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 2013

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Italian piazze: models for public outdoor space in sustainable communities, Mark K. (Mark Kevan) Pederson

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Holiday Inn at the Bellingham International Airport: environmental impact assessment, Sara Scott, Tara Newman, Kelsey England, Ilsa Barrett, and Matt Fuget

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Squalicum Creek re-route, Lisa Sulenes, Dylan Peterson, Katherine Hales, Cecily Kowitz, and Skylar Sumner

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The wildland-urban interface in the conterminous United States 2000-2010, Jacob P. (Jacob Paul) Tully

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Incipient soil development in the recently deglaciated Easton foreland, Mt. Baker, Washington, Paul W. (Paul William) Whelan

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Lake Whatcom land reconveyance: environmental impact assessment, Chantal Wikstrom, Courtney Gilgore, Dominika Kwiatkowski, Lindsey Juen, and Noah Crozier

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Mapping alpine treeline with high resolution imagery and LiDAR data in North Cascades National Park, Washington, Cathi J. (Cathi Jones) Winings

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Phytoplankton ecology in four high-elevation lakes of the North Cascades, WA, Siana Wong

Publications from 2012

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Transboundary watershed management in the Fraser Lowlands: Bertrand Creek and Fishtrap Creek, Ryan Anaka

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Non-lethal determination of heavy metals in spiny dogfish (Squalus suckleyi) spines using LA-ICP-MS, Clayton L. (Clayton Louis) Bailes

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Galbraith Mountain wind power proposal: environmental impact assessment, Zane Beal, Sean Jobes, Anna Herbel, Jaime Liljegren, and Steffi Nuerenberg

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Hurricane Ridge downhill ski area improvement plan proposal: environmental impact assessment, Rachel Bellamy, Ben Campen, Patick Chappelle, Donald Cheyette, Tristan Sewell, and Sarah Smith

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Proposed expansion: South Fork Nooksack gravel mine: environmental impact assessment, Andrew Bohannan, Alyssa Lewis, Rebecca Taber, James Van der Voort, and Marlena Milosevich

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Cherry Point coal trains: environmental impact assessment, Sarah Brownell, Kirsten Miller, Stephen O'Guin, Matthew Reider, and Sarah Ward

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An analysis of agricultural land-use effects on surface water quality in Skagit County streams, MarySutton Carruthers

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Birch Bay shoreline enhancement: environmental impact assessment, Ellen Cole, Laura Higashi-Poynter, Ashley Hill, Rachel Morton, and Brian Noel

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Lummi Island rock quarry expansion: environmental impact assessment, Jessica Conquest, Hannah Gallagher, Erin Murray, Grace Schmidt, and Jordan Zanmiller

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Integrating ensemble species distribution modeling and statistical phylogeography to inform projections of climate change impacts on species distributions, Brenna R. Forester

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Salmon in the trees: an assessment of a dendrochemical technique for detecting marine-derived nitrogen in riparian tree rings, Jody Gerdts

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Proposed Yew Street UGA environmental impact assessment, Leah Grassl, Lester Johnstone, Andrew Majeske, Christian Shope, and Erin Thorson

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Pedestrian perceptions: a study of the Mount Pleasant neighborhood in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Jeffery M. Guinn

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Cascadian cross border cooperation challenged: the case of the Shared Waters Alliance, Riley Jones

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Lipids of the sea anemone Anthopleura elegantissima: season and symbiont affect content and fractionation, Monica R. Ponce-McDermott

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Maps as discourse in the borderlands: an analysis of the cartographies of power on the U.S.-Mexico 'frontier', Austin Rose

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Traditional and alternative delivery methods of general chemistry labs: environmental, monetary, and pedagogical comparisons, Sarah Steely

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The use of a Bayesian network to calculate the risks of mercury contamination to fish and birds of the South River, Virginia, Heather M. Summers

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Seasonal and age-based aspects of diet of the introduced redside shiner (Richardsonius balteatus) in Ross Lake, Washington, Carmen A. (Carmen Ann) Welch

