Natural Science Seminar Series: Spring 2014


February 3, 2014

Quantitation of Medicinal Compounds in Black Cohosh by HPCL-ELSD
Tamlin Bley-Dawson
Committee: Steve Cartier, Dave Ellum, and Langdon Martin

Joetown Property Forest Management Plan
Mary Vann Johnston
Committee: Dave Ellum, Robert Hastings, and Shawn Schwartz

 February 10, 2014

Antifungal Micro-communities Found on Salamander Skin
Cameron Thacker
Committee: Jeff Holmes, J. J. Apodaca, and Steve Cartier

Pre-treatment with UV-A irradiation increases the resistance of Caenorhabditis elegans to Toxicity Based on Locomotion Behaviors After Exposure to Cop
Patrick Bell
Committee: Jeff Holmes, Amy Boyd, and Paul Bartels

February 17, 2014

Shining a Light on the Physics of charge Transfer within Organic Photovoltaics
Michi Stewart-Núñez
Committee: David Coffey, Steve Cartier, and Evan Wantland

Maximizing the Yield of Fmoc MeCys(StBu)OH Through Reduction of Oxizolidinone Intermediate
Jason Chen
Committee: Langdon Martin, Joe Young, and Vicki Collins

Possible Implications of Fiddler Crab Foraging Rates
Sammy Mannel
Committee: Jessa Madosky, Paul Bartels, and Bob Eckstein

March 3, 2014

The Effect of Dominant Grasses on the Establishment of Forb Species in Tall Grass Prairies
Alex Samuels
Committee: Amy Boyd, Alisa Hove, and Paul Bartels

Phytoaccumulation of Arsenic in Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum)
Eden May
Committee: Steve Cartier, and Robert Hastings

Woody plant regeneration by coppice following slash-and-burn cultivation and selective logging in Southwest Madagascar
Marshall McCollum
Committee: Mark Brenner, Dave Ellum, and Alisa Hove

March 10, 2014

Artificial Shelters in Response to Siltation in Hellbender Nest Sites
Anna Grant
Committee: J.J. Apodaca, Mark Brenner, and Jessa Madosky

Statistical Methods for Analyzing Behavioral Synchrony
Carolyn Croughan
Committee: Bob Eckstein, Jessa Madosky, and J.J. Apodaca

Herbivore Effects on Seed Set in Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis) on Warren Wilson College
Lucy Sandberg
Committee: Amy Boyd, Alisa Hove, and Paul Bartels

March 24, 2014

Managing holistically: Native herb enterprises in a whole farm plan
Naomi Rivers
Committee: Laura Lengnick, Dave Ellum, and Jessa Madosky
Investigating Effects of Modified Hydrologic Landscape on gene-flow in a semi-aquatic Turtle
Kim Berrier
Committee: J.J. Apodaca, Alisa Hove, and Jessa Madosky

Metapopulation Dynamics of the Green Salamander, Aneides aeneus in Western North Carolina: Implications for Conservation and Management
Austin Patton
Advisor: J.J. Apodaca, Alisa Hove, and Paul Bartels

March 31, 2014

An Epidemiological Exploration of Tobacco Smoking on the Warren Wilson College Campus
Katie Pannier
Committee: John Brock, Alisa Hove, and Jennifer Mozolic

The Biodiversity of Arthropods across Three Different Agricultural Landscapes at the Warren Wilson College Campus
Amanda Cloninger
Committee: Laura Lengick, Amy Boyd, and Jessa Madosky

April 7, 2014

Presence of Phthalates in Biodegradable Plastic Materials
Alessia Faverio
Committee: John Brock, Steve Cartier, and Mark Brenner

Metal Concentrations in Tree Cores and Soil Samples at the Jones Mountain Apple Orchard
Elias Grant
Committee: Steve Cartier, Dave Ellum, Robert Hastings, Laura Lengnick

Carbon Dioxide Enrichment: Developing a Protocol for Warren Wilson College and its Effects on the Gas Exchange and Growth of Raphanus saliva
Anthony Cunard
Committee: Alisa Hove, J. J. Apodaca, and Dave Ellum

April 14, 2014

Evaluation of the Potential for Agricultural Production in the City of Asheville: Whole Farm Plan
Kate Wheeler
Committee: Laura Lengnick, Robert Hastings and J.J. Apodaca
Comparison of Metals in Terrestrial and and Aquatic Salamanders
Stephanie Williams
Committee: J. J. Apodaca, Landon Martin, and Jeff Holmes
Comparison of Solid-Phase Microextraction of Headspace Analysis for Measurement of Volatile Compounds
Adam Bellows
Committee: Steve Cartier, Langdon Martin, and David Coffey

April 21, 2014

Land Management Plan for the Morgan Family’s Sandy Mush Acreage
David Cort
Committee: Dave Ellum, Laura Lengnick, and Alisa Hove

Comparing Body Mass Indices to Population Abundance Models of Terrestrial Salamanders in Nantahala National Forest
Liam Bonk
Committee: J. J. Apodaca, Dave Ellum, and Mark Brenner

Spatial Analysis of Road-Kill for Abiotic Correlations
Loren O’Rourke
Committee: J.J. Apodaca, David Abernathy, and Paul Bartels

April 28, 2014

Observational Stress in Captive Raptors of the Buteo, Accipiter and Falco Geneses at the Carolina Raptor Center
Maggie Small
Committee: Jessa Madosky, Bob Eckstien and Dave Ellum
The Infection Rate of Small Mammals by Toxoplasma gondii in Western North Carolina
Tamara Lombard
Committee: Jeff Holmes, Bob Eckstein, and J. J. Apodaca

Nosema Ceranae Detection in Managed Honey Bee Hives
Cecile Parrish
Committee: Paul Bartels

May 5, 2014

Germinability of Rosa multiflora seeds ingested by goats (Capra hircus hircus)
Chloe Mcglashan Smith
Committee: David Ellum, Tom LaMuraglia, and Jessa Madosky
Determining the presence of Genistein in Kudzu and Soy Beans
Jodie Brown
Committee: Steve Cartier, Langdon Martin, and David Coffey

Chris Rodriguez

May 12, 2014

The Immediate Effect of Massage on Salivary Cortisol
Nick Stuer
Committee: Langdon Martin, John Brock, and Jeff Holmes