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

Student Lara Jansen Environmental Science & Management

Lara Jansen, NR graduate student working with Dr. Alison O'Dowd, presented her research at the California Chapter of the Society for Freshwater Science meeting in Davis, CA on Oct 25, 2017. The title of her talk was "Integration of Western Science and Indigenous Science to Inform Management of the Upper Eel River." Lara's co-presenter was Leke Hutchins, a UC Berkeley undergraduate who participated in HSU's Rroulou'sik REU program last summer.

Submitted: October 30, 2017

Student Diana Martinez Environmental Science & Management

Diana is one of 20 students selected nationwide for the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program, which exposes early-career college students to the field of environmental conservation through research, leadership and professional training. Doris Duke Scholars participate in an intensive eight-week summer course integrating conservation leadership and research experiences, then the following summer pursue conservation internships in small groups at nationally recognized conservation organizations and agencies. In September Diana ran a workshop entitled “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Conservation & the Outdoors” at the Uplift Climate Conference in Moab, Utah.

Submitted: October 26, 2017

Faculty Jeff Dunk Environmental Science & Management

Jeff Dunk coauthored a paper entitled "First-year dispersal of Golden Eagles from natal areas in the southwestern United States and implications for second-year settling" in a special issue (dedicated to Golden Eagle studies) of the Journal of Raptor Research.

The paper can be found at:

Submitted: September 18, 2017

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 Meredith Garrett Environmental Science & Management

Environmental Science and Management senior Meredith Garrett was chosen to serve as an intern for U.S. Congresswoman Nanette Barragan this past summer in Washington, D.C. through the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's highly competitive Congressional Internship Program. For more information about (and to apply to) this program, visit this link ...

Submitted: August 25, 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.

Submitted: April 6, 2017

Faculty Steve Martin Environmental Science & Management

Steve Martin had a peer-reviewed article titled 'Real and Potential Influences of Information Technology on Outdoor Recreation and Wilderness Experiences and Management' published in the Journal of Park and Recreation Administration.

Submitted: March 22, 2017

Faculty Alison O'Dowd Environmental Science & Management

Dr. Alison O'Dowd recently published a paper in the journal 'Anthropocene' entitled: Wildfire, water, and society: Toward integrative research in the 'Anthropocene.'

Submitted: November 10, 2016

Faculty Steven Steinberg Environmental Science & Management

Steven Steinberg, Ph.D., GISP, Adjunct Professor of Geospatial Sciences, has been invited as the keynote speaker for GIS Day on Wednesday, November 16 at Shasta College in Redding.

He will be presenting: A Geospatial Journey...or how I discovered GIS and made a career of it (and you can too)!

When: 6:00pm
Where: Shasta College, Room 804, 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, CA 96003

For more info Contact: Dan Scollon, (530) 242-2314

Submitted: November 7, 2016

Faculty Steve Martin Environmental Science & Management

Steve Martin was recently appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of the Society for Wilderness Stewardship, a national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in the professional practice of wilderness stewardship, science, and education.

Submitted: October 25, 2016

Faculty Steve Martin Environmental Science & Management

Steve Martin attended the conference of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Honolulu. Dr. Martin is a co-author of a new IUCN publication – ‘Wilderness Protected Areas: Management Guidelines for IUCN Category 1b.’ The publication, released/issued to the public at the IUCN conference, is described by IUCN as Best Practice Guidelines for IUCN Category 1b (Wilderness), the first global management guidelines that provide state of the art information on protecting and enhancing wilderness values in Category 1b protected areas, and in particular clarifying how wilderness areas and people can coexist in a reciprocal and mutually beneficial manner.

Submitted: September 16, 2016

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:

Submitted: August 26, 2016

Faculty Steven Martin Environmental Science & Management

Steve Martin had an article published in the August issue of International Journal of Wilderness -- 'Protecting Visitors and the Wilderness through Stewardship Research.' The article was invited by the Editorial Board of the journal in response to Dr. Martin's recent award for excellence in wilderness stewardship research.

Submitted: August 24, 2016

Faculty Steven Martin Environmental Science & Management

Dr. Steven Martin is co-author of a peer-reviewed article recently published in the Journal of Forestry--The Evolution of Wilderness Social Science and Future Research to Protect Experiences, Resources, and Societal Benefits.

Submitted: August 18, 2016

Faculty Steven Martin Environmental Science & Management

Steve Martin and former graduate student Jessica Blackwell ('15) published a peer-reviewed article in the April issue of International Journal of Wilderness -- Personal Locator Beacons--Influences on Wilderness Visitor Behavior.

Submitted: April 18, 2016

Faculty Alison O'Dowd Environmental Science & Management

Alison O'Dowd recently published an article in the journal "Hydrobiologia" entitled, "Do bio-physical attributes of steps and pools differ in high-gradient mountain streams?" The research for this paper was done on three tributaries of the Smith River in Del Norte County. The article can be found by searching the DOI 10.1007/s10750-016-2735-5

Submitted: March 22, 2016

Faculty Steve Martin Environmental Science & Management

Dr. Martin has received the U.S. Forest Service Chief's 2015 National Award for Excellence in Wilderness Stewardship Research.

The award committee provided the following statement about Professor Martin's award:
Dr. Martin has collaborated with the Leopold Institute, as well as Forest Service and National Park Service units in the Sierra Nevada, to support management and planning decisions by employing science in a diversity of areas including: bear-proof containers and visitor safety, the use of technology in wilderness by visitors, quota decisions based on visitor travel simulation and visitor attitudes about intervention to adapt to climate change, and ecological restoration to fix problems caused by past human behavior. He remains focused on management solutions applied to wilderness stewardship issues relevant across the National Wilderness Preservation System.

Submitted: February 8, 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:

Submitted: June 9, 2015

Faculty Drs. Sheila and Steven Steinberg Environmental Science & Management

Adjunct faculty members, Drs. Sheila and Steven Steinberg published a new book with Esri Press, “GIS Research Methods: Incorporating Spatial Perspectives”. This book shows researchers how to incorporate spatial thinking and geographic information system (GIS) technology into research design and analysis. Topics include research design, digital data sources, volunteered geographic information, analysis using GIS, and how to link research results to policy and action. Concepts presented in the book can be applied to projects in a range of social and physical sciences by researchers using GIS for the first time and experienced practitioners looking for new and innovative research techniques.

Submitted: May 1, 2015