Dissertation Titles

Nathaniel Morse

"The interdisciplinary training I received from the NRESS program transcends the environmental sciences. I use the complex problem solving, writing, and presentation skills, which I practiced and honed during my time in the program, to address complicated, diverse legal problems on a daily basis. "

Nathaniel Morse, NRESS '14G
Attorney at Orr & Reno
Concord, New Hampshire

  Alumni Year Degree Dissertation Title
  Mark Anthony 2019 EES Fungal Community and Soil Responses to Invasive Alliaria Petiolata (Garlic Mustard), Soil Warming, and Nitrogen Djeposition
  Rory Carroll 2019 EES Direct and Indirect Effects of Anthropogenic Land Use on Bobcats (Lynx rufus) in New England
  Jose Gutierrez-Lopez 2019 NRES

Ecohydrology of Aspen and Eucalyptus Plantations: Considerations for Management

  Kamini Yadav 2019 NRES Accuricies, Errors, and Uncertainties of Global  Cropland Products
  Allison Leach 2018 NRES Addressing the Nitrogen Challenge: Footprint Tools and On-Farm Solutions
  Katherine Sinacore 2018 NRES Variation in Plant Water Use, Growth, and Water-Use Efficiency of Planted Mixtures and Monocultures: Toward Proper Species Selection for Reforestation Efforts in the Seasonally Dry Tropics
  Ryan Stephens 2018 NRES Small Mammal Community Dynamics and the Dispersal of Mycorrhizal Fungi
  Abigail Carroll 2018 EES

Ecosystems, Communities, and Species: Understanding Mammalian Response to Ancient Carbon Cycle Perturbations

  Cameron McIntire 2018 NRES Impacts and Management of Foliar Pathogens of Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus) in the Northeastern United States
  Rosa Affleck 2017 NRES

Infrastructure Impact for Human Safety and Resilience: A Case Study

  Richard Brereton 2017 EES

Nitrogen Dynamics and Retention in the River Network of a Tropical Forest, Luquillo Mountains, Puerto Rico

  Ryan Cassotto 2017 EES Unraveling  Short-Term Variations in Tidewater Glacier Flow: Insights from Terrestrial Radar Interferometric Studies
  Lauren Koenig 2017 EES

Hydrological and Biogeochemical Controls on Carbon and Nitrogen Export from River Networks

  Eric Morrison 2017 EES Fungi as Drivers of Ecosystem Response to Global Change
  Andrew Ouimette 2017 NRES Patterns and Drivers of Carbon Fluxes in Temperate Forests
  Lesley Atwood 2017 EES

Effects of Agricultural Practices on Soil Communities and Their Associated  Ecosystem Services

