Faculty Advisor

Mott, Wesley T.

Faculty Advisor

Robakiewicz, Philip E.


Henry David Thoreau, highly appreciated as a 19th century transcendentalist and literary figure, also deserves recognition for his role in the emerging field of ecology at a time when the prevalent science was taxonomy. His position in the scientific community can be determined by carefully analyzing both his own works as well as those of contemporaries, critics and modern day scientists. An educational course will be outlined in the hopes that others will further explore his scientific relevance.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology