Huxley College Graduate and Undergraduate Publications

 

The Huxley College Collection includes:

  • Environmental Sciences Theses
  • Geography Theses
  • Environmental Education Theses
  • Field Project Reports
  • Environmental Studies Theses
  • Environmental Impact Assessments

created by Huxley College of the Environment students.

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Publications from 2017

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Constructing the Klamath: Nature, Culture, and the Management of a Western River, Zander Albertson

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An Investigation of Acid Rock Drainage in Glacial Streams Through Multivariate Exploratory Analysis and the Biotic Ligand Model in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru., Edward W. Bain

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Changes in Water Chemistry and Biological Communities Associated with Metal Mining in Streams in the North Cascades, Brooke G. Bannerman

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Population Characteristics and Habitat Use by the Recently Introduced Asiatic Clam (Corbicula fluminea) in Lake Whatcom, Washington, Jason A. (Jason Alexander) Buehler

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Trust and Conservation Opportunity: the importance of trust in landholders' decisions to participate in conservation programs, Analiese C. E. Burns

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Plant Community and Nutrient Development within Four Estuary Restoration Sites in Kitsap County, Washington, Shannon M. (Shannon Marie) Call

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Environmental impact assessment: Maddox Creek culvert removal and habitat restoration project, Madison DonTigny, Thomas Hart, Alexa Jones, Josh Ludden, and Maura McKole

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Do Conspecific Soil Microorganisms Inhibit Potentilla recta?, Faythe Duran

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Environmental impact assessment: Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve addition, Patrick Eckroth, Rose Howe, Neha Malhan, Brandon Nichols, and Alise Rector

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Polycentric Solutions for the Skagit River Water Wars?, Alanna Ewert

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Mothers' Roots Curriculum Project, Sonya Gobert

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An Exploration of Digital Sketch Mapping, Interview and Qualitative Analysis to Document a Therapeutic Landscape in Whatcom County, George Edward Juszynski

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Program Development at the Outback: Exploring Place-Based, Experiential Education through a Campus Farm., Paul Kearsley

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Building the Climate Justice Movement: A Field Manual to Increase Climate Activism, Jill MacIntyre Witt

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Environmental impact assessment: proposed eastern brook trout removal from Hozomeen Lake, Bennet March, Troy Riling-Anderson, Logan Bates-Mundell, Aaron Burkhart, and Jennifer McDonald

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Simulation Modeling of Population Expansion for Introduced Mountain Goats in the Olympic Mountains of Washington State, Melissa M. Oscarson

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The Presence of Rhetoric: A Content Analysis of the Estonian American National Council’s Documents from Estonia, 1986-1989, Michael Redlinger

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Elk Abundance Estimation and Road Ecology in Whatcom and Skagit Counties, Washington, Nathan C. Rice

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Effectiveness of Salmon Carcass Analogs as a Form of Nutrient Enhancement for Juvenile Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) in Three Lower Columbia Watersheds, Matthew T. Sturza

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Environmental impact assessment of: Sunset Fish Passage and Energy Project, Emily Swortz, Caitlyn Jobanek, Miles Mayer, Isaiah Wynter, and Evan Oster

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Freestad Lake estuary restoration: environmental impact assessment, Alex Westcott, Amanda Smith, Angela Ralston, Keelin Balzaretti, and Kimberly Kreis

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The 'F-Word': Awareness and Perceptions in Fin-Fish Farming and Aquaculture Policies, Jordan Wrigley

Publications from 2016

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Geri Fields turf improvement project environmental impact statement Bellingham, WA, Willie Bethel, Courtney Langer, Kristi Mellum, Greg Richardson, and Ryan Watson

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Fine-scale Topoclimate Modeling and Climatic Treeline Prediction of Great Basin Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva) in the American Southwest, Jamis M. Bruening

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Black Cottonwood (Populus Trichocarpa) Nutrition in the Dewatered Lake Aldwell Reservoir on the Elwha River, Washington, Ezra H. Citron

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Blurred Vision? Evaluating the Legacy of Puget Sound Smart Growth, Stacy Clauson

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The Effect of High-Intensity Visible Light on the Bloom Niches of the Phototrophic Dinoflagellates Alexandrium fundyense and Heterocapsa rotundata, Elizabeth C. (Elizabeth Colleen) Cooney

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Teaching Environmental/STEM College Access Curriculum in Two Western Washington Title I Elementary Schools, Wendelin Dunlap

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Climatic Drivers of Western Spruce Budworm Outbreaks in the Okanogan Highlands, Todd M. Ellis

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Globalized Garment Systems: Theories on the Rana Plaza Disaster and Possible Localist Responses, Elizabeth A. Evans

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A Dynamic Bayesian Approach for Integrating Climate Change into a Multi-Stressor Ecological Risk Assessment for the Mercury Contaminated South River and Upper Shenandoah River, Lara Gaasland-Tatro

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Creating a Community Hub for Natural History Education in the Methow Valley and Beyond, Mary Kiesau