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Obscured geographies of the Emerald City: a study on gentrification in Seattle, WA, Jonah D. White

Publications from 2011

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You can have your boat, and launch it too: an environmental impact assessment of the proposed boat launch at former Riverside Golf Course in Ferndale, Washington, Steve Anderson, Paul Argites, Christina Hersum, Tracy Pennell, and Justin Sant

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Samish rezone: environmental impact assessment, Philip Grant Bowman, Ryan Nicolas Joyner, Kelsey Erin Lorberau, and Alexander Joseph Riedo

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Barlean's Organic Oils: rezone & expansion: environmental impact assessment, Katarina Bunge, Nikki Dizon, Bennett Harbaugh, Allyson Hayes, Kristina Kraft, and Jarrett Wheeler

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Vectoring algal toxin in marine planktonic food webs: sorting out nutritional deficiency from toxicity effects, Amy K. (Amy Keita) Burgess

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Gateway Pacific Terminal Proposal: Environmental Impact Assessment, David Burgesser, Carrera Casper, Theo Frey, Kayla Grayson, Walter Haas, Tim Kennedy, Brenden McClain, and Casey Rogers

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Environmental impact assessment of the Ruth Creek Hydroelectric Project, Andrea Campbell, Darcie Williams, Paul W. (Paul William) Whelan, Daniel Skillman, and Trevor Gearhart

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Boulevard Park shoreline improvements project:environmental impact assessment, Sara DeSitter, Greg Kornelis, Travis Mabee, Caitlin Switaj, and Greg Coulter

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Environmental impact assessment: Smith Gardens slope stabilization and long plat applications, Wesley Dyer, Cory Fakkema, Corey Holloran, Hailey Morgan, Kaitlin Rogers, and Christian Warman

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Extension of Lake Whatcom phosphorus ban: environmental impact assessment, Jeffery P. Edwards, Clarrissa M. M. Ernst, Patrick L. Hopper, Kerri B. Love, and Nicole D. F. Parish

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Iron and manganese reduction in Bering Sea shelf sediments, Margaret E.S. Esch

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The influence of humic acid and water hardness on the partitioning of silver ions and nanoparticles between fresh water and freshwater algae, Matthew D. Ferguson

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Downsizing for the future: Whatcom County Adult Correction Facility and Sheriff's headquarters environmental impact assessment, Chris Fredley, Eric Johnson, Matt Milne, and Lauren Vanderlugt

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Bellingham Public Development Authority proposed Cornwall development environmental impact assessment, Ryan Fung, Elise Keim, Nadine Kohl, Michael Olney, Lauren Squires, and Nicholas Sund

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Irregular tessellated surface model map algebras to define flow directions and delineate catchments using LiDAR bare earth sample points, Gerald B. Gabrisch

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Alternative foraging strategies among brown bears (Ursus arctos) fishing for chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) at McNeil River, Alaska, Ian D. (Ian David) Gill

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Soils as a source of bioavailable phosphorus in the Lake Whatcom Watershed, Scott Groce

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Developing a resilience framework to analyze farmer perspectives on threat and vulnerability to catastrophic events in Western Washington State, Bryant Hammond

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Contrasting Immersion and Consultation Service-Learning Pedagogies: a Step Towards Reconstructing Personal Values and Norms, Connor Harron

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The effects of symbiotic state on heterotrophic feeding in the temperate anemone Anthopleura elegantissima, Terra C. (Terra Celeste) Hiebert

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Sea level rise and sediment elevation dynamics in a hydrologically altered Puget Sound estuary, Kara D. Kuhlman

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Geographies of governance across La Amistad International Park, Lauren F. Miller

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Assessing the potential for effective collaborative resource management of Costa Rica's Central Pacific scarlet macaw population, Kathryn Mork

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Wildlife governance and the politics of transborder commons: the gray wolf case, Jenni Pelc

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The first pre- and post-wildfire charcoal quantification using peroxide-acid digestion, Melissa R.A. Pingree

