Achievements

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

Faculty Susan Edinger Marshall Forestry & Wildland Resources

Dr. Susan Edinger Marshall has been awarded the 2022 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award by the Range Science Education Council and the Society for Range Management.

Submitted: February 23, 2022

Faculty Hunter Harrill Forestry & Wildland Resources

Dr. Hunter Harrill (Forestry) was recently appointed by the New Zealand Crown Agency of Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) as the first advisor of North American Forestry.

Submitted: January 29, 2022

Student Zachary Gigone, Andrew Stubblefield, Joseph Wagenbrenner (USFS), Hunter Harrill Forestry & Wildland Resources

Zachary Gigone (Forestry) gave a presentation entitled "Erosion rates from forest roads affected by the August Complex fire in Northern California," at the Western Region Council on Forest Engineering (WR.COFE) meeting in Lebanon, Oregon on January 13th, 2022. Zach is supervised by Dr. Andrew Stubblefield (Forestry), and co-supervised by Joeseph Wagenbrenner (USFS), and Dr. Hunter Harrill (Forestry), who also served on the WR.COFE Conference Organizing Committee.

Submitted: January 20, 2022

Faculty Hunter Harrill & Karolyn Fagundes Forestry & Wildland Resources

Hunter Harrill (Forestry) delivered a one day workshop titled "Understanding Tethered Operations" on January 7th to over 60 local forestry professionals from various agencies. The workshop was hosted by Green Diamond Resource Company and HSU Master's Student Karolyn Fagundes also presented preliminary results from her study of soil disturbance caused by tethered machines on their property.

Submitted: January 8, 2022

Faculty Dr. Hunter Harrill Forestry & Wildland Resources

Hunter Harrill (Forestry) was part of an international team of authors who recently published and article "Advances in Cable Yarding: A Review of Recent Developments in Skyline Carriage Technology," in the Journal of Current Forestry Reports.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s40725-021-00150-x

Submitted: December 18, 2021

Faculty Jeff Kane Forestry & Wildland Resources

Jeff Kane (Forestry and Wildland Resources) received the "Most Outstanding Associate Editor" award for his work with the international journal "Fire Ecology". The award was presented during the 9th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress held last week.

Jeff has served as an Associate Editor for the journal "Fire Ecology" since 2015.

Submitted: December 6, 2021

Student Madeleine Lopez, Sean Lindley, Heather Rickard, and Kelsey Fletterick Forestry & Wildland Resources

Graduate students Madeleine Lopez, Sean Lindley, and Heather Rickard (Forestry and Wildland Resources) and undergraduate student Kelsey Fletterick (Environmental Science and Management) all presented research at the 9th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress that was held virtually Nov. 30th-Dec. 3rd, 2021.

David Greene and Jeff Kane (Forestry and Wildland Resources) organized and presented their research as part of a special session entitled "Frontiers of post-fire regeneration in a rapidly changing landscape".

Submitted: December 6, 2021

Faculty Hunter Harrill Forestry & Wildland Resources

Dr. Hunter Harrill (Forestry) was invited to the USFS Rogue River-Siskiyou Forest Leadership Team meeting, on November 23rd to give a guest presentation entitled "An Introduction to Tethered Harvesting Systems."

Submitted: December 4, 2021

Student Zachary Erickson, Kevin Boston, Pascal Berrill, Mike Dockry (UMN) Forestry & Wildland Resources

Forestry MS student Zack Erickson gave an oral presentation at the prestigeous National Conference for the Society of American Foresters, entitled "Integrating Ways of Knowing: Utilizing Tribal Management Perspective to Guide Modern Silvicultural Methods in Cooperative Forest Management." His thesis committee co-authored the talk: HSU faculty Prof. Pascal Berrill, Dr. Kevin Boston, and UMN professor of Tribal and Indigenous Natural Resource Management Dr. Michael Dockry.

Submitted: November 16, 2021

Faculty Dr. Hunter Harrill Forestry & Wildland Resources

Dr. Hunter Harrill was the moderator of a panel session entitled "What We Will Be Building With In The Future," at the 112th Annual Pacific Logging Congress, held in Indian Wells, CA from November 8-10th, 2021.

