Environmental Studies Senior Projects, 1994-Present

Anthropology-Environmental Studies

Biology-Environmental Studies

Chemistry-Environmental Studies

Economics-Environmental Studies

Environmental Humanities

Geology-Environmental Studies

Literature-Environmental Studies

Philosophy-Environmental Studies

Physics-Environmental Studies

Politics-Environmental Studies

Psychology-Environmental Studies

Sociology-Environmental Studies

Writing-Environmental Studies

 

Anthropology-Environmental Studies

Brey, Rosa (2009)
Globalization: what does the world have in store for agriculture in Cañar, Ecuador?

 

 Biology-Environmental Studies

Addis, Brett (2009)
Potential Association between Leaf Functional Traits and Frost Resistance in Woody Tropical Plants

Allen, Hillary B. (1995)
The Cape Eland (Taurotragus Oryx) as a Symbol of Neocolonialism in East Africa.

Arthur, Samantha (2007)
Population Modeling of Chinook Salmon in the Walla Walla River

Bagley, Alice (2008)
Changes in Arthropod Communities Over Time and Depth.

Baird, Matthew (2005)
Control and Elimination of the Invasive Plant, Japanese Knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum Sieb. & Zucc.) at the Johnston Wilderness Campus

Bergh, Stefanie (2004)
An Analysis of the Displacement of Wildlife by Human Activities in Kuku Group Ranch, Kenya.

Bloom, Scott (1998)
Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) use of Riparian Buffers in Southeast Alaska.

Buckingham, Lyndsay (2005)
Visitor Impact Analysis of the Coral Reef Ecosystem and Management Adaptations of Goff's Caye, Belize, Central America

Buettner, Heidi (2003)
The Effects of Grazing on the Reproductive Potential of Grasses in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.

Burgoyne, Marnie R. (2008)
Use of Artificial Nesting Structures by Non-migratory Osprey in Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Byron-Law, Rachel (2006)
Comparing Allometric Variation of Euterpe precatoria Across Different Terrains and Successional Stages.

Carver, Forrest (2009)
Phylogeography of the eastern collared lizard (Crotaphytus collaris collaris)

Chan, Connie (2010)
Lumholtz’s Tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus lumholtzi Lumholtz 1882): Factors that Influence its Distribution and Habitat Use in Fragmented Forests of Queensland, Australia.

Chavez, Kristianne (2010)
Freezing Coral Reefs: Cryopreservation as a Means of Coral Reef Preservation

Corbin, Sarah (2003)
Evaluation of the Status of Medicinal Plants in Kuku Group Ranch, Kenya

Cronin, Amanda (2001)
An Evaluation of Salmon Habitat Restoration in the Walla Walla River Basin.

Cross, Courtney (2006)
Mercury Levels in Southeast Alaskan Pacific Halibut.

David, Aaron (2008)
Abundance, Diversity and Distribution of Freshwater Mussels (Bivalvia: Unionoidea) in the Klamath and Salmon Rivers of Northern California.

Davis, Emily (2008)
Freshwater Mussel Abundance, Distribution and Habitat Preference in Two Northern California Rivers within Karuk Ancestral Territory.

DeBree, Hadley (2010)
Swimming with Turtles: Investigating the Habitat Use of Two Related Species of Australian Freshwater Turtles

DeFoor, Lorri (2006)
Chinook Salmon in the Walla Walla Subbasin:

Part 1: An analysis of water temperature and large woody debris with juvenile condition factor
Part 2: Re-establishment of spring Chinook salmon populations in the Walla Walla Subbasin, a case study

Doane, Lisa (2007)
Changes in Height Distribution over Time in Euterpe precatoria Populations at Braulio Carrillo National Park and the Effect of Illegal Extraction on Sustainability

Dusenberry, Marieke (2001)
The Effects of Urbanization and Non-native Bullfrogs on the Species Richness of Pond-breeding Amphibians in Storm Water Control Ponds in King County, Washington.

Feifers, Julie A. (2001)
Effects of Timber Harvest on Stream Benthic Communities and Soil Communities in Northeastern Oregon.

Gagnon, Michelle (1998)
A Study of California Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus beecheyi) Burrow Entrances in Potwisha Campground, Sequoia National Park, California.

Gallagher, John (1995)
An Evaluation of the Factors that Determine the Stream Health of Mill Creek: Using Macroinvertebrates as Bioindicators.

Giroux, Amber (2008)
The Effects of Barred Owl Invasion on the Diet of Northern Spotted Owls in Olympic National Park.

Goad, Erica Holly (2009)
Mountain Pine Beetle Target Preferences on Colorado's Eastern Slope

Guthrie, Erin (2005)
Assessing the Movement of Late-Instar Gypsy Moths, Lymantria dispar, in a Secondary Oak Forest

Hague, Mike (2009)
A Nested Clade Analysis of the Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus Collaris) on the Colorado Plateau

Hallett, Katie Lauren (2010)
Integration of Visual and Olfactory Cues in Host-Flower Recognition by Male Chelostoma Rapunculi Bees

Hamilton, Conrad (1996)
Integrated Pest Management - The Best Thing Since Apple Pie.

Hardee, Sarah E. (2005)
Analysis of Visual and Olfactory Stimuli in Host Plant Identification by Foraging-Naive Chelostoma fuliginosum (Megachilidae) Bees

Hartman, Genevieve (2001)
The Effect of Nutrient Loading and Residential Runoff in the Liberty Lake Watershed.

Hassett, Heather (2007)
Estimating Abundance of Shallow-water Serranidae species during underwater visual census in Turks and Caicos, BWI

Hatch, Shannon Maria (1998)
Weed Eating Weevils: The role of Bangasternus orientalis and Eustenopus villosus in the biological control of Centaurea solstitialis.

