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2011

Michelle Arias

Developing Criteria and Metrics for Assessing Recycled Water Program Effectiveness
Committee:
Dr. Katherine Cushing (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Hilary Nixon, Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning
Ms. Jeannine Larabee, Santa Clara Valley Water District

Benoit Delaveau

The Environmental Impact of the Retail Photoprocessing Industry in Santa Clara County
Committee:
Dr. Katherine Cushing (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Gary Klee Professor of Environmental Studies
Mr. Steven Noble, Photo Marketing Association

Megan Maye Gunvalson

Reducing Disturbances to Marine Mammals by Kayakers in the Monterey Bay
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Rachel O’Malley, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Mr. Steve Lonhart, Biologist NOAA

Kaitlin Elizabeth Keith

Dangerous Décor: Consumer Knowledge of Health Risks within Interior Spaces
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies,
Dr. Ann Marie Todd, Professor of Communication Studies
Ms. Susan Davis, Interior Design Consultant

Rachel Lazzeri-Aerts

Post-fire Analysis of Sequoia Sempervirens Forests on the Central Coast of California
Committee:
Dr. Will Russell (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Rachel O’Malley, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio, Professor of Environmental Studies

Vani Sarraju Rao

Public Awareness about Global Warming in Hyderabad, India
Committee:
Dr. Katherine Cushing (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Asim Zia Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Will Russell, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Evangelos Vossos

Optimizing Energy Savings from "Direct-DC" in U.S. Residential Buildings
Committee:
Dr. Rachel O’Malley (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Karina Garbesi, Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, California State University East Bay
Dr. Will Russell, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

 

2010

Dave Grant

Native Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area: Patterns in Ancient Teeth, Palimpsests of Behavior
Committee:
Dr. Rachel O’Malley (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Priya Raman, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Mr. Alan M. Leventhal, Lecturer of Anthropology

Dipti Mulrajsinh Vaghela - Winner of COSS Most Outstanding Thesis Award

Obstacles, actions, and outcomes: Learning Process Approach to Community Micro Hydro in Kalahandi, Orissa
Committee:
Dr. Will Russell (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Karina Garbesi, Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, CSU East Bay
Dr. Kamal Kapadia, ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Environmental Change Institute
Dr. Amy Leisenring, Associate Professor of Sociology

Clinton Robert Elsholz

Riparian Brush Rabbit Habitat Requirements in Caswell Memorial State Park
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Rachel O’Malley, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Ms. Joanne Karlton, California State Parks

James Stewart D’ Albora

Nature and Culture of Strawberry Farmers on California's Central Coast: A Case Study
Committee:
Dr. Rachel O’Malley (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Natalie Boero, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Ms. Joanna Johnson, Wild Farm Alliance

Nita Barve

Economic, Social, and Environmental Impacts of Sardar Sarovar Dam Resettlement
Committee:
Dr. Katherine Cushing (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Steve Crunk, Associate Professor of Mathematics
Ms. Kristin Jensen Sullivan, De Anza College, Department of Environmental Studies

 

2009

Galli Basson

Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse Abundance and Site Use in a Managed Marsh
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Rachel O’Malley, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Mr. Joelle Buffa, Manager of the Farallones National Wildlife Refuge, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Diane Marie Digiuseppe

Assessing Forearm Fractures from Eight Prehistoric California Populations
Committee:
Dr. Elizabeth Weiss (Chair), Associate Professor of Anthropology
Dr. Robert Jurmain, Professor emeritus, Department of Anthropology
Dr. Rachel O’Malley Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

Alicia Ushijima Elsholz

Seafood Labeling and Consumer Behavior: a FishWise Case Study, Sonoma County, CA
Committee:
Dr. Katherine Cushing (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Ms. Anne Lawrence, Department of Organization and Management
Ms. Teresa Ish, Sustainable Fishery Advocates

Chung M. Khong

Perception and Use of Graywater in Berkeley, California
Committee:
Dr. Katherine Cushing (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. James Lee, Justice Studies, Associate Professor of Sociology
Mr. Terry Trumbull, Lecturer, Department of Environmental Studies

Sara Ornelas

Habitat Selections and Activities of Non-native Rio Grande Turkeys in an Open Space Preserve
Committee:
Dr. Rachel O’Malley (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Will Russell, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. John O. Matson, Department of Biological Sciences

Ariel Nicole Rivers

Conservation and Pasture Value of Remnant trees in a Tropical Agroecosystem
Committee:
Dr. Rachel O’Malley (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio, Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Fabrice DeClerck, Center for Research and Teaching in Tropical Agriculture

Shradha Upadhayay

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Micro-Hydropower Projects in Nepal
Committee:
Dr. Katherine Cushing (Chair), Associate professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Will Russell, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Mr. Deepak Gyawali, Nepal WaterConservation Foundation

Heather Renee White

Wintering Duck Response to Trail use at Former San Francisco Bay Salt Ponds
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Rachel O’Malley, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Mr. Richard Kos, Lecturer in Urban and Regional Planning

 

2008

Melynda Leigh Atwood

Osteoporosis in a Prehistoric Bay Area Population
Committee:
Dr. Elizabeth Weiss (Chair), Associate Professor of Anthropology
Dr. Robert Jurmain, Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology
Dr. Rachel O’Malley, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

