Student Research-- 2011
Rachael Maddaluna: Effects of avoied deforestation on net carbon dioxide and biodiversity in tropic ecosytems (Brent Sewall, advisor)
Gavin McBrien: campus stormwater monitoring (Laura Toran, adviser)
Eve Eisemann: Easton mudsnail as a paleoenironmental and sea-level indicator along the northern Atlantic seaboard (Ilya Buynevich, adviser)
Justin Darrow: Tracesw in dark sand: geophysical analysis of buried vertbrate tracks (Ilya Buynevich, advise)r
Marie Dematatis: Event dendrochronology as a record of intense historical storms along Assateague Island, Maryland (Ilya Buynevich, adviser)
The Dept of Biology added two new facutly who will teach in the program:
Tonia Hsieh: Biomechanics and evolutionary m orphology of animcal in natural, complex environments
Rob Kulathinal: Evolutionary genetics and biological informatics
Several ES students are participating in the the Undergraduate Research Program sponsored by the college.
Bonnie Evans, Predictors of extinction risk in the lemus of madagascar, (Brent Sewall, adviser)
Zachary Grimes, Time-series analysis of shoreline change, Delmarva coastal region (Ilya Buynevich, adviser)
Lauren Kerber, Analysis of geophysical record of coastal dune migration (Ilya Buynevich, adviser)
Dr. Ilya Buynevich's specialties include coastal geomorphology, event sedimentology, and marine geology. He comes to Temple from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution where he has been conducting research on coastal evolution, aeolian landscape dynamics, and geological records of extreme events. He teaches physical geology and coastal geomorphology. (Dept of Earth and Environmental Science)
Dr. Amy Freestone's research explores the ecology and conservation of species diversity. Using terrestrial plant and coastal marine invertebrate systems, she examines ecological processes, including species interactions, dispersal, and response to environmental heterogeneity, that shape patterns of species diversity at different spatial scales and across biogeographic gradients, particularly latitude. Her interests also include invasion ecology and the biogeographic distribution of non-native species. (Dept of Biology)
Dr. Brent Sewall focuses on the ecology and conservation biology of frugivorous (fruit-eating) animals and tropical forest ecosystems. His interests include behavioral and community ecology, conservation assessment, conservation planning, protected area design, and endangered species management. He has been working on fruit bats, primates, birds, and forest communities in sub-Saharan Africa (especially Madagascar, Comoros Islands, and Benin). (Dept of Biology)
To help guide the ES program in our college, Dr Laura Toran has been named program director for Environmental Studies in CST.
The Department of Biology hired Dr. Erik Cordes in 2008, a specialist in marine ecology. Welcome to the college.
The BS in Environmental Studies has been renamed the BS in Environmental Science. Any students beginning their major in 2008 will follow the new major guidelines. To find out about the differences between the old and new degrees, see related links. You may qualify for the new major; to find out check out the degree requirements and consult your advisor (Dr. Dennis Terry).
President Ann Weaver Hart's Cabinet endorsed the findings of Temple's Sustainability Task Force and established an Office of Sustainability. More information about Temple's Sustainability Initiative can be found at its web site: www.temple.edu/sustainability