Achievements

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

Student Frank Mele Fisheries Biology

Won U.S. Aquaculture Society Best Abstract/Travel Award at Aquaculture America, Honolulu, Hawaii

https://www.was.org/Meeting/code/AA2020

Submitted: February 25, 2020

Student Taylor Zenobia Fisheries Biology

Taylor Zenobia, FISH undergraduate, has been awarded Best Student Oral Presentation by the U.S. Aquaculture Society at their annual conference in Oah’u, Hawai’i! Taylor is also minoring in Scientific Scuba Diving and Women’s Studies.

Submitted: February 25, 2020

Faculty Cynthia Le Doux-Bloom Fisheries Biology

Invited presenter, along with Drs. Peter Moyle and David Ostrach, to address the California Fish & Game Commssion on the 1996 Striped Bass Policy and its fishery implications.

Submitted: January 22, 2020

Faculty Cynthia Le Doux-Bloom, Darren Ward Fisheries Biology

Co-hosted a two day workshop funded by STEM NET, Blue Lake Casio, and Tribal Tech to investigate the Klamath Basin Tribes’ interest in developing new Native and Western sciences collaborations around dam removal for HSU students. Attendees includes Tribal members from the Klamath Tribes, Hoopa, Yurok, and others, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, Klamath River Renewal Corp., Klamath Basin Monitoring Program, UC Davis, and HSU staff and faculty.

Submitted: January 9, 2020

Faculty Cynthia Le Doux-Bloom Fisheries Biology

Received $30,000 from Bureau of Reclamation proposal entitled, “Using juvenile lamprey to assess Tribal Drinking Water Quality on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation.” Pilot Study, Phase II.

Submitted: January 8, 2020

Faculty Andrew Kinziger Fisheries Biology

Andrew Kinziger and co-authors from the Redwood Sciences Lab published a peer reviewed paper in Environmental Biology of Fishes:

Kinziger, A.P., R.J. Nakamoto, A. Aguilar, B.C. Harvey. 2019. California roach (Hesperoleucus symmetricus) in the Eel River of northwestern California: native or introduced? Environmental Biology of Fishes 102:771–781. DOI
10.1007/s10641-019-00870-x [article]

Submitted: November 12, 2019

Student Michael Sutter and Andrew Kinziger Fisheries Biology

Fisheries Biology graduate student Michael Sutter published his thesis in Conservation Genetics. Michael’s MS mentor was Dr. Andrew Kinziger.

Sutter, M., and A.P. Kinziger. 2019. Rangewide tidewater goby occupancy survey using environmental DNA. Conservation Genetics 20:597-613. doi: 10.1007/s10592-019-01161-9

Submitted: October 14, 2019

Faculty Fisheries Biology Faculty and Students Fisheries Biology

Seven undergraduate, six graduate, and five faculty from the Department of Fisheries Biology attended the National American Fisheries Society meeting in Reno, Nevada (29 Sept – 4 Oct). HSU Fisheries contributed eight research presentations, three posters, and moderated four sessions. The event included an HSU Fisheries Alumni and Friends Social.
Presenters
Michael Academia – Prey composition and relationship between nesting success and food provisioning of osperys in northwestern California
Andrew Kinziger – Genetic analysis suggests Catostomus rimiculus (Klamath smallscale sucker) in the Smith River, California are introduced
Max Grezlik – An ecosystem model to facilitate ecosystem-base

Submitted: October 10, 2019

Faculty Dr. Darren Ward Fisheries Biology

Darren Ward was awarded $75,000 from UCSD for Freshwater Ecology Research Collaboration.

Submitted: October 4, 2018

Student Keith Parker Fisheries Biology

The Switzer Foundation Environmental Fellowship flew HSU graduate researcher Keith Parker to Washington DC where he met with Senator Kamala Harris’ staff (Mar 13) and Congressman Jared Huffman’s staff (Mar 14). The subjects were Klamath River restoration and the 2016 Klamath Power and Facilities Agreement dam removal timeline. Keith spoke from the perspective of a Yurok tribal member living on the river merged with his thesis work in the Klamath basin. Klamath River environmental justice issues of blue-green algae blooms, health quarantines, fish kills, low water flows, and other issues disproportionately impact California’s three largest tribes in the basin.

Submitted: March 21, 2017

Faculty Ron Fritzsche Fisheries Biology

Emeritus Professor Ron Fritzsche (Fisheries Biology) was a contributor to the recently published FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes, “Living Marine Resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic, Vol. 3 Bony Fishes Part 1 (Elopiformes to Scorpaeniformes),” Kent Carpenter and Nicolette DeAngelis eds, FAO, United Nations, Rome 2016. Dr. Fritzsche contributed the section on the fishes of the order Gasterosteiformes (Syngnathidae, Fistulariidae, Aulostomidae and Macrorhamphosidae), pages 2231-2248.

Submitted: February 13, 2017

Student Ian Kelmartin and Jay Staton Fisheries Biology

HSU graduate students Ian Kelmartin and Jay Staton presented posters at the COAST-WRPI Student Research Poster Reception at the Chancellor’s Office on March 8, 2016. COAST is the CSU system-wide affinity group for marine and coastal related activities.

Submitted: April 4, 2016

Faculty Darren Ward Fisheries Biology

Faculty member Darren Ward has received a 2015 “Core Award” from California Sea Grant, which funds research, education and outreach throughout California. Ward will track juvenile Coho salmon to discover what happens to young-of-year when warmer water temperatures force them to leave their spawning grounds prematurely from Feb. 1, 2015 – January 31, 2016.

Submitted: February 4, 2015

Student Meiling Roddam Fisheries Biology

Meiling Roddam (‘14, M.S. Fisheries) has received a 2014 California Sea Grant State Fellowship. Roddam will work at the interface of scientific research and policy, and determine how to incorporate that science into the Delta Plan. Previously, Roddam worked for California Department of Fish and Wildlife as a Fisheries Technician in the Klamath River Basin and in the Smith River Watershed. Prior to that, Roddam was an AmeriCorps member with the Watershed Stewards Project, a special project of the California Conservation Corps. Roddam earned her undergraduate degree in marine biology at University of California, Santa Cruz, where she studied harmful algal blooms in the Monterey Bay.

Submitted: February 13, 2014

Faculty Walter Duffy and Sharon Kahara Fisheries Biology

Drs. Duffy and Kahara recently had an article published in the journal ecological applications. The artical reports their findings of ecological services provided by wetlands restored under USDA conservation programs. The citation for their paper is: Duffy, W.G. and S. N. Kahara. 2010. Wetland ecosystem services in California’s Central Valley and implications for wetland reserve program conservation practices.

Submitted: August 23, 2010