Western black-legged ticks, Ixodes pacificus, are carriers of Lyme disease and can be often found in local grasslands. We assessed ticks from two Sonoma County sites that receive visitors daily: Pepperwood Preserve and Fairfield Osborn Preserve. We found no evidence of Lyme disease at either preserve.
Macroinvertebrate, bacterial and water quality studies of Copeland Creek
Phan et al 2016: We investigated the levels of fine sediment at two locations in Sonoma Creek, to assess habitat suitability for s
To assess the effectiveness of alternative fertilizers, we compared the growth rate of Solidago californica in soil treated with three different fertilizer types.
Studies guiding the control of yellow star thistle (Centaurea solstitialis) at the Fairfield Osborn Preserve.
Multiple studies to investigate the presence and effect of sudden oak death in local habitats.
Evaulation of the relationship between sudden oak death severity and wildfire intensity in the 2017 Atlas/Nuns/Tubbs Fire complex.
As one of the only certified Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) pilots on campus, I aid other SSU researchers in applying drone imaging to the study of landscape and ecological projects.
Copeland Creek can jump its banks, depositing sediments where the creek empties onto the Santa Rosa plain. Flood modeling and field studies help agencies and community groups design solutions.
We held a visioning charrette (brainstorming with intent) with 100 students to visualize the future of Sonoma State in the areas of sustainable infrastructure, natural systems, community engagement, and academic experience.