This page contains non-honors theses produced by senior Environmental Studies majors. To see a list of recent honors theses from this department, please click here. For a list of all Honors Theses since 2011, click here.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Al Gore, the Perfect Punching Bag: An Analysis of the Effect of Political Cartoons on the Opinions and Perceptions of Al Gore and the Environmental Movement, Jonathan C. Anderson

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Conservation Impact Analysis; Advocating for Intersectional Approaches for Wildlife Conservation Efforts and Management Plans, Misha Geronimo-Carson Copeland

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Women’s Labor Roles in the Mexican Lime Commodity Chain in La Luz, Oaxaca, Mexico: A Feminist Political Ecology Approach, Yarisamar Cortez

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Eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) physiology at Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area in response to a pathogenic insect, hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae), Isobel O. Curtis

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Parasitism in Storm Petrel MHC: Methodological Trials to Sequence Parasitic DNA Within Storm Petrel Blood Samples, Kathryn Louise Cuthbert Ms.

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Land Use History of the Lake Auburn Watershed, Auburn, Maine, Elise Samiha Emil

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A Critical Analysis of the Asian Development Bank's Rural Electrification Programs in Nepal, Brent Feldman

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The Theoretical Implications of Planned Obsolescence: A Multi-dimensional Analysis, Allison N. Hill

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Analysis of Sedimentation and Phosphorous Loading Within the Lake Auburn Watershed, Lake Auburn, Maine, William M. Hilton III

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Human Identities and Connection to Place in the Bears Ears: Discussion and Interpretation of Land Claims and Usage in Southeast Utah, Amy H. Katz

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The Effect of the Dispersion of Non-rewarding Flowers on Pollination by Bumblebees (Bombus impatiens): A Lab Study, Emma J. Katz

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"Our Mothers' Gardens": Womanism, Other-mothering, and Homeplace in Oakland's Community Gardens, Dani Klein

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An Investigation of the Hypoxic Internal Loading Mechanisms of Phosphorus in Lake Auburn, Halie Lange

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Place-Based Education: An Overview and Lesson Plan for Whiting Farm, Emma Sage Marchetti

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Conceptions and Constructions of Rurality: A Case Study on Wind Power Development in Maine, Anna Lisa Marr

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The Framing of Health: An Interpretive Analysis of the Strength of Community Framing in ‘Cancer Alley’, Jack Martell

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Urban Water Sustainability: A Comparative Historical and Modern Analysis of Granada, Spain, and Albuquerque, New Mexico, John W. McReynolds III

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Not the Same River: A Marxist Environmental History of the Androscoggin River, Max WV Millslagle

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Analyzing Hydrologic Trends in Stream Discharge and Temperature along Elevation Gradients in the Western United States: A Comparative Analysis of USGS and Pacific Crest Trail Sites, Paul B. Pratt

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Spiritual-Environmental Responsibility: Emotional Connection to Nature as Seen in Avatar, Audrey H. Puleio

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The Social Benefits of Therapy Dogs in the Classroom for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Elyse Rubchinuk

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The Market and Non-Market Values of Recreation in Maine Lakes: An Update, William D. Sadlo

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Notions of Sustainability: Tracing Framings of Sustainable Hydroelectricity in Bhutan to Reimagine a Contested Concept, Landon M. Smith

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Making the Grasses Greener: A Look at the Historic and Present Use of Pesticides at Bates College, Lewiston, ME, Nora RC Stoner

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The First World: Environmental Degradation and Reproductive Injustice, Katherine Leigh Traquina

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An investigation of the extent to which climate change induced factors have catalyzed the American Lobster’s (Homarus Americanus’) macroecological range shift northward in the Northern Atlantic Ocean, Jessica Wilson

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From Camera Obscura to Digital: How did the Kodak Camera Alter How Humans Portray Their Relation to the Environment?, Jacob Yudkin

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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An investigation of the toxicity of Lake Auburn's Gloeotrichia echinulata, Ruth E. Baker

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Deep Ecology, the Individual, and the Power of Societal Influence, Emma Gale Blakeley

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Debunking De Facto: Insights on Fair Housing Law and Segregation in Lewiston, Maine, Olivia Grace Boueri

