Temperature and Canopy Cover in Micro Climates

  Background: Forests and parks are all made up of their own unique ecosystem. There are many different moving parts that create what you and I see and feel when we are hiking on paths, or having a picnic in a park. What is one of the major “topics” or factors that make up this…

Understanding National Statistics on Deaths from Floods

Intro: What countries have the highest rates of deaths resulting in floods?  This question is essential in understanding what parts of the world flood relief efforts would most effectively be going to. Methods: Using the data United Nations Environmental Programme data on national flood death rates (2016) we looked over the number of deaths in…

Foundational Resources for Creating my Area of Interest

The following annotated bibliography includes various foundational resources I am using in the creation of my area of interest. [zotpress collection = “NV5ERM8D” style= “chicago-author-date” sortby=”author” abstract=”yes”]

Finding the Intersection Between Art and Ecology through my Area of Interest

I’m a declared Studio Art major with a concentration in sculpture.  My plan is to double major, declaring as an Environmental Studies major once I’ve taken ENVS 220.   Therefore, I will have an Area of Interest that combines Art and Environmental studies, most likely with a focus on sculptural art.  In terms of Environmental studies,…

Spending a weekend with a conservationist

[mappress mapid=”1″]Right before returning to Portland this summer I had the privilege of going to Joseph’s Creek in Eastern Oregon with my dad and an old friend of his.  His friend is the founder of a major environmental organization in the Pacific Northwest.  He flew us off in a four person plane and two hours later we…