Student research from the Environmental Studies Department at Gettysburg College.




Wheels on the Bus: School Transportation as a Reflection of Sprawl, Autumn C.E. Arthur '14, Natasha M. Eulberg '14, and Kevin C. O'Malley '14


Analysis of Automobile Advertisements in American Magazines, Asnika Bajracharya '14, Lukwesa K. Morin '14, and Kendall H. Radovich '14


Baltimore and the Cherry Hill Urban Garden: Tearing Down and Building Up the Physical and Imaginative Spaces of Post-Industrial Urban Food Systems, Rebecca L. Croog '14


Dirty Recycling: Auto Salvage and Its Potential Impacts on Marginalized Populations, Ethan B. Dively '14, Nicholas C. Ferreri '14, and Cole D. Rossiter '14

An Evolution of Landscape and Meaning: The Case of Gettysburg National Military Park, Adrienne M. Ellis '14


All That Sprawl, Y’all: An Analysis of Development on Steinwehr Avenue and York Street in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, from 1971 to 2014, Elizabeth K. Emmons '14, Kalley S. Hansel '14, and Daly Simpson '14

Using Sedimentology and GIS Analysis to Interpret Paleo-Ice Flow in Northern Iceland, Alyson G. Hampsch '14

Burning With Purpose: An Assessment of the Ethanol-Fueled CleanCook Stove as a Potential Sustainable Cooking Alternative in the Village of Gaindikhatta, Uttarakhand, India, Jessie M. Pierce '14


The State of the Upper Bay of Panama Wetlands: Ecological Significance, EnvironmentalPolicy, Urbanization, and Social Justice, Madeline A. Price '15

Wind Forcing of Sediment Flux and Post-larval Transport in a Patchy, Biogenically Structured Intertidal System, Sondra E. Winders '14

Sex, Light, and Sound: Location and Combination of Multiple Attractants Affect Probability of Cane Toad (Rhinella marina) Capture, Alyse Yeager '12, John A. Commito, Andrew M. Wilson, Deborah Bower, and Lin Schwarzkopf



Healthy Options: A Community-Based Program to Address Food Insecurity, Amy B. Dailey, Audrey Hess, Camille Horton '12, Emily Constantian '13, Salma Monani, Betsy Wargo, Kim Davidson, and Kathy Gaskin


Renewable Resource Extraction: Experimental Analysis of Resource Management Policies Under Assumptions of Resource Migration, Kevin Lugo '13

Multi-Temporal Analysis Reveals that Predictors of Mountain Pine Beetle Infestation Change During Outbreak Cycles, Jonathan A. Walter '10 and Rutherford V. Platt



Challenging The “Man” In Mangroves: The Missing Role Of Women In Mangrove Conservation, Alyssa L. Bosold '13


Farmers Markets and the Local Food System: The Case of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Paul A. Di Salvo '13, Claire Quinn '13, Robin Arnold '13, Caroline Clark '13, Suzanne Englot '13, Andrew Mello '13, Julia Mitchell '13, Emily Ruhl '13, Rebecca Taormina '13, Cashin Conover '13, Valerie Leone '13, Michael Mattaini '13, William Patton '13, Elizabeth Rouillard '13, Nicholas Smith-Herman '13, Jordan Swenson '13, Kelly Webster '13, Brian Wooldredge '13, and Randall K. Wilson



Gettysburg College Sustainability Proposal, Joseph W. Boone Jr '12, Andrea Carson '12, Sarah F. Hecklau '12, Erik J. Hughes '12, Catherine A. Leech '12, Taylor J. McGrath '12, Nicole L. Moody '12, Christian I. Neumann '12, Mary K. Ranii '12, John D. Ryder '12, Megan Sherman '12, Sara W. Tower '12, and Sarah Weinstein '12


Encontrando la Comida Saludable: Identifying Food Access Barriers for the Adams County, Pennsylvania Latino Community, Gwendolyn D. Brown '11 and Olivia A. Haddad '11



Using GIS to Quantify Patterns of Glacial Erosion on Northwest Iceland: Implications for Independent Ice Sheets, Sarah M. Principato and Jeremiah S. Johnson '05


Species Diversity in the Soft-Bottom Intertidal Zone: Biogenic Structure, Sediment, and Macrofauna Across Mussel Bed Spatial Scales, John A. Commito, Serena Como, Benjamin M. Grupe '03, and Wendy E. Dow '03

An Evaluation of an Object-Oriented Paradigm for Land Use/Land Cover Classification, Rutherford V. Platt and Lauren M. Rapoza '06


Hierarchical Spatial Structure in Soft-Bottom Mussel Beds, John A. Commito, Wendy E. Dow '03, and Benjamin M. Grupe '03

Fractal Characterization of Mytilus edulis L. Spatial Structure in Intertidal Landscapes Using GIS Methods, Thomas W. Crawford, John A. Commito, and Ann M. Borowik


Mussels Matter: Postlarval Dispersal Dynamics Altered by a Spatially Complex Ecosystem Engineer, John A. Commito, Emily A. Celano '00, Holly J. Celico, Serena Como, and Craig P. Johnson '98


Structural Complexity in Mussel Beds: the Fractal Geometry of Surface Topography, John A. Commito and Brian R. Rusignuolo '98