Heppenstall, Marina (2008)
Major Osmolytes of Hawaiian Coral and their Link to Cryopreservation.

Hotra, Libby (2002)
Management of the Black-tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) at Devil's Tower National Monument, Wyoming.

Ishikawa, Martin (2004)
The Systematic Control and Elimination of Japanese Knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum Sieb. & Zucc.): An Investigation of Four Different Control Methods.

Jennings, Sarah (2007)
The Zonation of Marine Flora and Fauna on an Intertidal Coral Reef Flat at Geoffrey Bay, Magnetic Island, Australia.

Jepson, Rose M. (2007)
Evaluation of Different Management Treatments in Invaded Prairie Restoration on Pigeon Butte, Williamette Valley, Oregon

Johnson, Miles (2007)
Summer Distribution and Habitat Selection of Margined Sculpin (Cottus marginatus) in the Walla Walla River Basin

Judkins, Sarah (2010)
Spore Germination Delay in Botrytis cinerea by Sunflower Pollenkitt through Volatile Exposure and Direct Contact

Kahre, Jennifer Ann (1999)
Intestinal Parasite Infections in Two Troops of Mantled Howling Monkeys (Alouatta palliata) on Isla De Ometepe, Nicaragua.

Kanaga, Megan (2003)
Understory Conifer Survival in a Mature Alder Forest of the Washington Cascades

Kiehn, Calvin (1995)
The Endangered Species Act and Forest Management: The Grizzly Bear in the Flathead National Forest.

Kirkby, Kristen (2007)
Home Again: measuring the success of Chinook salmon reintroduction in the Walla Walla River

Knight, Kristin (2001)
Using Zoobenthic Organisms as a Measure of Stream Health in Mill Creek.

Kohn, Sebastián (2007)
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) and human (Homo sapiens) impact on Acacia tortillis woodlands in Kimana Group Ranch, Rift Valley Province, Kenya

Krall, Michelle (2010)
Freshwater Mussel Abundance and Habitat in the Klamath River of Northern California

Littman, Nicholas R. (2009)
Shrub Encroachment Influence in Cattle and Game Areas in the Kalahari Desert

Lyman-Holt, Alicia (1998)
An Environmental Studies program without the biology? A biology course proposal for change.

Mackey, Blythe (2004)
A Riparian Assessment of Couse Creek in Northeastern Oregon.

Maktima, Norman (2002)
Dietary Habits of Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) on the Walla Walla River, Washington.

Maldonado, Hector (2003)
Leaf Litter Composition and Retention Rates in Two Species of Bromeliads

Marti, Miranda (2003)
Saving the Planet with Compost/Mulch and Earthworms: the effects of compost-mulch on soil health on an organic Hawaiian coffee farm, using earthworms as bio-indicators

Miller, Betsy (2002)
Influence of Coastal Development and Beach Usage on the Abundance of Megalorchestia californiana in Central California.

Miller, Colin (2008)
Changes in Range Condition and Local Livelihoods in the Group Ranches of the Amboseli Region, Kenya.

Nelson, Debrakaye (2006)
Olfactory Cues Foraging-Experienced Chelostoma rapunculi Bees Use to Recognize Their Host Plant.

Nickerson, Brandon (2006)
Demographics of the Southern Resident Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) Population in 2005.

Peterson, Michael (2005)
Use of Floral Cues in Host Plant Orientation by the Pollen-Specialist Bee, Chelostoma fuliginosum (Megachilidae)

Pierce, Shannon M. (2002)
Amphibian Colonization of Artificially Created and Restored Wetlands in Urbanizing Areas of King County, Washington.

Pounds, Erin (2007)
Tree Architecture as an Indicator of Cyclone Susceptibility in Mabi Rainforest

Presto, Chelsea (2009)
Analysis of Herbicide Use for the Reestablishment of Native Plant Species at the Whitman Mission National Historic Site

Pulliam, Sarah (2000)
Protecting Watersheds on Weyerhaeuser Timberlands, Southwestern Washington: a critique of the Upper Coweeman watershed analysis.

Rankin, Katherine Keely (2003)
Nesting Habitat of the Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) in the North Cascades, Washington

Rosenthal, Elaine (2010)
Examining the Effects of Flowering Synchrony on Gene Dispersal Distance in a Common Midwest Prairie Plant

Sandall, Brian (2004)
Human Consumption Patterns of Sea Turtles in Bahia Magdalena, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Schoen, Sarah (2004)
Lanternfish (Myctophidae) Zoogeography of the Equatorial and Sub-equatorial Pacific Ocean.

Smith, Benjamin Andrew (1998)
The Bioremediation of Polychlorinated Biphenyls.

Stagg, Keith (2005)
The Affects of Mining on the Red River, New Mexico, as Determined through Macroinvertebrate Community Analysis

Stiassny, Aaron (2003)
Using Benthic Macroinvertebrate Colonization in Mill Creek to Assess Stream Health

Strauss, Amy V. H. (2009)
Effects of Habitat on Geographic Patterns of Song Sharing in Dickcissels (Spiza americana)

Talbot, Emily (2005)
Does Foraging Experience Alter Mushroom Bodies in the Solitary Bee, Osmia lignaria?

Taylor, Jennifer (1998)
Heavy Metal Accumulation in Native Littleneck and Butter Clams at Three Puget Sound Localities, Washington.

