Research conducted by Cody Kiefer ’17 featured on the Seychelles News Agency site.

Research conducted by Cody Kiefer ’17 featured on the Seychelles News Agency site. See details below…

http://www.seychellesnewsagency.com/articles/6127/More+male+crabs%2C+but+few+juveniles+on+the+Seychelles+island+of+Curieuse%2C+study+finds

photo_big_6127.jpg More male crabs, but few juveniles on the Seychelles island of Curieuse, study finds

www.seychellesnewsagency.com

Are the brown land crabs on Curieuse Island shunning their mating duties? A new study has found that the crabs are aging and predominantly male. Global Vision International (GVI) – an environment non-governmental organisation, – gathered data over the month of August to better understand the population structure of the species.

Put Your Degree to Work: Perspectives and Advice from ES alumni

ES Majors and Minors…

We’ve got a very special event for you next week:

“Put Your Degree to Work: Perspectives and Advice from ES alumni”

*Free Lunch and Career Advice*

Thursday October 27th, 11:30-12:30 PM, Science Center 200

Four ES alumni will be coming to campus to talk about their career path post-Gettysburg. See their bios below.

(Note: the Graduate School Fair is 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. in the CUB Ballroom on the same day. You can do both! Just come to the ES event first, and then leave for the fair when needed. There’s also a resume workshop 6-8 PM at the career center on the same day).

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Paul Di Salvo ‘13- Wildlife Biologist at U.S. Dept. of Agriculture-APHIS-Wildlife Services

Paul earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies/Theatre Arts from Gettysburg College in 2013 and a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree in Conservation Biology from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) in 2014. At USDA-WS, Paul conducts environmental assessments (EAs) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 in order to assess the potential impacts of integrated wildlife damage management programs for the state of Oregon. He previously worked for USDA-Veterinary Services studying the impacts and disease transmission potential of feral swine to agriculture. Paul currently lives in Portland, OR and enjoys cooking and building sets for theatres in his spare time.

Janine Barr ’15 – Intern at EPA’s Office of Water in D.C.

Janine Barr graduated from Gettysburg College in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Environmental Studies. She started her internship at the EPA in November 2015 and is part of the Office of Water’s standards and antidegradation team where she works to implement water quality standard regulations at the national scale. She also acts as her office’s point of contact for climate change issues and is working to integrate climate change resiliency into water quality standards. Janine lives in Arlington, VA and her favorite things to do in DC are getting blueberry doughnuts from a farmers market near work and playing kickball on the mall.

Nick Uline ‘15 – West Falmouth Harbor Oyster Reef Technician

Nick Uline earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Studies from Gettysburg College in May 2015. Based in Falmouth, MA, Nick works alongside the Marine and Environmental Services Department to propagate oyster populations found throughout the estuaries of Cape Cod. Leading the restoration project of an oyster reef in West Falmouth Harbor, Nick monitors the growth and installation of 30,000 seedlings at the drainage basin of Falmouth Wastewater Treatment Plant. Nick currently lives in Woods Hole, MA and is an enthusiastic outdoors-man and coach for both youth and club lacrosse.

Valerie Leone ’13 – Senior Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton

Val Leone earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies and Public Policy from Gettysburg College in 2013, and will complete her Master of Public Policy degree from George Mason University in 2017. Val provides the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Navy with environmental program management support. Val led the development of the Defense Environmental Programs Annual Report to Congress, and supports the Department of Defense’s Natural Resources Program, the Legacy Resource Management Program, and the Navy’s Overseas Drinking Water Program. Val currently lives in Alexandria, VA and has spent her free time training for triathlons, rock climbing, and playing ultimate frisbee.

Katie Cavanaugh ’16 joins NASA DEVELOP Program

ES graduate Katie Cavanaugh ’16 was invited to join an interdisciplinary research team at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, CA. Her position is funded through NASA’s DEVELOP program.

Consider applying to this program if you have interest in the earth sciences, GIS, and remote sensing! They accept current students, recent grads, and early career professionals.

http://develop.larc.nasa.gov

DEVELOP, part of NASA’s Applied Sciences Program, addresses environmental and public policy issues through interdisciplinary research projects that apply the lens of NASA Earth observations to community concerns around the globe. Bridging the gap between NASA Earth Science and society, DEVELOP builds capacity in both participants and partner organizations to better prepare them to address the challenges that face our society and future generations. With the competitive nature and growing societal role of science and technology in today’s global workplace, DEVELOP is fostering an adept corps of tomorrow’s scientists and leaders.

Special request for ES alums

Hi ES alums!

The ES Department needs your help! We are compiling data from alumni from the classes of 2009-2016. Please complete this short google survey as soon as possible (target deadline of October 11th). Click on this link (or see below).

Environmental Studies Alumni Survey

I look forward to hearing from you! Hope you are all doing well!! If you have any questions, please let me know.

Cheers,

Sarah

Sarah Principato, Professor

Department of Environmental Studies

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325

(717)-337-6079

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ES alumna Nikita La Cruz cited in NASA’s Astrobiology Magazine

Hi everyone,

ES alumna, Nikita La Cruz’s graduate research is cited in NASA’s Astrobiology Magazine!

http://m.phys.org/news/2016-08-meteorites-life-phosphorus-earth.html

Nikita was a double major in Environmental Studies and Chemistry from the class of 2013. She went to the Univ. of South Florida for her MS in Geology, and she is now at the University of Michigan working on her PhD. If you are currently taking ES223, I just spoke about her interdisciplinary capstone project this morning in class!

Cheers,

Sarah

Sarah Principato, Professor

Department of Environmental Studies

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325

(717)-337-6079

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Prof Randy Wilson to give inaugural Thompson Lecture: “Yellowstone as America’s Backyard?”

To ES Majors, Minors, Faculty, and Alumni,

Our very own Professor Randy Wilson will be giving the inaugural Thompson Lecture. See below for details, and mark your calendar!

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Yellowstone as America’s Backyard?

Randall K. Wilson
Thompson Professor of Environmental Studies
Gettysburg College

Friday, September 30, 2016 | 4 – 5pm, reception to follow. Science Center 200

Why is it that time and again Yellowstone stands at the epicenter of our national debates over nature? Since the late 19th century, this far removed place has consistently served as our national backyard; a public meeting place where we hash out our questions, feelings and differences regarding nature. Prof. Wilson explores the evolution of Yellowstone from a distant landscape, into a national icon that has profoundly shaped conservation in the United States.