The full text of Senior Independent Study Theses submitted during and after 2012 are available to download only by College of Wooster users. Unless listed as an exemplar, all other theses are restricted.

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Senior Independent Study Theses from 2022

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Lake Erie And The Economy: Harmful Algae Blooms And Property Values, Sarah Brunot
Department: Environmental Studies

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Left In The Ashes: An Examination Of The Valley Of The Ashes In The Great Gatsby, Mei Carter
Department: Environmental Studies

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Microplastics As Carrier Of Pahs Released From Oil Spills: Measuring Ingestion And Bioaccumulation Rates In Copepods, Manasi Desai
Department: Environmental Studies

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Deep Roots In Eroding Soil: Building Decolonial Resilience Amidst Climate Violence And Displacement In A Louisiana Bayou Indigenous Community, Lia McGrath Kahan
Department: Environmental Studies

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The Hidden Agents Of Sustainability: Latina Women At The Forefront Of Carrying Out Food Sustainability In Latinx Households, Daniela Manzo
Department: Environmental Studies

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Postive, Negative, And Apocalyptic Climate Messages: In Affecting Attitudes And Possible Future Behaviors Toward Sharks, Truong "School" Nguyen
Department: Communication Studies; Environmental Studies

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What’s Cooking?: Research And Physical Application Of Natrual Building And Regenerative Design, Elizabeth Olson
Department: Environmental Studies

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"The Order Of Nature": Applying Alfred North Whitehead’s Process Philosophy To A Holistic Environmental Approach For The Western World, Lucas J. Stengl
Department: Environmental Studies

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Farmers' Markets And The Food System: The Small Farmer's Dilemma, Nick S. Wyckoff
Department: Environmental Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2021

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Educating For Hope: Building Climate Change Resilience in the Middle School Classroom, Cambry J. Baker
Department: Environmental Studies

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"May I Have a Seed.... From Your Pocket?": A Reflection on Food Sovereignty and Collective Thriving in Conversation with Appalachian Seedsavers, Arden Boyd
Department: Environmental Studies

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Cultivating Connection: Assessing the Impact of Experiential Agriculture on Undergraduate Students, Gillian R. Desonier-Lewis
Department: Environmental Studies

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How Floral Resource Composition and Sampling Method Help Us to Assess Bee Community Diversity in a Peri-Urban Landscape, Miyauna Monique Nicole Incarnato
Department: Environmental Studies

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Political Identity Rules: Support of Renewable Energy Jobs and Attitudes on Soil Conservation in Northeastern Ohio, Leah H. Jorn
Department: Environmental Studies

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Play Spaces for children with ODD: How Nature Playgrounds can benefit a community, Drake W. Pence
Department: Environmental Studies

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Why Give a Dam? Exploring the impacts of Castor canadensis Inundation on Benthic Macroinvertebrate Populations and on the Perceptions of Biologists who Work with Them, Wiley O. Phelps
Department: Environmental Studies

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Benthic Macroinvertebrate Communities Suggest No Till Agricultural Practices Can Improve Great Lakes Aquatic Ecosystem Health, Dylan P. Phillipson
Department: Environmental Studies

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Mycoremediation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Relation to Urban Agriculture and Food Deserts: A Review, Emma Russell
Department: Environmental Studies

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Woo Girls Connect: A Designed Mentoring Program and Guidebook for Middle School Girls, Madison L. Whitman
Department: Environmental Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2020

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Get the Lead Out: Evaluating the influence of heavy metal contaminated soils on urban agriculture, Ava Chamberlain
Department: Environmental Studies

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The Palm Oil Industry - Destructive or Sustainable? Defining Sustainable Palm Oil, Henry Epling
Department: Environmental Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2019

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Save the Sea Turtles: A Qualitative Analysis of the Influential Factors in the Development of Environmental Concern for Sea Turtle Conservation, Alexander C. Montalbano
Department: Environmental Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2018

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Drone Brood Removal: A Bee-Utiful Form of Varroa Control and Source of Edible Insect Protein, Bridget A. Gross
Department: Environmental Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2017

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The Role of Labels in Valuation and Consumer Purchasing Decisions, Emily H. Foley
Department: Business Economics; Environmental Studies

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Novel Synthesis of Difluorene Bisintercalators via Direct Amidation Using Swellable Organically Modified Silica (SOMS) and Employment of the CAN1 Forward Mutation Assay to Assess Mutagenicity, Hannah M. Hicks
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Environmental Studies

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Environmental and Epistemic Injustice in Ironbound, Stephany M. Rivera
Department: Environmental Studies; Philosophy

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2016

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Explaining Strength of the Renewable Energy Policies of the EU: From a European Integration Theory Perspective, Aaron Levy
Department: Political Science; Environmental Studies

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Art Making as an Ecofeminist Exercise in Understanding Species Extinction and Animal Farming, Adrian Rowan
Department: Art and Art History; Environmental Studies

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2015

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A Comparative Assessment of Venlafaxine Degradation in Municipal and Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant Sludge, Shauntia Cobb
Department: Biology; Chemistry; Environmental Studies

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Buzzkill: Beekeepers’ Understanding of the Environment through the lens of Colony Collapse Disorder, Margaret E. New
Department: Sociology and Anthropology; Environmental Studies

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Melville in the Anthropocene: The Ecological Ethics of Moby-Dick, Jesse H. Tiffen
Department: English; Environmental Studies; Sociology and Anthropology

Senior Independent Study Theses from 2014

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Breaking Ground: The New Farmers' Movement in the United States, Ellen Baird
Department: Environmental Studies; Sociology and Anthropology

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Cultivating Champions of Sustainability: an Analysis of Sustainability Education and Civic Agriculture, Alexander Haas
Department: Environmental Studies; Sociology and Anthropology

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“Is Television Media Influencing the Knowledge and Perception of an Urban Audience about Agriculture and Farmers?": A Quantitative and Qualitative Audience Study of Agriculture Based TV Show, Soil and Men in Heart(SMH), Nileema H. Khan
Department: Communication Studies; Environmental Studies

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Becoming Home: Shaped by the Seasons, Whitney E. Siders
Department: English; Environmental Studies