Natural Science Seminar Series: Fall 2013


September 16, 2013

Invasion biology: Where did it come from, where is it going, and why don’t some people like it?
Dr. Dan Simberloff, University of Tennessee
Note: This talk will be held in Cannon Lounge

September 30, 2013

Comparing Trace Metal Concentrations in Organic Store-bought vs. Warren Wilson Produce
Harmony Bowen
Committee: Steve Cartier, Alisa Hove and Langdon Martin

Phenotypic Analysis of Transcription Factor Mutants in Neurospora crassa
Sarah Dietrich
Committee: Steve Cartier, Langdon Martin, and Dave Ellum

October 7, 2013

Studies in Lowland Tropical Ectomycorrhizal Fungal Biodiversity in the Mono-dominate Dicymbe forests of Region 8, Guyana
Todd Elliott, Pugh Grant Recipient

Tree care on the Warren Wilson College Central Campus
Emma Martin
Committee: Dave Ellum, Robert Hastings, and Tom LaMuraglia

October 14, 2013

Comparison of growth of two Arundinaria species in response to simulated agricultural runoff
Charles Williamson
Committee: Alisa Hove, Dave Ellum and Mark Brenner

Determining the Extent of River Cane (Arundinaria gigantea) Regeneration After Artificial Disturbance (Burning and Transplanting) Along the Chattooga River
Rhys Brydon-Williams
Committee: Dave Ellum, Alisa Hove, and Amy Boyd

October 28, 2013

The Aflatoxin Content in Food and How Heat Application Affects the Content
Dylan Johnson
Committee: David Coffey, Dean Kahl and Steve Cartier

The Effect of Grass Height and Insect Abundance on Cattle Egret Populations in Cerro Punta, Panama
Alex Guyton
Committee: Paul Bartels, Dave Ellum and JJ Apodaca

November 4, 2013

Effect of Soil Amendments on Establishment and First Year Growth of Polygonatum biflorum in a Forest Setting
Paige Seago
Committee: Dave Ellum, Laura Lengnick and Amy Boyd

Ideal Inoculation procedures of Malacosoma americanum with the mycopesticidal agent Beauveria bassiana
Joe Chirchirillo
Committee: Jeff Holmes, Dave Ellum and Mark Brenner

November 11, 2013

Evaluating the Phenology of Viola sororia Using Herbarium Legacy Data
Leah Lekich
Committee: Alisa Hove, Amy Boyd and Dave Ellum

November 18, 2013

Nitrates and Phosphates from the WWC Pig Pond
Michael Buttrick
Committee: Mark Brenner, Robert Hastings and Stephen Cartier

Bacteriophage and E. coli
Adam Dovenitz
Committee: Jeff Homes, Jess Madosky and Alisa Hove

November 25, 2013

An Attempted Repopulation of Local Species Micropterus dolomieu into the Swannanoa River
Pat Albright
Committee: Mark Brenner, J.J. Apodaca and Paul Bartels

Anti-bacterial capabilities of the allium family extract versus pur allicin
Nick Stuer
Committee: Langdon Martin, Jeff Holmes and Dana Emmert

December 2, 2013

Energy Potential in Coffee Grounds; An excursion into biodiesel
Davis Jones
Committee: Joe Young, Dave Ellum and Langdon Martin

Analysis of berberine and hydrastine concentration on rhizomes of goldenseal (Hydrastis candensis L.) grown in varied levels of nitrogenated soil
Hannah Billian
Committee: Dave Ellum, Stephen Cartier and Amy Boyd

December 9, 2013

The Antioxidant Properties and Benefits of Banana Flower
Chau Siu
Committee: Langdon Martin, Alisa Hove

December 16, 2013

The Joint Evolution of Mating System and Pollen Performance an Annual Wildflower
Dr. Alisa Hove