Highlights & Reminders

Welcome back!  We are glad you are back and are settling into the semester.  Here is wishing you a productive and successful 2014-2015 Academic Year!

Winter & Spring Field Courses

Get ready for the best classes you could take this academic year. Geo 450 and GEO 190: Regional Geography-Geology Field Studies in Curacao, Winter-Spring 2015! Contact Dr. Cornell or Dr. Jantz for more information, but click here to put your name on the interest sign-up list.

2014 Photo Contest: 

Download PDF of 2014 photo entries and VOTE HERE!


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Contact

Geography & Earth Science Department
104 Shearer Hall
1871 Old Main Dr.
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Phone: 717-477-1685
Fax: 717-477-4029
Email: geog@ship.edu

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Theses

2014

Gon Park.  Using Cost-Benefit Analysis and Building Compactness to Determine the Most Effective Buildings to Install Green Roofs in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Marlin Gruver.  The Creation and Evaluation of the Rapid Assessment of Threat Examination (RATE) Tool for a Tree Vitalization Community

Luke Hershey.  An analysis of combustible gas concentrations in soil near natural gas extraction sites in north central Pennsylvania: before and after drilling

2013

Neal Kerrigan.  Using shallow geophysical methods to locate a buried stream channel at a stream restoration site in the Burd Run watershed, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 

2011

Griffith Jones.  Water quality improvement and nitrate removal in Craig's Marsh, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 

2010

Albert Beck.  A comparison of selected Wisconsin counties using an atmospheric hazard vulnerability assessment 

William Pompeii.  Assessing urban heat island mitigation using green roofs: a hardware scale modeling approach 

2009

Jeffery Humpton.  Monitoring and evaluation of a small urban stream restoration project in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 

James Manuel.  Implementing a long-term monitoring system on the restored Conococheague Creek following removal of Birch Run Dam 

2008

Eliza Gross.  Groundwater susceptibility to elvevated nitrate concentrations in South Middleton Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania 

Melissa Mimna.  Effects Of impervious surfaces on maximum stormwater runoff temperatures: modeling and field monitoring of the Shippensburg University Of Pennsylvania Campus

Adrienne Smith.  Ischemic heart disease mortality and priority air pollution in Pennsylvania

2006

Michael Ross.  Reconstructing the cultural landscape of Pennsylvania's Cumberland County: 1765-1775

Brandy Vos.  Floodplain management programs in a tri-state regional Area: A comparison of elements and implementations

Eric Weltmer.  Population characterization as a determinate of urban form: A Study of Harrisburg, PA

Jinnieth Woodward.  The ability of a spring-fed wetland to lower nitrate Concentrations in an agricultural area

2005

John Balay.  Implementation and analysis of a comprehensive fluvial geomorphic monitoring methodology for evaluating a restored stream channel in southcentral Pennsylvania

Brenda Fruchtl.  Carbonate load and denudation estimates from a mantled karst landcsape, Pennsylvania

Bruce Lindsey.  Hydrology of a carbonate spring in the Cumberland Valley, Pennsylvania

Christopher Spahr.  A study of gentrification in the Uptown neighborhood of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

2004

William Bechtel.  Hydrology of Boiling Springs - A comparison of drought, wet, and normal Conditions

2001

Robin Christeen Dee.  Water chemistry of the Cleversburg Sink cave system: Cumberland Valley, Pennsylvania

Todd Grote.  Baseflow geochemistry on a fluviokarst watershed: Burd Run, south-central Pennsylvania

Jennifer Kinzer.  Park and recreation planning and GIS in Washington County, Maryland

Patricia Miller.  A study of the influence of cimate change on infectious disease rates- case study focused on the United States

1999

Allen Gross.  Mapping the deciduous forest communities of southern New England using remote sensing imagery and ancillary GIS data

1998

Lynette Ward.  Analysis of the James River regional flow management plan for the falls of the James Area