Taylor, Sierra (1999)
Competitive Abilities of Transgenic and Non-transgenic Brassica napus L. (canola)

Tennant, Cristine (2010)
Freshwater Mussels of the Klamath River: A Personal and Scientific Account

Tennant, Erin (2004)
Population Dynamics of Black Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas agassizii) in Bahia Magdalena, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Thal, Jennifer (2000)
Evaluation of Habitat Characteristics Required for Nesting Bluebirds at the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in Maine and the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge in Washington.

Van Winkle, Jill (1994)
Cattle Grazing on public lands and its effects on Mimulus washingtonensis, a sensitive species endemic to the Blue Mountains of Northeastern Oregon.

Welch, Heather (2010)
A Comparison of Belt Transect Surveys and Roving Diver Technique in Determining Species Richness, Morphological Disparity and the Respective Correlation.

White, Jonathan (1999)
Significance of predation upon Thomson's Gazelle By Black-backed Jackal on Game Ranching Limited, Kenya.

Wicks, Regina (2000)
Effects of rangeland fires on ungulate distribution on Game Ranching Limited, Kenya, East Africa.

Williamson, James (2004)
Host-Plant Selection in the Pollen-Specialist Bee Chelostoma fuliginosum (Megachilidae).

Witnov, Sierra (2005)
Nutritional Patterns in a Panamanian Indigenous Community: resources, choices, consumption, consequences

Wong, Kenton (2002)
A Comparison Between the Effectiveness of the Magdalena Uno and Chango Shrimp Trawling Nets in Bahia Magdalena, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Chemistry-Environmental Studies

Anders, Elliot (2001)
A Chemical Study of Mill Creek: biological oxygen demand, septic tanks, and forest fires.

Ashby, Mary (2005)
Partitioning of PCBs and Pesticides onto Sediments

Barr, Heather (2001)
Phthalates and Cosmetics: a literature review and proposal for study.

Cox, Elizabeth (2003)
The Presence and Effects of Estrogenic Compounds in Wastewater Effluent

Crayne, Brice (2008)
Assessing Heavy Metal Contamination of Freshwater Mussels as a Traditional Food of the Karuk Tribe of California

McConville, Megan (2007)
The Effects of Dredging Shipping Channels and the Resulting Release of PCBs and DDT to Ecosystems

Mendez, Annelle (2008)
Studies on Phenol Removal from Water Via Tyrosinase from Streptomyces Glaucessens

Olsen, Robert M. (2006)
A simple Sand Column Laboratory Experiment to Illustrate Pollutant Hydrology

Welborn, Emily (2005)
The Presence of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in the Environment.

Werner, Elizabeth W. (2008)
Analysis of Anthropogenic Lead in Roadside Soils by Isotopic Composition.

Wnuk, Joshua D. (2003)
Desorption Kinetics of Hydrophobic Compounds from Lake Sediment Suspensions

Economics-Environmental Studies

Auld, Wynne (2009)
The Ayes and Noes of Renewable Energy Legislation: An investigation into the political determinants of California's Renewable Portfolio Standard

Bach-y-Rita, David (1994)
Implementing the Framework.

Baculi, Pauline (2009)
Municipal Recycling Waste of County Seats in Washington State

Bayasgalan, Onon (2009)
The Property Rights Regime for Mongolian Nomadic Herders Facing Desertification and Land Degradation

Borden, Larie (2000)
A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Oregon's Bottle Bill.

Chaddock, Ben (2010)
California Wine Grape Acreage: an investigation of adaptation to climate change

Cramer, Chris (1997)
Benefits-Costs Analysis of Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles in the United States of America.

Erdman, Charles Stewart (2007)
Cost Analysis of Spring Chinook Reintroduction to the Walla Walla River Basin

Ernast, Jon (1995)
The Benefits and Costs of The Model Conservation Standards for Residential Housing.

Linn, Sage (1998)
Emerging Economic Trends in the Pacific Northwest: With a Focus on Wallowa County.

Murdock, Megan (1999)
Evaluating the Environmental Costs Associated with Widening SR12 through McNary National Wildlife Refuge.

Newhouse, Katy (2005)
Solar Power Feasibility Study for The Fort Walla Walla Museum

Schedler, Megan (2005)
Sustaining Washington's State Forests for the Future of its Schools

Schwager, Daniel (2003)
Total Cost Analysis of Ramjet Generator Technology

Stillman, Drew (2007)
An Analysis of the Effects and Implications of Climate Change on Viticulture Practices

Wenzel, Lauren (2009)
Determining Influences on Agroecological Certification in Eastern Washington

 

Environmental Humanities

Andrews, Krystina (2010)
Poison Through the Veins of a City; Drought, Persecution, and Hope for Rain in Northern Africa

Barlow, Katrina (2009)
Radon Daughters

Bell, Ian (2009)
The Ecology of Acceleration: Los Angeles, Transportation, and the Pursuit and Pitfalls of Dreams

Bell, Sam 'Timbah' (2010)
On the Trail of Contentment

Berliner, Josh (2009)
Looking Inwards, Growing Upwards: ruminations on nature, place, memory, and connections

Conrad, Jessica Ann (2009)
Recovering Grace: An Exploration of Artistry, Faith and Love

Cooperdock, Sydra (2008)
Mending.

Drake, Peter (2007)
Suburban Perversion.

Gilbert, Jenny (2008)
Brokenness and Renewal: Finding Common Ground in Christian and Environmental Creeds.

Greenberg, Kate (2009)
Wild Sustenance: Learning Connection through the Hunter's Consciousness

Gustafson, Elena Jean (2010)
Towards a Climate of Health

Heath, Jay (2007)
The Right (of) Way: The Alaskan Way Viaduct Snafu and the Ethical Function of Seattle's Waterfront

Huus-Henriksen, Charlotte G. (2010)
I Pledge Allegiance

Koerper, Noah (2007)
Shouting Over The Pond: a personal experience of society, environmentalism and Thoreau’s provocation.

