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Projects

What do Hampshire students "do" in Environmental Studies? Here are some Divisional projects students have completed:

    Division I, Independent Studies, and Student Projects

  • Acorn Kitchen Internship-Local Sustainable Food Production
  • Algal Biofuels: the promising renewable fuel
  • Analysis of Ten Years of Measured Water Temperature in an Arctic Lake
  • Causes of Colony Collapse Disorder and Potential Solutions
  • Energy savings using LED lights for the Dance studio: Proposal to the Hampshire College Sustainable Revolving Fund
  • Environmental Education: Integrating Environmental Studies in Public School throughout the United States
  • Let it all Hang Out: A campaign to encourage air drying of clothes
  • Reconstructing wildlife meadows from manicured lawns on the Hampshire College campus
  • What if Superstorm Sandy Struck Boston? 

 

Division II

    • A Complete Study of Geological, Meteorological, and Environmental Processes of the Earth and Alternate Energy
    • Alternative living through writing
    • Animal Behavior and Physiology
    • Anthropology of Food
    • Biology and Equine Psychology
    • Ecological and Educational Systems: Integration and Application
    • Ecological Sustainability
    • Ecology and Geology with Conservation Application
    • Ecology, Biology, and Birds
    • Energy Resource Politics
    • Environment, Energy, Economics; An interconnected web
    • Environmental Engineering and Geology with a concentration on Sustainability
    • Environmental Science and Resource Politics
    • Experiential Education and Climate Change
    • Field, Forest, Farm and Food
    • Forest Ecology
    • Healing Our Environment: The Intersections Between Food, Justice and Health
    • Landscape Design and Resource Management
    • Microbiology, Plant Biology, Chemistry, Toxicology, Remediation Science
    • Ornithology, Ecology and Physiology
    • Perceptions of Wilderness and Issues of Accessibility in the Field of Outdoor Education: Towards a Comprehensive Understanding of Our Place in Community and Nature
    • Precursor to a Sustainable Working Waterfront
    • Studies in Animal Sciences
    • Studies in Resource Use, Community Resiliency, and Relocalization
    • Sustainability and Water Resource Management
    • Sustainable Aquaponics
    • Sustainable Engineering: A focus in energy and sustainable design
    • Sustainable Infrastructure and Water Resource/Agricultural Systems Design
    • Sustainable Product Design
    • Sustainable Resources and Asian Studies
    • Systems of Environment and Community
    • Water Crises: The cultural, political, and ecological consequences of human water use
    • Water, Ecology, and the Role of Economic Policy

     

    Division III (Senior Thesis 2013/2014)

    • A Comparative Economic Analysis of Energy Production
    • Agricultural Systems Thinking: Re-designing urban farming systems that are radically inclusive of marginalized communities
    • Arctic Climate Change
    • Bird Feathers as Bioindicators: Spatial Heavy Metal Analysis of Indian House Crow Feathers using LA-ICP-MS
    • Change and Use, Bones and Growth (Evolution of skeletal adaptations in mammals)
    • Connections Between Hampshire College's Storm Water Drainage System and Stream Temperatures and Water Quality
    • Degree Day Analysis, Energy Use for Heating and Cooling
    • Denitrification in streams and riparian zones along an urban to exurban gradient
    • (M)eat: Innocent until Proven Guilty (A comparison of grass and grain-fed beef)
    • Effects of Physical Stream Characteristics on Riverine Fish Assemblages
    • Environmental Education and Climate Change
    • Experimental Domestication: Selection for Tameness in M. ochrogaster
    • Facing the Future of Food: A spatial and economic analysis of local food systems in Massachusetts
    • Farm to Camp: Creating Lasting Effects for a Healthier Life
    • Fate and Transport of Lead Arsenate Pesticides on a Western Massachusetts Pear Orchard
    • Feather Corticosterone, Latitude and Breeding Biology of Tachycineta Swallows
    • From Alberta to Texas: A Critical Examination of the Keystone XL pipeline and its Opposition
    • Green Building: An Investigation of Products and Materials That Satisfy the Living Building Standard
    • Hampshire College Stormwater Drainage Monitoring: Temperatures and Contaminants
    • Human Health, Social Justice, and Natural Science Perspectives of Hydraulic Fracturing in the Marcellus Shale
    • Imagine the Earth: Illustrating Environmental Science and Philosophy
    • Influence of Land Cover on Stream Temperature: Implications for Modeling and Waterway RestorationSustainability in Action: Moving toward an agricultural ethos
    • Invasive Biotic Interactions With Native Bryophyte Species in Alaskan Boreal Forests
    • La Via Campesina: Preserving Biodiversity through Transnational Organizing
    • Land of Fish and Rice: Agriculture, Eutrophication, and Phytoremediation in China's Chao Lake
    • Landscaping In Hadley: The History and Ecology of Change and Development
    • Lyme Disease in Horses
    • Management for Birds in a Pitch Pine-Scrub Oak Barren
    • Microbial Community Analysis of Deep Springs Lake, CA: Exploring the Role of Aerobic Biofilms in Biogenic Dolomite Precipitation
    • No Pictures, Please: Placing Ag-Gag and the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act within the Green Scare
    • Profit vs. People: A Case Study in the Environmental and Social Impact of Big Oil
    • Remediation techniques for groundwater perchlorate contamination
    • Rendering the River: An analysis of the Atlantic Salmon Restoration Effort on the Connecticut River
    • Searching for Identity in the Outdoors, A Collection of Writing
    • Searching for the Sublime: Stepping foot into the American Wilderness
    • Slow Food USA: A Cultural Exploration of Slow Food in the "Fast Food Nation"
    • Stress in Cows and Effects on Dairy Products
    • Sustainable Aquaponics: The Future of Institutional Food
    • Sustainable Design and Development
    • Temporally produced nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from differently managed agricultural soils: relative contributions from bacteria and fungi
    • The Effect of Land Management Strategy on Dickcissel (Spiza americana) Territory Size in the Flint Hills Ecoregion
    • The Effects of Visual Stimuli on Pre-Conditioned Aggression Response in Fighting Cocks
    • The Hampshire College Forest Stewardry Program
    • The red drum fishery: a case study of a protected game fish
    • The Role of Silviculture in Forest Fungal Ecology
    • The Solar Purlieu; Reflective Seating
    • Three Scientific Inquiries: How and Why Do We Modify General Relativity? How Do We Design a System to Measure the Snow Water Equivalent of the Snowpack? and, How Does Yeast Flocculation Affect the Final Bitterness of Beer?
    • Trace Metal Contamination in Sri Lankan Rice: LA-ICP-MS and HPLC Procedures to Determine Etiology of Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Transport and Fate of Lead Arsenate pesticides at an Amherst, Massachusetts Pear Orchard
    • Vocal Correlates of Physiological Stress in Sheep

     

     

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