MES News & Updates

A Thesis Story: Zooplankton and Mercury

Emilia Omerberg with thesis gear

Map of lake sites in NW Washington

Hi there! My name is Emilia Omerberg and I am a second year graduate student in the Masters of Environmental Studies program. My thesis work is a study of the amount of mercury (a toxic heavy metal) found in zooplankton in three lakes in western Washington. As part of my thesis research, I studied zooplankton species variation between the lakes and between seasons.


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MES Thesis Presentations, Spring 2020

MES student Trace McKellips presenting his thesis research.
On Tuesday, May 19th, students from the Master of Environmental Studies program will begin spring thesis presentations. Students present their thesis research each quarter of the academic year. Many of our students complete their thesis course work in the spring of their final year in a public presentation just a few weeks before they submit their final written document, and participate in graduation.

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MES is working from home!

Averi working from home thumbs up

With classes operating online this spring, MES faculty and staff want to share their work from home set ups. Featuring challenges with demanding coworkers and less than ideal workspaces, here's a window into this unorthodox spring quarter from our perspective.

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Advanced GIS Mapping Presentations

MES GIS Presentations

6:00 - 10:00 pm Wednesday March 11, 2020

by The Evergreen State College Master of Environmental Studies (MES) Students at The Evergreen Campus, Seminar 2 Building, Floor A, Room A-1105

You are invited to attend the Final GIS Project Presentations of the Master of Environmental Studies Advanced GIS class members for the winter quarter of 2020.

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Coastal Inundation Mapping Course - NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Louisiana Rivierine Flooding Event tracked by USGS

With financial assistance from MESA, I attended a two-day intensive workshop on the mapping of coastal inundation risk using ArcMap on February 6th & 7th, 2020. This course was taught by two instructors from NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management and was hosted by the Washington Department of Ecology’s Coastal Training Program, which offers a variety of training opportunities throughout the year - everything from wetland plant ID to effective stakeholder engagement. 

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