Environment

Environmental Studies 1101 Field Trip Offers Students an Interdisciplinary Approach to Ecological Restoration

John Lichter, a professor of biology and environmental studies, explained that the field trip reflects the course’s intention — indeed, the intention of the whole Environmental Studies department: “The overall message is to understand how humans impact the ecosystem,” he said.

Flood Expert Sam Brody ’92 Profiled in Portland Press Herald

Brody is director of Texas A&M University’s Center for Beaches and Shores, has been interviewed dozens of times in the media since Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast last month.

Greenstock Festival Organizer Ellie Mersereau ’18 Finalizes Last Eco-Detail

After experimenting with turmeric and blueberries last year, festival organizer Ellie Mersereau ’18 was was ready this year to stew up blue, red, yellow, and purple dyes made from berries, spices, and vegetables.

Marine Science Semester Studies Unique Kent Island Environment

The 200-acre island, which has had a Bowdoin research facility on it since 1935, is an ideal site for the Marine Science Semester’s experiential learning approach for several reasons, according to Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology Sarah Kingston, who is one of the program’s faculty members.

Major Gift to Expand Ocean Research and Environmental Education at Bowdoin

A major gift from Bowdoin parents Philip Schiller and Kim Gassett-Schiller of Half Moon Bay, Calif., will allow the College to substantially expand and enrich opportunities for students studying oceans and the environment at its Coastal Studies Center on Harpswell Sound in Harpswell, Maine.

Hugh Cipparone ’19 Explores Aquaculture Through a Sociological Lens

Another job SEANET asked of Cipparone took him into unchartered territory — sociological research. Along with exploring the ecological and biological aspects of aquaculture and Casco Bay, he began working with a professor at University of Maine to map coastal Mainers’ attitudes toward fish farming. The reason this is important, Cipparone explained, is that aquaculture development can be hampered by people’s doubts and concerns.

Could War Ever Be Justified to Fight Climate Change?

Senior Jonathan Atticus Carnell has been tackling a difficult ethical question over the summer: Could the damage brought about my climate change be a just cause for going to war?

‘Bootcamp’ Preps Marine Science Students for Immersive Semester

To kick off an intense semester of marine biology, the ten students participating in this fall’s Bowdoin Marine Science Semester were put through the paces at “bootcamp” last week.