College of the Environment Graduate and Undergraduate Publications

 

The The College of the Environment Collection includes:

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  • Environmental Impact Assessments

created by College of the Environment students.

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Publications from 2023

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Weaving Fragmented Lands Together: Perspectives on a National Framework for Landscape Conservation, Jaimie Baxter

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Coupling Unoccupied Aerial System Surveys and Elevation Measurements to Predict Native and Nonnative Eelgrass Cover in Padilla Bay, Jacqui Bergner

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Trophic transfer of metals from seaweed to shellfish in an aquaculture system, Sophia Boyd

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Who’s Nature? Ontological Narrative Dissonance Among Skagit River Fishery Coalitions, Jann Eberharter

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Glacial loss and threatened fish: The future of Mount Rainier’s cold-water Bull Trout habitats, Kathleen C. Ewen

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Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Puget Sound: Screening, Prioritization, and Estrogenic Mixture Response Assessment, Maya Faber

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Against the Grain: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of the Effects of Climatic and Cultural Changes on Grain Agriculture in Northwest Washington, Natalie Furness

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Learning from Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Paralytic Shellfish Toxins in Butter Clams, Jackelyn Garcia

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Visual characteristics of walleye pollock and Chinook salmon: Modeling theoretical visual space and target contrast of trawling materials in the Bering Sea, Rebecca Haehn

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Seeing Environmental Injustice Through Moss-Colored Glasses: Neighborhood Monitoring of Toxic Metal Air Pollution Disparities with Orthotrichum lyellii, Allison Hayes

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A Characterization of Hyporheic Temperatures with Applications for Salmon Habitat Restoration in a Thermally Impaired River, Sydney Jantsch

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Washington Conservation Corps Intern, Maczenzie Kelm

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Value Mapping and the Community Wildfire Protection Planning Process in Entiat, WA, Katharine Kiendl

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Impact of Riverbank Lupine (Lupinus rivularis) on Grand Fir (Abies grandis) Ectomycorrhizal Symbioses, Andrew Labay

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Dendrohydrological Reconstruction of North Fork Nooksack River August Streamflow from Subannual Mountain Hemlock Ring-Widths, Cascade Mountains, Washington State, Hannah LaGassey

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Distribution and Mixotrophy of Cryptophyte Phytoplankton in the Northern Gulf of Alaska, Megan O'Hara

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Motivations for and Barriers to Forest Certification of Washington State Trust Lands, Tracy Petroske

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Evaluating Leaf Trait Variation in High Elevation Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva) Under Increasing Water Stress: Insights from Needle Length, Stomatal Density, and Cambial Growth, Audrey Salerno

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Was the Grass Always Greener? Mapping the Historical Extent of Grassland Ecosystems in the San Juan Islands, Kailey Schillinger-Brokaw

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The Economic and Emissions Reduction Potential of Air Source Heat Pumps as a Replacement for Natural Gas and Electric Resistance Space Heating in the Contiguous United States, Joshua Schraer

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Impact of Carbonaceous and Inorganic Nanomaterial Chemistry on Polymer Additive Release from Weathered Epoxy Composites, Haley Sefi-Cyr

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Social Justice Through Beach Access and Community-Based Placemaking in Puna, Hawai'i, Yumi-Shika Shridhar

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Generations of Stewards: Re-Indigenizing Youth Leadership, Learning, and Conservation Education, Drew Slaney

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Adoption of Agroforestry Practices in Northwest Washington State: An Ex-ante Case-Study, Ava Stone

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The Race Toward Carbon Neutral Ecotourism: Leveraging Life Cycle Analysis and Natural Climate Solutions for a Community Adventure Event, Ted Tarricone

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Investigating perennial & annual eelgrass (Zostera marina L.) in Padilla Bay as potential donor sources for seed-based restoration, Yuki Wilmerding

Publications from 2022

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Waste Loop Leavenworth Internship, Emma Allison

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Responses of the symbiotic sea anemone Anthopleura elegantissima to microplastics, Robert Beck

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Kulshan Carbon Trust Internship, Olivia Benolken

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Kulshan Carbon Trust Internship, Cristal Borrelli

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WWU Spatial Institute GIS Internship, Ben Bruggen

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Species Distribution and Abundance of Bering Sea Tunicates with Implications for Coastal Food Security, Meghan Bugaj

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Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) FLOW Intern, Emma Burgess

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NSEA's Future Leaders of Whatcom County (FLOW), Emma Burgess

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Growing Veterans, Quinlan Christian

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WWU Institute for Watershed Studies Research Assistant and This Kind Planet Intern, Isabella Cobert

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BioDesign Studio Youth Engagement Internship, Carson Cortez

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Using Frog Embryo Teratogenesis Assay-Xenopus laevis (FETAX) to Study Metals and Temperature as Multiple Stressors in Cascades Frog (Rana cascadae), Adam Turner (Cockrill) Crispin

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Bioaccumulation of metals in Whatcom County estuaries by native tidal plants, Margaret Critchlow

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NOAA Hollings Internship - NW Fisheries Science Center, Zofia Danielson

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Transport Mechanisms of Nitrate on the Washington Shelf, Liesl G. Danyluk

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WWU Active Transportation Coordinator, James Detke

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ECO Alternatives - Local Business Development Lead, Jessica Dietzman

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Institute for Watershed Studies Internship, Jessica Espy

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Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) FLOW, Megan Fritz

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Soil Mesofauna and Microbial Community Response to Mixed Biochar and Compost Application in a Skagit Silt Loam, Jameson Goff

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City of Bellingham Parks and Recreation Environmental Restoration Intern, Zach Griffin

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NE Aquarium Conservation Learning Internship, Riley Hammack

