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

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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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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

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Creating a Comprehensive Western American/Canadian Fire Dataset, 1880-2018, Katherine Welch

Publications from 2020

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Integrating Synthetic Biology Derived Variables into Ecological Risk Assessment Using the Bayesian Network – Relative Risk Model: Gene Drives to Control Nonindigenous M. musculus on Southeast Farallon Island, Ethan A. Brown

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Sun, Sand, & Afternoon Showers: Creating nature-based, outdoor classroom curriculum for a central florida preschool, Ali Burdick

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Clam garden bivalve dietary responses and trophic shifts in relation to environment, Octavio Cruz

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Metrics of shoreline armoring impacts on beach morphology in the Salish Sea, WA, Hannah Drummond

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Incorporating Characteristics of Gene Drive Engineered Ae. aegypti as Methods to Reduce Dengue and Zika Virus into the Bayesian Network – Relative Risk Model, Using Ponce, Puerto Rico as a Case Study, Steven R. Eikenbary

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Land, Body, Liberation: An Ecofeminist Pedagogical Approach to Place-Based Education, Amy L. Fitkin

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Applying the United States Forest Service National Framework for Sustainable Recreation to the Entiat Ranger District: From Theory to Implementation, Katherine Galambos

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Conifer establishment and encroachment on subalpine meadows around Mt. Baker, WA, Ben Hagedorn

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Water Resources on the Pacific Crest Trail: Thru-Hiker Experiences and Alternate Water Sources in 2019, Riley Hine

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Forest restoration of the exposed Lake Mills bed: assessing vegetation, ectomycorrhizae, and nitrogen relative to riverbank lupine (Lupinus rivularis), James Kardouni

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Effects of anthropogenic forest stresses on the distribution and abundance of the Olympic Torrent Salamander (Rhyacotriton olympicus) in the Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park, Travis MacNeil Kurtz

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Incorporating Climate Change Predictions in Ecological Risk Assessment: A Bayesian Network Relative Risk Model for Chinook Salmon in the Skagit River Watershed, Eric J. Lawrence

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Interdisciplinary Interspecies Pedagogies for Educating in the Anthropocene: Bringing Critical Animal Studies to Huxley College of the Environment, Sarah R. (Sarah Rose) Olson

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Electrification and Decarbonization for Mid-sized Municipalities: A Case-study Marginal Abatement Cost Analysis, Patrick Shive

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Original Environmental Education Lessons and Curriculum, Waverly Shreffler

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A Case Study of a Moderate-Sale Small Family Farm in King County, Washington: An Example of Social Capital, Socioemotional Wealth in the Context of Civic Agriculture, Kayanne J. Sullivan

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Spatial and temporal trends of the annual first detections of Paralytic Shellfish Toxin in Puget Sound, WA, Margaret Taylor

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Dendrochronological Assessment of the Easton Glacier's Terminus Position Over the Last 150 Years, Monica A. Villegas

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The Effectiveness of Large Woody Debris Placement at Improving Freshwater Rearing Habitat and Enhancing Juvenile Salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.) Production, Caroline J. Walls

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Can arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi protect Rubus idaeus from the effects of soil-borne disease and parasitic nematodes?, Erika Whitney

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Textile Recycling: The Influence of Moral Licensing on the Overconsumption of Clothing, Rebecca A. Williams

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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Not Just Nature, Sarah Kellogg

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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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Springtime benthic fluxes in the Salish Sea: Environmental parameters driving spatial variation in the exchange of dissolved oxygen, inorganic carbon, nutrients, and alkalinity between the sediments and overlying water, Emma I. Rigby

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Development of a Rangeland Degradation Risk Model for the Peruvian Andes, Colin Schmidt

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Under what conditions could eelgrass measurably drawdown carbon? Relating carbon drawdown to pCO2, irradiance, and leaf area index of Zostera marina, Tyler Tran

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Dendroclimatology of yellow cedar (Callitropsis nootkatensis) and late Holocene temperature variability on the western slopes of the North Cascades in Washington State, Christopher A. (Chrisopher Anthony) Trinies

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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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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