Stained glass from the Geography building at Clark

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Congratulations to all of our undergraduate Honors students who have completed the theses listed below! All of these theses are on display at the end of the geography faculty hallway on the second floor of the Jefferson Academic Center.

The following list represents undergraduate theses that have been completed in the past few years. For inqueries regarding an earlier title, contact the Program Administrator, Rachel Levitt:


Bayler, Claire
"Reconciliation: Changing Pressures on Sustainable Urban Agriculture in Cuba"

Epstein, Gabe
"Creating Social and Environmental Uplift: Examining the Feasibility and Effects of Rooftop Solar Panels for Environmental Justice Communities in Worcester, MA"

Esmaeili, Shirin
"Analysis on Zoning Regulations and Land Use Change in Worcester, Massachusetts with a focus on "Live, Work, Play" model and Investment in Residential Development, 2009-2016"

Filipovic, Ali
"Modeling the hydrological ecosystem services of juvenile trees in northern Worcester, MA using iTree Hydro"

Fitzgerald, Saraneh
"A Time Series of Sea Ice Melt Pond Distribution Across the Arctic"

Freud, Emma
"Conceptualizing Social-Ecological Solutions to Environmental Injustice: A Case Study of Worcester's Urban Forest"

Heikes, Will
"Media Underreporting and Disasters: A GIS analysis of traditional and social media response to the 2016 Louisiana Flooding disaster"

Jacobsen, Madilyn
"The Impact of Public Transportation on Youth in Worcester, MA"

Khan, Saira
"Characterizing the Spatial Expansion of the San Andres Mine between 1991 and 2016 in Copan, Honduras"

Layugan, Anela
"The Detection of Change Points in Arctic Sea Ice Cover across Different Spatial Scales, Locations, and Seasons"

Miranda, Isabel
"Characterizing tree cover change in response to urban greening intitiatives using an in situ tree inventory, WorldView-2 and LiDAR data in Worcester, Massachusetts" (completed Dec 2016)

Molloy, Mary
"A Comparitive Study on Wildlife Corridor-Mapping Programs"

O'Brien, David
"GIS Validation for projects to Reduce Emissions due to Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD)"

Reyes Saade, Daniela
"A Temporal and Spatial Analysis of Dengue and Chikungunya Viruses in El Salvador"

Sanford, Savannah
"Mapping Juvenile Tree Vulnerability to Environmental Phenomena with Climate Change in Worcester, Massachusetts"

Simonson, Eli
"Using a Planting Priority Index to select optimal locations for tree planting in Worcester, Massachusetts"

Singh, Rishi
"Modeling Ecosystem Services of Juvenile Trees in Worcester, MA ALB Regulated Area using i-Tree Eco"

Smith, Tom
"Time Series Analysis of Global and Biome Specific Trends in Vegetation Productivity using AVHRR NDVI-3g data from 1982-2015"

Smuthkochorn, Charis
"From Green Revolution to Organic Revolution: The Development of Inequality in Thailand and Resistance in Surin Province"


Fuchino, Yuka
"Characterizing the Social-Environmental risks to the Urban Forest in Worcester, MA"

Goldman, Eli
"Characterizing the Role of the Built Environment in Determining Juvenile-Tree Survivorship in Worcester, Massachusetts"

Johnson, Kim
"Children's Perceptions of the environment in Worcester, MA: An evaluation of environmental education in an urban environment"

Landesman, Katherine
"Characterizing Mangrove Distribution and Change in Antsohihy, Madagascar"

Rosenblum, Hannah
"Determining Detectability of Juvenile Trees with Airborne LiDAR"

Scott, Warren
"Sea ice trends in the Cape Bathurst and Saint Lawrence Island Polynyas, 1980-2014"

Shah, Sanika
"Lifting the Curtain on Myanmar's Foreign Investments: Analyzing the Determinants, Strengths and Constraints of Foreign Investments in Myanmar"

Truong, Chung
"Identifying Optimal Tree Planting Locations in Worcester, MA Using Spatial Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis"