Student research from the Environmental Studies Department at Gettysburg College.

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2019

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Blue Sky Olympics: Satellite Observations of Air Quality During the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Lincoln M. Butcher

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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

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Life without the Beach: Projected Sea Level Rise and its Impact on Barrier Islands Along the East Coast, USA, Cara Johnson, Gabrielle N. Kase, and Samantha B. Pfeffer

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Analysis of Flood Patterns in Adams County, Pennsylvania Utilizing Drone Technology and Computer Simulations, Alyssa J. Kaewwilai

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Disappearing Act(ions): College Perceptions of Climate Change and its Impacts on Tourism, Natalie A. Kisak and Brianna M. Costira

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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

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Wolves are Wild: A Collection of Narratives About Rescued Wolves and Wolfdogs, Molly G. Vorhaus

2018

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

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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

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Autonomous Cars, Electric and Hybrid Cars, and Ridesharing: Perceptions vs. Reality, Christopher W. Eni, Charlie J. Clarke, and Danielle A. Wyatt

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

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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

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Litter on Wheels: An Ocean Garbage Art Car, William J. LeConey and William H. Gibson

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

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G-Bikes: Gettysburg Bike Share, Matthew G. Palacio and Jeffrey J. Walters

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Factors Affecting Biodiversity Protection in the Mediterranean Basin, Erica L. Porta and Jesse E. Shircliff

2017

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Getting that Sinking Feeling: Analysis and Impacts of Sea Level Rise on Three National Parks along the East Coast, USA, Julia K. Deros, Amanda L. Thibault, and Amy B. true

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

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Changes in the Breeding Range of the Broad-Winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) due to Habitat Fragmentation in the Northern Appalachian Region, Rachael M. Pruitt

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Investigating the Magnitude and Range of the Urban Heat Island within Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Samuel S. Thompson and Rachel A. Wilkins

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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

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

2016

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Fracking in Pennsylvania: A Spatial Analysis of Impacts on Land Cover and Land Use, the Viewshed, and the Audioshed, Kelly A. Collins

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

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Now Hear This! Orientation and Behavioral Responses of Hatchling Loggerhead Sea Turtles, Caretta caretta, to Environmental Acoustic Cues, Bethany Holtz

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Crafting a Campus Sustainability Action Plan: A Grassroots Approach, Jolina A. Kenney

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Crafting a Campus Sustainability Action Plan: A Grassroots Approach, Jolina A. Kenney

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Carbon, Cookstoves, and Kitchens: Case Studies of Fuelwood Use and the Potential for Ethanol Substitutability in Rural India, Vietnam, and Tanzania, Monica V. Ogra, Alyssa L. Bosold, Jessie M. Pierce, and Quinn M. Heist

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

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

2015

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A Feasibility Study of Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Survey Avian Abundance by Using Audio Recording, Janine M. Barr and Andrew M. Wilson

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Spatial and Temporal Relationships Between Forest Bird Declines and Prevalence of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in the Northeastern United States, Julie E. Blum and Andrew M. Wilson

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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

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

2014

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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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, Kalley S. Hansel, and Daly Simpson

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

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

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

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

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

Land Use and Surface Water Withdrawal Effects on Fish and Macroinvertebrate Assemblages in the Susquehanna River Basin, USA, Matthew K. Shank and Jay R. Stauffer

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

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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

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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

2013

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The Status of a PA Endangered Bird- the Upland Sandpiper, Paul A. Di Salvo, Kalley S. Hansel, Jessica L. Zupancic, and Andrew M. Wilson

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

2012

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

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

2011

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

2009

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

2008

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

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

2006

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

2005

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

2000

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