  Matthew Tarr 2017 NRES Effects of Alien Shrubs on Caterpillars and Shrubland-Dependent Passerines within Three Transmission Line Rights-Of-Way in Southeastern New Hampshire
  Kimberly Aviado 2017 EES Magma Genesis Beneath Active Continental Rifts
  Jennifer Wilhelm 2017 NRES Exploring the Socio-Ecological Dimensions of Agricultural Expansion in New Hampshire
  Stephen Eayrs 2016 NRES Organizational Change Management in Fisheries: Critical Evaluation and Potential to Facilitate the Sustainable Development of the New England Groundfish Industry
  Danielle Grogan 2016 EES Global and Regional Assessments of Unsustainable Groundwater Use in Irrigated Agriculture
  Neil Kessler 2016 NRES Ontology of Close Human-Nature Relationships
  Matthew MacDowell Smith 2016 NRES Creating an Economically Viable, Closed-System, Energy-Independent Dairy Farm Through the On-Farm Production of Animal Bedding and Heat Capture from an Aerated Static Pile Heat Recovery Composting Operation
  Rachel Feeney 2015 NRES Catch Share Management in the Northeast Multispecies Fishery: Implications for the Commercial Groundfish Fishery in New Hampshire
  James Houle 2015 NRES Community Decisions About Innovations in Water Resource Management and Protection
  Ian Honsberger 2015 EES Metamorphism, Deformation, Geochemistry, and Tectonics of Exhumed Ultramafic and Mafic Rocks in the Central and North-Central Vermont Appalachians
  Cynthia Kallenbach 2015 EES Microbial Influences on Decomposition and Soil Organic Matter Formation in Agricultural Soils
  Dovev Levine 2015 NRES Beyond Campus Borders: How External Environments Impact College and University-Based Renewable Energy Activity
  Jennifer Walsh 2015 NRES Hybrid Zone Dynamics Between Saltmarsh (Ammodramus caudacutus) and Nelson's (Ammodramus nelson) Sparrows
  Jay Clausen 2015 EES Sampling of Soils with Metallic Residues Collected from Military Small-Arms Ranges
  Dorn Cox 2015 NRES A Physiocratic Systems Framework for Open Source Agricultural Research and Development
  Justin Fisk 2015 EES Net Effects of Disturbance: Spatial, Temporal, and Societal Dimensions of Forest Disturbance and Recovery on Terrestrial Carbon Balance
  Joseph Orefice 2015 NRES Silvopasture in the Northeastern United States
  Nathaniel Morse 2014 EES Quantifying the Impact of Urbanization on N and P Inputs, Transformations, Removal and Fluxes in Watersheds Draining to the Plum Island Estuary
  Jeffrey Rogers 2014 EES Full_Waveform and Discrete-Return Lidar in Salt Marsh Environments: An Assessment of Biophysical Parameters, Vertical Uncertainty, and Nonparametric DEM Correction
  Jessica Veysey 2014 NRES Conserving Wetlands for Humans and Amphibians: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Social and Ecological Effectiveness of New England's Wetland Policies