Lakes, Julia (2009)
Tending to Agrarianism: finding life under mulch and streetlamp

Otto, Elsbeth (2009)
Finding Roots for Radical Transformation in Walla Walla's Parks

Phillips, Jesse N. (2009)
Walking with the Wild: Drawing New American Landscapes of Thought and Space

Schoenike, Celi Anne (2009)
Community Gardening and Patriotism

Stein, Leora (2009)
The Condition of Food: the role of local food in three federal food assistance programs in Walla Walla, Washington

Stenovec, Matthew (2008)
Tracing Gary Snyder's New Mythology for an Old Continent.

Straus, Jack (2010)
“An Argument for the Feather Wrappers”

Thorndike, Camila Ewer (2010)
Growing Pains of a Young Environmental Organizer

Van Meter, Kevin (2008)
Generous Labors: Remaking Work in the Image of Restraint.

Young, Chelsea L. (2008)
When We Sing the Planet's Songs: thoughts on art and environmentalism - a conversation in three parts.

 

Geology-Environmental Studies

Barnhart, Theodore B. (2010)
Glaciomarine Sediment Flux and Transportation Mechanisms, Kronebreen/Kongsvegan, Kongsfjorden, Svalbard

Beaman, Mark (1997)
The 1996 Landslides of the Little Blue Creek Drainage Basin of Walla Walla County, Washington State.

Bean, Lisa (2002)
Reconciling Native American Traditions and Recreational Uses at Spring Mountain, Oregon.

Berg, Dan (2006)
The Walla Walla Delta and Its Environmental Implications

Brewer, Nolan W. (2003)
Fire Ecology: factors surrounding forest management decisions on the Umatilla National Forest

Burton, Margo (2002)
Copper and Mercury in an Oyster Reef System, Henderson Creek Bay, Southwest Florida.

Carley, Tamara (2008)
Mineralogical Variation in Paleoflood Deposits in the Walla Walla Valley, Washington: A case study for the development of portable x-ray fluorescence spectrometry (PXRF).

Caruthers-Knight, Samantha (2005)
A Blessing or a Curse? Geothermal Power at the Geysers and Medicine Lake Highlands

Coggan, Brian D. (2007)
Glaciations of the Davaatiin Region of the Hangay Nuruu, Central Mongolia

Coombs, Mary Jane (2000)
Threats to Water Quality in the Deep Basalt Aquifer, City of Walla Walla, Washington.

Davidson, Will (2008)
Temperature Changes at the Saddle Mtn. SNOTEL Site, Oregon caused by clear-cutting.

Durfey, Chelsea Cisca (2009)
Movement and Tectonic Geomorphology along the Praying Mountain Fault Segment of the Höh Serh Fault, Mongolian Altai

Ela, Autumn (2004)
Small Scale Climate Changes: Evidence from Pleistocene Molluscan Biostratigraphy in the Palouse Hills, Southeastern Washington.

Farrington, Kate (2008)
Pre-late Wisconsin Outburst Floods and their Pathways.

Gillanders, Josh (1997)
A-Frame Debris Flow, Kooskooskie, Washington, February 5-9, 1996.

Jenkins, Matthew G. (2007)
Geologic Setting and Vulnerability of Pacific Northwest Communities to Tsunami-Induced Contamination of Water Resources

Johnston, Patrick (2007)
Relatively Newly Discovered Inputs of Atmospheric Methane and Potential Impacts to Global Climate

Kitchen, Chris (2002)
Determination of Holocene Sea Level Change by Analysis of Mollusks, Blackwater Bay, Southwest Florida.

Leslie, Gwendolyn (2008)
The Natural History of Juniper Canyon, Oregon.

Lethenstrom, Katherine Ruth (1997)
Slip Slidin' Away: The Anaconda Smelter Superfund Site and Slope Failure at East Knob Borrow Pit, near Anaconda, Montana.

Martin, Season (2008)
Tracing Terroir: soil mineralogic effects on Vitis Vinifera.

Matzinger, Gia (2009)
Glaciation of Yamaat Valley, Höh Serh Range, Mongolian Altai

McCune, Sara Muir (2010)
Improving Forest Road Management: an analysis of factors influencing road-to-stream connectivity in the Wall Creek Watershed, Umatilla National Forest, Oregon

McKrill, Corey (2004)
Causes of Advancing Glaciers, and a Case Study of the Hubbard Glacier, near Yakutat, Alaska.

Meganck, Ashley (2004)
Volcanism in Iceland: past and present, the stratigraphy and petrology of volcanics from an abandoned tertiary rift, Lagadalsfjall, Iceland

Mendell, Emily K. (2006)
Using Fossil Trees to Estimate Paleoclimate of Banks Island, Arctic Canada and the Effects of Modern Climate Change on the Arctic Environment

Neill, John C. (1994)
Sustainability of the Walla Walla Aquifers.

New, Jennifer (2003)
A Detailed Stratigraphic Analysis of Glacial Sediments, Hunt's Bog, Ohio

Nyborg, Shauna H. (2003)
Causes of Landslides in the Walla Walla River Watershed and the Effects on Salmonid Health and Habitat.

Othus, Shannon (2006)
Interbeds of Columbia River Basalt Group Related to the Initiation of the Big Sink landslide, Northeastern Oregon.

Owens, Emily (2003)
Drought, Degradation, and Dams: A case study of irrigation agriculture in the Senegal River Valley.

Ritley, Mary Katherine (2004)
Eolian Features and Desertification of Mongolia's Gobi.

