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Updates about the latest publications and other achievements by our faculty, staff and students

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Week of: Oct 06, 2019

Student Thomas Starkey-Owens, Environmental Science & Management

ESM graduate student Thomas Starkey-Owens gave a presentation of his Masters research at the 2019 American Fisheries Society (AFS) meeting in Reno, Nevada entitled “Benthic macroinvertebrate communities and juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) diet on the Trinity River below Lewiston Dam.”

Faculty Alison O'Dowd, Environmental Science & Management

ESM Professor Alison O’Dowd and co-authors published a paper entitled, “Interacting geomorphic and ecological response of step-pool streams after wildfire” in the Sept/Oct 2019 issue of the Geological Society of America (GSA) Bulletin.

Faculty Fisheries Biology Faculty and Students, Fisheries Biology

Seven undergraduate, six graduate, and five faculty from the Department of Fisheries Biology attended the National American Fisheries Society meeting in Reno, Nevada (29 Sept – 4 Oct). HSU Fisheries contributed eight research presentations, three posters, and moderated four sessions. The event included an HSU Fisheries Alumni and Friends Social.
Michael Academia – Prey composition and relationship between nesting success and food provisioning of osperys in northwestern California
Andrew Kinziger – Genetic analysis suggests Catostomus rimiculus (Klamath smallscale sucker) in the Smith River, California are introduced
Max Grezlik – An ecosystem model to facilitate ecosystem-base

Faculty Alison O'Dowd, Environmental Science & Management

Alison O’Dowd was awarded a grant from the National Parks Service to fund a student internship program with Redwood National Park.

Faculty Alison O'Dowd, Environmental Science & Management

Alison O’Dowd (ESM Professor) was awarded a research grant from the Trinity River Restoration Program to examine invertebrate drift as a food source for juvenile salmonids on the Trinity River. This project will be conducted with the Yurok Tribe and Hoopa Valley Tribe.

Week of: Sep 29, 2019

Faculty Jeffrey Dunk, Environmental Science & Management

Jeff Dunk, Environmental Science and Management faculty member, along with seven collaborators, co-authored a paper entitled “Modeling spatial variation in density of Golden Eagle nest sites in the Western United States” in PLoSONE.

Faculty Kenneth Fulgham & Susan Marshall, Forestry & Wildland Resources

Professor Susan Marshall is currently on the Society for Range Management ballot as a candidate for SRM Board Director.

Emeritus Professor Ken Fulgham was recently appointed to the Chair-Elect position on the Society for Range Management Endowment Fund Development Committee.

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.

Week of: Sep 22, 2019

Student William English III, Irma Gill Yañez, and Troy Lescher, Theatre, Film & Dance

William English III (‘19), Irma Gill Yañez (‘19), and Dr. Troy Lescher published the “Doctoral Projects in Progress in Theatre Arts, 2019” report in the June 2019 edition of Theatre Journal [Association of Theatre in Higher Education].

Faculty Sarah Jaquette Ray, Environmental Studies

With colleagues Elin Kelsey (U. Victoria) and Jennifer Atkinson (UW-Bothel), Dr. Ray has been chosen to host a workshop on teaching climate change, called “An Existential Toolkit for Climate Educators,” at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich, Germany. A call for proposals is here:

Faculty Buddhika Madurapperuma, Forestry & Wildland Resources

Lecturer recognized in Publons’ global awards

Dr. Buddhika Madurapperuma, Lecturer, FWR/ESM received Publons Peer Review Awards 2019 for placing in the top 1% global peer reviewers in “Geosciences”. This award was based on the Publons global reviewer database, determined by the number of peer review reports performed during 2018-19 year. He has performed 64 peer reviews according to the publons statistics as linked Publons peer review awards honor the elite contributors who have demonstrated outstanding expert commitment to protect the integrity and accuracy of published research.

Faculty Jared D. Larson, Politics

Dr. Larson gave the keynote lecture of the 28th Anniversary Conference the Instituto Galego de Análise e Documentación Internacional (Galician Institute of International Analysis and Documentation, IGADI) entitled “Del 11-S a la Política Exterior de Trump” (From 9/11 to Trump’s Foreign Policy), held at the Faculdade de Ciencias Políticas e Sociais, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Sept. 10, 2019.

Faculty Jared D. Larson, Politics

Dr. Larson presented the paper “Chega (or Basta?) Vox: The (Re-)Emergence of Right-wing Politics in Iberia” at the 41st Annual Conference of the Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies, held at the Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, Sept. 4-6, 2019. At the closing session of the conference, he was appointed to the Executive Council of the Association as an At-Large Member.

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