MES News & Updates

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Current MES student, Garrett, participating in camera monitoring internship outside to capture wildlife on film

Garrett's Cascades to Olympics internship experience working with the Veterans Ecological Trades Collective to monitor wildlife along I-5

As a first-year graduate student in Evergreen State College’s Masters of Environmental Studies program, I have been focusing most of my research on treponeme-associated hoof disease (TAHD) on local Roosevelt Elk. And since September 2020, I have been an intern with Conservation Northwest’s Cascades to Olympics connectivity program working on a very special piece of land, with a conservation and sustainability minded landowner.

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Figure illustrating Claudia Muzychko's MES Thesis data

Thesis Publishing with MES Alumna, Claudia Muzychko

This Winter, MES Alumna, Claudia, completed the publication process for her thesis research project! She has provided a wonderful blog with advice for current and prospective students interested in publishing their own thesis projects, please keep reading to learn more from Claudia's experiences!

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Background and research question screen shot from Tyler Cowdrey's Poster Presentation: Mapping Bull Kelp Forests of Puget Sound with Consumer-Level UAV Imaging Platforms

Tyler Cowdrey's Poster Presentation: Mapping Bull Kelp Forests of Puget Sound with Consumer-Level UAV Imaging Platforms

Did you miss the thesis poster presentations last Fall Quarter 2020? This week we are highlighting Tyler Cowdrey’s poster presentation on the decrease of Bull Kelp Forests in the South and Central Puget Sound regions with collaboration from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. This quarter, Tyler was able to present his poster at the National Council for Science and the Environment 2020 Drawdown Conference. During his research Tyler found that there was a large gap in previous data that relied on traditional survey methods.