Huxley College Graduate and Undergraduate Publications

 

The Huxley College Collection includes:

  • Environmental Sciences Theses
  • Geography Theses
  • Environmental Education Theses
  • Field Project Reports
  • Environmental Studies Theses
  • Environmental Impact Assessments

created by Huxley College of the Environment students.

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Publications from 2019

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Are You What You Eat? The Complexities of Food Choice, Normative Influence, and Identity., Melanie del Rosario

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Everyone Can Grow! Winter Programming Using an Indoor Horticulture Environmental Education Program to Benefit Military Veterans, Rachel Elam

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Barriers and Coping Strategies Among Women in a Food Desert, Renee Holt

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A Multivariate Analysis of the Relationship Between the Water Quality Conditions and Algal Species Composition of Six Mountain Lakes in the North Cascades, WA, USA, Michael P. Lawlor

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The Role of Social Exchange in Collaborative Watershed Management: A Case Study in the Nooksack River Watershed, Washington, USA, Jocelyn Leroux

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A Needs Assessment of the Perceptions and Opportunities to Enhance Nature Exploration at Publicly Funded Preschools, Naomi Liebhold

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When Dark Flakes Fall, Realizing A Visionary Indigenous Origin Story, Kona Ongoy

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Evaluating Comprehensive School Safety through a Global Baseline Survey of Disaster Risk Reduction Policies in the Education Sector, Adriana Varchetta

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Impacts of Major Freshwater Ions on the Acute Toxicity and Chemical Behavior of Silver Nanoparticles, Claire A. Walli

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Washington State’s Centennial Accord and the Role of Tribal Governments in Regional Comprehensive Planning Under the Growth Management Act and Associated Planning Laws, Elliott Winter

Publications from 2018

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Environmental Impact Statement for West Horton Road Extension Phase 1, Sarah Anderson, Lucas Dubois, Madeleine Jones, David Simpson, and Corey Stever

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Learning Through Action in Whatcom County, Washington: Developing and Assessing the Impact of Youth for Environment and People (YEP!), Sahar Arbab

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Skagit County Centennial Trail Extension Environmental Impact Statement, Avery Barbera, Kelley Crider, Vance Frenzel, Sam Kaiser, and Jennifer Shore

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Environmental Impact Assessment: Cordata Community Park Bellingham, WA, Christian Berres, Andy Basabe, Katherine Weir, and Andrew Graminski

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Self-determined Exploration of the Outdoors and What Students Can Teach Themselves: A Report on the Beach Investigators Summer Program, Mark F. (Mark Franklin) Bryant

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Assessing the Effects of Chemical Mixtures using a Bayesian Network-Relative Risk Model (BN- RRM) Integrating Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOPs) in Four Watersheds, Valerie R. Chu

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Daytime Summer Microclimate Influence of Large Woody Debris on Dewatered Sediments in Lake Mills, WA Following Dam Removal, Mariah J. Colton

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The Benefits of a Therapeutic Nature Education Intervention for Children with ADHD, Madeline Dineen

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Environmental Impact Assessment: Boulevard Park Pedestrian Overpass Removal, Alexandra Frederick, Sean Hecker, Taylor Pearson, Erin Rush, and Louisa Talmage

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Dendrochronology of Seaside Juniper (Juniperus maritima), Dustin Gleaves

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Characterization of Particulate Matter Accumulated on Ramalina farinacea in the Seattle Area Using Semi-Automated Electron Microscopy, Tor G. (Tor Gunnar) Guddal

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Discrete-event Processes in Disaster Recovery: A Conceptual Framework and Simulation Model of Household Reconstruction in Pacific County Washington, Derek Huling

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Not Just Nature, Sarah Kellogg

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The Associations of Epiphytic Macroinvertebrates and Aquatic Macrophytes in Canyon Lake, WA, Jesse T. (Jesse Tyler) Klinger

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A Search for Blue Carbon in Central Salish Sea Eelgrass Meadows, Mira D. (Mira Diana) Lutz

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Environmental Interpretation Plan for the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail, Rosalie Matsumoto

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Vertical Distribution of Olympia oyster (Ostrea lurida) larvae in Fidalgo Bay, WA, Brooke A. McIntyre

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Integrated Food Systems Education: A Network Assessment of Bellingham, WA, Ciera Mead

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Community Solar: A Pathway toward Leadership for Higher Education Institutions, Kevin Moens

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Collaborative Ocean Acidification Mapping for a Changing Salish Sea? Transdisciplinary and Transboundary Barriers, Katrina Radach

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Policy Analysis of Water Management: Strategies for Whatcom County, Washington to Address Permit-Exempt Wells in Water-Constrained Watersheds, Sydney Schlotterback

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The Effectiveness of Forested and Hedgerow Riparian Buffers for Buffering Water Temperature and Improving Fish Habitat in Agricultural Waterways in Western Washington, Jessica L. (Jessica Lynne) Shaw

