Skip Navigation

Science

SciencePhoto Pickart 512National Wildlife Refuges work closely with other researchers, Universities and science-based organizations interested in supporting the agency’s wildlife conservation mission.

Humboldt Bay NWR knows the importance of making management decisions based on sound and current scientific principles. This is why we continue to promote scientific inquiry on Humboldt Bay NWR lands.

 

Have a look at some of the past scientific projects based in the Humboldt area: 

 

Masters Theses (32 KB xls)

Senior Undergraduate Theses (17 KB pdf)

 

Have a look some Technical Reports prepared by Refuge staff: 

 

Augyte, S. and A. Pickart. 2013. (900K pdf) Algal response to removal of invasive cordgrass Spartina densiflora in a saltmarsh in Humboldt Bay, CA. Unpublished report, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Arcata, California.

Eicher, A.L. 1987. (3MB pdf) Salt marsh vascular plant distribution in relation to tidal elevation, Humboldt Bay, California. M.A. Thesis, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California.

Eicher, A.L. and A.J. Pickart 2011. (1538K pdf) Impacts of mechanical Spartina treatments on rare plants in Humboldt Bay salt marshes. Unpublished report, U.S. Fish and Wildlfie Service, Arcata, California and California State Coastal Conservancy, Oakland, California.

Falenski, H.D. 2007. (1.4MB pdf) Spartina densiflora, an invasive species in the marshes of Humboldt Bay. M.S. Thesis, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California. 

Grazul, Z.I. and P.D. Rowland. 2010. (3.3MB pdf) The distribution of Spartina densiflora in Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge: Baseline mapping, 2010. Unpublished report, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Arcata, California.

Grazul, Z.I. and P.D. Rowland. 2011. (4057K pdf) The distribution of Spartina densiflora in the Humboldt Bay region: Baseline mapping. Unpublished report, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Arcata, California.

Jacques, Deborah. 2007. (10MB pdf) Castle Rock National Wildlife Refuge Information Synthesis. Unpublished Report, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Arcata, California.

Mitchell , M.L. 2010. (489K pdf) A description of terrestrial invertebrate assemblages and a comparison of sampling methods in pre and post-restoration Humboldt Bay salt marsh: A pilot study. Unpublished report, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Arcata, California.

Mitchell, M.L. 2012. (2016K pdf) A Comparison of Terrestrial Invertebrate Communitites in Spartina-Invaded and Restored Humboldt Bay Salt Marshes. M.S. Thesis, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California. 

Patten, K. and Casey, C.O. (3MB pdf) Shorebird use of Spartina-affected tidelands- Can we achieve functional habitat post-control?  Washington State University 

Pickart, A. 2001. (5.5MB pdf) The distribution of Spartina densiflora and two rare salt marsh plants in Humboldt Bay 1998-1999. Unpublished report, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Arcata, California.

Pickart, A. 2005. (3.0MB pdf) Control of invasive Spartina densiflora in a high elevation salt marsh, Mad River Slough, Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Unpublished report, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arcata, California. 

Pickart, A. 2005. (3.3MB pdf) A Preliminary Description of the Table Bluff Unit Wetland Vegetation, Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Unpublished Report, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arcata, California.

Pickart, A. 2008. (1.2MB pdf) Spartina eradication, Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Status Report to the State Coastal Conservancy. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Grant Agreement No. 06-017. 11 pp.

Pickart, A. 2008. (2.3MB pdf) Restoring the Grasslands of Northern California's Coastal Dunes. California Native Grasslands Association: Grasslands, Volume 18(1). 5pp.

Pickart, A. 2012. Spartina densiflora invasion ecology and the restoration of native salt marshes, Humboldt Bay, California. unpublished report, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Arcata, California.

Pickart, A. 2013, (7351K pdf) Management and Monitoring Plan - Progress Report for Invasive Annual Grasses at the Lanphere and Ma-le'l Dunes Units, Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge April 20, 2010, Revised October 2, 2012, May 21, 2013

Pickart, A. 2013, (569K pdf) A Comparison of Mechanical Treatments for the Control of Spartina densiflora at Jacoby Creek Unit Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, May 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: Jun 01, 2013
Return to main navigation