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Master's Projects/Capstones from 2022

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Corporate Social Responsibility in the Information Technology Industry, Natalie Louise Calhoun

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Impacts of Nitrogen Enrichment on Corals – A Remote Sensing Approach, David E. Carrasco

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Impacts of Sea Ice Loss on Polar Bear Diet, Prey Availability, Foraging Behaviors, and Human-Bear Interactions in the Arctic, Jasmin Chen

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Assessing the Impacts of Cannabis Cultivation on Water Use in the North Coast Region of California Five Years Post Legalization, Wilhelmina Chon

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Improving Salmon Population Restoration Efforts in California's Central Valley Region, Long Kim Doan

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Wildfire Smoke Exposure in California: Public Health Impacts and Mitigation Strategies, Jiaxi Hou

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Assessing urban heat island mitigation capacities of green infrastructure to address heat vulnerability inequities in San Francisco, California, Kelly L. Hyde

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Monitoring the abundance of microplastics in mussels and marine ecosystems may indicate human health risks., Puja Kaur Janda

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Remediation Technologies for Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Contaminated Soils, Sowmya Sripathi Kalkur

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How Environmental Change Will Impact Mosquito-Borne Diseases, Arsal Khan

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Potential of Bioremediation to Remove Metal Pollution from Maritime Activity in the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, Ilaria Paola Lentrichia

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An Evaluation of the Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Equity of California’s Cap-and-Trade Program, Raphael Yolson Louis

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A multi-criteria approach to building resilient neighborhoods through green space investments in Sacramento, Luis E. Montes

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Assessing the Efficacy of California’s Wildfire and Forest Resilience Action Plan, Chloe Nelson

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Vulnerability Assessment of the Gulf of Maine Eastern Oyster Aquaculture Industry to the Projected Impacts of Ocean and Coastal Acidification, Julia L. Neumann

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Groundwater Monitoring Analysis and Management Recommendations in California: Cuyama and Santa Cruz Mid-County, Kayla M. Souza

Master's Projects/Capstones from 2021

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The feasibility of industrial wastewater reuse onsite in the Tri-City area, Shayla Bergeron

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Carbon biogeochemical cycling in the Sierra Nevada: How to maintain the Sierra Nevada as net carbon sink over the long-term, Eric Canteenwala

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Assessing Hawaiian Climate Resilience Plans on Flood Management, Maggie Chen

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An Evaluation of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) as a Practical Tool for Salt Marsh Restoration Monitoring, San Francisco Bay, CA, Kevin Eng

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Addressing Uncertainties of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Schools, Alice Fan

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Electric Vehicle Integration in San Francisco, Lisa Farmos

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Analysis of Mexico City transportation systems to address climate change, traffic, social equity, safety, and air pollution health risks, Rene Franco

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Coyote Management in San Francisco, Matthew Greer

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Groundwater Dependent Ecosystem Identification and Monitoring Protocols from Australia to California's Sustainability Groundwater Management Act, Marino J. Hernandez

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Managing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in the San Francisco Bay, Wendy Kwong

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Fire Affected Soil Stabilization and Remediation Practices, Andrea Lee

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NEONICOTINOID USE, BEE TOXICITY, AND ACTIONS FOR CALIFORNIA LANDSCAPES, Kendra Mann

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The role of climate change, wildfire and human interference in the potential spread of Sin Nombre Hantavirus in North America, Margarita Miglio

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Between Disclosure and Transparency: Sustainable Sourcing of Minerals in the Electronics Industry, Henintsoa Rakotoarisaona

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Assessing How Equity Plays a Role in Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Cities with Regards to Water, Energy, and Food, Evelyn Ramon

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Joint Management of Upland & Aquatic Habitat for the California Red-Legged Frog & California Tiger Salamander, Kyle E. Verblaauw

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Should mangrove forests be used as coastal protection for the Gulf of Mexico from future climate effects: A look at the Houston Galveston area., Benjamin L. Weldon

Master's Projects/Capstones from 2020

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Evaluating the Success of Compensatory Wetland Mitigation in the California Coastal Zone, Tommy Alexander

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The Impact of Extreme Heat on Environmental Justice Communities in California: Assessing Equity in Climate Action Plans, Karishma S. Becha