Schoenemann, Spruce W. (2003)
The Auburn Dam: an explanation of its demise.

Schupack, S. Benjamin B. (2007)
Mechanisms and Processes of Suspended Sediment Transport and Deposition in High Arctic Proglacial Lake Linnévatnet, Spitsbergen, Svalbard

Seymour, Andrea (2009)
Ice Lake Valley Glaciation, Höh Serh Range, Mongolian Altai

Stinson, Jonah (2004)
Longitudinal Seif Dunes, Wind Patterns, and Implications of Desertification in the Southeastern Gobi, Mongolia.

Tochlin, Clare J. (2010)
Paleomagnetic Evidence and Implications for Structural Block Rotation on Unalaska Island

Townsend, Elizabeth M. (2010)
Stream Restoration in Northeastern Oregon through Beaver Reintroduction.

Tuttle, Meghan (2005)
Mass Wasting Mitigation at Goodman Creek Area Northwestern Olympic Peninsula of Washington State

Van Auken, Heidi (1998)
The Changing Walla Walla River: A 200 Year Perspective, with Emphasis on Inundation Due to the Construction of McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

Vaughan, Jacquelyn (2004)
Bar Hoppin' in Texas: Texas Bar Debris Flow in Northeastern Oregon.

White, Dan (2009)
Northern California Gravel Bars: Grain Size and Mineralogical Analysis of Sediments of the Klamath River Watershed

White, Wendy Merielle (1996)
Streambank Restoration Projects in Walla Walla County: The Effects of Replanting Riparian Vegetation.

Withrow-Robinson, Johannah (2008)
Erosion of Reservoir Sediment Following the Removal of the Marmot Dam, Sandy River, Oregon.

Zeliff, Morgan M. (2006)
Paleoseismology of the Saddle Mountain West fault, southeastern Olympic Peninsula, Washington.

 

 

Literature-Environmental Studies

Smith, Molly (2006)
wilderness or Wilderness? An examination of Aldo Leopold and the Wilderness Act of 1964

Stentiford, David (2006)
Wildness and Recreation: the literature of Thoreau, Muir, and Leopold

 Philosophy-Environmental Studies

Long, Joanna (2005)
Environmentalism, Invisible Glasses, and Self-Awareness: beyond false consciousness and towards a sustainable future.

 

Physics-Environmental Studies

Frank, Jacqueline L. (2009)
Implementing the Use of Passive Solar Energy Into the Developing World

Gaston, Adam J.(1995)
A Fair Wind: The Evolution of the Windpower Industry Since the Late 1970's.

Guenther, John (2006)
Development and Testing of Functionalized Nano Electrode Arrays for the Identification of Sub-nanomolar Concentrations of Lead in Water

Harvey, Tyler R. (2010)
Nanocrystal Formation in Rare Earth Doped, Aluminum Co-Doped Silica Sol-Gels

Nishibayashi, Mark (2009)
Evaporation from Open Channels in the Walla Walla River Watershed (Oregon and Washington)

Read, Bridgett J. (1997)
Fire Prediction Model Analysis: A Case Study in the Blue Mountains.

Stewart, Laura (1983)
International Participation in Hydrogen Fuel Development

Thompson, Kyrie (2000)
Here Comes the Sun: The Feasibility of Solar Energy in Portland, Oregon.

Valdez, Jaimes C. (2003)
Following the Trade Winds: an analysis of barriers to utility-scale wind power development in the Pacific Northwest.

van Schilfgaarde, Ari (2007)
Ground and Surface Water Impacts on Spring Formation in the Walla Walla Valley, Oregon

 Politics-Environmental Studies

Adler, Lauren (2009)
Beef: It's Bad for Dinner ~ The Environmental Repercussions of Corporate Beef

Aldrich, Marin (1997)
Political Grounds: Implementing Sustainable Agriculture in the Coffee Industries of Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

Alongi, Dee Ann (1996)
Science and Politics: A Skewed Relationship.

Amorello, Tory (2006)
Non-Governmental Environmental Organizations in Transitional Governments: impacts on sovereignty and statehood in Postcolonial Kenya and Post-communist Bulgaria

Andrews, Brent Joshua (2002)
Disposing of Oceanic Commercial Passenger Vessel Wastes in Southeast Alaska

Avreitt, Peter (2006)
A Federal Problem, a Local Solution: community involvement in the treatment of forest stand over-density in National Forests

Benedetti, Gery (1997)
National Park Management Decisions: is politics compromising America's National Parks?

Bennon, Brady (1998)
Bureaucracies and symbols: A theoretical approach explaining why large dams have not been removed in the Pacific Northwest.

Bicknell, Jenna (2006)
Comprehending Capitalisms' Contributions to Climate Change

Billings, Katie (2004)
Marine Reserves: Reconciling Conservation and Liberalism Through Collaboration.

Boesser-Koschmann, Lena (2001)
Commercial Fishing and the Wilderness Worldview: the place of human beings in Glacier Bay National Park

Brasunas, Michael (2004)
The Dark Horses of Legislation: A Study of Congressional Riders and Their Affects on the Environment and Democracy.

Brewer, Christopher (2004)
The Bering Sea Forum: International Collaboration for a Sustainable Bering Sea.

Bristol, Joey (2001)
What's In Your Cup? An environmental and political analysis of coffee production in Costa Rica.

Bronstein, Sarah (2005)
Commodifying Corn and Culture: What U. S. Environmentalists can Learn From Resistance to Transgenic Corn and Neoliberal Development in Mexico.

Brunson, Whitney (2008)
Reconsidering the Walla Walla Way.

