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Campus Box 6323
P.O. Box 9000
Asheville, NC 28815-9000


Please refer comments or questions about this website to Ellen Querin.

Environmental Research Databank

The photo above is of WWC students who presented at the 2007 North Carolina Academy of Science Annual meeting.  The group was accompanied by WWC Faculty Don Collins, Ph.D., and ELC staff Phillip Ray Gibson, M.S., (taking photo).


The Environmental Research Databank website houses historical and current research articles, papers, and links to on campus resources created by Warren Wilson College faculty, students, and staff. The website will be continually updated as research and materials are obtained. The Environmmental Leadership Center of Warren Wilson College manages this webpage. Any questions or submissions should be directed to Phillip Gibson, Director of Community Outreach, Environmental Leadership Center at 828-771-3781 or pgibson@warren-wilson.edu.

Mapping Change

Mapping Change Datasets

Mapping Change began in 2003 with funding provided by the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina to map the changes in Buncombe County, North Carolina. A 2005 contract with the US Fish and Wildlife Service permitted the GIS dataset to expand with direction to create a development index. The function of the index is to examine the relationship between impervious coverage and stream habitat in the streams of western North Carolina. The data acquired from the 40 counties west of Charlotte provides opportunities for the Environmental Leadership Center. The following serves as a representative sample of the types of work for which we are able to provide. For more information contact Phillip Gibson of the Environmental Leadership Center of Warren Wilson College at 828-771-3781 or pgibson@warren-wilson.edu.

Research, Reports, Articles and Abstracts

Natural Science Seminars

Natural Science Seminars are undergraduate research projects and are a major part of a science student's career at Warren Wilson College. All students majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, and Mathematics undertake a major research project their junior/senior year. Recent and current projects can be seen in the Natural Science Seminar Schedules.

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