Adeline Lois Canez

An Evaluation of Transportation Mode Choice: A Case Study of Nogales, Arizona
Committee:
Dr. Katherine Cushing (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Roberto Gonzalez, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Mr. Joseph Kott, AICP, PTP Senior Transportation Projects Manager Wilbur Smith Associates

Jennifer Robin Casey

A Photographic Survey of Mammalian Trail Use In Big Basin Redwood State Park
Committee:
Dr. Rachel O’Malley (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio, Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. John O. Matson, Department of Biological Sciences

Kathlyn Snyder Fox

Harbor Seal Behavioral Response to Boaters at Baird Island Reserve
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Rachel O’Malley, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Mr. Clyde Morris, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service

Kristin Hageseth Michels

Vegetation Change Over Time in Naturally-Regenerating Coast Redwood Communities
Committee:
Dr. Will Russell (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio, Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Rachel O’Malley, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

Robin Putney - Winner of SJSU’s Most Outstanding Thesis Award

Customary Marine Tenure and Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Palau
Committee:
Dr. Katherine Cushing (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Gary Klee, Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lorne Todd Holyoak, Adjunct Professor of Anthropology and Religious Studies, University of Saskatchewan

Caitlin Wood Robinson

Western Snowy Plover Use of Managed Salt Ponds at Eden Landing, Hayward, CA
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Rachel O’Malley, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Ms. Cheryl Strong, Avian Biologist for US Fish and Wildlife Service

Marie Nicole Rucker

Effect of Trampling on Recovery After A Distribution within the Rocky Intertidal
Committee:
Dr. Rachel O’Malley (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Katherine Cushing, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. John Pearse, Professor Emeritus, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Santa Cruz

Sumudu Welaratna

The Native Oyster Recruitment Study in Central and South San Francisco Bay 2006-2007
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair) Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Will Russell, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Ms. Rena Obernolte, Biological Consultant

 

2007

Marion Katherine Blair

Habitat and Herpetofauna Biodiversity on Lower San Lorenzo River And Scotts Creek
Committee:
Dr. Rachel O’Malley (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio, Professor of Environmental Studies
Ms. Donna Meyers, Big Sur Land Trust

Philip Gabriel Higgins

Prey Base Analysis of Burrowing Owls in Urban Santa Clara County, California
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Rachel O’Malley, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. John O. Matson, Professor of Biological Sciences

Joanna Johnson

Hedging Our Bets: Beefs and Biodiversity on California’s Central Coast
Committee:
Rachel O’Malley (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio, Professor of Environmental Studies,
Dr. John O. Matson, Professor of Biological Sciences

Ada Edith Marquez

Justice in Environmental Impact Analysis: Are all neighborhoods equal?
Committee:
Dr. Rachel O’Malley (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio, Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Asim Zia, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Monica Nanez

Environmental Education: The Ethic of Caring for Nature and Social Altruism
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Marcos Pizarro, Professor of Mexican American Studies
Dr. Arlene Asuncion, Associate Professor of Psychology

Pete (Chun-pei) Wang

Consumer Behavior and Willingness to Pay for Organic Products
Committee:
Dr. Katherine Cushing (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. James D. Lee, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Mr. Jon Ragatz, The Green MBA Program, Dominican University of California

 

2006

Robert “BJ” Atanasio

Institutional Organization Among Artisan Fishers in Bocas Del Toro, Panama
Committee:
Dr. Gary A. Klee (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Douglas Greer, Professor of Economics
Dr. Robert Gonzalez, Professor of Anthropology

Kirsten E. Hill

A Picky Palette? The Host Plant Selection of an Endangered Beetle
Committee:
Dr. Rachel O’Malley (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Jeffrey Honda, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Dr. Richard Arnold, Entomological Consulting Services

Matthew Gregory Johnston

Shade and Salinity in a Coastal Lagoon: What Bugs the Bugs?
Committee:
Dr. Rachel O’Malley (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Ms. Donna Meyers, National Marine Fisheries Service

Aidona O. Kakouros

Effects of California Gulls on Nesting Forster’s Tern Behavior
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Rachel O’Malley, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Ms. Cheryl Strong, Avian Biologist, San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory

Junlin Linda Liu

Public Perceptions of Water Reuse in Santa Clara County, California
Committee:
Dr. Katherine Kao Cushing (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. David Asquith, Associate Professor of Sociology
Ms. Pam John, Engineer, Santa Clara Valley Water District

Darcy L. Nugent

Evaluation of Environmental Youth Internet Forums for Small Island Nations
Committee:
Dr. Gary A. Klee (Chair), Environmental Studies
Dr. David G. Asquith, Associate Professor of Sociology
Dr. Victor M. Ordonez, Senior Education Fellow, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

Pete Parker

Tourism in Deqin, China: A Cultural, Economic, and Environmental Assessment
Committee:
Dr. Katherine Kao Cushing (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Richard Makopondo, Assistant Professor of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management
Dr. Lynn Sikkink, Associate Professor of Anthropology

Michael A. Powers

Restoring a Native Grass to Reduce Farm Runoff in the Watsonville Sloughs
Committee:
Dr. Rachel O’Malley(Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lynne Trulio, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Daniel Mountjoy, Resource Conservationist, USDA, Natural Resource Conservation Service

