Category: Student Research

ProEnviron Presents…

Workshop: Envisioning Environments—Visual Media for the Environmental Humanities By Arun Adhikari, Maximilian Feichtner, and Fabian Zimmer “And action!” Katie Ritson, the master of ceremonies for the evening, claps her hands. Gradually, people unglue from the buffet, where they have been busy chatting and grabbing drinks… Continue Reading “ProEnviron Presents…”

The History of Munich and Its Loam

„Ohne den Lehm daat’s München net geb‘n!“ This post by Julia Schneider, a student of the RCC-LMU Environmental Studies Certificate Program, stems from her research conducted as part of the exhibition project “Ecopolis: Understanding and Imagining Munich’s Environments.” Thinking about houses and buildings made out of… Continue Reading “The History of Munich and Its Loam”

Student Research: Environmental (In)justice – The Case of Chevron-Texaco in Ecuador

By Camila Cabrera Ecuador, a small country located on the equator, bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west, traversed by the Andes mountain range, and covered by part of the Amazon rainforest in the east, is one of the most biodiverse countries in… Continue Reading “Student Research: Environmental (In)justice – The Case of Chevron-Texaco in Ecuador”

Student Research: Pollinators – The New Buzzword?

“Pollinator Declines: Impacts on Biodiversity and Agriculture” By Stephanye Zarama-Alvarado Think of the evolution of life. Imagine how diverse species have blossomed since Precambrian times and how they fit together to create a delicate ecological balance on our planet. Though hominids have been in the natural… Continue Reading “Student Research: Pollinators – The New Buzzword?”

Student Research: Permaculture – Alternative Agriculture, part 4

Last year, students of the RCC Environmental Studies Certificate Program had the opportunity to attend a three-day workshop with Jochen Koller, Diploma Permaculture-Designer and Director of the Forschungsinstitut für Permakultur und Transition (FIPT). Students gained an insight into the ethics and design principles of permaculture,… Continue Reading “Student Research: Permaculture – Alternative Agriculture, part 4”

Student Research: Permaculture – Alternative Agriculture, part 2

Last year, students of the RCC Environmental Studies Certificate Program had the opportunity to attend a three-day workshop with Jochen Koller, Diploma Permaculture-Designer and Director of the Forschungsinstitut für Permakultur und Transition (FIPT). Students gained an insight into the ethics and design principles of permaculture,… Continue Reading “Student Research: Permaculture – Alternative Agriculture, part 2”

Student Research: Permaculture – Alternative Agriculture, part 1

Last year, students of the RCC Environmental Studies Certificate Program had the opportunity to attend a three-day workshop with Jochen Koller, Diploma Permaculture-Designer and Director of the Forschungsinstitut für Permakultur und Transition (FIPT). Students gained an insight into the ethics and design principles of permaculture,… Continue Reading “Student Research: Permaculture – Alternative Agriculture, part 1”

Student Research: Why the Past (Really) Matters

By Yolanda Lopez-Maldonado Concern has grown in recent years over how our actions have transformed the natural world. This worry has prompted a deluge of news stories about environmental crises and their impact on global societies, such as climate change, food and water security,… Continue Reading “Student Research: Why the Past (Really) Matters”

Student Research: Working in the Eye of the Storm

By Jeroen Oomen (Doctoral Candidate) When the COP21 Paris climate agreement was announced in December 2015, much of the world reacted with relief, disbelief, or skepticism. For the first time since the Kyoto Protocol, after many monumental failures, the international community seemed to have… Continue Reading “Student Research: Working in the Eye of the Storm”

Student Research: Gardeners

By Veronika Degmayr (Environmental Studies Certificate Program) Whether you’re an academic in the environmental field, an environmental activist, or just a person concerned about the state of our environment, you might at times wonder what good all that science, research, and activism is really doing.… Continue Reading “Student Research: Gardeners”