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May 2014

MOURNING, Emma

Blood and Ivory: An Economic and Cultural Analysis of the Illegal Ivory Trade
Advisor: Jon Isham

WASSERMAN, Becky

A Bidirectional Blessing: Contemporary Jewish Synagogues and the U.S. Sustainable Food Movement
Advisor: Rebecca Gould

ZHANG, Elena

Wood or manure? The future of Middlebury's energy
Advisor: Jon Isham.

BUENO DE MESQUITA, Cliff

Elevated methane concentrations in the coarse woody debris of upland forests
Advisor: Marc Lapin

POLYCHRONIADOU, Eleni

Investigating the effect of environmental federalism on environmental policy implementation on laggard states in the European Union
Advisor: Kemi Fuentes-George

KARP, Abby

The Effect of Goal Setting and Reminders on Environmental Behavior
Advisor: Michelle McCauley

January 2014

FRENCH, Olivia

The Foodie and the Farmer: Exploring Food Culture in Addison County, Vermont
Advisor: David Bain

May 2013

CLOW, Brian

Integrated Landscape-scale Conservation Planning in Vermont (ES Program Office)

ANDERSON, Kate

Symbionts, Cyborgs, and Other Companions (ES Program Office)

January 2013

SINGH, Siddheshwar Smaran

Policy Effects on the European Carbon Market: An Econometric Analysis and Policy Assessment of the European Union Emission Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) (ES Program Office)

NOBLE, Olivia

“The American way of life is not negotiable”: The impact of the North/South divide on the negotiation of the Millennium Development Goals (ES Program Office)

May 2012

HILDEBRAND, Paul

Urban Air Pollution and Health Effects: A Study of Four Mexican Cities Advisor: Jon Isham (ES Program Office).

January 2012

DRUCKER, Emma

Environmental Crisis: Landscape, Nature, and Disaster in John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres, and Don DeLillo's White Noise 
Advisor: Dan Brayton (ES Program Office)

May 2011

FOGARTY, Eamon

The Small Farmer is Alive and Well and Living in France
Advisor: David Bain (ES Program Office)

IGO, Renee

Thirst for Adventure: Exploring Arizona's Desert in Winter
Advisor: David Bain (ES Program Office)

LEHNHART, Brittany

Exploring Place Through Science and Art: From Juneau, Alaska to Middlebury, Vermont
Advisors: Andrea Olsen and Hedya Klein (ES Program Office)

SLENTZ, Kelly

Obstacles to Wholesale Markets Faced by Sustainable Farmers
Advisor: Nick Muller (ES Program Office)

January 2011

CLARK-BAROL, David

Integrating Community Forest Management into a REDD+ Policy Framework: The case of GuateCarbon, a payments for environmental services project in the Maya Biosphere Reserve in Guatemala
Advisor: David Stoll (ES Program Office)

May 2010

FISHER, Alexandra

Environmental Policy and Water Quality in the Lake Champlain Basin: From Local Collaboration to International Cooperation
Advisor: Chris McGrory Klyza

MAYTAG, Samantha

"A Daughter of the Ranch": The Value of Grass-fed Beef for the Local Food Movement
Advisor: John Elder

January 2010

MURDOCH, Sierra

Appalachia's Old Guard
Advisor: Christopher Shaw (ES Program office)

May 2009

ALMQUIST, Corinne

I went to the mountaintop, but it wasn't there: Christian Responses to Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining in Appalachia
Advisor: Rebecca Gould (ES Program office)

SHELDON, Zoe Jewett

Sprawl and Biotic Homogenization: The Effects of Diffuse Residential Development on Vertebrate Wildlife
Advisor: Steve Trombulak (ES Program office)

WESSLER, Joshua

Living Proof: Historical Narratives of Diet and Cancer in the Mid-Twentieth Century
Advisor: Kathy Morse (ES Program office)

January 2009

KELLEY, Elizabeth Anne

The Implications of the "Greening" of Social Capital: Evidence from Bristol, Vermont
Advisor: Jonathan Isham (ES Program office)

