Peace Corps Master's International (Retired)

Master's Theses and Reports


Kyle Fredrickson

MS Forestry. Served in Mexico.

Environmental Education Theory

Aric Devens

MS Forestry. Served in Senegal.

The Effects of Early Pruning on the Near-Ground Branch Density of Four Live Fencing Species

Noah Goyke

MS Forestry. Served in Paraguay.

Traditional Medicine Use in Chamorro Cué, Gral. E. Aquino, San Pedro, Paraguay

Matthew Widen

MS Forestry. Served in Guyana.

Dynamics of Wild Red Raspberry (Rubus Idaeus L.) and the Influence on Tree Regeneration Within Silvicultural Openings in a Northern Hardwood Stand

Sam Clair

MS Forestry. Served in Panama

Ethnobotany, Economics, and Cultural Significance of Traditional Hat Making in Two Districts of Central Panama

Fahimeh Baziari

MS Forestry. Served in Ghana

Understanding Farmers’ Perceptions And the Effects of Shea Tree Vitellarial Paradoxa Distribution In Agroforestry Parklands of Upper West Region, Ghana

Justin Gelb

MS Forestry. Served in Burkina Faso

Sorghum Yield and Zai Holes in Goundi, Burkina Faso
Brook Alloway Volume yields of smallholder Eucalyptus grandis W. Hill ex Maiden stands in eastern Paraguay

Brian Barbre

Biomass Fuel-Briquettes and Improved Stoves in Dinsho, Ethiopia

Brian Pattullo

Agroforestry Addressing Social and Environmental Issues in Paraguay

Mary Snyder

Local Use and Management of Tasba (Senna obtusifolia) in the Traditional Food System of Sanguéré Paul, North Cameroon

Evan Anderson

This thesis was the 2012 nominee from Michigan Tech for the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Distinguished Thesis Award.

The Impact of Balsamo (Myroxylon balsamum L. Harms) on Coffee Yield and Household Income in El Balsamar, El Salvador

Ruth Bennett

Part of the Golden-Winged Warblers

Habitat Associations of the GWWA in Honduras
Peggy Fox Management Impacts on Carex Assiniboinensis and Cardamine Concatenata on the Ottawa National Forest

Paul Francis

Small-Scale Timber Stand Management Techniques: A Case Study of Woodlots in Isangati, Tanzania

Jonathan Malette

Assessing Land Use and Land Cover Change in Tropical Dry Forest of Northern Chinandega, Nicaragua from 1985 to 2011

Katie Preston

Fuelwood Collection and Consumption: A Case Study in Lupeta, Tanzania

Callie Bertsch

An Ethnobotanical Survey of the Economic and Cultural Significance of Non-Timber Forest Products in the Southwest Rhodope Mountain Region of Bulgaria

Michelle Cisz

The Spatial Distribution of Copernicia alba (Morong) in the District of Bahía Negra, Paraguay

Kristina Denison

Farmer Land Allocation for Maize, Groundnut and Cotton Production in Chipata District, Eastern Province, Zambia

Kyle Earnshaw

The Effects of Soil Moisture, Field-Scale Toposequential Position, and Slope on Yields in Irrigated Upland Rice Fields in Flores, Comayagua, Honduras

Noah Daniels

Variations in Coffee Processing and Their Impact on Quality and Consistency

Gisselle Mejia

Understanding Farmers' Motivations for Woodlot Management and Their Perception of Forest Management Plans in Los Planes de la Palma, El Salvador

Patricia Butler

Composition of Solid Waste in the Berd Municipal Dump in Tavush Marz, Armenia

Jason Rhoades

Impacts of Deforestation and Land Cover Change on Mountain Soils in Hrazdan, Armenia

Amber Kenny

Amber Kenny's thesis was a Michigan Tech finalist in the competition for Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Distinguished Thesis Award.

Optimal Land Allocation of Maize, Cassava and Teak for Small Landholders in Southern Togo, West Africa

Casey Rosengarden

Land Management Strategies and Fuelwood Collection in the Indigenous Ngäbe Village of Hato Horcón, La Comarca Ngäbe-Buglé, Panamá

Brian Satterlee

Maize Yield and Soil Property Response to Entada abyssinica Cuttings in the Adamawa Lowlands, Cameroon

Francisca Paulete

The Gambia All Schools Tree Nursery Competition: Promoting Conservation in The Gambia through Grassroots Environmental Education

Marjorie Ely

Analysis of Renewable Energy Project Implementation: Biogas and Improved Cook Stoves in the Village of Chhaling, Bhaktapur District, Nepal

Daniella Zanin

Feasibility Of Teak Production For Smallholders In Eastern Panamá

Olaf Zerbock

Land Use and Water Quality in El Corpus, Choluteca, Honduras

Andrea Durham

Social Network Analysis of Women, Resources, and Community in Angla, Ecuador

Kara Filius

100% Inventory Methods for Urban Parks in Khmelnitsky, Ukraine

Greer Gurganus

A Study of the Farming System and Technology Adoption in Yadé-Bohou, Togo

Matthew Judd

Introduction and Management of Neem (Azadirachta indica) in Smallholder's Farm Fields in the Baddibu Districts of The Gambia, West Africa.

Sara Keinath

Environmental Education and Perceptions in Eastern Nepal: Analysis of Student Drawings

Kathryn Lincoln

The Use and Potential of the Pita Plant, Aechmea magdalenae (André) André ex. Baker, in a Ngöbe Village: A Case Study of Chalite, Bocas del Toro, Panama.

Russell Slatton

An Evaluation of Agricultural Adoption by Ngöbe Farmers in Chalite, Panamá

Franklyn Aragona

A Case Study of Onion Production in the Tipajara Watershed, Mizque Bolivia

C. Michael Downs

Hearth Fuel Acquisition and Use in Morocco's Imnane Valley

Michael Jones

Evaluation of Honduran Forestry Cooperatives: Five Case Studies

Kristina Owens

Genetic Diversity of Annona cherimola Mill in South Central Bolivia

Wendy Owens

Riparian Buffer Zones of the Ybytyruzu Mountain Range, Paraguay

Joshua Amend

Risk and Coffee Production in Mhaji, Tanzania

Matthew Cohen

Utilizing Microcatchment Systems to Increase Tree Establishment Rates in the Bolivian High Plains

Susan Fox

Analysis of Ecotourism: The Municipal Reserve "Curichi Cuajo" Buena Vista, Bolivia

Alec Jarvis

Paraguayan Tung (Aleurites fordii Hemsl.): An Important Small Farmer Crop Diversification Strategy

Margaret Shao

Parkia biglobosa: Changes in Resource Allocation in Kandiga, Ghana

William Heist

Community Tree Nurseries in Ghana, West Africa; A Case Study of the Collaborative Community Forestry Initiative (CCFI)

Kristen Rahn

Cultural Assessment of Reforestation Practices in Rural Eastern Paraguay

Katrina Schnobrich

An Ethnographic Study of Tree Planting Successes and Failures by Small Farmers in Paraguay

Daniel Bergert

Management Strategies of Elaeis guineensis (Oil Palm) in Response to Localized Markets in South Eastern Ghana, West Africa

Andrew Brower

Honduras: An Ethnographic Study of El Armado National Wildlife Refuge and Guayape, Olancho

Jeffrey Ploetz

Implementation and Effectiveness of a Traveling Nature Display for Environmental Education in Central Balkan National Park, Bulgaria

Kerry Ploetz

An Ethnobotanical Study of Wild Herb Use in Bulgaria