Achievements

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

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

Student Irene Vasquez Environmental Science & Management

Graduate student Irene Vasquez was chosen as a Switzer Environmental Fellow for the 2017-18 academic year. The national fellowships are highly competitive. Each year, 20 promising environmental leaders are awarded $15,000 each to complete master’s and doctoral degrees in New England and California to advance their skills and develop their expertise to address critical environmental challenges.Vasquez’s research seeks to implement a management regime for restoring plants important for cultural preservation in Yosemite National Park. More details are available here.

Submitted: May 11, 2017

Alumni Jeff Dunk Environmental Science & Management

Jeff Dunk co-authored the following article which recently appeared in the journal Conservation Biology:

CARROLL, C., D. S. JOHNSON, J. R. DUNK, AND W. J. ZIELINSKI. 2010. Hierarchical Bayesian Spatial Models for Multispecies Conservation Planning and Monitoring. Conservation Biology 24:1538-1548.

Submitted: December 10, 2010

Faculty Bill Trush Environmental Science & Management

Congratulations to Bill Trush, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Environmental Science & Management and Co-Director of the HSU River Institute for receiving the “Golden Pipe” award from the Salmonid Restoration Federation at their recent annual meeting in Davis, CA. The Golden Pipe is an award for innovators in the salmon restoration field. https://www.calsalmon.org/about/awards/golden-pipe-award

Submitted: April 6, 2017

Faculty Alison Purcell O'Dowd Environmental Science & Management

Dr. Purcell O’Dowd received a Sea Grant to explore how an invasive cord grass, Spartina densiflora, influences the overall primary productivity of salt marshes surrounding Humboldt Bay.

Submitted: August 20, 2010

Faculty Dr. Steven J. Steinberg Environmental Science & Management

Dr. Steven Steinberg (Adjunct Professor, Geospatial Science) is speaking at the European Sociological Association, Qualitative Research Summit, Sept. 1- 3 in Cracow, Poland.

He will be presenting in the Mobile and Geospatial Research Technologies session about his recent fish consumption study supported by the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board, entitled: A Geospatial Survey of Anglers to Assess Fish Consumption from San Diego Bay, California.

More information about the conference is available at: http://www.esa-cracow.pl/

Submitted: August 26, 2016

Faculty Kevin Fingerman Environmental Science & Management

Humboldt State has received a 2014-2015 Campus as a Living Lab grant from the California State University. HSU will use the grant to redesign Energy, Technology & Society (ENVS 370), an upper level course that explores technical, economic and policy changes concerning energy generation and use.

The Campus as a Living Lab Grant Program provides funds for teams of faculty and facilities staff to develop or redesign of a course that ties elements of sustainability into opportunities for learning using the campus physical plant. Funds of up to $12,000 are awarded to support the teams in the preparation of the proposed course.

Submitted: April 27, 2015

Student Brian Murphy Environmental Science & Management

Won first place in student research at the North American Cartographic Research Society Annual Conference in Norfolk, VA with his map about the growth of the Hobet coal mine in West Virginia over 40 years, illustrating how the practice of mountaintop removal and valley fills creates unmitigable impacts to nearly all aspects of the geography, from geology and hydrology, to human health and economic development.

Submitted: October 26, 2018

Faculty Jack Murphy Environmental Science & Management

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

Submitted: November 16, 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 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 was awarded a grant from the National Parks Service to fund a student internship program with Redwood National Park.

Submitted: October 7, 2019