Environmental Science students presented their work at the 2017 Environmental Science Retreat, co-sponsored by the Environmental Science Program and the Center for Environmental Studies. Daniel Alempijevic won First Place and Emilie Kohler won Second Place awards for poster presentations of their Master's Thesis research. Each will receive $500 toward travel to a scientific conference. Erin Binkley and Tasso Cocoves tied for the First Place Award for poster presentations of their thesis research Proposals, and will each receive $50 toward membership in a professional society.
Dr. Beth Middleton, a renowned research ecologist with the Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey in Lafayette, Louisiana, was the keynote speaker at the 2017 Environmental Science Retreat. In her talk, “Whole river solutions to climate and land-use problems” she provided insight into how whole river approaches can solve environmental problems on floodplains, and how wetland restoration has been complicated by land-use and climate change. Her book "Wetland restoration, flood pulsing and disturbance dynamics" received the Merit Award of the Society of Wetland Scientists. She has worked with managers around the world to determine large scale causes of environmental problems, and potential solutions (i.e., Whole River Approaches). Learn More>