Achievements

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

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

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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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

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

Student Trinity Smith Wildlife

Graduate student Trinity Smith (in Wildlife) won best student poster at the North American Society for Bat Research (NASBR) conference last week for her poster entitled:
“Patterns of western red bat occupancy across a disturbed landscape in California’s Central Valley”. The conference was in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico October 24-27 (https://www.nasbr.org/annual-meetings).

Submitted: November 1, 2018

Faculty Dr. Tim Bean Wildlife

Dr. Tim Bean was awarded $118,000 from the Karuk Tribe for Marble Mountain Elk Ecology Collaborative Research.

Submitted: October 4, 2018

Faculty Seafha Ramos Wildlife

Seafha Ramos, Research Associate and Lecturer in the Wildlife Department, published an article, “Considerations for culturally sensitive Traditional Ecological Knowledge research in wildlife conservation”. The paper will be included in the June 2018 issue of the peer-reviewed journal, the Wildlife Society Bulletin.

Submitted: August 24, 2018

Student Korinna Domingo Wildlife

Wildlife undergraduate student Korinna Domingo’s abstract was accepted for the Wildlife Society Western Section Conference in Santa Rosa, CA (Feb 5-9th). She presented a poster titled, ‘Informing local government regarding wildlife activity in a recreational area through inexpensive and noninvasive trail camera methodology.’ See the poster here: bit.ly/TrailCameraPoster

Submitted: February 26, 2018

Student Shannon Murphy, Daniel Barton Wildlife

Wildlife graduate student Shannon Murphy won best overall student presentation for her talk “Parental care behaviors in Brandt’s cormorant (Phalacrocorax pencillatus): effects on reproductive success and use as indicators of the marine environment” at The Wildlife Society – Western Section meeting in Pomona, California, with co-authors Stephanie Schneider, Richard Golightly, and Daniel Barton.

Submitted: March 23, 2016

Student Yuliana Rowe, Angelica Munoz, Thien Crisanto and Laura Hernandez Wildlife

Yuliana, Thien, Laura, and Angelica were invited to present independent research at Washington D.C. at the ERN Conference in STEM (Emerging Researcher’s National Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in late February. Yuliana Rowe was awarded 2nd place in Ecology, Environment, and Earth Sciences for her presentation on “The effects of climate-induced forest disturbances on spiders in Michigan.”

Submitted: March 7, 2016

Student Eric Jennings, Micaela Szykman Gunther Wildlife

Eric Jennings, past undergraduate in the Department of Wildlife, had his honors thesis published in Northwest Science, coauthored with his mentor, Micaela Gunther. His work examined the “Effects of high temperatures and sun exposure on Sherman trap internal temperatures.”

Submitted: March 3, 2016

Faculty Jeff Black & Will Goldenberg Wildlife

Natural Born Hustlers, a new series co-produced by the BBC and PBS features research by HSU Wildlife Professor Jeff Black and alumnus Will Goldenberg. Black and Goldenberg are featured in a segment about Steller’s jays. For 17 years, Black has led a study into the jay populations on campus and their deceptive behavior. The birds are known to mimic predator sounds like red-shouldered and red-tail hawk calls. Goldenberg, who currently lectures in HSU’s film progrma, helped the BBC film the birds in action.

Natural Born Hustlers is a three part series, and begins on Wednesday, Jan., 13 at 8 p.m. on PBS. Check local listings for more information. Episode 2, the Hunger Games, which features the Steller’s jays, airs January 20.

More information is available at http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/natural-born-hustlers-about/13389/.

Submitted: January 11, 2016