Past Dissertations and Theses

PhD:  Geography and Environmental Systems

Dupre, Sam. Coffee Leaf Rust in Eastern Guatemala, small holder response following a climate driven disease outbreak. (Holland 2018)

Margulies, Jared. Unruly Animals: multispecies politics and the governing of wildlife space. (Ellis, 2017)

St. Pe, Alexandra, Adjusting the Sails: Science and Policy Opportunities to Improve Offshore Wind Power Performance. (Halverson, 2017)

Van Appledorn, Molly. Evaluating the nature and strength of environmental control on floodplain forest communities. (Baker 2016)

Johnson, Anna. The ecology of urban vacant lands: human-mediated local versus regional control on plant community assembly. (Swan 2015)

Dandois, Jonathan. Remote Sensing of Vegetation Structure Using Computer Vision. (Ellis, 2014)

Lindner, Garth.  Controls on Reach Scale Hydrologic Response in Urban Streams and Implications for Restoration Design:  A Case Study (Miller, 2014)

Merner, Laura.  Power and Knowledge: Flood Hazard in the Coalfields of Southern West Virginia. (Miller, 2014)

Voglozin, Nohemi. Eco-geographic Patterns of Genetic Diversity of African rice, Oryza glaberrima, in Benin (West Africa). (Parker and Lewis, 2013)

Williams, Yvette. The Socio-Ecological System of Vacant Lot Management for Southwestern Baltimore Neighborhoods. (Biehler, 2013)

Magliocca, Nicholas. Using Agent-based Models as Virtual Laboratories for Exploring Human-Environment Interactions in Land-Use Systems. (Ellis, 2012)


PhD:  Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences (MEES)

Prosser, Diann, Wild Birds and Emerging Diseases: Modeling Avian Influenza Transmission Risk Between Domestic and Wild Birds in China. (Ellis, 2012).

Harrison, Melanie, Biogeochemical Hotspots of Nitrogen Removal in Urban Streams and Riparian Wetlands.  (Groffman and Miller, 2011)

Van Meter, Robin, Road Salt Runoff: The Relative Contribution of Direct and Indirect Effects in Pond Food Webs. (Swan, 2011)


Masters of Science: Geography and Environmental Systems

Clifton, Zach. Using detailed topographic analysis to understand spatiotemporal patterns of floodplain hydraulics and sediment deposition. (Baker 2018)

Binau, John Brooks. Urban Farms in Baltimore City: A foodshed and foodscape analysis.  (Holland, 2017)

Chang, Jason.  Spatial Relationships between Block Parks and Crime in Baltimore City (Ellis 2017)

Connell, Eileen. Migratory Connectivity of a Songbird: Population Genetics Reveal the Wintering Locations of the American Redstart. (Studds 2017)

Ralston, Katherine. Baltimore forest stewards and the urban forest. (Baker 2017)

Miller, Katelyn. Latin@ Immigrant Influence on an Urban Foodscape. (Holland, 2015)

Mayo, Jennifer. An Analysis of the Housing Market Typology in Baltimore City. (Holland, 2015)

Gordon, Lindsey.  Globalizing a Classic Study of Agricultural Intensification: Turner et al. (1977) Revisited (Ellis 2015)

Branum, Tiffany. Bringing Public Back: Exploring Problems and Possibilities in Public Market Redevelopment at Union Terminal Market. (Biehler, 2014)

Donovan, Mitchell, Quantifying Remobilization of Legacy Sediment from Maryland Piedmont Floodplains. (Miller and Baker, 2014)

Schall, Daniel, The Chickens’ Grain: Understanding Contestations around Land-Use Best Practices on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. (Lansing, 2014)

Shamer, Sierra, The Outcomes of Translating Neoliberal Environmental Theory: A Critical Analysis of Payments for Ecosystem Services. (Holland and Lansing, 2014)

Bieberich, Joe,  The Independent and Interactive Roles of Spatial Variation and Dispersal on Zooplankton Metacommunity Structure. (Swan, 2013)

Jones, Dan, Examining Development Induced Geomorphic Change through time using Multi-temporal LIDAR-derived Digital Elevation Models. (Baker and Miller, 2013)

Newton, Meridel, Perceptions of Wind Power, Community, and Renewable Energy Landscapes. (Biehler and Lansing, 2013)

St. Pe, Alexandra, Examining Multidecadal Relationships between the Saharan Air Layer and Large Scale Atlantic Hurricane Environment (Halverson, 2013)

Martin, Haley. Effects of Disturbance and a Dominant Consumer on Stream Community Assembly: Experimental and Observational Evidence. (Baker and Swan, 2012)

Panunto, Matthew. Effects of River Valley Segment Sequencing on Floodplain Hydroperiods. (Baker, 2012)

Simini, Christina. (Baker 2012)

Thomas, Janel, A Multi-Scale Observational Analysis of Factors leading to Hurricane Earl’s Rapid Intensification. (Halverson, 2012)

Antill, Erica. A Biogeographical Study of the American Chestnut: An Evaluation of Intentional Introgression and a Spatial Analysis of Chestnut Habitat in Maryland. (Lewis, 2011)

Li, Jennifer.  The Role of Elevated Dissolved versus Foliar Nitrogen on Leaf Litter Processing in Stream Ecosystems. (Swan, 2011)

Krieg, Judith. M.S. in Geography & Environmental Systems, (Miller 2011)


Masters of Science:  Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences (MEES)

DePalma, Carrie. The Influence of Eastern Hemlock Decline on Organic Matter Processing, Invertebrate Community Structure and Consumer-Resource Interactions in Streams (Swan, 2008)

Jones, Josh. Interactions between Riparian Forest Restoration and Tree Biodiversity on Litter Breakdown in Stream Ecosystems (Swan, 2008).