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

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 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.

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.

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 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 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”

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 ( The paper summarizes the use of modern conservation planning applied to the northern spotted owl’s critical habitat designation process.

Submitted: January 14, 2019