Rebecca Sloan

Investigations of a Fish Kill in Pescadero Lagoon, California
Committee:
Dr. Lynne Trulio (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Leslie Parr, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Dr. Krista Kamer, Aquatic Ecologist, Moss Landing Marine Lab
Dr. Kate Schafer, Executive Director, Aquamarine Research

Meghna Tare

Estimating the Impact of 21st Century Climate Change on Wildfire Risk Potential 
Committee:
Dr. Rachel O’Malley (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Stephen H. Schneider, Professor of Biology, Center for Environmental Science and Policy, Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources, Stanford University
Dr. Eugene Cordero, Assistant Professor of Meteorology
Dr. Nathan L. Stephenson, Research Ecologist, USGS

Hsin-Yi Yao

Animal Protocol Reviews in the United States and Taiwan
Committee:
Dr. Lynne Trulio (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Katherine Kao Cushing, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Mr. Larry Young, Operations Manager, Animal Care Facility

 

2005

Katie Beltrano

Effects of Cutting Vegetation Along Trails in Serpentine Grasslands
Committee:
Dr. Lynne Trulio (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Rachel O'Malley, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Rodney G. Myatt, Professor of Biological Sciences

Darya Chehrezad

Effects of Plantation Management on Lepidopteran and Parasitoids in Tropical Banana Agroecosystems
Committee:
Dr. Rachel O’Malley (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lynne Trulio, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Bob Matlock, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University

Davinna Lam Ohlson

Tribal Sovereignty and The Endangered Species Act: Recovering the Idaho Wolves
Committee:
Dr. Lynne Trulio, (Chair) Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Katherine Kao Cushing, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Mr. Alan Leventhal, M.A., Lecturer of Anthropology

Elisa S. Wilfong

Toxin Bioaccumulation in the Coyote Creek Watershed, San Jose, California
Committee:
Dr. Rachel O’Malley (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Katherine Kao Cushing, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Ms. Phyllis Flack, Engineer, Engineering/Remediation Resources Group, Inc.

 

2004

Karna Carlson

Evaluation of a Monitoring Program for Detecting Oiled Birds on Beaches
Committee:
Dr. Lester Rowntree (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Rachel O'Malley, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lynne Trulio, Professor of Environmental Studies Department
Dr. Steve Hampton, California Department of Fish and Game

Allison R. Green

Effects of Exotic Species and Soil Type on a Rare Annual Jewelflower (Streptanthus albidus var.peramoenus) in Santa Clara County, CA
Committee:
Dr. Lester B. Rowntree (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Rachel O'Malley, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Rodney G. Myatt, Professor of Biological Sciences

Orville P. Gray, Jr.

A Review of Jamaica's Environmental Impact Assessment System: A Case Study
Committee:
Dr. Rachel O’Malley (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Dale Webber, Senior Lecturer of Ecology, Coastal Plant Ecosystems and Coastal Zone Management, University of the West Indies, Jamaica

Michael G. Van Hattem

The Fossorial Ecology of the California Tiger Salamander: a field experiment
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Rachel O’Malley, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Peter Trenham, United States Geological Survey

Kate Latham

Economic Analysis of Photovoltaic Systems for California Municipalities
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Douglas Greer, Professor of Economics
Mr. Frank Schiavo, Lecturer, Environmental Studies

Andrew P. Martin

Land-use History and Environmental Change in the Carquinez Strait Region
Committee:
Dr. Lynne Trulio (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Mr. Robin Grossinger, Environmental Scientist, San Francisco Estuary Institute
Dr. David Helgren, Professor of Geography

Tami R. Nakahara

Management Strategies for Central Maritime Chaparral
Committee:
Dr. Gary Klee (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Rodney G. Myatt, Professor of Biological Sciences
Mr. Rick Hyman, Deputy Chief Planner, California Coastal Commission
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

Tracy Rouleau

Salmon, Sea Lions and Fisheries Real Management or Political Economy?
Committee:
Dr. Gary Klee (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Douglas Greer, Professor of Economics
Dr. Lynne Trulio, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

Paripurna Rustin

Vegetative Submerged Beds: Appropriate On-Site Residential Sewage Treatment?
Committee:
Dr. Lynne Trulio (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Rachel O'Malley, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Ms. Margaret Hase, Certified Environmental Manager

Marcela Villegas

Financial Viability of Eco-Labeled Cacao in the Santander Mountains (Colombia)
Committee:
Dr. Rachel O'Malley (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Karen Holl, Department of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz
Dr. Douglas Greer, Professor of Economics, San Jose State University

Brian H. Williams

The Conservation Status of the Red Panda in Jamuna and Mabu Villages of Nepal
Committee:
Dr. Gary A. Klee (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lynn Sikkink, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Dr. Rachel O’Malley, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

 

2003

Caitlin Bean

Evidence for Santa Cruz Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys venustus venustus) Endangerment: Molecular Systematics, Distribution, and Demographics
Committee:
Dr. Rachel E. O’Malley (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. James L. Patton, Professor Emeritus, Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Douglas A. Kelt, Associate Professor of Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology, University of California, Davis
Dr. Patrick Kelly, Director, Endangered Species Recovery Program, California State University, Stanislaus

Suzanne M. Behrenfeld

Evaluating Monitoring Practices of Community-Based Ecotourism Projects
Committee:
Dr. Lester B. Rowntree (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Ms. Wendy Brewer-Lama, Ecotourism Specialist

