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Carmody McCalley

Assistant Professor

Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences
College of Science
Director of Environmental Science MS Program

585-475-6258
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Carmody McCalley

Assistant Professor

Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences
College of Science
Director of Environmental Science MS Program

Education

BA, Middlebury College; Ph.D., Cornell University

585-475-6258

Areas of Expertise

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Journal Paper
Singleton, C. M., et al. "Methanotrophy across a natural permafrost thaw environment." The ISME Journal. (2018): doi:0.1038/s41396-018-0065-5. Web.
Hodgekins, Suzanne B, et al. "Elemental Composition and Optical Properties Reveal Changes in Dissolved Organic Matter Along a Permafrost Thaw Chronosequence in a Subarctic Peatland." Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 187. (2016): 123-140. Print.
Hodgekins, Suzanne B., et al. "Soil Incubations Reproduce Field Methane Dynamics in a Subarctic Wetland." Biogeochemistry 126. (2015): 241-249. Print.

Currently Teaching

ENVS-791
0 Credits
Continuation of Thesis
ENVS-601
2 Credits
This course helps graduate students learn how to assess journal articles, government reports, whitepapers, and essays as well as other relevant sources of information. Students will also refine their discussion and presentation skills and gain experience in effective communication to a diverse audience. This course will introduce students to careers in environmental science, to graduate studies in environmental science at RIT, and to the process of defining, conducting, presenting, and defending a thesis proposal.
ENVS-790
1 - 4 Credits
The thesis option will be available to environmental science graduate students only with prior written approval of program faculty. Students will submit a proposal to a faculty member who agrees to serve as the student's thesis committee chair. The proposal will describe the basic research question to be investigated and the experimental protocols to be employed. Proposals will be reviewed by the program faculty who will give permission to register for thesis credit. This course may be taken several times over the course of a student's graduate program, for variable credits. A written thesis and oral defense are required at the completion of the thesis research.
ENVS-795
1 - 4 Credits
This course is a graduate level, faculty-directed, student project or research involving laboratory or field work, computer modeling, or theoretical calculations that could be considered of an original nature. The level of study is appropriate for students in Environmental Science graduate program.
ENVS-798
1 - 4 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed tutorial of appropriate topics that are not part of the formal curriculum. The level of study is appropriate for student in the Environmental Science graduate program.
ENVS-102
1 Credits
This course is the laboratory component of the foundation course for the Environmental Science major. Through in-class exercises, outside labs, and field trips, students will begin to learn problem solving and analytical skills needed to investigate and address complex environmental issues. Topics may include assessing campus biodiversity and ecosystems, calculating personal and campus ecological footprints and sustainability indices, environmental modeling, and campus sustainability efforts. To demonstrate the interdisciplinary methodology of environmental science, elements of government/political science/policy, ethics, economics, sociology, and history are embedded in the scientific matrix used to present this course.
ISUS-790
1 - 6 Credits
Independent research in sustainability leading to the completion of the MS thesis. This course requires a formal proposal and a faculty sponsor.
ENVS-301
4 Credits
Environmental Science Field Skills presents an integrated approach to the interrelated, interdisciplinary principles of environmental science through case studies, site visits and field work. In this course, the focus will be on learning methods for environmental analysis, including experimental design, water and soil quality, primary production and biodiversity, land use/land cover change and ecosystem restoration. The course will culminate in a stressed stream analysis of a local watershed. Additional topics may include geographic information systems, wetlands, environmental education and sustainable food production. The interdisciplinary nature of environmental science will be illustrated through elements of government/political science/policy, ethics, economics, sociology, history and engineering.

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