Environmental Studies

‘Maine Calling’ Broadcasts Bowdoin Environment Expertise to the Masses

The environment, how it’s studied at Bowdoin and how Maine is a living laboratory for that endeavor were aspects of a conversation originating on campus and shared with listeners statewide on Maine Public Radio’s interactive call-in program Maine Calling Friday, April 21, 2017.

Bowdoin Marches for Science

Two busloads of Bowdoin staff, students, and faculty headed to the Saturday morning March for Science in Portland, Maine, joining the many thousands of people who marched in defense of science in the US and around the world.

Kristen Gunther ’09 Leads the March for Science Charge

With a small team of like-minded scientists and science supporters, Kristen Gunther ’09 has for the last 10 weeks been mobilizing people across the country and the world to join the March for Science on April 22.

Students Dream Up New Uses for Old Navy Base

For Katie Morse-Gagne ’19 and Andrew Blunt ’19, the 260 acres of sandplain grassland, vernal pools and stream systems, oak-pine forest and pitch pine heath barren on the former Navy base represent a bounty of possibilities for Bowdoin and the town. Since last fall, when they were in Assistant Professor of Biology Vlad Douhovnikoff’s Forest Ecology class, the […]

Maine Public Radio and Keith Shortall ’82 Bring ‘Maine Calling’ to Campus to Discuss Maine and the Environment

Join in the conversation as Maine Public Radio brings Maine Calling, its interactive call-in program, to the Bowdoin College campus Friday, April 21, 2017, in Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall. The program airs live from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

With Neighboring Marine Labs, Bowdoin Commits to Longterm Gulf Project

Teaming up with 10 marine research centers up and down the coast, Bowdoin College has embarked on a longterm study to better understand how the Gulf of Maine is transforming as the climate changes. Scientists report that the Gulf of Maine is heating up more rapidly than 99 percent of the world’s oceans.

Bowdoin Student Researchers Launch Pro-Science Blog

Danielle Haas Freeman ’17 and other student researchers at Bowdoin have launched a new “informal” science blog about their research with the aim to communicate the importance of science in a time when public policy appears to be veering from mainstream scientific findings, particularly on climate change.

Bowdoin Students Present Research at Hawaii Ocean Conference

Three Bowdoin students have been in Hawaii this week presenting their honors and independent study research at an ocean sciences conference in Honolulu.

Bowdoin Environmental Scientists On Impact of Riverflow into the Gulf of Maine

Project studying the flow of carbon from rivers into the Gulf of Maine involves three Bowdoin faculty members.

How Maine Fishermen Might Adapt to Warming Oceans

Bowdoin College hosted two speakers this week who are exploring ways that Mainers — particularly those who earn their livelihoods from the sea — might respond to a warming ocean and changing marine ecosystem.

Environmental Activism Right Now, in the US and in Maine

“The environmental community will be strong and probably stronger after [Trump’s presidency],” Lisa Pohlmann said. “There will be hard-fought losses, no question about it. But state and local progress will happen no matter what.”

Bowdoin Course Explores How To Make Communities More Resilient

After collecting social and environmental data and using GIS to analyze their findings, students proposed ways to address a number of issues, from hunger prevention to sea level rise and invasive species management.

‘Water is Life’ Panel Discusses Indigenous Lands and Laws

The event provided historical context for and analysis of the large protest that’s been waged against a proposed oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, which straddles North and South Dakota.

With Idea to Reuse Brewery Grain, Bowdoin Students Tie for First in ME Food Challenge

A team of students led by Eliza Huber-Weiss ’17 has come up with a winning business idea that not only takes advantage of the growing craft beer market in Maine, but also reduces food waste.

Kate Dempsey ’88: Maine’s Leading Conservationist Chats with Students

Kate Dempsey ’88 heads the Maine’s Nature Conservancy branch, which is headquartered down the street from Bowdoin in Brunswick. She was recently on campus to speak to students who are interested in environmental careers. Besides talking about her environmental work, Dempsey also passed along a few career tips.

Bowdoin Senior Receives Award for India Research

For his work, Polstein received one of two annual Awards for Academic Achievement Abroad from The Forum on Education Abroad. This prize recognizes excellence in academic work by students who study with an education program abroad.

Video: Bowdoin Students Protest Dakota Access Pipeline

As the fight over the Dakota Access pipeline intensifies, several dozen students and other members of the Bowdoin community gathered on campus recently to voice their opposition to the project.

Assessing Impacts of Climate Change on Gulf of Maine’s Bivalve Population

Alana Luzzio spent much of the summer collecting samples of tiny clams across the Gulf of Maine, to study how the changing environment is affecting their genetic make-up.

Coastal Studies Fellow Hopes to help Federal Government with Flood Mapping Project

As a Rusack Coastal Studies Fellow, Angus Gorman ’18 has been involved in the creation free, open-source software which he hopes will one day help federal agencies draw up more reliable coastal flood maps.

Bowdoin Senior ‘Gleans’ Surplus Farm Produce to Help Feed the Hungry (Forecaster)

Shannon McCabe has spent the summer working on a fellowship program that redirects surplus farm produce to food pantries.