Daniel M. Hadsall

Claimsmaking and Risk Construction: Reverse Osmosis in Pleasanton, California
Committee:
Dr. Dennis Jaehne (Chair), Professor of Communication Studies
Dr. Lester B. Rowntree, Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Noam Cook, Professor of Philosophy

Kristin Hess

Cost-benefit analysis of native landscapes: A San Jose Mercury News campus study
Committee:
Dr. Gary Klee (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Douglas Greer, Professor of Economics
Ms. Alrie Middlebrook, Native Garden Designer, Middlebrook Gardens

Barbara Kluger

Effects of Goat Grazing on Composition and Structure of Fire-Prone Vegetation
Committee:
Dr. Rachel E. O’Malley (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Dr. Lynne Trulio, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lester B. Rowntree, Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Rodney G. Myatt, Professor of Biological Sciences

Katherine Anne Murphy

Endangered Plant Conservation: Do Pollinators Matter to the Robust Spineflower (Chorizanthe robusta var. robusta)?
Committee:
Dr. Rachel E. O'Malley (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Ms. Connie Rutherford, Botanist, USFWS
Dr. Rodney G. Myatt, Professor of Biological Sciences

Kristina K. Neuman

The Effect of Predator Management on Snowy Plovers in Monterey Bay, California
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. James T. Harvey, Associate Professor of Moss Landing Marine Lab
Mr. Gary W. Page, Co-Director of Wetlands Research, Point Reyes Bird Observatory Conservation Science

 

2002

Sandra Baron

Herbivory and an endagered plant, can a limited population handle the pressure?
Committee:
Dr. Rodney G. Myatt, Professor of Biology
Dr. Shannon Bros, Professor of Biologial Science
Dr. Rachel O’Malley, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

Shannon Bane

Effects of an Invasive Isopod on Erosion Rates at Elkhorn Slough, California
Committee:
Dr. Lynne Trulio (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lester Rowntree, Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Shannon M. Bros, Professor of Biological Sciences

Jennifer Chu

Diet for an endangered insect: What does the Zayante band-winged grasshopper eat?
Committee:
Dr. Rachel O'Malley (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Rodney Myatt, Professor of Biological Sciences
Ms. Colleen Sculley, United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Anne Crealock

The Roles of Trails and Trail-users in the Spread of Non-native Plants
Committee:
Dr. Rachel O'Malley (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Mr. Matt Freeman, MCRP (AICP) Open Space Planner II, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Dr. Rodney Myatt, Professor of Biological Sciences

Chris Flynn

Towards Improved Coastal River Mouth Breaching
Committee:
Dr. Gary Klee (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Rachel O'Malley, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Mr. Rick Hyman, Coastal Program Analyst, California Coastal Commission, Central Coast District, Santa Cruz
Mr. Bruce Perry, Lecturer of Geology and Oceanography, Department of Geology, California State University, Long Beach

Susan Jones

CEQA's Influence on Development in Alameda County, California
Committee:
Dr. Lynne Trulio (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Rachel O’Malley, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Thomas M. Engels, Environmental Scientist, Jones & Stokes

Tianne Larson

Water Quality in Relation to Rainfall and Land-use Using California Mussels
Committee:
Dr. Rachel O’Malley (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lynne Trulio, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Sharon Squire, Post Doctoral Researcher, Department of Environmental Toxicology, University of California Santa Cruz

Lisa A. Nunes

Evaluation of Land Conservation Measures for North Monterey County
Committee:
Dr. Gary Klee (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Mr. Terry Trumbull, Lecturer, Department of Environmental Studies
Mr. Rick Hyman, Deputy Chief Planner, California Coastal Commission, Central Coast District, Santa Cruz

Michelle K. Young

Aligning San Jose's Community Gardens with City Plans and Policies: An Analysis of Resource
Committee:
Dr. Lester Rowntree (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. David Asquith, Associate Professor of Sociology
Mr. John Dotter, Master Gardener, Community Gardening Coordinator for the San Jose Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services Department Community Gardening Department, and Owner/Project Manager of Appropriate Horticulture Associates

 

2001

Janet Andrews

The Allelopathic Potential of Conium maculatum
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Rodney Myatt, Professor of Biological Sciences
Dr. Rachel O'Malley, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Cort Johnson

Native Grass Stand Rarity, Threat, and Structure at Santa Cruz Mountain Preserves
Committee:
Dr. Lynne Trulio (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Rodney G. Myatt, Professor of Botany
Dr. Mark Stromberg, Resident Reserve Director, UC Berkeley
Dr. James Bartolome, Professor of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley

Eryn Leigh Caster

Dune restoration at Sunset State Beach in Northern California
Committee:
Dr. Lynne Trulio (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lester Rowntree (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Mr. George Gray, Resource Ecologist, California Department of Parks and Recreation

Mark Jordan

An Analysis of Marbled Murrelet Science in Four Habitat Conservation Plans
Committee:
Dr. Rachel O'Malley (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lester B. Rowntree, Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. John Carothers, Instructor of Biology, Cabrillo College

Weston Miller

The Effect of an Educational Garden on Attitudes and Knowledge
Committee:
Dr. Rachel O'Malley (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Gary Klee, Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. David Asquith, Associate Professor of Sociology

