We found that Sudden Oak Death occurs in bay laurel and European sweet bay trees on SSU campus but that symptomatic leaves are lower on campus than at the Fairfield Osborn Preserve.
Tidal salt marshes are important carbon sequestration environments. We analyzed sediment gathered from three core samples at varying distances from a tidal channel to determine carbon accumulation for the past century.
Despite decreased vegetation height, thatch depth, and increased soil compaction, cattle grazing did not impact the observation rate of ground-dwelling grassland vertebrates.
These projects review the effects of wine-growing on water and other natural resources. Biodynamic agriculture and other sustainable practices are recommended for reducing environmental impacts. Ethical issues are explored.
The Galbreath Preserve is our diamond in the rough - 3,600 acres of diverse and inspirational lands but without the overnight facilities needed for students, faculty and community to fully study human-environment interactions. This architectural plan sets the direction for a suite of zero carbon emission facilities that elicits innovation while at the same time educating all visitors to the preserve.
Changes in land management have had significant effects on riparian areas of the North Coast.
We surveyed for salamanders, and also measured water pH and hardness, and canopy cover.
The Galbreath Cultural Resource Management Plan provides an overview of the pre-history, ethnography, and history of the Galbreath Wildlands Preserve and its documented archaeological resources.
To evaluate whether a backwater channel on constructed in 2012 on Dry Creek provides a refuge for Steelhead and Coho Salmon, a longitudinal profile
Tree ring analyses at the Fairfield Osborn Preserve provide information about forest stand age and the frequency of landslides and fire.