  Timothy Algeo 2014 NRES Assessing Raccoon (Procyon Lotor) Habitat Use and Predicting Potential Corridors for Rabies Spread with Maximum Entropy and Circuit Theory Modeling
  Sarah Andrews 2014 EES Relationships between Structure and Function: System Structure Matters Whether You are in a Wetland or a College Classroom
  Chelsea Corr 2014 EES The Analysis of In Situ and Retrieved Aerosol Properties Measured During Three Airborne Field Campaigns
  Debora Figueroa-Nieves 2014 EES Impacts of Treated Sewage Effluents on Stream Ecology in Puerto Rico
  Maria Hunter 2014 EES Carbon Stocks and Cycling in the Amazon Basin: Measurement and Modeling of Natural Disturbance and Recovery Using Airborne Lidar
  Claire Treat 2014 EES

Effects of Climate Change on Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling in Permafrost Soils of Alaska

  Eric Kelsey 2014 EES Towards Understanding North Pacific Climate Variability with Instrumental and Ice Core Records
  Laura Nagy 2014 NRES Vernon Bailey and Wolf Extermination: Economy, Ecology and Progressive Era Policy
  Robert Swarthout 2014 EES Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from Unconventional Natural Gas Production: Source Signatures and Air Quality Impacts
  Elizabeth Burakowski 2013 EES Winter Climate Impacts of Historical Deforestation in New England
  Martha Carlson 2013 NRES Monitoring The Health of Sugar Maple, Acer Saccharum
  Thomas Cawthern 2013 EES:Geology Reconstructing the Late Miocene to Recent Volcanic, Geologic, and Oceanographic Evolution in the Andaman Sea and Northern Bay of Bengal, Northeast Indian Ocean
  Stephanie Coster 2013 NRES Landscape Genetics of Pond-Breeding Amphibians in a Managed Forest
  Emily Klein 2013 NRES Change in Nonlinear Dynamics and Spatial Structure of Coastal Socio-Ecological Systems: Bay of Fundy as Case Study
  Alesia Read 2013 NRES Understanding the Role of Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations Within the Federal Fishery Management Council Process
  Yvette Garner 2013 NRES The Effects of Biotic and Abiotic Factors on Byssogenesis, Growth and Movement Patterns of the Blue Mussel, Mytilus Edulis
  M. Susana Alvarado-Barrientos 2013 EES Plant Water Use and Canopy-Fog Interactions across a Land Use Change Trajectory of Pine Reforestation in a Tropical Montate Cloud Belt
  Heather Ballestero 2013 NRES Bacterial Biodegradation of Soluble Crude Oil Hydrocarbons and the Influence of Protists in Simulated Arctic Seawater and Sea Ice
  Patricia Jarema 2013 NRES The Role of Social Capital in Understanding Ecosystem Resilience with Application of Spatial Extensions
  Matthew Vadeboncoeur 2013 EES Mechanisms of Nutrient Limitation and Nutrient Acquisition in Managed and Unmanaged Forest Ecosystems
  Meghan MacLean 2012 NRES