Erin O'Bryan

An Appraisal of Nesting Songbird Habitat, Coyote Creek Riparian Station, 1997-1998
Committee:
Dr. Rachel O'Malley (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lynne Trulio, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Alaro Jaramillo, Senior Biologist, SF Bird Observatory

Linden Skjeie

Successful Environmental Supply Chain Management in an Electronics Firm
Committee:
Dr. Douglas Greer (Chair), Professor of Economics
Dr. Gary Klee, Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Guna Selvaduray, Professor of Materials Science

Sharada Thattey

Effectiveness of San Jose's Solar Access Guidelines
Committee:
Dr. Lester Rowntree (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Karina Garbesi, Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, CSU, Hayward
Mr. Darren Bouton, City of San Jose (and, Lecturer, Environmental Studies)

Lisa Walsh

The Role of Historical Data in Riparian Restoration Projects
Committee:
Dr. Lester B. Rowntree (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Gary A. Klee, Professor of Environmental Studies

 

2000

Chris Duvall

Conservation of the Tree Gilletiodendron glandulosumin Mali, West Africa
Committee:
Dr. Gary A. Klee (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Rodney Myatt, Professor of Biological Sciences
Dr. Lynn Sikkink, Associate Professor of Anthropology

Annette Grønlund

CREST: California Residential Energy Savings Program
Committee:
Dr. Gary A. Klee (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Richard Taketa, Associate Professor of Geology
Dr. Karina Garbesi, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, CSU, Hayward

Kimberly Ann Shirley

Evaluation of Elkhorn Slough Environmental School Programs: Do They Make a Difference?
Committee:
Dr. Gary A. Klee (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. David G. Asquith, Associate Professor of Sociology
Mr. Kenton R. Parker, Education Coordinator, NERR

Kristin Sipes

Assessment of Water Quality in Urban and Rural Stormwater Runoff
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lester B. Rowntree, Professor of Environmental Studies
Mr. Michael Rigney, The Nature Conservancy

 

1999

Jo Ann Baumgartner

Bird and Arthropod Predation of Codling Moth (Cydia pomonella) in Apple Orchards
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Karina Garbesi, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Donald Dahlsten, Professor of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley

Lisa Ann Bennett

Roles of Municipalities in Watershed Monitoring of Nonpoint Source Pollutants
Committee:
Dr. Rachel O'Malley (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Gary A. Klee, Professor of Environmental Studies
Ms. Kelly Carroll, P.E., Program Manager, West Valley Clean Water Program
Dr. Karina Garbesi, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, CSU, East Bay

Sandra Dare

Environmental Conflict and Grassroots Activism in the Crockett/Rodeo Area
Committee:
Dr. Robert Schaeffer (Chair), Associate Professor of Sociology
Dr. Lester B. Rowntree, Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

Susan Giles

Ocean Conservation: A Baseline Study of Knowledge and Attitudes of Fifth Graders
Committee:
Dr. Gary A. Klee (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. David Asquith, Associate Professor of Sociology
Mr. Jeffrey Bryant, Education Director, Monterey Bay Aquarium

Rena Obernolte

Using Inbenthic Species to Assess the Ecological Status of Restored Salt Marshes
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Shannon Bros, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Dr. Vida Kenk, Professor of Biological Sciences

Teri Patane

Hazardous Materials Regulation and Small Business Compliance in Santa Clara County
Committee:
Dr. Karina Garbesi (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Anne T. Lawrence, Associate Professor of Business Organization and Management
Ms. Angela Sullivan, Hazardous Materials Specialist, City of Santa Clara

Dale Payne

Prescribed Fire Effects on Nutrient Loading and Water Quality in the General Creek Watershed, Lake Tahoe, California
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lester B. Rowntree, Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Mark Poth, USDA Forest Service Researcher, Southwest Pacific Research Station

Barbara Pederzoli

Habitat Conservation Plans: An Evaluation of the Effect of Public Participation in the Negotiation of Habitat Conservation Plans and their Biological Soundness for the Environment
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Roy Christman, Professor of Political Science
Dr. David Asquith, Associate Professor of Sociology

Karl Schwing

Restoring Converted Wetlands: A Case Study
Committee:
Dr. Gary A. Klee (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Yong Lao, Assistant Professor of Geography, Social, and Behavioral Sciences

Christopher Wellise

Effect of Carbamate Pesticides on Cd and Zn Bioaccumulation in a Bivalve
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Karina Garbesi, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Samuel Luoma, Project Chief, United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California

 

1998

Carol Borck

An Investigation of Social Carrying Capacity at Three Open Space Preserves
Committee:
Dr. Gary A. Klee (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lester B. Rowntree, Professor of Environmental Studies
Ms. Mary de Beauvieres, B.S.

