Faculty Profile

Maggie Douglas

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies (2017)

Contact Information

douglasm@dickinson.edu

Kaufman Hall Room 105
717.254.8393

Education

  • B.A., Oberlin College, 2004
  • M.S., The Pennsylvania State University, 2012
  • Ph.D., 2016

2018-2019 Academic Year

Fall 2018

ENST 305 Agroecology
How can agricultural systems be designed to nourish a growing human population while sustaining the natural resources upon which agriculture ultimately depends? In this course, students will learn how to use ecological principles as a lens to understand the food system from farm to fork and back again. Topics will include crop genetic resources, soil and pest management, the role of animals in agriculture, and energy in the food system. Class meetings will incorporate significant student participation including presentation and discussion of primary scientific literature. Laboratory meetings will orient students to agroecosystems in the region and provide opportunities for hands-on learning and investigation.

Spring 2019

ENST 162 Integrative Environmental Sci
This course is an introduction to interdisciplinary environmental science. Students will learn to draw upon a variety of natural sciences to identify and address environmental challenges. Students will examine environmental issues analytically, learn to evaluate existing data, and begin to develop skills for acquiring new knowledge via the scientific method. They will be exposed to basic techniques for assessing environmental problems in lectures, laboratory exercises, and fieldwork. Three hours classroom and four hours laboratory a week. Prerequisite: 161

ENST 162 Integrative Environmental Sci
This course is an introduction to interdisciplinary environmental science. Students will learn to draw upon a variety of natural sciences to identify and address environmental challenges. Students will examine environmental issues analytically, learn to evaluate existing data, and begin to develop skills for acquiring new knowledge via the scientific method. They will be exposed to basic techniques for assessing environmental problems in lectures, laboratory exercises, and fieldwork. Three hours classroom and four hours laboratory a week. Prerequisite: 161