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Evaluating the contribution to toxicity of weak black liquor in pulp mill effluents, Renee L. Ragsdale

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Dendroclimatology of yellow cedar (Callitropsis nootkatensis) in the Pacific Northwest of North America, Christopher S. Robertson

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Squalicum Mountain development environmental impact assessment, Amber Smit, Andrew Donaldson, Jake Dunton, Max Crystal, and Oliver Crain

Publications from 2010

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Effects of fire on cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) : a case study of fire restoration in the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Washington, Rose E. Agbalog

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Semiahmoo West: environmental impact assessment, Patricia Apparius, Chad Armstrong, Callie Dahmen, Cynthia Grindell, and Brandon Herrick

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Evaluation of high-latitude boreal forest growth using satellite-derived vegetation indices, Logan T. Berner

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Lake Whatcom Watershed Land Acquisition Project: environmental impact assessment, Melissa Better, U Cheng Chan, Ann Christianson, Claire Jensen, and John King

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Habitat modeling using path analysis: delineating mountain goat habitat in the Washington Cascades, Tana Beus

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Whatcom County Adult Correction Facilities Environmental Impact Statement, Mark Biehl, Hans Harper, Bowei He, Sean Hendryx, Danielle Launders, Nicholas Lennartz, and Kayleigh Schwab

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Mt. Baker Highway SR 542-East Church Mountain Road realignment, Tristan Bull, Kristen Werner, Will Olsen, Titilayo Ala, and Katherine Rohrer

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Age determination of the sixgill shark from hard parts using a series of traditional and novel approaches, S. Jeffrey (Steven Jeffrey) Campbell

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Elwha River sediments: phosphorus dynamics under diverse environmental conditions, Emily Cavaliere

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Lummi Island ferry relocation, Sarah Degenhart, Ryan Hessler, Megan Link, Anne Maertens, Matt Sturza, and Sarah Thomas

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LEED neighborhood and design assessment: the Bellingham downtown alleyway revitalization, Douglas Elwin, Frances Fernyhough, Ian Dewhurst, Rebecca Avery, and Tyler Fey

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Yew Street urbanization: environmental impact assessment (EIA), Alyssa Fritz, Patrick Danner, Renae Fisher, Reid Haefer, and Emily Lewis

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Post Point Wastewater Treatment Plant: environmental impact assessment, Devon Gilliand, Miles Gilmore, Blake Larimer, Noelani Penney, Megan Watson, and William Wyler

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Revitalizing the Alleyways of Downtown Bellingham, Washington: Environmental Impact Assessment, Brandon Gimper, Danny Huth, Cory Olson, Jacqueline Quarre, and Stefanie Tetreault

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Alien vs. predator: effects of a native predator on two invasive oyster drills and oysters in Washington State, Emily W. Grason

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Environmental impact assessment U.S. Army Corps of Engineers levee vegetation policy, Danielle Gross, Iisak Lussenden, Cailan Murray, Michael Rall, Anthony Vendetti, and Anna Wilmot

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Bellingham waterfront wind power proposal: environmental impact assessment, Stephanie Grow, Emily Linroth, Peter Mattioli, Erin Trainor, and Carrie Veldman

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Cornwall Avenue revitalization: south anchor site, Greg Jilek, Jesse Jones, Kathlyn Kinney, Matt Kurle, and Haylie Miller

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Urban chicken farming environmental impact assessment, Bellingham, WA, Amanda Jobmann, Jessie Rosanbalm, Ian Shives, Annita Ferderer, and Maddie Eckmann

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LEED neighborhood development assessment: the north anchor, Kailey Kimball, Dylan Klinesteker, Arnica Luther, Chris McCoy, and Kendall Wals

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The effects of season and microhabitat on the distribution and nutritional contributions of two algal symbionts in the intertidal anemone Anthopleura xanthogrammica, Michael R. (Michael Rory) Levine

