Senior Papers

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.


Biondini, Lori
A Forest for All Seasons: A Review of Native American Timber Harvesting Presented in Three Case Studies

Brown, Sara
An Ecological & Economic Analysis of Salvage Logging: Case Studies in The Willamette National Forest

Chung, Joseph Alan
The Tillamook Bay National Estuary Project: Are Citizens Getting Involved?

Clark, Derek
Arsenic: Is The Public Interest Being Served by Science or by Economics?

Coffee, Sara
Using a Geographic Information System (GIS) to Determine Western Pond Turtle (Clemmys marmorata) Nesting Habitat at Aumsville Wetlands, Marion County, Oregon

Frankel-Reed, Jenny
Threatened Species Management in the Tillamook District: A GIS Analysis

George, Christopher Thomas
Threatened Salmon and the Need for a Spiritual Solution

Krawczyk, Andrew J.
The Importance of Solitude in the Wilderness Recreation Experience: Mt. Hood Wilderness Plan Case Study

Mack, Megan
The Role of Literature within the Environmental Movement: A Case Study of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring

Meadows, Andrea
An Examination of Prescribed Burning, Fire Effects on Forest Ecosystems, & Monitoring Efforts Used to Evaluate the Effects of Prescribed Burning

Rintelman, Michelle
What Safety Measures Protect the People who Grow Your Food? A Look at the Role of Pesticide Regulation and Reform for Agricultural Workers in Oregon

Tucker, Heather
The Battle for Headwaters: An Analysis of the Headwaters Deal AB 1986

Vierra, Ben
Changes in Forest Covers of a Managed Forested Area in Oregon's Coast Range

Virgili, Megan
The Color of Pollution: Possible Links Between Race & Pollution in the Albina Community of North/Northeast Portland

Wright, Kenji
Wild v Natural: An Analysis of the Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission's Support for the Use of Supplementation in the Columbia River Salmon Recovery