A Multi-Temporal Image Analysis of Habitat Modification in the Coastal Watershed, NH

  Kalle Matso 2012 NRES

Producing Science that Actually Gets Used by Coastal Communities: What Funders Should Do to Link More Science with Decisions

  Shelley F. Mitchell 2012 NRES An Empirical Investigation: How Small to Mid-Sized Enterprises Use Innovation on the Path Toward Ecological Sustainability
  Shivanesh Rao 2012 EES:

Interaction Between the Coastal Ocean and the Estuarine Systems

  Giacomo Chato Osio 2012 NRES The Historical Fisheries in the Mediterranean Sea: A Reconstruction of Trawl Gear, Effort and Trends in Demersal Fish Stocks
  John R. Coon 2012 NRES Can We Get There From Here? Ecosystem Based Governance in the Bay of Fundy/Gulf of Maine Region
  Daniel Hocking 2012 NRES The Role of Red-backed Salamanders in Ecosystems
  Amanda Plagge 2012 EES Observational Studies of Scatterometer Ocean Vector Winds in the Presence of Dynamic Air-Sea Interactions
  Melissa Smith Lombard 2012 EES Trace Metal Applications in Atmospheric and Watershed Dynamics: Case Studies of Mercury Deposition in New England and Bedrock Groundwater - Surface Water Mixing
  Philip Nuss 2012 EES Comparative Systems Analysis of Thermochemical and Biochemical Recycling of Organic Waste Towards Industrial Feedstocks
  Lina Saavedra-Diaz 2012 NRES Towards Colombian Small-Scale Marine Fisheries Management
Hacia un Manejo de la Pesca Marina Artesanal en Columbia
  Robert Vincent 2012 EES Ecological Effects of Ditching and Ditch-Plugging in New England Salt Marshes
  Shannon R. Davis 2011 EES Marine Atmospheric Influences on Trace Gas Observations and Transport during the ICARTT 2004 Campaign
  Fernando Espirito-Santo 2011 EES Detection of Mortality in Tropical Forests Using Remote Sensing: From Treefall Gaps to Large Disturbances
  Brad Johnson 2011 NRES Assessing Social-Ecological Resilience and Adaptive Capacity in the Face of Climate Change: An Examination of Three Communities in the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem
  Tzu-Ling Lai 2011 EES Occurrence of Major Ozone Episodes and Their Time-Series Trends over the Past Decade in New England
  Deborah Goodwin 2011 EES: Oceanography Satellite-Derived Fluorescence Quantum Yields as Indicators of Phytoplankton Photophysiology
  Alyssa B. Novak 2011 EES: Oceanography Unraveling the Mystery of Leaf Reddening in Seagrasses
  Shannon H. Rogers 2011 NRES Examining the Relationship between Social Capital and the Built Environment: A Case Study in Measuring Community Sustainability
  Fabienne Lord 2011 NRES An Exploratory Approach to Social Impact Assessment of Public Policy Decisions: Multiple Stakeholders Perspectives on the Social Impact of Overfishing in New England Groundfisheries in the 1990s
  Cynthia Carlson 2011 EES Efficiency of the Built Environment: Interdependencies in Transportation, Development Form and Public Health
  Alexandra Contosta 2011 EES Seasonal, Biogeochemical, and Microbial Response of Soils to Simultaneous
Warming and Nitrogen Additions
  Su Youn Kim 2010 EES Continental Outflow of Polluted Air from the U.S. to the North Atlantic and
Mercury Chemical Cycling in Various Atmospheric Environments
  Lucigleide Nascimento 2010 NRES The Long Journey to Become the 'River of National Unity': The Sao Francisco
River Basin from 1940s to 2008 and the Interactions of Environment, Government
and Local Citizens
  Elena Traister 2010 NRES Effects of Physical and Chemical Disturbance on Stream Ecosystem Structure
and Function
  Jamie Marie Cournane 2010 NRES Spatial Management of Groundfish Resources in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank
  Mary A. Friedman 2010 NRES Social Science and Social Capital in the Lamprey River Watershed: A Resident Survey for Community and Environmental Planning and Predicting Support for Innovative Land Use
  Arthur G. Powers 2010 NRES An Initial Evaluation of Market-Based Land Reform in Brazil: Can it Create Sustainable Communities?
  Peter Sean Tardie 2010 NRES Land Development in Massachusetts: Its Effect on the Environment Within Essex and Middlesex Counties from 1990 to 2007
  Irina Trubetskova 2010 NRES From Biosphere to Noosphere: Vladimir Vernadsky's Theoretical System as a Conceptual Framework for Universal Sustainability Education
  Erika L. Washburn 2009 NRES To Pave Or Not To Pave: A Social Landscape Analysis of Land Use Decision-Making in the Lamprey River Watershed
  Luke Ziemba 2009 EES Ambient Measurements of Chemical and Physical Properties of Organic Aerosols: Insights into Formation, Growth, and Heterogeneous Chemistry
  Verna DeLauer 2009 NRES The Mental Demands of Marine Ecosystem-Based Management: A Constructive Developmental Lens
  Mary Hopkins 2009 NRES A Wild Web: The Tangled History of Attitudes Toward Wildlife in a Dynamic New England Culture, 1945-1985
  Rachel Russo 2009 EES Temporal Variation, Regional Sources, and Removal Processes of Volatile Organic Compounds in New England
  Jennifer Hegarty 2009 EES Synoptic Controls on Ozone Over the Northeastern U.S. and Continental Export
  Charles French 2008 NRES