Jacqueline Chu

Social and Environmental Restoration through Therapeutic Community Gardens
Committee:
Dr. Karina Garbesi (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Doug Greer, Professor of Economics
Dr. Steve Gleissman, Professor of Environmental Studies, UCSC

Mellicent deJesus Fraticelli

Barriers to Small Business Recycling and Buy-Recycled Programs in a Multi-Tenant Building
Committee:
Dr. Anne T. Lawrence(Chair), Associate Professor of Business Organization and Management
Dr. Celia Orona, Professor Emeritus of Sociology
Mr. David Skinner, City of San Jose Environmental Services Department
Mr. Bruce Olszewski, Lecturer of Environmental Studies

Anuraag Gill

Spatial Analysis of Metals and Relationship to Infauna in Monterey Bay Sediments
Committee:
Dr. Gary A. Klee (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Richard Taketa, Professor of Geography
Mr. Patrick J. Cotter, Environmental Scientist, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Mr. Robert Lugo, GIS Specialist, USGS

Eric Gillies

The Effects of Regulated Streamflows on the Sycamore Alluvial Woodland Riparian Community
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Rodney Myatt, Professor of Biological Sciences
Ms. Deborah Harden

Karen Rosen

An Assessment of Potential for Utility-Scale Wind Power Generation in Eritrea
Committee:
Dr. Karina Garbesi (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lester B. Rowntree, Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Robert Van Buskirk, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies

Terrence Willett

Spiders and Other Arthropods in Old Growth Versus Logged Coast Redwood Stands
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Ron Stecker, Professor of Biological Sciences
Dr. John Carrothers, Instructor of Biology, Cabrillo College

Monica Wong

The Dredging Project Approval Process: An Examination, Analysis, and Evaluation
Committee:
Dr. Gary A. Klee (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lester B. Rowntree, Professor of Environmental Studies
Mr. Patrick J. Cotter, Environmental Scientist, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

 

1997

Andalusia Khechfe

Benthic Microalgae as Bio-Indicators of Sediment Quality in San Francisco Bay
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lester B. Rowntree, Professor of Environmental Studies
Mr. Samuel Luoma, USGS, Menlo Park

Brandolyn Patterson

Assessment of Selenium Concentrations in Ephemeral Pools at Kestersen Reservoir
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Karina Garbesi, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Tetsu Tokunaga, Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Christine Kook

Distribution of Riparian Trees in Tidal Streams of San Francisco Bay
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lester B. Rowntree, Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Jerry Smith, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Neil Lassettre

Evaluation of Structures to Improve Steelhead Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Habitat
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Robert Curry, Professor of Environmental Studies, UC Santa Cruz
Dr. Jerry Smith, Professor of Biological Sciences

 

1996

Janis Taylor Buchanan

A Spatial Analysis of the Burrowing Owl (Speotytocunicularia hypruaea) Population
in Santa Clara County, California Using a Geographical Information System

Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Mike Kutilek, Professor of Biological Sciences
Dr. Leonard Gatos, Instructor of Geography

Mark Burriss

Evaluation of Applied Trip Reduction Strategies
Committee:
Dr. Lester B. Rowntree (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Robert Schaeffer, Associate Professor of Sociology
M. Jamie Jarvis, MS - JW Environmental Services

Donna DiNunzio

Hazardous Waste Source Reduction: An Analysis of Hazardous Waste Minimization Efforts and Source Control Methodologies
Committee:
Dr. Lester B. Rowntree (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Mr. Scott Valor, Lecturer of Environmental Studies
Mr. Paul O'Brien, Lecturer, Hazardous Materials Management, U.C. Santa Cruz

Varinder Grewal

Comparison of Environmental Impact Assessment Processes in Developed and Developing Countries
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Scott Lefaver, Professor of Urban Planning
Dr. R.B Singh, Professor of Geography, University of Delhi

Andrea Hansen

Corporate Culture and Waste Management in the Computer Systems Industry
Committee:
Dr. Celia J. Orona(Chair), Associate Professor of Sociology
Mr. Bruce Olszewski, Lecturer of Environmental Studies
Dr. Anne T. Lawrence, Associate Professor of Business Organization and Management
Dr. David Skinner, Senior Environmental Specialist, City of San Jose

Arleen Kiyomoto

The Effects of Water Prices and Supplies on Crop Acreage in Westlands Water
Committee:
Dr. Donald F. Anthrop (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Douglas Greer, Professor of Economics
Dr. Timothy Rohm, Instructor of Chemistry, Certified Industrial Hygienist

Brian Pittman

An Assessment of Inbenthic Macrofauna and Environmental Conditions at a Muted Tidal Salt Marsh in Mountain View, California: Recovery of a Salt Evaporation Pond
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. William Bros, Professor of Biological Sciences
Dr. Veda Kenk, Professor of Biological Sciences

Lynne Reardon

Correlation Between Vegetation Distribution and Salinity in Artesian Slough
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Rodney Myatt, Professor of Biological Sciences
Mr. Don Arnold, Manager San Jose Waste Water Treatment Plant

Michiko Taniguchi

A Comparison of Natural and Restored Salt Marsh Vegetation and Soil Characteristics
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Rod Myatt, Professor of Biological Sciences
Dr. Lester B. Rowntree, Professor of Environmental Studies

Teri Uyeda Zenk

An Evaluation of Selected California Coastal Commission Wetland Projects
Committee:
Dr. Gary A. Klee (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Mr. Rick Hyman, Coastal Planner, California Coastal Commission

 

1995

Mehrdad Banihashemi

The Effect of Albedo Modification on Residential Roof and Indoor Temperatures
Committee:
Dr. Donald W. Aitken (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lester B. Rowntree, Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Haider Taha, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Kim Brown

An Injection Well Effluent Transport Study, Maui, Hawaii
Committee:
Dr. Gary A. Klee (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. June Oberdorfer, Professor of Geology
Dr. Ashish Paralkar, Environmental Engineer, Tetra Tech, Inc.