Cochrane, Tova Beth (2001)
Finding a Niche for Collaboration in the Management of Our National Forests.

Cunningham, Isaac (2005)
Civic Agriculture: replacing the Industrial Agricultural Paradigm

Curtis, Lisa M. (2010)
Creating Carbon Offsets: a new alternative for colleges and universities?

Dale, Taylor (2000)
Examining the Future of Western Water: Water Marketing as the Problem and the Solution.

Dann, Tyler H. (2000)
How Should Subsistence be Managed in Alaska? Co-Management as the Third Way.

Deumling, Benjamin (2005)
Constructing the Conscious Carnivore: A study of consumer perceptions of the meat industry in America

Dietenhofer, Jaime (1999)
How have land use controls affected property rights in the U.S.?

Dornsife, Alison (2002)
An Examination of the Klamath Basin Crisis: restructuring the discourse within an identity-based framework.

DuPont, S. Tianna (2001)
Conventional Wheat Farming vs. Best Management Practices: what motivates innovation? what impedes sustainability? A case study on sustainable wheat farming in the Walla Walla Valley.

Fade, Chris (2008)
Qualitative GIS in Collaborative Efforts: remedy--or facilitator--for inclusion?

Fischer, Andy (2004)
Yellowstone Bison Management: Applying Economic Solutions to Environmental Problems.

Fleck, Genine M. (1999)
Mastering Plants or People? Transgenic Crops and Agricultural Oligopolies.

Flores, Maria Roseanna Yellow Moon (2002)
In Absence of the Sacred: Creating a Sovereign Identity for Indigenous Nations in Environmental Justice - A Case Study of the Western Shoshone Nation

Frank, Trevor B. (2008)
A Critical Examination of Municipal Water Privatization and Alternatives.

Garratt, Chris (2000)
How the Snake River Dams will Fall: A Theoretical and Logistical Analysis of How the Snake River Dams will be Breached.

Golden, Sarah (2009)
The Influence of the Mass Media on Environmental Perception and Global Climate Change

Goldenberg, Jonathan (2010)
Challenging the Dominance of Inadequate Renewable Energy Policy

Gowan, Kelsey (1994)
Wetlands: The Need for State Level Bioregional Regulation.

Grant, Daniel Aaron (2010)
Negotiation in an Era of Scarcity: the Anglo and American Indian Quest for Water

Haberzetle, Joe (1995)
The Role of Pragmatism in German Politics: An Investigation of the Strategy of the German Green Party.

Harris, Chuckie (2010)
What’s Taking Us So Long: Understanding the Barriers to US Climate Change Action

Hartwell, Rebecca (2006)
Ecotourism in Sikkim, India

Hobbs, Timothy (1999)
The Collapse of United States Marine Fisheries: Conservation Meets Liberalism.

Holst, Nicole (2000)
Tibet: environmental effects of Chinese occupation and development in search of a better alternative.

Hunter, Jill (1999)
The Political Economy of Environmental Protection. Combining markets and politics in fisheries management in Kuna Yala.

Jensen, Rob (2007)
Environmentalism During the War on Terror: The Changing Nature of Environmental Radicalism

Johanson, Eric (2001)
Conflicts Inherent in the Park Service's Dual Mandate: with a focus on snowmobiling in Yellowstone

Jones, Alison (2001)
Coping with Democracy: The Mapuche Struggle

Kabak, Matthew Lorin (1994)
The Tactics of the German Green Party: An Investigation Into the Strategy Debate.

Kallins, Kati (2010)
Eastern Washington's Insatiable Thirst for Water Unseen: a Study of Permit Exempt Well Policy an Eastern Washington's Groundwater Supply Problem

Klein, John (2010)
Environmental Justice in Theory and Practice in Contemporary China

King, Katie (2008)
Beyond Greenwashing: climate change and the reconceptualization of environmental progress.

Koenigsberg, Sarah (2003)
Body-Dreams: A Remembrance of Being.

Kruger, Ian (1995)
A Tale of Two Counties: Wise Use Intrusion in Northeastern Oregon.

Larson, Justin (1998)
Public Opinion Quality & The Paradox of Democracy: Public & Elite Information, Judgment, and Values on the Issue of Global Warming.

Leonard, Ellie L. (1999)
Native American Tribes of the Columbia Basin: A Growing Power.

Lethenstrom, Emily (1998)
Consensus Groups: The Answer to Environmental Conflict?

Lewis, Steven (1999)
Overpopulation and the Developing World. Case Study: Bangladesh.

Lozito, Sara (2006)
Caught in the Crossfire: the Changing Conservation of the Indian Bengal Tiger - a case study of Sariska and Bandhavgarh National Parks

Lugar, Sara (1998)
The Future of the American Environmental Movement.

MacQuoid, Patrick (2005)
Perspectives on Leadership: lessons from the Northwest Social Forum process

Magee, Matthew Q. (2003)
Ecosystem-based Management: the next guiding philosophy for US land management agencies.

Matisse, Nicholas C. (2009)
Burning down the Houses: Fire and Development in the Wildland Urban Interface

McClellan, Michelle (1994)
Library, Cathedral, and Jewel: Integrating Society With Conservation in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

McConnell, Sarah Weatherly (2006)
Incidental Exclusion: immigration and the evolution of the American environmental movement.

McMahan, Erin (2006)
Salmon and Watermelons: Examining Cultural Values in the Political Realm of the Umatilla Basin Project

Merrill, Alicia Marie (2007)
The Evolution of China's Imperial Power

Miller, Oceanna-Rose J. (2004)
The Myth of the American West: the emergence, revision, and significance of hegemonic Western narratives.

Nyland, Merilee (2007)
Environmentalism Post-9/11.

