Archives for "Environment"
Katherine Creswell reaps the bounty that was the 2015 winter squash harvest.
Katherine Creswell ’05 ate a Maine-only diet for a month. Here’s what she learned

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 12:11 pm

Ten years after doing a senior thesis on Maine food security, she decides to eat a Maine-sourced diet for one month.

The milky white and gray at center of the image shows smog and fog event over China. The brighter whites at left and right are clouds. (NASA Earth Observatory)
China’s social-media censors quicker than previously thought, Auer’s research reveals

Thursday, October 29, 2015 2:52 pm

Matt Auer, dean of the faculty and an environmental policy expert, and a colleague made their discovery by looking at censorship related to the film "Under the Dome."

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‘Unexpected’ Arctic night life found by Bates biologist Will Ambrose and fellow researchers

Thursday, October 1, 2015 12:21 pm

The Arctic's long polar night does not slow down the marine ecosystem — a finding that has sobering consequences for how we think about the seasons in this era of climate change.

Kate McNally '17 bands lobsters on a lobster boat off Grand Manan Island.
Summer Student Work: Kate McNally ’17 was ‘everybody’s student’ on Grand Manan Island

Monday, July 20, 2015 1:54 pm

McNally spent the summer on a Bates-funded Otis Fellowship to record oral histories of the fishing community on Grand Manan Island.

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Biologist Will Ambrose appointed National Science Foundation program director

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 4:24 pm

Ambrose will have authority over $12 million in research funding that in large part defines how scientists study Arctic climate change.

Students and faculty, including geology professor Bev Johnson, install research equipment on the Sprague Marsh at Bates-Morse Mountain on April 22, 2014. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
Video: Visiting the Sprague Marsh to measure sea level change

Friday, May 2, 2014 9:00 am

Geology faculty and students head to Bates-Morse Mountain to place measurement rods deep in the marsh.

Kelton McMahon '05 (left) dives among coral reefs in the Red Sea. McMahon earned a doctorate from the joint MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution program in oceanography. (Michael Berumen / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Alumni make ‘huge impact’ at international gathering of ocean researchers

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:00 pm

At Bates, these ocean scientists learned to "be fearless" in their approach to research.

During a field trip to Cliff Island, Professor of Geology Dykstra Eusden '80 teaches students how to identify and measure different rock formations in order to create a map in ArcGIS, a mapping and spacial analysis tool. (Judson Peck '11)
New film features stunning White Mountain views — and Bates geologist Dyk Eusden, too

Friday, March 21, 2014 8:59 am

Eusden enters the film as an expert who links the experiential with the geological.

Mourning cloak butterfly. (CC license: Jamie Jones / USFWS)
For Bob Muldoon ’81, the first sign of spring isn’t a bird or bud. It’s a butterfly

Friday, March 21, 2014 8:15 am

Writing in The Boston Globe, Muldoon describes his personal quest for the first sign of spring.

Above is a watercolor that oceanographer Gregory Johnson '85 created, along with haiku to illustrate various concepts about climate change. (Copyright Gregory Johnson)
Haiku and watercolors help oceanographer Greg Johnson ’85 explain climate change

Thursday, March 13, 2014 10:55 am

He got the idea after making a major contribution to the report "Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis."

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