John Allen Chamberlain

Accommodating Coastal-Dependent and Coastal-Related Land Use on the Central California Coast
Committee:
Dr. Gary A. Klee (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lester B. Rowntree, Professor of Environmental Studies
Mr. Les Strand, Assistant District Manager, California Coastal Commission-Central Coast District

Rosemary Dyste

Wetland Buffers in the Monterey Bay Region: A Field Study of Function and Effectiveness
Committee:
Dr. Gary A. Klee (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Mr. Rick Hyman, Coastal Planner, California Coastal Commission

Douglas Herman

Distribution and Abundance of Stream Insects as a Measure of Water Quality in a Northern California Stream
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Jerry J. Smith, Professor of Biological Sciences
Mr. Michael Rigney, Director, Coyote Creek Riparian Station

Christine Hoeflich

A Technology Assessment and the External Costs of Selected Transportation Fuels
Committee:
Dr. Douglas Greer (Chair), Professor of Economics
Dr. Karina Garbesi, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Mr. Kirk Blackerby, Lecturer of Economics

Lisa M. Isaacs

Identification as a Strategy for Effective Environmental Communication
Committee:
Dr. Dennis Jaehne (Chair), Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Dr. Robert Schaeffer, Associate Professor of Sociology
Dr. Scot Guenter, Associate Professor of American Studies

Kenneth P. Israel

Sediment Movement from a Manipulated Landslide Along the Central California Coast
Committee:
Dr. Lester B. Rowntree (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Donald Reed, Department of Geology
Dr. John Oliver, Department of Marine Science

Paul Laris

The Role of Gender and Resource Access in Women's Technology Interventions in Mali
Committee:
Dr. Lester B. Rowntree (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Irene Tinker, Department of City & Regional Planning, UC Berkeley
Dr. Carol Mukhopadhyay, Department of Anthropology 

Gary R. Santos

An Analysis of Coot Management Options: Shoreline Links, Mountain View, California
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Gary A. Klee, Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Douglas F. Greer, Professor of Economics

Kristin Sullivan

Innovative and Integrated Watershed Management Programs: An Analysis and Evaluation
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Robert Schaeffer, Professor of Sociology
Mr. Frank Schiavo, Lecturer of Environmental Studies

 

1994

Koffigan Sitsope Attitso

Weather forecasting verification at Lome International Airport, Togo, West Africa
Committee:
Dr. Peter Lester (Chair), Professor of Meteorology
Dr. Douglas Sinton, Professor of Meteorology
My. Frank Schiavo, Lecturer of Environmental Studies

Rachael Dinno

Following the Trail of Poison: The Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes from United States to Mexico
Committee:
Dr. Lester B. Rowntree (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Robert Schaeffer, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Mr. Scott Valor, Esq., Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Mindy Fisher

The Relationship Between Water and Fuelwood Availability and Women's Tasks in Three Rural Communities in Oaxaca, Mexico
Committee:
Dr. Lester B. Rowntree (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Gary A. Klee, Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Cynthia Mahabir, Professor of Afro-American Studies

Michael Gonella

Characterization of Rare Plant Habitat for Restoration in the San Bernardino National Forest
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lester B. Rowntree, Professor of Environmental Studies
Maile Neel, Botanist, U.S.D.A. Forest Service

Eliot Greenleaf

Sudden Street Site: The Economic Benefits of Passive Solar Heating for New, Low-Income Housing
Committee:
Dr. Douglas Greer (Chair), Professor of Economics
Dr. Gary A. Klee, Professor of Environmental Studies
Mr. Frank Schiavo, Lecturer, Environmental Studies

Raymond Lawrence Harris, Jr.

Application of NOAA’s Coastwatch Change Analysis Project for Wetland and Upland Change Detection in the Elkhorn Slough Watershed
Committee:
Dr. Richard Taketa (Chair), Associate Professor of Geography
Dr. Lester Rowntree, Professor and Program Coordinator
Dr. David Schwarz, Professor of Geography
Mr. Patrick Cotter, Environmental Scientist, US EPA

Marcia Murray Holstrom

Evaluation of the Geography Component of K-12 Teacher Education in Santa Clara County, California
Committee:
Dr. David Helgren (Chair), Associate Professor of Geography
Dr. Bill Takizawa, Professor of Geography
Dr. Robert Curley, Assistant professor of Education

Karen Morvay

Bicycle Transportation and Air Quality in Santa Clara County
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lester B. Rowntree, Professor of Environmental Studies
Mr. Steve Colman, Lecturer, Urban & Regional Planning Department

Yvonne Rivera

Ionic Strength Effects on Dissolved Organic Carbon Determinations from Freshwater Inputs to the San Francisco Bay
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Rhea Williamson, Professor of Civil Engineering
Dr. James Kuwabara, Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey

William. H. Russell

Revegetation after Stand-Replacing Fire in the Lake Tahoe Basin
Committee:
Dr. Lester B. Rowntree (Chair), Professor in Environmental Studies
Dr. Joe McBride, Professor of Forestry, UC Berkeley
Dr. V. Thomas Parker, Professor of Botany, San Francisco State University

Kristin L. Stiles

Biological Surface Water Treatment: Replacing Copper Sulfate with Aquatic Macrophytes for the Control of Micro-Algae in Surface Water
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Scott Yoo , Vice President of Water Quality at the San Jose Water Co.
Dr. Lester B. Rowntree, Professor of Environmental Studies

