Recent Honors Theses

Recent Honors Thesis from Environmental Studies 91

2016

Lauren Buchanan – Advised by Michael Cox, Richard Howarth - "The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on Economic Performance"

Alison Dyer – Advised by Michael Cox - "From Beach to Bisque: An Analysis of Loberst Fisheries Management"

Thora Olsen – Advised by Terry Osborne, Terry Tempest Williams, Richard Howarth - “Mindfulness, Meditation, and Shifting Paradigms”

Vickie Pan – Advised by Michael Cox - “A New Industry Arises: A Comparative Case Study of the US Energy Storage Market and a Framework for Emerging Markets”

Leehi Yona (Senior Fellow) - "Young Hope in a Dark World: Leverage Points for Climate Action"

2015

Katie Bernhard – Advised by Anne Kapuscinski, Chris Sneddon - "From Mines in Morocco to Creeks in the Corn Belt: A Political Ecology of the Phosphate Supply Chain"

Sarah Caughey – Advised by D. G. Webster, Michael Cox - "Video Based interviewing as a method to study spearfishermen decision making in Buen Hombre, Dominican Republic"

Erin Livesey – Advised by Michael Cox - “Practical or Pipe Dream: An Assessment of the Feasibility of Commercial Aquaponics in the United States”

Lucia Pohlman – Advised by Michael Cox - “Student Perceptions and Constraints for Community Supported Agriculture in the Dartmouth Food System”

2014

Michael Berger - Advised by: Michael Cox, Ross Virginia - "Cheating the resource curse? A case study of offshore oil development near Barrow, Alaska"

Rachel Carter - Advised by: Anne Kapuscinski - "The Influence of Environmental Concern on Protein Purchases: A Survey-Based Case Study"

Jimena Diaz - Advised by: Rich Howarth, Matt Ayres "Climate Change and the Persistence of Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) in the Second College Grant"

Sammi Dowdell - Advised by: Michael Cox, Coleen Fox - "Passion, Power, and Profit: Ecotourism's Role in Coral Reef Conservation on Bonaire"

Shea Flanagan - Advised by: Doug Bolger, Anne Kapuscinski, Julian Fennessy - "Analysis of Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) Post-Translocation Movement Patterns and Implications for Conservation Management"

Katie Gougelet  - Advised by: Bill Roebuck, Sienna Craig, Michael Cox-"The Political Ecology of Human Health in West Virginian Coal Mining Communities"

Maya Johnson  - Advised by: Ross Jones, Nick Reo, Bruce Duthu - "Cultural and Scientific Drivers of Water Quantity and Quality Law on the Flathead Reservation"

Lisa Rennels - Advised by: Rich Howarth, Michael Cox - "Are Payments for Watershed Services Better Off as a Metaphor? A Look at the Northern Forest"

Ali Uribe - Advised by: D. G. Webster, Celia Chen, Nick Reo - Lionfish in Colombia: From Super-Invader to Super-FoodJJanna Wandzilak Rich Howarth, D. G. Webster Growing the EcoTree: A Look at Marketing Sustainable Apparel in the Upper Valley

Deborah Yeoh-Wang - Advised by: Ross Virginia, Susanne Freidberg - "The Political Ecology of Food Assistance Programs: A Study on Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens in the Greater Boston Area"

2013

Sara Brennan - Advised by: Chris Sneddon, Rich Howarth - "Fostering a Multi-Scale Approach to Ecosystem Restoration: A Case Study of the San Juan Islands"

Lindsay Brewer - Advised by: Rich Howarth, Ron Shaiko - "Tracing the Evolution and Trajectory of Corporate Social Responsibility"

Margaret Fleming - Advised by: D. G. Webster, Chris Sneddon - "Water, Conflict, and Cooperation: A Case Study of the Euphrates-Tigris River Basin"

Madilyn Gamble - Advised by: Anne Kapuscinski, Andy Friedland - "Managing phosphorus discharge from Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) aquaculture with microalgae-supplemented diets"

Claire Hornig - Advised by: Andy Friedland, Rich Howarth - "Modeling Carbon Release After Harvest in a Northern Hardwood Forest"

Bonita Längle - Advised by: Anne Kapuscinski, Michael Cox - "Institutional Barriers to and Opportunities for Waste Reintegration: Vermont and its National Context"

Joshua Lee - Advised by: Rich Howarth, TxeTxu Aguado - "An Inconvenient Narrative: Apocalyptic Rhetoric and its Implications on Climate Change Policy"

Rosalie Lipfert - Advised by: Rich Howarth, Ross Virginia - "Industrial Meat and the Ethics of Meat Consumption: A Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Approach to Understanding How the U.S. Meat Industry Came to Be and Whether We Should Do Anything to Change It"

Danielle Nathanson - Advised by: Terry Osborne, Laura Conkey - "Two Hundred Acres: Reading the Story Time Left Behind at the Dartmouth Organic Farm"

Rebecca Niemiec - Advised by: Rich Howarth, D. G. Webster, Matt Ayres - "Carbon sequestration and the optimal management of forest stands for Southern Pine Beetle (D. Frontalis) pestilence in the New Jersey Pinelands"

2012

Brian Bosche - Advised by: D.G. Webster -"Transparency and the Success of Citizen Science Programs"

Christopher Randall  - Advised by: Christopher Sneddon -"Dam Removal in New England: A Comparative Analysis of State Policies"

Samuel C. Ross  - Advised by: Richard Howarth - "Soil Carbon Dynamics & Carbon Markets with Emissions Offsets: The Case of New England Hardwood Forests"

Giulia Siccardo  - Advised by: Richard Howarth - "Thriving & Green: Synergies in Sustainability and Profitability"

Jenny Thapa  - Advised by: Richard Howarth - "Community Forestry and its Socio Economic Impact on the Disadvantaged Group in Nepal"

Christina Whittaker  - Advised by: Richard Howarth and Coleen Fox - "Responsible Tourism and Sustainable Development in Monteverde, Costa Rica"