MES News & Updates
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.
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!
“The rush to mine this pristine and unexplored environment risks creating terrible impacts that cannot be reversed.” -- Sir David Attenborough
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.
Please join us for MES Poster Presentations on December 8th, starting at 6:00pm, PST! The Poster Presentations will showcase the thesis project proposals of our 2nd and 3rd year students who plan to pursue thesis research in the coming quarters. At the poster session, you can browse through the breakout rooms and visit students to read their posters and ask students questions about their projects. During each presentation time, students will have their posters displayed through zoom and will be available to talk about their projects and ideas for thesis research.