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Examining the Gap Between Pro­Environmental Beliefs and Behavior: A Study of Industrial Animal Agriculture, Emma Rose Conover

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Art in the Anthropocene: Confronting Global Environmental Change Through Aesthetic Platforms, Catherine DiPietro

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Here, There, and Everywhere : Reimagining the Spatiality of Environmentalism Through an Analysis of the South Portland Tar Sands Controversy, Nina Peck Doonan

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Water Markets and their Third-Party Effects, Phillip Dube

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Process and Design for Environmental Children's Books, Julia D. Dunn

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Behind the Light Switch: Why we should care about Utilities and the Grid in Massachusetts, Thomas William Fitzgerald

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Investigating Greenwashing in the NHL, Caitrin M. Griffin

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“Saving” the Elephants: Human-Elephant Conflict in Northeast India through a Religious, Western and Local Lens on Conservation Initiatives, Ali Haymes

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Going Back to the Land: An Analysis of the American Cultural Imaginary Pertaining to Farming, Rural Life, and Nature, Elizabeth Annie Horstmeyer

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Effects of the Gorilla Tourism Industry on Peacebuilding in Rwanda: An Evaluation of Environmental, Social, and Economic Impacts through a Multifaceted Positive Peace Paradigm, Clara Powell Jessup

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Student Laundry Methods at Bates College: Bacterial Growth Inhibition of Three Normal Microbiota Species, James K. Jhun

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Determining a Procedure to Measure Dissolved Ammonia in Freshwater, Kristen Kelliher

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On the Shores of Merrymeeting Bay, Grace Kenney

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Measuring Trace Concentrations of Phosphorus in Lake Auburn, ME using UV-Visible Spectrophotometry and Chemiluminescence, Hannah Brody Kiesler

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The Cape Wind Project: 15 Years Later, Dane Salvatore Lamendola II

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Silver Spoon: A Study of Food and Place, Kei Angela Matsunami

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Organic Agriculture in the Northeast: Decentralized Food and Healthy Local Communities, George Merrill

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Tracks Written in Sand: A Story of the Ancient Sea Turtle, Her Disease, and the Oceans Plagued by Us, Bianca B. Sanchez

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Unprecedented Uncertainty, The Story of a Boy and Santa Barbara's Drought, Tyler Schleich

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The Price of Stability: Consumption-Based Fixed Rate Billing for Water Utilities, Amy Thyng Schmidt

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Reframing the Food System Through an Exploration of the Diverse Economies of Food in Lewiston, Maine, Nina D. Sevilla

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Social Capital in Post-Katrina New Orleans: The Revitalizing Communities of the Lower Ninth Ward, Suzannah O'Hara Smith

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Climate Change In The Canadian Arctic, Sarah S. Stanley

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Abundance of toxic Gloeotrichia echinulata with respect to other limnoplankton in Lake Auburn, Ana Urbina

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Buddha Popcorn: The Dark Underbelly Of Gross National Happiness in Bhutan, Sacha Joseph Zabotin

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Phylogenetic Analysis fails to sort MHC Class II B Exon 2 Alleles by Locus in the Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor), Yaa Asantewaa Agyare

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"The Interrupted Idyll: The Changing Identities of Farming Through the Lens of Art and Literature, Hanna M. Allerton

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Biopiracy and the Ethics Surrounding Global Application of Western Intellectual Property Law, Jesse Bercaw

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Place-Based Education: An In-Depth Analysis of PBE in Lewiston Middle School, Nicole C. Brill

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Developing a Protocol to Measure Trace Concentrations of Phosphorus in Oligo-mesotrophic Lake Surface Waters using UV-Vis Spectrophotometry and Colorimetry, Gwyn Ivy Browning

The Future of Open Space: A Comparison of Conservation Techniques in the United States, Caroline Grace Caldwell

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Towards Two-Eyed Seeing: Mi’kmaq Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Climate Change, Teika Marie Carlson

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The Conservation Controversy, Rebecca Mai Culp

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No Man is an Island: The Penobscot Nation v. The State of Maine, Nicole Michelle Danser

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Maine: Farm-to-Fork, Jeynaba Leigh Diallo

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An Intellectual History of Eugenics Ideals within the Garden City Movement, Aine Rois Marion Fitzgerald Coleman

