Achievements

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

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 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

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 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 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

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

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

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

Faculty Alison O'Dowd Environmental Science & Management

ESM Professor Alison O’Dowd and co-authors published a paper entitled, “Interacting geomorphic and ecological response of step-pool streams after wildfire” in the Sept/Oct 2019 issue of the Geological Society of America (GSA) Bulletin. https://doi.org/10.1130/B35049.1

Submitted: October 11, 2019

Faculty Alison O'Dowd Environmental Science & Management

Alison O’Dowd (ESM Professor) was awarded a research grant from the Trinity River Restoration Program to examine invertebrate drift as a food source for juvenile salmonids on the Trinity River. This project will be conducted with the Yurok Tribe and Hoopa Valley Tribe.

Submitted: October 7, 2019

Faculty Alison O'Dowd Environmental Science & Management

Alison O’Dowd was awarded a grant from the National Parks Service to fund a student internship program with Redwood National Park.

Submitted: October 7, 2019

Faculty Jeffrey Dunk Environmental Science & Management

Jeff Dunk, Environmental Science and Management faculty member, along with seven collaborators, co-authored a paper entitled “Modeling spatial variation in density of Golden Eagle nest sites in the Western United States” in PLoSONE.
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0223143

Submitted: October 2, 2019

Faculty Kevin R Fingerman Environmental Science & Management

Kevin Fingerman was invited by the California Council on Science and Technology to participate in an Expert Briefing on “Beneficial Uses of Biomass from Wildfire Management Activities in California.” Dr. Fingerman joined a 5-person panel at the State Capitol building on September 19th to brief legislative and agency staff members on this issue with cross-cutting implications for California’s for climate, ecological, public health, and economic goals.

https://ccst.us/ccst-to-host-expert-briefing-on-the-beneficial-uses-of-woody-biomass-from-wildfire-mitigation/

Submitted: September 18, 2019

Student Brian Murphy Environmental Science & Management

Brian won second place in the Digital Map Competition at the California Geographic Society Annual Conference in Big Bear Lake, CA for his map An Overview of Watersheds of California.

Submitted: May 7, 2019