Faculty publications from the Environmental Studies Department at Gettysburg College.




Examining the Impact of Climate Change Film as an Educational Tool, Brittany Bondi, Salma Monani, Sarah M. Principato, and Christopher P. Barlett


Sex Ratio is Variable and Increasingly Male Biased at Two Colonies of Magellanic Penguins, Natasha J. Gownaris, Pablo García Borboroglu, and P. Dee Boersma


Effects of Climate and Land-Use Changes on Fish Catches Across Lakes at a Global Scale, Yu-Chun Kao, Mark W. Rogers, David B. Bunnell, Ian G. Cowx, Song S. Qian, Orlane Anneville, T. Douglas Beard Jr., Alexander Brinker, J. Robert Britton, René Chura-Cruz, Natasha J. Gownaris, James R. Jackson, Külli Kangur, Jeppe Kolding, Anatol A. Lukin, Abigail J. Lynch, Norman Mercado-Silva, Rodrigo Moncayo-Estrada, Friday J. Njaya, Ilia Ostrovsky, Lars G. Rudstam, Alfred L.E. Sandström, Yuichi Sato, Humberto Siguayro-Mamani, Andy Thorpe, Paul A.M. van Zwieten, Pietro Volta, Yuyu Wang, András Weiperth, Olaf L.F. Weyl, and Joelle D. Young


Climate Change Perceptions, Data, and Adaptation in the Garhwal Himalayas of India, Rutherford V. Platt, Monica V. Ogra, Natalie A. Kisak, Upma Manral, and Ruchi Badola

America’s Public Lands: From Yellowstone to Smokey Bear and Beyond, Second Edition, Randall K. Wilson



Applying Science to Pressing Conservation Needs for Penguins, P. D. Boersma, P. García Borboroglu, Natasha J. Gownaris, C. A. Bost, A. Chiaradia, S. Ellis, T. Schneider, P. J. Seddon, A. Simeone, P. N. Trathan, L. J. Waller, and B. Wienecke


After the Fall: Legacy Effects of Biogenic Structure on Wind-Generated Ecosystem Processes Following Mussel Bed Collapse, John A. Commito, Brittany R. Jones, Mitchell A. Jones, Sondra E. Winders, and Serena Como


Sex‐biased Survival Contributes to Population Decline in a Long‐Lived Seabird, the Magellanic Penguin, Natasha J. Gownaris and P. D. Boersma


Gaps in Protection of Important Ocean Areas: A Spatial Meta-Analysis of Ten Global Mapping Initiatives, Natasha J. Gownaris, Christine M. Santora, John B. Davis, and Ellen K. Pikitch


The Traits that Predict the Magnitude and Spatial Scale of Forest Bird Responses to Urbanization Intensity, Grant D. Paton, Alexandra V. Shoffner, Andrew M. Wilson, and Sara A. Gagné


Comparison of Periglacial Block Fields and Talus Slopes in South-Central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland, Ilana B. Sobel, Abigail F. Rec, and Sarah M. Principato


What Happens After Mussels Die? Biogenic Legacy Effects on Community Structure and Ecosystem Processes, John A. Commito, Brittany R. Jones, Mitchell A. Jones, Sondra E. Winders, and Serena Como


Migrant Farmworkers' Perceptions of Pesticide Risk Exposure in Adams County, Pennsylvania: A Cultural Risk Assessment, Micaela S. G. Edelson, Salma Monani, and Rutherford V. Platt


The Melting ‘Crown of the Continent’: Visual History of Glacier National Park, Dori L. Gorczyca, Salma Monani, and Sarah M. Principato


Spatial Analysis of Cirques from Three Regions of Iceland: Implications for Cirque Formation and Palaeoclimate, Heather A. Ipsen, Sarah M. Principato, Rachael E. Grube, and Jessica F. Lee

Loving Glacier National Park Online: Climate Change Communication and Virtual Place Attachment, Salma Monani, Sarah M. Principato, Dori L. Gorczyca, and Elizabeth A. Cooper

Tracking the Human–Wildlife–Conservation Nexus Across the Human–Animal Studies (HAS) Landscape, Monica V. Ogra and Julie Urbanik


Estimating the Creation and Removal Date of Fracking Ponds Using Trend Analysis of Landsat Imagery, Rutherford V. Platt, David Manthos, and John Amos


Editorial, Linda Haverty Rugg and Salma Monani


The Relative Effects of Forest Amount, Forest Configuration, and Urban Matrix Quality on Forest Breeding Birds, Alexandra V. Shoffner, Andrew M. Wilson, Wenwu Tang, and Sara A. Gagné



New Constraints on the Timing and Pattern of Deglaciation in the Húnaflói Bay Region of Northwest Iceland Using Cosmogenic 36CA Dating and Geomorphic Mapping, Amanda N. Houts, Joseph M. Licciardi, Sarah M. Principato, Susan H. Zimmerman, and Robert C. Finkel


Geographic Variation of Cirques on Iceland: Factors Influencing Cirque Morphology, Heather A. Ipsen, Rachael E. Grube, Jessica F. Lee, and Sarah M. Principato

Science Fiction, Westerns, and the Vital Cosmo-ethics of The 6th World, Salma Monani


The Cosmological Liveliness of Terril Calder's The Lodge: Animating Our Relations and Unsettling Our Cinematic Spaces, Salma Monani

Ecocriticism and Indigenous Studies: Conversations From Earth to Cosmos, Salma Monani and Joni Adamson

Late Holocene Records of Changing Moisture Regime from Wetlands in Southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada: Implications for Wetland Conservation and Restoration, Ian Spooner, Sarah M. Principato, Nicholas Hill, Hilary White, Dewey Dunnington, Tom Neily, and Susann Stolze

Stewardship Responsibility of Pennsylvania Public and Private Lands for Songbird Conservation, Glenn E. Stauffer, David A. W. Miller, Andrew M. Wilson, Margaret C. Brittingham, and Daniel W. Brauning


Novel Bio-Logging Tool for Studying Fine-Scale Behaviors of Marine Turtles in Response to Sound, Reny B. Tyson, Wendy Dow Piniak, Camila Domit, David Mann, Michael Hall, Douglas P. Nowacek, and Mariana M. P. B. Fuentes


The Role of Adult Fiddler Crab Environmental Acoustic Cues and Chemical Cues in Stimulating Molting of Field-Caught Megalopae, Emily E. Waddell, Wendy Dow Piniak, Kathleen A. Reinsel, and James M. Welch


The Feasibility of Counting Songbirds Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Andrew M. Wilson, Janine M. Barr, and Megan E. Zagorski


Spatial Models to Account for Variation in Observer Effort in Bird Atlases, Andrew M. Wilson, Daniel W. Brauning, Caitlin Carey, and Robert S. Mulvihill


Separation Anxiety: Mussels Self-Organize into Similar Power-Law Clusters Regardless of Predation Threat Cues, John A. Commito, Natasha J. Gownaris, Danielle E. Haulsee, Sara E. Coleman, and Brian F. Beal


Feeling and Healing Eco-social Catastrophe: The "Horrific" Slipstream of Danis Goulet's Wakening, Salma Monani


In God’s Land: Cinematic Affect, Animation and the Perceptual Dilemmas of Slow Violence, Salma Monani


Hearing in the Juvenile Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas): A Comparison of Underwater and Aerial Hearing Using Auditory Evoked Potentials, Wendy Dow Piniak, David A. Mann, Craig A. Harms, T. Todd Jones, and Scott A. Eckert

Conservation-Induced Resettlement as a Driver of Land Cover Change in India: An Object-Based Trend Analysis, Rutherford V. Platt, Monica V. Ogra, Ruchi Badola, and Syed Ainul Hussain

Using GIS and Streamlined Landforms to Interpret Palaeo-Ice Flow in Northern Iceland, Sarah M. Principato, Alexis N. Moyer, Alyson G. Hampsch, and Heather A. Ipsen


The Feasibility of Using Drones to Count Songbirds, Andrew M. Wilson, Janine M. Barr, and Megan E. Zagorski


Commentary: Are National Parks Still Relevant?, Randall K. Wilson


How the Federal Government Went From Realtor to Landlord in the American West, Randall K. Wilson



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


Seismic Surveys and Marine Turtles: An Underestimated Global Threat?, Sarah E. Nelms, Wendy Dow Piniak, Caroline R. Weir, and Brendan J. Godley


