Environmental Studies

City Planning

  • Planning for the 21st Century: City of Bentley comprehensive plan.


  • The quality of grass clipping compost generated by a pilot yard waste composting program.
  • Conservation program for the Smoky Hill River.
  • Land Use Proposal for Managing Dyck Arboretum's Borders in Hesston, Kan.
  • Regional characterization of groundwater use using techniques of regression analysis within the Middle Arkansas Sub-basin in Central Kansas.
  • Description of primary plant succession of a restored prairie community utilizing guild classification
  • Cowskin Creek water quality reclamation facility: Final wetland enhancement plan.
  • Assessment of the Little Arkansas River ecosystem prior to the initiation of the Equus Beds Groundwater Recharge Project

Environmental Education

  • Timber Creek Nature Park teacher education plan.
  • Organization and administration of an environmental workshop.
  • Newton High School Outdoor Wildlife Learning Site guide: Correlated with 2007 Kansas State Science Standards (Adopted Feb. 14, 2007)
  • Sedgwick County Department of Environmental Resources: Environmental curriculum for teachers.
  • Creating a self-guided tour brochure for Chisholm Creek Park.
  • Creating an educational brochure on groundwater contamination.
  • The creation of an interpretive guide for native wildflowers and grasses in the collection at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains.
  • Interpreting Kansas wildlands: A seven year plan for environmental education.
  • An environmental handbook for agriculture.
  • Earhart Environmental Magnet School: Revitalizing an environmental program.
  • The re-certification of Emerson Open Magnet Schools Outdoor Wildlife Learning Site.
  • A model program to educate small business owners about complying with EPA regulations.
  • Maize High School environmental studies curriculum guide: Correlated with Kansas State Science Standards (Adopted Feb. 14, 2007)
  • An educator’s guide to natural history inventory in Kansas’ physiographic provinces.
  • Studies in Latin American conservation: Guidelines for developing a cross-curricular secondary environmental science curriculum with emphasis on real-world field experiences.
  • Development of the Holy Cross Catholic School Outdoor Wildlife Learning Site (OWLS), Hutchinson, Kansas.
  • Environmental studies curriculum/course for Hutchinson Community College.
  • Earth science curriculum for Wichita High School West.
  • Constructing environmental knowledge outside the traditional classroom: Education training for professional scientists.
  • Educational materials pertaining to wildlife management techniques

Environmental Health

  • A Study of fecal coliform bacteria in the Little Arkansas River in Wichita, Kan.
  • Combating the problem of stray and feral cats in Wichita, Kansas, and the surrounding areas.
  • An investigation of the environmental and occupational health effects of lead.
  • Lake Afton: A Study in phosphate loading.
  • An investigation of the effects of nutrient loading in relation to fecal coliform bacteria in the surface waters of the upper Walnut River South watershed in Butler County, Kan.
  • Distribution, infestation, and habits of Sericea lespedeza in Cowley County, Kan.
  • The status of Project 33/50 and emissions in the three most populous counties in Kansas.

Environmental Law

  • Interpretation, implementation, and corporate compliance with safety and health regulations.
  • Deregulation presents new opportunities for wind power.
  • A comprehensive history of air pollution, the Clean Air Act, and a guide for compliance to the Clean Air Act amendments and aerospace NESHAP.
  • Mexico IMMEX Program: Legalities of transporting hazardous materials.

Environmental Management

  • Comprehensive wastewater discharge programs: A guidance document for metal-finishing industry in Wichita, Kan.
  • Environmental sampling procedures for industry.
  • Assessing air emissions at a Midwestern U. S. ethanol plant.
  • Environmental and analytic methods with applications for the aerospace industry.
  • Health and safety program for environmental laboratories.
  • Development of a post closure application for a hazardous waste storage facility.
  • Project development of an operating permit for a hazardous waste storage facility.
  • Environmental impact and assessment of the relocation of CH-40 helicopter units to Los Alamos Armed Forces Reserve Center, California, and Fort Hood, Texas.
  • Comprehensive air quality construction permitting and preventative maintenance for new sources.
  • Environmental management plan for six rural Kansas counties.
  • Good up high, bad nearby: An ozone forecasting model for Wichita.
  • Hazardous materials emergency response management for an aerospace company.
  • Opening an environmental testing laboratory.
  • Landfill siting procedures.
  • Creating the Wichita Community Advisory Group: 57th Street and North Broadway Superfund Site.
  • The complexities of selecting the appropriate remediation technology for groundwater and soil contamination.
  • Comparisons of recycling programs and landfill technologies.

Environmental Physiology

  • Impact of shading on glyphosate susceptibility in Amaranthus rudis L.

Natural History

  • Physiographic provinces in Kansas and their impact on vascular plant and vertebrate animal distribution.

Wildlife Management

  • Factors affecting population declines of loggerhead shrikes in southcentral Kansas.
  • Kansas non-indigenous aquatic nuisance species management plan.
  • Territory density and reproductive success of Eastern Meadowlarks and Grasshopper Sparrows on Fort Riley, Kan.
  • Benefits to juvenile galinaceous bird management from legume plantings in fallow wheat fields based on small arthropod counts.
  • Reintroduction of the southern pickerel frog into Kansas.
  • Habitat evaluation of Natrona Creek, Pratt County, Kansas.
  • Graphical conversion of tabular groundwater monitor and interceptor well data.
  • Comprehensive report on the status of introduced captive wildlife and exotic animals in Kansas.
  • Mapping potential wetlands in Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Zoo Science

  • A handbook for captive management of birds.
  • Determination of testosterone levels in African and Indian elephants as a predictor of the onset of musth.
  • Analysis of the dominance hierarchy in a captive group of chimpanzees based on agonistic and association behaviors.
  • Undergraduate internship program for Friends University zoo science majors.
  • Natural history and captive breeding programs of North American wolves.
  • Bioethics and zoos.