Congratulations to May 2013 Graduating Graduate Students
- By Christine Peterson
Congratulations to the following Rubenstein School graduate students who will graduate on May 19, 2013.
Master of Science Degree
B.A. 2005 Environmental Studies -- Middlebury College.
Thesis: Normative Standards for Land Use in Vermont: The Effects of Social Norms on Wildlife Occupancy.
B.A. 2008 Biology -- Drew University.
Thesis: A Comparison of Acoustic Monitoring Methods for Common Anurans of the Northeastern United States.
B.S. 2001 Environmental Science -- Binghamton University.
Thesis: Predicting Impacts of Future Human Population Growth and Development on Occupancy Rates and Landscape Carrying Capacity of Forest-Dependent Birds.
B.S. 1987 Architecture -- Louisiana State University.
Thesis: The Architecture of Healing.
B.S. 2008 Environmental Studies -- The University of Vermont.
Thesis: The Role of Service-Learning Partnerships in Building Social Capital for Natural Resource Management: A Case Study of the Harwood Union Forest Project.
B.S. 2007 Environmental Science -- The University of Vermont.
Thesis: Seasonal Changes in Mercury Stocks and Methylation Ratios in Vernal Pools in the Northeastern United States.
B.A. 2005 International Relations and Russian Studies -- Colgate University.
Thesis: Forest Carbon Projects in the Carpathian Mountains: an Assessment of Potential Community Impacts and Roles.
Ruth Holli Howard.
B.S. 1991 Park Management and Tourism -- University of New Hampshire.
Thesis: Methods for Mapping Zones in the Urban-Rural Gradient to Strengthen Ecological Vulnerability Planning.
B.A. 2001. Geography/ Conservation Biology -- University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Project: The Harwood Forest Project: Community-Based Forestry in Vermont Public Schools.
B.S. 2004. Environmental Science -- The University of Vermont.
Thesis: Multitrophic Interactions: Moose Herbivory Effects Nest Site Selection.
B.S. 2008. Biology -- Warren Wilson College.
Project: Adjuntas: Paisaje Naturaly Social: Developing a Place-Based Landscape Analysis and Community Engagement (PLACE) Program with the Community of Adjuntas, Puerto Rico.
B.A. 2007 Studio Art -- Skidmore College.
Thesis: Identifying a Cohesive Urban Agriculture Policy for Burlington, Vermont.
B.A. 2008. Environmental Studies -- Middlebury College.
Project: Perspectives on Land Management in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.
B.A. 2006 Biology and Environmental Studies -- Williams College.
Thesis: Rehabilitation Forestry and Carbon Market Access on Overharvested Former Industrial Northern Hardwood Forests.
B.S. 2010 Environmental Sciences -- University of Puerto Rico
Thesis: Determining Long-Term Erosion Rates in Panama: An Application of 10Be.
B.S. 2009 Eco-Social Design -- Gaia University.
Project: Agroforestry in the Working Landscape: Systems and Applications in the Northeast.
B.A. 2009 Biology and Environmental Studies -- Middlebury College.
Thesis: Remote Sensing of Productivity in Northeastern Forests.
B.S. 2010 Natural Resources -- The University of Vermont.
Thesis: Remote Sensing of Spring Phenology: An Assessment of Methods, Indices and Field Metrics in Northern Forests.
B.S. 2007 Anthropology and Biology -- Vanderbilt University.
Thesis: Effects of Forest Fragment Characteristics on Mesocarnivore Occurrence in the Champlain Valley, Vermont.
B.A. 2005 Creative Writing -- University of Maine.
Thesis: Inter-organizational Issue Networks Concerned with Sustainable Transportation Policy: An Examination of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
B.S. 2009 Biology and Environmental Studies -- Warren Wilson College.
Thesis: Impacts of Soil Freezing and Understory Vegetation Removal on the Biodiversity of Ground-Dwelling Insects and Snails.
Doctor of Philosophy Degree
M.P.S. 1989 Hotel Administration -- Cornell University;
B.S. 1981 Economics -- Lewis and Clark College.
Dissertation: Multifunctionality and the Evolving American Landscape: A Case Study of the Intervale Landscape.
M.A. 1999 Geography -- Hunter College;
B.A. 1993 Environmental Science -- SUNY Purchase.
Dissertation: Sustainable Strategies for Implementing Development Assistance: Enterprise, Women's Empowerment and NGO's in Africa and the Diaspora.
M.S. 2007 Natural Resources -- The University of Vermont;
B.S. 2001 Botany -- The University of Vermont.
Dissertation: Influence of Calcium and Aluminum Availability on the Growth, Carbon Relations and Stress Response of Northern Forest Trees.
M.S.. 2008 Environmental Biology -- University of Guelph;
B.S. 2006 Biological Science -- University of Guelph.
Dissertation: Impacts of Land-Use Change and Wood Bioenergy Harvesting on Carbon Storage and Net Emissions in the Northeastern United States.
M.S.E.L. 2006 Environmental Law - Vermont Law School;
B.S. 2003 Environmental Economics -- University of New Hampshire.
Dissertation: Managing Transportation in Parks and Outdoor Recreation.
M.E.S. 2006 Urban Environments -- University of Pennsylvania;
B.A. 2000 Biology -- University of Pennsylvania.
Dissertation: Adaptive Governance for 21st Century Sustainable Cities: Comparing Stewardship Networks in Baltimore and Seattle.
Helena Voinov Vladich.
M.S. 1983 Applied Mathematics -- Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
Dissertation: Participatory Spatial Analysis, High Resolution Remote Sensing Data and Ecosystem Services Valuation as a Tool for Environmental Consensus Building.