Department of Environmental Science

Student Research

 

Environmental Science is a diversified program with many of our undergraduates satisfying the requirements of a B.Sc. (Honours).

In meeting the program's requirements our undergraduates have researched, defended and published the following works:

 

2017

MacIntyre, Makeala. 2017. Comparing shallow groundwater hydrodynamics in reference peatlands and the ditched Big Meadow Bog complex on Brier Island, Nova Scotia 
Supervisors: Tony Bowron, Environmental Science and Dr. John Brazner, Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources

Goulding, Liam. 2017. Early-Earth small molecule reactions: an experimental survey of submarine alkaline hydrotermal vent chemistry
Supervisor: Dr. Jason Clyburne, Environmental Science, Chemistry

2016

Purcell, Julia. 2016. Comparison of first Saint Mary's University Open-Path Fourier Transfor Infrared (OP-FTIR) spectrometer measurement results with National Air Pollution Surveillance (NAPS) air quality measurements in Halifax
Supervisor: Dr. Aldona Wiacek, Environmental Science

2015

Kickbush, Jocelyn. 2015. Comparing mercury, arsenic, and selenium in several fish species from two Nova Scotia lakes.
Supervisor: Dr. Linda Campbell, Department of Environmental Science
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Jason Clyburne, Environmental Science and Chemistry

2014

Dorey, Katherine. 2014. Begging Duration as a Potential Indicator of Nestling Condition in First and Second Broods of European Starlings (Sturnus Vulgaris). Supervisor: Dr. Colleen Barber,  Biology.

Stevens, Carolyn. 2014. An Examination of Mercury Concentrations in White Perch, Yellow Perch, and White Sucker in Cumberland and Guysborough Counties in Nova Scotia.
Supervisor: Dr. Linda Campbell, Environmental Science

2013

Blotnicky, Brenden2013. The Relationship between Suspended Sediment Concentration and Sediment Deposition within a Macro-Tidal Salt Marsh Tidal Creek SystemSupervisor: Dr. Danika van Proosdij, Geography and Environmental Studies.

Glogowski, Alisha. 2013. Information from the wrack : viability of halophytic vegetation within tidal wetland wrack mats
Supervisor: Tony Bowron, Environmental Science

Murphy, Liam. 2013. Dendrochronological analysis of balsam fir (Abies balsamea) radial tree-ring growth across edges created by a spruce budworm outbreakSupervisor: Dr. Karen A. Harper, Biology.

Skinner, Christa. 2013. Analysis of the relationshipbetween vegetatie community struture and geodetic elevation for salt marsh restoration in hypertidal sytems. Supervisor: Dr. Danika van Proosdij, Geography and Environmental Studies.

2012

Bijman, Alison. 2012. The Influence of Tidal Creek Networks on Wetland Vegetation Colonization in a Macro-tidal System. Supervisor
Dr. Jeremy Lundolm, Departments of Environmental Science and Biology.

Lawrence, Lissa. 2012. Patterns of Roosting Association in a Maternity Colony of Little Brown Bats (Myotis Lucifugus).
Supervisor: Dr. Hugh Broders, Department of Biology.

McClintick, Jessica. 2012. Chemistry of Sodium Percarbonate as an Environmentally Friendly Disinfectant in Saltwater Aquaculture.
Supervisor: Dr. Jason Clyburne, Departments of Environmental Science and Chemistry.

Poirier, Emma. 2012. Sedimentary Dynamics within a Hypertidal Salt Marsh and Tidal Creek System.
Supervisor: Dr. Danika van Proosdij, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies.

Simon, Molly. 2012. Seedling germination and survival on Nova Scotia's disturbed coastal barrens.
Supervisor: Dr. Jeremy Lundholm, Departments of Environmental Science and Biology.

Taylor, Charles. 2012. Multi- criterial analysis of surface air temperature patterns in Arctic Canada.
Supervisor: Dr. Cristian Suteanu, Departments of Environmental Science and Geography and Environmental Studies.

2010

Regis, Jamar. 2010. The Effects of the Canso Causeway on Sediment Deposition and Geochemical Environment Within the Strait of Canso. Supervisor: Dr. David Piper, Department of Geology.

2009

Greene, Lyndsay. 2009. The Role of Ice in an Upper Bay of Fundy Marsh: Dispersal Agent of Sediment and Vegetation. Supervisor: Danika van Proosdij, Department of Geography.

2008

Adams, Chelsea. 2008. The Development of a Marine Community Monitoring Program in Support of Citizen Science in Nova Scotia. Supervisor: Cathy Conrad, Department of Geography.

Harris, Adam. 2008. A Greener View From the Top: Green Roofs, Temperature Reduction, and the Urban Heat Island in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Supervisor: Jeremy Lundholm, Environmental Studies Program and Department of Biology.

Hori, Yukari. 2008. Multiscale Evaluation of the Space-Time Variability of Temperature Patterns in the Maritime Provinces of Canada. Supervisor: Cristian Suteanu, Environmental Studies Program and Department of Geography.

2007

Coombs, Andrea B. 2007. Spatio-Temporal Aspects of the Movement Patterns of Moose from the Endangered Mainland Nova Scotia Population. Supervisor: Hugh Broders, Department of Biology.

Wolf, Derek. 2007. Differences in Water Loss and Drought Tolerance Among 14 Plant Species: Implications for Green Roof Performance. Supervisor: Jeremy Lundholm, Environmental Studies Program and Department of Biology.

Woods, Oliver C. 2007. An Integrative Approach to Prioritizing Aquatic Habitat Restoration Sites in the Wooden's River Watershed, Nova Scotia. Supervisor: Catherine T. Conrad, Department of Geography.

2006

Burley, Scott. 2006. Post-Disturbance Vegetation Recovery at Point Pleasant Park, Halifax Nova Scotia.Supervisor: Jeremy Lundholm, Environmental Studies Program and Department of Biology.

Cameron, Jennifer C. 2006. Environmental Impacts Associated with Historical Gold Mine Wastes in the Intertidal Area of Seal Harbour, Nova Scotia. Supervisor: Philip Giles, Department of Geography.

Okwese, Ann C. 2006. Chemical Evolution of Oxisols: Insights from the Cretaceous Chaswood Formation, Nova Scotia. Supervisor: Georgia Pe-Piper, Department of Geology.

O'Toole, Erinn. 2006. Regeneration Characteristics of Coastal Barren Plant Species. Supervisor: Jeremy Lundholm, Environmental Studies Program and the Department of Biology.

Robinson, Sarah. 2006. Seed bank survey of Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia, following a major hurricane disturbance. Supervisor: Jeremy Lundholm, Environmental Studies Program and the Department of Biology.

Tutty, Bridge R. 2006. Temporal variation in bat activity at two hibernacula in Nova Scotia: Spring emergence, fall immerge and management concerns. Supervisor: Hugh Broders, Department of Biology.

2005

Draper, Emily M. 2005. Environmental Education in the classroom: Does it Work? The effectiveness of an Environmental Education Program for grade six students in the Halifax Regional Municipality. Co-Supervisors: Roxanne Richardson, Environmental Studies Program and Steven Smith, Department of Psychology.

Marlin, Ashley. 2005. Microhabitat differentiation in urban plant communities. Supervisor; Jeremy Lundholm, Environmental Studies Program and the Department of Biology.

Schnare, Derek R. 2005. A cost-benefit analysis of the economic feasibility of green roof implementation in Halifax. Supervisor: Jeremy Lundholm, Environmental Studies Program and the Department of Biology.


Additional Undergraduate Honours Students Theses, prior to 2005, are listed here: Undergraduate Honours Theses 1997-2004