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

Faculty Dr. Darren Ward Fisheries Biology

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

Submitted: October 4, 2018

Student Ely Boone Fisheries Biology

Undergraduate student Ely Boone received a second place award in the best science poster category at the 52nd annual American Fisheries Society Cal-Neva conference held in San Luis Obispo last week. Ely presented his summer 2017 research on environmental DNA, which he completed in the Rroulou'sik Program.

Submitted: March 9, 2018

Student Keith Parker Fisheries Biology

Graduate student Keith Parker's abstract was accepted and he was awarded a travel scholarship for the NSF/AAAS Emerging Researchers Network Conference in Washington D.C. (Feb 23-24) to present his thesis research, 'Evidence for the genetic-basis and inheritance of ocean- and river-maturing life histories of Pacific Lamprey (Entosphenus tridentatus) in the Klamath River, California.' Parker will also present at the American Fisheries Society CAL-NEVA annual meeting March 1 in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Submitted: February 22, 2018

Student Grace Ghrist Fisheries Biology

Fisheries graduate student Grace Ghrist was awarded the Council on Ocean Affairs, Science & Technology (COAST) Graduate Student Research Award. This award will support Grace’s research looking at how freshwater habitat use affects marine survival of threatened coho salmon.

Submitted: January 29, 2018

Student Keith Parker Fisheries Biology

Graduate student Keith Parker was selected by the National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Internship Program as an intern scientist with NOAA Fisheries, Salmon Ecology Lab. He was concurrently awarded an internship with the EPA, which was declined. The internship begins this month and will compliment his current genetic work under the NSF GRFP at HSU.

Submitted: January 17, 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 and Molly Gorman Fisheries Biology

Fisheries Biology Professor Darren Ward has received a 2015 Special Focus Award from California Sea Grant to study state and federally endangered Coho salmon. Ward will work with graduate student Molly Gorman to track the fate of large numbers of juveniles who disappear.

Submitted: March 11, 2015

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