Achievements

Publications and achievements submitted by our faculty, staff, and students.

Faculty Hunter Harrill Forestry & Wildland Resources

Gave a presentation "Winch-assisted Harvesting Systems: New Opportunities for Logging in California" and moderated the panel session on "Steep Slope Logging Technology" at the Associated California Loggers (ACL) annual conference in Reno, Nevada January 15th-16th, 2020.

Submitted: February 7, 2020

Faculty Harold Zald and Kerry Byrne Forestry & Wildland Resources

Zald (PI) and Byrne (co-PI)'s awarded $87,100 from USDA McIntire-Stennis for their proposal "Quantification and mitigation of large pine mortality after prescribed burning in a drought altered Sierra Nevada mixed-conifer forest, California, USA."

Submitted: February 6, 2020

Student Bret McNamara, Jeff Kane, David Greene Forestry & Wildland Resources

Former HSU Wildland Fire Lab graduate student, Bret McNamara (2018) published two research papers from his work on the rare Baker cypress.
One paper entitled “Strong dispersal limitation in postfire regeneration of Baker cypress, a rare serotinous conifer“ was published in the American Journal of Botany and the other paper entitled “Post-fire fuel succession in a rare California, USA closed-cone conifer” was published in Fire Ecology. These two papers were co-authored by Forestry and Wildland Resources faculty members, Jeff Kane and David Greene.

Submitted: December 1, 2019

Student Susan Marshall and Joe Seney Forestry & Wildland Resources

Humboldt State University Wins 2nd place in Region 6 Collegiate Soil Contest, Nov. 2
Five universities sent teams to describe colors, textures, and appropriate uses of soils during the Region 6 Collegiate Soil Competition, hosted by Humboldt State University's program in Rangeland Resources and Wildland Soils. HSU is among only five universities in California offering sufficient coursework to qualify graduates to become federally recognized Soil Scientists. Participating universities included Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CSU Chico, CSU Fresno, Humboldt State University, and New Mexico State University. The top three teams (CalPoly San Luis Obispo, Humboldt State University, and New Mexico Stat

Submitted: November 4, 2019

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.

Submitted: October 1, 2019

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 https://publons.com/researcher/1240224/buddhika-madurapperuma/peer-review/. Publons peer review awards honor the elite contributors who have demonstrated outstanding expert commitment to protect the integrity and accuracy of published research.

Submitted: September 26, 2019

Faculty Erin Kelly Forestry & Wildland Resources

Invited talk at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan: Forestry projects under the cap-and-trade market in California. Symposium paper in the Sophia University Journal, Global Environmental Studies.

Submitted: August 30, 2019

Faculty Erin Kelly & Yvonne Everett Forestry & Wildland Resources

Co-Edited Humboldt Journal of Social Relations, an annual special issue journal. Title: The American West after the Timber Wars. (both also contributed articles to the issue).

https://digitalcommons.humboldt.edu/hjsr/vol1/iss40/

Submitted: August 30, 2019

Faculty Rosemary Sherriff (PI) and Lucy Kerhoulas (Co-PI) Forestry & Wildland Resources

Recieved an NSF grant to study conifer drought responses in the Klamath Ecoregion ($399,987).

Submitted: May 9, 2019

Faculty Lucy Kerhoulas, Allyson Carroll, Jim Campbell-Spickler Forestry & Wildland Resources

Featured scientists at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The exhibit, "Giants of Land and Sea, Redwood Ascent," will be on display in one of the main galleries for five years.

Submitted: May 9, 2019

Student Louise Martin, Michael Mees, Kegan Richards, Ivy Sebring-Patton, Mary Scanlan Forestry & Wildland Resources

Five Rangeland Resource Science students have been awarded the Rustici Livestock and Rangeland Scholarship, administered through the California Farm Bureau Federation. These scholarships are worth $5,000 and are renewable each year.

Submitted: May 9, 2019

Student Alex Gorman (2018, first author), Lucy Kerhoulas, Wade Polda (2016), and Nick Kerhoulas Forestry & Wildland Resources

Published a paper in Evansia: Epiphyte diversity, abundance, and distribution in an old Sitka spruce crown.

Submitted: May 9, 2019

Student Gabriel Goff Forestry & Wildland Resources

Received scholarship from the California Native Plant Society for his research on conifer encroachment in northern California oak woodlands ($1,500).

Submitted: May 9, 2019

  Louise Martin, Michael Mees, Mary Scanlan, Kegan Richards, and Ivy Sebring-Patton Forestry & Wildland Resources

HSU Rangeland Resource students Louise Martin, Michael Mees, Mary Scanlan, Kegan Richards, and Ivy Sebring-Patton have each been awarded a $5,000 Rustici Livestock and Rangeland Scholarship. This scholarship is offered through the California Farm Bureau Federation and is renewable annually. Congratulations!

Submitted: May 8, 2019

Faculty Andrew Stubblefield with Co -PI Genevieve Marchand Forestry & Wildland Resources

Received USDA Multicultural Scholars Award to provide outdoor leadership training and scholarships to Forestry Students ($162,000)

Submitted: April 29, 2019

Faculty David Baston, Susan Marshall, & Lucy Kerhoulas Forestry & Wildland Resources

Received Agricultural Research Institute Grant to study Phytophthora ($60,518).

Submitted: April 29, 2019

Student Kevin Soland Forestry & Wildland Resources

Presented poster at HSU's INRSEP/CNRS Scientific Research Symposium: Physiology, growth, and immediate response to thinning in a second-growth redwood forest.

Submitted: April 29, 2019

Student Gabriel Goff Forestry & Wildland Resources

Selected to represent HSU at the CSU Research Competition with his investigation of conifer encroachment in northern California oak woodlands

Submitted: April 29, 2019

Faculty Erin Kelly & Lucy Kerhoulas Forestry & Wildland Resources

Principal Investigators for Save the Redwoods League's Redwoods Rising Apprenticeship Program ($174,430).

Submitted: April 29, 2019

Faculty Lucy Kerhoulas Forestry & Wildland Resources

Received an RSCA Award to purchase a cavitation chamber for measuring tree drought resistance

Submitted: April 29, 2019