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Burn severity and whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) regeneration in the North Cascades, Stephanie A. (Stephanie Annie) McDowell

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Seed rain and selected species germination and growth trials: implications for natural and augmented revegetation of post-dam Elwha River floodplain and reservoir sediments, James T. Michel

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Polyunsaturated aldehyde production by a temporally varying field assemblage of diatoms in the San Juan Island Archipelago: can diatom metabolites affect microzooplankton grazing?, Blair M. (Blair Michael) Paul

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Bellingham International Airport expansion: environmental impact assessment, Marie Phillips, Stevie O'Clock, Khai Bhagwandin, Travis Johnson, and Zeck Donahue

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LEED neighborhood development: revitalization of Cornwall Avenue south anchor site, Cory Ragan, Cameron Zapata, Karsten Lundquist, and Calen Clark

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Whatcom Creek hydropower: environmental impact assessment, Margaret Taylor, Jena Christiansen, Graham Goodman, Duncan Kunkel-Patterson, and John Marshall

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Viability of coho salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch in relation to streamflow regulation in Terrell Creek, Washington, Ryan S. Vasak

Publications from 2009

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Dewey Valley annexation environmental impact assessment, Benjamin Albers, Kendra Cutting, Jessica Hardy, Deidre Hunsaker, and Tyler Llewellyn

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LEED neighborhood development assessment: the Fountain District, Courtney Amerine, Mason Fidino, Amne Hiraiwa, Ethan Rommen, and Michael Stephen-McRae

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Whatcom wind energy ordinance, Erica Bartlett, Derek Schruhl, Kimberly Popek, Kurt Niemeyer, and Scott DeWees

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Squalicum lofts: a LEED ND project, Jenny Blythe, Cameron Plommer, Craig Corliss, Sam Ripley, and Michelle Agne

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Proposed Closure of Brannian Creek Hatchery: Environmental Impact Assessment, Crystal Bogue, Rebecca Leon, Erin Langley, Owen Moroney, Sean Naman, and Robin Westerlund

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Lake Sammamish boat launch and parking improvement project, Blair Buchan, Karly McKee, Mitch Olson, Chris White, and Brian Pickard

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Fidalgo Bay causeway removal, Emily Cavaliere, Brittany Wilmot, Mackenzie Dolstad, Christina Hamilton, Gina Auriemma, and Kathryn Eyraud

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King Mountain Neighborhood Urban Village environmental impact assessment, Sarah Collins, Thomas Hall, Zoe Nelson, Abby Vincent, and Jared Zeretzke

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Granary Building environmental impact assessment, Shelby Cooper, Devon Fredericksen, Bora Kim, James White, and Grant Wilson

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Port demolition permit application project: environmental impact assessment, Emily Cressman, Carolyn Kinkade, Doug Naftz, Ilyssa Plumer, and Andrea Thomas

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Environmental impact assessment L.E.E.D. Neighborhood development evaluation: Fairhaven Harbor Development, Sean Crotty, Kara Drovdahl, Taylor Knowles, Jonathan Potts, and Liesel Schilperoort

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Illuminating whole effluent toxicity testing: ultraviolet radiation, phototoxicity, and PAH-contaminated groundwater, Jason C. Fortner

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Boulevard Park to Cornwall Overwater Walkway, Deborah Gaiz, Kevin Kasberg, Volha Kudrautsava, Jeff Mallahan, and Adam Pfleeger

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State Route 542: Warnick Bluff Stabilization : WSDOT-Identified Chronic Environmental Deficiencies Mitigation to Protect Infrastructure and Reduce Potential Environmental Damage, Benjamin Gardner, Jon Loewus-Deitch, Chelsey Emerick, Maria DeBari, and Kelly Slattery

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Predation and thermal stress affect color change in the symbiotic sea anemone Aiptasia, Samantha L. Hamlin

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Bridging biblical faith and ecology for adults an experiential environmental education program, Linda Houck

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Effects of salmon-derived nutrients on an artificial stream system, Danielle M. Love