MES Thesis Presentation Schedule
Spring 2015 thesis presentations
The public is welcome to attend any MES thesis presentation. Presentations are 15 minutes each with a 5 minute Q&A.
Dates and times are subject to change.
Tuesday, May 19th 3-5:20PM (Location: Lecture Hall 5)
Students will be introduced by Dina Roberts, Ph.D. (Faculty Reader)
3:00 Kelly Beach: “Mouthline Injuries as an Indicator of Fisheries Interactions in Hawaiian Odontocetes”
3:20 Sierra Blakely: “Eelgrass Response to Estuary Restoration: Assessing Epifaunal Community Composition on the Nisqually Delta, Washington”
3:40 Laura Milleville: "Marine bird assemblages in relation to armored and unarmored sites in central Puget Sound"
4:20 Sean Greene: “Accommodating Human and Small Animal Use of Washington Wildlife Passage Structures”
4:40 Chelsea Waddell: "The Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa) in lowland western Washington: A population, parentage, and non-breeding habitat analysis”
5:00 Bri Morningred: “Water Quality Analysis of Three Different Rearing Environments for Rana pretiosa”
Wednesday, May 20th 4-5:40PM (Location: Lecture Hall 5)
Students will be introduced by Erin Martin, Ph.D. (Faculty Reader)
4:00 Chapin Pier: “Restoring the Unseen River: The Viability of Hyporheic Zone Restoration for Improving Groundwater and Surface Water Exchange in an Urban Watershed”
4:20 Sarah Bell: “Implementing the Soil and Water Assessment Tool for the Puyallup River Watershed of Washington State: a feasibility assessment”
5:00 Maria G. Redig (formerly Maria Brown): “An Examination of the Toxicological Effects of Leachate from Bioretention System Substrates on Zebrafish”
5:20 Sarah Davis: "Diet preferences of juvenile steelhead (Onocorhynchus mykiss): A comparison between three Hood Canal Rivers"Thursday, May 21st 3-4:40PM (Location: Seminar II B 1105)
Students will be introduced by Kathleen Saul, Ph.D. (Faculty Reader)
3:00 Julian Close: “Salmon Habitat Loss and Hatchery Dependence: A Case Study of Chambers Creek”
3:20 Jennifer Garlesky: “Freeing the Deschutes”
3:40 Rudi Acevedo: “A Strategy for Decreasing Washington State's Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Leasing Distributed Solar Photovoltaics”
4:20 Peter Boome: "Indigenous architecture in the modern world: How indigenous design philosophy can inform contemporary buildings"
Wednesday, May 27, 3:00 – 5:40 pm (Lecture Hall 5)
Students will be introduced by Kevin Francis, Ph.D.; and Peter Dorman, Ph.D. (Faculty Readers)
3:00 Brian Ansley: “Managing Water Resources in the Yakima River Basin: An Analysis of Washington Water Rights and their Influence on Irrigated Farmland”
3:20 KT Aldridge: "An Investigation into the Relationship between Environmental Consciousness and Attitudes toward Evolution among U.S. Christian Clergy"
3:40 Bethany Alender, “Understanding Volunteer Motivations to Participate in Citizen Science Projects: A Deeper Look at Water Quality Monitoring”
4:00 Patrick Ferguson, “Predicting Historical Logging Camp Locations in the Capitol State Forest, Washington”
4:40 Alex Uhrich: “Do Working Dogs Behave Differently than Companion Dogs?”
5:00 Nathan Nadenicek: “A Land-Use History of the Olympia Brewing Company, 1896-1916”
5:20 Mark Ungerer: "The Effects of Environmental Education on Variables Influential to Environmentally Friendly Behavior"
Thursday, May 28, 3:00 – 5:20 pm (Lecture Hall 5)
Students will be introduced by Shangrila Wynn, Ph.D.; Kevin Francis, Ph.D; Ralph Murphy, Ph.D.; and Peter Dorman, Ph.D. (Faculty Readers)
3:00 Mehran Azizian: “Effects of Crime on Law Enforcement Policies and Practices: A Comparison of Enforcement Strategies between National Parks and National Forests in Washington State”
3:20 Pah-Tu Pitt: “A Case Study of Subsistence and Traditional Access to Wi’wnu (Huckleberries)”
3:40 Robyn Wagoner: “Hopeless and Mindful in Response to Abrupt Climate Change”
4:20 Tabitha George: "Assessing Brucella Infections in Washington and Oregon Dolphins That Strand With Inflammation and Ailments of the Nervous System"
4:40 Karl Herzog: “Considerations and Opportunities in Reporting Results from Habitat Investments Made Through the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program”
5:00 Pam Abreu: “Restoring basic hydrological and ecological functions of wetlands invaded with reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea) for potential Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa) oviposition and recovery at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Fort Lewis, WA”