KORSCHUN, Rachel

Square Peg, Round Hole: A Case Study of the NGO-Village Interactions of TFCG and Sagara Village, Tanzania
Advisor: Jacob Tropp (ES Program Office)

May 2008

FLAGG, Kathryn

Dead Reckoning, or On the Impulses of Early Cartographers 
Advisor: Jennifer Bates (ES Program office)

GAMELL, Ashley Anne

The Imaginary Landscape: Artwork of the New York City Outdoors
Advisor: Daniel Brayton (ES Program office)

GOODWIN, Gus

The Impact of Environmental Change in the Adirondack Lowland Boreal: Creating a Monitoring Plan
Advisor: Matthew Landis (ES Program office)

LOVELL, Adam

A Balancing Act: The Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2008 (S. 2191)
Advisor: Christopher Klyza (ES Program office)

PETERSON, Emily

Louisiana's Vanishing Wetlands: The Quiet Crisis
Advisor: Christopher Shaw (ES Program office)

POLFUS, Claire

Thawing the Winter, Wintering the Thaw: Vermont's Coldest Season in the Face of Climate Change
Advisor: David Bain (ES Program office)

May 2007

AL-ABDULRAZZAK, Dalal

The Distribution of Marine Protected Areas in the United States Across Levels of Protection: A New Tool for Classification
Advisor: Steven Trombulak (ES Program Office)

DINSHAW, Ayesha

The Quest of Environmental Travel Literature: nature and self in modern travel narratives
Advisors: Daniel Brayton and John Elder (ES Program Office)

FRANKLIN, Lindsey

Eco-theology, Environmental Consciousness and Action within the Middlebury Faith Community
Advisor: Rebecca Gould (ES Program Office)

May 2006

BATES, William

Framing the Climate Change Movement – Religion, Spirituality, and Social Change
Advisors: Jonathan Isham and William McKibben (ES Program Office)

LEIBACH, Patrick

A National Renewable Portfolio Standard: Lessons from Nevada and Pennsylvania
Advisor: Jonathan Isham (ES Program Office)

January 2006

BURNS-BURG, Asher

Empowering Environmentalism: A Socioeconomic Analysis of Energy Consumption; Awareness, Attitudes and Actions in Vermont
Advisor: Jonathan Isham (ES Program Office)

May 2005

BECK, Alison

An Exploration of the Relationship Between Humans and Healing Plants: Designing an educational garden for the Middlebury College Campus
Advisor: Andrea Lloyd (ES Program office)

GROHOSKI, Nicole

Sequential Chemical Extraction: Determination of Reagent Selectivity On Eight Mineral Standards
Advisor: Peter Ryan (ES Program office)

LONG, Caitlyn

Acid Precipitation and Nutrient Cycling: Analysis of a Watershed in the Breadloaf Area of Ripton, VT
Advisor: Peter Ryan (ES Program office)

OWEN, Emily

A Meta-analysis of Rapid Biodiversity Assessments as a Conservation Tool: The Evolution and Effectiveness of Conservation International's Rapid Assessment Program and The Nature Conservancy's Rapid Ecological Assessments
Advisor: Steve Trombulak (ES Program office)

CLOAK, Trevor

Sequential Chemical Extraction of Costa Rican and Green Mountain Soils: A Quantitative and Qualitative Examination of the SCE Procedure
Advisor: Peter Ryan (ES Program office)

May 2004

HELWIG, Mandy

Conserving a 'Living Fossil' Charting a Sustainable Management Policy for the Atlantic Horseshoe Crab Fishery in Delaware Bay
Advisor: Prof. Chris McGrory Klyza (ES Program office)

HOLSMAN, Erika

Destructive Fishing Practices in the Sulu-Celebes Sea Region: Comparing National Management Strategies for Sustainable Reef Fisheries
Advisor: Prof. David Rosenberg (ES Program office)

SMITH, Sara Elizabeth Smiley

The Many Roads to Remediation: Differing Motivations for Communities Facing Toxic Contamination
Advisor: Prof. Kathryn Morse (ES Program office)

THROOP, Lauren

A Multi-Dimensional Analysis of Wind Energy at Middlebury College's Worth Mountain
Advisor: Rich Wolfson (ES Program office)

WINEMAN, Ayala

Migration Strategies and Stopover Ecology of Blackcaps (Sylvia atricapilla)In Eilat, Israel (Special Collections)

January 2004

ROUSH, William M.