 

1993

Mark D. Caicedo

Wildlands Conservation and Community Resource Management: A Critical Analysis of the Proposed Tawahka Biosphere Reserve, La Mosquitia, Honduras
Committee:
Dr. Lester B. Rowntree (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Gary A. Klee, Professor of Environmental Studies
Mr. Andrew P. Leake, Coordinator, Land Legalization Program, MOPAW

Jamie Jarvis

Automobile Trip Reduction Strategies: An Analysis of Employer-Based Trip Reduction Programs
Committee:
Dr. Lester B. Rowntree (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Robert Schaeffer, Associate Professor of Sociology
Ms. Colleen McCarthy, Workplace 2000

Mei Yee Wong

A Profile of Nonpoint Source Pollutants in the Palo Alto Area and the Feasibility of
Constructing Wetlands as a Treatment Option

Committee:
Dr. Donald F. Anthrop (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Richard W. Gaver, Professor of Chemistry
Mr. Phil Bobel, Environmental Compliance Manager, City of Palo Alto

Philip Woodward

Integrated Solid Waste Disposal Pricing: A Solution to Solid Waste for Hollister, CA
Committee:
Dr. Douglas Greer (Chair), Professor of Economics
Dr. Lester B. Rowntree, Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. David Asquith, Associate Professor of Sociology

 

1992

Tim Gasser

Water Quality Changes in a Salt Water System Adjacent to South San Francisco Bay
Committee:
Dr. Lynne A. Trulio (Chair), Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Donald F. Anthrop, Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Wanna D. Pitts, Professor of Biology

Nehanda Imara

Rural Ghanaian Women and Appropriate Technology: Maximizing the Cultural Benefits of Ghanaian Women as Partners in Sustainable Development
Committee:
Dr. Maria Smallwood (Chair), Professor of Afro-American Studies
Dr. Devayani Smith, Professor of Anthropology
Dr. Hyacinth Dike, Professor of Instructional Technology

 

1991

M. Scott Gould

Achieving Energy Efficiency with Lighting Technology: An End User's Guide
Committee:
Dr. Donald W. Aitken (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Donald F. Anthrop, Professor of Environmental Studies
Mr. Karl F. Johnson, Project Manager, Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, California

Karl Schiavo

Mitigation of Summer Urban Heat Islands in Mediterranean Climate Zones Through Development of Urban Forests in Parking Lots
Committee:
Dr. Wanna D. Pitts (Chair), Professor of Biology
Dr. Richard Ellefsen, Professor of Geography
Mr. Mark Beaudoin, San Jose City Arborist

Mark D. Walsh

Blueprint for Efficiency: Maximizing the Economic Benefit of California's Building Energy Conservation Standards
Committee:
Dr. Donald W. Aitken (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Lester B. Rowntree, Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Douglas Greer, Professor of Economics

 

1990

Michael Harris

Song to Ospreys: Photographs, Poems, and Short Stories on the Northern California Coast
Committee:
Dr. Gary Klee (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Robert Hassur, Professor of Natural Science
Mr. Nils Peterson, Lecturer of English

Bruce Olszewski

Opportunity in Crisis: California's Solid Waste Management Challenge
Committee:
Dr. Gary A. Klee (Chair), Professor of Environmental Studies
Dr. Donald W. Aitken, Professor of Environmental Studies
Mr. Richard Gertman, Integrated Waste Management & Recycling Specialist, R. W. Beck and Associates, San Jose, CA

Julie Perrochet Martin

Ecogeographic Analysis of Lake Tahoe Tributaries
Committee:
Dr. Lester Rowntree (Chair), Professor of Geography
Mr. Jeffrey Reiner, Hydrologist- Fisheries Biologists, USDA Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Dr. David Schwarz, Professor of Geography

 

1987

Raymond Dodd

Mass communication campaigns for environmental education in developing countries: Honduras case study
Committee:
Dr. Serena Stanford (Chair), Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication
Dr. Diana Stover, Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication
Mr. Frank Schiavo, Lecturer of Environmental Studies

 

1986

David Weller

Epidemiologic studies on exposure patterns to Agent Orange in Vietnam Veterans and Vietnamese Migrants to the South Bay Region
Committee:
Dr. Henry Robinson (Chair), Professor of Biology
Dr. Richard Ingraham, Professor of Biology
Mr. Frank Schiavo, Lecturer of Environmental Studies

 

1985

Lynton Worth Baker

An Evaluation of Screening Models for Assessing Toxic Air Pollution Downwind of Hazardous Waste Landfills
Committee:
Dr. Kenneth MacKay (Chair), Professor of Meteorology
Dr. Peter Lester, Professor of Meteorology
Mr. Emanuel Pearl

 

1981

Barbara Rose Johnston

The Problem of Water in St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands a Cultural Ecological Study
Committee:
Dr. Lester Rowntree (Chair), Professor of Geography
Richard C. Hall

 

1980

Richard D. Davis

A Drift Towards Nostalgia: The River Trip as Journal of a Changing View of American Wilderness
Committee:
Dr. Robert Woodward (Chair), Professor of English
Dr. Robin Brooks, Professor of History
Dr. Gary Klee, Professor of Environmental Studies