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Whatcom transportation authority: WWU shuttle bus analysis, Shelby Kremenich, Jocelyn Murphy, Rachel Ohnemus, and Lucas Robinson

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Detecting Fires: A Nationally Consistent, Rule Based Approach, Jacob D. (Jacob Daniel) Lesser

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Environmental impact assessment Fever Creek bridge replacement, Analissa Merrill, Gus Landefeld, Kyle Easton, Shiloh Britt, and Novella Randall

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Seagrasses (Zostera marina) and (Zostera japonica) Display a Differential Photosynthetic Response to TCO2: Implications for Acidification Mitigation, Cale A. Miller

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Science and Strategy: How Scientific and Technical Information Are Used in Disputes Over Landslide Regulations in Seattle, WA, Ana E. Miscolta-Cameron

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Investigating the Spatio-Temporal Relationships Between Snowmelt Timing and Wildfire Area Burned in the US Mountain West, Donal Seán (Donal Seán) O'Leary III

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Water Quality and Algal Diversity of Ten Lakes Along the Mountain Loop Highway, Washington, Katy Pfannenstein

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Emergent Contaminants and Effects on Field-Exposed Chinook Salmon and Cutthroat Trout in the Stillaguamish Watershed, WA., Jody M. Pope

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One Hundred Years of Vegetation Succession in the Easton Glacial Foreland, Mount Baker, Washington, Katherine A. (Katherine Ann) Rosa

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Effects of Zostera marina Roots and Leaf Detritus on the Concentration and Distribution of Pore-Water Sulfide in Marine Sediments, Alexandra G. (Alexandra Garcia) Simpson

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Microzooplankton grazing, growth and gross growth efficiency are affected by pCO2 induced changes in phytoplankton biology, Kelly Still

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Magnetic Biomonitoring of Polluted Trees in South Seattle, Lauren Templeton

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Cluster Analysis as a Means of Examining Topographically-mediated Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva) Growth in the American Southwest, Tyler J. Tran

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Spatial Variability of Snow Chemistry of High Altitude Glaciers in the Peruvian Andes, Lindsay K. Wallis

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Hypothetical proposed Hale Passage salmon aquaculture site: environmental impact assessment, Jordan Wrigley, Danny Ashley, Kathryn Lewis, Michaela Paeth, Mikaela Richardson, and Shauna Brennan

Publications from 2015

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Port Townsend liquids depot: environmental impact assessment of a biofuels facility on the Port Townsend Paper Corporation site, Andrea Brudnicki, Ashley Cabe, Sean Petersmark, and Bret Stevens

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Ocean Acidification Affects Larval Swimming in Ostrea lurida but not Crassostrea gigas, Shannon Buckham

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Effects of Heavy Metals on Benthic Macroinvertebrates in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru, George L (George Livingston) Burgess

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Effects of Hypoxia and Sulfide Intrusion on Eelgrass (Zostera marina), Melissa Ciesielski

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Determining biologically available phosphorus in storm water entering Lake Whatcom, WA using the dual culture diffusion apparatus, Jonnel Deacon

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Incorporating Experiential Education into Entry-level College Biology Curriculum, David W. Droppers

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Integrated Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment for the South River, Virginia: a Bayesian Approach, Meagan J. Harris

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Investigating Effective Methods for Aggregating, Organizing, Storing, Managing, and Disseminating Community Resilience Data, Jonathan A. Kemp Jr

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Marine Microzooplankton are Indirectly Affected by Ocean Acidification Through Direct Effects on Their Phytoplankton Prey, Kasey Kendall

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Environmental impact assessment for Hermann Brothers Logging & Construction, INC wood-based solids depot, Danika Kraft, Jacob Jones, Sam West, and Noah Braley

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The Effect of American Kestrels on Deterrence of Bird Damage to Pacific Northwest Sweet Cherries, Deanna K. Leigh

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Effects of Organic versus Conventional Agricultural Management on Soil Quality in Skagit County, Washington, Daniel Nessly

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An Ecogeomorphic Model to Assess the Response of Padilla Bay's Eelgrass Habitat to Sea Level Rise, Katrina L. Poppe

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Effect of Symbiotic State on the Fatty Acid Composition of Anthopleura elegantissima, Andrés J. Quesada

Publications from 2014

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Sediment and vegetation monitoring during a levee removal project on the Stillaguamish River Delta at Port Susan Bay, WA, Alec Barber

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Restoring generating capacity of Diablo Hydroelectric Project by dredging the confluence of Stetattle Creek and Gorge Reservoir, Diablo, WA, Hailey Beres, Kandyce Napoleon, Jordan Johnson, and Bjorn Ostenson

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Assessing economic impacts of disruption to Oregon's energy infrastructure to enhance regional disaster resilience, Alexis C Blue

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Mapping disciplinary relationships in Astrobiology: 2001-2012, Jason W. Cornell

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Proposed reintroduction of fishers in the North Cascades National Park environmental impact assessment, Cameron Coronado, Monica Tonty, Wiley Chubb, Chris Foss, and Spencer Ward

