Latest Achievements

Updates about the latest accomplishments—including latest research, publications, and awards—by students, faculty, and staff

August, 2010

Laura K. Hahn & Michael Bruner, Communication

We have had two competitive papers accepted for presentation: “Would You Like Some E Coli with That? Anti-'Organic' Rhetoric“ has been selected for presentation at "Chew on This: Food Studies in Communication," at the National Communication Association (NCA) Scholars Seminar. The second, "Politics on Your Plate: Building and Burning Bridges across Organic, Vegetarian and Vegan Discourse" will be presented at NCA's Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Steve Hackett, Economics

This summer Professor Steve Hackett completed the 4th edition of his textbook, titled "Environmental and Natural Resources Economics: Theory, Policy, and the Sustainable Society" (M.E. Sharpe). He has also been directing economic research on renewable energy (including wave energy) in collaboration with the Schatz Energy Research Center and the Redwood Coast Energy Authority. His funded research has employed five graduate and undergraduate student research assistants.

Sharon N. Kahara, Wildlife

Public lecture at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center during their "Celebrating American Wetlands Month" on May 20th 2010. Title of the talk was "Marsh Crowdsourcing! What you get when you cross wetlands, citizen scientists and cell phones".
The talk focused on the importance of monitoring wetland restoration projects and the pros and cons of citizen science data collection as a viable means to do this. Newer, more efficient public data collection methods are becoming available.

Mark A. Colwell, Wildlife

In October 2010, UC Press will publish Shorebird Ecology, Conservation, and Management, a text-referenced book authored by Mark Colwell of HSU’s Wildlife Department. The book is based on the course that Colwell has taught for 21 years at HSU and draws on his 30 years of research and management of shorebirds in North America.
See: http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520266407

Matt Johnson, Brent Campos, Vitek Jirinec, Steve Railsback, Wildlife

Wildlife professor Matt Johnson delivered an oral presentation at the International Ornithological Congress held in Brazil in August 2010. The presentation was co-authored by wildlife students Brent Campos and Vitek Jirinec, and Math adjunct faculty Steve Railsback. Their research involves modeling how bird movements across a landscape may influence the provisioning of ecosystem services in agricultural settings.

Ryan Kalinowski, Matt Johnson, Wildlife

Wildlife undergraduate student Ryan Kalinowski published his Honor's Thesis in the international ornithological journal, The Condor. His thesis and paper is entitled, "Influence of Suburban Habitat on A Wintering Bird Community in Coastal Northern California" and appears in the Vol 112, pages 272-284. His advisor Matt Johnson is a second author. Ryan is now a graduate student in the Natural Resources-Wildlife program.