Achievements

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

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

Student Katherine Stonecypher Environmental Science & Management

ESM undergraduate Katherine Stonecypher presented a poster: “Assessing Salmonid Migration Risk Using the Riffle Crest Thalweg” at the 2019 Salmonid Restoration Conference in Santa Rosa, CA on April 25th.

Submitted: April 29, 2019

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

Student Melissa Collin and Sean Fleming Environmental Science & Management

Environmental Science & Management undergraduates Melissa Collin and Sean Fleming presented, “Modeling Flows in Northwest California Watersheds with VELMA – 2.0” at the 2019 Salmonid Restoration Conference in Santa Rosa on April 26th.

Submitted: April 29, 2019

Faculty Robert Gearheart Environmental Science & Management

Robert Gearheart was awarded a National Wetlands Award for Science Research. The ceremony will be in Washington DC in May.

Submitted: April 17, 2019

Student Michael Perez Environmental Science & Management

Michael Perez was selected for the Panetta Congressional internship for fall 2019. One student from each CSU campus is selected each year for this prestigious internship in Washington D.C. Michael hopes to learn about and ultimately contribute positively to the policy-making process regarding climate change.

Submitted: April 12, 2019

Student Len Mazur Environmental Science & Management

ESM student Len Mazur has been awarded a North Coast Native Plant Society Research Grant for his project entitled “Biological Assessment for Two Darlingtonia Fens in the Mill Creek Watershed in Del Norte Redwoods State Park”

Submitted: April 2, 2019

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 Kerry Byrne Environmental Science & Management

Invited Presentation at the Northern California Botanist Symposium: “Restoring a population of Applegate’s milkvetch (Astragalus applegatei): lessons learned for conservation”

http://www.norcalbotanists.org/symposia/symposium2019.htm

Submitted: January 24, 2019

Faculty Jeff Dunk Environmental Science & Management

Jeff Dunk and 17 co-authors (9 of whom were HSU alumni or faculty) published a peer-reviewed paper in PLOS ONE (https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0210643). The paper summarizes the use of modern conservation planning applied to the northern spotted owl’s critical habitat designation process.

Submitted: January 14, 2019

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

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 Jack Murphy Environmental Science & Management

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

Submitted: November 16, 2018