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Biodiesel at Bates? A Feasibility Study for the Implementation of Biodiesel in Bates College Fleet Vehicles, Nicholas JH Ford

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Natural Rhythms and Cosmic Connections: An Examination of Biodynamic Farms that Cultivate Social Change, Hallie Grossman

Sustainable Urban Development in the Model of Freiburg, Germany, Horace Fuller Henriques IV

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Managing The Breach at Old Inlet, Fire Island: An Eco-Political Discourse, David Spencer Kurey

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Biomass: Ancient Fuel Reignited, Bryan D. Lehrer

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No Man Is An Island: The Penobscot Nation v. the State of Maine, Gunnar Christopher Manchester

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The North Woods and the New National Park, Mark R. McCauley

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Collective Action within an Authoritarian State: The Emergence of an Anti-Mining Movement in Tibetan Regions of the PRC, Tenzin Namdol

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Shaping the Possible: Stories of the resistance and power of community farmers in Maine, Ashleen E. O'Brien

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Residential Energy Efficiency Retrofits: Recommendations for a Case Study in Lewiston, ME, Kate B. Paladin

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Mindful Urban Walking, Benjamin F. Pardee

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Conserving the Endangered El Segundo Blue Butterfly: An Analysis of Animals' Place in Society Which Determines tts Importance, Kathy Polanco

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The Transformative Power of Social Entrepreneurship, Kathryn E. Polio

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The Consequences of Plan Colombia: Domestic Drug Policies in Colombia, Brittany T. Reid

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Management plan to promote advanced regeneration of chestnut oak (Quercus prinus) and red oak (Quercus rubra) in the upland forests of the Mohonk Preserve, Eastern New York, Fiona Robins

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Interpreting Innocence: Romantic Thought in Post-Apocalyptic Fiction, Rachel S. Ryan

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Apocalyptic Simplification as Human Renewal: Examining the Tropes of Hope found in Post-Apocalyptic American Literature of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries, Elizabeth Frieda Sangree

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Aging in Japan: An analysis of the growing vulnerability of the elderly in the context of the Tohoku Japan Earthquake and Tsunami 2011, Hannah T. Siegel

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Tourist or Traveler? An Examination of Local-Outsider Relations in Patagonia, Lucy Kaplan Triedman

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"The Way We Gaze On A Loved One": Lessons in Ecological Consciousness from American Science Fiction, Shana AvRutick Wallace

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Isotopic analysis of the role of the cyanobacteria, Gloeotrichia echinulata, in the nitrogen cycle and water quality of Lake Auburn, ME, Amy C. Wyeth

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The Gentrification of Munjoy Hill, Felix Xie

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Microbial Isolates on Waiting Room Toys in Two Maine Pediatric Clinics, Zachary D. Abbott

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The Use of Benthic Macroinvertebrates in a Baseline Characterization of the Input Streams of Lake Auburn, Jordan J. Buetow

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A Chemical Method for Testing Total Phosphorus, Bridgette Krishna Chandhoke

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Detroit's Development of a Rebellion: Understanding the 12th Street Rebellion in a Spatial Framework, Jedd Daniel Countey

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In the Interest of Coexisting: Evaluating Industrial Agriculture Using Paul Taylor's Theory of Environmental Ethics, Caroline Serena Daniels

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The Disproportionate Effects of Environmental Toxins on Women: A Study of Love Canal and Breast Cancer Exposure in Relation to Environmental Justice and Ecofeminism, Hadley P. Dawson

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Urbanization, Racism and the Environment: Identifying the Effect of Racism-Driven Uneven Development on Environmental Injustice in Cape Town, South Africa, Sarah J. Dik

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A Sustainability Assessment of Bioenergy as a Potential Primary Energy Source for Maine and Bates College, Catherine Elizabeth Dioli

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An Evaluation of the Ecological Effects of Wind-Powered Facilities on Bat Fatalities in the United States, Rakey Drammeh

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Monitoring Sedimentation Patterns and Inlet Migration at Popham, Seawall and Small Point Beaches, Phippsburg, Maine, Sara May El Assaad

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Family Planning and Democratization: The Employment and Impact of Foreign Intervention in Kenya, Laura M. Entwisle

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The Power to Envision Change: Art as Environmental Activism, Sonja Raven Favaloro