Articles: Tag: environmental science

Allegheny Students Represented at Sigma Xi Research Conference

Twenty-six Allegheny students participated in the Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishment Conference held at Penn State Behrend on April 13. They are (with their faculty advisors listed in parentheses): Ashley Baronner ’13 (Caryl Waggett), Korey Bartolomeo ’13 (Brad Hersh), Austin Becker ’13 (Tricia Humphreys and Ann Kleinschmidt), Ava Carvour ’14 (Barbara Shaw), Kyrsten

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Professor’s Work on Food Web Structures Published

Professor of Biology and Environmental Science Scott Wissinger and co-authors Dr. Hamish Greig and Dr. Angus McIntosh of the University of Canterbury in New Zealand had their article “Top-down control of prey increases with drying disturbance in ponds: a consequence of non-consumptive interactions?” published in the most recent issue of The Journal of Animal Ecology. The

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Professor Researches Effects of Climate Change on Soil

Professor of Environmental Science Richard Bowden was co-author on a paper, “Lignin properties in topsoils of a beech/oak forest after 8 years of manipulated litter fall: relevance of altered input and oxidation of lignin,” published in Plant and Soil.  Results of this project, conducted in Germany, examine the influence of climate change on soil chemistry

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Fostering Student Action Against Environmental Injustice

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science Kate J. Darby was selected to attend a recent workshop, Teaching Environmental Justice: Interdisciplinary Approaches, at Carleton College in April. She delivered an invited talk, “(Tempered)Hope in the Dark,” about how to provide students with tools for taking action to address social and environmental injustice. The workshop was an interdisciplinary

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Environmental Science Researchers Present Results at Forest Soils Conference

Professor of Environmental Science Richard Bowden and Lauren Deem ’12 co-authored an invited presentation, “Litter Controls on Soil Carbon Quantity and Quality in an Eastern Deciduous Forest,” at the North American Forest Soils Conference. The research, conducted at the Bousson Environmental Research Reserve, examines the ability of soils to help reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide increases that lead to climate

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Junior Seminar Inspires Multidisciplinary Research

In June 2013, Max Lindquist ’14 attended the Association of Environmental Studies & Sciences Annual Conference where he presented a paper he co-authored with Assistant Professor of Global Health and Development and Environmental Studies Liz Olson, Associate Professor of Communication Arts Michael Mehler, Professor of Environmental Science Eric Pallant, Visiting Artist Tanja Beer, Theater Designer Leslie Fairman, Shannon Wade ’13, and Samantha Hoderlein ’15.

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Neff and Co-Author Included in September Issue of Minerva

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science Mark Neff and co-author Thad Miller at Portland State University published an article titled “De-Facto Science Policy in the Making: How Scientists Shape Science Policy and Why It Matters (or, Why STS and STP Scholars Should Socialize)” in the September 2013 issue of Minerva.

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Utz to Mentor Students In Architectural Competition After Third Place Win In 2013 Holland Prize

Architect Steven Utz, instructor and internship coordinator in the Department of Environmental Science, was awarded third place for the architectural drafting and analysis of Newton Memorial Observatory in the 2013 Holland Prize, administered by the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS). The prize is intended to increase awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of historic sites, structures, and landscapes

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Students Spend Six Weeks Doing Research in Mysore and Surrounding Tribal Areas

Professor of Psychology Juvia Heuchert took six students to Mysore, India, over the summer to help establish an internship with the Vivekananda Institute for Indian Studies. Abishai Persaud ’15, Erica Bryson ’15, Mara Steinmetz ’15, Matthew Turner ’15, Kalyssa King ’15, and Garrett Devenney ’16 spent six weeks in Mysore and the surrounding tribal areas

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Neff Publishes Paper in “Biological Conservation”

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science Mark Neff recently published a paper with Brendon Larson (University of Waterloo, Ontario) in Biological Conservation exploring the limitations of science in settling a conservation biology dispute about a climate change adaptation strategy. Their research reveals that an ongoing dispute in the conservation biology literature about assisted colonization is fundamentally

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