During the senior year each Environmental and Earth Sciences major completes a thesis. An original piece of research, the thesis is an interdisciplinary study of nature and human impact on nature demonstrating a familiarity with relevent literature and methods of analysis both within and across disciplines. A list of completed theses by year is below. You may either scroll down or click on the year to view a thesis. Electronic versions are available on the Academic Commons website.
The Urban Growth Boundary and the Environment: Salem, Oregon as a Case Study
Comparison of Current Sustainable Forest Practices in France and Germany with Those in the United States
Circumstances of Success: Species Reintroduction and the Gray Wolves of Yellowstone
Unnatural Declines in Rattlesnake Populations Due to Unnatural Extermination Practices
The Nature of Ecosystems: Does Systemic or Chaotic Theory Prevail?
Jenkins, Peter B.
Can User Fees Save Public Lands?
Jones, Cynthia D.
Ecological Restoration of Oak Savanna Ecosystems
Jorgensen, Jered Freyden
Applying Land-Use Based Management Strategies to Address Growth in Small Communities: A Case Study in Prescott, Arizona
Environmental Attitudes and Economic Behavior in a Consumerist Society: The Growing Contradiction in the 1990's
USDA Forest Service: A Move to Ecosystem Management in the Pacific Northwest
Norris, Forest E.
Opal Creek Wilderness Area: A Catalyst for the Implementation of a Geographic Information System by the Friends of Opal Creek
Santa, Alexander J.
The Effects of Visitor Overuse on the Management and Ecology of our National Parks
Cooperative Land Management: The Stewardship Agreement Between the U.S. Forest Service and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Oregon as a Case Study
Seiffert, Kaia Q.
Municipal Solid Waste Emissions and Atmospheric Mercury: A Case Study on the Marion County Waste-to-Energy Facility
Boy Scouts and Environmental Awareness: An Analysis of Environmental Education in the Boy Scouts of America
Zoos and Conservation: An Overview of the Changing Role of Zoos as Members of the Conservation Community with a Personal Assessment of the Oregon Zoos Ability to Meet this Change
Ecological Restoration in Riparian and Floodplain Areas: A case study of Brown's Inland Restoration
The Importance of Native Plant Populations for the Preservation of an Ecosystem and Culture: A Case Study with the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs