Graduate Student Research Topics

Current Students

Ted Masters
Thesis: New Wolves in a New West: Constructing Wolves and Landscapes in Wallowa County
Advisor: Yvonne Everett, Ph.D.

Kagat McQuillan
Thesis: Yurok Food Resources from the Redwood Experimental Forest (REF) with an emphasis on Vaccinium parvifolium
Advisor: Yvonne Everett, Ph.D.

Francisco Chavez
Thesis: Drought's lingering shadow: monitoring the recovery of sagebrush steppe plant communities after four years of experimental drought
Advisor: Kerry M. Byrne, Ph.D.

Tambo Phrakonkham
Thesis: Modeling Floodplain Connectivity in The Lower Eel River (Wiya’t), Humboldt County, Northern California
Advisor: Jim Graham, Ph.D.

Sean Fleming
Thesis: Satellite-Based Phenology and Climate Anomaly Analysis in Evaluating the Response of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Tropical Forests to the 2015-2016 Drought
Advisor: Jim Graham, Ph.D.

Katherine Stonecypher
Thesis: Diet, Growth, and Survival of Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) in Off-Channel Restoration Projects in Humboldt Bay Tributaries
Advisor: Alison O’Dowd, Ph.D.

Benjamin King
Thesis: Effects of Scour and Inundation on Trinity River Aquatic Communities
Advisor: Alison O’Dowd, Ph.D.

Rosa Cox
Thesis: Effects of Sedimentation from Dam Removal on Klamath River Aquatic Food Webs
Advisor: Alison O’Dowd, Ph.D.

Alexander Brown
Thesis: Exploring community knowledge, perceptions of risk, and adaptive capacity around the uncertain future of spent nuclear fuels on Humboldt Bay, California
Advisor: Jennifer Marlow, J.D.















Mark Douglas
Thesis: Yosemite Wilderness Visitor Travel Patterns -- Implications for Trailhead Permit Quotas
Advisor: Steven R. Martin, Ph.D.


Dan Shyrock
Thesis: Ecological Conditions and Monitoring Standards for Meadows in the John Muir and Ansel Adams Wilderness Areas, CA.
Advisor: Steven R. Martin, Ph.D.


Cybelle Immitt
Thesis: The potential of community action plans to promote economic revitalization through rural county planning
Advisor: Yvonne Everett, Ph.D.


Lisa Spadoni
Thesis: The effectiveness of land use planning on the preservation of open space in five rural, high amenity communities in the Rocky Mountains
Advisor: Yvonne Everett, Ph.D.


Zach Jarrett
Thesis: Expectancy-Disconfirmation Theory and Recreation Visitor Satisfaction
Advisor: Steven R. Martin, Ph.D.


Chaeli Judd
Thesis: Mapping Aquatic Vegetation: Using Bathymetric & Hyperspectral Imagery to Classify Submerged Eelgrass in Humboldt Bay, California
Advisor: Steven J. Steinberg, Ph.D., GISP

Jennifer Taylor
Thesis: Effectiveness of Hands-On Learning in a Children's Interpretive Program
Advisor: Carolyn J. Ward, Ph.D.


Brook R. Edwards
Thesis: Historical assessment of the ecological condition and channel dynamics of the lower Mokelumne River : 1910-2001
Advisor: Steven J. Steinberg, Ph.D., GISP


Jolie Lonner
Thesis: Determining the Sustainable Harvest of Oregon Grape (Berberis nervosa)
Advisor: Yvonne Everett, Ph.D.

Patty Clifford
Thesis: Integrating logistic regression and GIS to predict the distribution of Petasites frigidus in the Klamath Mountain subregion, C
Advisor: Yvonne Everett, Ph.D.

Jeff Marsolais
Thesis: Visitor Perceptions of Management Actions Across the Recreation Opportunity Spectrum
Advisor: Steven J. Steinberg, Ph.D., GISP


William D. Ritts
Thesis: A quantitative risk assessment of Port Orford cedar root disease in the Smith River National Recreation Area.
Advisor: Steven J. Steinberg, Ph.D., GISP


Michael D. Hass
Thesis: A Klamath River fisheries restoration webGIS
Advisor: Steven J. Steinberg, Ph.D., GISP