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 2019

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Congress and the Environment: Exploring Political Strategies for Environmental Progress, William Wakeman Anderson

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Moving from Rescue to Healing: Pit Bulls as Icons of White Salvation, Emily Louise Ausman

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Devolution of Control: Role of Beach Management Units in Decentralizing Natural Resource Governance in Coastal Tanzanian Fisheries, Marissa Emily Bale

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Hurricane Katrina: A Case Study of Flooding, Failure, and the Racial State, Anika Z. Becker

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Honeybees and Human Culture, Kyra A. Bleicher

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Reading the Landscape of Bates, Ella Bourland

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How Climate Change and Oil Development in the Yamal Peninsula is Affecting the Lives of the Siberian Nenets, Rory O. Collins

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National Flood Insurance Program Reform: Establishing an Affordability Pilot Program in North Carolina, Ayden Eickhoff

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Juliana and the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Can International Children’s Rights Influence Domestic Climate Change Litigation?, Nicole Brooke Friedman

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Understanding Differences Between the Three Sister Polyculture and Monoculture Growing of Corn, Beans and Squash, Josephine Gillett

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Electricity Rate Impacts of Renewable Portfolio Standards: An Updated Empirical Analysis, Griffin Golden

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Assessing the effectiveness of a salt marsh restoration project in Georgetown, Maine, Carter Goodell

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MEHP-induces hepatic steatosis in Danio rerio juveniles following embryonic exposure and Nrf2a may play a role in hepatoprotection, Moreau Hadley

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Maine Lobster: An Uncertain Future, Calvin G.K. Johnstone

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The Fall of a King: The collapse of Sacramento River Chinook Salmon and its impact on community identity on California's North Coast [bibliography], Katherine Phyllis Kelley

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A City and Its Land, Hugh Hogan Kenny

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Resisting Abjection: The Opioid Crisis and its Incorporation into the Environmental Justice Movement, Josh Klein

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Climate Change and Forced Migration: The Special Case of Disappearing States, Katharine S. Knight

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The Case Study Houses of Southern California: Models for Sustainable Design, Emerson Rose Krull

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The Hydraulic Architecture of Cycads: A Three-Dimensional Analysis of Vascular Networks, Niamh L. Micklewhite

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Purposeful Work, Isa Jamira Moise

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The Manipulation of the Unconscious Consumer Through Pastoral Images in Food Advertising, Claire Naughton

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Penobscot Nation v. Janet Mills: How Two Sides Understand One River, Samantha Carrs Pierce

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Barriers to the Implementation of a Complete Streets Policy in Lewiston and Auburn, Maine, James Gordon S. Platt

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My Trip to the Valley, Yeymi Rivas

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A Theoretical Analysis of the Maine Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program: Lead Poisoning in the Lewiston Somali Bantu Community, Andrea Xenia Russo

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Managing the Risks of Lead Paint in Housing: The Role and Responsibility of the Municipal Government in Addressing Lead Poisoning, Claire E. Sickinger

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Modeling Nationally Determined Contributions to the Paris Climate Accord, Ezekiel Severin Smith

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How Are Individuals Turning to Faith in the Face of Climate Change?, Newell Woodworth

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Futures of Northeastern Minnesota in light of Proposed Sulfide Ore Mines, Adair Morgan Andre

Bee Culture and Medicine in Ancient Egypt and Modern New England: Reciprocity and Connection, Alexandra Damon Armstrong

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An Investigation of a Buried Sand/Stump Horizon in Scarborough Marsh, Nicholas F. Barker

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MRSA and MRSI Transmission between Humans and Companion Dogs: Potential Risk Factors and Public Health Implications, Camille Belletete

Environmental Writing in the Public Sphere, Benjamin J. Berger

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Using Shortridge as a Community-Building, Educational Tool: A Proposal for a Shortridge Summer Camp, Allison Berman

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Colorful Gardens and Empowerment: Black Resistance and Self-Determination through Urban Farming, Joakim Ethan Cohen

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Laying Foundations for the Future: The Tiny House Movement in Context, Katherine Anne Cook

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Hacia un Pueblo Visible: An Examination of Liberatory and Decolonial Educative Practices for the Mapuche People in Chile, Emma R. Egan

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Apocalypse Rhetoric and Political Standstill: Towards a More Productive Discourse of the Climate Crisis, Courtney C. Foster

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Alternative Transfer Methods in Colorado: Innovations in Market-Based Water Sharing Agreements, Connor W. Gray

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The relationship between substrate characteristics and Japanese knotweed invasion along the Saco River, Maine and New Hampshire, Dacota F. Griffin

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Growling Skies over the San Juan Islands, Maya T. Haber

Lead Poisoning in Lewiston, Maine, Emily Halford

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An Investigation into the Sources and Sinks of Phosphorus in Townsend Brook Watershed, Lake Auburn, ME, Michaela Heffernan

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The Land Goes On: Avenues for Community-Engaged Farmland Conservation in Maine, Nell Rybeck Houde

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Do Black people care about solar panels, turbines whacking birds, Amazon clear cutting, the environment just because, and the planet being on fire?, Korbin K. Houston

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Planting the Seeds for the Future: An Analysis of School Gardens Attempts to Mitigate Food Insecurity Within Lewiston, Maine., Elisabeth Belle Hutchins

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Implementing Carbon Offsets to Increase Biomass Energy Production: A suggestion for forest management in Maine, Caitlin A. Keady

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Voices of Appalachia: Deconstructing the Polarizing Presence of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining in Appalachia Through Local Narratives and Pro-Coal Rhetoric, Theodore Slaff Levine

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The Empirical Impact of Renewable Generation on Electricity Prices via OLS and Vector Autoregressive Estimators, Matthew R. Marcus

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The Questions We Seek And The Stories We Tell: An Environmental Meditation of our Place in this World., Kawai G. Marin Mr.

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Permanent Agriculture (Permaculture): Why it Matters for Farmland Conservation in Maine, Madeline M. McGonagle

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The Impact of Dian Fossey on Mountain Gorilla Conservation and Tourism in Central Africa, Julia Christina Nemy

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Distinguishing Harms to Derive Commitments: Karen Warren and Aldo Leopold on Ecofeminism and Domination, Eileen A. O'Shea

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Climate Change: Defining Measuring and Building Resilience, Sadie Mae Palmatier

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Speaking in Code, Mental Time Travel and Mind Reading: an exploration of the study of animal intelligence, Drew S. Perlmutter

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Enhancing Sustainability and Justice in Urban Transportation: An Analysis of Equity Initiatives in Bikeshare, Matthew Reback

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Modeling Impacts of Light Absorbing Particles on Glacial Melt and Albedo: Construction, Quantified Impacts, and Simulations from the Cordillera Blanca, Peru, Bria Riggs

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Building From the Ground Up: An Evaluation of Using Local Building Materials in Chile and Maine, Paula Catalina Robert

Destabilizing 'Nature': Exploring the Gendered and Racialized Management of Bodies and Spaces in US Environmental Discourse, Jennifer Kate Rosenfield

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The Scientific and Political Implications of Trump-Era Climate Science Censorship, Sarah H. Sachs

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Rethinking Environmentally Responsible Behavior and Curriculum Design for a Local Maine High School, Dylan R. Thombs

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An Oral Health Assessment of Migrant & Seasonal Farmworker Children of Maine and Child Residents of Lewiston Housing Authority – Hillview, Joseph R. Tulip

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Striving for Just Sustainability in Transit Systems: A Case Study of Complete Streets Policies in Lewiston, Maine, avery wolfe

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