Submitted: November 15, 2021

Faculty Pascal Berrill, Christa Dagley Forestry & Wildland Resources

Dr. J-Pascal Berrill and Dr. Christa Dagley have received a $227,000 grant from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, CAL FIRE to support Phase I of a collaborative “pyrosilviculture” research project between HSU, UC Berkeley, and UC Cooperative Extension. The prescribed burning fuels reduction project on Jackson Demonstration State Forest will demonstrate and compare various approaches designed to help timberland owners be proactive in reducing potential impact (severity) of future wildfires. HSU undergraduate and graduate students working on this large-scale wildfire risk mitigation project will collaborate with forestry and fire management practitioners, researchers,

Submitted: November 3, 2021

Student Sophia Lemmo Forestry & Wildland Resources

Sophia Lemmo (Forestry graduate student advised by Lucy Kerhoulas and Rosemary Sherriff) gave an invited talk about the post-drought demographics of select true fir species in northern California at the Annual Meeting of the California Pest Council.

Submitted: September 23, 2021

Faculty William Weinberg, Jessica Suoja, Lucy Kerhoulas, Ryan Maberry, Dave Baston, Susan Marshall Forestry & Wildland Resources

William Weinberg (Forestry & Rangeland Resources undergraduate), Jessica Suoja (Forestry & Rangeland Resources undergraduate), Lucy Kerhoulas (Forestry & Rangeland Resources), Ryan Maberry (Forestry & Rangeland Resources undergraduate), Chris Lee (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection), Dave Baston (HSU Core Lab), and Susan Marshall ((Forestry & Rangeland Resources) published a "research paper":https://hsu.link/ZcR, "Phytophthora ramorum foliar infection reduces leaf-level productivity in tanoak and California bay: A pilot study from Redwood National Park," in Madroño. This study was featured by the National Park Service as a "Science Story":https://www.nps.gov/articles/000/sos-diseased-trees.htm and will be presented as a talk at the Society of American Foresters National Convention in November, 2021.

Submitted: September 23, 2021

Student Sophia Lemmo Forestry & Wildland Resources

Sophia Lemmo (MS student in Forestry) was awarded a $1500 scholarship from the North Coast Chapter of the California Native Plant Society for her study of regional forest mortality and regeneration.

Submitted: September 9, 2021

Student Sophia Lemmo Forestry & Wildland Resources

Sophia Lemmo (MS student in Forestry) was awarded a $1000 Northern California Botanists Research Scholarship for her study of regional forest mortality and regeneration.

Submitted: September 9, 2021

Student FWR Students Forestry & Wildland Resources

Congratulations to our 2021 Forestry and Wildland Resources Department scholarship recipients! At the annual (Zoom) awards banquet, over $50,000 in scholarships were distributed thanks to the generosity of alumni and other donors.

A new scholarship for Soils and Botany students was created to honor Aidan Leaf Mullin, who planned to attend HSU in 2020 but passed away unexpectedly. The scholarship will support students who exemplify Aidan’s spirit and ideals.

Special congratulations to Department award winners: Cameron Miller (Professional Promise), Judson Fisher (Academic Excellence), Allyssa Glaser (Outstanding Range Student), and Dr. Aaron Hohl (Outstanding Faculty Member).

Submitted: April 27, 2021

Faculty Jeff Kane, Raul Ramirez-Barajas Forestry & Wildland Resources

Jeff Kane (Forestry and Wildland Resources) published an article entitled "Litter trait driven dampening of flammability following deciduous forest community shifts in eastern North America" in the journal of Forest Ecology and Management with undergraduate student Raul Barajas-Ramirez (Botany), Jesse Kreye (2008; Penn State University), and Morgan Varner (Tall Timbers Research Station).

Submitted: March 18, 2021

Student Caroline Martorano, Jeff Kane Forestry & Wildland Resources

Caroline Martorano (2020) published a paper entitled "Long-term fuel and understory vegetation response to fuel treatments in oak and chaparral stands of northern California" in the journal Applied Vegetation Science with Jeff Kane (Forestry and Wildland Resources), Eamon Engber (2010; National Park Service) and Jen Gibson (National Park Service).

Submitted: March 18, 2021

Student Andrew Slack and Jeff Kane Forestry & Wildland Resources

Andrew Slack (2016) published a paper entitled "Large sugar pine mortality models informed by growth, defense, and competition in a fire-excluded forest of the central Sierra Nevada" in the journal Trees: Structure and Function with co-authors Jeff Kane (Forestry and Wildland Resources) and Eric Knapp (USDA Forest Service).

Submitted: March 18, 2021

Student Sophia Lemmo Forestry & Wildland Resources

Sophia Lemmo (Forestry graduate student advised by Lucy Kerhoulas and Rosemary Sherriff) gave an invited talk about the post-drought demographics of select true fir species in northern California at the Annual Meeting of the California Pest Council.

Submitted: January 29, 2021