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The relationship between forest fires and forest dynamics in California’s North Coast Bioregion: How altered fire regimes have affected the vegetative outcomes of oak woodlands and mixed conifer forests, Max Bencomo

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Disadvantaged vs. Non-Disadvantaged Drinking Water: San Joaquin County Groundwater Variable by Contaminant, Megan Brooks

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Market viability of an avoided wildfire GHG emission accounting framework for California, Justine Bui

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Impacts of medusahead (Elymus caput-medusae L.) management on plant communities in California’s valley grasslands, Nicole Carpenter

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Updating the Electronics Cycle: Improving US E-Waste Management Practices, Martin Cooper

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Effects of Land Use on Riparian Corridors in Sonoma County, Marina Davies

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A Review of the Methods and Metrics in Research, Implementation, and Management of Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture, Cassandra Erickson

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Low-Carbon Rebuilding Strategies for California Communities Impacted by Wildfires, Tessa Grezdo

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Bull Kelp (Nereocystic lutkeana) Restoration and Management in Northern California, Olivia Johnson

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The Relationship Among Financial Institutions, Safeguards and Hydroelectric Dams in the Amazon, Amy Juelsgaard

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A Comparison of the Efficacy of Methane-Oxidizing Alternative Daily Landfill Covers and Policy Recommendations for Landfill Regulatory Agencies, Eric Lara

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The Bay Area Rail System: A Sustainable Network or a Social Equity Phenomenon?, Whitney Libunao

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A review of methods to better predict and reduce the risk of hurricane damage to the energy sector, Zackary Litalien

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A Comprehensive Look at the Benefits of Traditional Ecological Knowledge of Native American Indigenous Communities for Fire Management Practices in Northern California, Christopher Mishima

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A Comparison of Fuel Reduction Methods for Wildfire Risk Management and Climate Change Resiliency in Mixed Conifer Forests in the Sierra Nevada, Heather Navle

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Policy Changes Impact in Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon, Iara Silva Jaques

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Challenges of Electrifying Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicles in California and How These Challenges Can Be Overcome, Tracy Tilley

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Energy Intensity Variation Among California Urban Water Supplies, Madeline Willett

Master's Projects/Capstones from 2019

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Plastic Packaging and the Associated Environmental Challenges. A case for a California Plastic Packaging Framework, Zahra Ghayour-Kelly

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Utilizing Compost for Carbon Sequestration: A Strategy for Climate Goals and Land Use Management, Sarah R. Koplowicz

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The Best Management Practices for Addressing Human-Caused Riparian and Wetland Degradation, Aldo Lopez

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California Stream Condition Index (CSCI) Score Analysis of Streams Sampled from 1998 to 2017 in the San Francisco Bay Region, Jenna Rais

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A Survey of Single-use Plastic Foodware Ordinances of the San Francisco Bay Region, Christopher Slafter

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Best Management Practices for the Conservation of Western Pond Turtle Populations in California, Cristina Yarnal

Master's Projects/Capstones from 2018

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ALTERNATIVES TO TRADITIONAL AGRICULTURAL BIOMASS BURNING IN NAPA VALLEY, Daniela Bazán

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Improving Habitat Restoration for Native Pollinators in San Francisco, Tyrha Delger

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Evaluating Capital and Maintenance Costs for Four Low Impact Development Treatment Systems, and their Efficiency in Removing Total Suspended Solids from Storm Water Runoff, Jimmy A. Dileo

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Sustainably Managing Groundwater - Surface Water Interactions within the Santa Rosa Plain Basin, Rhianna Frank

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An Evaluation of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) as a Policy Option for Compostable Plastics in California, Amy Franz

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Avifauna Ethological Response to Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Elden Holldorf

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Causal Fire Relationships in Sonoma County & Identification of Suitable Fire Management Strategies, Allison Howlett

Master's Projects/Capstones from 2017

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The Relationship between Carbon Emissions, Land Use Change and the Oil Palm Industry within Southeast Asia, Savanna L. Booth

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Groundwater vulnerability assessment for nitrate pollution in the Salinas Valley using a modified DRASTIC model, Bernadette Boyle

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California public electric vehicle charging stations’ accessibility to amenities: A GIS network analysis approach, Jeremy Yun Li Chen

