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


The Perfect Pitch: Car Commercials in the Environment, Alyssa P. Beyer '15 and Sara Moyer '15


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


Walkable Gettysburg— How Pedestrian Friendly is the Borough of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania?, Samuel C. Gilvarg '15 and Shane A. Kesnig '14


What Drives Car Attitudes: An Analysis of How Demographics and Environmental Views Relate to Car Attitudes, Kelly M. Gross '15, Alexandra S. Isaacson '15, and Brian J.B. Lonabocker '15

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


Noise Pollution? What's the solution?: Understanding Traffic Noise Pollution in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Andrew F. Kapp '15, Joseph M. Passmore '15, and Anika H. Schneider '15

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

Land use and surface water withdrawal effects on fish and macroinvertebrate assemblages in the Susquehanna River basin, USA, Matthew K. Shank '08 and Jay R. Stauffer Jr.


Green-Technology Automobiles: Can modern innovations save the environment and consumers' pockets, Nicholas M. Uline '15, Steven M. Mahon '15, and Jason P. Potter '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


Mitigating Climate Change through Sustainable Cooking in Hòa An Village and Xêo Tram Hamlet: A Gendered Perspective on the VACB Model and Potential Alternatives, Alyssa L. Bosold '13

The Food Gap: Lessons Learned From One Rural Community’s Perspectives on Combating Food Insecurity, Emily A. Constantian '13


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

Using GIS to reconstruct paleo equilibrium-line altitudes from cirques in Northwest Iceland, Jessica F. Lee '13

Using GIS and Streamlined Landforms to Interpret Paleo-Ice Flow in Northern Iceland, Alexis N. Moyer '13

A Comparison of Adams County Residents to Farmers’ Market Attendees: A Question of Representation, Emily J. Ruhl '13 and Robin L. Arnold '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


Gettysburg College Sustainability Proposal: Fall 2011 Environmental Studies Senior Seminar, Andrea Carson '12, Joseph W. Boone Jr '12, Mary K. Ranii '12, Megan Sherman '12, Nicole L. Moody '12, Sara W. Tower '12, Catherine A. Leech '12, Christian I. Neumann '12, Erik J. Hughes '12, John D. Ryder '12, Sarah F. Hecklau '12, Sarah Weinstein '12, and Taylor J. McGrath '12

The Art Car Journey: A Vehicle for a Sustainable Message, Daniel J. Chibbaro '12, Ian J. White '12, and Kurt W. Hinck '12

An Analysis of Perceptions Pertaining to the Gettysburg Inner Loop and Transportation Issues in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, David S. Curtis '12, Michael S. Nemeth '12, and Robert F. Martz '12


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

Compressing Pennsylvania's Gas Crisis: Assessment of Fuel-Cycle Emissions and Domestic Supplies for Utilizing Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles, James H. Fellows '12 and Kevin C. Blake '12

I'm Idlin' It: Idling Vehicle Emissions at the McDonald’s Drive-Thru Locations and their Impact on Air Quality in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Annie M. Golovcsenko '12, Caitlin A. Shubick '12, and Jessica L. Bozzo '12

Driving Progress: Examining the implementation of environmental technology in the automobile, Julia N. Ivers '12, Matthew S. Moyer '12, and Matthew D. Toich '12

A Geographical Context of Primary Environmental Education: A Study of Rural Loma Bonita and Panama City Schools, Valerie R. Leone '13

From Football to Fenders: An Analysis of the Portrayal of Automobiles in Super Bowl Commercials from 1969 to 2012, Clair E. Pomponi '12, Danielle M. Carty '12, and Eleanor T. Testa '12

Physical Structures of Re-embedding in Israel/Palestine, Ian R. Smith '12

Catching Cane Toads: Determining Biological Differences in Cane Toad (Rhinella marinus) Trappability and Assessing the Effect of Acoustic Attractant Position on Cane Toad Capture Rates, Alyse D. Yeager '12, Brittany R. Jones '12, Elena C. Rubino '12, and Mitchell A. Jones '12



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