The Social Production of Community Garden Space: Case Studies of Boston, Massachusetts and Havana, Cuba

  Erika Zollett 2008 NRES Conserving Dolphins and Fishermen: Combining Science and Local Knowledge to Reduce Cetacean Bycatch
  William Strauss 2008 EES The Fallacy of Endless Growth Exposing Capitalism's Insustainability
  Xuyi Cai 2008 EES Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation of Relevance to the Marine Boundary Layer
  Marguerite White 2008 EES Sources and Sinks of Selected Trace Gases in the Tropospheric Boundary Layer of the Eastern United States
  Stefan Claesson 2008 NRES Sustainable Development Of Maritime Cultural Heritage In The Gulf Of Maine
  John Alexander Lough 2008 NRES Stratified-Drift Aquifers in New Hampshire with Potential to Serve as Future, Large Public Water-Supplies: Status, Circa 200; Projected Losses, Circa 2025; and Data Accuracy
  Clayton Mitchell 2008 NRES The Local Land Use Process in New Hampshire: Does it Contribute to Sprawl?
  Caroline Ochieng 2008 NRES Survival Strategies of Eelgrass in Reduced Light
  Garrett Barr 2007 NRES The Roles of Brook Trout and Larval Two-lined Salamanders as Predators in Streams
  Jianjun Chen 2007 EES Modeling Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation from Biogenic Hydrocarbon
  William Fleeger 2007 NRES Standing Closer to the Flame: Community Wildfire Protection Planning and the Healthy Forest Restoration Act
  Difei Zhang 2007 NRES A Spatial Equilibrium Model of Northern New England and Southern Quebec in Forest Products and Wood Flow
  Jeffrey Gaeckle 2006 NR Eelgrass(Zostera marina L.) Leaf Growth and Restoration Ecology
  Michael Rawlins 2006 EES Toward an Improved Understanding of Pan-Arctic Terrestrial Hydrology
  Michael Palace 2006 EES Tropical Forest Structure: Ground Measurements of Coarse Woody Debris and Satellite Observations of Crown Structure
  Stephen Hagen 2006 EES Linking multivariate observations of the land surface to vegetation properties and ecosystem processes
  Brian Frappier 2006 NRES Stream Community Patterns and Classification of Minimally Impacted New Hampshire Streams and a Comparison of Novel Approaches for Predicting Biological and Physical Habitat Reference Conditions
  Amy Frappier 2006 EES Recent Extreme Events in a Tropical Stalagmite: Multiproxy Records and an Analysis of Ecosystem Carbon 13 Isotope Sensitivity to Weak Climate Forcing
  Jeanne Anderson 2006 EES Remote Detection of Forest Structure in the White Mountains of New Hampshire: An Integration of Waveform Lidar and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Data
  Yong Zhou 2006 EES Atmospheric volatile organic compound measurements:Distributions and effects on air quality in coastal marine, rural and remote continental environments
  John Iiames 2006 NRES Assessing the Accuracy of the Modis LAI 1-KM Product in Southeastern United States Loblolly Pine Plantations: Accounting for Measurement Variance from Ground to Satellite
  Penelope Morrow 2006 NR Toward Ecocitizenship: A Praxis for Empowerment
  Qingyuan Zhang 2006 NRES Improving Estimation of Gross Primary Productivity of Terrestrial Ecosystems
  Emily LaFiandra 2006 NRES Gonadal Histology and Reproductive Steriodogenesis of Anurans Exposed to Potential Endocrine Disrupting Contaminants
  David Howland 2006 NRES Good Press, Bad Press: A 25-year Comparison of Arguments and Trends in American News Coverage of Climate Change and the Ozone Hole
  Maya Bhatt 2005 NRES Evolution of Chemical Composition Along River Drainage Networks
  Evilene Lopes Bowley 2005 NRES Woody Tissue Carbondioxide Flux Measurements
  Kaplan Yalcin 2005 EES A Glaciochemical Record of Natural and Anthropogenic Environmental Change form Eclipse Icefield, Yukon Territory, Canada
  Nancy Miaoulis 2005 NRES The Ecological Christ: Discovering an Ecological Consciousness in the Sermon on the Mount
  Katharine York 2005 NR An Examination of Students' Attitudes Toward the Environment as Shaped by the Phenomenon of Dissection
  Mark Brennan 2005 NR Spatial Distribution Analysis of Colonization and Nest Site Characteristics of the Common Loon in New Hampshire
  Brian Pellerin 2004 NRES Influence of Land Use on Water and Nutrient Fluxes in the Ipswich Watershed, Massachusetts
  Jennifer Pontius 2004 EES Using NIR Spectroscopy and Foliar Chemistry to Assess Hemlock Wooly Adelgid Success and Hemlock Decline
  Manoel Carduso 2004 EES Large-Scale Fire Dynamics in Amazonia
  Julie Newman 2004 NRES Reaching Beyond Compliance: Obstacles to Integrating Sustainability into Decision-Making Processes in an Institution of Higher Learning
  Lynda Bruschett 2004 NRES Examining the Role of Social Capital in Community Development: How the Creation of a Land Trust Set a Small Town on the Path to Sustainability
  Gabriel Fabian Bautista 2003 NRES Intimacy with the Natural World: A Humanistic Perspective
  Joseph Salisbury 2003 EES: Oceanography Classification of Coastal Waters Using Satellite and Fluvial Discharge Data: Moving Towards a Better Understanding of Terrigenous Constituent Dynamics in Coastal Waters
  Raymond Konisky 2003 EES Restoring Our New England Saltmarshes:Modeling and Visualizing Habitat Response to Hydrologic Restoration
  Melinda Salazar 2002 NRES Implementation and Evaluation of A Gender Equity Project in Bolivia