the application of geographic information systems (GIS) to environmental and socioeconomic challenges for analysis, planning, and, ultimately, more resilient communities. Each chapter explores a spatially driven approach to challenges of environments and communities working to achieve and support resilience.

Submitted: December 28, 2020

Faculty Alison O'Dowd Environmental Science & Management

ESM Professor Alison O’Dowd was invited to give a talk at Portland State University on “Impacts of dams and an opportunity for renewal: Case studies of the Elwha and Klamath River Dams” on November 13, 2020.

Submitted: December 7, 2020

Faculty Alison O'Dowd Environmental Science & Management

ESM professor Alison O’Dowd and former NR graduate student Lara Jansen published a paper in the journal River Research and Applications entitled, “A comparison of benthic algal and macroinvertebrate communities in a dammed and undammed Mediterranean river (Eel River watershed, California, USA).”

Submitted: August 31, 2020

Student Jasmine Shen Environmental Science & Management

ESM graduate student Jasmine Shen was awarded the COAST Graduate Student Research Award, which will help to fund her Masters research studying invertebrate drift on the Trinity River.

Submitted: April 21, 2020

Faculty Buddhika Madurapperuma Environmental Science & Management

Won the second prize of “Outstanding Reviewer Awards 2019” in Remote Sensing. Prize will be a certification and a chance to publish a paper free of charge in Remote Sensing

https://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing/awards.pdf/0/pdf_16_2019_5_award.pdf

Submitted: March 5, 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

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 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

Student Sean Stewart (undergraduate) and Allison Nunes (graduate student) Environmental Science & Management

Sean and Allison each received travel awards from the Northern Califronia Botanists to attend the Northern California Botanists Symposium in Chico, CA

Submitted: February 6, 2020

Student Sean Stewart Environmental Science & Management

Presented a poster (with faculty Kerry Byrne) “The Impact of invasion and removal of Lupinus arboreus on seedbanks in coastal sand dune environments” at the Northern California Botanists Symposium in Chico, CA

Submitted: February 6, 2020

Faculty Buddhika Madurapperuma Environmental Science & Management

Presented at SEUIARS2019 conference titled: Mapping and change detection of mangroves along the coastline of Ampara district from 2004 to 2019.

http://ir.lib.seu.ac.lk/handle/123456789/4136

Submitted: February 6, 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 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