Environmental Studies

German Department Looks Ahead to ‘Continued Excellence’ in 2018

After being honored as a national “center of excellence,” Bowdoin’s German department is looking forward to an exciting year of teaching, research and special events.

Bowdoin Marine Science Semester students give final research presentations Friday, December 15

Bowdoin Marine Science Semester students will gather at the Schiller Coastal Studies Center farmhouse on Friday, December 15 from 2:00-5:00 to give their final research presentations to faculty, staff, students, friends and neighbors. Please join them!

Madeleine King ’19 Spends Thanksgiving At Sea, Down Under

King is carrying out environmental research during a six-week voyage in New Zealand waters with a group of undergraduates from throughout the US.

Meet the New Tenure-Track Faculty

Bowdoin College this year hired eight new tenure-track faculty members in a variety of fields, from dance and music, to computer science and mathematics, by way of government, biology and sociology.

New Eco Groups Spring Up on Campus

The Bowdoin Naturalists, a student-led group founded by Wood with Lillian Bailey ’18 and David Anderson ’19, is just one of three recent groups to form at Bowdoin that are focused on natural history or environmental issues. The other two are Field Note Friday and Enviro Lunch.

Peat Bogs That May Contain Important Climate Change Indicators

Phil Camill is part of a research team looking to unearth crucial evidence that could help us understand how fast climate change could progress in the future. The clues could be in the peatlands of northern Canada, formed thousands of years ago.

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.