Gender and Climate Change in the Indian Himalayas: Global Threats, Local Vulnerabilities, and Livelihood Diversification at the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, Monica V. Ogra and Ruchi Badola


Eco-nostalgia in Popular Turkish Cinema, Ekin Gündüz Özdemirci and Salma Monani


Ecomedia: Key Issues, Stephen Rust, Salma Monani, and Sean Cubitt

Regional Variability in Extinction Thresholds for Forest Birds in the North-Eastern United States: An Examination of Potential Drivers Using Long-Term Breeding Bird Atlas Datasets, Ynzte van der Hoek, Andrew M. Wilson, Rosalind Renfrew, Joan Walsh, Paul G. Rodewald, Jennifer Baldy, and Lisa L. Manne


Online Mapping Tools for Geolocating Amish Settlements, Andrew M. Wilson, Brian J.B. Lonabocker, and Megan E. Zagorski

Pennsylvania's Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program Benefits Ring-Necked Pheasants but Not Enough to Reverse Declines, Andrew M. Wilson, Sarah E. Pabian, Scott R. Klinger, and Margaret C. Brittingham



Ecodevelopment, Gender, and Empowerment: Perspectives from India’s Protected Area Communities, Ruchi Badola, Monica V. Ogra, and Shivani C. Barthwal


Recruitment Facilitation and Spatial Pattern Formation in Soft-Bottom Mussel Beds, John A. Commito, Ann E. Commito, Rutherford V. Platt, Benjamin M. Grupe, Wendy Dow Piniak, Natasha J. Gownaris, Kyle A. Reeves, and Allison M. Vissichelli

'Kissed by Lightning' and Indigenous Cinema’s Natureculture Continuum, Salma Monani

Wildfire Hazard in the Home Ignition Zone: An Object-Oriented Analysis Integrating LiDAR and VHR Satellite Imagery, Rutherford V. Platt

GIS Analysis of Cirques on Vestfirðir, Northwest Iceland: Implications for Palaeoclimate, Sarah M. Principato and Jessica F. Lee

America's Public Lands: From Yellowstone to Smokey Bear and Beyond, Randall K. Wilson


Growing Pains or Opportunities? A Customer Survey of Three Farmers' Markets in One Rural Community, Randall K. Wilson, Paul A. Di Salvo, Claire E. Quinn, Suzanne T. Englot, and Julia P. Mitchell


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



Environmental Film Festivals: Beginning Explorations at the Intersections of Film Festival Studies and Ecocritical Studies, Salma Monani


Indigenous Film Festivals as Eco-Testimonial Encounter: The 2011 Native Film + Video Festival, Salma Monani


ImagineNATIVE 2012: Ecocinema and The Indigenous Film Festival, Salma Monani and Miranda Brady


Introduction: Cuts to Dissolves – Defining and Situating Ecocinema Studies, Salma Monani and Stephen Rust

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


Wind Power! Marketing Renewable Energy on Tribal Lands and the Struggle for Just Sustainability, Miranda J. Brandy and Salma Monani

Interpreting Species Accounts, Daniel W. Brauning and Andrew M. Wilson

Gender and Community-Oriented Wildlife Conservations: Views from Project Supervisors in India, Monica V. Ogra

Gender Mainstreaming in Community-Oriented Wildlife Conservation: Experiences from Nongovernmental Conservation Organizations in India, Monica V. Ogra

Mapping Settlements in the Wildland Urban Interface: A Decision Tree Approach, Rutherford V. Platt

Analytical Methods, Andrew M. Wilson

Habitats and Habitat Change, Andrew M. Wilson, Joseph Bishop, and Margaret Brittingham

Coverage and Results, Andrew M. Wilson and Daniel W. Brauning

Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Pennsylvania, Andrew M. Wilson, Daniel W. Brauning, and Robert S. Mulvihill

Initial Response of Bird Populations to Conservation Grasslands in Southern Pennsylvania, Andrew M. Wilson and Margaret Brittingham

