Jeremy McFarland

Graduate Student
Jeremy McFarland


Current status: Ph.D. in progress

Lab association: Human Paleoecology and Archaeometry Laboratory

Jeremy is a 3rd year Ph.D. student working in the Human Paleoecology and Archaeometry Laboratory. He is broadly interested in the social and ecological effects of past human-environmental interactions. The goal of his work is to better understand how Indigenous management practices have maintained healthy intertidal ecosystems for cultural keystone species in northwest California. Jeremy’s dissertation will primarily focus on reconstructing palaeoceanographic conditions, historical ecological changes and intertidal harvesting strategies during the Late Holocene. His previous research includes specialized experience in GIS workflow analysis, LiDAR computational analysis and 3D visualizations.

Jeremy recognizes the value of different knowledge systems and methodological approaches to understanding the past. In his research, he aims to use collaborative and multi-disciplinary approaches to strengthen our understanding of human-environmental dynamics: past and present. Jeremy leads by an ethical community involvement with a shared interest in cultural preservation and the conservation of natural and cultural landscapes.

Academic interests

  • Collaborative Archaeology
  • Traditional Resource Management
  • Historical Ecology
  • Archaeomalacology
  • Isotope Ecology
  • Paleoenvironmental reconstruction

Recent publications

  • McFarland, J.; Andrea Sbei, Christopher S. Jazwa, and Kyra Stull (Under Review) The influence of environmental and morphological variability on multiple linear regression analysis in estimating total mussel (Mytilus californianus) shell size. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. (XX), pp. XX
  • Madurapperuma, B.; Lamping, J.; McDermott, M.; Murphy, B.; McFarland, J.; Deyoung, K.; Smith, C.; MacAdam, S.; Monroe, S.; Corro, L.; Magstadt, S.; Dellysse, J.; Mitchell, S. (2020) Factors Influencing Movement of the Manila Dunes and Its Impact on Establishing Non-Native Species. Remote Sens. 12, 1536, doi:10.3390/rs12101536
  • McFarland, J., and Marisol Cortes Rincon. (2019) Mapping Maya Hinterlands: LiDAR Derived Visualization to Identify Small Scale Features in Northwestern Belize. Humboldt Journal of Social Relations, Geospatial Technologies in Social Sciences (41), pp. 46-58
  • McFarland, Jeremy. (2019) Historic Landmarks and Points of Interest in Mendocino CA. Humboldt Journal of Social Relations, Geospatial Technologies in Social Sciences (41), pp. 6-7.


  • B.A., Anthropology, Humboldt State University, 2018