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Researcher Identifies Dietary Difference for North Coast Salmon

Courtesy Deborah Seiler, Sea Grant California
In contrast to the grey skies outside, marine scientist Christine Cass greets visitors to the Humboldt State University Marine Lab with warm smile. Perched on the rugged coast of Trinidad, Calif., the long halls of the laboratory offer glimpses of marine aquariums, ocean murals, and small classes in session.

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Student Laura A. Hernandez, Lauren N. Kruger, Ashley Ortiz, Araik Sinanyan, Sara Newell, Jilma Rachel Guinea, Mareike Duffing Romero, Juita Martinez, Yuliana Rowe-Gaddy ,  :

HSU students Laura A. Hernandez, Lauren N. Kruger, Ashley Ortiz, Araik Sinanyan, Sara Newell, Jilma Rachel Guinea, Mareike Duffing Romero, Juita Martinez, Yuliana Rowe-Gaddy gave presentations at the Emerging Researchers Network (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in Washington, D.C.

- Laura A. Hernandez: “Phage Therapy in Sludge Samples from Wastewater Treatment Plants of the Greater Salt Lake Basin”

- Lauren N. Kruger: “Differences in Prey Items Within Sagebrush and Agricultural Hunting Territories of American Kestrels”

- Ashley Ortiz: “Early Cretaceous Cupressaceae in the Budden Canyon Formation of Northern California”

- Araik Sinanyan: “Chemical Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of Wild- Harvested Achillea millefolium from the Republic of Armenia”

- Sara Newell: “A Survey of Chemical Parameters for the Development of a Water Quality Index for the Ping River”

- Jilma Rachel Guinea: “Forest Attributes of Reproductive Habitat for Harpy Eagles in Darién Province, Panamá”

- Juita Martinez: “Exposure of the Grass Shrimp, Palaemonetes pugio, to Antimicrobial Compounds Affects Associated Vibrio Bacterial Density
and Development of Antibiotic Resistance”

- Yuliana Rowe-Gaddy: “The Effects of Simulated Acid Rain on Web-spinning Spider Assemblages in the Luquillo Experimental Forest”

- Mareike Duffing Romero: “Field Evidence For a Janzen-Connell Effect” (Romero’s presentation was accepted, but he did not attend the conference)

The February event, sponsored by National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science sponsored, is for college and university undergraduate and graduate students who participate in programs funded by the NSF Division of Human Resources Development.

Student Tina Nguyen, Keith Parker, Jared Dimson, and Kasondra Rubalcava, :

HSU undergraduate students Keith Parker, Jared Dimson, and Kasondra Rubalcava were recognized for their poster presentations in the category of Ecology, Environmental and Earth Sciences at the Emerging Researchers Network (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in Washington, D.C.

- Parker won second place for his presentation, “Freshwater Environmental DNA Sampling of Threatened Pacific Lamprey of the Order Petromyzontiformes.”

- Dimson won third place for his presentation, “Field Advantage on Decomposition in a Tropical Montane Forest.”

- Rubalcava won fourth place for her presentation, “Inter-annual Variations in the Recruitment of Spot (Leiostomus xanthurus) in the Maryland Coastal Bays.”

The February event, sponsored by National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science sponsored, is for college and university undergraduate and graduate students who participate in programs funded by the NSF Division of Human Resources Development.

Student A. Preston Taylor, Wildlife:

Wildlife Program graduate A. Preston Taylor successfully published his senior honors thesis in the internationally renowned Journal of Behaviour. He collected unique video data on the rubbing behavior of black bears in northern California forests. This paper is available for viewing online at the Brill publisher site (Taylor, Allen and Gunther 2015, DOI: 10.1163/1568539X-00003270).