Paulsen, Harmony Simone Justina (2006)
Dynamic Watershed Management: deliberation among state and local stakeholders in a state initiated watershed planning approach.

Peter-Contesse, Tristan J. (2004)
Seeing Like a Salmon: Re-evaluating Hatchery and Scientific Paradigms in Light of Emerging Restoration Strategies.

Peterson, Sarah (2001)
Powder, Power and Propaganda: construction and consequences of the war on drugs.

Pfeifer, Eric Michael (2002)
Along the Green Frontier: putting environmentalism to work on America's national forests.

Pope, Justine (2007)

Priore, Amity (2001)
The Future of the "Struggle": the lifting of the embargo and Cuba's sustainable agricultural movement.

Putt, Stephen Edward (1997)
Damaged Democracy: The Media as Shaper of Ideology and Legislation: A Trip Through Marijuana's Past and Present Media Experience.

Rankin, Oak (2005)
Policy, Theory, and Community: countering deforestation through community forestry

Rettberg, Michael (2002)
The Boy Scouts of America and the Neoliberal/New Right Divide.

Rice-Jones, Amy (2004)
Finding the Public Good in Private Interests: private landowner participation in the restoration of the Walla Walla Watershed.

Rivers, Ron (1999)
The Myth and Deceit of Hatcheries.

Robbins, Ginny (2008)
Do Land Trusts Obscure Public Accountability? Evaluating a Critique of Land Trusts

Robinson, Nicholas (2001)
Alternative Understandings of Human Development: envisioning a path towards ecological health.

Rokpelnis, Karlis (2009)
Oases and the Ethnic Conflict: Environment and Uyghur Ethnic Politics in Xinjiang

Russell, Julia N. (2010)
A Toxic Question: Weighing Tribal Sovereignty and Environmental Justice in the Case of the Goshute Tribe

Sady, Sophia (2009)
Practical Bioregionalism in the Walla Walla Watershed

Scates, Jamie (1997)
The Environmental Failures of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Schaeffer, Ashley Victoria (2004)
Indigenous Resistance to the Petroleum Industry in the Ecuadorian Amazon: power, identity, and the politics of culture.

Schmidt, Catherine (2003)
Ecotourism: Sustainable Development for Host Countries or Recreation for Northern Elites? An environmental political critique of ecotourism's potential in the developing world.

Schulte, Jill K. (2006)
The Bike Bites Back: the Critical Mass approach to environmental action

Seidelhuber, M. Franz (1995)
California Surface Water

Sheridan, Kristina Lynn (1995)
RCRA and CERCLA: The New Federalism for Environmental Politics.

Singh, Neera (1996)
Finding Common Ground Through Consensus Decision-Making: A Case Study of the United States Forest Service Resource Advisory Councils.

Sledd, James Thomas (2010)
Climate, Justice, and Mother Earth: the mainstream response to environmental justice activism in the American Southwest

Songer, Katie (2000)
Why India is Still Overpopulated: A critique of India's family planning program.

Spencer, Jeff (1998)
The Cartesian Paradigm, The Scientific Revolution, and Linear Perspective Vision: Shadows of the Modern Environmental Crisis.

Spidell, Rose (1996)
The Wise Use Movement: Shifting the Debate, But Missing the Boat? The Hanford Reach conflict: a case study of wise use attempts to employ anti-federalist rhetoric in order to reshape public lands' policies.

Stinson, Callie (2007)
God Save the Environmentalist? The Role of Evangelical Christians in the Fight Against Global Climate Change

Turnoy, Scott (2004)
The Green Fire: The ELF, Violence, and the Tradition of American Radicalism.

Wallisch, Alison (2005)
It's a Funny, Funny World: working through global warming debate with political cartoons

Way, Brian (1996)
Locked Out!

Whittemore, Erin (2003)
Homogenization of the Global Food Supply: exploring local alternatives as resistance strategies

Williams, Erin (2001)
Global Conservation Goals and the Brazilian Pantanal: finding a balance between people, nature, and conservation.

Williamson, Alexander J. (2003)
Prices vs. Costs: reforming energy policy in the United States.

Psychology-Environmental Studies

Gamble, Trevor Z. (2003)
Exploring Approaches to Promote Environmental Responsibility.

Hennings, Maxwell A. (2009)
An Investigation of the Tritone Paradox in the Auditory Perception of Rats (Rattus norvegicus) and Pigeons (Columba livia)

 Sociology-Environmental Studies

Apel, Ashley (2006)
Saving Nemo: Community Involvement in the Development of Marine Protected Areas.

Applewhite, Faith (2008)
A Death in the Family: mental health impacts of Klamath River Salmon decline on the Local Karuk Tribe.

Aviza, Andrew Jonas (2009)
Organizing for Environmental Change: the impact of new media technologies in environmental organizations.

Benedict, Peter (1996)
Off the Grid: Modernity as Applied to an Analysis of Self- Sufficient Living in Contemporary America.

Blethen, Marilla Pearl (1995)
An Analysis of Factors Contributing to Higher Rates of HIV Among Hispanics, as Compared to Caucasians, in the United States.

Brooks, Holly (2004)
Smokey's Approach: 100 Years of Active Wildfire Suppression.

Brown, Ann (1997)
The Malling and Mauling of the City and Consumers: An Auto- Ethnographic Perspective of a Neighborhood Shopping Center.

Brown, Cedar (1999)
Environmental Education and Sustainable Development: A Case Study of Small Island Tourism in the Caribbean.

Carroll, Molly (2010)
Toxic Inheritance: Motherhood and the Social Response to Breast Milk Contamination

Cowen, Claire (1999)
Toxic Narratives: Women's Bodies and Women's Voices.