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Environmental Impact Assessment Whatcom Waterway Aeration Stabilization Basin, Candice Trusty, Katie Kissinger, Micah Litowitz, Natasha Motley, and Shelby Owens

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Interactive effects of ocean acidification and ocean warming on Pacific herring (Clupea pallasi) early life stages, Cristina Villalobos

Publications from 2017

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Constructing the Klamath: Nature, Culture, and the Management of a Western River, Zander Albertson

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OPALCO Community Solar Project, Claire Anderson, Rhea Cañas, Jendayi Edmeade, Elijah Merrell, and Alyssa Rehwald

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An Investigation of Acid Rock Drainage in Glacial Streams Through Multivariate Exploratory Analysis and the Biotic Ligand Model in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru., Edward W. Bain

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Changes in Water Chemistry and Biological Communities Associated with Metal Mining in Streams in the North Cascades, Brooke G. Bannerman

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Population Characteristics and Habitat Use by the Recently Introduced Asiatic Clam (Corbicula fluminea) in Lake Whatcom, Washington, Jason A. (Jason Alexander) Buehler

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Trust and Conservation Opportunity: the importance of trust in landholders' decisions to participate in conservation programs, Analiese C. E. Burns

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Plant Community and Nutrient Development within Four Estuary Restoration Sites in Kitsap County, Washington, Shannon M. (Shannon Marie) Call

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Social Class and the Production of Mountain Space: The historical geographies of the Seattle Mountaineers, 1906-1939, Thomas C. Christian

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Environmental Impact Assessment of: Squalicum Creek Restoration Project, Darren Chromey, Ticika Dominick, Ben Knoot, Irene Munger, and Isabelle Ranson

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Environmental impact assessment: Maddox Creek culvert removal and habitat restoration project, Madison DonTigny, Thomas Hart, Alexa Jones, Josh Ludden, and Maura McKole

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Do Conspecific Soil Microorganisms Inhibit Potentilla recta?, Faythe Duran

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Environmental impact assessment: Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve addition, Patrick Eckroth, Rose Howe, Neha Malhan, Brandon Nichols, and Alise Rector

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Polycentric Solutions for the Skagit River Water Wars?, Alanna Ewert

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Environmental Impact Assessment: Georgia-Pacific Wharf Renovation, Bellingham, WA, Skye French, Parker Giebelhaus, Joshua Grandbouche, Alex Liebman, and Kevin Webber

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Mothers' Roots Curriculum Project, Sonya Gobert

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An Exploration of Digital Sketch Mapping, Interview and Qualitative Analysis to Document a Therapeutic Landscape in Whatcom County, George Edward Juszynski

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Program Development at the Outback: Exploring Place-Based, Experiential Education through a Campus Farm., Paul Kearsley

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Building the Climate Justice Movement: A Field Manual to Increase Climate Activism, Jill MacIntyre Witt

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Environmental impact assessment: proposed eastern brook trout removal from Hozomeen Lake, Bennet March, Troy Riling-Anderson, Logan Bates-Mundell, Aaron Burkhart, and Jennifer McDonald

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Environmental Impact Assessment: Waypoint Park, Ana Rae Miller, Caleb Brown, Christopher Pieroni, Kamalani Brun, and Madeline Hart

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Designing a Curriculum on Sustainable Living Practices, Stefanie Neale

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Simulation Modeling of Population Expansion for Introduced Mountain Goats in the Olympic Mountains of Washington State, Melissa M. Oscarson

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The Presence of Rhetoric: A Content Analysis of the Estonian American National Council’s Documents from Estonia, 1986-1989, Michael Redlinger

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Elk Abundance Estimation and Road Ecology in Whatcom and Skagit Counties, Washington, Nathan C. Rice

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Effectiveness of Salmon Carcass Analogs as a Form of Nutrient Enhancement for Juvenile Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) in Three Lower Columbia Watersheds, Matthew T. Sturza

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Environmental impact assessment of: Sunset Fish Passage and Energy Project, Emily Swortz, Caitlyn Jobanek, Miles Mayer, Isaiah Wynter, and Evan Oster

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Freestad Lake estuary restoration: environmental impact assessment, Alex Westcott, Amanda Smith, Angela Ralston, Keelin Balzaretti, and Kimberly Kreis

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The 'F-Word': Awareness and Perceptions in Fin-Fish Farming and Aquaculture Policies, Jordan Wrigley

Publications from 2016

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Geri Fields turf improvement project environmental impact statement Bellingham, WA, Willie Bethel, Courtney Langer, Kristi Mellum, Greg Richardson, and Ryan Watson

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Fine-scale Topoclimate Modeling and Climatic Treeline Prediction of Great Basin Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva) in the American Southwest, Jamis M. Bruening

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Black Cottonwood (Populus Trichocarpa) Nutrition in the Dewatered Lake Aldwell Reservoir on the Elwha River, Washington, Ezra H. Citron

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Blurred Vision? Evaluating the Legacy of Puget Sound Smart Growth, Stacy Clauson

