Achievements

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

Faculty Frank Fogarty Wildlife

Co-authored “Fire, livestock grazing, topography, and precipitation affect occurrence and prevalence of cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) in the central Great Basin, USA”. Biological Invasions 22, 663-680.

Submitted: February 25, 2020

Staff Seafha Ramos Wildlife

Seafha Ramos (Yurok/Karuk), National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow, has been selected as a participant in “Lighting the Pathway to Faculty Careers for Natives in STEM”. The program is offered by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society to increase the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians in STEM faculty positions at universities across the country. Support is provided via professional conference attendance, access to a mentorship network, and a stipend. Dr. Ramos is hosted by the HSU Wildlife Department, with Dr. Matthew Johnson kindly serving as her mentor.

Submitted: January 19, 2020

Faculty Mark Colwell, Matt Lau, Lizzie Feucht, Jeremy Pohlman Wildlife

Mark Colwell and co-authors published a paper in Wader Study, an international journal dedicated to shorebird ecology and conservation. Their work culminates 20 yrs of research on Snowy Plovers in coastal northern California, and shows that plovers prefer to breed on wide ocean-fronting beaches; however, the reproductive success of plovers in these habitats is often compromised by the presence of Common Ravens (which eat plover eggs and chicks) and humans.

Submitted: November 7, 2019

Staff Dr. Seafha Ramos Wildlife

Dr. Seafha Ramos (Yurok/Karuk/Chicana) has been awarded a 2-year National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship in biology. She will continue ongoing research in the application of Indigenous (e.g. Traditional Ecological Knowledge; TEK) and Western science in wildlife conservation. She plans to submit to peer reviewed journals two manuscripts: one on TEK through the Yurok lens and one on the use of genetic analysis of scats in a wildlife survey on Yurok ancestral lands, from her doctoral work. She will also continue new research in partnership with Redwood National Park and the Yurok Tribe to apply both scientific paradigms to explore TEK and genetic analyses of elk fecal pellets.

Submitted: September 30, 2019

Student Trinity Smith Wildlife

Graduate student Trinity Smith won best student poster at the North American Society for Bat Research (NASBR) conference for her poster entitled “Patterns of western red bat occupancy across a disturbed landscape in California’s Central Valley”

Submitted: May 9, 2019

Student Molly Parren Wildlife

Presented poster at the annual meeting of the Western Section of The Wildlife Society entitled “The effects of human disturbance on intraguild interactions of mammalian mesopredators in the Mojave Desert of California”

Submitted: May 9, 2019

Faculty Barbara Clucas Wildlife

Awarded Sequoia Park Zoo Conservation Grant for project “Monitoring Humboldt’s Flying Squirrels with Novel Techniques”.

Submitted: May 9, 2019

Faculty Mark Colwell Wildlife

Co-edited book Population Ecology and Conservation of Charadrius Plovers. Studies in Avian Biology No. 52

Submitted: May 9, 2019

Student Claire Nasr Wildlife

HSU MS student Claire Nasr won an Honorable Mention in the National Science Foundation’s prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program competition

Submitted: May 9, 2019

Faculty Tim Bean (co-authors Laura Prugh, Nicolas Deguines, Joshua Grinath, Katherine Suding, Robert Stafford, and Justin Brashares) Wildlife

Published paper in Nature Climate Change “Winners and losers in response to extreme drought”

Submitted: April 29, 2019

Student Club Mary Carlquist, Devon Michels, Anna Davis, and Issac Henderson Wildlife

The HSU Wildlife Conclave team placed second in the The Wildlife Society’s Northeast Student Conclave Wildlife Quiz Bowl, in Portland, ME, in a close final with SUNY-ESF.

https://sites.google.com/maine.edu/twsnortheaststudentconclave/home

Submitted: April 18, 2019

Student Cara Appel (former grad student), Pairsa Belamaric (current grad student) and Tim Bean Wildlife

Published paper in Journal of Mammalogy “Seasonal resource acquisition strategies of a facultative specialist herbivore at the edge of its range”

Submitted: April 18, 2019

Student Claire Nasr Wildlife

Wildlife Graduate Student Claire Nasr Presented paper “Measuring relative disturbance risk to marine wildlife in northern California” at Pacific Seabird Group Annual Meeting, Kauai, HI.

http://www.cvent.com/events/psg-2019-kaua-i/custom-18-bb8e62d508874406a111d35c6e2f2e4f.aspx

Submitted: April 17, 2019

Student Club HSU undergraduate wildlife students Samuel Vassallo, Devon Michels, Alex Lewis, Evan Miller, and Marcie Mathieu and faculty member Daniel Barton Wildlife

HSU’s Wildlife Conclave team was featured in the two ways in The Wildlife Society’s national magazine, The Wildlife Professional. The 2019 National Championship team (Samuel Vassallo, Devon Michels, Alex Lewis, Evan Miller, and Marcie Mathieu) are photographed and featured in an article on quiz bowl, and faculty member Daniel Barton wrote a short article entitled “A proud quiz bowl tradition at Humboldt State” for the magazine.

https://sites.google.com/view/bartonlab/lab-news?authuser=0

Submitted: April 17, 2019

Student Ivy Widick (former grad student) and Tim Bean (advisor) Wildlife

Published paper in Diversity and Distributions: “Evaluating current and future range limits of an endangered keystone rodent (Dipodomys ingens)”

Submitted: April 17, 2019

Student Steffen Peterson with co-authors Daniel Barton, Jared Duquette, and Micaela Gunther Wildlife

Wildlife Graduate student Steffen Peterson presented a paper “Using spatially explicit capture-recapture techniques to determine black bear (Ursus americanus) density and space-use in an arid mountain ecosystem” at The Western Section of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting in Yosemite, CA.

Submitted: April 17, 2019

Student Adam Mohr Wildlife

Wildlife Graduate Student Adam Mohr presented talk at The Western Section of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting in Yosemite, CA, “Tule elk habitat selection in the Carrizo Plains Region”

Submitted: April 17, 2019

Student Jade Morning Sky Little, Daniel Barton, Shannon Brinkman, Claire Nasr Wildlife

Presented paper “Pelagic cormorant nesting success and oceanic conditions in northern California” at The Western Section of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting in Yosemite, CA

Submitted: April 17, 2019

Faculty Daniel Barton Wildlife

Invited Presentation at the Shamir Research Institute, University of Haifa, Qatsrin, Israel entitled “Apparent Competition, Hyperpredation, and Spillover in Ecological Restoration: The tales of two lupines and a fish”

Submitted: January 24, 2019

Faculty Mark Colwell, Katie Raby, Lizzie Feucht Wildlife

Mark Colwell, Katie Raby and Lizzie Feucht published a paper in Wader Study (https://www.waderstudygroup.org/publications/wader-study/), an international journal dedicated to shorebird ecology and conservation. Their paper summarizes the efficiency of plovers breeding at various locations in Humboldt County over the past 18 years, with the aim of improving conservation and management practices.

Submitted: January 10, 2019