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Faculty Jeffrey Kane, Forestry & Wildland Resources Permalink
Assistant forestry professor Jeffrey Kane recently published an article in the journal Oecologia asserting that the number of resin ducts a tree has can help predict how resistant the pine is to beetle infestation. The results of the paper, combined with the findings of an earlier study, provide information that may be useful to land managers who are trying to keep public parks and other relatively small forested areas healthy. In the first study, researchers demonstrated that a certain type of slippery bark protects trees from pine beetle attacks, which can kill trees. For the full article, visit http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00442-013-2841-2/fulltext.html.
Faculty Mark Colwell, Luke Eberhart-Phillips, Wendy Pearson, Wildlife Permalink
Mark Colwell and his former graduate students, Luke Eberhart-Phillips and Wendy Pearson, recently published three papers addressing various aspects of the population and reproductive biology of the Snowy Plover. This federally listed species has a small population in Humboldt County, which Colwell and his students have studied for 13 years.
Faculty Monica Stephens, Geography Permalink
Geography faculty member Monica Stephens’ “Geography of Hate” map was recently named to Gizmodo’s “Best Data Visualizations of 2013” list. Stephens’ students mapped tweets across the United States that contained slurs against gays, the disabled and minorities. For the Gizmodo article, click here: http://gizmodo.com/the-best-data-visualizations-of-2013-1485611407.
Faculty Dr. Daniela Mineva, Music Permalink
Music Faculty Daniela Mineva performed a series of solo piano recitals in Germany and Bulgaria in November. The concert tour was part of a project between the European Union and the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture.
Faculty Dr. Nikola Hobbel, English Permalink
Nikola Hobbel was invited by the NCTE/National Council of Teachers of English Standing Committee on Research to present her latest work in Boston, MA on Nov. 24, 2013. Dr. Hobbel’s paper, “Professional Teachers and the Practice of Freedom: The Paradox of Teacher Education Policy in the Neoliberal Era” addresses the impacts and inequalities inherent in high-stakes testing and the Common Core standards policy.
Faculty Sing C. Chew, Sociology Permalink
Sing C. Chew, Professor, Department of Sociology, has two publications in press: “The Southeast Asian Connection in the First Eurasian World Economy 200BC-AD500” in Michael Pearson (ed.) Trade, Circulation and Flow in the Indian Ocean World, Singapore: National University of Singapore Press. 2014 and “Southeast Asia in World History” Journal of Globalization Studies Vol 4 #2 2014