The Environmental Studies major incorporates original research in courses, internships, study abroad and the senior thesis, as well as presentation of research at the annual Fordham University Undergraduate Research Symposium and publication in the Fordham Undergraduate Research Journal. Below are publications of senior theses from current and past years on DigitalResearch@Fordham, which allows students to cite publication of their copyrighted research on their resume.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The Centrality of Ecological Design: Achieving Sustainability in an Era of Free-Market Capitalist Framework, Eddy Andrade

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A Vicious CERCLA, Or The Twilight of the Superfund, Donald Borenstein

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Saving the World’s Remaining Tigers: Panthera’s Work and the Role of Non-Profits in Wildlife Conservation, John Byrne

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New York City’s Water Challenges: History, Politics, and Design, Jessica Crowley

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Giving Back to the Community: Addressing the Environmental Literacy Gap Through Socially and Environmentally Responsible Business Practices, David Garcia

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Wasting Plates: Addressing Food Waste in the United States, Sarah Geuss

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Too Pig to Fail: Considering Regulatory Solutions to the Environmental Damages Caused by Industrial Hog Farms in North Carolina, Samir Hafez

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Sandy and the City: The Need for Coastal Policy Reform, Jonathan Hilburg

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Drilling for Arctic Oil: Is it Worth the Risk?, Emily Kain

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The Pedestrianization of New York City: An Environmental History and Critique of Urban Motorization and A Look at New York City’s New Era of Planning, Anna Kobara

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Hurricane Sandy: Using Environmental History, Economics, Politics and Urban Planning to Prepare For the Next One, Julia Maguire

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Our Failing Food System: Productivity Versus Sustainability, Alyson Murphy

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Exploring the Drivers of CSR and Creating a Sustainable Corporate Institution: Environmental Education, Politics, and Business Practices, Eric Osuna

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Composting Food Waste: A Method That Can Improve Soil Quality and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Gentiana Quni

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Assessment of Impact of Socioeconomic Factors on Conservation Awareness in the Tarangire-Manyara Ecosystem, Karianne Rivera

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The Sustainable Future of the Metropolis: Greening New York City Building By Building, Lizbeth Sanchez

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Trash Talk: Solid Waste Disposal in New York City, Alexander Williams

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Hurricane Sandy: A Chance to Identify Vulnerabilities, Learn from the Past, and Increase Future Resiliency, Julianne Yee

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Going Green at New York-Presbyterian: Hospitals As Sustainable Businesses, Samantha Allegro

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A Stronger Role For the United States President in Environmental Policy, Elizabeth Anderson

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Simulating Climate Risk Into Markets and Policies: A New Approach to Financial Analysis and Policy Formation, Miguel Bantigue

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Environmental Education Reform: Using Experiential Learning to Influence Environmental Policy-Making By Fostering a Sense of Environmental Citizenship and Eco-Literacy, Nicol Belletiere

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Internship Report: Earthjustice & the Fracking Battle in New York's Marcellus Shale, John Byrne

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Coal: How We Achieved Our Dependency and Its True Cost, Kelly Caggiano

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Recycling Furniture: The Ecological, Economic and Social Benefits, Michele Calabrese

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Internship Report UNEP: The Effects of Climate Change in Arctic Zones, Diana Cartaya-Acosta

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Environmental Racism in South Africa: A Sustainable Green Solution, Danielle Darmofal

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The Bronx, Beavers and Birthrights: The Case For Urban Wildlife, Richard Day

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The Economics of Biodiversity, Paige Doyle

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Environmental Communications: Case Study of New York City's Double Crested Cormorant, Marisa Galdi

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Not a Walk In the Park: Environmental Justice in New York City, Lindsey Grier

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The Economic and Environmental Justice Implications of Hydraulic Fracturing in 21st Century North America, Katie Medved

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The Bottling Craze: Exposing the Environmental Effects of Bottled Vs. Tap Water, Michele Paccagnini

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How the United States Will Find a Sustainable Future Through Increased Nuclear Productivity, Ian Pruitt

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Group For the East End: The Role of Childhood Environmental Education in Improving Learning Behaviors and the Health of Humans and the Environment, Brian Riley

