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Geographic Analysis of Coral Reef Conservation

Coral reef ecosystems are in a state of decline and many could become extinct in the near future. The combination of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), interviews, and examination of relevant literature aided in the understanding of coral reef health and management in the Turks and Caicos and around the world.

Air Quality and Home Heat in Keene, NH

This study outlines the data collection and analysis methods for the preliminary study of Particulate Matter 2.5 and wood stove use in the basin of Keene, New Hampshire.

Greenspace for Keene

This study implements door-to-door and online surveys to examine the current use of specific municipal parks to gather information for the planning process for a potential park space in Keene, New Hampshire.

Recreation and Wildlife Habitats in Surry, NH

Our research uses citizen surveys, Geographic Information Systems mapping, and field data collection methods to gather data about the use and importance of wildlife habitats and outdoor recreation amenities in Surry, New Hampshire; these data will be implemented in a Natural Resources Inventory and used to inform future conservation efforts.

Could You Pass a Spatial Test?

This study examines the spatial thinking skills of 5th and 6th grade students in Keene, Marlborough, and Nelson, New Hampshire, through the use of pre- and post-tests to assess their knowledge of spatial skills learned while exploring National Geographic’s giant, 26’ by 35’ map of South America.

Peterborough Parks and Recreation Inventory

Through the use of surveying, interviewing, and Geographic Information System analysis, a municipal park inventory for Peterborough, New Hampshire, was created to present the municipality’s current recreational offerings and identify potential shortcomings within the park system as well as park usage based on economic and social factors.

Bike Path Conditions in Keene, NH

The goal of this project is to assess the conditions and current use of bike paths in Keene, New Hampshire. This was done by collecting, assessing and displaying that data on maps to illustrate the distribution of path hazards and locations of suggested improvements.