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Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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A Comparative Analysis of Groundwater Vulnerability and PFAS Contamination in Maine, Eli Boesch Dining

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An Assessment of the Environmental Effects of High-Efficiency Affordable Housing in Lewiston, Maine, Gabrielle Lorina Brewer

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Carbon Emissions: Can they be Fixed? An Economic Analysis of Carbfix Technologies for Geochemical Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), Mason Bunker

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The Impacts of Eurasian Water Milfoil presence in Maine, David Robbert Byrne

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Rooted Actants and Social-Ecological Remediation: An Analysis of Plant Agency in the Reforestation of the Monongahela National Forest, Mary Katharyn Caperton

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"The Greening of Hate": Environmentalism as a Tool of the Far Right, Sarah Chang

Sea Urchins and Kelp Forests in California, Kevin Y. Chen

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Climate Gentrification: The Case of Green Resilient Development in Boston, Eunah Choi

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Management Recommendations to Facilitate Wild and Farmed Scallop Fishery Co-existence in the Gulf of Maine, Alysse E. Cleasby

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8,000 Years of Forests in Maine: A Story Told by the Eastern Hemlock, Sugar Maple, and American Chestnut, Catherine (Cici) Conroy

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Inclusive, Accessible, and Successful: Is it Possible? ​A Case Study Analysis of How to Curate an Enduring Justice-Centered Farmers Market in Lewiston, ME​, Annie CC Conway

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A New Era of ESG: Corporate Rhetorics of Energy Transparency, Olivia Margaret Demerath

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A New Era of ESG: Corporate Rhetorics of Energy Transparency, Olivia Margaret Demerath

The Danish Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Sustainable Initiatives, Innovations, & Businesses, Jenna Genthner

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A Fishery In Jeopardy: Who Is To Blame For The Decline Of Striped Bass Along The Atlantic Seaboard?, Robert Christopher Griffin

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Exploring Tensions Between Two Maine Landscapes: Toxic and Pristine, Caitlyn Elizabeth Hanley

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The Lobster and the Lobstermen or the Disentangled Right Whales? The Convergence of Species Conservation and Cultural Relativism Theory and Its Use in Understanding Conservation Initiative Disagreements Between Cultures, Sophia Ruth Hoag

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Addressing Misconceptions Surrounding Aquaculture, Andrew R. Hoffman

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Echo Park Dam Controversy: The Value of Wilderness and the Articulation of Support or Opposition, Madeline Urquhart Hogan

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From Grain to Main and Following Fish, Nathan Huynh

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Ecologies of Black Freedom, Knowledge, and Resistance: An Environmental History of the Great Dismal Swamp, 1730-1865, Caleb S. Ireland

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Why Big Business Matters in Sustainability, Amisha Kalra

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Greenwashing: Is There Performative Environmentalism at Bates?, Quinn Kieselowsky

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Mapping the Impacts of Climate Change on Mediterranean Viticulture, Zoe A. Knauss

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The Use of Domestic Wastewater as a Circulating Fluid in a Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Power Plant, Alexander T. Kovacs

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Layered Landscapes: Conservation Based Approaches to Restorative Justice in Mozambique, Megan Lacey

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Abundance of Plankton Taxa and Their Effects on the Planktonic Community in Lake Auburn., Dylan Ernest Larose

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Food Justice Imaginaries: A Critical Look at Elite and Grassroots Discourses, Claire Lim

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Understanding and Quantifying Phosphorus Transport from Septic Systems to Lake Auburn, Evan Ma

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Mitigating Air Pollution in Jakarta, Indonesia: An Evaluation of “Rendering Technical”, Trevor Forest McAuliffe

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Investigating the intersectionality between gun violence and climate change in marginalized communities, Gabrielle Sophie Meisel

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'Take What You Need, Give What You Can': An Analysis of the Feasibility of a Community Fridge as a Means to Combat Food Insecurity in Lewiston, Maine, Annika Mirchandani

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An Exploration Into Earths Carbon Threshold, Lucy Moseley

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How the Decommissioning of Offshore Oil Rigs Presents Significant Environmental Consequences for Marine Ecosystems and Global Biodiversity, John Nowak

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Lead in Our Paint & Water: Poisoning the Minds and Potential of Lewiston’s Children, Avrah Ross

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The Role of Vulnerability, Anticipation, and Narrative Structure in California’s Drought Management and Water Allocation Strategies, Sophie C. Scola

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Tackling PFAS in Maine: a Resident's Guide to "Forever Chemicals", Victoria Theodora Scott

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An Analysis on the Portland-Montreal Pipeline; Indigenous Philosophical Perspectives, Linnéa J. Selendy

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The Environmental Implications of War: Analysis of the Spectacular and Slow Environmental Violence Inflicted through Russia’s Deliberate Targeting and Weaponization of Ukrainian Environments, Alexander Campanile Sheikh

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Constructing Temporality and Contextualizing the Passing of Time: How Native Foods Operate as Timekeepers / How the Modern American Food Market Manipulates Their Functionality, Robert Francis Sheils

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The Case for Climate Reparations: Implementing Compensatory Justice Measures to Amend the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, Josephine Buell Stevens

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Urban Environmental Education: Redefining Nature and Realigning Pedagogy, Clare Anne Trinity

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A Critical Environmental Justice Review of Manufactured Housing, Charles Van Damme

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Maine Tisanes: Herbal Tea Past, Present, and Future, Friedrich DB Wilcox

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RenoRide? The Biggest Little Bike-Share in the World, Isaac A. Williams

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A Case for Re-Commoning: The (De)commodification of Food in Lewiston, Maine, Sophie Worsh-Farnum

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What is The History and Future of Electric Vehicles:Globalization, Benign Competition, and Green Technology as the Key For Our Common Well-beings, Zeyu Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Sustainable Urban Living: A Cultural Take on Tokyo's Sustainability Efforts, Koharu Aoki

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An Examination of Zoos: Suffering, Domination, and More., Jasper Destefano Beardslee

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Understanding the Historical Roots and Implications of Today’s Housing Policy: Contradictions and Possible Neighborhood Trajectories in Lewiston, Maine’s Growing Our Tree Streets Choice Transformation Plan, Eleanor Beckerman

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An Environmental Virtue Ethics Approach To Understanding Eco-Terrorism, Daniel S. Bileca

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The Lithium-Ion Battery: A Vulnerability Assessment of the United States Supply Chain Amidst Growing Electric Vehicle, Renewable Energy, and Consumer Electronics Markets, Jarod M. Castro

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The Nez Perce Struggle for Wild Chinook Salmon Restoration and an Exploration of Necessary Collaborations Moving Forward, Rosie Crawford

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Adopting Low-Carbon Energy Systems in Lewiston, Charles J. Cronin

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Grappling with Greenspace Inequity Through Urban Climate Change Adaptation: An Analysis of Urban Greening in Boston and Baltimore, Liza Dubinsky

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Analyzing Management Methods for Isolated Bighorn Sheep Populations: a Teton Sheep Case Study, Hayden Evans

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The Effects of Invasive Rainbow Smelt on Native Fishes in Two Wisconsin Lakes, Ian Fagan

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The Realistic and Fantasy Paradigms of Ski and Surf Film: An Analysis of Localism and Wilderness Narrative, Maximilian G. Freund

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Meatpacking, Unpacked, Wilder Geier

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Gardening Our Way to a Better Lewiston Middle School, Dianna Maria Georges

Fields of Abuse, Ronan Rhea Goulden

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The Giant Panda: Two Sides to the Face of Conservation, Jesse Hagy

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Social Taboo And New Worlds: Resilience of Identity Facing Ecological and Cultural Crisis, Andreas T. Hansen

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Growing Gardens in US Prisons: The Benefits and Limitations of Prison Horticulture Programs, Carly Harris

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Mobility Justice as a Discursive Omission: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Environmental Organizations and the Electric Vehicle Transition, Julia Henderson

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Beyond Partisanship: The Role of Social Movements in Addressing the Climate Crisis, Abby L. Holden

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The Colonization of Mountains: Comparing Settler and Indigenous Narratives of Katahdin, Daphne James

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The Effects of Aquaculture in Maine’s Coastal Communities: Indicators that Contribute to the Triple Bottom Line, Jake Bradley Jenkins

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Who's in your water? an investigation into the impacts of land use and chemical water properties on the microbial inhabitants of the Basin, Chloe India Lo Faro

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Wait...What! with Kate Loughlin, Kate Loughlin

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Climate Displacement: What does a Climate Refugee look like?, Conor M. McCoy

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Sediment Variation and Occurrence of Milky Ribbon Worm (Cerebratulus lacteus) in the Gulf of Maine, Isabel Mohammadi-Hall

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Mainstream: How to Make Almost Everyone Care About Climate Change, Jared S. Pantalony

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Over A Decade of Striped Bass, Nicholas H. Prawer

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Exploring the RAD Framework: Management Methods that Guides the Conservation of National Parks, Henry W. Raff

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Assessing Seed Mix Conservation Strategies for Pollinators in New England, Jake Ressel

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Climate Change Equity Atlas of South Portland, Maine, Hart Rorick

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Electric Cars: How Green Are They Really?, Griffin D. Smith

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The Future of American Offshore Wind Energy: An Environmental and Economic Analysis, Oliver Wai Kui Wan

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Alternative Land Access Across Maine, Hermione Zhou

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Gardening as a Response to Disaster, Mary Margaret Adams

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Exploring the Potential of Biochar Production in Maine: Sequestration and Economic Viability, John K. Attenborough

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Franklin Park: Imagining an Antiracist Design, Adam B. Banks

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Comprehensive Planning and Food Justice in Auburn, Maine, Eliza Blood

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The Long-Term Impacts of the School of Environmental Studies, Erin E. Bucki

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2019-2020 Data Analysis for Size and Mortality of Northern Quahogs (Mercenaria mercenaria) at Bottom and Surface Batch Locations at Winnegance Oyster Farm in West Bath, Maine, Josie Carter

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Choosing Between Hope and Fear: A Collective Reflection on Coming of Age During the Climate Crisis, Lily I. Edelman-Gold

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The Natural History of the Milky Ribbon Worm: As Told by Maine Clam Diggers, Oaklea Bullock Elfström

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The Protection of Black Mesa Within the Web of Life, Dominique M. Frideger

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The Role of Law in Finding Environmental Justice: How the legal system can be used by America's most disinfranchised, ryan giunta

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The Impacts of Mountain Biking on the Underlying Soils at a North East Trail System, Matthew S. Hanus

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ESG Investing, Nelly C. Junesand

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General Motors' Transition to Electric Vehicles, Casey J. Kelley

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Exploring Community Land Trusts as an Alternative to Mainstream Models of Affordable Housing and Envisioning a CLT in Lewiston, Maine, Sophie E. Landes

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Aquatic Habitat In the Ogunquit River, Jacob Lawlor

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Lake Metabolism in Lake Auburn: An Analysis of 2018 and 2019 events, Sarah C. MacCormick

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The Production of Space within the Rural Idyll: A Case Study on Airbnb in the State of Maine, Meredith Melendy

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Effects of Climate Variability on Yelloweye Rockfish (Sebastes ruberrimus) Bioenergetics in the California Current Ecosystem, Sophia Miller

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Development Pathways in Aquaculture: Factors that Influence Consolidation of Ownership and Inhibit Success of Small-Scale Producers, Natalie R. Moon

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Thinking with Mangroves: A Biocentric Approach to Conservation and Carbon Sequestration, Brady Mark Orozco-Herman