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The Role of Modern Zoos in Wildlife Conservation: From the WCS to the Wild, John Scott

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Global Climate Change Vs. Global Warming: What Is the Difference "Global Climate Change" and "Global Warming"?, Nadia Seeteram

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Lost in Translation: Environmental Communication Issues in Media and Politics, Carolyn Wegemann

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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The Ins and Outs of Corporate Greenwashing, Jennifer Bender

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A River Runs Through It: Community Access to the Bronx River in Tremont and Hunts Point, Matthew Bodnar

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The Future is Green; Urban Agriculture in the Bronx, Patty Gouris

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All in Our Backyard: Exploring how Environmental Discrimination Affects Health and Social Conditions in the South Bronx, Mireille Martineau

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The Bronx River Alliance: A Model Community Action Organization And an Internship in Development, John Hinck

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Enrique Reef: Degradation and Protective Measures, Dana Mitchell

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The Human Population Growth and its Ecological Consequences on Kenya and Tanzania, Lauren Noll

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Environmental Consciousness: Human Motivation for Thinking Ecologically, Rob Pigue

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Economics of Carbon Regulation: An Exploration to the Nuance of Carbon Regulation, Timothy J. Schwartz

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New York Botanical Garden Internship: From Photography to Policy, Christine Willeford

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Environmental Health and Climate Change: The Case of Lyme Disease, Matthew Abad

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Recycling Tendencies of Fordham University's Population, Jeremy Aiss, Vincent Ammirato, Anamarie Beluch, and Christopher Torres

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The Business of Sustainability, Andrea Brady

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Waste Mismanagement: Fighting Environmental Injustice in Mott Haven and Hunts Point, Elizabeth Friedrich

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Environmental Internship & The Fordham Eco-Roof Proposal, Anthony Giovannone

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The Putnam Railroad Corridor Restoration Project: A Comprehensive Plan for Paired Ecological Restoration and Greenway Construction, Patrick J. Hopkins Jr.

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Land Use Policy and Development on Long Island, Richard Murdocco

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From the Bronx into the Wild! My Adventurous Experience at the Bronx Zoo, Lauren Noll

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For the Birds!, Robert Patterson

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Managing Infestation of the Invasive Viburnum Leaf Beetle (Pyrrhalta viburni) at the New York Botanical Garden, Gregory Russo

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Environmental History of Japan, Amy Seagroves

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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A Healthy Environment is a Healthy Body, Matthew Abad

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Stormwater Runoff, Combined Sewer Overflow, and Environmental Justice in the Bronx, Natalie Collao

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Solving a Crisis: Water Quality & Storm Water Infrastructure in New York City, Kelsey Ripper

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The New Social Movement: Environmental Justice in the Bronx, Kelsey Ripper

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Environmental Justice and Street Science: A Fusion of Community Knowledge and Environmental Health Justice to Address the Asthma Epidemic in Urban Communities, Natalie Robiou

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Urban Wildlife and Leopold’s Land Ethic: “The squirrels on a college campus convey the same lesson as the redwoods. . . .”, Natalie Robiou

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Unpasteurized Milk and Soft Cheese Outbreaks: An Overview of Consumer Safety, Taygan Yilmaz

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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The Environmental Justice Movement in the United States, Harrison Delfin

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Natural River Restoration in Urban Ecology: The Bronx River, Samuel P. Loor

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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The H5N1 Avian Influenza Virus: Globalization, Climate Change, and Other Anthropogenic Factors in New Emergent Diseases, Quan Luong

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The Environmental Effects of War, Philip Swintek

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Identification of Genetically Modified Organisms in Foodstuffs, Anamarie Beluch

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The Moral Dilemma of Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs), Anamarie Beluch

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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The History of Community Gardens in New York City: The Role of Urban Agriculture and Green Roofs in Addressing Environmental Racism, Rosamarie Ridge

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Bronx River Restoration: Report and Assessment, Teresa Crimmens

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Environmental Audit of the Rose Hill Campus, Nicole Marshall, Maria Nissi, Brian Flaherty, Carl Van Ostrand, and Ian McClelland

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Bronx River Restoration: Report and Assessment, Nicole Marshall