Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Elizabeth Castner '14



Elizabeth Castner '14 is an Environmental Science concentrator interested in ecology and sustainable agriculture. Together with Voss postdoctoral associate Rebecca Ryals and Professor Meredith Hastings (Geological Sciences) and Mark Dubin (Chesapeake Bay Program), she is investigating how agricultural practices in the Chesapeake Bay watershed influence how nutrient cycling and nitrogen emissions at a landscape scale. By collaborating with the Chesapeake Bay Program, Elizabeth hopes to contribute to scientific understanding of human-environment dynamics in the Chesapeake watershed, and what implications they have for policy. Elizabeth plays the flute in the Brown Band and enjoys learning to play new instruments, cycling, and gardens.