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Remediation Strategies for Mercury Contaminated Lakes and Reservoirs Within the State of California, Emily Chortek

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Understanding the complex relationships between climate, vegetation, and foraging behavior of a climate-sensitive alpine mammal in order to explain patterns of persistence, Evan Cole

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Particulate Matter Air Monitoring Network in the San Francisco Bay Area: Assessment and Management Recommendations, María del Carmen Durán

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The Relationship between Wildfire Dynamics and Soil Carbon in Boreal Forests of Alaska: Forest Management for Emissions Reduction in a Changing Climate, James D. Heaster

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Rethinking Urban Green Infrastructure as a Means to Promote Avian Conservation, Allen Lau

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Rebuilding Silicon Valley - An Assessment of the Silicon Valley Corporate Campus and the Potential for Suburban Sustainability, Eden Lindeman

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Examining the effects of policy interventions on increasing electric vehicle adoption in California, Ethan G. McDermott

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A Case Study of Northern California: An Evaluation of Stream Restoration and the Success of Increasing California's Native Salmonid Stocks, Tara M. Morin

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Environmental NGO-Private Sector Partnerships: A Tool to Generate Business Value and Protect the Natural World, Carolyn Nogy Nogy

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Pathways of Transport of Microcystin-LR from Microcystis aergonisa to the Benthic Environment, Jenna M. Rinde

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ATTRACTING BENEFICIAL INSECTS TO YOUR FARM: A COMPARISON OF HABITAT MODIFICATION STRATEGIES, Kelly Rourke

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Opportunities and Constraints of Sierra Nevada Meadow Restoration for the Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog Species Complex, Allie E. Sennett

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Analysis of Solar Community Energy Storage for Supporting Hawaii's 100% Renewable Energy Goals, Erin Takata

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Embodied carbon: A framework for prioritizing and reducing emissions in the building industry, Natalie C. Wheating

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A Comparison of Wildlife Monitoring Techniques in Riparian Ecosystems of the Western United States, Shelan Zuhdi

Master's Projects/Capstones from 2016

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Northern San Francisco Bay Ecological Risk Assessment: Potential Crude by Rail Incident, Meagan Bowis

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Altering the Management of Hydroelectric Facilities in California to Account for Climate Change, Sarah N. Carter

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How can occupancy modeling and occupancy sensors reduce energy usage in academic buildings: An application approach to University of San Francisco, Paloma R. Duong

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Impacts to Anadromous Fish through Groundwater Extraction, Aaron Hebert

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Artificial Recharge of Groundwater with Recycled Municipal Wastewater in the Pajaro Valley, Olivia Heir

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Salvinia molesta: An Assessment of the Effects and Methods of Eradication, Arti Lal

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The Mexican Water Forest: benefits of using remote sensing techniques to assess changes in land use and land cover, Maria F. Lopez Ornelas

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Decentralized Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Feasibility Study for the College of Marin, Kentfield, CA, Danielle Morgan McPherson

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What Is The Economic Feasibility Of Implementing Grey Water Infrastructure At The Citywide Level?, Natalie J. Munoz

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Preserving Biodiversity for a Climate Change Future: A Resilience Assessment of Three Bay Area Species--Adenostoma fasciculatum (Chamise), Arctostaphylos canescens (Hoary Manzanita), and Arctostaphylos virgata (Marin Manzanita), Alison S. Pollack

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Potential for biofuel production from algae based wastewater treatment in California: Can algal biofuels be cost-competitive with traditional petroleum based diesel?, Amanda Rupiper

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Policy Options to Mitigate Cigarette Filter Litter in California, Max Wechsler

Master's Projects/Capstones from 2015

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Evaluation of the Feasibility of Struvite Precipitation from Domestic Wastewater as an Alternative Phosphorus Fertilizer Resource, Amanda R. Bird

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Proactive Environmental Strategies: Managing a Corporate Culture Shift toward Sustainability, Mark E. Calub

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Assessment of Risks and Benefits for Pennsylvania Water Sources When Utilizing Acid Mine Drainage for Hydraulic Fracturing, frederick r. davis

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Rise of mercury emissions in the Amazon rainforest: an evaluation of artisanal and small-scale gold mining and biomass burning sources, Marcos J. De la Cruz