Achievements

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

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 Craig Benson Environmental Science & Management

Keynote Speaker presented “Saving Soil, Saving Culture” at AUSIECA/NZHIT Conference in Christchurch, NZ

Submitted: October 22, 2018

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

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

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

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 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 Dr. Steven Steinberg, Adjunct Prof. Environmental Science & Management

Dr. Steven Steinberg, Adjunct Professor of Geospatial Sciences, was honored by the California Geographic Information Association with the Advancement in Collaboration Award granted for outstanding application of GIS technology representing innovative, elegant, or creative techniques. The award was made at the 21st Annual CalGIS Conference in Sacramento on June 1. For more information: http://cgia.org/2015/06/2015-cgia-award-winners/.

Submitted: June 9, 2015

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

Faculty Alison O'Dowd and Bill Trush Environmental Science & Management

The HSU River Institute has received research funding from Friends of the Eel River. The project will develop recommendations for blockwater releases from the Potter Valley Project to assist rearing and migration for anadromous salmonids in the Eel River.

Submitted: September 22, 2014

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

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

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 Jeff Dunk Environmental Science & Management

Jeff Dunk (Environmental Science and Management) recently co-authored the following papers:

DUNK, J. R., AND J.J. VAN GELDER-HAWLEY. 2009. Red tree vole habitat suitability modeling: implications for conservation and management. Forest Ecology and Management 258:626-634.

CARROLL, C., J. R. DUNK, AND A. MOILANEN. 2010. Optimizing Resiliency of multi-species Reserve Networks to Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Global Change Biology 16:891-904.

Submitted: September 29, 2010

Faculty Steve Martin Environmental Science & Management

Steve Martin was nominated by the California State Office of the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) to participate in a national summit on the future of the National Landscape Conservation System, to be held in Nevada in November.

Submitted: September 27, 2010

Faculty Steven Martin Environmental Science & Management

Steven Martin and former graduate student Kate McCurdy published a peer-reviewed article in International Journal of Wilderness on the use and effectiveness of bear resistant food storage canisters in Yosemite National Park.

Martin, Steven and Kate McCurdy. 2010. Wilderness food storage: Are bear-resistant food storage canisters effective? International Journal of Wilderness 16(1): 13-19.

Submitted: September 7, 2010

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