The Geography of Pennsylvania, Andrew M. Wilson and Bernd J. Haupt


Physical Ecosystem Engineers and the Functioning of Estuaries and Coasts, J. L. Gutierrez, C. G. Jones, J. E. Byers, K. K. Arkema, K. Berkenbusch, John A. Commito, C. M. Duarte, S. D. Hacker, J. G. Lambrinos, I. E. Hendriks, P. J. Hogarth, M. G. Palomo, and C. Wild

Modeling Wildfire Potential in Residential Parcels: A Case Study of the North-Central Colorado Front Range, Rutherford V. Platt, Tania Schoennagel, Thomas T. Veblen, and Rosemary L. Sherriff


The Wildland-Urban Interface: Evaluating the Definition Effect, Rutherford V. Platt

Looking East for the New West: Characterizing Rural Change in Adams County, Pennsylvania, Randall K. Wilson, Alexandra Bigler, and Thomas W. Crawford



An Interview with Julian Agyeman: Just Sustainability and Ecopedagogy, Salma Monani

An Object-Oriented Approach to Assessing Changes in Tree Cover in the Colorado Front Range 1938-1999, Rutherford V. Platt and Tania Schoennagel


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


Radiocarbon Date List XI: Radiocarbon Dates from Marine Sediment Cores of the Iceland, Greenland, and Northeast Canadian Arctic Shelves and Nares Strait, U. Quillmann, J.T. Andrews, A.E. Jennings, J. Bendle, H. Jonsdottir, G.B. Kristjansdottir, J. Lloyd, S. Olafsdottir, and Sarah M. Principato


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, and Wendy Dow Piniak


Human–Wildlife Conflict and Gender in Protected Area Borderlands: A Case Study of Costs, Perceptions, and Vulnerabilities from Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal), India, Monica V. Ogra

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

A Spatial Model of Mechanical Thinning Location and Forest Management Outcomes in the Wildland-Urban Interface, Rutherford V. Platt, Thomas T. Veblen, and Rosemary L. Sherriff


Holocene Sediment Magnetic Properties Along a Transect from Isafjardardjup to Djupall, Northwest Iceland, Sarah M. Principato, J.T. Andrews, J. Hardardottir, and J.S. Stoner

Tracking Collaboration: Forest Planning and Local Participation on the San Juan National Forest, Colorado, Randall K. Wilson and Thomas W. Crawford


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

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

Effects of Epibionts on Sabellaria alveolata (L.) Biogenic Reefs and Their Associated Fauna in the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel, Stanislas Dubois, John A. Commito, Frédéric Olivier, and Christian Retière

A Model of Exurban Land Use Change and Wildfire Mitigation, Rutherford V. Platt

Are Wildfire Mitigation and Restoration of Historic Forest Structure Compatible? A Spatial Modeling Assessment, Rutherford V. Platt, Thomas T. Veblen, and Rosemary L. Sherriff


How Learning Styles Impact E-learning: A Case Comparative Study of Undergraduate Students who Excelled, Passed, or Failed an Online Course in Scientific/Technical Writing, William West, B.R. Simon Rosser, Salma Monani, and Laura Gurak

Collaboration in Context: Rural Change and Community Forestry in the Four Corners, Randall K. Wilson


Fine-Grained Spatial Genetic Structure in the Bivalve Gemma gemma from Maine and Virginia (USA), as Revealed by Inter-Simple Sequence Repeat Markers, Marco Casu, Ferruccio Maltagliati, Piero Cossu, Tiziana Lai, Marco Curini Galletti, Alberto Castelli, and John A. Commito

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

Multi-scale Analysis of Collaborative National Forest Planning Contexts in the Rural US Mountain West, Thomas W. Crawford and Randall K. Wilson

Rural Change and Sustainability (Conclusion), John Smithers and Randall K. Wilson

Narratives of Community-based Resource Management in the American West, Randall K. Wilson



Radiocarbon Date List X: Baffin Bay, Baffin Island, Iceland, Labrador Sea, and the Northern North Atlantic, J.T. Andrews, J.P. Briner, D.C. Barber, I.S. Castaneda, T.A. Cooper, G. Dunhill, S. Hagen, M. Hald, F.R. Hall, E. James, A.E. Jennings, N. Koc, G.B Kristjansdottir, Sarah M. Principato, L.M. Smith, T. Vorren, N. Weiner, and K. Williams

The Greening of White Pride, Steven Gimbel and Randall K. Wilson