Deller, Kinley (1994)
Socio-Ecology: A New Approach to Sociology.

Dickey, Karen (1996)
Exploring the Meanings of Nature and The Environment for Fifth Grade Students.

Dickey, Sharon (1995)
A Theoretical Perspective of Environmental Racism and the Environmental Justice Movement.

Drummond, Kendra (1996)
Sustainable Agriculture: A Guide for Responsible Farming.

Edwards, Brooke (1994)
Evaluating Ecofeminism as a Social Movement.

Farley, Jessica (2008)
Green Grapes: sustainability and community in the Walla Walla wine industry.

Ferrell, Jack (2008)
Shared Snowshoeing Experiences: Factors that Variously Influence Young Teens' Experience of an Afternoon Snowshoe Trip.

Finley, John (1995)
The Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project: The Emergence of the Public and Social Sciences in Ecosystem Management.

Fisher, Leah (2006)
The Methow Valley: An in Depth Look at the Social and Environmental Effects of Second Homes

Foley, Erik (1996)
How Romantic: Addictive Society, Therapeutic Nature, and the Search for a Full Sense of Self.

Frazzini, Jeana (1994)
An Analysis of the Effectiveness of Ecofeminism as a Political Movement Based on a New Understanding of Politics.

Fryefield, Chris (2008)
Conflicts and Coalitions in Invasive Species Management.

Gates, Jodie (2007)
Clinton's Biggest Mistake? The Salvage Logging Rider According to the Oregonian

Glade, Aaron (2000)
An Analysis of Social, Political, and Economic Autonomy: An Exploratory Study of Joseph, OR and Elgin, OR.

Hanson, Carrie N. (1999)
Ecolabeling: Symbols, Rituals, and Identity. A Case Study of the Salmon Safe Program.

Hazel, Kristin A. (1998)
How We View The Zoo; An Analysis of the Zoo as a Social Institution of Environmental Education.

Hess, Eric Tyler (2007)
Fashionable Sustainability: rethinking business in the outdoor apparel industry

Guest, Lauren (2009)
Environmental Justice as a Framework for Cyclone Nargis: Vulnerable Populations in the Irrawaddy Delta

Jarvis, Emily (2006)
Slow Food: Analysis of a Social Movement

Jordan, Amy (1996)
"Empowerment," "Involvement," and "Participation": Local Community Integration as a Means for Sustainable Development.

Joyce-Sommerfeld, Ashley (2006)
It's More Than What You Eat: veganism as an environmental movement.

Kennedy, James (1996)
Apathy and Recycling: A Durkheimian Investigation Into Recycling Rates.

Kerr, Maggie (2005)
Yuppies, Rubber Tomahawks and "the West": managing community, economics, social ties and nature in growing gateway communities of the amenity-rich west.

King, Kris (2003)
Sources of Conflict on Multi-Use Recreational Trails.

Lawrence, Sarahlee (2004)
Community-based Collaborative Conservation: A Future Solution to Wildlife Management.

Martin, Jenny (2001)
The Effects of Inmate-Nature Interaction in Outdoor Employment Programs of Walla Walla Correctional Facilities.

Miller, Jeremy (1994)
Constructing a Definition of Environmental Education and Identifying Factors that Will Allow Environmental Education Programs to Become Part of Elementary School Curricula.

Mitchell, Jesica (1997)
Clash of the Two Super-Heroes: Man vs. Nature and Their Ongoing Battle in the Mill Creek Community.

Nostdal, Sarah (2009)
Environmental Education: A study of environmental concern, environmental knowledge and socioeconomic status in Walla Walla middle schools

Ramirez, Lucia (1995)
Evolution of Values in a Public Resource Management Organization: A Case Study of the Forest Service.

Riso, Kevin R. (1999)
Misleading Images in the Automobile Industry: Car Salespeople and Sport-Utility Vehicles.

Rodriguez, Emily Gertrude (2010)
Environmental Education as a means to Socio-Environmental Capital.

Schroder, Gabriel (1996)
Tribal Peoples and Plants: How Ancient Knowledge Can Solve Future Problems.

Stewart, Emily (2001)
Connection to Land: a study of Walla Walla farmers' identity in relation to pressing environmental issues.

Strachan, Jane (1995)
The Environmental Movement: When Is Too Much Enough? A Look at Three Environmental Organizations and Their Effectiveness.

Swee, Hannah (2005)
The Social Construct of Nature: examining definitions of nature, social class, and consumption.

Thomas, Kendi (2010)
Ecotourism as Sustainable Development: A Case Study of the Communities of Poasito, Vara Blanca, and Fraijanes around Poas Volcano National Park

Trowbridge, Sarah Anne (2010)
Tyranny of Expertise at Hanford? Evaluating Public Participation Opportunities at the Hanford Nuclear Waste Facility

Van Horn, Carolina A. (2009)
A Continuing Legacy: the creation of poverty and food insecurity among native people through institutional racism (A case study with the Karuk Tribe of California)

Wallace, Erin (2003)
The Discourse of National Environmental Organizations: The construction of environment and race and class dynamics.

Young, Jack (1996)
Is It Time To Abandon The Commons? A Comparative Analysis of Tourist Management Policies for Yosemite National Park and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Zinanti, Michelle DeAnn (1995)
Eco-Communities: Learning to Balance Relationships.

 

Writing-Environmental Studies
 

Andrews, Bryce (2005)
The Horse I Rode In On

Ferguson, Savanna (2006)
The Curses of Stone: The lives of gold and coal in the American landscape

Johnson, Kate (2004)
The Landscape of Home

 

 

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