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Mycorrhizal availability in the basin of Lake Mills and influence on colonization and growth of Salix scouleriana under drought stress, Andrew Cortese

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Transparency in mineral extraction: the commodity story, the Dodd-Frank, and the emergence of 'conflict-free', Lacey M. (Lacey Michelle) Cunningham

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Dietary characteristics of juvenile trout and char in seasonally inundated stream segments in Ross Lake, Washington, Emily Derenne

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Variation in state seismic mitigation policies: a comparative analysis of seismic risk and policy development, Brian D. Gouran

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Systematic analysis of terrestrial carbon stocks in a small catchment of the Kolyma watershed, Kathryn E. (Kathryn Eliazbeth) Heard

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Evaluating non-indigenous species management in a bayesian networks derived framework, Padilla Bay, WA, Carlie E. Herring

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Influence of watershed and soil parameters on water quality in fifty western Washington lakes, Susan F. (Susan Farmer) Horton

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QPCR analysis of functional genes in iron-rich microbial mats at an active hydrothermal vent system Loihi Seamount, Hawaii, Kelsey J. Jesser

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Calculating risk change with management actions using Bayesian networks for the South River, Virginia, USA, Annie F. (Annie Franklin) Johns

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Pedagogy for restoration: addressing social and ecological degradation through education, David Krzesni

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Reconciling technology and nature : the use of mobile technology in outdoor recreation, Sarah K. Lindell

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The question of resilient and effective ecosystem governance: a case study of the Abbotsford-Sumas Aquifer International Task Force, Stephanie Messa

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How do compounds released by the green tide alga Ulvaria obscura affect development on invertebrate larvae?, Yolimar Rivera Vázquez

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Wine without irrigation: evaluating geographic information systems as a tool to identify potential dryland viticulture sites, Jennifer M. (Jennifer Michelle) Sorensen

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A study of pore-water sulfide and eelgrass (Zostera japonica and Zostera marina) in Padilla Bay, Washington, Annie Walser

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Temperature and moisture effects on respiration in the organic horizon of a Pacific Northwest forest soil, Hanna M. (Hanna Maria) Winter

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Influence of temperature on the physiological performance of zoochlorellae in two intertidal hosts (Anthopleura elegantissima and A. xanthogrammica), Gemma S. (Gemma Smith) Woodhouse

Publications from 2013

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BP Rail Logistics Project environmental impact assessment, Bellingham, WA, Spencer Andrich, Robert Bryson, Bill Sampson, Andrew Inocencio, and Suzan Nasona

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Squalicum Creek Park - phase III, Seth Norell Bader, Pamela Griswold, Nora Jagielo, Sabrina Romano, and Alexander Yanez Sherman

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The spatial manifestation of neoliberal discourse: mapping Chicago's education reform debate, Sarah (Sarah Susan) Bell

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Assessment of riparian conditions in the Nooksack River Basin with the combination of LiDAR, multi-spectral imagery and GIS, Erica M. Capuana

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Nutritional role of microalgae in the diet of first stage brachyuran crab larvae, Nicole J. (Nicole Janette) Casper

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Effects of ocean acidification on dispersal behavior in the larval stage of the Dungeness crab and the Pacific Green Shore crab, Anna-Mai F. (Anna-Mai Florentine) Christmas

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Cordata urban village environmental impact assessment, Donald Cleary, Dylan Foggitt, Gabriel Kincaid, Rea Pineda, and Nicholas Roberts

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Cherry Point exporting of coal on large ships, environmental impact assessment, Bellingham, WA, Judith Debay, Brennan Nowak, Chelsea Robinson, Genevieve Shank, and Sabina Sherrill

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Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest geothermal power plant environmental impact assessment, Evan Derickson, Ethan Holzer, Brandon Johansen, Audra McCafferty, Eric Messerschmidt, and Kyle Olsen

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South Skagit Highway realignment: ENVS 493 winter 2013, Justin Eastman, Jamie Hamilton, Thomas Peal, Amy Tibbetts, Matt Warren, and Witney Wynn

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Summer phytoplankton diversity in small lakes of Northwest Washington, Rachael D. (Rachael Dawn) Gravon

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Potter Road Bridge replacement, Jamie Halpin, Randal Bernhardt, Tyler Pedersen, Derek Vilar, and Jessica Straight

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Relationship between Lake Whatcom algae density, water quality and filtration rate at the Bellingham Water Treatment Plant, WA, Bowei He

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Regional risk assessment of the Puyallup River Watershed and the evaluation of low impact development in meeting management goals, Eleanor Hines

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Trail counter calibration: the search for influences in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Thomas R. (Thomas Ryan) Laws

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Environmental impact assessment: Whatcom County ordinance AB2012-300B: exhibit B, Kali Levy, Hunter Hassig, Kevin Radach, Galen Van Horn, and Bergen Vocke

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Factors affecting the distribution and abundance of the Salish sucker (Catostomus sp.): an endemic and endangered transboundary fish population, Nathaniel S. (Nathaniel Stuart) Lundgren