Research

Oct, 2018

Sep, 2018

Aug, 2018

Professor Honored for Innovation and Leadership

HSU Professor of Social Work Jennifer Maguire, who has conducted groundbreaking research into student food and housing insecurity, is among 26 faculty members in the California State University (CSU) system who received Faculty Innovation and Leadership Awards for their commitment to student success.

May, 2018

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Feb, 2018

Jan, 2018

Schatz Microgrid Project Wins International Energy Award

A groundbreaking renewable energy project led by Humboldt State University’s Schatz Energy Research Center won the 2018 Project of the Year Award for Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Integration at the annual DistribuTECH conference held this week in San Antonio, Texas.

Oct, 2017

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Humboldt Minds in a Harvard Forest (Video)

In a forest 3,000 miles away, two Humboldt State students explored the ecological mysteries of seedlings and leaves for a prestigious internship through Harvard University.

Mar, 2017

Students Head to System-wide Research Competition

Nine Humboldt State University students have been selected to represent the campus at the 31st Annual California State University Student Research Competition, April 28 and 29, at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Feb, 2017

Dec, 2016

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Studying Sneaky Cephalopods

Declan Cowan works with 14 Octopus rubescens (commonly known as the red octopus) at HSU’s Telonicher Marine Lab in Trinidad. Since 2015, the HSU Zoology and Biology major has had a unique opportunity to study and interact with one of the world’s smartest invertebrates.

Nov, 2016

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May, 2016

Seaweed Shed Light on the Evolution of Green Plants

A deep-water seaweed, some of which grow in depths of over 200 meters in clear tropical oceans, are the earliest diverging lineage of green algae and the oldest known multicellular green plant, according to a new study co-authored by Humboldt State University Associate Dean and Biology Professor, Rick Zechman.

Feb, 2016

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Study: West Nile Virus Has Struck Millions More Birds Than Thought

In the first in-depth study of the virus’s impacts on bird populations, Wildlife professor emeritus T. Luke George and a group of researchers discovered the disease killed millions of birds—many more than previously thought—and had a major, and sometimes persistent, impact, on bird populations.

Oct, 2015

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For the Baker Cypress, Fire Suppression Could be Fatal

Four years of drought has turned much of California into tinder, and the resulting wildfires have torched vast swatches of forest. Fire suppression efforts have saved valuable commercial timberland, but another tree is being threatened by humans’ effort to control nature.

Sep, 2015

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Mercury Research Keeps Scientists In the Fog

Fog is as much a part of Humboldt County as the redwoods. In fact, with their unusual ability to take in water through both roots and needles, redwoods directly benefit from the mist-laden air.