Achievements

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

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.02106…). 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

Student Jim Graham, Melissa Kimble Environmental Science & Management

Natural Resources graduate student Melissa Kimble and advisor Jim Graham's peer-reviewed article, "Visualizing Uncertainty in Habitat Suitability Models with HEMI 2", accepted for publication.

Submitted: November 7, 2018

Faculty Alison O'Dowd Environmental Science & Management

ESM Professor Alison O'Dowd gave a presentation, "Freshwater Science in the CSU system" at the annual meeting of the California Chapter of the Society for Freshwater Science in Davis, CA on Oct 24, 2019.

Submitted: November 2, 2018

Faculty Kerry Byrne Environmental Science & Management

Kerry Byrne was awarded a research grant of $45,982 from the US Dept of Fish and Wildlife to study Applegat's milkvetch.

Submitted: October 29, 2018

Faculty Kerry Byrne Environmental Science & Management

Kerry Byrne was awarded funding by the RSCA program for her research project entitled "Experimental Restoration Method for Novel Nitrogen-Enriched Plant Communities at Lanphere Dunes, Arcata, CA."

Submitted: October 29, 2018

Faculty Bill Trush Environmental Science & Management

Bill Trush presented a talk entitled "Developing Ecological Flow Criteria for the South Fork Eel River" at the annual meeting of the California Chapter of the Society for Freshwater Science in Davis, CA on Oct 24th.

Submitted: October 29, 2018

Staff Emily Cooper Environmental Science & Management

Emily Cooper (HSU River Institute Research Scientist) presented a talk entitled "Quantifying Ecological Risk in the South Fork Eel River" at the annual meeting of the California Chapter of the Society for Freshwater Science in Davis, CA on Oct 24th.

Submitted: October 29, 2018

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 6, 2018

Student Monique Silva Crossman Environmental Science & Management

ESM graduate student Monique Silva Crossman was awarded the Council on Ocean Affairs, Science & Technology (COAST) Graduate Student Research Award. This award will support Monique's research that explores the effects of manual and mechanical Ammophila arenaria removal techniques on coastal dune plant communities and dune morphology.

Submitted: January 19, 2018

Student Lara Jansen Environmental Science & Management

ESM graduate student Lara Jansen was awarded the Council on Ocean Affairs, Science & Technology (COAST) Graduate Student Research Award. This award will support Lara's research that explores the effects of dam-regulated flow on primary and secondary productivity in the upper Eel River.

Submitted: January 19, 2018

Student Monique Silva Crossman Environmental Science & Management

Monique Silva Crossman, NR graduate student working with Dr. Alison O'Dowd, presented her research at the California Invasive Plant Council Symposium in Palm Springs, CA on Oct 25, 2017. The title of her poster was "Effects of manual and mechanical removal of Ammophila arenaria on coastal plant communities and dune morphology."

Submitted: October 30, 2017