Envisioning a Changing Alpine Environment Through Repeat Photography in Glacier National Park, Montana
Advisor: Prof. Jeff Munroe (ES Program office)

May 2003

CHISOLM, Rob

Drawing the Line: Informal Property Rights in a Nova Scotian Lobster Fishery
Advisors: Prof. Chris McGrory Klyza and Prof. Jon Isham (ES Program office)

COX, Dalton

Modeling the Relationship Between Sediment Loading and Native Plant Species Recovery in Vermont Lakes
Advisor: Prof. Sallie Sheldon (ES Program office)

GREGG, Kaitlin

Peace on Earth and With Earth: Stories of the Earth Charter and Vermont Activism (ES Program office)

OLDS, Jr., Glenn R.

Suburban Sublime: A Parents Guide to Reconnecting with Your Children Through Your Backyard
Advisor: Prof. John Elder (ES Program office)

May 2002

CALVI, Benjamin Lightfoot

Stories of Home: A Seasonal exploration of Family and Place
Advisors: Prof. John Elder and Prof. Andrea Olsen (ES Program office)

MARLOW, Jennifer Jane, May 2003

Science and "Women's Ways of Knowing:" Jane Goodall, Vandana Shiva, and Rachel Carson
Advisor: Prof. John Elder (ES Program office)

SINSHEIMER, Gus

Reviewing the Last 21,000 Years: Paleoclimate Reconstructions and a Search for Modern Berugian Analogs in Northern Mongolia
Advisor: Prof. Steven B. Young (ES Program office)

STERN, Jacob, May 2003

Not Another Starbucks! The Effects of Post-Rent Control Era Gentrification in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Advisor: Prof. David Stoll (ES Program office)

February and January 2002

KIEVES, Nicola K.

A Temporal and Spatial Analysis of Six Vermont Bird Species
Prof. Steve Trombulak (ES Program office)

OLINGER, Sarah

Managing Growth in a Rural Environment: How the Ideal Image of the Green Mountain State is Shaped by the Ski Industry and the People of Vermont
Advisor: Prof. Chris McGrory Klyza (ES Program office)

SMITH, Leda

Paleoecology of Northern Beringia Reconstruction Based on Macrofossil Plant Remains from Zhocov Island, Siberia
Advisor: Dr. Steven B. Young (Center for Northern Studies) (ES Program office)

May 2001

DIGGORY, Ariel

The succession of woody vegetation in abandoned floodplain hay fields along Otter Creek in Addison County, Vermont
Advisor: Prof. Mary Gaudette (ES Program office)

JERVEY, Ben

Lessons of Curitiba, and other tales of urban ecological salvation
Advisor: Prof. Chris McGrory Klyza (ES Program office)

February 2001

BILLS, Corey B.

The Divine Sickness: Christianity and Exile Among the Karen
Advisor: Prof. David Stoll (ES Program office)

YELTON, Lourie

Use of immunocontraception for the management of white-tailed deer and feral horses
Advisor: Prof. Steve Trombulak (ES Program office)

May 2000

BERDOULAY, Genevieve

"If Art Could Tell…" Language and Nature in the Poetry of Milton, Wordsworth, and Frost
Advisor: Prof. John Elder (ES Program office)

GREENWOOD, Allison

Environmental Justice as a Result of Urban Environmental Education
Advisor: Prof. John Elder (ES Program office)

KAUTZ, Michael Quist

Seasons – Poems and Stories of New England (ES Program office)

PHILIPPS, David Nathaniel

A Mountain Year – The holistic history of Mount Rosa
Advisor: Kathy Skubikowski (ES Program office)

SCHICK, Katharine R.