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Restoring the Nooksack Watershed Through Community-Driven Forest Stewardship, Alexander Harris

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UAV remote sensing approaches to mapping glacier ablation and snow algae radiative forcing in the North Cascades., Shannon Healy

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Analysis of Eelgrass in Padilla Bay, Washington Using an Uncrewed Aerial System, Hannah Hein

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Somatic Learning and Eco-Anxiety in Environmental Education Teacher Preparation, Pippa Hemsley

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Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group - GIS Internship, Stephen Hullen

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Whatcom Marine Resource Committee Intern, Stephen Hullin

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Deception Pass State Park - Rosario Beach Naturalist, Ron Isarankura

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Seattle City Light Fire Planning and Safety Internship, McLain Jokinen

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NOAA WDVCC Fisheries Internship, Antonio Jones

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Brown University - Rayleigh Wave Tomography of Alaska, Ulla Jones

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Characterizing Gold Nano-Particles with an ICP-MS Internship, Girnar Joshi

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Tire-wear-particle leachate toxicity to Americamysis bahia: analysis of sublethal and molecular effects, Karrin Leazer

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WWU LEAD Program Peer Advisor, Emmitt Linklater

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Off-channel habitat restoration using groundwater infiltration galleries in the Methow River Basin, Washington, Nicole Masurat

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Orca Conservancy, Alexandra Miller

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The Impact of Cross-Border Environmental Media and Advocacy at the Skagit River Headwaters, Derek Moscato

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Sustainable Connections and the Whatcom Housing Alliance Green Building and Smart Growth Program, Aysha Nygren

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WWU Using Raman Spectrometry to Identify Organic Contaminants Sorbed onto Plastics, Christopher Paradis

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The photochemical evolution of dissolved black carbon in snow: a case study from the North Cascades, Molly Peek

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Whatcom Conservation District - Edge of Field Monitor Internship, John Porco

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Whatcom Humane Society Wildlife Rehabilitation, Sydney Poulin

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Assessing the Use of the California Sea Cucumber (Apostichopus californicus) Within Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture (IMTA), Casey Pruitt

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Spectroscopy Lab Assistant, Drew Robinson

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WA State DNR Summer Wildfire Fighting, Tor Samuelsen

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Ecological Risk Assessment of Tire Wear Particles in the San Francisco Bay Using a Bayesian Network Relative Risk Model, Emma E. Sharpe

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The Effects of Ocean Acidification and Temperature Rise on the Thermal Tolerance and Critical Thermal Limit of Pacific Herring (Clupea pallasii), Nicole R. Singh

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Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group (SFEG) Spawning Survey Internship, Tana Smallwood

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Avian and Shallow Water Community Response to Pacific Herring (Clupea pallasii) Spawn Events, Heidi Stewart

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National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Adminstration (NOAA) Internship, Alexandra Studyvin

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WWU Environmental Education Teaching Assistant, Adelle Tower

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Faith in a Changing Climate: Policy Framing and Southern Evangelical Christian Views on Climate Policy, Sydne Tursky

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Living in Pele's Workshop: Using Community-informed Planning to Address Housing Needs in Puna, Hawai'i, Taylor Webb

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Snorkel Surveys of the Sauk and Skagit Rivers with Natural Systems Design, Zach Williams

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Methane emissions in Port Susan Bay: the missing link in carbon accounting, Rachel S. Yonemura

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CA DOT Biology Intern, Madison Zambo

Publications from 2021

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Vamos Outdoors Project’s Innovative Schools Based Programs During COVID-19: Program Assessment, Andrew Basabe

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The effect of large woody debris, direct seeding, and distance from the forest edge on species composition on novel terraces following dam removal on the Elwha River, WA., Sara J. Cendejas-Zarelli

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Partner preference in the intertidal: possible benefits of ocean acidification to sea anemone-algal symbiosis, Natalie Coleman

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How Science Policies Influence Ecological User-Engaged Research in Brazil and Peru?, Aline C. de Oliveira Machado Prata

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Public Lands and Climate Change: An Evaluation of the North Cascadia Adaptation Partnership, Kristen Doering

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Assessing energy justice: The case of Xwe’chi’eXen, Cherry Point, Andrea Gemme

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Edible Seaweeds of the Salish Sea: Contaminant Levels and Comparison with Common Foods, Jennifer Hahn

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Effects of Environmental Aging on the Acute Toxicity and Chemical Composition of Various Microplastic Leachates, Allie Johnson

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Whose Water is it Anyway?: The Adjudication of Water Rights in the Nooksack Watershed, Emma Ledsham

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Islandwood Summer Programs Intern, Nika Lee

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Contamination in the Upper Columbia: Smelting and Its Impact to the Environment and Human Health, Brenden Murphy

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Community Perspectives Regarding Building Electrification as a Climate Mitigation Strategy in Bellingham, WA: A Q-Study, Sarah K. Parker

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Using Principal Component Analysis and Hierarchical Clustering to Explore Trends in the Water Quality, Metal Concentrations, and Algal Taxa Richness of 68 Lakes in Northwest Washington, Jeffrey Pratt

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Investigating the transport, fate, and behavior of microplastics in estuarine systems through the application of metal-doped polystyrene analogs using spICP-MS, Robert Rauschendorfer

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Effects of environmental weathering on the acute toxicity of tire wear particle eluate to the mysid shrimp, Americamysis bahia, P. Matt Roberts

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Lidar-Based Riparian Forest Assessment of the Nooksack River, Washington, Julia Tatum

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Mentoring Through Moss: Measuring Air Pollution with High School Youth in the Duwamish Valley, Nichole Vargas