Nicole Schielzo Uses Time-Lapse Cameras to Tell the Evolving Story of Forest Management at Stockton

Every day, sunrise to sunset, cameras set up by Nicole Schielzo capture thousands of photos in Stockton’s forest. The 2016 Environmental Science graduate established a time-lapse photography project to tell an important and ongoing story about forest management at Stockton University.
The images, captured as often as every 15 seconds, are documenting the regeneration of a healthy woodland ecosystem and the changes in wildlife composition following a February controlled burn along Delaware Avenue and a variable retention clear cut (where the healthiest trees remain untouched to accelerate recovery), both part of Stockton’s 10-year comprehensive Forest Management Plan. Footage was captured before, during and after the burn and clear cut, and the sped-up visualization illustrates forest growth.

Nicole Schielzo mounts a time-lapse camera to a tree during a controlled burn at Stockton University in February to document the regeneration of the forest ecosystem.

Nicole Schielzo mounts a time-lapse camera to a tree during a controlled burn at Stockton University in February to document the regeneration of the forest ecosystem.

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Arianna Efstatos Finds Sustainability Solutions in the Saltmarsh Through NJDEP Summer Internship

Helping to determine how much carbon the wetlands can store, information that will ultimately be useful in combating damage to Earth’s ozone layer, is not your average summer job.

Arianna Efstatos is not your average summer worker.  As she prepares to enter her junior year as an Environmental Science major with minors in Mathematics and Biology, the 19-year-old earned a very select internship with the state Department of Environmental Protection.

“Arianna is one of only seven student interns selected to work on six summer-long projects covering  a diverse range of topics from sustainability to the economics and marketing of energy sources,” wrote John Giordano, assistant commissioner, Air Quality, Energy and Sustainability, in the N.J. DEP, in announcing Efstatos’ selection.

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