Patterns and implications of porcupine (Erithizon dorsatum) herbivory of white spruce (Picea glacua) at tree-line on the Seward Peninsula
Advisors: Prof. Andrea Lloyd and Prof. Chris Fastie (ES Program office)

STOLL, Alison P.

The Role of Public Environmental Education Programs for Endangered Species
Advisor: Prof. Judith Layzer (ES Program office)

TURNER, Catherine

Stewardship in C.S. Lewis and Wendell Berry: A Christian Environmental Vision
Advisor: Prof. John Elder (ES Program office)

WITHINGTON, Cynthia L.

Fire and Vegetation History Inferred from Stratigraphic Records of Soil Charcoal and Plant Macrofossils on the Seward Peninsula, Alaska
Advisors: Prof. Andrea Lloyd and Prof. Christopher Fastie (ES Program office)

February 2000

SIGMAN, Jenna

Running Back to Milkweed Valley (ES Program office)

SNIDER, Elise Apple

Starting with a Feather: Natural History and Scale(ES Program office)

May 1999

BONESS, Melissa M.

Whale Watching: An Evaluation of Current Regulatory Efforts and their Consistency with Available Scientific Information
Advisor: Prof. Judith Layzer (ES Program office)

GAWNE, Nina

Building a Teaching Landscape for Bicentennial Hall, Middlebury College (ES Program office)

LOHAN, Tara

Water Thinking
Advisor: Prof. John Elder (ES Program office)

Fall 1998

TUFF, Nic

A Prayer For the Wild (video) (ES Program office)

May 1998

CARPENTER, Madelyn

A Study of the Ecological Effects of Wildfire and Prescribed Burning in the New Jersey Pine Barrens
Advisor: Prof. Steve Trombulak (ES Program office)

MELLO, Jessica

Bermuda's Diverse Landscape: A Walking Guide to Bermuda's Nature and Culture along the Railway Trail
Advisor: Prof. John Elder (ES Program office)

NICHOLS, Sarah Langille

Forging Connections: Interdisciplinary, Place-based, Environmental Education for the First Grade
Advisor: Prof. John Elder (ES Program office)

SANDSTEAD, Martha

Teachers, Wild and Friends Community-Based Environmental Education
Advisor: Prof. John Elder (ES Program office)

February 1998

HINDLE, Jill Lindley

Weybridge, Vermont: Meditations on the Ecology of a Community (ES Program office)

May 1997

ARVOLD, Virginia H.

Tracing the Lake: A Landscape of Memory
Advisor: Prof. John Elder (ES Program office)

AYERS, Tai

Basket Stories
Advisors: Prof. Robert Pack and Prof. John Elder (ES Program office)

BALCH, Graham

The Republican's Environmental Policy
Advisor: Prof. Chris McGrory Klyza (ES Program office)

FLANDERS, Amy A.

The Call of the Wild: The Restoration of Adirondack Wolves
Advisor: Prof. Steve Trombulak (ES Program office)

HORNER, Amy L.

Property, Freedom and the Environment in America: an Exploration of the Regulatory Takings Debate
Advisor: Prof. Chris McGrory Klyza (ES Program office)

JOHNSON, Pete

Middlebury College Solar Greenhouse
Advisor: Prof. Andrea Lloyd (ES Program office)

LEE, Alexander Putnam

The Complex Task of Living Simply
Advisor: Prof. John Elder (ES Program office)

LEWIS, Hannah

Agricultural Education: Broadening the Context and Goals
Advisor: Prof. Gary Nielsen (ES Program office)

January 1997

VYNNE, Carly

Upholding the Mandate: Olympic National Park & Restoration Management
Advisor: Prof. Chris McGrory Klyza (ES Program office)

WENTZELL, J. Bryan

Western Science and an Alaskan Eskimo Village: Assessing the Impact of Wildlife Research Campus on Chevak, Alaska
Advisor: Nick Flanders (ES Program office)

May 1996

ALLARD, Nicole A.

