Graduate Student Research Topics

Current Students

Cerena Brewen
Thesis: Expansion of aspen stands after disturbance
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Abigail Jones
Thesis: Fuel treatment effectiveness to wildfire in chaparral stands of northern California
Advisor: Jeffrey Kane

Madeleine Lopez
Thesis: Seed maturation rates of five California conifers and their implications for facultative serotiny
Advisor: Jeffrey Kane

Ariel Weisgrau
Thesis: Intraspecific water exchange via common mycorrhizal networks​
Advisor: Lucy Kerhoulas

Lonyx Landry
Thesis: Soil sampling for Phytophthora spp.
Advisor: Susan Edinger Marshall

Jill Beckmann
Thesis: The effects of severe drought on radial stem growth of Oregon white oak
Advisor: Rosemary Sherriff

Rose E. Dana
Thesis: Modeling how geomorphic and ecological processes affect coho salmon at various life history stages
Advisor: Andrew Stubblefield

Andre Sanchez
Thesis: Quantifying summer water budget use by fir and oak trees within overtopped and released forest stands.
Advisor: Andrew Stubblefield

Hannah Morrison
Thesis:
Advisor: Harold Zald

Chance Callahan
Thesis: Sierra Nevada mixed-conifer forests responses to forest thinning and burning treatments
Advisor: Harold Zald

Graduated

2019

2018

2017

Michael Vernon
Thesis: In the face of drought: Do fuel treatments promote resistance to multi-year drought in a mixed-conifer forest of northern California?
Advisor:

Chris Beal
Thesis:
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2016

Alexander Wick
Thesis:
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2015

Nathan Queener
Thesis: Spatial and temporal variability in baseflow and stream drying in the Mattole River headwaters.
Advisor:

Madelinn Schriver
Thesis: Stand and tree growth characteristics of Quercus garryana and Quercus kelloggi woodlands in northwestern California
Advisor:

Nichole Besyk
Thesis: Predicting phosphorus retention in two Haplohumult forest soils of northern California
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Radeslow Glebocki
Thesis: Fuel loading and moisture dynamics in thinned coast redwood ? Douglas-fir forests in Headwaters Forest Reserve, California
Advisor:

Zawisza Grabinski-Parker
Thesis: Reburn severity interactions over 30 years in the Klamath Mountains ecoregion, California, USA
Advisor:

2014

Hai Vuong
Thesis: Using liDAR to estimate the total aboveground live biomass of redwood stands in South Fork Caspar Creek Watershed, Jackson Demonstration State Forest, Mendocino, California.
Advisor:

Amy Livingston
Thesis: Plant community responses to fire exclusion, species invasions, and restoration in California woodlands and grasslands.
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Tim Montgomery
Thesis: Modeling work plan logistics for biomass recovery operations using spatial analysis.
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2013

Lea Bond
Thesis: Using distributed temperature sensing fiber-optics and heat source modeling to characterize a northern California stream?s thermal regime.
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2012

Sara Hanna
Thesis: Long-term, post-fire dynamics of a sagebrush steppe community in northeastern California.
Advisor:

Brian Huggett
Thesis: Modeling six years of stream discharge using the distributed hydrology soil vegetation model (DHSVM) in a coastal, timber harvest catchment, Humboldt County, California.
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2011

Trever Parker
Thesis: Fluorometry as a bacterial source tracking tool in coastal watersheds, Trinidad, California.
Advisor:

Chantell Royer
Thesis: Building a foundation for coordinated water quality monitoring in the Klamath River basin.
Advisor:

Matt Cocking
Thesis: The Role of Native Conifer Encroachment and the Return of Fire to California Black Oak Ecosystems in Northern California.
Advisor:

Sungnome Madrone
Thesis: Fine sediment sources of coastal watersheds with uplifted marine terraces in Northwest Humboldt County, California.
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2010

Eamon Engber
Thesis: Fuelbed heterogeneity, flammability, and restoration of historically fire frequent oak woodlands with fire.
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Claire Knopf
Thesis: A permeability study on salmonid spawning riffles in the Little River drainage and Canon Creek in Northern Humboldt County, California.
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2008