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The Effect of High-Intensity Visible Light on the Bloom Niches of the Phototrophic Dinoflagellates Alexandrium fundyense and Heterocapsa rotundata, Elizabeth C. (Elizabeth Colleen) Cooney

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Teaching Environmental/STEM College Access Curriculum in Two Western Washington Title I Elementary Schools, Wendelin Dunlap

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Climatic Drivers of Western Spruce Budworm Outbreaks in the Okanogan Highlands, Todd M. Ellis

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Globalized Garment Systems: Theories on the Rana Plaza Disaster and Possible Localist Responses, Elizabeth A. Evans

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A Dynamic Bayesian Approach for Integrating Climate Change into a Multi-Stressor Ecological Risk Assessment for the Mercury Contaminated South River and Upper Shenandoah River, Lara Gaasland-Tatro

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Predicting Risk to Estuary Water Quality and Patterns of Benthic Environmental DNA in Queensland, Australia using Bayesian Networks, Scarlett E. Graham

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Creating a Community Hub for Natural History Education in the Methow Valley and Beyond, Mary Kiesau

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Whatcom transportation authority: WWU shuttle bus analysis, Shelby Kremenich, Jocelyn Murphy, Rachel Ohnemus, and Lucas Robinson

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Detecting Fires: A Nationally Consistent, Rule Based Approach, Jacob D. (Jacob Daniel) Lesser

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Environmental impact assessment Fever Creek bridge replacement, Analissa Merrill, Gus Landefeld, Kyle Easton, Shiloh Britt, and Novella Randall

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Seagrasses (Zostera marina) and (Zostera japonica) Display a Differential Photosynthetic Response to TCO2: Implications for Acidification Mitigation, Cale A. Miller

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Science and Strategy: How Scientific and Technical Information Are Used in Disputes Over Landslide Regulations in Seattle, WA, Ana E. Miscolta-Cameron

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Investigating the Spatio-Temporal Relationships Between Snowmelt Timing and Wildfire Area Burned in the US Mountain West, Donal Seán (Donal Seán) O'Leary III

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Water Quality and Algal Diversity of Ten Lakes Along the Mountain Loop Highway, Washington, Katy Pfannenstein

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Emergent Contaminants and Effects on Field-Exposed Chinook Salmon and Cutthroat Trout in the Stillaguamish Watershed, WA., Jody M. Pope

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One Hundred Years of Vegetation Succession in the Easton Glacial Foreland, Mount Baker, Washington, Katherine A. (Katherine Ann) Rosa

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Effects of Zostera marina Roots and Leaf Detritus on the Concentration and Distribution of Pore-Water Sulfide in Marine Sediments, Alexandra G. (Alexandra Garcia) Simpson

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Wisdom of the Ancient Forests: Stories in the Living Thread, Nick Sky

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Microzooplankton grazing, growth and gross growth efficiency are affected by pCO2 induced changes in phytoplankton biology, Kelly Still

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Magnetic Biomonitoring of Polluted Trees in South Seattle, Lauren Templeton

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Cluster Analysis as a Means of Examining Topographically-mediated Bristlecone Pine (Pinus longaeva) Growth in the American Southwest, Tyler J. Tran

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Spatial Variability of Snow Chemistry of High Altitude Glaciers in the Peruvian Andes, Lindsay K. Wallis

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Hypothetical proposed Hale Passage salmon aquaculture site: environmental impact assessment, Jordan Wrigley, Danny Ashley, Kathryn Lewis, Michaela Paeth, Mikaela Richardson, and Shauna Brennan

Publications from 2015

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Port Townsend liquids depot: environmental impact assessment of a biofuels facility on the Port Townsend Paper Corporation site, Andrea Brudnicki, Ashley Cabe, Sean Petersmark, and Bret Stevens

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Ocean Acidification Affects Larval Swimming in Ostrea lurida but not Crassostrea gigas, Shannon Buckham

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Effects of Heavy Metals on Benthic Macroinvertebrates in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru, George L (George Livingston) Burgess

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Effects of Hypoxia and Sulfide Intrusion on Eelgrass (Zostera marina), Melissa Ciesielski

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Determining biologically available phosphorus in storm water entering Lake Whatcom, WA using the dual culture diffusion apparatus, Jonnel Deacon

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Incorporating Experiential Education into Entry-level College Biology Curriculum, David W. Droppers

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Integrated Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment for the South River, Virginia: a Bayesian Approach, Meagan J. Harris

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Investigating Effective Methods for Aggregating, Organizing, Storing, Managing, and Disseminating Community Resilience Data, Jonathan A. Kemp Jr

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Marine Microzooplankton are Indirectly Affected by Ocean Acidification Through Direct Effects on Their Phytoplankton Prey, Kasey Kendall

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Environmental impact assessment for Hermann Brothers Logging & Construction, INC wood-based solids depot, Danika Kraft, Jacob Jones, Sam West, and Noah Braley

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The Effect of American Kestrels on Deterrence of Bird Damage to Pacific Northwest Sweet Cherries, Deanna K. Leigh