Forest Roundtables in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire (ES Program office)

EDSELL, Jennifer

Whose Woods These Are: Managing the Northern Forest as an Ecosystem in spite of Political Boundaries
Advisor: Prof. Chris McGrory Klyza (ES Program office)

GREENE, Nicole Joy

Saying Thou To The Land: An Educational Journey to Wholeness
Advisor: Prof. John Elder (ES Program office)

POZATEK, Kristine Alison

Scars in the Kenyan Landscape: Moving Beyond the World Bank's Paradigm of Development
Advisor: Prof. John Elder (ES Program office)

January 1996

KERWIN, Sean

Creating an Environmental Center at Middlebury College
Advisor: Prof. Chris McGrory Klyza (ES Program office)

Fall 1995

HAZEN, Jen

Religious Influence on International Population Policy
Advisor: Prof. Chris McGrory Klyza (ES Program office)

SPARLING, Erik

Hierba Buena
Advisor: Prof. John Elder

May 1995

AIKENHEAD, Emily Kristen

From Hoover Dam to James Bay: An examination of the societal changes affecting the building of large dams and hydro-electric projects (ES Program office)

ELLERBROOK, Mark

Tanzanian National Parks: A Western Ideal in an African Reality
Advisor: Prof. Spencer (ES Program office)

SPANGLER, Kristen

An Analysis of Angler Influence and Salmonid Fisheries Management in Vermont
Advisor: Prof. Chris McGrory Klyza (ES Program office)

STEWART, Roberta J.

Marked by the Sun A Series of Essays
Advisor: David Bain (ES Program office)

SUNG, Sarah

Industry Advantage? Political Action Committees and the Fate of Environmental Legislation
Advisor: Prof. Chris McGrory Klyza (ES Program office)

February 1995

ELLIOTT, Tricia

Autumn Cadence a natural history of faith (ES Program office)

HIPPLE, Annika S.

Crisis and Conservation: Environmental Issues and Awareness in Ecuador
Advisor: David Andrews (ES Program office)

December 1994

SMITH, Megan A.

Obtaining the Goals of Environmental Education: A Joint-Effort Proposal for Environmental Education Centers and Public Schools (ES Program office)

May 1994

THOMAS, Tara

Returning to the Field: The Growth of My Ideas on Nature and Education
Advisor: Prof. John Elder (ES Program office)

WILLIAMS, Jesse

Experiential Learning and the Development of Ecological Literacy (ES Program office)

January and February 1994

ALEXANDER, Mash

Hunting for Bones in the Soul – moments of clarity
Advisor: Prof. John Elder, (ES Program office)

GALLISTEL, Beth Andrea

Advertising the Lure of Vermont: The Selling of the Rural Landscape, 1860 to 1940 (ES Program office)

ZIEBARTH, Christopher A.

Fire in the Forests: A History of American Attitudes Concerning Forest Fires and Wilderness(ES Program office)

May 1993

STOKES, Sarah

Inheriting Home: Migrations to Mountain Water – Journeys through the San Luis Valley, Colorado
Advisor: Prof. John Elder (ES Program office)

January 1984

PARKHURST, Kleyton L.

An Alternative Benefit/Cost Analysis of Proposed Key Biscayne, Florida Beach Renourishment Project (ES Program office)

February 1979

TODD, Anne C.

Revitalization of a Waterfront: Burlington, Vermont
Advisor: Prof. Howard E. Woodin (ES Program Office)

May 1977

LEATHERS, David

The Effects of Oil Poolution on the Marine Environment (ES Program office)

January 1977

FRIES, Janet A.

The Vascular Flora of Nunivak Island, Alaska
Advisor: S.B. Young (ES Program office)